There’s a tag on twitter called “gamergate” where hardcore gamers are “rallying” for journalistic integrity in the gaming community.
Which really, they’re piggy backing the Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian drama to promote an idea that women who speak up in media should have solid proof of harassment before speaking up about the toxic culture of the gaming community. Which, ya’know, is kinda shitty.
Yes, there are some legit claims in the tag, but those were not what I decided to comment on. Briefly. This morning.
Which was a huge mistakeeeee. I’m now getting @replied by a buncha people who have received misinformation regarding my comments about making gaming culture more inclusive and comfortable for women. Mostly because some drama-accounts are stirring the pot by mass-hastagging out-of-context tweets I made in response to other conversations. SIGH
then, after removing myself from the conversation, I just started blocking people. Which made them more mad. Now my twitter has been posted to either 4chan or reddit and I keep receiving shitty @ messages, some of which make no bloody sense at allllllllll. (like how I’m whiteknighting to get some feminist tail, or how I’m ACTUALLY the misogynist because im blocking ladies who @ reply me shitty messages)
So uh, I’m shutting off Anons again. bc i’ve started getting them here too. Just to clue y’all in on whats going on in my neck of the woods.
News broke yesterday that nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence had been “leaked” online. The truth is they were stolen. They were hacked from her personal technology. They were posted online without her consent. This is a crime. And possibly worst of all, this is something women are supposed to expect… We live in a society where women’s bodies are a commodity to be sold, whether they agree to it or not. And some of the same people who complain about the NSA or Facebook invading their personal privacy will be the same people searching and spreading around these photos.Large-Scale Hack Lands Stolen Nude Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence & Other Celebrities Online | The Mary Sue (via themarysue)
[lisping seductively] I have a butt, look at it.
The Little Matchgirl
A little insight! This is a “children’s book” set in the time of the Industrial Revolution.
A young girl has to go out and sell matches and is not allowed to come back until she does because her father is an abusive drunk to her and her siblings. Their mother is dead. On this particular day, she can NOT sell her matches so she retreats to a corner but it’s winter so it is dreadfully cold. With ever match she lights, she dreams of Christmas related things such as a well decorated tree or a Christmas dinner. But she can’t have them because she is too poor. With her last match, she dreams of spending time with her grandmother on Christmas but it fades too soon. That being her last one, she goes to sleep but her grand mother retrieves her.
If you couldn’t recognize it in the last gif, the girl has frozen to death.
LISTEN UP WE WERE ASSIGNED BOOKS IN GRADE 2 TO DO FOR LIT CIRCLES AND MY GROUP WAS GIVEN THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL AND MY MOTHER COULDN’T BRING ME TO SCHOOL THE NEXT DAY BECAUSE I READ THE WHOLE THING AND NO ONE ELSE KNEW SHE WAS DEAD BUT I FUCKING KNEW AND I WAS SOBBING MY EYES OUT AS A CHILD.
WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL OKAY?
THIS IS NOT A CHILDREN’S BOOK, THIS IS A STORY WRITTEN BY THE DEVIL HIMSELF.
This wonderful short film is why I can live with the existence of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”
The past two weeks will be forever remembered as the time the term “gamer” was finally killed. It has been conclusively proven to be not fit for purpose or worth salvaging. Any goodness that was ever associated with the word has been completely expunged. We can’t even let it survive with the bigots. Take it out back, shoot it and bury it without a monument. It’s the only option left.