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I don’t fully understand all of the excitement over the Royal Wedding. Granted, I wasn’t even born when Charles and Diana got married, so maybe this really is a big deal. But apparently in England people are having SuperBowl-style parties at each others’ houses to watch the event — hopefully with the British version of seven-layer dip and beer helmets. In any event, in the lead-up to the wedding, no detail has been left untouched by the media, but perhaps the most scrutiny has been applied to two topics in particular: the dress and Kate Middleton’s ever-slimming form.
According to Jezebel, Kate Middleton may have gone with some little-known British designer, not unlike Diana back in the day — though one does hope there will be a considerably shorter train and some puff-free shoulders.
But it’s the discussion of Middleton’s body that seems the …
Filmdrunk’s Vince Mancini is less-than-eager for the premiere of Bridesmaids, a movie he calls “The Hangover with Labia” — much like Matt’s WarmingGlow article called Garfunkel and Oates “Flight of the Concords — But American and With Women.” Mancini makes a point of saying that he’s been “chugging coffee and snorting lines of negativism all morning,” which is why he’s decided to forgo “a well-earned rant” on the film. But I’d kind of like to hear it because the only censure he does seem to air is that it’s just a lzy re-write of a successful movie, but this time starring women. But is this really such a surprise? After all, No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits are the same damn movie — at least Bridesmaids is offering us a gender switch.
But I can’t help but wonder if it doesn’t have something to do with the fact that it is a gender switch — that there’s something inherently lamer about a movie starring women rather than men and that …
I should preface this by saying I am not a gamer. I am one of those people who forgets that holding the controller and then moving your body to the left does not actually move the character on screen, and saying ‘pew pew’ doesn’t make your character shoot. I also sort of have issues with the idea that killing things on screen is okay, because the victims aren’t real (I’ve never understood why a violent impulse is acceptable as long as it is acted upon in a fictional space. Would it be okay if we had virtual arenas for torturing the elderly, raping women, or abusing children? No, because those things are wrong. So why is virtual killing the exception? Never quite got that).
But my partner is a gamer, and a pretty serious one, so by proxy I have seen a lot of video game action. Far too much in my opinion, but that is a complaint for another time.
One of my biggest qualms with video games is their depiction of women. Although video games have jumped leaps and bounds from their original female roles (think Princess Peach in Mario Bros., or Zelda in the Legend of Zelda- innocent women in dire need of rescuing. From men), to now allowing women to hold guns and such, I have yet to witness a video game where the female characters aren’t buxom and wearing skin tight or little clothing. There are no real women- just stripper-esque eye candy.
Take for example, my partner’s latest video game of choice: Mass Effect 2. One would think that because players can chose to play the main character either as a female or a male (only 18% of players chose to play the lead as a female), this game would show women in a less sexist light. That is not all the case. All of the women in the game are wearing skin tight garb, and there are ass and boob shots …