Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.
Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist [Adi Robertson/The Verge]
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
This is the dirtiest joke I have ever seen on a kids show jesus christ their fucking faces.
Hey, it’s Foxy! :D
Tonight’s Gender of the Night is: Skeletor
Isn’t this everyone’s gender everyday?
Cecil’s birthmarks changes shape and movement with his emotions - they flare up when he’s flustered or angry, hide under clothing when he’s scared or embarrassed, move rapidly when he’s excited, softer shapes for good feelings and rougher shapes for bad ones etc.
He’s kinda self-conscious about them since it’s like wearing your heart on your sleeve, but Carlos thinks they’re pretty (and also scientifically fascinating).
Lady Fossa by Mike Wilson
Did you know? The modern mongoose and the fossa evolved from the same ancestor, which arrived on Madagascar about 21 million years ago. Learn more.
I love this animal! When I changed my fursona I had a bit of a tough time deciding between the Fossa and the Bat <3
Two years ago, there was a movie called Paranorman.
It didn’t do so good at the box office, despite it being one of the most important, game changing animated movies since the Disney renaissance. It made its money back, but it wasn’t the smash hit Frozen was.
And this is a fucking tragedy.
look at this idiot
okay I liked this yesterday (complete with actual physical squeaking sounds and face-touching) but it’s been on my dash three times now so I have to reblog it before I have a heart attack
Tonight’s Gender of the Night is: A Gore Magala
I don’t know what this is but I claim it as my gender every night.
Female privilege is getting to claim a headache to avoid sex.
Female oppression is having to claim physical illness to avoid sex because men won’t take a simple fucking “no” for an answer.
Female oppression is men being so entitled that they think being denied sex is oppressive.
these motherfuckers are shooting people for throwing water bottles
this is the country I live in