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 regularlyhow 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. 


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Somebody gave it to Mariska to sign at her Walk of Fame star ceremony. This was her response: 

Somebody gave it to Mariska to sign at her Walk of Fame star ceremony. This was her response: 


"I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance."
— Jon Stewart  (via pancakeshio)

(Source: psych-facts)

"The nicest people I’ve ever met were covered in tattoos and piercings and the most judgemental people I’ve ever met are the ones that go to church every Sunday."
— Unknown  (via perfect)

(Source: llavendeur)

The Kearsarge at Boulogne, (detail). Édouard Manet.

(Source: marieantoinete)


Exploded skull of a walrus (Odobenus rosmarus), early 20th century. This was a popular technique in which preparators cut and spread the cranial bones along their sutures to illustrate the different bones that make up a skull.


'the ship didn't see us so we are still here' Bic biro drawing with a collection of cut out vintage photographs.


Moleskine 13x21 cm