We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.
This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it."
The whole article sadly hits very close to home.
Didn’t she steal this from a Black Tumble post……
Does it matter where she got it from, though? She’s supporting Black feminists…
I’m 100% sure she has the ability to cite her sources instead of plagiarizing a Black Woman’s work. We do not need “support” that erases our words.
Those are not her words.
White feminists being white and stealing shit from Black people. Who knew.
Yes it’s important. Yes it matters. The author should be given credit for her work or it is plagiarizing. You can plagiarzes people on tumblr.
We did not starting writing about our lives for some random white person to take our stories and get paid.
OMG, the irony. A White Feminist, plagiarizing the words of black feminists, which are expressing criticism of white feminists. I can’t take it.
MYTH: “If you raise the minimum wage, things will become more expensive!”
FACT: Things are already getting more expensive, but fewer people can pay for them. (Chart via SEIU and George Miller)
That’s the number of arrest warrants issued in Ferguson last year for nonviolent crimes. Compare that to the population of 21,135 people.
"White citizens were stopped less than 13% of the time despite making up 29% of the population"
At some point I’ll stop talking about Ferguson. Today is not that day.
ALRIGHT LISTEN UP IMMA TELL YOU SOME SERIOUS GENDER MARKETING BULLSHIT THAT WENT DOWN TODAY
Today a woman came in to get her 13 year old son’s black iPhone fixed. This thing was totally fucking busted. She was already kind of being bitchy so I’m just trying to reassure her that everything will be fine and shuffle through the paper work so shes on her way. She leaves, I put her phone away till I have time to fix it.
Well come to find out that we were completely out of black screens until next week’s shipment. So I put on a white screen for now and reassure her that when we do get black screens in that I will call her and we’ll put the new screen on for free. Better to have a temporary mixed match phone then a broken one right?
This woman proceeds to flip her shit. “WE CAME HERE TO GET WHAT WE HAD FIXED!” I calmly explain to her that there is nothing I can do about the color for the time being. The son is totally fine with this and obviously embarrassed by his mother’s outburst. The woman snatches the phone, sneers at it, and then shoves it back into my hands and says “NOW IT LOOKS LIKE A GIRL’S PHONE! I AM NOT GIVING THIS TO MY SON!”
At this moment I turn to her and say. “I don’t undersand? How is it a girl’s phone now?”
"Well it was BLACK and now its WHITE!!" She gestured dramatically at the screen like I couldn’t fucking see it.
"How is white a feminine color?"
She huffs and explains that she refuses to take the phone until the color is changed. The 13 is now rapid fire “its fine its fine” cause he just wants his phone back. But she keeps refusing but I finally tell her again that we will change the phone for free when we get black screens and that shes not allowed to keep it here.
The point of the matter is that this woman almost refused to even take back the phone BECAUSE OF ITS COLOR. Mind you its not even anything like pink or purple. ITS. WHITE.
A SUBURBAN WHITE WOMAN TURNED RED IN THE FACE WITH ANGER BEAUSE SHE THOUGHT WHITE WAS TOO GIRLY FOR HER SON.
the fuck is up with moms policing their sons’ masculinity
what the fuck white has been the default for iphones/ipods since they were fucking invented this is so dumb just god stop using up so much oxygen by being stupid
dat practical armor
I love every aspect of this.
NO you guys don’t understand, the entire book is like this. They tried to cram in all sorts of representation of different races and the art is gorgeous and it’s GREAT! The picture for a spellcaster is a female human who is wearing BAGGY, NON-SEXUALIZED CLOTHING AND NO MAKEUP because she’s in a dungeon, she doesn’t have time to do her hair cmon.
The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.
First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…
This is really strong.
OK, I am getting super annoyed with men talking about this framing the discussion as being in a history where women only recently started playing games or contributing to the industry.
WOMEN HAVE ALWAYS GAMED. THE FIRST COMPUTER PROGRAMMER WAS A WOMAN. GET THIS THROUGH YOUR SKULL.
It’s like figures forcing you to concede that adult women make up roughly half of gamers have just made you move it back ‘Oh, well, they didn’t used to’ or ‘They only used to play girly games/casual games’. STOP. NO. I KNOW YOU THINK YOU’RE HELPING, BUT YOU’RE NOT.
