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Male gamers explain privilege: I am never told the culture ‘is not intended for me’

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Male gamers broke down the concept of privilege for their fellow video game fans in a video released on Tuesday by game critic Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency webseries.

“I am never told that video games or the surrounding culture is not intended for me because I am male,” one gamer says early on in the episode, which focuses on what the show’s producer, Jonathan McIntosh, describes as invisible benefits many male gamers fail to take into account.

“Despite the abundance of evidence, I’ve seen many of my fellow male gamers, in comment thread after comment thread, dismiss the issue as ‘no big deal’ and insist that everyone is essentially treated the same,” McIntosh wrote in Polygon earlier this year. “The fact that a great number of women have been speaking out about how they experience prejudice, alienation or worse on a fairly regular basis seems to hold little weight.”

The 25-item “checklist” highlights, among other things, that cis-gender heterosexual male gamers can often count on publications or shows devoted to the pastime will heavily feature members of their own gender; that they are less likely to need to shield their identities online out of concern over harassment or threats; and that they are less likely to be the focus of speculation regarding their “attractiveness” when taking part in multi-player games.

“Because it was created by a straight white man, this checklist will likely be taken more seriously than if it had been written by virtually any female gamer,” McIntosh says to conclude the list.

Watch the video, as posted online on Tuesday, below.

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Jon Stewart absolutely levels Mitch McConnell on Fox News for his inaction on 9/11 first responders

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Appearing on Fox News Sunday, comedian Jon Stewart lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for congressional inactivity regarding the plight of the 9/11 responders.

Speaking with host Chris Wallace, the former host of "The Daily Show" singled out the Republican among all the other lawmakers who have failed to step up with renewed support.

“Have you had problems with Senator McConnell?” host Wallace asked.

“Yes,” Stewart replied. “I mean, not me personally, but in terms of getting the 9/11 bills passed, Mitch McConnell has been the white whale of this since 2010.”

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Trump buried by ex-US Attorney for claim the Constitution allows him to do what he wants: Even Bill Barr ‘won’t go that far’

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Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance slapped aside Donald Trump's claim that Article II of the Constitution "allows me to do whatever I want," as the president put it.

Addressing the president's claim, made during an interview on ABC with host George Stephanopoulos, law professor Vance bluntly pointed out that the president is no constitutional scholar.

After watching a clip of Trump claiming unchecked power as president, Vance was asked what she thought of his claims.

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MSNBC guest ridicules Trump-fan Steve Cortes as possible Sarah Sanders replacement: ‘He’s a nut — have you seen him on TV?’

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Discussing the departure of Donald Trump's spokesperson Sarah Sanders from the White House, an MSNBC panel surveyed her possible replacements with one ridiculed for his appearances on TV defending the president.

Speaking with "AM Joy" fill-in host Jonathan Capehart, The Beat DC editor Tiffany Cross shot former Trump associate Stever Cortes -- a regular on CNN -- down as a possible candidate.

"There are names that are out there," Capehart suggested. "[Meliania Trump spokesperson] Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley and Steve Cortes."

Pointing out that Grisham is the most likely contender, and the Trump would probably prefer a woman, Cross called out Cortes for his TV appearances.

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