Signal Boost: YES a fiction of the archive!
Slaves freed into the desert.
Gays don’t exist!
THIS JUST IN: REPUBLICANS DON’T KNOW AMERICAN HISTORY.
Legalize abortion now! (ETA: Here is the raw link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/sarah-boseley-global-health/2011/oct/24/abortion-unitednations?fb=native)
Gender what now?
FUTURE GENIUS SUPERHEROES.
IRS to consider transgender surgery tax deductible
Magic player makes ‘a joke’ that comes off as more of a threat. WotC
takes action to police its pro players. The player tries to claim it’s
just ‘cultural difference’ and that it’s totally okay to threaten to
rape a woman in France. Comments explode with entitled magic jerks
claiming that women need a thicker skin and obviously it wasn’t
‘serious’ because threatening language isn’t ever ‘serious’.
ETA: The link is working for me, but for those of you getting a 404 error: http://www.gatheringmagic.com/player-receives-lifetime-ban-for-threatening-wizards-employee/
Following link is to a series of posters warning against STDs over the first half of the 20th century. Interesting how it starts off (circa WWI) all ‘guys, don’t be jerks and catch an STD that you can pass onto your wives’ to ‘evil wimmenz infecting our men’ circa WWII.
HOPEFULLY this thread won’t have disappeared by the time this makes
it onto the site but IDK (massive TW):
There’s this smarmy, sanctimonious, semi-famous YouTuber by the name
of Onision (real name: Greg) who rants about the evils of meat-eating
and pre-marital sex. Apparently shortly after breaking up with his
girlfriend, a woman on his forum decided on a lark to start
corresponding with him, he talked about how much he loved her after
only three days, flew her all the way out to Texas two weeks later to
meet him, raped and sexually assaulted her repeatedly, tried to get
her pregnant (incidentally he also has a fascination with getting
underage girls pregnant), then has the GALL to cry and pout under the
covers of their bed accusing her of being “the most unloving person
[he's] ever met” because she refused to comfort him after he had a bad
(some of the stuff the woman in question is kind of annoying too,
she’s bisexual and says only two gender exist. Onision also accused
her of being unfaithful to him because of her bisexuality and that’s
when she broke things off with him, I think)
Anti-ableism petition for US-ian readers (though everyone can sign of
Seriously, feminists, get a funny bone.
On dismantling rape culture.
This is a great post on sexism online but it is SUPER triggering. From Casey:
Here’s a link to something from Tiger Beatdown, Sady Doyle breaks
down sexism on the internet in an emotionally exhausting list of all
the things she’s been called on #MenCallMeThings.
Film Crit Hulk is a blog in which media is analyzed in the voice of
the Incredible Hulk. Recently Hulk had some things to say about Arkham
City; specifically the sexism surrounding Catwoman. I found it a tasty
read for my brain and my sense of humour.
Women lie about rape like all the time. Hat-tip to Jay. [Jenn's note: trigger warning on this link - they are serious!]
There’s a stamp on DA that says “PERIODS SUCK” and it’s gotten
popular enough to get on the front page.
Most everyone agrees with the sentiment and are sharing stories of
turrible period experiences but some troll named Gabalot is saying
MI PERIUD SUX
GUIZ R SO LUKKY BAWWWWWW I FEL PAIN BCUZ I NEVER LEFT MY BAESMENT IN
TEH LAST 2000302 YEERZ SO I NEVR FELT ANYTHIGN WURSEEEEEEEEEE”
Seriously, women, it’s time to pull on your big girl panties and grow
the hell up. The cramps don’t hurt worth shit and the most you ever
bleed is 1 cup. Not much at all.”
“I’m a girl AND I say that all you full-grown women are acting
“BAWWWWWw, I BLEED EVRY MUNTH!11!!”
If a period is the worst thing that has ever happened to you, go
break an arm or leg. Seriously, wimps. CRY MOAR.”
So “she”‘s playing the horizontal oppression card and dismissing
other women’s experience. Stay klassy.
There are black people in your canon, being BLACK.
Atheists demand recognition.
Inglourious Basterds wants to give credit for the victory in World War II to someone other than the US and Soviet armies; to nominate, as the virtual heroes of some secret history, badass Jews and cinema itself. It’s an extraordinary idea.
…except I think that’s it all wrong. None of what I’ve just written actually works; or rather, the movie does in fact put in play the two fantasies I’ve been describing—the fantasy of a muscular Judaism and the fantasy of the perfect anti-fascist film—but then it takes them back—or at least makes them harder to occupy.
Waterboarding isn’t torture? …right.
Rihanna has her new album available for streaming.