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 am Groot !"
DANCE, LITTLE GROOT! DANCE!
For the fans who’s time, effort, and passion for the show was ridiculed by Jeff Davis and the cast by reading their fanfics, mocking their hard work and love for the characters they portray, it’s time we say enough.
For the fan who asked the cast the innocent question of, “If you could ship literally any pairing that’s not currently canon on the show, who would you ship?” and was then mocked by Dylan O’Brien, who incredulously told the fan “This is the last question in the entire panel,” and was then mocked by Tyler Posey, who told the fan to “Think of a better question,” it’s time we say enough.
For the fans that were told that fanworks depicting two characters could not be signed, while fanworks depicting other pairings are acceptable, it’s time we say enough.
For the Teen Wolf fandom, who have been disrespected repeatedly by the Teen Wolf marketing team and Jeff Davis himself, for the fans that have been used by the powers that be to win polls and then mocked and humiliated once we’re no longer needed, for every person who passionately love this show and then has been shamed for that love by the cast and creators, it’s time we say enough.
It’s time to remind them why they need us.
We are calling for a general Teen Wolf Blackout for Monday’s episode. We need to reach the producers of the show in a way that they can understand.
What can you do?
- Do not tweet anything Teen Wolf related during Monday’s episode. Do not tweet the actors or the Teen Wolf account. Do not use any hashtags related to Teen Wolf.
- If you have a Nielsen box, do not watch Monday night’s episode on TV.
- Do not reblog the gifs or posts from the Teen Wolf tumblr account.
- Do not watch the episode on MTV.com.
- Reblog, reblog, reblog. Spread the word. Tell your friends, tweet the message prior to Monday’s episode.
And before anyone asks - this isn’t to make Sterek canon, this has nothing to do with any ship or character, this isn’t to ask for anything plot related in the show. This is a simple reminder that this show survives because of it’s fans, and we deserved to be treated with respect.
Spread the word.
My most popular post has received a lot of arguments lately, so I figured I’d respond to the most common points people bring up.
to get a general gist of Queen Jamillia’s and Oola’s screen time, here are the scripts for Attack of the Clones (Jamillia is in 359 word scene) and Return of the Jedi (Oola is in scenes that add up to 275 words)
We are old enough to know we deserve more.
He has been delighting viewers for decades, but it appears that Sir David Attenborough’s style of presenting wildlife programmes has fallen out of favour at the BBC.
The head of the corporation’s Natural History unit has said that when Sir David, 88, eventually retires it will not look to “fill his shoes”.
Instead, Wendy Darke announced that the unit will seek “diverse”, populist presenters on the same wavelength as the audience.
Its newest recruit, Lucy Cooke, an Oxford zoology graduate, has said she aims to bring entertainment and humour to her role, in an attempt to convey her message to as wide an audience as possible.
Cooke, who said she “always thought that you could bring a bit more entertainment to natural history”, added that she intended to use humour to “sugar coat the bitter pill” of her conservation message.
I HATE THIS SHIFT IN NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMMING TO MAKE IT ALL ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT SO MUCH. Just watching these so-called documentaries is painful.
Sure, have a few programs geared towards that market but why can’t we have the more serious, fact-based natural history programs as well? Not every thing needs to be dumbed down and “sugar-coated”.
No wonder we live in this Disney-fied society where people don’t have the first clue about the realities of nature.
Seriously. You can see this shift if you look at older natural history documentaries such as Trials of Life (1990) and then watch BBC Africa (2013). Modern BBC documentaries seem to favour family entertainment. The narrative is geared towards including humour to make light of situations rather than educate on the facts. No longer can/do they show brutal fights or predator-prey encounters on television. Even the background music has changed - it is upbeat and almost pop-y instead of orchestral.
I also hate the new trend of transmitting wildlife documentaries “live”. It never works and they often have to use archive footage to supplement the lack of good live footage.
Way to widen the gap between the general public and the science of natural history.
