In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.
Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible.
But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience.
White feminists hijacked feminism and erased misogynoir (misogyny and and racism as it is experienced exclusively by black women) and sexist racism from the equation by claiming that specifically identifying parts of sexism that effect women of colour and how white women benefit from patriarchy over women of colour is just “dividing” the issue. Meanwhile, whit women continued to benefit from systemtic racism and sexism against women of colour while women of colour were thrown under the bus. Not to mention the feminist movements violent history of racism toward black men.
Radical feminists also have a long and brutal history of transmisogyny (transphobia and misogyny as it is experienced exclusively by trans women) by denying trans women the right to exist and forcing them into dangerous social conditions to keep cis women comfortable in their cissexism. The feminist movement was hijacked away from trans women, much like the queer rights movement was, to make white/cishet people more comfortable, and allow white women and cis queers to continue to benefit from their privilege.
Also, google is your friend.
ETA: especially considering that white Europeans have colonized so many continents and forced centuries upon centuries of the “natives” to learn to prioritize and value European classic tales over their own.
If black, brown, yellow, red children around the world have been taught to love and demand Western narratives, then at the very least we should get to see ourselves in them.
Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content
This article is heartbreaking. And true.
There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit.
There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.
NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.
Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article.
Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.
We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)
ooc: Reblogging because holy shit.
I aspire to be this woman when I’m older.
This woman was born before women were legally allowed to vote.
So don’t think for a second that she’s joking when she sees you trying to take that right away, Republicans.
The World Ends With You Preview Night on August 7th!Published on July 24, 2014 @ 06:19 pm Written by Cecily
It’s a rather peculiar time for The World Ends With You community right now. The game’s 7th anniversary is approaching in just a few days, the 7th album including music from the series is set to release in September, and Square Enix’s store and cafe is currently hosting a campaign revolving around it. A lot is happening in just a short period of time, but is that really all there is?
Apparently not. A special event was just announced today via the third episode of Square Enix’s mdRadio, called “Subarashiki Kono Sekai Preview Night” which will be held on August 7th at ARTNIA. Lucky fans who obtain a ticket to the preview night will be able to buy TWEWY merchandise, watch an episode of mdRadio be recorded live, and try out food samples from ARTNIA’s special TWEWY menu as well as Nomu-tetsu Special dishes based on the food Tetsuya Nomura eats often (Nomura warns that the food from his special menu isn’t very “trendy”, but we are all certain it’ll still be delicious!)
Fans will also have the chance to get autographs from special guests including Tetsuya Nomura (character designer), Tatsuya Kando (director) and Ichiro Hazama (producer), check out an original art exhibit for the game before the pieces are auctioned of on the 8th, and everybody who attends will leave the event with a special souvenir to commemorate the event!
To gain admission, you must submit a Direct Message to the merchandise division’s official Twitter account (@ SQEX_MD_GOODS) with “個人情報は記載しないでください” or “Applying for TWEWY Preview Night”. The preview night begins at 5pm and ends at 10pm and only individuals 18 or older are allowed to attend (photo identification required).
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Square Enix Music posted this tweet earlier this morning!
Apparently they’re holding a music video contest for “The Death March”! More information will be announced next week, and the album itself will be sold on 9/17/2014!
What does this mean!? I have no idea! But I’m certainly not complaining. Give me all your love, Square. <3
THEY LOOK SO COOL…
You find, after a journey, that are not the person you used to be.
This is why you should have a cat y’all. Egyptians believed that cats repelled evil spirits.
Cats are evil spirits. They’re just the strongest so all others must bow to their greatness.
Actually according to legend, cats are guardians of the Underworld. So once you are dead if you try to sneak back into the land of the living they send you back where you came from. They protect the living from the dead.
If you ever wonder why a cat stares off into the wild blue yonder and then bolts off for “no reason…”That cat even looks like it’s accusing him of something like wait a Fucking minute here are you dead did you really think you could slip that shit passed me
I love fanfic writers because fanfiction is just so kind and selfless. You give us really enjoyable stories completely free of charge and I am really, really grateful for it.
"And Angels are monstrous in their own right."
I am too and while I do have a lot of misgivings about the series, I’m very worried about it now. Do I dream of a better Korra? Hell yeah. But this whole situation reeks of the same shit that caused Young Justice’s downfall and that was a situation I’d hoped would never repeat. I can only pray Steven Universe doesn’t fall prey to this horror too.
About a third of the passengers killed on the Malaysian flight that was shot down yesterday were on their way to an international AIDS conference. They were scientists, researchers and activists, some of whom have already changed and saved thousands of lives with their work.
Bryan Fischer - the head of the American Family Association - is mad that Barack Obama acknowledged that. Here’s what Obama said (which, no, YOU’RE tearing up reading it!)
Let me close by making one additional comment. On board Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17 there were apparently near 100 researchers and advocates traveling to an international conference in Australia dedicated to combating AIDS/HIV. These were men and women who had dedicated their own lives to saving the lives of others, and they were taken from us in a senseless act of violence.
In this world today we shouldn’t forget that in the midst of conflict and killing, there are people like these, people who are focused on what can be built rather than what can be destroyed, people who are focused on how they can help people that they’ve never met, people that define themselves not by what makes them different from other people but by the humanity that we hold in common. It’s important for us to lift them up and to affirm their lives. And it’s time for us to heed their example.
The United States of America is going to continue to stand for the basic principle that people have the right to live as they choose, that nations have the right to determine their own destiny, and that when terrible events like this occur, the international community stands on the side of justice and on the side of truth.
Wonkette did a roundup of some of the medical advancements the people on that plane helped create, including antiretrovirals to reduce mother-child spread of HIV/AIDS and access to treatment in developing nations. And of course, they’ve affected the lives of millions of gay men who have contracted the disease. Who are just as worthy of medical care as anyone else. Who were ignored by Reagan when the HIV outbreak first happened, which actually made the disease spread farther and faster before anyone knew how it was transmitted. Who are motherfucking human beings, much to the dismay of the American Family Association.
Obviously we all knew the AFA was a piece of shit. In case you were wondering - since it’s been a while since we heard from them, what with same-sex marriage getting legalized in a new state every week or so - in case you were wondering whether they were still homophobic pieces of shit, yes, yes they are.