So last night Anita Sarkeesian published the latest Feminist Frequency video on misogyny in video games and received another wave of death threats, this time including one of terrifying specificity, demonstrating knowledge of where she and several of her family members lived, compelling her to contact the authorities and leave her home.
A threat intended, of course, to demonstrate that there is no misogyny directed at women involved in video games, and that her video series is unnecessary man hating slander.
You know what makes me angry, though? The death threat is horrible, but what makes me mad is that in the comments section for every site on the net for so-called “games journalists”, there will be mountains of posts that begin something along the lines of “that’s so horrible and i can’t believe anyone would do something so bad, /HOWEVERRRRR/, i don’t know if there’s really a misogyny problem blah blah blah her videos are so controvercial blah blah blah maybe if she hadn’t blah blah blah i don’t see why you females are all so mad at me im just stating an opinion blah blah blah but i’m an ally blah blah blah you all just hate men blah blah blah fart”
For every one guy who’s sociopathic and cruel enough to send hate mail to a woman for speaking out in her sisters’ defense, there are a THOUSAND perfectly willing to be tone-deaf apologists for a culture of violence against women, usually riding in on the dead, beaten horse that is the maybe-the-truth-is-in-the-middle non-analysis.
The comments on this have gotten even more disgusting. I’ve now seen men claiming that misogyny has “a different definition” than what any feminist uses, and thus they have never seen it and women need to just stop whining about non issues. This is a vile, dirty tactic to try and silence women even further.
Notice only 20 shades of gray
It’s been proven that women actually have an acute ability to pick up subtle differences in colors
In response to that last comment^^
Yes. It comes from the Hunter-Gatherer days.
Women were the gatherers. They had to be able to discern between the different shades of colors to know which plants were poisonous and which were not.
Men were out hunting, so they didn’t have to worry about that.
Which is why women see “Blood orange” and “crimson” and “scarlet” etc while guys just see “red”.
yo not to break into pseudoscience but haven’t they reconsidered women’s roles in prehistory and like. women were often “warriors” too right? So like
I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot, and if I need to I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me.
i learned a palindrome today and its the best & funniest thing ive ever heard here goes:
No sir! Away! A papaya war is on!
why are people saying watch rooster teeth instead of jontron like rooster teeth members made a game out of stalking women they thought were hot with the intention of scaring the women because they get bored on their way to work
if i remember correctly, they’d mentioned this “Game” a couple times on twitter at least a year prior to when they actually explained what it was. so it wasn’t a one time thing, it was something they’d done multiple times for AT LEAST a year. people who worked in their office told them several times it was fucked up and disgusting, and they continued to do it.
they first explained it in one of their videos, which was deleted, but here’s a transcript of the conversation. (it’s two guys talking about how fun they think it is to stalk women so be careful if you read it)
a couple days later geoff offered a really bare bones apology which was basically "Uhh Sorry We Told You About This Game, Sorry You Found Out About it. We’re Sorry If It Offended You, So… Haha Yeah" and gavin never actually apologized. he did try to justify it though which was really gross and embarrassing. gavin’s done shit like this in the past though like when he said he would break up with women by ignoring them for days or weeks at a time, even as they got upset.
michael isn’t good about apologizing either, and ray promoted a blog that satirized feministroosterteeth, a blog dedicated to voicing concerns over rt’s behavior which led to that blog getting hate. there’s other stuff too but i don’t have links for everything. i know that both of their behavior has led to people being harassed for speaking out.
i’ve been told they’ve misgendered a trans woman and have recently done this shit, warning for a transmisogynist slur.
they use gendered slurs and ableist slurs pretty frequently in their videos along with #rape jokes. and i’m surprised they haven’t gotten a callout like jontron’s considering the amount of shit they’ve done and i’m even more surprised people will actually try to defend them or justify their actions
I’ve seen these guys on my dash for years, and I’m just now learning about this? Why isn’t this more talked about? Because they scream at video games and it’s funny??
And there it is. A nearly all-white crowd chanting to a nearly all-black crowd, “Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!” Contemporary racism encapsulated by an attempt to package it as support for the police, exposed by calls to shoot black men.
There are no words.
reasons black people just can’t get over it.
when you do something embarrassing in front of a lot of people
i no rite?
Take a break from the fandoms and take a moment to read this:
Farah Baker, a 16 year old teen living in the Gaza Strip, has been tweeting and posting on social media sites of the various indiscriminant bombings being committed by Israeli forces, most recently very violent shelling near Al-Shifa hospital by her.
In her countless tweets and numerous posts on both Twitter and Instagram, she documents live strikes using photos and videos to show her followers the severity of the situation her and thousands like her are going through every day. @farah_gazan has gone viral, spiking from 21k to 76k followers on twitter in a span of 24 hours and climbing to 300+ in a matter of hours on Instagram.
Personally, I felt like I was reading something off the diary of Anne Frank. And who knows? Our children might be reading this and asking us why we didn’t stop her from dying just like we did to our grandparents.
The tweets are heartbreaking and the videos are breathtaking. She needs your support. Let her know you stand by her. Follow her on twitter and Instagram and maybe somehow you can change history.
"I can’t stop crying. I might die tonight."