Category Archives: Media criticism

Comedy Is Dead

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Defending Free Speech

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Cartoon: Equally Bad!

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Cartoon: Token White Male Character

I can only make these cartoons because of my supporters on Patreon! If you can spare it, please join them! A $1 pledge really matters. If you don’t pay attention to online discussions of diversity in media, well then: Good … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Puerto Rico Loop

If you enjoy these comics, please support them on Patreon. A $1 pledge means a lot. The ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico is being mostly ignored by virtually all institutions on the mainland. It’s impossible to imagine that the crisis … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Hiring

If you enjoy these cartoons, please support them on Patreon. Transcript of cartoon: Panel 1 The panel shows two white men; one is wearing a turtleneck shirt, the other is wearing a necktie with a sweatervest. Both are balding, but … Continue reading

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Journalists Can’t Be Bothered To Fact-Check Their Stories About College

In The Atlantic, Columbia professor Jon Cole writes: Today, nearly half of a random sample of roughly 3,000 college students surveyed by Gallup earlier this year are supportive of restrictions on certain forms of free speech on campus, and 69 … Continue reading

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What Is “The Male Gaze”?

The first use of the term “male” gaze, in 1975, was in an essay by Laura Mulvey: In a world ordered by sexual imbalance, pleasure in looking has been split between active/male and passive/female. The determining male gaze projects its … Continue reading

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Piers Morgan’s Interview Fail With Janet Mock

Privilege can lead to double-perception; two people look at the same thing and see something entirely different. I used to think of a particular street as a fine place to walk, and was taken aback when a friend of mine … Continue reading

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Promise You’ll Never Do That Again

The Simpsons, 1992: FOX news, yesterday: “You see how easy it is? I could be an international rap star!” “Those lyrics were actually very good.” Wow. Via.

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