Tag Archive | media

Space for Rent: What About the Men?


  Tweet of the Day: How To Tell Who Hasn’t Read The New ‘Atlantic’ Cover Story ——– What about the Men? That is something that almost always pops up in any discussion about gender inequality, be it unequal pay, sexual abuse of women or a host of other issues. Someone, usually a man, will say/write, […]

Space for Rent: Queer Bating the Truth


    Tweet of the Day: Hugo Nominations ——- According to the Urban Dictionary, Queer Bating is: When people in the media (usually television/movies) add homoerotic tension between two characters to attract more liberal and queer viewers with the indication of them not ever getting together for real in the show/book/movie. “Hey did you watch […]

Space for Rent: White Knight


Tweet of the Day:  Beowulf~The Original Vampire Slayer? ——– When I first heard the term it really confused me. What the hell did it mean? What were they trying to say by labeling someone a, “White Knight’? The two most common definitions go something like this: A person, usually male, who intercedes in a situation […]

Space for Rent: Raise Your Hand if You Are a Hypocrite


Tweet of the Day: The Limits of Wonder and Defining Speculative Fiction ——— <Raises hand> Yes, I am. But I an explanation is in order, if for no other reason than to inject a modicum of context to the discussion. I often complained in this space, as well some others, that certain patterns in media […]

Space for Rent: Women as Victims and Villains


Tweet of the Day: Why We Need To Respond To Online Harassment ——— Video games might be the newest art form in our media landscape (barely thirty years old) but they tend to bring forth the oldest stereotypes of gender roles. I noticed a pattern that puts women in one of two categories: victims or […]

Space for Rent: It’s Just A….


Tweet of the Day: Sword & Laser Podcast – #125 – On the Wagon ——- …a movie, …a book, …a game. It’s just a …thing and that’s all there is, or so the speaker would like you to think. But why? Why must we forgo an analysis of a give piece of art? The first […]

Space for Rent: The Space Between the Creator and the Audience


Tweet of the Day: The Pinnacle of Fanservice. A Citadel DLC Review. ——- Let us, yes you and I, engage in a simple exercise. Take a pamphlet or flyer, like the ones the hand out at the mall or stick under your car windshield. Then take a book from your collection, preferably a hard bound […]

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