After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”
The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.
BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?
BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?
The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.
This. Is. Not. OK.
guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons
firm believer in not looking through my girlfriend/boyfriend’s phone
1. I’m not trying to date anyone I should have to worry about, anyways
2. I respect privacy
3. Under no circumstance do I possess the right to pick and choose who they wanna talk to, ex or not
4. I jump way too quickly to my own conclusions
I’ll marry a person who knows how I take my
tea, coffee, and alcohol
And knows when to make which.
Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all of these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales.
Lawrence’s scathing reaction – angry, offended and unapologetic – is the righteous end to an evolution of celebrity nude “scandal” responses. Where once female stars were expected to hang their head in shame for having the temerity to pose nude for themselves or lovers, now they can issue a barely-shrouded “fuck you” to a public that so gleefully consumed their humiliation.
"Mad women fight back"; "Bet your ass we’re paranoid" - Psychiatric survivors during a protest in 1976
Spotting a familiar face in the crowd. x
mylifeishype asked: Re: your comment about Emma Watson - I agree that it serves nothing to attack people for wanting to get involved in the feminist movement, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be critical (but not rude!) of the kind of feminism they express, especially when they're a person in a position of power like Watson is. I think a bunch of people raised valid concerns about her speech inviting men into feminist spaces - this arguably DOESN'T "further the cause" like you specified.
you have a good point, but I just feel like there’s an (unnecessary) criticism of women’s activism that one doesn’t find elsewhere. like, Leo talked about climate change at the UN (if I’m not mistaken) and no one laid into him about the problems of getting involved in that movement. I just wanna look at the positives of what she’s doing, because women criticise each other so much on a day-by-day basis that to then do it within a movement that we’re all supposed to be in together makes me frustrated. yes she has power, but she’s trying to use it in a helpful way, and - like everyone - she’s not going to be able to do so perfectly/in a way that makes every other female/feminist happy.
as for men and feminism, one of my favourite quotes regarding that is: “men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. they need to take the space they have in society and make it feminist.”
but hey, that’s all just my opinion and I can only express how I feel, it’s not necessarily “right”. :)