oh look. She’s white.
they’re talking proportionality though, not actually saying she’s the most gorgeous being on the planet. Like idk what to tell you.
As if common POC features such as: eyes that are “too small”, lips that are “too big”, faces that are “too oblong”, noses that are “too wide” or “too long” etc. etc. don’t fit into the category of disproportionate…
As if what is considered proportionally acceptable isn’t heavily leaning in the European direction…
On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted a segment titled “Women as Background Decoration.” It examined how gratuitous sexual abuse and violence permeates contemporary video games. By the next day, she had received so many violent threats that she had to flee her home. And these weren’t idle Internet threats — some contained accurate identifying information about Sarkeesian’s home and family, enough for law enforcement to get involved.
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The people who say that there’s no sexism in gaming; do they ever wonder why “trolls” consistently target people who point out sexism and take it to these extremes or is the whole thing just random chance to them every single time?
Wow. I watched this video a few months back, and I had no idea this had happened. I ultimately stopped being an active online gamer due to the harassment. Getting a message saying “hey whore” every time I logged onto PSN. Or being told a variety of sexually explicit things while playing online… it’s exhausting. Poor girl.
my boyfriend plays as women in video games all the time and he constantly sees and hears all the sexist things towards women, and these people don’t even know he’s a man. They just assume that even when you’re playing as a female you’re either a female so they bash you for that, or you’re a male playing a female which they try to bash you more for. Completely true about the trolls targeting people who point out shit like that.
Oh really? Really? But really?
Look, I’m not gonna pretend like there aren’t douchebags on the Internet who still act shocked when a girl logs in to play. But honestly, I play online. A lot. I have LITERALLY NEVER IN MY LIFE HAD A GUY TREAT ME LIKE SHIT WHEN THEY FOUND OUT I WAS A GIRL. Literally the worst I get is occasionally a guy awkwardly hits on me and it’s honestly such a failure of human contact that it’s actually a little adorable (never has it been invasive or harassment) or this one time I was kicking ass and one of my teammates goes “HOLY SHIT THIS GIRL CAN PLAY”.
That’s it. The worst I’ve ever received was technically a compliment (a poorly worded compliment but still). And I play League of Legends. A game with a reputation for having one of the most toxic communities in all of the gaming community. And yet I play it all the time. And I don’t hide my gender - my username is fairly feminine and I’ve had situations where I’ve had to correct my gender. And 99.9% of the time, no one gives a shit. The only people who give a shit are the ones who were going to insult me anyway, not having anything to do with my gender, but just because they’re angry miscreants who need to bitch at someone because losing a video game apparently harms them physically.
And you can’t pull privilege here. There’s no privilege - no one sees my face, no one knows me personally, and it is like this for pretty much every online game I have ever played. GTA IV - played with the same guy for several hours who was the nicest gentleman to every girl who logged in. L4D 1/2 - I have multiple guys I added based on playing with them in this game. Never once had a single person be insulting. TF2, basically every gaming community I’ve ever come across - never. In all my years of playing video games. Have I ever been insulted by a man. Because I was a woman. Ever. I probably got more shit from my cousin when I was 8 trying to play the N64 TOTAL than I have gotten in even the slightest way as an adult playing online.
What Anita is getting are TROLLS - people who don’t actually believe anything they say, but are only doing it to get a rise. They’re going to act like sexist jerks because they know they can just sit back and watch and the whole place will come burning down. There’s no actual sexist intent there - they just want to watch Anita and her minions freak out for a while. But it may not even be that, because people have pointed out that these “threats” are quite suspect - some believe Anita planted them herself because she noticed her popularity slipping and figured it would land her in the spotlight again. I don’t know how much of that is true.
But seriously, don’t even try the “WELL JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVEN’T EXPERIENCED IT DOESN’T MEAN IT DOESN’T HAPPEN”. I’m sure it happens. WITH SUCH UTTER IRREGULARITY THAT IT IS HARDLY WORTH ADDRESSING. At this point I wouldn’t be fucking surprised if you are more likely to be physically assaulted by an absolute stranger than you are to receive a sexist comment over a video game. Because I refuse to believe that I could be gaming for as long as I have and not had to deal with anything more than shy flirting.
