smileyskeleton:

mediocre-latinist:

smileyskeleton:

Who is trying to prove that misogyny doesn’t exist? Gamers just dont think it permeates our society in the way she makes it out to.
They also dont believe every microagression she nitpicks in her videos has an impact on society as a whole or creates misogynistic people like she also claims.

Who is trying to prove that misogyny doesn’t exist?  People like this guy:


Bullshit. Saying that a specific situation might not be the result of misogyny (while perhaps wrong) is not an attempt to disprove misogyny.Also even if it were an attempt to disprove the existence of misogyny (which it clearly isn’t). His actions alone do not represent the entire gaming community.

smileyskeleton:

mediocre-latinist:

smileyskeleton:

Who is trying to prove that misogyny doesn’t exist? Gamers just dont think it permeates our society in the way she makes it out to.

They also dont believe every microagression she nitpicks in her videos has an impact on society as a whole or creates misogynistic people like she also claims.

Who is trying to prove that misogyny doesn’t exist?  People like this guy:

Bullshit. Saying that a specific situation might not be the result of misogyny (while perhaps wrong) is not an attempt to disprove misogyny.

Also even if it were an attempt to disprove the existence of misogyny (which it clearly isn’t). His actions alone do not represent the entire gaming community.

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tylergfoster:

kobetyrant:

wolverhempten:

kobetyrant:

OPINIONS CAN BE RACIST

OPINIONS CAN BE SEXIST

OPINIONS CAN BE HOMOPHOBIC

stop using “it’s just my opinion” to justify your bigotry.

ITS NOT BIGOTRY UNTIL YOU’RE RUDE ABOUT IT

what’s a nice way to be racist, homophobic, and/or sexist? please enlighten me

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Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

momo33me:

Members of the Scottish Parliament today joined our call to end the siege of Gaza. MSPs from all parties, except the Tories, along with independents met with around 200 SPSC members and supporters.
Before the MSPs arrived the rally was addressed by Fife Councillor Pete Lockhart who has successfully moved that the council fly the Palestinian flag over Fife House. Support also came from Helen Martin on behalf of the STUC.
Following First Minister’s Questions, MSPs joined the rally and heard Dr Esam Hijjawi from the Association of Palestinian Communities in Scotland, welcome the Scottish Government’s call for an immediate arms embargo on Israel as well as a UN led investigation into Israeli war crimes.
The leaders of the the Scottish Greens, Scottish Lib Dems, and Scottish Labour along with the SNP chair of the cross party group on Palestine were flanked by around one third of the parliament MSPs, as Esam thanked them for their efforts and urged them and the Scottish Government to do more.
There was huge media interest in the event reflecting the importance of the issue both within and outwith the parliament.
On Tuesday at 5.00pm the parliament will debate the motion submitted by Drew Smith on Gaza. No vote takes place on such motions but it does give MSPs the opportunity to discuss the issue. The debate is scheduled to last for 45 minutes, but under standing orders can be extended by 30 minutes.

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bloodycowards:

Today is the 11th anniversary of ‘You mad?’

Bill is still mad.

legendary

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susiethemoderator:

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.

- Nelson Mandela

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters canvass the neighborhood of County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.


Saturday, August 30th.

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cartoonpolitics:

News that Dick Cheney is related to Obama .. really .. which rather puts just finding out Darth Vader is your dad in the shade .. (story here)

cartoonpolitics:

News that Dick Cheney is related to Obama .. really .. which rather puts just finding out Darth Vader is your dad in the shade .. (story here)

(Source: freep.com)

cartoonpolitics:

another reference to the recent  Arizona gun tragedy resulting from a 9-year-old girl being allowed to fire an Uzi as a ‘treat’.. (story here)

cartoonpolitics:

another reference to the recent  Arizona gun tragedy resulting from a 9-year-old girl being allowed to fire an Uzi as a ‘treat’.. (story here)

(Source: davegranlund.com)

markdoesstuff:

cardinal-signs:

setbabiesonfire:

cyclivist:

Deputy who killed former Napster COO after drifting into the bike lane while distracted by his laptop will not face charges because he was answering a work-related email.

OH OKAY.

so i guess texting while driving only applies to literally CELL PHONES????

well los angeles has not changed at all since i left.
jesus christ

markdoesstuff:

cardinal-signs:

setbabiesonfire:

cyclivist:

Deputy who killed former Napster COO after drifting into the bike lane while distracted by his laptop will not face charges because he was answering a work-related email.

OH OKAY.

so i guess texting while driving only applies to literally CELL PHONES????

well los angeles has not changed at all since i left.

jesus christ

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mediamattersforamerica:

"Let men be men": Fox hosts eagerly agreed with the NY Post article that claimed “catcalls are flattering.” 

A few more gems from this segment

  • "They mean it in a nice way."
  • "It’s nice to get compliments."
  • "As long as you don’t come within arms length, it’s fine."

