Where are all of the queer superheroes?

Link: Where are all of the queer superheroes?

An interesting discussion about the representation, or lack of, of LGBT comic book characters in film/TV media.

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Representation matters

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

A proposed experiment

nerdcornerstuff:

Please reblog if you play RPGs (D&D, Pathfinder, WoD etc) or are a video gamer AND have been in or are in relationship.

Id like to show the world that the stereotype of someone being undateable because they are a gamer is total BS.

wilwheaton:

ackthrice:

strakhaz:

Pathfinder has solo adventures, tho

Aye, so does Call of Cthulhu (which is my particular poison). It’s not the same though. Just like playing via forum or skype, while fun and worthwhile, misses something of the ‘gathered round a table with snacks’ element.

What if I told you

[Morpheus]

That nerds have friends.