Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home
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]
I’m not tryna be offensive at all but…
I believe certain things in the Bible but when ppl use it in arguments to back up they own theory I just can’t take them serious.
Because to me, the Bible was written by men and their own interpretations of what they believe God was telling them.
also, it’s funny how dudes will tell women how they need to be a proverbs 31 wife but conveniently forget that christ told men to love their wives as he loved the church.
a lot of people take what they want from the bible and ignore whatever they don’t agree with…
That is exactyly how I feel about some of the messages in there. How do I know if after King James edited/translated the Bible he didn’t remove (well he did remove) certain books and passages that are vital. Idk I was telling my mom about this and she just said question the bible is the devil messing with your head smh
everything’s the devil. If you’ve ever noticed, anything a human being couldn’t yet understand in our world has been considered devil work or witch craft. Midwives who did well in helping women give birth with minor pain were so alien to men that they were deemed Witches and burned and exiled.
I don’t believe a higher power made us with the capacity to ask, just so we summarize our curiosity as “the devil at work.”
But then again, I no longer follow Christian/Catholic/Baptist beliefs as strongly as I once did. But it’s just food for thought.
so much sweet tea spilled i love this whole post yees
The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place
How alarmist, racist coverage of Ebola makes things worse. A dressing down of the latest #NewsweekFail.
We had something similar in the evening standard today - UK Unis complaining of the ‘influx of students from ebola hit areas and the chance of the spread of the disease’ As if the countries are completely over run with diseased individuals.
One uni was even quoted as saying they’ll have to test all students to contain the infection. Because yes, ALL the countries don’t have tests in place or you think they also want to spread the disease further? KMFT
I swear these journalists and westerners generally really ain’t shit.