I can’t get over the fact that there are people whose response to someone pointing out misogyny in gamer culture is to threaten to rape her.
You must be doing it wrong
I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives, and etc etc:
- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans.
- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination.
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.
"Just.. take the arm band off."
"THAT’S WHAT THE NON-MAGICAL SHEEPLE WANT ME TO DO!"
Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen
This is my new favorite thing
"He never got in fights, but he totally could have if he wanted to. Again, he was a very large black man who liked video games, and rap music, and marijuana. Case closed."
I usually stay far away from Esquire but this piece is excellent.
even esquire is out he slamming the new york times
(Or, how Worldcon’s youth problem will resolve.)
Dangerous to those who profit from the way things are
"Sure, you have a nice big con now, and a nice big awards ceremony whose online streaming never seems to work. You have internecine debates about why the big fish didn’t get enough panels (please, somebody, get these folks a waahmbulance and World Fantasy registration). But you don’t have major comics creators as GOH. You don’t have voice actors. You don’t have manga-ka. You don’t have game companies. You don’t have play-testing, or LARPS, or teahouses, or fashion shows. You are offering a room full of vintage first-edition hardbacks to a group of people who read books on their phones.”
"Worldcon may be about the future, but it doesn’t have the future. Remember, Worldcon organizers all over the world: memento mori. And what will be left will be either a dwindling crowd of increasingly conservative elements, or a thriving community of people who are actively engaged in using network culture to bring about a better, more enjoyable world.”
Fun fact: I’ll turn 50 next year and I’m more part of the “younger” demographic than not. I vote with my wallet and my feet for conventions where I’m made to feel welcome rather than barely tolerated.
I think it’s pretty funny that some people are saying “We’re in a drought and everyone is throwing buckets of water on themselves.”
When I highly doubt most of them are taking measures to reduce their own water usage, other than not participating in the ALS challenge