"Politics is not inserted into games by critics, but is in fact an integral part of the design process. I think this kind tweetable summary is the point where most people would start to have doubts, so we’re going to drill down on some sample games and make stunningly obvious observations about how their political context has influenced their design. Exciting stuff, right?!"
Game Design Is Always Political I’m Not Even Exaggerating Here | Midnight Resistance (via humanegames)
"Understand that, in real life, there is no such thing as objective neutrality. Everything that everyone does, at all times and places, occurs within some kind of political context - even if you’re stranded alone on a desert island, the absense of society still contributes towards this context. You can assume you will not be arrested for scrumping the odd coconut, for example."
Great article which breaks down the links between dominant and subaltern culture and the kind of games these produce.
so I guess this it is: the end of summer (as we know it).
the start of our next new nuclear winter.
a nation with no collective memory
is in no position to teach history.
"it doesn’t matter" anyway
it’s about the future.
what is a future without a past?
violent, unjust, uneducated. right now.
thinking has been deemed “inappropriate”
a country with the sensitivity of a self-centered debutante
the strength and attitude of an angry, drunken football player
-unfinished song from September 2001
Yes please, explain to me again how this has nothing to do with sexism.
[TRIGGER WARNING for EVERYTHING]
you shouldn’t read this. it’s gross. but it’s so insane that these people think sexism isn’t a problem while they threaten to rape someone just for saying sexism is a problem. it’s like that ‘keep r******* white’ sign. how do you write that out without pausing for a minute and being like ‘hunh’.
but that said, these are the questions I wish I could ask these fools:
1. if being a money grubbing liar is grounds for rape and murder, where do they stand on people like Donald Trump?
2. if being a money grubbing liar is grounds for rape and murder, what is a suitable punishment for rape or murder? where do these guys stand on Darren Wilson’s not having even been charged with anything?
3. do these folks who think Sarkeesian is a money grubbing liar think that journalists, sociologists and anthropologists are generally involved in the cultures they study and report on?
"Your vulva and vagina do not need to be scrubbed clean twice a day. It is not dirty. I repeat: Unless you just ran a marathon, sat in the sun for hours, or rolled naked in the mud, your nether regions are not inherently dirty. The vagina creates a very particular, balanced environment for itself. There’s no need to mess with it."
— Jenny Block, “Let’s Clear Up Some Lies You’ve Been Told About Vaginas" via Huffington Post Women (via bedsider)