Skepchick Quickies 3.8
Today is International Women’s Day, a day to recognize the struggle of women everywhere to gain equality. Here’s an infographic on women’s voting rights, which will make you a fan of New Zealand.
- The first Tropes vs. Women on video games is up! – Anita Sarkeesian’s first video in the series is on the “Damsel in Distress” trope.
- Duane Gish has died – And now I know that Genie Scott coined “Gish gallop.” From Michael.
- School allegedly fires woman for pre-marital sex, then offers job to her co-fornicator – Sometimes feminism is hard to talk about and sometimes big neon double standards just leap out at you.
- The future of the apple – If GMO’s answer consumer wants, will they gain more acceptance? From Rosaire.
- Cute Animal Friday! Brace for happy tears, Lacey and Cocopuff the orphan kitten and puppy who became best friends, from elvismorte. Even sloths take selfies, from Elyse. And from nowoo, this cat can see the rotating snake optical illusion (and wants to catch it).
Warning: The “Even sloths take selfies” link had an autoplaying video (that was below the immediately apparent page, at that) of “Sloths on a boat”. At least for me; that may be random “related content”.
Re: Zelda games
1. there are the “Drunk Link” videos, in which an inebriated Link complains about
a) Zelda getting kidnapped all the time (I keep telling her “don’t get kidnapped” and she keeps getting kidnapped)
b) how he gets second billing “Who does all the work? Me. What are the games called? Legend of Zelda.” Theatrical drunken sigh.
The last Zelda game I got, for the DS (“Spirit Tracks”), Princess Zelda gets disembodied by the bad guys.
When Exposition Character turns up to explain how to get Zelda’s body and spirit back together, Zelda indicates that she’s going to sit in the castle and wait for Link to do all the quests. Exposition Character then explains that Zelda, in ghost/spirit form, could be quite helpful, Zelda insists that she comes from a long line of princesses who sit and wait to be rescued.
So at least they’re kind-of aware of the problem, but even when she goes on the adventure and occasionally possesses a suit of armour, she still lets out annoying “eek!” noises whenever she sees a mouse – which is actually a problem you have to solve for certain puzzles.
So yeah, they kind of pretend they’re fixing the problem … but not really so much.
Re the apple article. Another example of GMOs being used for the benefit of mankind rather than the benefit of large corporations. Good job!
I tried the optical illusion thingy with my dog. Here are the results: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpIpNLg6b5g&feature=youtu.be
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