The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible.
James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.
From the film’s IndieGo page:
Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.
To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.
Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.
Lee Sin [01:22]: Pls malph don’t go full ap
Lee Sin [01:31]: all malphites ap lose
Malphite [01:45]: Not all Malphites *tips rabbadon*
(Thanks to The Halret for the quote! #NotAllMalphites)
Alice in Wonderland, Unsuk Chin - Bayerische Staatsoper, 2007 (conducted by Kent Nagano)
Alice - Sally Matthews
Cat - Pia Komsi & Julia Rempe
Duck/Mad Hatter - Dietrich Henschel
White Rabbit/Badger/March Hare - Andew Watts
Mouse/Pat/Cook/Doormouse/Invisible Man - Guy de Mey
Owl/Duchess/Two - Cynthia Jansen
Queen of Hearts - Gwyneth Jones
Old Man/Crab/King of Hearts - Steven Humes
Old Man/Eaglet/Fish-Footman/Five/Executioner - Christian Rieger
Dodo/Frog-Footman/Seven - Rüdiger Trebes
Caterpillar - Stefan Schneider
Okay this opera is actually really cool and let me tell you why:
1. It’s an opera by a Korean woman. Seriously, how cool of a sentence is that to be able to say?
2. She was a student of György Ligeti, who, besides being a wildly influential 20th-century composer, was a huge, huge fan of Lewis Carroll and always wanted to write an Alice In Wonderland opera, but never got the chance to, so this is actually a rather touching homage to a great composer.
3. That stage is trippy and I love it
4. So many cool artistic choices! Having the Queen performed by an ex-Wagnerian soprano makes her voice sound actually pretty terrifying because it’s clearly been “used up” but is still powerful. And the caterpillar is a bass clarinet! Like! That’s super cool!
So if you like opera, watch this one. I enjoyed it.
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Georgian First Grader Beaten and Sexually Assaulted by Male Classmates…School Says Boys Just “Rough Housing”
Valdosta - Three first grade boys kept a female classmate outside after recess by hiding in the woods, pushing her face first into the ground. The victim, whose name is being withheld, has suffered scarring to the right side of her face from broken tree branches and rocks that she was allegedly assaulted with both physically and sexually.
The victim was able to escape the male classmates after fifteen minutes of torture, running into a fifth grade classroom and alerting a teacher of what had happened. The principle of the elementary school said he had a “man to man” talk with the boys and their parents, giving them two days of suspension. He neglected calling the local authorities claiming “it did not seem like a police matter, just simple rough housing gone a little too far”.
The parents of the victim are looking to press charges on the boys for sexual and physical assault, as well as a possible law suit against the school district. District superintendent was not available for comment.
This is called rape culture you guys. The girl was 7 years old and they called it “rough housing” between boys.
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