Pornography has been a hotly contested field of New Media entertainment with feminists for decades. From anonymous interactions with cam girls, who perform their individualized femininity for their viewers’ pleasure, to the treatment of adult porn models in the studio, the patriarchy has found no end in its evolution of the way it controls women’s bodies. Despite the adversity that is intensified in the adult entertainment industry to this day, feminists carved their own sanctuary into it. Feminism has proved to withstand any contrasting force, and the digital age that makes the male gaze more widely levied does not limit…

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a medieval fantasy role playing game that was initially released in 2011 by legendary game studio Bethesda Softworks LLC. The company is known for its other worldly settings that include medieval and post-apocalyptic worlds. As the title suggest, Skyrim is part of a long running series that takes place on the fictional continent of Tamriel, and it features things one would expect from a fantasy game like a detailed world, magic, and fantastical creatures and storylines. Skyrim’s plot revolves around the Dragonborn, the only character you play of dragon descent amidst the return of…

The twenty first century has transformed the way people around the world connect on a daily basis. New Media has provided a revolutionary interconnectedness for friends, family, businesses, and other institutions. Moreover, social media is allowing people to take advantage of New Media in endless ways. While social media does have its caveats like all parts of media new and old, it has evolved to be an invaluable tool for minority people who have been disenfranchised, ostracized, and marginalized in society. As an avenue for agency, these people have created spaces of community and trust within social media as they…

Nathan Standard

Undergraduate at the University of Kansas. Political Science and Gender Studies. This is where I post my undergraduate writings. I’d love to hear critiques!

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