Signal Boost: From Anonymous:
Someone out there is trying to get her RPG project funded. It’s all described at the kickstarter page: This hobby isn’t very inclusive and makes no effort to be so. Anyone who dares to mention this within tabletop circles encounters a shitstorm like this one.
From Gabbie Jenchol:
The following link is about a proposed sitcom done by the ABC (our PBS) about Jullia Gillard and her partner Tim Mathieson. While I don’t object to the idea, per se, I DO object to the fact that no OTHER (male) Prime Minister has been considered such fair game.
Following is an article about this sitcom about Gillard being ‘ugly’ and ‘disrespectful’ and that no-one would have done such a thing about John Howard, Robert Menzies etc. Though I suppose it also proves that the government has no say in what public broadcasting does. Silver lining, anyone?
Something I found that I thought might be of use for the Links of Great Interest column.
An article from the Indianapolis (Indiana) Star (Sunday ed.) talking about some of the factors that lead to one missing persons case going national/global in media coverage (aka the current Lauren Spierer case) while others never get covered beyond a report to the police. It points out things like lower-income people not knowing enough about social networking sites (usually due to their having limited access to computers in general) to use them effectively in their searches, or how to contact the media and “present” their stories to make the media people sit up and take interest in them. (This is in addition to the usual classism/racism/privilege biases society still has running in the background.)
While I’m not sure how long that article will stay in the free area of the site (possibly not past 7/23-7/24), there are two groups mentioned in the article that should also have their links separated out from the article. The first is this one:
IN Hope – it’s mostly a collection of links for families who are suddenly facing the disappearance of one of their own and need some help in where/how to start their searches and get media coverage of same.
The second is this one:
Peas in Their Pods. Their primary focus is finding missing Black children and adults, though their site also contains parenting tips that parents of any race would find useful for helping raise their kids to not be victims of abuse.
Hopefully these are of interest/use to you.
Comic-Con had a roundtable with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Morrison, Britt Robertson, Yvonne Strahovski, Maggie Q and Anna Torv. They talk about women in film/tv in general and their respective shows in particular.
And here’s a youtube series about tv tropes vs women:
Is sex passe?
The irksome thing gay people do…
Chris Brown will be in a misogynistic romantic comedy. Not really sure why this is news.