We have always been here and we have always experienced shitty levels of sexism and exclusion when we have tried to do so.
The difference is that the Intenert has made the fact that we game and talk about gaming and critique gaming and write games impossible to ignore. That is why the backlash has become so vicious. Erasure by simply acting as though we aren’t there isn’t possible anymore, so the tactics have become more direct.
Look, guys, I appreciate that you care and that you want to show your outrage (and pat each other on the back for being so powerfully outraged) but you really need to be aware of how you can still be and are perpetuating the culture that begets this.
Stop painting us as new. Stop painting us as taking someone else’s toys. Stop pretending that the sexism of the ‘old days’ was OK, because only boys played. No. Girls played. Women played. Women have always played. The sexism was there not as some kind of natural consequence of only supplying to boys, but as a consequence of the massively sexist culture in which we still exist and in which you partake.
I’m 48 years old. I’ve been a gamer since the early 80s, back in the days of Space Invaders and Pac Man, and have cycled from hardcore to casual gamer and back again several times (usual depending on additional factors such as the age of my PC and the state of my wallet). As I pointed out on a separate post some time back that was going around about this “surprising” sudden increase in the number of 50+ women playing, this increase should not surprise anyone.
This ‘increase’ is merely the cohort of my teenage age-mates and near-peers who were in their low 20s or so at the time of the introduction of the first widely popular home computers and consoles - the Apple IIs, the Vic20s and Commodore CBMs,PETS and 60s, the IBM PC 2, Nintendo, Atari, ColecoVision, etc - aging gracefully upwards while still doing what we have always done - GAMED.
I will bet there is, yes, some overall increase in the size of both the 50+ gamers and the cohort I’m still down in. This would be all our peers who hadn’t gamed prior to now, who have now started becoming grandmothers, with grandchildren for whom gaming is as widely accepted and practiced an activity as TV watching was in our own youths. Grannie starts helping grandchild play through levels of their current obsession on their tablet or Wii or whatever and next thing you know Grannie has a gamepad of her own.
It should not surprise anyone that women game, and in significant numbers. We have always gamed. We have always participated in creating games as well, which is where there’s always been a saddening disparity between the number of women employed by the industry and the number of women who make use of its products (which is, sadly, also true of a huge number of other industries). Anyone who thinks that women gaming is a recent phenomena must have spent their entire life to date living under a rock with blinders on.
Though judging by the comments I’ve seen male gamers make about female gamers, that last actually seems appallingly possible.
Hey kids, it’s time for Rewriting History with Judge Andrew Napolitano.
No joke, in the Texas public school system elementary students are taught that tariffs were the reason for the civil war, not slavery. We had an entire curriculum built around it.
Don’t forget that as one of the largest textbook markets, many other states have to buy Texas-approved textbooks. Not only does Texas screw up their own children, but they screw up the kids of other states as well.
up here in idaho, that’s what we were taught as well
billnye-thesciencefly said: You are going to prison. Doxxing people is extremely illegal. Not only does it make you seem extremely immature, you put the persons family in danger because you couldn't take being proven wrong
I love that people have been doxxing teenage girls simply for having nudes hacked off their phone for years and years, but I share the facebook page of one hateful boy who tried to antagonize me with rape jokes and I’m the monster.
You deliberately found the personal details of a 12 year old boy, then asked your followers to share and spread those details so it would follow him around. You actively encouraged your followers to attempt to ruin the rest of his life.
That’s why people are pissed off with you and your doxxing. He was a dick, and shouldn’t have said those things. You were a dick for encouraging people to ruin his life.
Oh, I “deliberately found his personal details”?
Yeah, let’s explore that. How did I find this little troll’s full name? Hmmm, let’s just click over to his blog and have a guess, shall we?
How ever did I SLEUTH out his incredibly private and personal information? I must just be an incredibly skilled internet detective! How dare I not respect a sexist internet troll’s desire to antagonize women with full anonymity! It’s not like a person who posts photos of their full name written on an underage girls’ boobs is interested in attention! It’s not like linking to a facebook page is anything less than a hatecrime. It’s not like he wrote to me FIRST with a message clearly intended to cause me distress. You really nailed it. Way to nab them baddies, Superdouche. Well done.