Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women series. Its an amazing and poignant series of videos and if anyone hasn’t seen them I highly recommend them, you can check them out here feministfrequency.com Feminist Frequency is also a fantastic non profit so definitely support her if you get the chance!
Today, videogames are for everyone. I mean this in an almost destructive way. Videogames, to read the other side of the same statement, are not for you. You do not get to own videogames. No one gets to own videogames when they are for everyone. They add up to more than any one group.
Power seeks to enclose beauty- to make it scarce, controlled. There is scant beauty in militarized zones or prisons. But beauty keeps breaking out anyway, like the roses on that Ferguson street.
The world is connected now. Where it breaks, we all break. But it is our world, to love as it burns around us. Jack Gilbert is right. “We must risk delight” in the summer of monsters. Beauty is survival, not distraction. Beauty is a way of fighting. Beauty is a reason to fight.