Portraits of Toddlers Eating Lemons for the First Time
So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:
We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us all about her favorite…
“It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist.”
Photos by Jeaneen Lund for BuzzFeed.
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 regularly,how 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.
Best of 3x18; Regina protecting/caring for Snow
and the baby, at all costs.
'Dat character development. Thanks, Jane Espenson!
These are like the polar opposite of the infomercial gif
how do you turn on that air conditioner. how.
I bet he has a trick shot for that as well.
"that’s not who riots".
THATS NOT WHO RIOTS!! so perfect
sorry not sorry
The perfect disguise for this Sunday
(Go on FF.net or AO3 for about 5 minutes and:)
EVERYBODY PLEASE I CHALLENGE YOU NOT TO GET A BINGO