Sexism in comic books and video games

Hello, I begged and pleaded with Poison in order for me to do this topic, and with much thought I decided to release this after he did his Comic Con, because I thought it to be fitting.

I will start with comic books, because I know comic books slightly better than I know video games, and specifically when I say comic books, I will mean the original American versions of comic books. Not saying that the other cultures do not have rampant raging sexism in their comic books (or manga, or whatever…), it is more so that I am more familiar with American pop culture and thus I shall be talking about American pop culture.

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Dubstep to it or DubSTOP THIS SHIT NOW BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

So Poison insisted that I title this post as the above title. But, personally, I want to name it as the following.

Dubstep – How white people still do black music selfishly.

Wikipedia insists that Dubstep began in the United Kingdom, and specifically the South London area. Supposedly the material for this particular type of music began with what was originally known as garage music. I don’t want to discount the idea but I personally think it began a bit further in history than that.

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Newton’s Cradle

I. Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.
II. The relationship between an object’s mass m, its acceleration a, and the applied force F is F = ma. Acceleration and force are vectors (as indicated by their symbols being displayed in slant bold font); in this law the direction of the force vector is the same as the direction of the acceleration vector.
III. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

December 21, 2011 12:03am
“And what are you?” my mom asked me.
“I like both,” was my soft answer.
And after bickering back and forth about what I meant, and finally getting through to her that I am bisexual, the words that left her mouth next are words that will be forever burned into my mind.
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“Theory” of Evolution (for all you dumb shits out there).

Hello everyone! Solstice here, and I’m here to clear the air about one thing, that bugged the hell out of me, when I worked at the Christian tree farm before I got laid off because of various reasons.

Theory” of Evolution.

And because these aren’t regular Christians, they’re Christian twits, they won’t bother to learn the scientific lingo when it comes to discussing scientific findings, and blah.

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The N-Word.

Greetings!

Well…where to begin so as not to offend a good majority of the people in the world, including my ever so gracious leader. I should probably start from where this train of thought occurred.

To begin, I was in lecture (surprisingly) and my professor was going on about the subject he was teaching, which was music history. No, we’re not talking about the Beethoven (I still cannot spell his freaking name), Vivaldi, Haydn, or Schumann, but a bit more recent artists. Just to give you an idea of the general time-line, Scott Joplin, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, etc, etc…Let us establish now, and establish it firmly, that during those times, although people believed in equality, it was not practised in the way we do so now. To make it even simpler, there were fucking shit and boat loads, of racism during the times of those artists. Now before Scott Joplin, Nat King Cole, and Louis Armstrong could present their smatterings of music and pseudo-African practices, some white guys thought it would be hilarious to showcase the quirky practices of these black folks a.k.a make fun of them.

To get the to meat of the point, my professor showed the class a book cover of one of the score sheets. It blatantly read: “Nigger Songs.” But in due respect, he opted to say, “And uh…N-word Songs.”

As pissed off as I am about the unfair treatment of “black” or “African-American” people of those times, I honestly do not think it was necessary for my professor to say, “N-word” instead of “nigger.” Don’t get me wrong, I am not for racism. It’s just that in this instance, I do not think it was entirely necessary. For one, all the people in my class are pretty laid back and border line apathetic, but bottom line is, no one in that class would be offended with the term. Secondly, my professor was quoting something, if it is part of what you’re teaching, then I see no need to go out of the way to cover up what is said, in front of thirty adults, who can read, and know better than to walk around calling every black person a nigger. Next, my professor did not mean to say nigger in an offensive way. It’s just a word, and plus he did not sincerely mean to racial connotations of that word.  Also, although it might be possible that my professor’s ancestors might have had a hand in slavery, he himself did not participate in said slavery. Finally, my professor was using the word, “nigger” in the context of the song and the times. I know this may be a little hard to grasp but at that point of time, the word nigger was not yet a purely racial term. The term was just a token staple of what to describe black people as, kind of like how nowadays we use the term, “African-American” to describe black people who are living in the U.S. To reiterate, the word nigger at the time was a word to refer to a group of people with a very dark skin colour and certain physical features. With those points in mind I would like to ask those loyal readers of The Infection to illuminate how else this word in this context would be taken.

Also, since I am not from an African-American background, I would like an explanation for the words nigger and nigga and how they are different and the same.