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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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Don't Believe Porn Addiction Is Real? Check Out These Numbers

Don't Believe Porn Addiction Is Real? Check Out These Numbers | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

We should probably stop ignoring that online born is a big problem in our society.

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This inforgraphic gives some insight into how much online porn has affected the lives of addicts seeking help.  It is surprising to see it in Business Insider, but it is good that it is not being ignored. 

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Disney Effects On Society

This video was created for a psychology class project. The main point of this video is not to bash Disney, but merely to highlight the stereotypical gender-r...
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This is a nice collection of clips to support the opinions.

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Megan Kamerick: Women should represent women in media | Video on TED.com

How do you tell women’s stories? Ask women to tell them. At TEDxABQ, Megan Kamerick shows how the news media underrepresents women as reporters and news sources, and because of that tells an incomplete story.
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We should all be feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston

http://www.tedxeuston.com Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a renowned Nigerian novelist was born in Nigeria in 1977. She grew up in the university town of Nsukka, En...
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Gender Expression and Race in Animal Crossing

Gender Expression and Race in Animal Crossing | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
I’m editing this while anxiously waiting for Animal Crossing: New Leaf to download from the Nintendo eShop. I adore this series. It’s simple and sweet and charming -- the perfect relaxation game. B...
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This is an interesting review of how the choices of gender roles in Animal Crossing gives different (possibly sexist) options when choosing personalities.

 

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Why does the games industry have such a problem with female protagonists?

Why does the games industry have such a problem with female protagonists? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Belinda Parmar: It's a tired cliche that all gamers are male, and it's time manufacturers woke up to the fact that women want to see female characters they can relate to

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 13, 2013 7:26 AM

Some facts and figures ....


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Do You Have the Right Personality to Become a Secretary in 1959? Take This Quiz

Do You Have the Right Personality to Become a Secretary in 1959? Take This Quiz | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
This personality quiz, recently unearthed at the National Archives at Fort Worth, was meant for future secretaries taking a course with the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
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Wow, this is interesting to see what people had the audacity to put in print and policy.

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