The Game

This is an intellectual discussion of the trope Damsel in Distress in video games. I started looking for this video by searching “Damsels in Distress” on Vimeo. Oh my, so many photos of women in bondage, seems the trope of damsels in distress is popular in other contexts.

Check out part 1 of the Damsels in Distress trope video by Anita Sarkeesian, and all her videos go to http://www.feministfrequency.com/.
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Damsel in Distress: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games from anon1264562 on Vimeo.

 

Sylvia Archive: Dear Mr. President

The Woman Who Lies In Her Journal is writing up a storm.  Check out her dialogue skills in this strip.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Marching 50 Years Later

Tomorrow it will be the 50 year anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  It’s still being recorded.

march

http://www.npr.org/2013/08/26/214223967/two-officers-black-and-white-on-walking-the-63-march-beat

And made.

march today

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/scenes-from-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington/?_r=0

Sylvia Archive: Man Bashing

But what else would Bad Girls Chat about? Share in a comment.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Someone Is Missing

On August 12 I emailed my friend Christina. I thought of her immediately when I heard Viola Luuzzo’s daughter on NPR. I said I wondered if anyone else was crying in their car hearing her voice.

Close. I was standing at my kitchen sink tearing up. I was thinking of writing her daughter that I didn’t believe the racist smears about her mother (no one in the movement did) and how deeply I admired her AT THE TIME. Want to do it together? xxo, C

Christina continues to try and contact Viola’s daughter, Sally. She found an article.  This is from a year ago, but I may contact the station, since no information about her can be found right now.
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/money/consumer/call_for_action/the-call-for-action-team-goes-to-work-to-find-a-car-for-the-daughter-of-a-civil-rights-hero

viola liuzzo

Where Are The Women In Hip Hop?

Did you know about women in Hip Hop? I didn’t. Happy belated birthday, Hip Hop.

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/24/where_are_the_women_in_todays_hip_hop/?

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Sylvia Archive: Who Wants To Know?

There’s a rant hotline, though it may be tapped.  Leave your answer in a comment and find out.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sylvia Archive: Mary Fran’s Future

She’s not worried about it.  Click the strip for a better look at the fine print.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cat v Gator

I fear that the gators will find a way to gang up on Mugsy, but maybe they have extremely limited responses.

Sylvia Archive: Saving

Mary Frances takes a poll.  Have input to add?

Friday, August 23, 2013