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25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male Video

Here is a short Feminist Frequency video project wrote and directed. It’s based on an article penned for Polygon earlier this year called “Playing with privilege: the invisible benefits of gaming while male“. Please note: This list is referring primarily to straight men who are not transgender but similar lists could be created for white, straight, cis, or able-bodied privilege […]

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The Face of Gaming: 40 Male Protagonists Featured at E3

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A supercut of 33 video games with 40 playable male protagonists featured in marketing materials in and around the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2014. PRESS: The Daily Dot – E3 supercut video highlights the sorry state of video game diversity Kotaku – The Games At E3 2014 Sure Had A Lot Of Dudes (Like Always) […]

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Playing with Privilege: The Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male

This is a crosspost of an article I  wrote attempting to identify some of the unearned benefits and privileges my fellow male gamers and I are afforded simply by virtue of being male. Please check out and comment on the article over on Polygon.com Over the course of the past two years I’ve had the […]

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YouTube Features Donald Duck Meets Glenn Beck As an Example of Fair Use Remix

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Recently YouTube featured one of my videos on their copyright page as an example of fair use remix. I’m always excited to see my transformative remix work used in educational materials to further the understanding of the fair use doctrine. Since it was first published in 2010 Donald Duck Meets Glenn Beck in Right Wing […]

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SxSW: Stand Up To Content Bullies Panel

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I joined New Media Rights at SxSW Interactive in Austin Texas this year for their panel Stand Up To Content Bullies, Know Your Copy Rights. On the panel I recounted my recent battle with Lionsgate Entertainment to have my fair use Buffy vs Edward remix restored after they had it removed from YouTube via a bogus DMCA takedown. I […]

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