My last post on Dec. 4, 2012 did NOT signal my return to blogging :)! The holiday season, my brother visiting from the United States, LASEK surgery and recovery….well, time got away from me! Here goes to a new attempt to post more frequently!
I’ve fallen off the blogging radar this autumn because I was juggling a lot of commitments at once, including several big curriculum development projects (my freelance job), a short-term teacher certification class (CELTA) and graduate school applications. Things have finally wound down and I’m enjoying the new freedom in my schedule. I’m also hoping to start addressing the huge backlog of blog ideas and topics stored in my noodle, so stay tuned!
I’m an avid video game player and a woman. As such, I have often felt frustrated by the limited, and generally negative, portrayal of women in this medium. I applaud Sarkeesian’s effort to create educational material to fight this problem. Bravo!
Anna Curran – the founder of www.CookbookCreate.com and a very good friend of mine, for like ever, mentioned a feminist kickstarter phenomena to me – Tropes vs. Women in video games. No need to contribute your pennies – Anita Sarkeesian – the project’s creator has more that reached her goal – raising $120,000+ (She was hoping to raise $6000 – yeah kickstarter!!)
It’s also worth mentioning that Sarkeesian’s website www.feministfrequency.com is an invaluable resource for feminist educators and thinkers – and really anyone who wants to think critically about representations of gender in the media.