related: i am working at least nine hours every day this week so I might be scarce;; but if I’ve got something for you I WILL GET IT DONE, or so help me
A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others.
A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others.
An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it.
“DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL NOW
WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED”
you dont even know
OMFG I SOLVED THE MYSTERY OF THE TATTOO IT SAYS
“When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in this world“
Brand new episode of Tropes vs Women is online! Please heed the content warning on this video. It contains some especially triggering scenes of sexual violence.
"We must remember that games don’t just entertain. Intentional or not, they always express a set of values, and present us with concepts of normalcy. So what do games that casually rely on depictions of female victimhood tell us about women vis-a-vis their place in society? The pattern… works to reinforce the myth that women are naturally fated to be objectified, vulnerable and perpetually victimized by male violence.”These games also tend to frame misogyny and exploitation as an everlasting fact of life, something inescapable and unchangeable. This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality, but it even sets the parameters of how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction.”It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk reaction I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game world would feel too unrealistic, or not historically accurate. What does it say about our culture when games routinely break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection? We’re perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow, the idea of a world without sexual violence or exploitation is deemed too bizarre to be believable.”The truth is, that objectification and sexual violence are neither normal nor inevitable. We do not have to accept them as some kind of necessary cultural backdrop in our media stories. Contrary to popular belief, the system of patriarchy has no existed for all of history, across all time, and all cultures. And as such, it can be changed. It is possible to imagine fictional worlds, even of the dark, twisted dystopian variety, where the oppression and exploitation of women is not framed as something expected and inevitable. When we see fictional universes challenging and transcending systemic gender oppression it subverts the dominant paradigm within our collective consciousness and helps make a more just society feel possible, tangible and within reach.”
You don’t want to be trapped inside with me sunshine. Inside, I’m somebody nobody wants to fuck with do you understand? I am Charlie Bronson, I am Britain’s most violent prisoner.
haha oh no
The best one. THE BEST ONE.
want this moment burned on my eyelids