"On this planet you call females who have yet to become adults, girls. It makes sense then that since you'll eventually become witches, you should be called Magical Girls."
One of my favorite aspects of Madoka Magica is how witches are a persons’ raw personality turned into a monster that lives off of their obsessions.
Holy frig have you ever just chugged down a glass of half and half milk it’s like drinking sex
White privilege is being able to watch let’s play videos on youtube without having to hear the commentators make random racist remarks, jokes and impressions of PoC.
cool japanese tattoo idea w/ deep meaning:
kono bangumi wa goran no suponsaa no teikyou de okurishimasu
I decided to sing that song from the beginning of Rebellion! It’s called まだダメよ. I’m in a singing mood today~
i keep listening to mada dame yo on repeat…hel p me….
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.