antisjwyellowfang:

Just your daily reminders:

  • Racists are a problem
  • White people are not
  • Homophobes are a problem
  • Straight people are not
  • Transphobes are a problem
  • Cis people are not
  • Sexists are a problem
  • Men are not

And most importantly,

  • Hating an innocent person solely because of their race, sexuality, or gender makes you a fucking asshole

THANK YOU.

(Source: egalitarianyellowfang, via youngvolcanoe-s)

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beighlee:

Perks of being a cat mom

beighlee:

Perks of being a cat mom

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"

"I work for Reuters. I’m a journalist in the media business.

Back in 2008, I sat in a conference and reviewed some proposals to integrate news sources focused on electronic gaming into our RSS service as niche content providers.

We considered IGN, Gamespot, and a few other syndicated online info feeds.

Now, in order to white label a source as affiliated with Reuters, you need to run through a checklist of ~100 items that are necessary for journalistic integrity. The source and its organization has to score at least a 60 out of 100 for it to be considered fair and unbiased.

These tests are carried out by senior journalists, editors, and investigators.

NONE of the gaming publications scored higher than a 15. For reference, the National Enquirer scored a 38 and the MSNBC blogosphere scored 44.

Some failures included:
- Economic ties with publishers
- Acceptance of favors
- 0% of staff held journalism degree
- Very small percentage worked in other major publications
- No real editing process
- No accountability

tl;dr: Gaming “journalism” is a joke and the laughingstock of reporting media. Continue to read these publications if you want, but assume that everything you read is biased or an outright lie.”

"

Gaming news is officially worse than supermarket tabloids folks. Let that sink in for a while. These people are are several steps below “IS BRAD PITT CHEATING ON ANGELINA???” (via bonglorio)

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batman-mudafuka:

Cats are literally the cutest nerds ever

(Source: omgbuglen, via ella-guru)

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fuckloadofcats:

thats my new nightstand not your hiding place for catnip mice, cat.

fuckloadofcats:

thats my new nightstand not your hiding place for catnip mice, cat.

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kenzsawesomeblog:

Are you fucking kidding me?!

From what I’ve heard, Scott Cawthon wasn’t planning to make this, but multiple people pointed out that the engine he wrote the game in can also do fairly easy ports to iOS.

kenzsawesomeblog:

Are you fucking kidding me?!

From what I’ve heard, Scott Cawthon wasn’t planning to make this, but multiple people pointed out that the engine he wrote the game in can also do fairly easy ports to iOS.

notallfeminists:


I’d like to see Sarkeesian try and find a way to tackle MMOs, where what do you know, there are in all likelihood MORE female characters running around than males.

I’ve been playing with my (AWESOME) female character in Skyrim for god knows how long. And her trusty sidekick, Serana, by her side.
But she would CHOOSE to be a female character, fight someone (a man of course), and then complain about sexism, misogyny and all the usual stuff.

notallfeminists:

I’d like to see Sarkeesian try and find a way to tackle MMOs, where what do you know, there are in all likelihood MORE female characters running around than males.

I’ve been playing with my (AWESOME) female character in Skyrim for god knows how long. And her trusty sidekick, Serana, by her side.

But she would CHOOSE to be a female character, fight someone (a man of course), and then complain about sexism, misogyny and all the usual stuff.

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"I don’t need feminism, because if women in 1st world countries were actually oppressed, they wouldn’t be able to study how oppressed they are in college."

(via why-we-dont-need-feminism)

Holy shit that is soooooooo true!

(via feminismvslogic)

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it-goes-both-ways:

takashi0:

consultingalchemist:

sliverdemon:

gentlemanbones:

unicornlordart:

gentlemanbones:

plantbaby420:

*mic drop*

"Bulletproof vests sound like a great idea, but I’m not sure how we’ll get the gun to put it on."

I… I don’t even get how that suppose to work?Like… is it mace?

Allow me to elaborate. A fingernail polish was developed that will change color when it comes in contact with common date rape drugs like rohypnol; the wearer has to stir their drink with their finger and wait a few seconds for the reaction.
It doesn’t exactly prevent rape, it just helps detect the presence of certain drugs.