Unless of course, there are details being left out here and the reason you are insulted is not because you are a girl, but rather because you’re fucking obnoxious about that fact. I’ve seen girls play games and spend more time clarifying that they are in fact of the female persuasion than actually playing the game, and given the attitude of Anita-style feminists, I wouldn’t be surprised if the “shut the fuck up and play” that inevitably follows is interpreted as sexist.
So there is my rant on the subject. I’m tired of people constantly trying to paint every man and thus the entire gaming community as sexist and evil, because they are all like Anita. Remember, Anita is not a lifelong gamer. She stated before she started this whole thing that she was never a big fan of video games, until she decided to milk them for lots of money to produce her cheap-as-hell web series in which she blatantly misinterprets everything to fit her agenda. I don’t like calling people “fake [nerd thing]” but if there were a fake gamer in the world, it would be Anita. She doesn’t give a fucking crap about video games or the gaming industry. Half the time I think she’s got a vendetta against the industry and WANTS to see it fail. But she certainly isn’t in the business of FIXING anything. She definitely isn’t in the business of discussing anything. She wants to build controversy because that is what gets her attention and is what gets feminists who just want a circle jerk without any productivity to give her more money.
Look at all the fucking attention she has drawn away from other ESTABLISHED female gamers, developers, artists…women who truly LOVE games and have played them for a long time, but because they are actually concerned with the art form they don’t get all the nice attention Miss Anita gets by trying to make everything into a controversy. It’s despicable.
So, no, sorry, I can’t buy this one. I can’t let this one fly. I’m not going to let people disparage all the guys I’ve had so much fun playing with, and definitely not going to let people disparage a community I consider myself very much apart of, when I know for a fact it’s based on bullshit.
- Mod Dawes Sr.
Part 2 — #27BiStories: When Did You Come Out? What Was The Response Like?
Hoping to shine a light on the myths about the bisexual community — both in and out of lesbian, gay, transgender, and queer spaces — The Advocate has launched a four-part series written from interviews with 27 self-identified bisexuals, all of whom happen to be in relationships. Earlier this week, we asked our sources to confont the biggest misconceptions they face as bisexual people, and today, we’re turning our attention to the “coming out” stories that so often unite members of the LGBT community.
Do those stories provide the same kind of “we’ve all been there” unity that many in the lesbian, gay, and transgender communities experience when sharing their own coming-outs? Or do bisexual people face ridicule and disbelief from the very people who claim to want to liberate others from the closet? Read on to find out.
This is #27BiStories.
Yes, yes, yes, and yes.
At least I knew to expect homophobia when I was in same-sex relationships, I was not prepared at all for the biphobia I’d experience later. Personally, I’ve found the dismissal, accusations, and vitriol I get from the queer side regarding my sexuality to be far, far more hurtful than the harassment and garbage thrown at me I’d get from straight men on the street when I’d walk hand-in-hand with my girlfriend.
You expect it from bigoted strangers, you don’t see it coming from your supposed “community”
Does Dean remind John of the guy who convinced him to buy the impala? As the years go by and dean grows up. That could be why they have been going on separate hunts in S1, cus John might have a inking of things. Now my head hurts
NPC surrounding me after some dragon slaying. But what’s better, is frost hiding beyond the trees(that tiny white thing upper edge of the screenshot), far away from the dragon(if you know riften). Frost dose this all the time after I started using the resurrect console command. He just hoofs enemies once and go hides afar, behind huge rocks, walls, houses or just simply in the woods. Had to detect life on him all the time now.
Is this a thing?
CINEMATIC MILES MORALES COSPLAY
Yo! My name is Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey…This is cosplay as Cinematic Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider Man. This suit was made by Jesse Covington ( Writer and Costume Designer) and sewn by Sasha Williams ( Fashion Major graduate). Photos were taken by Pierre BL Brevard I specifically would like to thank Marvel Comics Artist Sara Pichelli for designing this character. I’m also very excited to see Olivier Coipel's work on Spider-Verse!
(Full shoot will be shot in New York itself just in time for NYCC)