tupsyturvy:

We had something similar in the evening standard today - UK Unis complaining of the ‘influx of students from ebola hit areas and the chance of the spread of the disease’ As if the countries are completely over run with diseased individuals.

One uni was even quoted as saying they’ll have to test all students to contain the infection. Because yes, ALL the countries don’t have tests in place or you think they also want to spread the disease further? KMFT

I swear these journalists  and westerners generally really ain’t shit.

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tupsyturvy:

We had something similar in the evening standard today - UK Unis complaining of the ‘influx of students from ebola hit areas and the chance of the spread of the disease’ As if the countries are completely over run with diseased individuals.

One uni was even quoted as saying they’ll have to test all students to contain the infection. Because yes, ALL the countries don’t have tests in place or you think they also want to spread the disease further? KMFT

I swear these journalists  and westerners generally really ain’t shit.

(via 2brwngrls)

"32,975"

That’s the number of arrest warrants issued in Ferguson last year for nonviolent crimes. Compare that to the population of 21,135 people.

Ferguson is making bank off its own citizens

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overthinkingvideogames:

To be a video game critic is both a dream come true and a daily embarrassment.

Video games are the frontier of fiction, a cultural outpost that is intoxicating if not always refined. Games are not ossified or hidebound. Their creators can still delight and surprise with the thrill of the new.

But as the father of two daughters, I worry that games, for all their promise, are not always welcoming to young women. During a trip this month to a retro arcade in New Hampshire, my older child, who just turned 4, told me she wanted to be the kidnapped damsel in one of the games we played together. If she were 10 or 12 years older, I might strain to explain why she cannot play a female killer in the next Assassin’s Creed game, due out this fall. Or maybe I wouldn’t, because she would be smart enough to figure out that the creators of these games are signaling that girls don’t belong in their treehouse.

Except, of course, that they do. Women have created, or contributed to, scores of video games. Putting together a museum exhibition to highlight their work would be a way to reclaim some of this overlooked history.

Women have been making video games since the 1970s, when a young Atari designer named Carol Shaw created a game of digital polo for a promotional campaign for Ralph Lauren. Ms. Shaw told me by telephone that she was unsure if it was ever used, but she saved the code and it was published as part of an anthology called Stella Gets a New Brain.

On women in the history of gaming.

thefineyoungcapitalists:

Vivian James Presents - Women in Game Design - Anna Kipnis

Tweet to her at @doubleanna and tell her how much you appreciate her work.

fascinasians:

Awesome conversation tonight about Asian American feminism with Jenn of Reappropriate

The link to the podcast will be up tomorrow, check http://reappropriate.co/?p=6571 for updates. The next coversation will be on September 8th with Cayden Mak of 18mr on whether or not digital activism and hashtag activism is “real” activism!

Thanks to vteck for the screenshots ;)

ipodiphoneirack:

FUCK!
IT HAS BEGUN! THE BACKLASH AGAINST THE NAIL POLISH THAT COULD BE SAVING WOMEN’S LIVES!
Feminists like Laci Green don’t want women to be able to protect themselves from rapists. They don’t care that this could save people’s lives. They don’t care that could prevent women from being raped.
No. They are worried we might be ‘victim blaming’. :(
This is why women don’t need feminism.

ipodiphoneirack:

FUCK!

IT HAS BEGUN! THE BACKLASH AGAINST THE NAIL POLISH THAT COULD BE SAVING WOMEN’S LIVES!

Feminists like Laci Green don’t want women to be able to protect themselves from rapists. They don’t care that this could save people’s lives. They don’t care that could prevent women from being raped.

No. They are worried we might be ‘victim blaming’. :(

This is why women don’t need feminism.

"Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them."

— Margaret Atwood. (via mysharona1987)

"Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them."

— Margaret Atwood. (via mysharona1987)

thefeministme:

The Second Wave of Backlash Against Anti-Rape Activism