This Video Examines How The Big Bang Theory Normalizes A Competitive, Self-Hating Version of Geek Masculinity
In his second video on The Big Bang Theory, YouTuber Pop Culture Detective examines how the show normalizes a vision of masculinity in which men police and humiliate each other when they dare to demonstrate emotional openness, vulnerability, and other "feminine" behaviors.Read More
Wait, there are dudes over there? Yes. There are dudes over there.
When we think of Feminist Frequency, we think of Anita Sarkeesian, and while it's true that, in the beginning, this was pretty much a one-woman operation, as FemFreq has grown, it's become a team of people. Some of those people are even *gasp* DUDES!Read More
This well-done clip and audio mashup shows that even cartoon characters aren't immune to the allure of right-wing radio hosts when they're down on their luck. Jonathan McIntosh, who created it, explains:
This is a re-imagined Donald Duck cartoon remix constructed using dozens of classic Walt Disney cartoons from the 1930s to 1960s. Donald's life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments. As his frustration turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming from his radio named Glenn Beck.Despite the fact that this seems like a pretty bulletproof example of fair use in action, that's no guarantee that it won't receive a YouTube DMCA takedown notice or two, so watch it while you can. See also: Donald Duck's World War II propaganda film. (Rebellious Pixels via Mediaite) Read More