At 12.5% ABV, I feel obliged to start out by letting you know right up front that Prohibition is a
It’s flavored and colored with molasses, and aged in bourbon barrels for 6 months; this gets you a fine, fizzy, caramel-colored drink which — and Andrea can back me up on this one — may knock you flat on your ass and/or leave you full of regret in the morning if you don’t pay attention.
Yesterday I got into it with some GamerGaters who objected to me “tar & feathering” 4chan. We were off to a great start when one said “not all boards are /b/” (~not ALL 4chan!~) and recommended I check out /tg/ instead. 2nd post there at the time was a joke mocking trigger warnings. Building a strong case already.
At one point as I was objecting to 4chan’s casual and entirely disgusting usage of f*g for everything and everyone, one of them asked if I’d call out my own crowd “for using such hateful terms on those who disagree.”
For a brief, actually kind of shining happy moment, I thought that maybe, of all people, a 4channer was about to say I wasn’t acting sufficiently to use my privilege to call out my fellow white folks on their racist language or something — which would be totally legit criticism, I know I don’t do enough on that front. I was mentally preparing to eat crow and be a tiny little bit persuaded that maybe 4chan ins’t entirely a festering cesspool of amorality.
But nah. Turns out his sensitive dude-feels were hurt by being called “cis,” which he believes is a slur just as hateful and offensive as f*g.
sometimes i just sit and think about the fact people honestly believe that women shaving their legs and wearing makeup are innate behaviors that we are naturally supposed to do and that we always were supposed to do. i just. think about that. and i laugh
That’s pretty convenient, isn’t it? Your “religious belief” that you shouldn’t have to cooperate with an investigation by the United States Department of Labor into whether you’re illegally forcing kids to work on your ranch doesn’t need to be “acceptable, logical, consistent, or comprehensible.” You just have to believe it. And actually, that’s not even true. You just have to say you believe it, and that’s good enough for the Supreme Court, so it’s good enough for Judge Sam.
Guys, guys, you don’t have to do any of the things required of citizens of the U.S., like, you know, testifying in court cases or obeying laws or not committing crimes if you say that it’s against your religion! I mean, it doesn’t even have to actually be against the rules of any known religion. You just have to say it and include the words “sincerely held.”
It is an actual Get Out Of Jail Free card.
Calling it — this is what Scientologists have been preparing for the past 60 years.
The <title> of this page is “Do Consumers Want More Women In Video Games?” The results of this survey will be presented at GDC15, so let’s tell ‘em a resounding “FUCK YEAH!”
DO THE THING
fucking tumblr bomb this shit
Especially important to tumblr bomb this because Escapist Magazine is one of the places GamerGate has successfully intimidated into trying to appease them, so you know the 4chan/reddit/GamerGate crowd is gonna have eyes & clicks on this and are gonna be pushing the “don’t ~force an agenda~ into video games” angle.
"#GamerGate" is not a new phenomena. Underneath a thin veneer of concern about journalistic ethics, nepotism and bias, #GamerGate is just another sexist hate campaign. It’s not about changing games media for the better. It’s about forcing progressive voices out of the industry. It’s about defending the perceived sanctity of games and "gamers". It’s about preserving the status quo.
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having one of those days where I can’t cope with anything and all I want to do is go home and crawl back into bed for a year