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Tropes vs Women – How To Win The Argument

Firstly, if you’re an MRA or misogynist who’s come here to view new and interesting ways of abusing Anita Sarkeesian, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. To use a cricket analogy, You play the ball, not the man, so there will be no discussion of personal history, politics or other such nonsense.

What I am trying to do is give anyone interested in genuine debate surrounding Tropes vs Women a grounding in the issues that are brought up in the Damsels in Distress series of videos and suggest things that, if you want to try and rationally debate the salient points, you would need to counter to have an effective argument. I am not going to do your arguing for you! I personally agree with the broad message that is presented in Tropes vs Women, what I’m interested in discussing is ways that message might be critically engaged with.

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One Site to Rule Them All

I’ve got five different websites at the moment, each one themed to a different interest I have, each one linked to each other in a byzantine fashion that really only helps web domain registrars. To end all that fuss, I’ve decided to amalgamate the sites into one easily affordable monthly… wait, no. I’ve decided to incorporate the websites into one spot – ravenshaw.net – so that I’ve only got one place for my online identity. Unless you count twitter. Or Facebook. Or Google+ (Don’t be ridiculous, no-one counts Google+… – Ed.)

Soon I’ll be archiving all my old posts from aberrantcoding.co.uk and scifielectro.com to this site and retiring them as and when the domain renewals come up.

Onwards and upwards!

Volume

In a change from my normal programming, I’d like to talk about my other great passion – Music.

I’ve recently been working on an album of sci-fi electronica called Volume.  After a few years of composition, tweaking, mastering and designing, I’ve finally got something I think is good enough to be sold in a record store.  With that in mind, I’ve done just that and released volume on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon (UK and US), and Spotify (plus a whole bunch of other places you’ve probably never heard of…)

Here are the links (Don’t forget to write glowing reviews, if you feel the urge):