“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
The little league baseball squad Jackie Robinson West, hailing from the South Side of Chicago, has just become the first all-Black team to win the US Championship at the Little League World Series, beating the previously undefeated Las Vegas (incidentally, an all-white team) in a dramatic, hard-fought 7-5 game. What a great year for this event, first with the Mo’ne Davis story and now this. JRW demonstrated poise, determination and mental toughness, coming back twice from deficits, outlasting their opponents down the stretch, scoring with small ball to grind out the win.
Jackie Robinson West is the first all-Black team to play in the Little League World Series since 1983, when the same organization made its first appearance. Before that, back in 1955 — the year after Brown v. Board of Education ruled that segregation was unconstitutional — the Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars from Charleston, South Carolina, played their way to Williamsport for the final tournament, but white teams refused to play against them and white coaches organized a boycott against the 11- and 12-year-old African American players. The team attended the event, but watched the entire tournament from the bleachers rather than the field.
Not so this year. JRW is the national champion. They play South Korea tomorrow for the international title and I’ll be cheering for them.