Ask me anything
"Please stop selling shirts carelessly" wtf are they supposed to interview the people buying them like what does this dude want
you KNOW if he saw a dude wearing it he would not have said anything, he’d assume the guy knew the music, because this is not about music snobbery it’s about men thinking women are fucking idiots, and behaviour like this REINFORCES that belief because this guy will harass and belittle women, finding them to be “wrong” but he will leave men alone ASSUMING that they are “right” thereby providing himself with skewed inaccurate evidence to prove that women are idiots, completing the vicious cycle of misogyny that so many men perpetuate daily but are COMPLETELY FUCKING BLIND TO
She should have kicked him in the fucking nuts
I’ve actually had dudes come at me sideways on some “Let’s see who knows more about this subject” bullshit but they NEVER do that dick measuring shit with other men.
I’ve had it done to me at cons regarding comics, D&D, the Forgotten Realms books, characters, Star Wars, Star Trek, and especially video games (while I was working at GameStop no less), and it never fucking ends.
If you are a girl existing in a space that has been largely been believed to be “for boys only”, your credibility and validity will ALWAYS be under fire from ALL SIDES.
This shit has got to stop because not only is it irritating it reinforces the “fake gamer/rocker/cosplay girl” stereotype.
I get it with my job.
Mofos checkin my resume and asking if I know certain people and been to certain confabs.
Men want to protect spaces they see as ‘theirs’.
They’ll bring in a dude who doesn’t know anything, but unless they wanna fuck her, a woman who’s aspiring can hang it up.
I remember when it came time to get promoted to Senior Game Advisor they picked the guy who literally had ZERO EXPERTISE AND TENURE and left me to flounder when I literally had knowledge of all the game systems, troubleshooting and repair, and games and their platform availability.
Like…I was more qualified to help the customers but because I had rebuffed my MARRIED manager’s advances (he’d always make comments about how nice my shape was or whatever), he started treating me like shit. And it was only me and one other girl working there.
And he started cutting my hours after that too.
I quit later on and found out he got fired for sexual harassment soon after.
I get this all the time. The worst is when I’ve just helped a guy find a game, completed the purchase, and he turns to my male co-worker and asks if they’ve played it. Like they couldn’t have asked me. Like I just work in this game store for the money and have no knowledge of what I’m selling.
What’s funny is when my male co-workers say “No, actually I’ve never played that game. However, my female co-worker has played every game in the series, read the books, and is counting down the days ‘til the next game comes out”. The guy ends up trying to backpedal, but he’s already shown himself to be an asshole, so there’s no saving him.
OMG this happened to me when I was working the midnight release for Assassin’s Creed II. This douche that smelled like cheeto dust and desperation had preordered his and was collecting his shit and he asked the dude next to me if he’d played AC or whatever.
And like…the guy next to me looked flustered because we’d talked before and he actually doesn’t like AC or any real sandbox games. His speciality was sports games and FPS.
So he directs the dude to me and I was like “Well, since I’m working right now and can’t pick up my copy until after my shift, and the game just released, I can’t tell you much about this installment but I can tell you about the first one and the mini game on the PSP that came out as a prequel to this one.”
The same thing happened when I worked the midnight release for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as well. All the dudes kept asking me if I played like…these weird “feminine” games and when I told them I played COD and gave a few of them my gamer tag to look me up when my shift was over so we could play they looked like the assholes they were.
And then I warned them not to get too involved in the multiplayer as the system resets scores at 2 AM to give everyone in the world a fair playing field. Then I went after those same dudes that night on XBL and knifed the shit out of them.
Fuck these elitist, sexist, misogynistic ass fuckboys yo.
“ Unfortunately, laws against prostitution mean that, legally, women do not ‘own’ their sexualities outright. We cannot do with our bodies as we see fit in the sexual realm (although we are certainly allowed-even coerced-to sell our bodies for other forms of demeaning labor). Not yet, anyway. However, we can own our sexuality in the sense that we can consciously decide what counts as a good reason for having sex (love, money, pleasure, fame, popularity?) or expressing ourselves sexually in other ways, and we can still demand respect and care for our bodies from those people we interact with sexually. We might not always get that respect, but we should at least be confident enough in our own sexual value to ask for it. ”
bmochopp said: (About what you said in the HeForShe ask) Genuine question here: What's the problem with Jared Leto playing a transwoman? I mean okay he's not trans but??? acting??? i mean a lot of actors play gay characters without being gay?? The whole process of acting is pretending to be someone you're not, so what's the deal?
Because representation? There are dozens, if not hundreds of trans women who could’ve easily played that role. Candis Cayne plays a trans woman on Elementary. Laverne Cox plays a trans woman on Orange is the New Black. Why couldn’t have a trans woman played the role that Jared Leto took? Cis men have absolutely no place playing trans women, het people shouldn’t be playing gay people, white people shouldn’t be playing POC. There are so many underprivileged actors who could be taking those roles instead of giving them to the white/cis/het actors who are just seeing these roles as a job, as a costume, an act, instead of a reality.
Jared Leto won a freaking award for doing something he will never actually experience in the real world. And it’s the same thing for all het actors winning awards for gay roles - and I mean roles where they play the ~hardships~ of being MOGAI rather than just being a character who is gay. It’s not progressive and it’s a form of bigotry towards MOGAI people. There are MOGAI people who could have that role and they’re not getting the jobs for things they’ve actually experienced.
thenigerianassassin said: I saw the post you reblogged about experimenting with mostly white protesters and I was wondering if you have heard if there was any change in treatment?
Here’s the storify of protests that night. It’s extremely long but definitely worth reading.
If I remember correctly, a few protesters mentioned that police had to change up their approach that night because there was a significant amount of white protesters in the crowd. The police were still aggressive and violent when arresting people though. I think towards the end of the storify there are some tweets from protesters who mention how the number of white protesters influenced the reaction of the police that night.
"The Queen of Rap, slaying with Queen Bey!"
this is in no way a positive description or perception of klaine and klainers, by the way. It is a shameful fact any real person feels their safety compromised because of a fictional ship.
Tldr: this is not a “tehehe, he wants more klaine too~” photoset, in case you wondered.
I just found my #sexed homework from 10th grade, dated January, 2001. THIS is why I became a #sexologist. Let’s deconstruct how bad this is. 1⃣ They actually explain the word clitoris. Holy shit! But merely refer to it as “a small, round, sensitive area of skin”. It’s not actually an “area of skin” anymore than a penis is “an area of skin” (yes, technically, but a poor description). It’s also not really that small. No mention of it’s function, even though the function of everything else is explained. No mention of pleasure. No mention of sexual response. No mention of orgasm. Just “sensitive”. My eyeball is sensitive too, so what?!? This description is useless! 2⃣ The clitoris is missing on the drawing on the next page in the packet. Fail. 3⃣ The word “orgasm” is in the word bank for the male reproductive system, but not female. It goes alphabetically from “menstruation” right to “ovaries”. Guys! Only males have orgasms! #sexedfail #erasure #thisisimportant! #cliteracy #imstillangry #14yearslater
If any of you are taking sex education (or if you’re in the southern United States, more likely “abstinence only class”) or health class and you have any assignments like this that are hilariously sad, feel free to send them my way!
(sorry for the gendering language in the reblogged post)
I have a BSc in human anatomy, and it wasn’t until after I graduated that I first saw a diagram of the clitoris. I can’t believe that such a large organ, in some cases larger than the internal structures of a penis, was never included in anatomical diagrams used by the lecturers nor in any of the textbooks on the reading list.