How can we take action towards making a better, more accurate media?

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The stereotypes that plague our lives teach that the characteristics of empathetic understanding are feminine: listening, sensitivity, quiet consideration and gentleness. Empathy is feminized and boys learn quickly that what is feminized is, in a man, the source of disgust. While parents, teachers, coaches, grandparents and others whose ideas shape children aren’t sitting around telling boys, “Don’t be empathetic!” they are saying, in daily micro-aggressive ways, “Don’t be like girls!” The process of “becoming a man” still often means rejecting almost any activity or preference that smacks of cross-gender expression or sympathy.
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Can women achieve equality in positions of leadership alongside men? The answer: Yes, and soon.

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Damsel in Distress - Tropes vs Women in Video Games

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The poster reads:

"Stop playing hard to get."

Photographed in Baltimore, MD on April 30, 2013.

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This project is certainly one of the bravest and boldest I have ever seen. Man or woman, this shows that one’s life does not end after abuse.

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femfreq:

Artist Campbell Whyte posted this beautiful fan illustration of The Legend of the Last Princess on his website. He says:

In preparing for the upcoming exhibition of 8 Bit Dreams illustrations at Light Grey Art Lab, I felt inspired to knock out a few more illustrations. This one features the star of Anita Sarkeesian’s hypothetical game The Legend of the Last Princess. I’m a big fan of Sarkeesian’s work, and you can see the Princess excerpt from her larger Tropes Vs Women series here.

From one of the best mini-series I have ever seen. Thanks to my anon who suggested it to me!

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Women accounted for a record 28% of creators, exec producers, producers, directors, writers, editors, and directors of photography working on primetime programs during the broadcast season ended in May
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