Saturday, January 16, 2016

Day 14: Don't let this rape turn into a homicide

Partner (in sarcastic voice): time to start handing out trophies for not raping I guess. 
Me: it's been that kind of a week. 
Partner: feels like it.

A large white man in a black t-shirt that reads: "Don't let this date rape turn into a homicide."

Data scientists mansplains manspreading. "Based on our multivariate analysis of anthropometric parameters across multiple data sets, manspreading appears to be an adaptive strategy that men employ due to innate morphological characteristics.”

A blue e-card states: "To all those guys that expect their wives to make them a sandwich after sex... If she's capable of walking to the kitchen after sex, you haven't done your job properly and you don't deserve a sandwich."

"A woman's ability to decide when and whether to bear a child is not a 'social issue'; it's a human right." Gloria Steinem

Alan Rickman quoted for saying " There is nothing wrong with being a feminist, I think it is to our mutual advantage." Emma Watson posts this on Twitter. The internet hates her.

A man posts on Emma Watson's picture: "I respect you, but I'm not a feminist. Only a man can submit to a feminist point of view, but we're never equal. Our bodies and minds are not made to be. That's not an insult. Feminist is also not a new term for gay men to use to say that they are "sexually bottoms" and want to be treated/dated as men court women, right?"

Emma Watson updates a profile picture. Bunch of men decide to tell her what they like about her physically.

“With the 13th amendment to our constitution, slavery in America ended our national sin ended,” Morris says solemnly in a video posted by VA House Democratic Caucus. “But every era has its evil, every era has its national sin and the evil of our time is abortion. Our national sin is the murder of our unborn children. And evil is alive.”

I just learned about the gender bias on Wikipedia.

Excusing sexism in gaming because douchebags are everywhere.

News flash: Calling gamers on being sexist is an action of the privileged. I was told to check my privilege for saying gaming culture is sexist.

Further. My claims that the community isn't empathetic is met by a white male saying he's never seen problems. And another white male tone policing me. Win!

A note that the Academy Awards has a terrible record with women directors.

An ad for a personalized Star Wars book. This is the pitch: "Want to see your child fight against the dark side of the force alongside Luke Skywalker? Now you can with our personalized Star Wars books! Your little one will help Luke Skywalker rescue Princess Leia from the evil Galactic Empire."

Article: Gamers are empathetic!
Me: Sure, if you're not a woman or a PoC.
White Dude: You're being prejudice saying that and you're judgemental and need to own your shit.
Me: And that's my point.

Commented on an article about how the gaming community has problems being sexist and racist. A white guy responded to me: "You also just judged an entire group of people and implied they were both sexist and racist. That is prejudiced, perhaps you should own your own shit before judging others."

A study is making its way through the gaming circles, saying that table top fantasy rpgers are more empathetic than your average bear. This has not been my experience and I have to dig more into it because sure, gamers are empathetic, unless you're a woman or a PoC

Akram Khan: ‘Don’t have more female choreographers for the sake of it’

CNN's Pamela Brown comments on the behaviour of the gang rape victim the night of the assault. New York City council member Laurie Cumbo replied: "That’s typical of just what I spoke about: that individuals often talk about the woman, they rarely talk about the individuals who actually committed the rape. Those are the individuals that need to be focused on right now [….] We shouldn’t talk about whether she was drunk, we shouldn’t talk about whether she was properly dressed, we shouldn’t talk about the time of evening that it happened. That is too typical of how we discuss rape in the city, the nation, and really the world. We need to focus in this situation on those five individuals that committed this heinous crime and what were the bad decisions that they made all throughout the day."

A post is going out asking people not to buy girlguide cookies because they support Planned Parenthood.

Supergirl teaches us what to do about workplace crushes. Lesson number one: Laugh at their jokes, but not too hard.

An article on why blaming the 'other' woman takes the blame from the man, and how that shit needs to stop.

An article on how a guaranteed minimum income is a feminist issue, as the ones usually staying home to take care of children or ailing parents are women. Whose work isn't seen as work. Just duty.

White background, black text: "I want every little girl who's told she's being bossy to be told instead she has leadership skills."

Women in government housing were forced to have sex with government employees in order to get repairs done to their homes. "On Friday, lawyers for M.G. and 18 other women who alleged that employees of Baltimore’s public housing agency demanded sex in return for critical housing repairs announced a settlement for all victims of sexual harassment in public housing"

tumblr quote: "One of the most insidious parts of rape culture is the normalization of abusers in pop culture."

A post stating that in America it's normal to shoot a black six times and justify it but the white teen that raped a girl and posts it online gets no consequences.

An article linking the lack of paid maternity leave to the high rates of maternal and infant death in the United States.

A woman in a feminist group posts how she doesn't know what to do about her partner who said if a woman didn't want to get rape she shouldn't have been there in the first place in regards to Cosby. She wanted to marry this man and have children with him and now she doesn't know what to do.

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