Posts tagged “by Tyler Minton

What’s Wrong With Joe and Barbie?

by Tyler “Melee” Minton

If you’re a man, you’ve probably owned at least one GI Joe in your lifetime.  While you destroyed every anthill on your battlefield, the girl next door with cooties was busy brushing the hair of a Barbie, which you never understood.  A lot has changed over the years.  We still don’t understand girls, but cooties have turned to STDs and Joe and Barbie are no longer in every home.  In fact, in recent years, Joe and Barbie have suffered critical commentary by many psychologists and feminists who claim they promote bad body image.  These toys, critics claim, drive children to desire an unrealistic body and sets them up for failure when they fall short.  These unnatural body styles also may lead to things such as eating disorders or the dreaded steroid use.  Sure, over the years Joe has been following the Greyskull LP and Barbie has been to the plastic surgeon, but are these really images that are damaging to our youth?  Let’s consider this… (more…)

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Harry Potter and the Feminization of America

by Tyler Minton

What is the world coming to?

Ever find yourself in a situation and wonder: “How did I end up here”? Friday morning, November, 19 at 12:00am (yes- ante meridiem), I found myself in such a place. (more…)

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I am Villain

by Tyler Minton

I wake up. Every morning is the same. Day in and day out, the same breakfast prepares me for the day to come. I go to work. I open up the garage door of the warehouse I call work. A warehouse filled with the smell of hard work and determination that always resides in a gym where true work is done. My place of work frees me from the social chains of post it notes, business meetings, and lunchrooms. (more…)

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