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Voting with your wallet: Media diversity edition

Anyone who’s on Tumblr and loves to read the words of a smart, funny woman who also happens to be black and queer needs to go follow Jasika Nicole. She frequently comes up with some amazing perspectives about the world … Continue reading

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Most girls are idiots (Or: Arya Stark is my Patronus)

Figured I may as well title the post with the incendiary quote it’s about. So, as is obvious by now, I’m a big ol’ Game of Thrones fan, and particularly a fan of some of its female characters. One of … Continue reading

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The top 10 reasons why Game of Thrones isn’t sexist

Realized I hadn’t made a proper post over here about this since my initial eff-you one to Ginia Bellafante last year. But, given that there’s yet another¬†entry (from HuffPo this time–not giving them the hit with a link)¬†in the “Thrones … Continue reading

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Women in TV: Or, why being anti-”Girls” is not anti-women

Though I think there’s some risk inherent in pitting such completely different shows against each other (even if they’re on the same network), this deconstruction of the representation of women in “Game of Thrones” and “Girls” is great. In particular, … Continue reading

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Piracy: The sequel

My awesome friend Todd wrote a nice, long piece on the Game of Thrones piracy issue. Similar points to what I was mentioning: people not getting how HBO’s revenue model is dependent on cable/satellite providers. Have been thinking a bit … Continue reading

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Pompous Pirates

So, topic #2 this week is inspired by a funny-but-sad comic from The Oatmeal about pirating Game of Thrones. The gist, if you’re not inclined to click the link, is that Mr. Oatmeal went on an online hunt to find … Continue reading

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