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]
yep, no problems here!
Considering that Anita Sarkeesian has been doing similar cultural criticism in all sorts of areas before she took on video games, this is basically objective proof that gamers are the worst.
I have a guilty-until-proven-innocent assumptoin when it comes to male gamers because of exactly this kind of shit. Overall they are scum.
If you have suffered a tragedy and someone says, “you’re in my prayers” with sincerity, and you respond with some egotistical shit about being atheist you are an emotionally inept moron.
For real though like think about it. If someone is religious, there’s really no kinder sentiment they can express than appealing to the highest power they know for your recovery. Whether or not you think it “works” is irrelevant— the kindness is absolutely real.
Comforting people is not about you, it’s about them.
this is what gets me every time i see this post. like obviously people shouldn’t be jerks but here you are scolding people who have suffered a tragedy for not responding perfectly to intended comfort. honestly if there’s one time i can definitely forgive someone for doing something “”emotionally inept”” (which, yeesh, what a phrase) it’s when they’re grieving in the wake of a tragedy.
not to mention that if your kindness is genuine, you should care that your comfort has failed or even made the person feel worse. if you’re more bothered that they didn’t sufficiently pretend not to mind for your sake while raw with grief, that’s not real kindness, that’s egotism.
op, if I may direct you to this post on ppl being uncomfortable being forced into a religious ritual
Please read the post in that link.
I’m going to address only christians here because that’s the only shit I’ve put up with:
And may I add, I’ve lived in all very christian areas and as a non-christian I have been shamed, erased, hated and had my rights denied more so than me being gay. That should fucking open your eyes. Reread this paragraph a few times until it sinks in.
Christianity is a horrible trigger for me because it’s been shoved in my face my entire life and every time I’d dare to say “I don’t agree with you” I was emotionally abused. Remember, telling someone that “you’ll realize later in life,” “You’re hurting me by not believing in god,” “You can’t complain when people are mean to you about it because you tell them you’re non-christian” and other shit is emotional manipulation, and if done enough (as it has been done to me) it is abuse, and can scar that person for life.
By existing as non-christian, apparently I deserve to be hated, shamed, and denied the same opportunities as christians. They tell me outright.
"Even if you don’t believe, just go along with it, that’s the only way you’ll get by."
Also the link above mentions it but let me add that the only fucking times that I’ve been told someone was praying for me was when 1) I told them I’m non-christian, or 2) I told them I’m a lesbian.
I don’t want to hear someone pulling the “not all christians” bullshit here because you KNOW that your majority group does this and you have to carry that burden, no matter how “good” you think you are.
At my grandmother’s funeral the pastor spent a lot of time focusing on how great Christianity was rather than talking about my grandmother (who I didn’t even know was religious???) and had the audacity to say that only [Baptist] Christians were able to cope with her death and that everyone else would have to be sad about it forever and would never be able to move on because they didn’t have the knowledge that she was in heaven with God now. The whole thing was just incredibly condescending and exclusionary and honestly probably one of the worst experiences of my life.
Additionally (and this is completely unrelated to Christianity and atheism), praying to your god(s) to help or bless someone who worships other god(s) can cause problems for that person if your god(s) have conflicts with their god(s) and they hate each other or something, because they’re literally invading another god’s space, and this could ultimately hurt the person you’re praying for.
so y’know, that post about prayer going around, i’m gonna chime in on it since i’m a religious-ish person who prays. like, not the type of religion/prayer people usually think of, but still
like, i understand what it’s saying, that it’s rude to say “DON’T PRAY FOR ME!!!” to someone who’s just trying to be nice, BUT at the same time
saying “i’ll pray for you” is also doing something without someone’s consent. and i have a big issue with that. like, even when another hellenic pagan says to me “i’ll pray for you”, it raises my hackles a little because i’d prefer if they asked me first. because prayer is a personal thing, right, and if you believe in prayer, you believe that it can influence your life even just in small ways. and you may not WANT to have your life influenced.
and even if you DON’T believe in prayer, being a part of a religious practice that you don’t adhere to or believe in without your consent can be really uncomfortable
so i really don’t think it’s rude when people don’t want to be prayed for. in fact i understand it and it’s not hard to ask first. like i don’t think you should do ANYTHING involving someone without their consent, and prayer is also one of those things
I wanted to make a post like this but didn’t because I felt like someone would be all “OMG JUST TAKE THAT THEY ARE PRAYING 4 U DON’T BE RUUUDE”. Like, I have rarely had people tell me that they’re praying for me in a positive context. It was always with the underlying tone of “you’re broken/you’re doing something wrong/you NEED god” so like, I just instinctively cringe and tense up when people tell me they’re praying for me. It’s not that hard to ASK a person if they want your prayer. And the post this is referring to mentioned how you’re just supposed to be grateful because someone calling on their deity to help you is a big honor and that REALLY rubbed me the wrong way because it sounds too much like forcing religion on someone (which was the whole point the OP was making, I know).
my only regret is the time i wasted on heterosexuality
Girl dicks > boy dicks reblog if u agre
im really tired of europeans on here reblogging posts about racism in america and adding shocked disapproving comments like “get it together america lol” as if there isn’t an enormous amount of racism in europe and as if it wasn’t the europeans that first colonized the new world that planted the seed of racism in north america
also kids shouldnt be scared of their parents. theres a difference between “im not gonna do this bad thing because i respect my parents and i dont want to disappoint them” and “im not gonna do this bad thing because im scared of what my parents will do to me if i do”
I wish more people would realize that there’s a difference between being a good character and being a good person.
anyway I’m sleep now 😒😒😴😴
lmao wow, what a dummy
Same shit I said. At least someone clapped back at her