chynadanielle:

let me repeat

chynadanielle:

let me repeat

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chescaleigh:

Sesame Street: Janelle Monae- Power of Yet

I just….love her.

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iwishiwaspattismith:

Made some more stickers to put around campus and Santa Fe

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meownarchy:

dynastylnoire:

loveisrespect:

This is really important info from a really great resource! Remember: No one ever deserves to be harassed, exploited, or emotionally abused. Everyone deserves to have their privacy and their body respected—whether they’re a current partner or an ex.
Check out endrevengeporn.org to learn about ways to get explicit images taken down, how to get involved in your area, or how to seek legal assistance. Or for more info about digital abuse and online harassment, check out loveisrespect.org.

90 percent of the victims are women

This is really important. When I was in high school, there was a girl in my grade who was known to be a bit promiscuous. She was constantly harassed and ostracized for it. In our junior year, she was talking to this guy and she decided to send pictures of herself to him. Before the end of the week, the pictures were on everyone’s phones. It was a trend basically. For weeks, it was nothing but “Oh have you seen X’s picture’s yet? No? Here, let me show you.” It was pretty disgusting. I honestly still have a mental imprint of the image, it was that prominent. She was 17, and her pictures were being passed around like a souvenir because she trusted the wrong guy, because some punk ass high schooler tried to be edgy and “expose the school slut.” If you share someone else’s pictures without permission, you are trash. Though looking back, I really gotta admire how she handled the situation with amazing grace and attitude.

meownarchy:

dynastylnoire:

loveisrespect:

This is really important info from a really great resource! Remember: No one ever deserves to be harassed, exploited, or emotionally abused. Everyone deserves to have their privacy and their body respected—whether they’re a current partner or an ex.

Check out endrevengeporn.org to learn about ways to get explicit images taken down, how to get involved in your area, or how to seek legal assistance. Or for more info about digital abuse and online harassment, check out loveisrespect.org.

90 percent of the victims are women

This is really important. When I was in high school, there was a girl in my grade who was known to be a bit promiscuous. She was constantly harassed and ostracized for it. In our junior year, she was talking to this guy and she decided to send pictures of herself to him. Before the end of the week, the pictures were on everyone’s phones. It was a trend basically. For weeks, it was nothing but “Oh have you seen X’s picture’s yet? No? Here, let me show you.” It was pretty disgusting. I honestly still have a mental imprint of the image, it was that prominent. She was 17, and her pictures were being passed around like a souvenir because she trusted the wrong guy, because some punk ass high schooler tried to be edgy and “expose the school slut.” If you share someone else’s pictures without permission, you are trash. Though looking back, I really gotta admire how she handled the situation with amazing grace and attitude.

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thesheertruth:

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/emma-sulkowicz-tackles-college-rape-with-her-mattress-97136771948.html
Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz carries her mattress on campus as part of her sernior thesis, a performance art piece called “Carry That Weight.” Photo: Emma Sulkowicz One week after drawing international attention to the issue of rape on college campuses, Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz still hasn’t heard from her school. “I realize that the university is extremely stubborn and they may never move a muscle.” Sulkowicz made headlines last week for pledging to carry her mattress with her everywhere she goes this year, part of a performance art piece she’s calling “Carry That Weight,” a reference to the burden she feels she’s been carrying since her alleged on campus rape two years ago.

thesheertruth:

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/emma-sulkowicz-tackles-college-rape-with-her-mattress-97136771948.html

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz carries her mattress on campus as part of her sernior thesis, a performance art piece called “Carry That Weight.” Photo: Emma Sulkowicz One week after drawing international attention to the issue of rape on college campuses, Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz still hasn’t heard from her school. “I realize that the university is extremely stubborn and they may never move a muscle.” Sulkowicz made headlines last week for pledging to carry her mattress with her everywhere she goes this year, part of a performance art piece she’s calling “Carry That Weight,” a reference to the burden she feels she’s been carrying since her alleged on campus rape two years ago.

micdotcom:

19 #WhyIStayed tweets everyone needs to see

While many cheered the NFL’s move to (finally) punish Rice’s vicious behavior, too many media outlets immediately fell into a tired pattern of victim blaming. 

Writer Beverly Gooden had heard enough. “I was watching the responses to the TMZ on my timeline, and I noticed a trend. People were asking ‘why did she marry him?’ and ‘why didn’t she leave him,’” Gooden told Mic. “When I saw those tweets, my first reaction was shame. The same shame that I felt back when I was in a violent marriage. It’s a sort of guilt that would make me crawl into a shell and remain silent. But today, for a reason I can’t explain, I’d had enough. I knew I had an answer to everyone’s question of why victims of violence stay. I can’t speak for Janay Rice, I can only speak for me.”

