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Announcing The Pop Culture Detective Agency!

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I’m excited to announce The Pop Culture Detective Agency! This project a brand new video series that looks at media through a critical lens with an emphasis on depictions of men and masculinity in popular culture. ABOUT THE PROJECT This new video series focuses on deconstructing the representations of masculinity we see embedded in movies, […]

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5 Ways Men Can Help End Sexism – Full Text Version

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I recently worked with Imran Siddiquee to create a video for Feminist Frequency highlighting 5 simple ways men can help end sexism. Because some things are inevitably cut or changed during the video production process I’ve posted our full text version of the script below. Click here to see the final video. 5 WAYS MEN CAN HELP END SEXISM […]

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5 Ways Men Can Help End Sexism

What role should men play in working towards an end to sexism? How much or how little should men be helping? In this video we will explore answers to those questions and share a few suggestions for how men can respectfully approach feminism. We also explain why ending sexism can be beneficial for men too! […]

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Supermanhood: Geek Guys and Hypermasculinity in Superhero Movies

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(A shortened version of this article was published in The Independent UK on 11/27/15) The trailer for Captain America: Civil War premiered this week and geeks all over the internet exploded with excitement. This is the 13th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and there are at least 10 more on the way to the big […]

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Gaming Footage & Copyright Panel at TwitchCon

I recently spoke on a panel at TwitchCon 2015 entitled “Can We Just Play? The Legality of Let’s Play Video and Streams.” I was joined by Art Neil and Teri Karobonik of New Media Rights (a great organization where I serve as an advisory board member). We discussed a range of issues surrounding the fair use of video game […]

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