Tag Archive | media

Space for Rent: This Is Not Seduction of the Innocent


Tweet of the Day: The Soul of the Censor ——- Anita Sarkeesian is not a modern day Frederic Wertham  and her videos are not a current version of Seduction of the Innocent. Wertham agenda was simple, to prove that media had a direct impact on the behavior of minors, an argument made many times before […]

Weekend Roundup + #GamerGate: September 7-13


Tweet of the Day: Silicon Valley’s Cult of the Male Ego —— Yet another “controversy” has exploded on the video gaming side of the internets called by a few names but mainly #GamerGate. If you haven’t seen it you have been spared the worst of humanity (on the internet, you don’t say!) but again, I […]

Space for Rent: Media and the Boxing of LGBT Culture


    Tweet of the Day: The Islamic Roots of Science Fiction ——- What do I mean when I say, “boxing?” I mean that you take a group, such as members of the LGBT community and dropped them in a cultural box for the convenience of those outside of the group, in other words, stereotyping. […]

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 […]

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