Gooden decided to change the conversation. Follow micdotcom

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erikamoen:

In today’s Oh Joy Sex Toy I have found a new true love in the form of The Doxy wand vibrator.
Hella thank yous to my devastatingly handsome husband for coloring this week’s comic for me!
—————————-Regular Ol’ News:
1) You can buy a download of the 268 page Oh Joy Sex Toy book PDF, which collects the first year’s worth of comics plus tons of bonus content.
2) Online sales of my two DAR! books will discontinue September 30th, due to closing in on selling out of both their print runs.
3) $1 Patrons of Oh Joy Sex Toy get a regular sneak peek at my progress and behind-the-scenes blogging on Patreon.

erikamoen:

In today’s Oh Joy Sex Toy I have found a new true love in the form of The Doxy wand vibrator.

Hella thank yous to my devastatingly handsome husband for coloring this week’s comic for me!

—————————-Regular Ol’ News:

1) You can buy a download of the 268 page Oh Joy Sex Toy book PDF, which collects the first year’s worth of comics plus tons of bonus content.

2) Online sales of my two DAR! books will discontinue September 30th, due to closing in on selling out of both their print runs.

3) $1 Patrons of Oh Joy Sex Toy get a regular sneak peek at my progress and behind-the-scenes blogging on Patreon.

This is a culture war. The right side is winning, at great cost. At great personal costs to people like Anita Sarkeesian, Leigh Alexander, Zoe Quinn and even Jennifer Lawrence, and countless others who are on the frontlines of creating new worlds for women, for girls, for everyone who believes that stories matter and there are too many still untold. We are winning. We are winning because we are more resourceful, more compassionate, more culturally aware. We’re winning because we know what it’s like to fight through adversity, through shame and pain and constant reminders of our own worthlessness, and come up punching. We know we’re winning because the terrified rage of a million mouthbreathing manchild misogynists is thick as nerve gas in the air right now.

Us Social Justice Warriors – this is me, stealing that word in order to use it against my enemies- are winning the culture war by tearing up the rulebook, and there’s nothing the sad, mad little boys who hate women and queers and people of colour can do about it. Nothing, at least, that doesn’t sabotage their strategy, because they can win their game from day to day, but they’re losing the war. They can punish me for writing this, and I’m sure they will, but that will only prove my point. I’m not afraid anymore.

Every time they make an example of one of us, ten more stand up in outrage to hold her up or take her place.

We are stronger, smarter and more numerous than anyone imagined, and we are not to be fucked with.

Excerpt from WHY WE’RE WINNING: SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS AND THE NEW CULTURE WAR by Laurie Penny (via coffeegameslove)

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grannywasjungonce:

'Zitkala-Ša, a Yankton Sioux Native American woman who made her mark as a champion of Native American rights and as an accomplished author and musician. She and her husband, Raymond Bonnin, founded the National Council of American Indians in 1926 to advocate for full citizenship rights for Native Americans.’

grannywasjungonce:

'Zitkala-Ša, a Yankton Sioux Native American woman who made her mark as a champion of Native American rights and as an accomplished author and musician. She and her husband, Raymond Bonnin, founded the National Council of American Indians in 1926 to advocate for full citizenship rights for Native Americans.’

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Foto CC BY-SA 2.0 by tracyshaun

Aber, trotz aller Heftigkeit, fühlte sich diesmal etwas anders an. Vielleicht weil zeitgleich eine Statistik erschien, nach der erwachsene Frauen mittlerweile die größte Gruppe unter den Videospielenden ausmachen. Vielleicht hat das Ausmass und die Konzentriertheit des Hasses gegenüber Quinn, Sarkeesian & Co auch einfach in diesen letzten Wochen eine Art Saturierungspunkt erreicht, an dem genug Leute davon angewidert oder auch einfach nur genervt waren oder sich selbst eingestehen mussten, dass sie es nicht mehr länger aussitzen und ignorieren können. Prominente der Spiele-, Geek- und Netz-Kultur wie Tim Schäfer, Cory Doctorow, Joss Whedon und Neil Gaiman teilten Sarkeesians Video und sprachen ihr öffentlich Solidarität aus. Männer riefen andere Männer zu aktivem Support auf (“What is wrong with you?”). Die Spielekritikerin Leigh Alexander beerdigt gar die Kultur der “Gamer”: “‘Gamers’ are over”, Kritiker Dan Golding sieht ebenso “The end of Gamers” gekommen. Und die Comiczeichnerin und Spielejournalistin Elizabeth Simmons, Erfinderin der “Gaming Feminist Illuminati”, macht deutlich: “We’re not going anywhere”. Mittlerweile ist ein offener Brief an die “Gaming Community” entstanden, der sich gegen die Belästigungen und Bedrohungen ausspricht und zu Toleranz und Solidarität aufruft. Hunderte Spiele-Entwickler_innen und andere mit der Videospielszene assoziierte Menschen haben bereits unterschrieben, und es kommen mehr hinzu.

