Breaking the Narrative Episode 18: Alright Kotaku, its your turn! Smack the #HipOfBabylon!

I’m going to be straight up on this, I’ve been dealing in matters of #GamerGate since a week before my son was born, so since early September 2014. The way I found out about it is because I was introduced to MundaneMatt via ReviewTechUSA. Feel how you will about those two channels but I’m setting the stage of how I’m approaching this article; as someone who has been hardline on ethical practices and anti-censorship when it comes to any form of media.…

Is the Media Biased for or against men’s rights issues?

Background

Many anti-feminists and (single issue or broad strokes) men’s rights activists consider the mainstream media to be biased against their causes. Coverage of issues predominantly affecting men are often carried out from a pro-feminist angle or derided altogether.

Breaking the Narrative Episode 15: Cosplay is not Consent? Then Why Did You Jump On Me?

So since the past few years have seen a lot of signs talking about cosplay, slut shaming, and groping at various geek culture conventions. I couldn’t help but poke my head into this because of my own experience. Full disclosure here, I have been going to anime conventions since 2003 when I was 17 at the first Ikasucon in Cincinnati, Ohio.…

Jihadist terrorism: a gender issue

The following article is an English translation of an original article by el Tivípata, a Spanish blogger specialized in antifeminism. Originally published on November 15 2015. Published with his explicit permission. Link to the original in Spanish:

http://eltivipata.blogspot.mx/2015/11/el-terrorismo-yihadista-una-cuestion-de.html

 

Last Friday night, more than a hundred and twenty people died at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists.…

Is there Racism While Driving?

A few months ago, a study came out trying to measure Racial Discrimination among Police Searches of Motor Vehicles. In this study, they  not only measure traffic stops, but also how often vehicles were searched and how often contraband was found.…

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.…

Letter to the Badgers: Excerpt from a Swedish newspaper

Hello Badgers,

First of all, I want to thank you all for your fantastic work bringing to light issues that very few other people dare to talk about.
I thought I would share something ridiculous I found in a Swedish newspaper today. See the attached image and the translation below:
The top line says “Men’s* contribution to discussions about rape on social medias”
The first color of the pie chart says “Ideas about how to fight rape and sexual harassment”
The second color says “How short was the girl’s skirt?/Had she been drinking?/Did she clearly say No?”
The third color says “Remind people that actually not all men rape!!”
And then lastly, the asterisk says “*Not all men ;)”
This picture is where the comic section of the newspaper usually is, so people might claim it’s a joke, but it does very much seem like a “funny cause it’s true” kind of mentality.

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.…

Do We Need #HeterosexualPrideDay?

In a word: No. We don’t need it.

No straight person asked for this day. Our lives are not enhanced by this day, and we see it for what it truly was meant to do: Piss off the Progressive Left. And yet, perhaps there is some value to this day as to why we should keep it.…

“Nice” feminism: How a hate movement uses its grassroots against men

NAFALT – not all feminists are like that – is a frequently offered counter to discussion about the hatred and bigotry that permeates modern feminist activism. It’s used to hold up people who identify as feminist, subscribe to feminist ideology, and support mainstream feminist organizations, but don’t consider themselves misandrist, as a shield to protect the movement from scrutiny.…