Breaking the Narrative Episode 14: It Was Only a Matter of Time Mary Sue! More to Moe~!

Well they just HAD to prod me didn’t they, they just had to poke this white tiger in the middle of the jungle didn’t they? As you can tell from the title, today’s victim narrative is our ‘friends’ at The Mary Sue. The subject matter?…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 13:A Feminine Touch, Oh My! Female Mentors in Video Games.

Last week we started this two-parter with male mentor characters in video games. Now I hope you did your homework and commented on it with something productive because some of that is going to be touched upon later on with this one. If not that’s ok, I’m planning on in a month or so to do a part three based purely on what I find in comments for both of these articles to finish up on ideas of how to mentor men and boys realistically.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 12: Grow Your Manliness! Examples of Male Mentoring and Role Models from Video Games.

This time around, we are starting out with a two part bit on mentors and role models. This first episode is on males because it’s the theme of the site, and it would show men in games as more than violent brutes and the like. So what sort of examples are we going to look for?…

Breaking the Narrative Special 1: Anti-Feminists Are Dangerous? Really Now!

I’m sure the lot of you have seen by now this article on Oxygen.com (http://archive.is/2byvF , posting archive for those who wish to avoid giving into their clickbait.), the 7 Dangerous Anti-Feminist Groups You Should Know About by Eric Shorey.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 11: “Thats a Man Baby!” Transgenders in Gaming

To continue finishing up on the concept of representation in video games I think the best way to tidy this whole thing up is by showing examples of transgender characters in video games. So far we’ve been going purely by characters that have been obvious examples.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 10: Skintight? Holy Speedos Fatman!

Hello once again!
Let’s keep on with dealing in male representation video games, which we talked about last time by showing the consistency of positive minority role models throughout history. Now we are going to show how male forms are equally and consistently sexualized in the medium of video games.…

Why the Mainstream Media Actually Fears Gamers.

Full disclosure: This is purely an opinion piece however it is informed by the actions of the past.

When #GamerGate, The Quinnspiracy and the various events surrounding the Internet Culture War that spun out of it started two years ago, no one thought for a moment that it would last even a month.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 9: Representation? No Problem!

Last time we had some fun showing how the damsel role is not a permanent thing in gaming. This time, let’s change gears to representation. I’m not talking about just women this time! I’m talking about perceived minority characters in leading roles.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 8: Not Always a Damsel

In our previous entry, we showed that Samus Aran for the complex character she is and revealed not only her PTSD but how so many treat her just as they do a man. So how are we going to top this now? That’s the hilarious thing, by taking the damsel concept they’ve been pushing and showing that gaming’s greatest leading ladies constantly and consistently break the mold of that.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 7: Analysis of Samus Aran, Is She Really a Token Female?

As we’ve seen so far in this series it is beyond easy to debunk the Video Games vs. Women argument we’ve been dealing with for the past 4 years.

“But Alex, #GamerGate has only lasted 2…” I’m starting from Sarkeesian opening her KickStarter.…