A male friend of mine that develops AAA games told me, “When a woman criticizes me, it goes to a different part of my brain than when a man on my team does. I get defensive really quickly. I’m trying to get better about it.” I don’t think his is a unique experience.

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry | Polygon (via brutereason)

Yeah, it goes to the “DISMISS ANYTHING WOMEN SAY” part of his brain, while he thinks about doing violence towards her. Men=shit.

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celestial-sexhair:

fullten:

alisso:

misscherrylikesitdirty:

fullten:

I wanted to make I post I could link too whenever someone asks me this~

Seriously. Even if I was hella in shape, really healthy, no one would be asking for health or work out tips from me if I was fat. Stop assuming because someone looks like what society deems as ‘healthy’ or ‘fit’ that they are, it’s a lie, they are try to sell you things and make you hate and judge strangers. Stop buying into it. 

I love this so much, I have no words.

THANK you! Cause no one listens when a fat person tries to explain this.

I noticed, I’ve seen several fat people make a great posts about this, only to see their inbox being blown up with ‘YOU’RE JUST MAKING EXCUSES!’ it’s disgusting because it has  absolutely nothing to do with the persons health and it’s fucked up to hid behind that bullshit faux concern because someone isn’t killing themselves to fit into what is considered ideal to make someone else more comfortable in consuming them as a product rather then treat them as a person. 

this is very important

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guopei:

today i was talking to some boys about how gender roles influence their minute-to-minute behaviours and they were all “not necessarily i mean not all-” and i said “one example is interrupting women when they talk and dismissing their ideas” and silence

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cerulean-warbler:

johnskylar:

lisa-maxwell:

kyrafic:

"Never did like that much," is a baller and superb way to express your irritation with the way the patriarchy refuses to acknowledge how badass you are.

Word.

Before World War I, she shot a cigarette out of the mouth of the Kaiser of Germany at his request.
After the war started she sent him a letter asking for another chance, as she was afraid her aim might’ve been a little off.

Annie Fucking Oakley everyone

cerulean-warbler:

johnskylar:

lisa-maxwell:

kyrafic:

"Never did like that much," is a baller and superb way to express your irritation with the way the patriarchy refuses to acknowledge how badass you are.

Word.

Before World War I, she shot a cigarette out of the mouth of the Kaiser of Germany at his request.

After the war started she sent him a letter asking for another chance, as she was afraid her aim might’ve been a little off.

Annie Fucking Oakley everyone

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This caller just apologized for not being technology savvy. 

He teaches engineering.

Anonymous asked:

Wanna know what grinds my gears? When immature cis men (teens especially) make fun of vaginas for "smelling like fish" and periods. They act like if their penises smell like febreze and Calvin Klein fragrances. They crack jokes about "being loose", and how they don't like it hairy. They go on about how disgusted they are by "big lips". These are the same cis men who wonder why they're single and whine because people don't respond to their cat calling. These are the same cis men who think (cont)

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

(Cont) are entitled to sex. These are the same men who would never experience pregnancy NOR actually see what it’s like to bleed for almost 7 days, deal with cramps, or worry about being stained. These men talk out of their asses while shoving shit in our faces about the “disgusting” things our bodies do. They’re ones to talk. Sorry for ranting but I heard a group of men making fun of how periods ‘disgust’ them, and they bust their “fish joke”. and thought I’d vent a little, anonymously.

Anon, you are so right. It’s disgusting the way that these people talk about us and the things that our bodies do. They say these things at a very impressionable age and reinforce it through the rest of our lives that our bodies are disgusting and must be so clean, and so pure. They pit women against each other to see who is more clean and pure. 

It all comes back to power. By berating women’s bodies men establish their dominance and take away our voice. It seems overwhelming to say something when you hear it on a daily basis. It makes you wonder if there’s anyone who doesn’t feel that way and it’s disheartening and eventually we just seem to accept it.

But I will tell you one thing, not a single thing your body does it disgusting. It’s your body and everything it does is natural and perfect just the way it is. All vaginas have a smell. They all smell different and it’s like perfume, it’s not a smell that everyone likes, but you will meet someone who likes your own unique smell. 

Menstruation is a normal process that many cultures celebrate as sacred. We went somewhere wrong to think it was dirty and not to be talked about. I want to celebrate it (when the cramps aren’t too bad of course). All vaginas are hairy and different sizes and shapes because we are all so vastly different and that’s a great thing! We should never be made to feel ashamed of the natural hair our body grows, or the shapes it produces and I hate that others have that power over us to make us spend so much time hating our bodies, when in fact, they’re all perfect just the way that they are.
-Em

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deprivedspirit:

grandmasterbooty:

Distressing Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People

I was extremely uncomfortable watching this. What the fuck, this is getting fucking ridiculous.. Why was no one helping him?!

swear to god serial killers need to stop killing innocent civilians and target these racists cops

btw, didnt realize this but around 2:44 you can hear the taser being turned on and the screaming immediately after is the innocent man being tased.

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marcoxmarco:

minus18:

For me and my friends growing up, being told things like ‘you have to wear this because that’s what boys wear” or “dresses are for not for your body type” was frustrating and a pretty bad time.




The bottom line for me is, if someone feels happier and more comfortable in a particular ‘type’ of uniform, then that’s something that should be encouraged, not punished. Students have enough to focus on at school, having to fight to be yourself shouldn’t be added to that.



That’s why we’ve launched a new campaign called Gender is Not Uniform.

<3

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