Here’s why it’s a terrible idea to let your kids watch Fox News.
While commenting on a female perpetrator fleeing to Canada after committing statutory rape, a Fox correspondent said this:
"If you’re a sixteen-year-old kid and you have sex with your best friend’s mom you usually get high-fives."
And Jesse Watters didn’t stop there.
"She’s not that attractive so you might not have that kind of reception … She’s not Debra Lafave.”
This isn’t the first time a man on Fox’s Outnumbered downplayed the seriousness of statutory rape. For reference, see: Tucker Carlson, who told America to "lighten up" on the crime and said that men understand that sexual harassment from a female teacher is the "greatest thing that ever happened." A month later he attacked a kid for reporting statutory rape as "whiny."
We’re seeing a trend here, and it’s Fox’s glorification of crimes against America’s youth. This is especially problematic when an estimated 1 in 6 men go through unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before they turn 18.How rape culture handles male victims.
Tampons were packed with their strings connecting them, like a strip of sausages, so they wouldn’t float away. Engineers asked Ride, “Is 100 the right number?” She would be in space for a week. “That would not be the right number,” she told them. At every turn, her difference was made clear to her. When it was announced Ride had been named to a space flight mission, her shuttle commander, Bob Crippen, who became a lifelong friend and colleague, introduced her as “undoubtedly the prettiest member of the crew.” At another press event, a reporter asked Ride how she would react to a problem on the shuttle: “Do you weep?”
Men don’t appreciate the amount of self-control women have to exercise in order not to spend their entire lives facepalming.
Most women in the modern Western world have no space of our own in the home—no den, basement workshop, garage, outside domain, or special chair in the living room. Though the kitchen and bedroom often are thought of as “her” rooms, they are hers only as spaces in which she is expected to provide services to and for her man. Private space—space in which she can just be, space where she does not have to justify her presence by being engaged in work—is nonexistent unless she actively creates and maintains it.
"Loving to Survive" Graham (via kingcobracommander)
and its interesting that when watching tv or reading things the “man cave” always gets brought up as a half joke but really more serious thing that every man “needs” but then when women have craft rooms or other similar things related to their own interest it is always the butt of a joke (haha silly wimminz wanting space of their own)
Yo, this is more than just disgusting, it’s illegal. It’s against the law to alter and distribute personal pictures without their permission; and it’s especially against the fucking law to create false porn with it. That’s slander, defamation, libel; whatever you want to call it. Not only that, but to release their private information? They should be going to jail for this
And they can, if the pictures they take are of minors. And you know that some of them will be; people as young as 13 use this website. You don’t have to be much smarter than a 4channer to understand that making porn of an underage person is bad fucking news.
Here’s what you can do:
Leave a tip about this to the fbi. Provide screencaps like this one as evidence. You have to put in your personal info, but it’s no more than having to fill out a survey. It’s worth it; and they already have that info anyway.
Some resources for people who’s pictures have been taken/photoshopped, or people who have been doxxed.
Please remember to also strongly encourage tumblr itself to take swift actions against this. Their users are in danger; they owe it to us to protect us. Contact them at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them what is happening, asap.
Please, spread this around, and ask your followers to do the same. If you have sideblogs, put this there, too. Feel free to also make similar posts to this one and put them in as many tags as possible. eople need to know what they can do to protect themselves.
Proud of Cartoon Network for taking action so quickly.
mixed feelings about this but i dont care im happy how quickly CN handled it
well, there really shouldn’t be mixed feelings; the safety and comfort of those who were harassed comes first, but yes I’m very proud of cartoon network taking immediate action into this scenario.
how fucked up is it that so many men associate periods and menstruation with women “acting shitty” towards them because of pms,when women are literally the ones who go through actual pain because of the whole thing?
I mean, dude, this is so not about you. grow up and get over yourself.
shhhhh dickwad, I’m a guy
cool and all, but someone still got money for that shitty shirt for this to happen, I mean…unless he screened it himself, if he bought this from someone they still made 20 bucks for this sexist shit.
Justice is kicking dudes in the nuts for saying this. Justice is standing up for women’s rights and feminism, not just burning a shirt of a shitty internet meme.
Maybe this is justice if this guy runs Redbubble or CafePress or wherever this was printed and he destroyed all the others and this is the last one and he’s burning it, never to make anymore.