Natürlich tobt die inzwischen ganz existentiell als #Gamergate betitelte Debatte weiter, und auf Twitter, in den Foren, Blogs und auf Reddit ergießt sich der Hass auf all diese Artikel, Kritiker_innen und die angebliche Korruption im Spielejournalismus (die Ursprünge des “Gate” wurden mittlerweile von Zoe Quinn als durch 4chan orchestrierte Kampagne enttarnt). Die Spiele-Journalistinnen Jenn Frank und Mattie Brice haben bereits bekannt gegeben, nicht mehr über Videospiele schreiben zu wollen. Daher will ich es nicht überbewerten, wenn ein paar Szenegrößen endlich mit Solidaritäts-Tweets um die Ecke kommen. Aber im Gesamtbild macht es auf mich trotzdem den Eindruck, dass wir miterleben, wie sich die Welt der Videospiele (grausam schwerfällig) weiterentwickelt. Die wachsende Solidarität führt zumindest mit dazu, dass Menschen wie Sarkeesian nicht aufgeben in dem an sich gar nicht so außergewöhnlichen Vorhaben, grundlegende und differenzierte Medienkritik zu üben in einer Kultur, die sich selbst in eine fatale Schieflage hineingespielt hat. 

Lucie schreibt über #GamerGate und blickt in die Zukunft der Videospielkultur – "There’s something happening here. Games-Kultur im Wandel?"

Foto CC BY-SA 2.0 by tracyshaun

Aber, trotz aller Heftigkeit, fühlte sich diesmal etwas anders an. Vielleicht weil zeitgleich eine Statistik erschien, nach der erwachsene Frauen mittlerweile die größte Gruppe unter den Videospielenden ausmachen. Vielleicht hat das Ausmass und die Konzentriertheit des Hasses gegenüber Quinn, Sarkeesian & Co auch einfach in diesen letzten Wochen eine Art Saturierungspunkt erreicht, an dem genug Leute davon angewidert oder auch einfach nur genervt waren oder sich selbst eingestehen mussten, dass sie es nicht mehr länger aussitzen und ignorieren können. Prominente der Spiele-, Geek- und Netz-Kultur wie Tim Schäfer, Cory Doctorow, Joss Whedon und Neil Gaiman teilten Sarkeesians Video und sprachen ihr öffentlich Solidarität aus. Männer riefen andere Männer zu aktivem Support auf (“What is wrong with you?”). Die Spielekritikerin Leigh Alexander beerdigt gar die Kultur der “Gamer”: “‘Gamers’ are over”, Kritiker Dan Golding sieht ebenso “The end of Gamers” gekommen. Und die Comiczeichnerin und Spielejournalistin Elizabeth Simmons, Erfinderin der “Gaming Feminist Illuminati”, macht deutlich: “We’re not going anywhere”. Mittlerweile ist ein offener Brief an die “Gaming Community” entstanden, der sich gegen die Belästigungen und Bedrohungen ausspricht und zu Toleranz und Solidarität aufruft. Hunderte Spiele-Entwickler_innen und andere mit der Videospielszene assoziierte Menschen haben bereits unterschrieben, und es kommen mehr hinzu.

Natürlich tobt die inzwischen ganz existentiell als #Gamergate betitelte Debatte weiter, und auf Twitter, in den Foren, Blogs und auf Reddit ergießt sich der Hass auf all diese Artikel, Kritiker_innen und die angebliche Korruption im Spielejournalismus (die Ursprünge des “Gate” wurden mittlerweile von Zoe Quinn als durch 4chan orchestrierte Kampagne enttarnt). Die Spiele-Journalistinnen Jenn Frank und Mattie Brice haben bereits bekannt gegeben, nicht mehr über Videospiele schreiben zu wollen. Daher will ich es nicht überbewerten, wenn ein paar Szenegrößen endlich mit Solidaritäts-Tweets um die Ecke kommen. Aber im Gesamtbild macht es auf mich trotzdem den Eindruck, dass wir miterleben, wie sich die Welt der Videospiele (grausam schwerfällig) weiterentwickelt. Die wachsende Solidarität führt zumindest mit dazu, dass Menschen wie Sarkeesian nicht aufgeben in dem an sich gar nicht so außergewöhnlichen Vorhaben, grundlegende und differenzierte Medienkritik zu üben in einer Kultur, die sich selbst in eine fatale Schieflage hineingespielt hat.

Lucie schreibt über #GamerGate und blickt in die Zukunft der Videospielkultur – "There’s something happening here. Games-Kultur im Wandel?"