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2.10: Transformers

October 4, 2015

What does the movie Transformers teach us about masculinity? You might find that there's more in the film than meets the eye... 

In the movie, strong statements are made about what it means to be a teenager in America and what is important to these teenage boys. Namely cars and women.  We also see the pinnacle of manliness in soldiers in the army. It seems that, in order to be a true man, one must join the armed forces and fight for their country. 

Lastly, I take a look at Meghan Fox's character Mikaela. Fox is often criticized as being nothing more than a pretty face in the film, but I argue that perhaps there is a lot we are overlooking in this thinking. 

At the top of the show, I talk about my experience getting confronted by the trolls of GamerGate. Is GamerGate a terrorist organization? Or just a group of guys fighting for more ethical journalism? I share my understanding of the situation. 


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- Movie dialogue and sound clips from Transformers courtesy of DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures