ashleighthelion:

What About US.

dimittas whispered: 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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keeper-of-the-purple-twilight:

I hate this. I hate this so fucking much. It is so offensive. This is implying that women can’t be homophobic. It also implies that only men want sex. I know so many girls who treat lesbians and bi women like crap and avoid them because they think just because she likes girls that she will flirt with her, girls treating gay men like accessories, only wanting to be our friend just because of our orientation assuming we will do stereotypical things with them, fetishizing gay and bi men (yes that DOES happen), holding signs at gay pride things with a picture of their “otp” saying “let my gays get married”, taking pictures of gay men without them knowing (that happened to me, I found it on instagram with some “repost if you love gays” post. My boyfriend wasn’t out yet and one of his clients saw it and reported him and he got fired.), females outing gay men without their consent to ‘brag’ that they know a gay man, homophobic mothers, my female teacher pointed to me and said to the class I will get AIDS when we were talking about the 1980s causing me to be bullied, the list goes on. After I came out: My mom would tell my siblings to no longer call me by my name but instead call me “queer” and “faggot”, she would beat me until she got tired of me and threw me out. Most girls fetishize gay men and treat lesbians and bi women horribly. Fetishization is NOT support. People don’t realize that.

My best friend (a straight male) has been with me through it all.

But yeah it is only straight men who are homophobic!!!

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lunar-tick:

shoujo-addict:

H i s t o r i c a l  P r i n c e s s e s  &  Q u e e n s  by shoomlah

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Lost it at Maid Marion.

Okay, but it’s actually super-important that Claire Hummel changed the portrait of Pocahontas after being criticized by native activists for the first Pocahontas’s age/sexualization etc. 

sketchinthoughts:

More animation stuff!

calibornsmainsqueeze:

trans people taking testosterone need to drink orange juice cause testosterone weakens your immune system!! trans people taking estrogen need to drink milk cause estrogen causes calcium to be absorbed less

spoopy-menacing-spiders:

Sorry I didn’t see you there john I was to busy hmmm
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