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November 15, 2012 – 3:48 pm |

Dear Community,
Today, we are happy to announce the launch of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology. After three years of difficult and exciting conversations, the next stage of Fembot has become a reality. This issue of Ada maps the field of Feminist Media Studies, always nodding to the necessity …

(EPIC) Media #Fail: Microsoft afraid sexist banhammer would eliminate business

November 11, 2012 – 8:17 pm | 2 Comments

On the heels of women developers from 343 studios declaring that sexist comments would incur the wrath of the forerunners (Halo joke) in the form of a lifetime ban from Xbox’s online gameplay service, Microsoft has released a statement declaring that it won’t actually ban people for being douchekazoos.
“While Xbox …

CFP: Black Sexual Economies: Transforming Black Sexualities Research

November 10, 2012 – 11:40 am |
CFP: Black Sexual Economies: Transforming Black Sexualities Research

Call for Papers
Black Sexual Economies: Transforming Black Sexualities Research
Black sexualities have been constructed as a site of sexual panic and pathology in U.S. culture. Viewed as a threat to normative ideas about sexuality, the family, and the nation, Black sexualities are intimately linked to and regulated by political and socioeconomic …

Media #FTW: Halo 4 Exec Prod. Kiki Wolfkill Decries In-game Sexism

November 1, 2012 – 10:51 pm | One Comment

Halo 4 Producers have publicly stated that developers have a responsibility to fully wipe out sexism in online game experiences. Back in the day when Bungie ran the online server, there was an active banhammer used on a**holes of all varieties. After Xbox Live became the medium and controller, though, …

Media #FTW: Gender, Clothes, & Authority

November 1, 2012 – 10:44 pm |

This one can be summed up in one quote:
“Because you can’t run a country if you’re not under 35 and skinny. Also, if you have a vagina?”

Media #Fail: Diaper Dad

November 1, 2012 – 10:40 pm |

It’s about time advertisers started to represent men as being able to change a diaper. Now if they’d only respond as quickly to female consumers’ complaints!