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Reblogged from lifeofaninjaneer  7,736 notes
Anita Sarkeesian (female) sent many death threats to herself. But she isnt a video gamer, so your point still might be a valid.

jessicalprice:

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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This may be the most succinct and eloquent takedown of these goons that I’ve seen yet.

Reblogged from chiedegozaru  531,261 notes

soccer-mom:

screwsociety:

lame-waves:

i guess i recorded an ice bucket challenge today after i got my wisdom teeth out ??

"I’M BLEEDING….. that’s okay i can still do it"

THIS IS MY FAVORITE VIDEO EVER

  • white girl:

    i dont like this abandoned insane asylum, zack.

  • white boy:

    come on, amanda, 10 years ago tonight, the famous blood skull killer committed his last murder right here and then vanished.

  • white girl:

    you're just trying to scare me.

  • white boy:

    lmao

  • they continue walking for a few seconds

  • *white couple hears noise*

  • white girl:

    babe what that??

  • white boy:

    i'll go investigate

  • *leaves her alone*

  • *choking noises*

  • white girl:

    zack!!!

  • white boy:

    ha ha just kidding!

  • white girl:

    asshole!

  • white boy:

    im just playin babe

  • white girl:

    that wasnt funny but ur still cute

  • *playful kiss*

  • *things turn sexy*

  • *hear noise*

  • white boy:

    i'll go investigate

  • *he leaves and then there's a silence for a long time*

  • *maybe a thud*

  • white girl:

    zack! this isnt funny anymore zack!

  • *she walks and he dead*

  • white girl:

    ahhh!!

  • *killer shows up with sickle or quirky weapon that distinguishes him from other horror movie villains*

  • white girl:

    ahhh!!!

  • *white girl runs*

  • *dead end*

  • *hides*

  • *thinks she free n safe*

  • *guy catches her*

  • *cuts her*

  • *she dead*

  • opening title slashes across screen:

    BLOOD SLICE IN 3-D

Reblogged from imgonnamakeachange  4,036 notes

dlubes:

person on their blog: “i didnt have a very good day”

other person: “how DARE you even think about posting about your personal life on your personal blog. for like twenty seconds you’re not catering to my specific desires of what i want YOUR blog to be like. this is so rude. not to mention you have over 500 followers like how could you possibly be upset and have a bad day with that many followers?? grow up life isn’t that bad.”