I hate it when people act like anger invalidates a cause, because when it comes down to it the privileged are the only ones who can afford to remain calm.
When the privileged are angry they’re; passionate, invested, patriotic, of spirit and righteous.
When the oppressed are angry they’re; savage, incapable of rationality, primitive, beastial, juvenile and violent.
Tone policing ain’t nothing but shifting goal posts towards dehumanization.
There are surprising parallels between GamerGatorade and the “fake geek girls” thing. The “gamer” controversy is at its core a conflict between white cishet boys rabidly defending the industry’s status quo because it caters to them, and doing so by bitterly attacking those who enjoy the medium in different ways (indie game fans, hobbyist developers, people who analyse games as art and cultural products), with this latter group containing the largest representation of underprivileged groups who were shut out of the “mainstream”.
I mean, isn’t Zoe Quinn kind of the equivalent of a fanfic author getting recognition for her work? And aren’t the charges of her work not being “real games” incredibly familiar?
On all sides we see men angry that they are having to share cultural influence and dialogue space with others, and reacting in roughly the same way: by saying that everything outside their influence is not real, not authentic, not serious, not deserving. That fans of it aren’t real fans and creators of it not real creators, and any praise it receives is due to corruption, sexual favours, and political concerns.
And with video games they’re getting particularly violent and radical because it’s not working. The media, arbiters of traditional legitimacy, whether for profit or ethics are giving space to these Others. The power structure has betrayed them, they have been unjustly cast from power. They trusted these people to support their policy of dominance. And so they must be punished for their insolence and corruption. These are the “journalism ethics” they are talking about.
advertising is important as it’s the historian’s best resource for identifying the values of an era. but yeah, these were fucked. the 60s was generally as fucked as the 50s. people forget that.
It literally says ‘men are better than women’ in bold type, what the fuck. I knew this was a thing, but that is a lack of subtlety I couldn’t have written into a spoof…
This is the generation that spawned most of our parents… People our parents’ age run Washington. Starting to make sense?
When you look to the past, the struggles of the present become a great deal more clear.
fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3
A parakeet trying his hardest to say ‘Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition’
the spanish inqui-baby bird
an important look into the daily lives of parakeets
yoko ono had an entire successful art & music career before she even met the beatles but all shes gonna be remembered for is her relation to john lennon and as the butt of a culturewide joke about women forgetting their place and ruining the sanctity of white dude creativity with their dumb woman ideas
Which is hilarious because his entire peace and love shtick that kept him relevant for the entirety of the 70s was brought on by Yoko Ono and everything he’s known and loved for after the Beatles was heavily influenced by her but y’know ~*~she’s a total bitch who can’t sing and ruined the best band evarr blah blah blah how dare she exist as a creative human during and after his lifetime~*~
I met Yoko once at one of Sean’s shows and thought she was just a lovely, down-to-earth, yet quietly powerful lady. I’ve gained so much respect for her over the years, especially since I happened to catch her retrospective in Hyde Park in 2012. Her art is truly so inventive and moving, and it’s a tragedy that it’s been all but erased from history. It’s so unfair that her legacy has been reduced to Mrs. John Lennon. Ugh.
Shaun King’s latest story — (10/08)
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POLICE PEPPER SPRAY WAKE COUNTY TEEN INSIDE HIS HOME AFTER HE’S MISTAKEN FOR BURGLAR
The parents of a Wake County high school student are outraged thatpolice pepper-sprayed him inside their homeafter a neighbor mistook him for an intruder.
Fuquay-Varina police said when a neighbor saw DeShawn walk in; they called 911 to report a break-in. Soon, three officers were inside the house, all to DeShawn’s surprise.
"They was like, ‘Put your hands on the door,’” said DeShawn. “I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ I was like, ‘Why are y’all in here?’”
DeShawn said he became angry whenofficers pointed out the pictures of the Tyler’s three younger children on the mantle, assuming he didn’t belong there, because he was black and they were white. An argument ensued and DeShawn said one of the officers pepper-sprayed him in the face.
Cops are getting more creative with the racism.
Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home
‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ Police pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.
A North Carolina teen was recently assaulted and pepper sprayed by police in his own home, after he was mistaken for a burglar. 18-year-old DeShawn Currie has been living with foster parents Ricky and Stacy Tyler in Wake County, North Carolina for about a year.
The Tylers love DeShawn as their own son and they have taken him into their home, in hopes to provide him the safe and loving environment that he needs to thrive in the most important years of his life.
Unfortunately, some of the Tyler’s neighbors were not familiar with the family dynamics of the home, and decided to call the police to report a burglary when they saw the young man entering his home after school one day. DeShawn did not climb through a window or struggle to get inside, but simply walked through the unlocked door of the home. The only thing that actually made his neighbors suspicious, was the color of his skin.
When police arrived on the scene they treated DeShawn like a criminal without asking any questions.
“They was like, ‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ I was like, ‘Why are y’all in here?” DeShawn said in an interview.
When DeShawn asked the officers why they were in his home, they pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.
“I’m feeling comfortable, I had moved into my room, and I’m feeling like I’m loved. And then when they come in and they just profile me and say that I’m not who I am. And that I do not stay here because there was white kids on the wall, that really made me mad,” DeShawn later told reporters.
During the entire altercation, police were shouting profanity at the young man, and pointing multiple guns at his face. When DeShawn stood firm and insisted that he was in fact in his own home, police attacked him with pepper spray.
When Stacy Tyler came home from work she saw her son DeShawn in the driveway being treated by paramedics for the injuries that police had inflicted.
“My 5-year-old last night, she looked at me and said, ‘Mama I don’t understand why they hated our brother, and they had to come in and hurt him,” Stay Tyler told reporters.
“Everything that we’ve worked so hard for in the past years was stripped away yesterday in just a matter of moments,” father Ricky Tyler added.
The police department has defended their actions, saying that that DeShawn did not obey the officer’s orders to the letter, despite the fact that they were intruders in his home and had no right to be there barking orders at him.
Now this is something to bring attention to.
Wow just wow
Mannnn… ugh fuck cops