Mr. Robot

The Hacker in the Rye (and the Gender Politics in ‘Mr. Robot’)

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All the women in the show are fairly fleshed out characters who are allowed to be angry, manipulating, sweet, caring, and experience all the emotions that lie in between. So, basically they’re regular human beings.

Masculinity: The Roundup

Shaun and Ed, Shaun of the Dead

Check out all of the posts from our Masculinity Theme Week here.

‘Mr. Robot’ and the Trouble with the White Knight

Poster for Mr. Robot Starring Rami Malek

This is another one of the problems that I have with White Knight syndrome. The types prone to exhibiting this behavior tend to have a lower opinion of women that than their outwardly sexist counterparts. White Knights take up the causes of the women in their lives and speak out for them, but it is usually done in a manner that seems to suggest they think that these women are incapable of speaking up for themselves.