Since today’s Rachel's birthday, I decided to try and make a Cyclops playlist. It's, uh, kind of mopey. But I guess that was inevitable?
You are the best, ever.
Cyclops Has a Good Day sketches from Janet Lee and Al Ewing, plus sharpie knuckle tats for Al.
NYCC Cyclops Has a Good Day sketches - Thursday and Friday - Katie Cook, Kris Anka, Joe Quinones, Bill Sienkiewicz, Art Baltazar, and Scott Wegener.
Why #gamergate is important
Fun fact: Morgan Ramsay, founder of the Entertainment Media Counsel, did an objective study of how much of gaming journalism talks about sexism or social justice.
To do this, he downloaded 130,524 articles from 37 RSS feeds of 23 outlets, including The Escapist, Rock Paper Shotgun, CVG, Edge Online, Eurogamer, Gamasutra, Game Informer, GamePolitics, GamesBeat, GamesIndustry International, GameSpot, GamesRadar, IGN, IndieGames, Joystiq, Kotaku, Massively, MCV, NowGamer, PocketGamer.biz, Polygon, Shacknews and VG24/7, published over a period of twelve months. He then did a search on how often these games articles mentioned sexism, feminism, or misogyny.
The result? Over a period of one year, 0.41% of 130,524 articles referenced feminism, feminist, sexism, sexist, misogyny, and misogynist explicitly.
That’s less than half of one percent.
So next time you hear someone whining that “feminism is taking over video games journalism”, what they’re actually whining about is that feminism exists in video games journalism.
The most dangerous thing society teaches boys and men, especially white boys and men, is that their emotions are objective logic and reason and that anyone who disagrees is being irrational.
I have no good photos from the Polaris show, and the ones of jump-suit and me look like they’re straight out of Silent Hill, so you’ll have to take my word that it was FUCKING SPECTACULAR.
funnybookemporium and I finally finished Ladyfriends Jerkoff Zine #2! (This one is also an activity book.)
Cyclops by Walt Simonson, 1986, 2002, and 2004.