Moreover, the criticism of the nail polish is essentially that it is another defensive option, one that puts the onus on Women to prevent rape when they are not the primary aggressors.If this is a “Bulletproof vest”, then the implication is that all men are “guns”. Which is actually a comparison I have seen, one which lots of men take offense to. But it gets back to a fundamental misunderstanding of the discussion. When we say “Teach Men Not to Rape”, the knee-jerk reaction is “I am not a Rapist, and only Rapists would perform such horrible acts”. This associates the “Rapist” with the figure of a sociopath, an unempathetic person who lurks in alleys to assault unsuspecting women all alone.
Consider that Nail Polish is wholly ineffective in such a scenario, and such scenarios, while they do occur, they are far and away the minority of violent sexual assault. The Nail Polish is actually designed for a much more likely scenario: being drugged in the middle of a crowded club.
The fundamental issue is that when men see “teach rapists not to rape”, they are offended by the notion that they are being stereotyped as unthinking brutes driven purely by broken biological impulse. However, most “rapists” are average men, who are fighting against internal biological impulses and societally driven notions. When a girl gets so drunk at a party that she vomits and passes out, a rational, compassionate person would sequester her off in a quieter room to sleep and let the alcohol pass out of her system, possibly through more vomiting. You might even have a friend stay with that person to ensure that they are not suffering from severe alcohol poisoning.
As several national news stories have shown, this is not necessarily what happens at all parties. Therein lies the rub; the boys responsible for these rapes are not remarkable in their sociopathy outside of the incident in question. They are normal, they are average, above-average if their placements on the football teams are anything to judge by.
The breakdown here is that it is about sexual education, it is about trying to instill ideas about proper action well before such a situation would arise. It’s about improved sexual education, because when it comes to the scenario of that passed out girl, as a boy you will be facing down a huge wave of hormones as well as your own societally developed pressures.
In that moment, it is Temptation we face, and we are seldom educated in how to deal with temptation. We do not even like to admit that there is Temptation there, because recognizing that impulse recognizes that which we do not like to admit is within ourselves, that which is possible. Recognizing it gives truth to the thing that we do not want to believe about ourselves, that we have the capacity for “Evil” and when we have to face that down, that there is almost never a clear line saying “you have crossed the moral event horizon”. And the more morally untouchable you think you are as a person, the more difficult it is to clearly perceive when you have crossed that line.
I expound overly much so let me just say I am open to discussion on this, but not argument or insults.

THAT’S NOT WHAT SHE’S TRYING TO SAY. She is pointing out that this only prevents women from being raped. Men get raped too, but men don’t wear nail polish. “If only they could get men to wear it” is her pointing out that although this my decrease the risk of rape it can not completely eliminate it if people believe the stupid sterio type that only women get raped. C.A. out bitches!

If that’s true, that’s awesome.
But I’ve read so much Misandric bullshit posted here that I read it the other way first.

Same.

it-goes-both-ways:

takashi0:

consultingalchemist:

sliverdemon:

gentlemanbones:

unicornlordart:

gentlemanbones:

plantbaby420:

*mic drop*

"Bulletproof vests sound like a great idea, but I’m not sure how we’ll get the gun to put it on."

I… I don’t even get how that suppose to work?

Like… is it mace?

Allow me to elaborate. A fingernail polish was developed that will change color when it comes in contact with common date rape drugs like rohypnol; the wearer has to stir their drink with their finger and wait a few seconds for the reaction.

It doesn’t exactly prevent rape, it just helps detect the presence of certain drugs.

Moreover, the criticism of the nail polish is essentially that it is another defensive option, one that puts the onus on Women to prevent rape when they are not the primary aggressors.

If this is a “Bulletproof vest”, then the implication is that all men are “guns”. Which is actually a comparison I have seen, one which lots of men take offense to. But it gets back to a fundamental misunderstanding of the discussion. When we say “Teach Men Not to Rape”, the knee-jerk reaction is “I am not a Rapist, and only Rapists would perform such horrible acts”. This associates the “Rapist” with the figure of a sociopath, an unempathetic person who lurks in alleys to assault unsuspecting women all alone.

Consider that Nail Polish is wholly ineffective in such a scenario, and such scenarios, while they do occur, they are far and away the minority of violent sexual assault. The Nail Polish is actually designed for a much more likely scenario: being drugged in the middle of a crowded club.

The fundamental issue is that when men see “teach rapists not to rape”, they are offended by the notion that they are being stereotyped as unthinking brutes driven purely by broken biological impulse. However, most “rapists” are average men, who are fighting against internal biological impulses and societally driven notions. When a girl gets so drunk at a party that she vomits and passes out, a rational, compassionate person would sequester her off in a quieter room to sleep and let the alcohol pass out of her system, possibly through more vomiting. You might even have a friend stay with that person to ensure that they are not suffering from severe alcohol poisoning.

As several national news stories have shown, this is not necessarily what happens at all parties. Therein lies the rub; the boys responsible for these rapes are not remarkable in their sociopathy outside of the incident in question. They are normal, they are average, above-average if their placements on the football teams are anything to judge by.

The breakdown here is that it is about sexual education, it is about trying to instill ideas about proper action well before such a situation would arise. It’s about improved sexual education, because when it comes to the scenario of that passed out girl, as a boy you will be facing down a huge wave of hormones as well as your own societally developed pressures.

In that moment, it is Temptation we face, and we are seldom educated in how to deal with temptation. We do not even like to admit that there is Temptation there, because recognizing that impulse recognizes that which we do not like to admit is within ourselves, that which is possible. Recognizing it gives truth to the thing that we do not want to believe about ourselves, that we have the capacity for “Evil” and when we have to face that down, that there is almost never a clear line saying “you have crossed the moral event horizon”. And the more morally untouchable you think you are as a person, the more difficult it is to clearly perceive when you have crossed that line.

I expound overly much so let me just say I am open to discussion on this, but not argument or insults.

THAT’S NOT WHAT SHE’S TRYING TO SAY. She is pointing out that this only prevents women from being raped. Men get raped too, but men don’t wear nail polish. “If only they could get men to wear it” is her pointing out that although this my decrease the risk of rape it can not completely eliminate it if people believe the stupid sterio type that only women get raped. C.A. out bitches!

If that’s true, that’s awesome.

But I’ve read so much Misandric bullshit posted here that I read it the other way first.

Same.

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