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. 


Perfect Shin-chan…


sugizo 4 u! a-pinkspider hope they’re ok, hopefully someone will scan it soon. it’s not all of them but they’re all kind of similar so.. :)

There’s no shame in admitting what you don’t know. The only shame is pretending you know all the answers.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (via blackatheists)
Inoran — PLAYED 60 TIMES


Candy (you’re the one I want)
Candy (can’t get enough)
Will you give me
Will you give me
Give me the night up against your sky
Candy (you’re the one I want)
Candy (can’t get enough)
Searching for you
Look for the truth
Can’t live without you ♪


Two Brothers Re-Create Childhood Photos As A Priceless Gift To Their Mother (via Then/Now)




Fake Pockets: A How To


so much this