2016 Presidential Elections: Were Johnson and Stein “spoilers”?

The impassioned outcry against third party voters that has arisen because of the recent Trump vote has prompted me, a third party (Green Party) voter to run some numbers to check the validity of the idea that we “spoiled” the elections.

Yes, I am biased. So take these results as you will. I will be running them primarily off CNN’s reporting of exit poll surveys, which may or may not be biased in their own right.

I will also be doing only red states for obvious reasons. And I am running on a number of assumptions. I am aware of them, but since this entire outcry against third party voters has also been based on assumptions… Well, at least mine has neat numbers.

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Literal Objectification in Animanga

So, with Black Bullet airing this season, I’ve been thinking of the literal objectification of women in media. I don’t really feel compelled to go into depth about how this is an overarching problem and affects/influences our views and treatment of women because other people have said it and said it better, but I felt it would be interesting to compile a list of anime and manga that use this trope, both for women and men.

Note: this list does not say anything about my actual feelings about the particular series in question. In fact, I actually do enjoy reading/watching many of these. I’m simply illustrating a greater societal problem. And because I love making lists.

Will be updated whenever I find/remember more examples.

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(Quick Notes) Winter 2013/2014

Since it doesn’t seem like I’ll be getting to a short review of these anytime soon, I would just like to say that Samurai Flamenco and Seikai Seifuku were by far my favorite series of this season.

In fact, Samumenco was so absolutely incredible that it has secured a permanent place in my heart. Proof that animes that redeem themselves do exist–and Samumenco does great redemption narratives. (Also, I take back basically everything I’ve ever said about Masayoshi and Gotou’s relationship being fanservice-y/queerbait-y. You are amazing, Manglobe, and I hope you know that.)

Sekai Seifuku was just really fun, and while there was one slightly sour episode, the others were just so entertaining and (occasionally) heartwarming that I couldn’t help but love it. I can’t comment on the ending because I haven’t watched it yet (darn!), but I have faith that it’ll be an incredible finale. Also, take note, this is how you do filters right. Seriously, the aesthetics of this anime was great, and I loved how it complemented the series as a whole. Good stuff.