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CultureHISTORY: #FergusonOctober - The Movement

Incredible scenes from the 'Weekend of Resistance' in Ferguson and St. Louis. #BlackLivesMatter

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Wish I would’ve gotten to this sooner since it’s late to be posting, but I really love this particular message and the discussion around “being a man” and how it relates to the treatment of women as well as gay men (or anyone else perceived as “less” / equivocated with being undesirably weak)

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facingthewaves said: Can you let your followers know Dear White People will be out nationwide on October 24th! It's only out in specific cities right now but it's gonna be available all over this upcoming weekend. :)

queerprophets said: Your entire blog gives me happy warm fuzzy feelings. Thinking about destroying men is one of my favorite past times.

Same. Thanks, glad you like it. I appreciate all the recent love mail :D

aussieducky said: How exactly does science refute sexism and racism???? >:/ I know its def bullshit but I can't even think of the argument they'd use. (also hi. your blog is great and your responses are golden.)

Hi, thank you much, I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. Possibly some misuse of evo psych, I don’t know.

Anonymous said: Further to the last anon, just because psychiatrists have fancy titles doesn't stop them being ableist pieces of shit as well. You don't have to look very far here on tumblr for horror stories of psychs who don't do their job properly

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dimittas said: Anita Sarkeesian (female) sent many death threats to herself. But she isnt a video gamer, so your point still might be a valid.

duskenpath:

rainaftersnowplease:

dimittas:

rainaftersnowplease:

You are literally too stupid to insult.

Translation: I can’t disprove that so you’re stupid.

I can’t disprove that unicorns are real, but that doesn’t make them exist. I know I shouldn’t feed the trolls, but hell, I’ve got a bit of time to kill.

Gamergate is a hate movement that started with a jilted ex of a game dev accusing her of sleeping with a journalist for a good review, when said journalist never reviewed the game in question at all.

Anita Sarkeesian and Brianna Wu have been driven from their homes by death threats and harassment. #Gamergate as a whole has been revealed as a concentrated, concerted effort to harass Zoe Quinn by the aforementioned jilted ex.

And over what? Feminism in video game journalism? Less than half a percent of articles written about video games contain explicit references to sexism, misogyny, or feminism. Every major art form is analyzed in sociopolitical lights. Every major everything is analyzed that way. It’s what criticism is. Feminist criticism is an accepted academic method of analyzing media that has been in use since the late 1700s.

Even if it wasn’t, these people are essentially getting angry about discussions about women having more egalitarian portrayals in games. That’s literally it. Their biggest rallying cry is that men who play games are being shoved into the margins despite being gaming’s core target demographic. Except they fail to notice that adult women are the largest demographic in gaming, and even if they weren’t, it’s not oppressive to be asked to maybe not use women as sex objects in games. It’s not oppressive for some things not to be about men and their entertainment.

The threats made against Sarkeesian are credible, and the FBI agrees with me on that one. She isn’t the only one to receive credible death and rape threats recently (or in the past) and she won’t be the last.

I suspect you’re not the type who actually cares about facts, however. I suspect you’re one of the people who urge us to “look at both sides” of the issue, but honestly? When one side sends death, rape, and bomb threats, and the other wants women not to be treated as shitty by the gaming industry as they are, that’s not a debate I’m willing to have.

By the way, humanism is the belief that people have the ability to act ethically without the assistance of theism or supernatural belief. If you want a belief system that’s about ensuring men and women have equal rights and opportunities, that’s feminism.

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notcisjustwoman:

brutereason:

telltale-goddess:

zennistrad:

Several minutes ago, Anita Sarkeesian posted this to her Twitter.
First response, a guy calling her a “cunt”, and the third is a guy linking to this image (VERY NSFW.)
Yeah, good job proving that you’re not sexist, guys.

Once again I do not support anita’s message in any way and agree with her on very few things but she in no way ever deserved death threats and harassment and a bunch of uneducated fucks harassing her every time she tries to say something.
Good job guys, you all proved how progressive you are.

Why do people do this? Always add the disclaimer that you absolutely totally do not agree with her at all BUT. Why does it matter in this context?
I mean, sure, I’m glad that you, unlike many people who disagree with her, don’t think she deserves harassment. That’s good. 
But what would it take for there to be a strong show of support for her that isn’t full of caveats about how you disagree?

And furthermore, what in the FUCK is there to disagree with her on? I mean, if she likes potatoes and you like carrots, then what the fuck ever. But how can you disagree with her analysis of misogyny in video games when literally every time she breathes, dudes show up to threaten to rape her and blow her up? Practically her entire life has become one long series of bullshit that proves her right at every turn. Fuck you if you don’t believe her. Fuck you if you don’t agree with her.

I’ve known multiple people who are all anti-Anita and they try to say it’s about her arguments, but when I press them about it they switch to say it’s about the way she presents them, and when I press them more it turns out it’s about misogyny.
People don’t like her because she presents these facts in an unapologetic, straightforward, no-nonsense way utilized by many male academics. In other words, she’s acting like a total b*tch. Because any woman who talks about these issues without apologizing to men about it and petting their egos every eight seconds is a b*tch.

notcisjustwoman:

brutereason:

telltale-goddess:

zennistrad:

Several minutes ago, Anita Sarkeesian posted this to her Twitter.

