cute girl on the street: hey do you have the time?
me: sure do! 8:15
cute girl on the street: thanks
me: so what are we?
The problem here is that these squealing man-children, so desperate to keep women out of their precious games, want it both ways. They want gaming to be taken seriously as a culture and art form, while at the same time throwing an unbelievable tantrum when subjected to serious criticism. This is ludicrous and immature on so many levels. Gaming isn’t for you, anymore. Gaming is for everyone. Everyone gets to have their say, to make their criticism, and gaming doesn’t need you to defend it.
The only thing left for these people to do is put their toys back in the pram and huddle together as the tide rises against them, until they wake up in five year’s time and realise that Assassin’s Creed 7 was actually a pretty good game, even though they had to waste three precious seconds flicking the gender over to ‘male’ on the character creation screen so they can feel comfortable again. Change is inevitable, especially when half of the freaking gamers in the country are women and actually want to play some games that don’t treat them like disposable trash.
So, here’s another change for you: if you really think feminism, or women, are destroying games, or that LGBT people and LGBT relationships have no place in games, or that games in any way belong to you or are “under attack” from political correctness or “social justice warriors”: please leave this website. I don’t want your clicks, I don’t want your hits, I don’t want your traffic. Leave now and please don’t come back.
it's quite gross. a lot of it is things like "boys are told they can't dye their hair!!" or "wear x, x, and x!!" and i firmly believe these gender expectations for boys should be broken down but they completely ignore the fact that these problems are rooted in misogyny. boys are told that these things are feminine and that femininity is bad. it's not misandry, it's misogyny backfiring on the perpetrators.@wildflowrs
boys= nasty and dress bad
me= somehow still likes boys and is disappointed in myself and thinks i should do better
Daffodil, Amsonia, Violet, Magnolia, Aster, Marigold, Azalea, Dandelion@firemetgasoline
ahh I love you!!! you know how much I love ask memes/ talking about myself in length
daffodil: whats the most thoughtful present youve ever recieved?no one ever really gives thoughtful presents but this last birthday my dad gave me a bunch of office supplies which I really loved
amsonia: would you ever become a vegan?most of my diet rn IS vegan its just that its really hard to give up sweets and cheesy bread but if I ever really studied nutrition so I knew exactly what I needed to eat in a week to be healthy and plan ahead then yah I definitely would
violet: do you like where youre from?yeah I actually really love minneapolis. its really liberal, eco-friendly, and an all around big cultural hotspot in the US. but one thing that people dont know about MN is that street harassment and sex trafficking are HUGE here. like women are assaulted on the side streets and women are sometimes pulled into cars at the MOA and never seen again its actually really terrible
magnolia: favorite kind of candy?uhm I guess I like m&m and those reed’s ginger chews (but I also love ginger hard candies)
aster: do you prefer the hot or the cold?
well I like my body to be hot but I prefer cold weather so that I can really bundle up at night and during the day (aka so I can be hot without getting sweaty)
marigold: do you like music on the radio?
pop music is kind of my life rn. I go on spotify, and listen to different spotify top hits playlists so I can hone my personal playlist to perfection. it only has songs that I actually like but because I listen to it all the time all the songs have gotten kinda old despite it having more than 100 songs…
azalea: whats a movie you cried while watching?
well of course there is the modern classic we call ‘click’ which I cry like a baby during. but I have to include the movie ‘family weekend’ because I bawled during this thanks to the personal connections I made to it
dandelion: do you think youre important?I would describe myself as an egoist. I think of myself as p important. but not really to like the whole grand scheme of things???
I found out santa wasnt real because I got a spy kit that christmas so i fingerprinted my mom and matched it to the fingerprints i dusted on the milk mug i left out… Im on that next level shit
Fitness magazines don’t help us get fit. Gazing at images of caricatured breasts, buttocks and biceps gives you the impression this is how a fit body should look, that every fit body needs to be shaped in the same vein. Fitness magazines use exactly these images to “inspire” women to look this way. Yet most of us can’t identify with what we are looking at because we don’t believe ordinary us could ever be them.
[…] What are we teaching our young women who want desperately to believe that they too can be as ripped and shredded? They don’t realize what it takes to look so tight. They want to be there and harm themselves to reach an almost unattainable ideal. When will it be acceptable to lift heavy, building confidence and brainpower while strengthening your body, not concerning yourself with how cute your bottom looks in booty shorts?
[…] Being fit in a functional rather than sexual way means you are entirely capable of being powerful no matter what your height, bust size, shoe size or hair color. You are empowered from the depths of your DNA because you did the work, you earned your place and you walk confidently because of it. A functionally fit You welcomes all sizes, shapes and colors, your boobs and butt are incidental. What we really need to build in the gym is a sense of self and what we are capable of.
my irl friends r my problematic faves
As most of you probably know, someone somewhere dumped a deluge of purported nude photographs of a number of female celebrities online yesterday. The victims include the likes of Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa Palmer. But the focal point for this story has been Hunger Games/American Hustle actress Jennifer Lawrence, since the Oscar winning actress is perhaps the most famous actress on the planet right now. Without going into sordid details ( Justice and Grande have claimed their respective photos are fake, others have confirmed they are real), I’d like to make two very specific points. Ms. Lawrence and the other victims have absolutely nothing to apologize for in terms of the contents of the photos or the nature in which they were leaked. The story itself should not be addressed as if it were a scandal, but rather what it is: A sex crime involving theft of personal property and the exploitation of the female body.
Outlets as mainstream as People and CNN are referring to the photo leak as a “scandal.” All due respect, it’s not a scandal. The actresses and musicians involved did nothing immoral or legally wrong by choosing to take nude pictures of themselves and put them on their personal cell phones. You may argue, without any intended malice, that it may be unwise in this day-and-age to put nude pictures of yourself on a cell phone which can be act and/or stolen. But without discounting that statement, the issue is that these women have the absolute right and privilege to put whatever they want on their cell phones with the expectation that said contents will remain private or exclusive to whomever is permitted to see them just like their male peers. The burden of moral guilt is on the people who stole said property and on those who chose to consume said stolen property for titillation and/or sexual gratification.
my tumblr summed up in 6 questions
top 5 fandoms you’ll see:
- reading about feminism and anti-blackness is mostly what I do
- but groups I follow are more communities than fandoms
- but other than that nothing even comes close to ‘fandom’
top 2 celebrities you’ll see:
- Im not that into celebrities
- no reallytop 3 other topics you’ll see:
do I make graphics?
- well theres the other social justice thingies
- I really like text posts but I try not to reblog ones that are ableist or cissexist which actually describes most of them
- sometimes music and poetry and stuff just read my description
my ask box is: basically always open but no one but people I know irl seem to use it ://///
Rose, Daisy, & Hibiscus@Anonymous
thank you so much!
rose: are you currently in love with someone?
currently Im still speculating if I even experience strong romantic attraction but I was recently charmed by this freshman in my spanish class who was adorable as he fumbled with a portfolio folder. who doesnt know how to use portfolio folders?? newborn babies??? but anyway hes cute and I stare at his face in class now bcuz I am shameless
daisy: how old were you when you had your first kiss?
uhm I was in 7th grade and it was more of a peck with this girl I had recently started hanging out with and it led to nothing
hibiscus: would you/ do you play an instrument? if so what?
well Ive played violin since 1st grade because I went to an arts magnet and was required to, but Ive stuck with it and Im currently 6th chair 1st violin in the highest orchestra my school has to offer. I also attempted to play saxophone during the trainwreck that was 4th grade…