erikamoen
erikamoen:

cbax-art:

Made some cover art for the podcast I cohost.
It’s called That Thing You Like and we do an in depth analysis of pop culture, one media item at a time.
We think media is super important and far more than “just entertainment.” So, we take a critical look at the mostly good (and sometimes bad) aspects of your favourite TV shows, movies, music, books, comics, internet… stuff, etc.
Mostly we just love media and want to share that love with you. Think of us as your friends who also like that thing that you like and want to talk a whole bunch about it. Or, maybe we know of a thing we think you will totally like and want to recommend you check it out!
Find us at: www.thatthingyoulike.com
RSS: http://thatthingyoulike.libsyn.com/rss
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/that-thing-you-like/id639829278

This is a great podcast that I really enjoy listening too. I like it both for their analysis of things I like and also because I love listening to lifelong friends be friends at each other. Like, you just wanna sit down in between them and you’re all sharing a soda with three straws sticking out of it and everything’s the best because FRIENDSHIP IS THE BEST.

There’s no chance you don’t already know this, but Erika Moen is THE GREATEST AND NICEST PERSON. If you don’t read Oh Joy Sex Toy and DAR they’re only two of the greatest things ever put on the internet.
Here, for your bookmarking and frequest websurfing needs: http://www.erikamoen.com/

erikamoen:

cbax-art:

Made some cover art for the podcast I cohost.

It’s called That Thing You Like and we do an in depth analysis of pop culture, one media item at a time.

We think media is super important and far more than “just entertainment.” So, we take a critical look at the mostly good (and sometimes bad) aspects of your favourite TV shows, movies, music, books, comics, internet… stuff, etc.

Mostly we just love media and want to share that love with you. Think of us as your friends who also like that thing that you like and want to talk a whole bunch about it. Or, maybe we know of a thing we think you will totally like and want to recommend you check it out!

Find us at: www.thatthingyoulike.com

RSS: http://thatthingyoulike.libsyn.com/rss

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/that-thing-you-like/id639829278

This is a great podcast that I really enjoy listening too. I like it both for their analysis of things I like and also because I love listening to lifelong friends be friends at each other. Like, you just wanna sit down in between them and you’re all sharing a soda with three straws sticking out of it and everything’s the best because FRIENDSHIP IS THE BEST.

There’s no chance you don’t already know this, but Erika Moen is THE GREATEST AND NICEST PERSON. If you don’t read Oh Joy Sex Toy and DAR they’re only two of the greatest things ever put on the internet.

Here, for your bookmarking and frequest websurfing needs: http://www.erikamoen.com/

daily99

And then I saw that Melissa Fumero had been cast as Amy Santiago on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and I felt my guts roll up into my throat and try to escape out of my mouth. Omgomgomgomg that’s it then. There’s no way in hell a major network is gonna cast two Latina actresses in such a tight ensemble show I AM SCREWED.

And then next day my agents called and told me I’d booked it.

I couldn’t believe it. I had been saying to my boyfriend the night before how there was JUST NO WAY. Normally, The Latina is a singular element of the ensemble she is working in. She’s there to provide contrast, or sexuality, or humor. Or she’s there to clean the floors and/or steal your man. There are some serious stereotypes very much alive in film and TV today, and The Latina is one of them.

Here’s the thing though. The world is changing. Slowly but surely, television is changing. The character stereotypes are changing, or being turned inside out by some fantastic writers and actors (I’m looking at you, Orange is the New Black, Scandal, and The Mindy Project). People of color are on TV playing roles that are fleshed out, complex, human. And yes, some of those characters are maids. Some are sexy heartbreakers there to steal your man. Some own BBQ joints, while some are Chiefs of Staff. Some are prisoners, and some are cops. All are real people with hopes, dreams, ambitions, fears, and all the other vast human emotions and desires…

…This is important. Because young women are watching TV, and they are getting messages about who they are in the world, who the world will allow them to be. And in big important steps, television is showing a reflection back to those young women that YOU CAN BE WHATEVER THE HELL YOU DAMN WELL PLEASE, and that two Latinas on one show is NORMAL. I think that’s a win for everybody.

yayfeminism
3 percent of the decision-making in media comes from women. That means 97 percent of how women are portrayed is decided on by men.

Independent Lens, PBS
“Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” (via ihopeyoucontinue4ever)

It also means that 97 percent of how men are portrayed in media are decided on by men. Something to remind MRAs and their ilk of when they complain about the stereotype of men as inept slobs, bad fathers, etc in media and advertising.

Men have the power. So when we men are shat on by the powers that be you don’t get to try and blame women for that.

(via karethdreams

(via wilde-is-on-mine)

And that bullshit argument where MRAs try to claim women have more power because there’s slightly more of us in the US. Doesn’t do us much good when the media is 97% controlled by men.

(via smitethepatriarchy)
notational
Quality of urban life has become a commodity, as has the city itself, in a world where consumerism, tourism, cultural and knowledge-based industries have become major aspects of the urban political economy. The postmodernist penchant for encouraging the formation of market niches—in both consumer habits and cultural forms—surrounds the contemporary urban experience with an aura of freedom of choice, provided you have the money. Shopping malls, multiplexes and box stores proliferate, as do fast-food and artisanal market-places. We now have, as urban sociologist Sharon Zukin puts it, ‘pacification by cappuccino’. Even the incoherent, bland and monotonous suburban tract development that continues to dominate in many areas now gets its antidote in a ‘new urbanism’ movement that touts the sale of community and boutique lifestyles to fulfill urban dreams. This is a world in which the neoliberal ethic of intense possessive individualism, and its cognate of political withdrawal from collective forms of action, becomes the template for human socialization.
David Harvey knows what’s up (via thedancingtoast)

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