work in progress…
hello! created a short sloppy e-zine on girlhood where i “talk” a little about black girlhood stuff and immigrant girl stuff and also showcase cute photos. this is a first from a series of e-zines im goin to create on the subject so watch out for those!
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.
ZINE SUBMISSION CALL: If you’d like to contribute any art / words / photos / drawings / whatever to Girls Get Busy #22, please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: 15TH JULY 2014
From now on all future GGB issues will be in full colour, so please bare that in mind when submitting ☺ Black and white submissions are still accepted
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