A Democratic Missouri state senator representing parts of Ferguson who tweeted multiple times “fuck you,” at Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon defended her choice of words on Fox News Monday saying she did so because she was tear-gassed for three days.
“The reason why I used profane language is because he has allowed us to get tear-gassed for three days,” Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said. “I am one of his senators in his party and he was at the state fair enjoying a country concert while we were getting teargassed and shot at. And yes, anyone who’s going to get teargassed deserves to say a few ‘F’ bombs here and there.”
“I represent my constituents, not Gov. Nixon,” the senator said. “He has been absent from the minority community his entire career and only comes before us when it is politically expedient for him. Or when he’s running for office, and because he has been outside of this community…let me tell you this, and this is important for your audience to know. He has still yet to come to ground zero. Yet to come to ground zero. He’s been in Florissant, he’s been in Normandy, but he has not spoken to the victims of the crisis we are dealing with and that is why I have called him a coward.”
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Seriously fuck that guy.
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In case anyone wanted some new games writers to follow, someone was kind enough to make this handy-dandy guide!
Do any of them have Tumblrs?
You are aware that when you don’t say anything, these fuckers think it’s confirmation that you’re secretly on their side, right?
Guess what? When you don’t speak up, when you don’t take steps you could take—they’re right.
I don’t care who you are: a fan, a creator, a publisher, a journalist—this is your town, too. We are your colleagues, your friends, your employees; the journalists you follow; the creators you publish; the people who buy your books. How dare you think you can stay above this? How dare you think you can close your eyes and walk away?
How dare you think this is not your problem? We are comics, too.
You think not threatening to rape people gives you a silver of moral high ground? That your silence affords you neutrality? You think your hands are clean because you’re not the one slinging mud?
For years and years and years, you’ve told men that comics (or video games or the Internet or or or) belong to them. That they are the only ones who matter. You’ve told it to them with content and advertising and sometimes you’ve just gone ahead and said it outright, and when women spoke up, you blew them off as malcontents and troublemakers. You know what those boys learned, comics? Exactly what you taught them.
Look. See how well they’ve learned. Read those rape threats as they pour in, and watch women who dare to stand up be pushed violently back to the margins. Aren’t you proud of yourselves?
You made this. This is on you.
Every response you don’t write, every time you take advantage of having the option to put on those blinders and go back to your work? This is on you.
Every day you don’t stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us in solidarity and use every inch of the platform your privilege affords you? This is on you.
please populate all video games with characters that make nerd ass gamer dudes angry and uncomfortable
Always reblog John being a bastard
Never seek permission to live a spooky life. It is your right, it is within your ability.
You are the cemetery gate keeper to the boneyard surrounding your heart.
I’m gonna say this every time someone asks me why I stretched my ears.
Get me some goddamned plugs! STAT!
"Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920’s. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, a character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
HUMAN BEING ARE AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN SUCH HUGE FUCKING DORKS OKAY.
Argh. So, yes, thanks to the regular summer slowdown, sales slump, and lack of events in the area to sell at, I pretty much need to get in at least $200 in the next 24 hours to keep things turned on around here. So, lovely followers. it’s a really good time…
Reblooping for the afternoon crew…
Given the quaint name “Campbell–Stokes sunshine recorder” in the 19th Century, the design and true purpose of these devices dates much farther back. John Francis Campbell discovered that a crystal globe unearthed during construction of Cockburn Street in Edinburgh could be used to measure sunlight by focusing the sun’s rays and burning a mark on the inside of a wooden bowl. What Campbell didn’t realize is the crystal globe was one of six original Tartarus Spheres. Tartarus Spheres, of course, are a type of magnetic control instrument designed to adjust the rotation speed and direction of the Earth’s core. Tartarus Spheres are an essential tool in planetary fabrication, allowing precise tuning of the magnetosphere, creating favorable conditions for an atmosphere and development of biological life. As all six spheres must be adjusted at the exact same time, planets rarely receive a magnetic tuneup. Several eons ago, Mars determined such coordination was too much of a pain in the ass and simply gave up. (In all fairness to the Martians, AT&T was the only service provider at the time.)
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 feel like any arguments you could make against Anita’s videos are just…moot at this point. How can we even have critical debates and discussions about their subject matter when people think she is deserving of this sort of shit because she dare present the topic?