Category: Politics

Miss Representation: Thoughts

A couple weeks ago I saw this new documentary film, Miss Representation. The Special Events team at GeekGirlCon invited me to the showing in Seattle and the post-film panel discussion. Miss Representation discusses the representation, misrepresentation, and lack of representation of women in media, popular media, and politics. The Good Stuff It’s a great, accessible primer on issues of sex,…

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

I picked up a copy of The Economist (January 20th – 26th, 2007) whilst I was at the airport. I haven’t read it lately, but I was feeling a bit cut off from world events and this bothered me a bit. I guess travel does that to you. Usually when I buy a copy of The Economist, I rarely read…

Culture Clash: With Teeth

This month’s IGDA Culture Clash article calls for a reform of the ESRB rating system. Amongst Sakey’s reccommendations are: Don’t hold publishers responsible for the actions of modders Don’t re-rate games so quickly Content descriptors should be more prominent than the ratings Don’t separate sex and violence Enforce the ratings Enforce policy wisely In other words, “demonstrate that the industry…

Culture Clash: You Don’t Know, Jack

In this month’s Culture Clash, Matthew Sakey writes a thank you letter to Jack Thompson: If you weren’t the spearhead of the anti-video game movement, someone else would have to be. And that someone else might be charismatic, rational, well-spoken and deft with the press. Instead we got you, and you’ve done more for us than all the PR firms…