Blog 5 – New Challenges and Comic-Con Picspam

As I mentioned in my latest Semi-Scholarly Linkspam┬ápost, I’m doubling up on my official blog posts so I have them completed by the end of summer. This week’s official blog post is about what new ideas, challenges, or issues I have encountered in the research process. To be quite honest, nothing I’ve read or did recently has really been new to me. I could talk about being retweeted by Orlando Jones and the power of networking over social media, but that isn’t exactly remarkable – networking is the reason why social media exists, so of course my network of friends, professionals, and fans came together to bring more subjects to my research. Continue reading

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Semi-Scholarly Linkspam – Anita Sarkeesian Edition

Anita Sarkeesian: Putting Princess Peach in Overalls Since 2009

Anita Sarkeesian: Putting Princess Peach in Overalls Since 2009

If you want to find a polarizing figure in geek circles, look no further than Anita Sarkeesian, a vlogger from California whose videos calling out the gaming industry on its sexism have made her a target for pretty much all the trolls on the Internet.

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