First response, a guy calling her a “cunt”, and the third is a guy linking to this image (VERY NSFW.)

Yeah, good job proving that you’re not sexist, guys.

Once again I do not support anita’s message in any way and agree with her on very few things but she in no way ever deserved death threats and harassment and a bunch of uneducated fucks harassing her every time she tries to say something.

Good job guys, you all proved how progressive you are.

Why do people do this? Always add the disclaimer that you absolutely totally do not agree with her at all BUT. Why does it matter in this context?

I mean, sure, I’m glad that you, unlike many people who disagree with her, don’t think she deserves harassment. That’s good. 

But what would it take for there to be a strong show of support for her that isn’t full of caveats about how you disagree?

And furthermore, what in the FUCK is there to disagree with her on? I mean, if she likes potatoes and you like carrots, then what the fuck ever. But how can you disagree with her analysis of misogyny in video games when literally every time she breathes, dudes show up to threaten to rape her and blow her up? Practically her entire life has become one long series of bullshit that proves her right at every turn. Fuck you if you don’t believe her. Fuck you if you don’t agree with her.

I’ve known multiple people who are all anti-Anita and they try to say it’s about her arguments, but when I press them about it they switch to say it’s about the way she presents them, and when I press them more it turns out it’s about misogyny.

People don’t like her because she presents these facts in an unapologetic, straightforward, no-nonsense way utilized by many male academics. In other words, she’s acting like a total b*tch. Because any woman who talks about these issues without apologizing to men about it and petting their egos every eight seconds is a b*tch.

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thegraylotus said: If you are against all prejudice, why hate men? If you're a feminist, shouldn't that mean that you believe that the sexes and genders should be treated equally?

the-spooky-spider:

smitethepatriarchy:

the-spooky-spider:

smitethepatriarchy:

the-spooky-spider:

hominishostilis:

smitethepatriarchy:

Who said I’m against all prejudice? I’m only against prejudice directed at marginalized groups. Prejudice against the privileged just makes sense.

Translation:

"I’m a bigot".

Aren’t women the marginalized group since they’re the majority

Wut.

Women make up 51% of the population

There are many ways in which women are marginalized and numbers have nothing to do with it.

Alright, show me. But I don’t really think males are privileged since they’re the majority of rape victims, feminists like Mary Koss think men can’t be raped, in fact, here’s a man who was raped that was forced to pay child support after his rapist got pregnant, are more likely to be murdered, actually, are more likely to be the victim of ANY crime, are mocked by domestic violence hotline operators, and are the majority of suicide victims. Here, have some more sources showing that men are definitely not privileged. And here’s some more. And even more. Here’s some feminists showing some fine rape apology.

Would you like more? Cause I have more

Are you even trying now?

The fact that you can make a list and have it fit into a Tumblr post shows just how privileged men are. There’s maybe a couple old feminists who think men can’t be raped, meanwhile most people think that sex workers can’t be raped. I couldn’t list all the people who I’ve seen or heard say that sex workers can’t be raped, it would break Tumblr probably. Also in most states a woman’s rapists can legally get visitation rights so that sucks for that one guy but again, could not list all the women who have to deal with their rapists because it’s legally mandated that they must. In terms of DV, the number of women who are blamed for their abuser’s behavior far outnumbers a couple of mean hotline operators. PLUS it’s feminists who do a huge amount of awareness spreading for male victims. And I hear more boys using the word “rape” to mean “play well” in one session of CoD than you’ve listed there.

So many of the links in that list are things I’ve already refuted so many times. Counting prison populations doesn’t make sense considering it’s a completely different situation and also if we’re counting that then the proportion of men who are rapists goes up quite a bit, hope you’re ready for that. Men are more likely to be murdered because they’re so much more likely to be involved in crime, drug dealing, gangs, etc, stop hitting yourself. Seriously, men spend all this time committing crimes against one another and we women are mostly trying to stay the fuck out of it. Am I supposed to believe that women have privilege because men keep killing each other? How does that make any sense?

Also women are the majority of people who attempt suicide.

And I know you’re trying hard to seem impressive with your links, but at least one is broken, and many of them are talking about the same thing over and over. Some of them link to the exact same page. How disingenuous. Others are clearly very unreliable sources. The ones that aren’t repeats and are legitimate have either been proven untrue or are issues of the patriarchy backfiring on men. 

Every attempt like this to “prove” than men are the oppressed ones just serves to highlight how privileged they are.

Anonymous said: Self diagnosing people don't glorify their illnesses or disorders anon. Stop using shit ass excuses. There are underage people who's parents literally won't let them see a doctor, or they can't afford it! It has everything to do with money, therapists, and doctors are expensive I would know! And all doctors do to diagnose someone is literally ask them a series of questions you can find on the internet then ask for your personal experiences.

Yeah and if you want to get decently diagnosed you have to a psychiatrist which can be way more expensive, especially if your insurance won’t cover it like they would a general practice or family doctor.

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