So last night Anita Sarkeesian published the latest Feminist Frequency video on misogyny in video games and received another wave of death threats, this time including one of terrifying specificity, demonstrating knowledge of where she and several of her family members lived, compelling her to contact the authorities and leave her home.
A threat intended, of course, to demonstrate that there is no misogyny directed at women involved in video games, and that her video series is unnecessary man hating slander.
You know what makes me angry, though? The death threat is horrible, but what makes me mad is that in the comments section for every site on the net for so-called “games journalists”, there will be mountains of posts that begin something along the lines of “that’s so horrible and i can’t believe anyone would do something so bad, /HOWEVERRRRR/, i don’t know if there’s really a misogyny problem blah blah blah her videos are so controvercial blah blah blah maybe if she hadn’t blah blah blah i don’t see why you females are all so mad at me im just stating an opinion blah blah blah but i’m an ally blah blah blah you all just hate men blah blah blah fart”
For every one guy who’s sociopathic and cruel enough to send hate mail to a woman for speaking out in her sisters’ defense, there are a THOUSAND perfectly willing to be tone-deaf apologists for a culture of violence against women, usually riding in on the dead, beaten horse that is the maybe-the-truth-is-in-the-middle non-analysis.
All this, plus the clueless articles and comments by guys saying, “She should have expected this. Doesn’t she know how the internet works?”
There’s an article I’m reading on RawStory right now and happily, the readership is a.) just as dismayed by the rampant misogyny as the are the b.) sudden deluge of people casually justifying it. They’re not buying it by and large, but it’s uncanny to me how textbook it is. The best part is how many people have correctly pointed out that this proves her point more than anything possibly could.
Trigger Warning: Video shows Michael Brown’s body laying in the street, and descriptions of his death.
For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological Order: The most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]
Reblog the fuck out of this
my feminist goal is not to convince men that girls are of value, my feminist goal is to achieve a future where the judgement of our value isn’t in the hands of men.
and this goes for, especially goes for, trans girls, girls of colour, disabled girls and LGBTQA+ girls.
girls, all girls, and if you believe otherwise don’t reblog this.
ARG website which looks like a perfectly normal BBS for citrus tree gardening, but a locked post in the “hybrids” section contains a step by step mind-reading guide.
Q:Is it possible to publish kindle porn under an alias?
A modern look at the buzzes and clicks on the Watergate tape reveals new information on the perpetrators of the tape erasure and their motives.
This is genuinely fascinating to me though.
Okay, so the reason I’m asking for donations to help produce The Word From Shadow Grove is that I believe I have something here that could be great.
But so you don’t have to take my word
(from Shadow Grove)for it, I’m putting the first half of this story up online to whet appetites and pique interests (or wet them and peak them, if you prefer). If you like what you see and want the rest to be produced as an audio play and released in full text version, please kick something in.
You’ll help trans women make art and pay rent, you’ll help make something new under the sun. We just need $350 to make this a reality (and another $50 to recoup costs so far, but I’d be very happy to eat that if we can make this happen.)
We need just $80 more in outside donations to get there by the end of the week, but more sooner would be better. Please help!
We’re to the point where just ~$40 of outside donations would get us there. Thanks for reading, helping, and boosting!
Less than $30! Please help!