Things done at 3am: an essay by Meagan.
1. Lost my phone and used Jeff’s to call it, accidentally called one of his volunteers (not sure if I hung up on time or if I made their phone go off at 3 fucking am)
2. Fed the baby and then said baby refused to go to sleep in her bassinet
3. Shoved pacifier in babies mouth, praying the baby will go to sleep
4. Go to sleep you jerk baby
reminder that Margaret has the best fighter theme
Happy late father’s day to all the vegetas out there grudgingly being dads in their own special ways
A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others.
A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others.
An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it.
Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.
Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist [Adi Robertson/The Verge]