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Let's take a moment to examine how men are treated in video games. (It's not good either.)

Even though video games are predominantly created by men, the way male characters are treated is astoundingly problematic.

Let's take a moment to examine how men are treated in video games. (It's not good either.)

His arguments are pretty convincing.



Jamin Warren makes four key points about how men are portrayed in video games:

It's not that violent video games are bad or that every male character needs to have a dadbod or that no video game should ever have any of the features he objected to.

The problem is not the existence, but the prevalence.

One-dimensional portrayals of men aren't good for anyone. They reinforce harmful stereotypes that limit men's ability to live their best life for themselves.

A little more diversity in how male characters are portrayed and the stories we walk with them through would be a good thing all around.

Of course, men aren't alone in this. For more on how women are treated in games, see my other posts on violence against women in games, harassment of female game developers, and what it looks like when a video game gets a female protagonist right.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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