July 22, 2014
Wrestling with Manhood: Boys, Bullying & Battering

(FREE ONLINE STREAMING)

Wrestling with Manhood is the first educational program to pay attention to the enormous popularity of professional wrestling among male youth, addressing its relationship to real-life violence and probing the social values that sustain it as a powerful cultural force. Richly illustrating their analysis with numerous examples, Sut Jhally and Jackson Katz - the award-winning creators of thevideos Dreamworlds and Tough Guise, respectively - offer a new way to think about the enduring problems of men’s violence against women and bullying in our schools. 
Drawing the connection between professional wrestling and the construction of contemporary masculinity, they show how so-called “entertainment” is related to homophobia, sexual assault and relationship violence. They further argue that to not engage with wrestling in a serious manner allows cynical promoters of violence and sexism an uncontested role in the process by which boys become “men.” 
Designed to engage the wrestling fan as well as the cultural analyst, Wrestling with Manhood will provoke spirited debate about some of our most serious social problems. 
The DVD includes two versions of Wrestling with Manhood. Both contain violent physical and sexual imagery, and viewer discretion is strongly advised. The abridged version (45 min.) is edited for profanity, nudity, and length. 


Sections: Taking Wrestling Seriously | Happy & Escalating Violence | Making Men: Glamorizing Bullying | Homophobia & Constructing Heterosexuality | Divas: Sex & Male Fantasy | Normalizing Gender Violence | It’s Only Entertainment? 

July 22, 2014
Let’s compare the Israel/Palestine conflict to domestic violence and show people that we don’t understand either… 

Ya know what? Bill Maher can go fuck himself.

Let’s compare the Israel/Palestine conflict to domestic violence and show people that we don’t understand either…

Ya know what? Bill Maher can go fuck himself.

July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014

Countdown to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Countdown to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

July 20, 2014
Why We Need More Women Superheroes

Why We Need More Women Superheroes
by Noah Berlatsky

"The announcement has provoked some predictable whining from fans who are resistant to change/are sexist/are some combination of the two. But the truth is that such changes are a tried-and-true formula for the major superhero companies. DC Comics introduced a black Green Lantern, John Stewart, in 1971, in part as a response to the Civil Rights Movement. Stewart went on to became a major character in the 2000s Justice League cartoon, no doubt in part because the television creators figured there’d be black kids as well as white ones watching the show. A half-black, half-Hispanic character, Miles Morales, became Spider-Man in the Ultimate line of comics in 2008-2009, in part as a reaction to the election of Barack Obama. A recent reboot introduced Kamala Khan, a Muslim girl, as the new Ms. Marvel. And of course there have been numerous female versions of male heroes, from Supergirl to She-Hulk."

July 20, 2014
popculturebrain:

The Sklar Brothers weigh in on the Annie remake.

popculturebrain:

The Sklar Brothers weigh in on the Annie remake.

July 20, 2014

Countdown to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Countdown to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

July 20, 2014
Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga. Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!

Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga. Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!

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July 20, 2014

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July 19, 2014

Avengers vs. x-Men variant cover art

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