People think feminism means that there’s a group of women somewhere that want to take trousers with pockets away from men and give them to women, and give men trousers with fake pockets, while in reality feminism is the general idea that everyone should have trousers with pockets, because pockets are awesome.

(Reblogged from 2bi2handsofblue)
  • male character being a little shit: can't you see the complexity of his psyche? can't you just UNDERSTAND how much of a flawlessly flawed human being he is? or even, can't you see all the trauma and pressure he's been exposed to? every rose has their thorns, and those thorns can be incredibly beautiful
  • female character being a little shit: OMG THAT USELESS FUCKING BITCH DARED HURTING MY CUTIE PIE???? she must die lol such a flat character with no serious motives other than being a fucking bitch and breathing the oxygen of my lovelies
  • nonbinary character being a little shit: what is a nonbinary character
(Reblogged from androgynistic)




More proof that Paul Ryan is a despicable human being.

This is actually consistent with Ryan’s philosophy that no one should be compelled via taxation to help others. He believes this should be wholly voluntary.

Of course, voluntarism is an inefficient, inadequate method to address big, entrenched, systemic problems. People suffering from debilitating conditions should not have to come up with cute ad campaigns or have photogenic advocates in order to attract adequate public interest and funding.

This illustrates my problem with conservatives of all stripes. What they see as equality—individuals competing for resources—is really those without power begging those with power for help and humanity. This is a problem with liberals as well—how many times have we been told, “If you keep hurting my feelings, I’m not going to keep being an ally,” as though helping us fight for the rights we deserve is a reward for coddling those with privilege—but it’s a codified part of conservative socioeconomic philosophy.

To tell people who are already suffering enough that they don’t deserve help unless they come up with something that’s fun for people who aren’t suffering is cruel and disgusting.

(Reblogged from androgynistic)


social justice stuff you see on tumblr is nothing new; these ideas and terminology have been around in activist circles for years. You’re only just finding out about them now because they’ve been brought into the mainstream of a website most of you frequent.

(Reblogged from geekzyllah)


did some good tweets today i think

(Reblogged from geekzyllah)
Over the past few weeks, there have been repeated calls to “take gaming back” from the “white knights”, the SJWs, the liberal “crusaders”. But calling for better gender representation in games and game development isn’t about taking anything away. As an artform, as an industry, as a sport and as countless other things, gaming is growing at the speed of light. Yes, the traditional, “triple-A” boxed game business appears to be in decline, but that’s a poor yardstick for a medium that now encompasses hundreds, thousands of different devices, access points, genres and tastes. Such growth invites, demands and can only benefit from a more diverse and inclusive spread of creators and concepts. This is a question of evolution. It’s about taking what we have into tomorrow. Nobody needs to be excluded. And there is no need to panic.

OXM US Blog: Who’s afraid of women in games? (Page 2) - OXM US

I wonder if the decline of AAA titles has something to do with the vast majority of them being derivative of each other, and gamers are getting tired of the same old thing with marginally different graphics? I wonder if people are growing up and getting tired of dealing with assholes when they try to play these AAA titles online?

Women playing games isn’t the problem. The way some men treat women who play games is.

(via wilwheaton)

The part of this that I find endlessly hysterical gut churningly infuriating is that nothing has been taken. Developers are still shelving playable female characters or female leads because of the demographic they are selling to, a demographic that doesn’t need to their bread and butter. You can’t take it back, NO ONE TOOK ANYTHING.

But you know what you mewling hateful imbeciles?

We’re gonna.

(via eruditechick)

(Reblogged from geekzyllah)


it’s so weird that men can make endless misogynistic comments and not have to reassure people that they don’t hate women but when women, especially those in the spotlight, talk about things concerning women they feel an overwhelming need to constantly reassure the world that they don’t hate men, that they love men. 

and by weird i mean a cultural norm to demean women and overvalue men. 

(Reblogged from claudiaboleyn)


"bisexuality doesn’t mean you can’t be monogamous" yes this is true


have you considered the fact that some bisexuals are polyamorous and that doesn’t make them any more deserving of biphobic shittery and that who bisexuals are and are not in (sometimes simultaneous) relationships with is their business and that of their partner(s)?? don’t let monosexuals dictate which kinds of bisexuals are worthy of respect.

(Reblogged from a-little-bi-furious)

Marginalized people are not revolution objects


So, here’s a thing I’ve seen happen:

  • People get really into social justice theory
  • and then they read a lot from people who all agree with each other
  • and then they assume that everyone in that group agrees
  • and then, when they encounter someone in that group who doesn’t think that thing, they don’t know how to deal with them
  • or they’re rude and condescending

For instance:

  • Someone who reads a lot of disability theory is excited about the idea of acceptance
  • And, in particular, the reasons that mobility equipment is liberating and wonderful
  • And they encounter someone who is enduring considerable pain rather than use a wheelchair
  • And then they talk at them about how they just need to accept themself already, without listening to where they’re actually coming from
  • That is not respectful. It can sometimes be ok to express an opinion or offer advice (emphasis on offer; people can say no to hearing your advice), but it’s not ok to try and run someone else’s life, or to take control of their self image, or related stuff
  • Respecting someone has to start with respecting them as people who think for themselves, not trying to make them do what you think self-respecting people do

keep in mind that:

  • No matter how much you’ve read, you’ve never been the person you’re talking to
  • That goes double if you’re not a member of their group, but it applies even if you are
  • Having read a lot of social justice theory, or even being part of that group and having found that it described your experience, does *not* mean that you know better than someone else how they should be living their life
  • Don’t try to take people over, and don’t talk down to them
  • The last thing marginalized people need is yet another person trying to run over them for their own good. They get that enough already

People are complicated, and you are never the expert on someone else’s life. Reading social justice theory, and even being really insightful about what’s wrong with our culture, does not make you an expert on someone else’s life. Their life is for them to live and make decisions about. Marginalized people are not revolution objects.

(Reblogged from twistedingenue)


Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

(Reblogged from kateordie)