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No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

ostracizedpoodle:

I don’t need alcohol to make bad decisions

Thanks WBC!

panicatthedisco:

Thank you Westboro Baptist Church for the update on the total amount you donated to Human Rights Campaign today. $20X13= weak. We’re going to make it an even $1000. We will also be donating 5% of our total merch sales from this show to HRC.

how did you learn to draw the anatomy of people having sex?

Anonymous

rvsa:

well…im not trying to brag, but ive had sex. like, a bunch of times

interquast:

rydenthatdick:

DAAAMMNNNN

HOLY SHIT

adagioteas:

This weekend’s fandom sampler is SuperNatural by Jessica T

This set includes:

  • Dean
  • Sam
  • Castiel
  • Kevin
  • Lucifer
  • Impala

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bakrua:

bewbin:

Why do people drink alcohol it tastes disgusting

you don’t drink it for the taste. u drink shit like apple juice for the taste. you drink alcohol to get rid of the bad taste that every awful person in your life has left

divergentfeels13:

Harry Potter