But for many women, catcalls are humiliating and degrading. Some blame themselves, wondering what they could have done differently to prevent it. And the consequences can considerably affect a person’s social behavior and habits, as women report they avoid eye contact and walking alone in public, or change their outfits or routes to avoid harassment.”  

In reality, this is no small problem. According to Stop Street Harassment, “at least 65% of women have experienced catcalls, leers, and unwanted sexual propositions,” disproportionately affecting those with low incomes, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. And while there are federal laws protecting women from workplace harassment, street harassment is addressed on a state-by-state basis.

Let’s bring some voices of reason into this discussion:

Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY:

Catcalling does not mean you are beautiful, smart, strong or interesting. Catcalling means a stranger values you so little he doesn’t care if he makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

Margaret Eby, Brooklyn Magazine:

Catcalling is about control, not about your cute shorts. It’s an assertion that women are just visitors in a male space, there to be assessed by appearance and summarily dismissed or flirted with.

Ashley Ross, TIME:

To legitimize catcalling is to give voice to those who don’t deserve it: the man who told me he wanted to perform oral sex on me, the man who said he wanted it the other way around and the man who said he could have me if he wanted me.

The dehumanizing culture of catcalling must stop, but conservative media outlets like Fox aren’t helping. It’s up to us all to educate ourselves about the harms of harassment, so that women can truly be free in the streets of America.

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thinkmexican:

1970 Chicano Moratorium

44 years ago today, 30,000 marched in East LA in the Chicano Moratorium in protest of the Vietnam War, and in an act of self-determination for Chicanos. Historians believe the Chicano Moratorium was one of the largest anti-war protests of its day and the first to call attention to the number of Chicanos disproportionately represented in Vietnam.

Thousands who gathered at Laguna Park after the march to listen to speakers and performers were forced to run for cover after deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department began brutally attacking march-goers with night sticks. Reporter Rubén Salazar was one of them.

Salazar, who was a well-known journalist, was killed later that evening at the Silver Dollar Bar on Whittier Boulevard when sheriff’s deputies shot a tear gas canister into the bar. The canister hit Salazar in the head and killed him instantly. Salazar had clashed with local police in the months before his death, reports the LA Times. Ángel Díaz and Lynn Ward also died that day.

See documentary on the Chicano Moratorium. More stories here.

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nativenews:

Peru Legalizes Murder of Indigenous, Environmental Protestors and Activists
Some of the recent media coverage about the fact that more than 50 people in Peru – the vast majority of them indigenous – are on trial following protests and fatal conflict in the Amazon over five years ago missed a crucial point.
Yes, the hearings are finally going ahead and the charges are widely held to be trumped-up, but what about the government functionaries who apparently gave the riot police the order to attack the protestors, the police themselves, and – following Wikileaks’ revelations of cables in which the US ambassador in Lima criticized the Peruvian government’s ‘reluctance to use force’ and wrote there could be ‘implications for the recently implemented Peru-US FTA’ if the protests continued – the role of the US government?
That law, no. 30151, was promulgated in January this year and is, according to the IDL’s Juan José Quispe, a modification of existing legislation passed by the previous government. The modification consists of replacing three words – “en forma reglamentaria” – with another five – “u otro medio de defensa” – which Quispe says means that any soldier or police officer can now kill or injure a civilian without needing to use his or her weapon ‘according to regulations’, or by using something other than his or her weapon.
“We continue considering this law as one that grants the armed forces as well as the national police a licence to kill,” Quispe told the Guardian. “It permits a high degree of impunity. During the repression of social protests, police officers and soldiers who cause injuries or deaths will now be exempt from criminal responsibility.”

nativenews:

Peru Legalizes Murder of Indigenous, Environmental Protestors and Activists

Some of the recent media coverage about the fact that more than 50 people in Peru – the vast majority of them indigenous – are on trial following protests and fatal conflict in the Amazon over five years ago missed a crucial point.

Yes, the hearings are finally going ahead and the charges are widely held to be trumped-up, but what about the government functionaries who apparently gave the riot police the order to attack the protestors, the police themselves, and – following Wikileaks’ revelations of cables in which the US ambassador in Lima criticized the Peruvian government’s ‘reluctance to use force’ and wrote there could be ‘implications for the recently implemented Peru-US FTA’ if the protests continued – the role of the US government?

That law, no. 30151, was promulgated in January this year and is, according to the IDL’s Juan José Quispe, a modification of existing legislation passed by the previous government. The modification consists of replacing three words – “en forma reglamentaria” – with another five – “u otro medio de defensa” – which Quispe says means that any soldier or police officer can now kill or injure a civilian without needing to use his or her weapon ‘according to regulations’, or by using something other than his or her weapon.

“We continue considering this law as one that grants the armed forces as well as the national police a licence to kill,” Quispe told the Guardian. “It permits a high degree of impunity. During the repression of social protests, police officers and soldiers who cause injuries or deaths will now be exempt from criminal responsibility.

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uglyfoxybaby:

jonsnowflakes:

Collegehumors’ new video is on point as always

DYING !!

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