I haven’t been around much the last two weeks. My partner has some wrists problems, so it’s been keeping us both from the computer more than we’d like. I’ve still found some excellent new posts, though, so I hope you enjoy!
Tag Archive for media
J.E. Keep is a historian and writer, an avid critical thinker and lover of dialogue. His writing, along with his partner, is available at The Keep.
I wish I could attribute it simply to the prominence of the GOP primaries, but I notice in American media with a startling degree of regularity that morality is tied to one’s religious values. That whatever ideology a group or individual represents must be the core of positive morality and others fall short. Christians in the media will declare they wouldn’t trust an atheist to behave morally; atheists point fingers back at the instances of immoral behaviour in the Bible and amongst its chief representatives in contemporary politics, while from all corners Muslims seem a target of accusations of having an inherently flawed moral system.
Not Safe for Work. Contains Adult Content. Possibly triggering discussion of legal teen sex.
Hugo Schwyzer made a post last month on Jezebel about ‘barely legal’ porn, questioning its prominence and coming to the conclusion that it’s often about power and often an undesirable thing in men. The article was overwhelmingly focused on men being aroused by 18-19 year old women. It didn’t touch on women who have barely legal fantasies, or who like to dress up as a school girl / cheerleader / etc. and engage in roleplay.
Figured I’d post a few of the interesting blogs I’ve read this week! Have you read anything interesting recently?
These are articles rather than blogs, but still very interesting.
I don’t buy the idea that piracy is hurting the entertainment industry – at least not to the point that the entertainment industry wants us to believe. What is hurting them the most is a failure and complete unwillingness to adapt to technology and changing consumer desires and demands.
Consumers want convenience. Consumers want high levels of customer service. Most importantly, though, consumers want their purchases to conform to their needs and desires, where and when they want it, not the other way around.
I’m a person that doesn’t believe that sexism or racism should be stripped from games.
I know, I know! But step back and look at it from another perspective. Is it the racism and sexism bothering you? Or is it how it’s handled?
Look at all the books and movies and TV shows that you enjoy, and compare them to the games you enjoy. Now think of the racism or sexism in them. Does it add or detract to the media? Does it serve a purpose? And, I think most importantly, are the characters /aware/ of the sexism and racism of their world?