I'm a genderfluid ace; I'm a rape survivor and recovering from PTSD. I love Latin and politics.
I work in reslife, and I adore every second of it. I'm on a path to getting better, and I'm not there yet, but I will be. :)
|Sophomore Biology Major:||Hey, you're anorexic right?|
|Senior Sociology Major:||I'm a recovering anorexic, yeah.|
|Sophomore Biology Major:||You should probably go back to anorexia, you're getting fat.|
~a few~ of the Marvel men.
you know, randomly chosen.
no criteria whatsoever.
they just ~happen~ to be the ones i like the best.
look at this stream of sensible suits
and then sam jackson in a sky blue/lime green combo like a man who dressed himself in baskin&robbins
i fucking love sam jackson
They still need Vin Diesel.
That color combination is, um.
"While vaccine activists tend to dismiss the articulate neurodiversity people as “not really autistic,” merely “quirky” individuals hijacking the fates of those more seriously affected, they fight for research by pointing to swelling autism rates that include just such people."
I have been telling people this for years:
You can’t use stuff like 1 in 166, or even higher numbers, without counting people who are ‘high functioning’ or ‘PDDNOS’ and ‘Asperger’ and etc. So if you claim to use numbers like that in your fundraising, then you cannot claim that you’re not talking about (insert type of ‘high functioning’ person here). Because without ‘high functioning’ autistic people, you would have much smaller numbers much less impressive ones. So you basically use them for numbers, but then throw them away when they’re inconvenient to your cause.
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 :)