superwholocked-in-albion: jeankd: thegoddamazon: The most important line in the whole damn song. MESSAGE. The only historically accurate line in the whole film. excuse u
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?
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Akintunde Ahmad Has A 5.0 GPA, 2100 SAT Score & Acceptance To Multiple Ivies
17-year-old student at Oakland Tech in Oakland, Calif., who achieved a 5.0 GPA and 2,100 on the SAT, has been accepted to top colleges and numerous Ivy League Universities: Brown, Chapman, Cal Poly, Cal State East Bay, Columbia, Howard, Northwestern, UCLA, USC and Yale Uni where he has received a baseball scholarship. Ahmad is leaving some people in shock at his accomplishments Ahmad describes himself as a “street dude” while admitting that his physique can be intimidating to people who are judgmental. Even his peers have underestimated him until he pulls out his cellphone to present them with images of his grades and test scores to provide proof.Ahmad has decided to narrow his choices to two schools Yale and Brown with plans of majoring in Pre-med or Pre-law.
Well all I can say is I am proud of him and all other black young men doing well in school. I hope to hear more of him and others
vasuki: “Holy shit, this was a crazy place. Kowloon Walled City! From about 1945 to 1993 this city, actually an outskirt of Hong Kong, was legally under the authority of NO ONE. Although located in China it had traded hands to the British during their imperial reign and through a long and convoluted process of creating a magistrate’s fort and then simply ignoring and forgetting about it for the next hundred years- basically there ended up being a singular plot of land in Hong Kong that was monitored neither by the British nor the Chinese or…anyone… This was Kowloon Walled City. A lawless piece of land that seemed to develop almost from within itself, it’s increasingly huge amount of residents building upon it’s limited structure continuously until an unthinkable monolithic labyrinth was constructed. Buildings sprawled out, on top of and around all sides of other buildings. It is said that sunlight didnt reach the lower floors, but of course residents had hacked into the lighting grids. Only one man, a postal service worker, knew most of the cities hallways, corridors, twists and turns by heart. One could traverse nearly the entire city by walking up to the roof level and then descending down again into the maze. There were at least two major rat infestations. Smaller stealthier ones in the higher levels and huge sewer rats down below. But the residents educated themselves, created groups to defend themselves against crime and demolition and in classic Chinese style constantly worked their asses off to keep their whole bizarre city way of life moving ahead. And you’d better believe that in communist China many of these people were happy enough to be living in a lawless city. At it’s height over 30’000 people lived in this place, one of the most densely populated habitations in human history. It remained under threat from police raids from the HongKong government and yet within it’s walls the residents payed no taxes, the doctors worked without licenses, the cooks worked without food inspection, the drugs, crime and violence flowed in unchecked (for a time) and all was right with the world. This place was never heralded as a utopia by any means but it is one of the only examples our history has of a more or less anarchistic society. Granted, for some time it was almost completely corrupted by Triads (Chinese organized crime) And it was an obvious haven for violence, drug addiction, prostitution, etc. But in one year alone during the 70’s, the Chinese government performed over 3’000 raids and stabilized the crime situation, more or less. This in turn was quite a boon to the city at large and of course raises inevitable question about what a “truly” anarchistic society could have done without some kind of authority presence, even an outside one. Needlessly to say, things like this just can’t last and when the Chinese took back total control of Kowloon they predictably deemed it a nuisance and demanded it be demolished in 1987. After a lengthy and, Im certain, very unpleasant process of eviction the whole thing was finally bulldozed in 1993. Now it is a park.”