A national organization dedicated to promoting women’s legal equality. A leading gay rights group. The federal government agency in charge of promoting gender equity.These aren’t the type of organizations that you would expect to be involved with a controversial “men’s rights” group that has been accused of being anti-feminist and has links to an online U.S. misogynist movement.Yet when the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE), a self-described “men’s issues” organization, applied to the Canada Revenue Agency for charitable status last year, it listed the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), Egale Canada, and Status of Women Canada as potential participants in its “regular panel discussion series” on women’s and men’s issues. The CRA granted CAFE charitable status in March, 2014.There’s just one problem: none of the groups listed has ever been involved with CAFE.The executive directors of Egale and LEAF said they had no knowledge of ever being approached by the organization, and said they would not work with CAFE if they were asked. Before NOW contacted them, neither organization had any knowledge that CAFE had listed them on its application.A spokesperson for Status of Women Canada, the federal agency, told NOW in an email that none of its representatives had ever been involved in a CAFE event.LEAF’s executive director Diane O’Reggio was shocked to learn CAFE had associated itself with her organization, which has been defending women’s legal rights for almost thirty years."We’re concerned that this organization has used our name in this manner," said O’Reggio. "We absolutely are not associated with this group and what they stand for.""We’re obviously a feminist equality organization and we think the beliefs that they espouse are absolutely in contradiction and opposite to the work of what our organization does."O’Reggio said it was “very disingenuous” for CAFE to suggest to the CRA it had a working relationship with LEAF, and she’s concerned the men’s group used her organization in order to gain charitable status.Helen Kennedy, executive director of gay rights group Egale Canada, had a similar reaction. “The CRA needs to be told that Egale is not affiliated or associated with [CAFE] in any way,” she said.Kennedy speculated that CAFE had used hers and other organizations’ good names in order to paper over its own controversial activities. “They have a problem with their reputation and they want to at least appear to be working with organizations like Egale and like LEAF in order to somehow change that,” she said.Prominent equality organizations weren’t the only ones listed on CAFE’s application without consent.The group also claimed it was planning to work with university scholars from women’s studies departments, and specifically named Professor Sarita Srivastava, an associate sociology professor at Queen’s who studies anti-racist challenges to Canadian feminist groups. On its application CAFE said it was “currently” setting up a panel discussion to include Srivastava.Reached by email, Srivastava told NOW that she was “stunned” to learn her name was on the form, which was date-stamped in a National Capital Region mailroom on July 26, 2013. According to Srivastava, more than four months before that she turned down an invitation from the group to speak about misogyny as part of a panel discussion on “misandry,” the highly disputed term men’s rights activists use to describe systemic anti-male discrimination.In an email dated March 13 Srivastava told the group she would be out of town when the event was supposed to take place, but also raised concerns about a November 2012 CAFE-sponsored talk at U of T by writer Dr. Warren Farrell, whose work is central to the men’s rights movement. After a brief email exchange, Srivastava says she never heard from the group again."I’m certain that the reason for my invitation, and for the inclusion of my name in the application, was to counter criticism that they are anti-feminist and one-sided," Srivastava told NOW. She feels it was inappropriate for CAFE to use her name but allowed that because she didn’t tell the group she would never work with them, CAFE could conceivably have intended to invite her to a future panel. […]
So you’re telling me these men have been fucking up and decided instead of working toward feminist male causes (such as male health screenings, protecting gay men and their rights or dismantling the patriarchial assumptions that only women can raise children successfully) they decided to drag women’s groups that were successfully doing their thing, down. Because the women were more successful and helping people than they were by being sexist and possibly racist.
wasn’t this the episode where he dressed up as a woman on a bet because he thought women were overreacting?
This show was progressive beyond it’s years
I got half way through the photoset before I remembered this is the one with Shaun in drag
Will reblog every time I see this on my dash.
What about our fans? Are they privileged? Let me tell you about Anders. He was one of two male love interests in Dragon Age II, and the only one of the two that would actually make his intentions known to the player without the player expressing interest first. If you were nice to him, he would make a pass at you, and you could turn him down, and that would be the end of it. And some fans REALLY did not like that.
Some of them asked for a gay toggle; because in a game where there’s mature themes, slavery, death, and none of which we offer toggles for, encountering a gay character? OOH, beyond the pale. They didn’t want to be exposed to homosexuality.
And this one fan on our forums posted that he felt too much attention had been spent on women and gays and not enough on straight male gamers. For all of whom he personally spoke, of course. ‘It’s ridiculous that I even have to use a term like Straight Male Gamers, when in the past I would only have to say fans.’ The purpose of the romances in Dragon Age II was to give each type of fan an equal content. Two romances whether you’re male or female, straight or gay.
How upsetting for this particular Straight Male Gamer to realize he wasn’t being catered to. This was not equality to him, but an imbalance; an imbalance of the natural order. He did not want equality, he’s not interested in equality. To him, from his perspective, equality means he’s getting less. Less options? Actually, no, the number of options we had in that game was actually the same number of options that he would have received earlier. What was his issue was the idea that there was attention being spent on other groups, which SHOULD have rightly gone to him.
Do ALL straight male gamers feel exactly the same as he does? Absolutely not. In the thread where this came up in fact, there was quite a few guys who came in and identified themselves as straight male gamers and said ‘I actually don’t have an issue with that, as long as I receive an experience I enjoy, I think other people should be able to enjoy that too.’ But if you think that Straight Male Gamer Dude is an outlier among our fanbase, you were not paying attention.
This is Anita Sarkeesian, she’s the author of the Feminist Frequency, a blog which examines tropes in the depiction of women in popular culture. You’ve probably all heard about this, it’s a matter of public record, she announced a Kickstarter to start a web series to look at the tropes in video games and she was subjected to a campaign of vicious abuse and harassment by male gamers. Why? Well, because she represents to these guys the loss of their coveted place in the gaming audience. Never mind that well all know Goddamn well that they’re still at the top of the totem pole. What they see themselves losing is sole proprietorship over their domain. That’s what it is.
Everything that is changing about the gaming industry to accommodate these players, to them, is diluting the purity of gaming which has belonged solely to them. That’s what this is all about. And here’s the thing, I’m pretty certain that our industry fears the scrutiny of those guys way more than the scrutiny of everyone else. Because those are the guys that scream at the top of their lungs, they spend their time on every internet forum, they spend their time making Metacritic reviews. Infuriate them, and you become a target. It’s so much easier to say “Well, that’s what our fans are like. There’s nothing we can do.” And that’s bullshit.
They didn’t set the tone, did they? We set the tone. What we put out there, what we permit, whether it’s on our forums, whether it’s on Xbox Live, the things that we permit we are in effect condoning. What happened to Anita, we the industry, are partly responsible for. We’re in part to blame. And if the idea of moral responsibility doesn’t phase you, consider the idea that the time will probably soon come that this will also amount to legal responsibility.
Seriously, Gaider is the best possible advertisement for BioWare around.