Month: August 2015

A Trope That Needs to Go

It’s hard to avoid hearing about sexism in art these days, especially with social media websites such as Twitter or Tumblr. It only takes a quick glance to spot what Reddit users dub Social Justice Warriors–people who point out questionable and offensive material in films, video games, and other mediums. While many use this is a cause for complaint, the phenomenon is really something to cherish. With all the bullshit prejudices and fucked up worldviews out there, there are a large group of people fighting back and holding art accountable. What art is and what it conveys matters. Anyone who disagrees is ignoring the powerful effect it has on shaping our beliefs and ideas, and to a larger extent, reinforcing those beliefs. I feel like I’m new to the game. For the record, I’m a young (if you can call 30 that) white male. The very essence of privilege here in America as well as the rest of the world. I majored in English in college but had limited exposure to social critiques. The closest …