Tag Archive | criticism

Tropes Monday: Tropes Vs. Women Comes to an End


  Tweet of the Day:  The Mismeasure of Media  Tropes vs. Women, a web series helmed by Anita Sarkeesian has come to an end. Long time readers know that I was and still am a fan of the series due to its concise, critical analysis of tropes in the medium of video games from a […]

Gamers: It’s Not About You


Tweet of the Day: Kristin’s Big Announcement ——- Note: What I am about to write applies, sadly enough, to any fandom. You have been warned. I just had several “conversations” with several gamers both on the Jimquisition and on YouTube and I noticed one thing: the fan doesn’t like to have their assumption challenged. Why? […]

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 […]

Space for Rent: Feminism is a Thing


Well, duh! But why say it? Because it needs to be said. It seems that when someone uses feminist theory to critique or dissect videogames a very common counterattack is that feminism has no place in the discussion. It is, somehow, inherently invalid and completely irrelevant to the subject at hand. This is the rhetorical […]