Back in 2014, the Gamergate scandal made headlines. At the time, internet trolls launched a series of harassment campaigns targeting females involved in gaming. As stated in an article in Marie Claire, the harassment included “doxxing, hacking, and warnings of death and sexual violence on social media and IRL.”
Instances like these raise a question that remains relevant today: Why is the prospect of women in the gaming industry so controversial? Let’s take a look:
There’s been internet buzz about Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige’s remarks concerning the lack of female superheroes headlining their own films. It’s no secret that ladies in the action realm have had their ups and downs. For every one Ellen Ripley there’s a ‘Catwoman,’ an ‘Elektra,’ and a ‘Barb Wire.’ One could argue that the industry as a whole just down right doesn’t know what to do with ladies in power. But when considering the counter-argument, that with every ‘BloodRayne’ debacle, there are ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,’ ‘Underworld’ and ‘Hunger Games’ success stories, the issue gets kinda confusing. If Marvel were to place bets on a female-led superhero film, where would it fit in their grand cinematic plan? And what character would be the best candidate? I think Katee Sackhoff might be trying to tell us something. (more…)
I’m fairly certain the Zombie apocalypse is actually going to happen. Not because I’m some bat-shit crazy, apocalyptic enthusiastic (which I am), but because Zombie preparedness in pop culture has been at in all time high. The Center for Disease Control released a blog on their plan for a Zombie Apocalypse. Hornady Manufacturing is selling Certified Zombie Ammunition. And now… Britain’s own adult toy company, LoveHoney, made emergency instructional videos on how to defeat Zombies with sex toys. We’re DOOMED!
Lovehoney is determined to survive. They’ve shot four fun comic-book style how-to videos that illustrate four separate techniques to distract and defeat zombies with a variety of sex toys that incude bondage gear, blow-up dolls, body part male masturbation toys, ball gags, electro-stim toys, lube and more. Check em’ out below:
In many medieval fantasy films, the armor worn looks tough, heavy, and able to withstand some deadly blows, but this masculine armor is made just for men. Women however, never get that luxury of choosing what they get to protect themselves in, it’s always “how sexy can you look in chain mail”. Of course showing some skin is an effective deterrent. Distraction is always a good defense, but armor doesn’t protect shit when it’s in the middle of pinching your cooch.
Collegehumor.com shows how wardrobe, or lack there of, makes a female warrior life troublesome.