allthecanadianpolitics:

Just an observation:

The radicalized Canadian that is accused of terrorism ran down two soldiers (one dead) is white.

Take a look: (x) (x)

I could not find a single newspaper story that even mentioned this fact. Most of them included no photos of him at all.

Its sad because if the same situation was repeated but they were brown or black, the media would be hyper-analysing this fact. The headlines would include his country of origin or that of his parents. Just look at any mass shooting where the shooter is a white male.

Nothing.

I’m a white guy, and even I picked that up. And this isn’t just terrorism that the media overlooks stuff like this; its violent crime in general.

This also runs partial to the government’s stance on terrorism; that root causes aren’t important; terrorists are just evil. Its kind of hard to take that stance when white people start getting radicalized too.

emmablackeru:

why you should be my friend

  1. I will talk about sex with you and not care in the slightest even if you have the most bizarre kinks I do not give a shit
  2. I will reblog your selfies no questions asked
  3. I will ask you questions on anon to make you look more popular
  4. nothing happens to me so you can talk about yourself forever.
So when Anita Sarkeesian tweeted that “gamergate is the new name for a group that has been harassing me for 2 years,” she was factually correct. Many of the most consistent users of #GamerGate are inextricably linked to harassment of Ms. Sarkeesian and other women. I’ve just shown you 20 of them, all of whom are happily welcomed into the GamerGate movement and not censured in any way for their actions. I’m sure this list will grow as more people share their experiences.

These people have spent the last two years harassing and demeaning women in and out of the games industry. You know what they haven’t spent the last two years doing? Talking about ethics in journalism.

There may be ethical, honest people involved in #GamerGate. But a few good apples won’t magically make a rotten barrel edible. And #GamerGate is rotten to the core.

The Bad Apples Of #GamerGate — Medium

Unsurprisingly, it’s not just sexism. It’s racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and ableism too.

(via brutereason)

rockxxoutxxright:

fayedaniels:

blackgirlsrpretty2:

it’s not your job to entertain him by sending him nudes

it’s not your job to satisfy him sexually because he’s horny

you are not required to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or that you don’t want to do

don’t be scared of “losing him”

he most likely wasn’t anything worth keeping

Girls need to be taught this from such an early age.

a boner is not a medical condition. you are under no obligation to do anything.

rapeculturerealities:

n the past few years, campus sexual assault has dominated headlines from The New York Timesto USA TodayRolling Stone to The Nation. Just last month, the White House released the It’s On Us anti-sexual assault campaign. All throughout, student activists have invoked the promise of Title IX to demand that their universities support sexual assault survivors and keep campuses safe, equitable, and just for all.

In all the buzz, though, there’s been little attention paid to other pervasive forms of gender-based violence also protected against under Title IX — including campus dating (or domestic) violence. ICYMI it’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so it seems as good a time as any to talk about what we’re not talking about, and to work to ensure that the conversation lasts beyond October 31st. 

naturalsceneries:

Appalachian Trail, Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina Source: jestax (reddit)

naturalsceneries:

Appalachian Trail, Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina

Source: jestax (reddit)

There is no unmarked woman.

There is no woman’s hair style that can be called standard, that says nothing about her. The range of women’s hair styles is staggering, but a woman whose hair has no particular style is perceived as not caring about how she looks, which can disqualify her for many positions, and will subtly diminish her as a person in the eyes of some.

Women must choose between attractive shoes and comfortable shoes. When our group made an unexpected trek, the woman who wore flat, laced shoes arrived first. Last to arrive was the woman in spike heels, shoes in hand and a handful of men around her.

If a woman’s clothing is tight or revealing (in other words, sexy), it sends a message — an intended one of wanting to be attractive, but also a possibly unintended one of availability. If her clothes are not sexy, that too sends a message, lent meaning by the knowledge that they could have been. There are thousands of cosmetic products from which women can choose and myriad ways of applying them. Yet no makeup at all is anything but unmarked. Some men see it as a hostile refusal to please them.

Women can’t even fill out a form without telling stories about themselves. Most forms give four titles to choose from. “Mr.” carries no meaning other than that the respondent is male. But a woman who checks “Mrs.” or “Miss” communicates not only whether she has been married but also whether she has conservative tastes in forms of address — and probably other conservative values as well. Checking “Ms.” declines to let on about marriage (checking “Mr.” declines nothing since nothing was asked), but it also marks her as either liberated or rebellious, depending on the observer’s attitudes and assumptions.

rasec-wizzlbang:

People are quick to blame video games on why gamers are giant assholes, but I don’t think thats the case at all
I think the “gamer community” created a perfect environment for nerds to become the bullies they always wanted to be