This is incredibly upsetting to me. David Attenborough is nothing short of a hero of the nature documentary world. His films have not only touched my own self deeply, but many other people around the world, as well. In recent years, when worn thin by so-called documentaries by the likes of Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel, David Attenborough and the BBC have been an oasis in the desert for me. The logical, level-headed approach of Attenborough is not only appropriate, but it is just one of the many reasons why we all respect him so much. It is not only sad, but perhaps yet another ominous warning sign of the things to come to hear that the BBC, once a leader in science and nature programming, has stooped to this level. My only hope is that things will not be as bad as they appear to be from hearing this news. Time will tell. Whatever may come, I will continue to watch and rewatch David Attenborough in the privacy of my home for the rest of my life.
Sir David Attenborough, on behalf of all those whose lives you have touched and inspired throughout your career, we thank you, and we will always remember your work. It shall stand forever as a paragon.
Can we please stop pretending it is possible to live on minimum wage?
Only if we also stop pretending Andrew Jackson isn’t slowly getting closer and closer to crawling out of the money to get us…
If I ever have any regrets, my addition to this post will never be one of them.
This is what the cast of a Stonewall movie should look like, not what’s being cast.
These are just a few of the beautiful, incredible, unbelievably brave people who made our movement possible. Pay respect to the people who were involved in the Stonewall Riots by boycotting this planned whitewashed film about cis gay men and drag queens because it’s false and disrespectful to the trans women of color and the other extremely important marginalized groups that sparked the movement we have and benefit from today. Don’t allow this movie to further perpetuate the whitewashing of history and lies about who really was fighting in the Stonewall Riots.
TRANS WOMEN OF COLOR SUCH AS MARSHA P. JOHNSON AND SYLVIA RIVERA PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN THE STONEWALL RIOT AND TO DENY THAT IS TO DENY HISTORY.
Imagine you’re 16 and you’ve just realized you might be gay. You’re being bullied, so reach out to your school for help – they send you to a chaplain. He says that being gay is a disease and you need to be cured.
Sound outrageous? The Australian government has just decided that’s what should happen in schools all over the country. The Federal Budget was just released with $245 million to send chaplains from anti-gay religious groups into schools instead of qualified social workers.
There’s still a chance to stop it. The Opposition is about to decide if they should pass the budget in full, seek to amend it or block it entirely. If this secret religious agenda doesn’t make headlines, it could be forgotten and passed without debate.
Help raise the alarm and stop tax money from being spent to bully vulnerable students. We only have days.
Join me and sign the petition here
request from anon:hmm maybe for a steve/bucky prompt request thingy, steve cooking bucky pancakes for breakfast, and bucky with a man bun, leaning against the counter nearby him drinking coffee? best friends doin best friend domestic things yannodomesticity is my weakness
i’m right here - because i just can’t stop making stucky mixes…at least this one’s fluffier…
- Demons - Imagine Dragons
- Hannah Hunt - Vampire Weekend
- National Anthem - Lana Del Rey
- You’re the One That I Want - Julia Stone
- Can’t Help Falling in Love - Fleet Foxes
- Bloodstream - Stateless
- Sleep - Poets of the Fall
- Oblivion - Bastille
You remember that post about the homestuck t-shirt design contest collaborating with hot topic? And how Hot Topic are the biggest art theifs? This is recent. As you can see above, I stumbled upon Hot Topic’s website and they are selling a very popular fan art put on a t-shirt, and did not ask permission from the original artist (rismo).
This shows Hot Topic still continues their art thievery. Hot Topic are still taking art from artists without their permission. This is disrespectful and appalling.
"I think I went a bit mad while working on that. Lost my mind. The voice of the rabbit was there just behind the camera all the time. You had to know where the rabbit would be at every angle. Then there was Jessica Rabbit and all these weasels. The trouble was, I had learnt how to hallucinate. My daughter had an invisible friend called Jeffrey and I played with her and this invisible friend until one day I actually saw the friend."
- Bob Hoskins
these fuckin nerds
Hilary told me about this exchange, but it’s even better than I dreamed.
Yesterday I blogged about the weird non-existence of the fan/pro divide. Today I wake up to discover that Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are Tweeting their own mpreg schmoop.
I’m sure there’s a gif for this moment, but hell if I know which one.
Supernatural fandom, we need you!