Superheroes Are Humans, Too [OpEd]

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Hollywood movies ignore the humanity of the men underneath the masks. Their internal struggles are as important as their superpowers.

What Does Male Evil Look Like?

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I keep coming back to the question of men who just want to watch the world burn.

We Don’t Want to Play Anymore

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David Olimpio wanted to be a spy when he grew up. Now he’s glad he left violent games in boyhood, and worries about the men who did not.

“Bane in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is an anarchist taking advantage of the popular rage.”

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These are comments by Nas Who and Mike L on the post “The Dark Knight Rises Is a Pro-Fascist Movie”.

Open Thread: Dane Cook and Aurora Shooting Jokes – Is It Too Soon?

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Open Discussion: Dane Cook made a joke about the film, The Dark Knight Rises, in which he says that if people hadn’t been shot, around the same time they would’ve been asking to be shot. Is it too soon for these types of jokes? Will a joke about a massacre ever be okay?

The Dark Knight Rises Is a Pro-Fascist Movie

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Noah Brand reveals his startled reaction to Batman’s latest foray into outright authoritarianism.

The Girls of Gotham City: Batman’s Vixens and Villainesses

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From Uma Thurman to Maggie Gyllenhaal, they plagued the city with darkness or healed it with persistence. They are the women of Gotham.

Not a Joke: Why Do Our Boys Keep Up the Mass Shootings?

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I am left with the question of what is going on with our boys that they exclusively are prone to the strike to such powerful, insane, derranged, and hurtful forces that would cause some tiny fraction to come up with a plan to go into a school or a movie theater or an isolated island to kid as many innocent children as possible?

Why Steven Seagal Doesn’t Have Shit On My Dad

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Heroism isn’t about victory, writes Travis Gasper. It’s about a will to survive.