Smartphone adoption: United States rate hits 64% – The US likes fast food and phones that can order fast food. According to a report found by Boy Genius, 64% of Americans use a smart phone and 80% of recent purchasers have bought a smartphone. Android phones account for 53% of all purchases in June and August versus 40% for Apple.
I love buying things on my smartphone but I think that’s primarily because I never forget my phone whereas I’ve forgotten my wallet more than once. I don’t really know how that happens. BGR
6 Sexist Video Game Problems Even Bigger Than the Breasts – The most ironic, hilarious, sad, depressing, predictable thing about this article is the comments. I think “Uno-Jabreel” expressed it best when he said “Boobs are understandably annoying at times, but I don’t understand what a female trope is anymore if none of this is allowed.”
Therein lies the crux of the problem. The Cracked staff put together a list of 6 sexist video game problems that go beyond the hypersexualized bodies of women appearing in video games. They include glorifying rape culture, making the women into submissive characters, allowing previously capable women to be reduced to girls who need saving (via the dad ex machina which is awesome) and so forth.
And the comments are filled with hate for Anita Sarkeesian, whom male gamers believe is the root of all evil, and mansplaining about why none of the examples are really that bad. It’s games after all! And if they can’t glorify rape culture or save competent women then what else do they have to live for? Cracked.com
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
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