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Bruce Wayne shows up for a date like “hello I’m ridiculously wealthy”
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 regularly, how 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.
A bit of a distraction doodle that I’ve been wanting to draw since seeing the recent Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct stream. I’m glad that Zero Suit Samus is a separate character now, but like a majority of the internet, I do find her heels to be an odd choice. Also, I think I like the Zero Mission version a bit more than the Other M one. ( in addition to being associated with Other M haha )
Anyway, it turns out I love the idea of Samus wearing shoes. It’s silly to have the need justify her being on equal footing with the others. That reason makes absolutely no sense in something like Smash Bros. lol.
Therefore, here are some sneakers ;3; I feel like that’d fit her better than cyber high heels. The fabulous AND deadly approach fits more with someone like Bayonetta than it would with Samus. To me, sneakers are more of a sporty sexy + more naked than naked appeal. Drew the other shoes for the hell of it.
But still, both versions of Samus in Smash yay! ( Midna not as a playable character boooo XD; )
#LOOKS LIKE SKULLGIRLS
I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING
…. I’m very sorry.
This is from the slut walk. One of the arguments is that girls ask for rape because they wear slutty clothes, short skirts, tight, low-cut tops. This girl is an example of the fact that rape victims can look like anyone, you, me, this girl. Rapists. Dont. Discriminate.
I promised a long time ago that I’d reblog this whenever I saw it on my dash. No regrets, it breaks my heart every single time.
an incredibly important message, rape is rape. no one is ever asking for it. a woman has the right to dress how ever they want - it is society that identifies risque dressing as ‘asking for it’, and in my opinion, that way of thinking needs to be diminished.
Gorillaz’s Singles 2/2
Rough illustration of Madoka haha it was really fun to draw it <del> ignore the several mistakes ;o; </del>