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it-goes-both-ways:

onaponyshenamedwildfire:

it-goes-both-ways:

captaindrprofessorsupermcawesome:

LOOK AT HOW WELL THIS IS SOURCED

That aside I need to double check this because I can almost guarentee this is a statistic that has been taken out of context and spun, I WILL REPORT BACK WITH THE NEWS

Also twice the non reciprocal means that women fight back to their abusers and men don’t

It doesn’t mean that women are committing twice the amount of harm

Here, have 286 sources. Happy now?

No? Have 1700 then.

No one ever talks about man-to-man domestic violence or other DV in LGBTQ+ relationships. At least, not that I’ve ever seen. It happens. I wonder if anyone’s ever studied with what frequency it happens.

There are a few, they found that lesbian relationships are the most abusive of all, then heterosexual while gay relationships are the least. As you can imagine, feminists didn’t like this and most of the links I had on it have been removed but I found one on the way back machine. There will be others out there somewhere.

Also, women’s prisons have the highest rates of rape.

It’s not necessarily that women are more prone to violent behaviour but they’re not socialised against it or deterred from it by society.

bizarrolord:

poppypicklesticks:

Apparently preferring men with beards if you are gay is misogynistic because women don’t have beards and that hurts women’s feelings: gay men’s sexual preferences need to validate the self esteem of straight women apparently

Why do feminists screech about “wot about teh menzzz” when they are the most self obsessed creatures on the planet?  The concept that gay men liking dick is an utterly alien concept to them: where are the women in this situation? Everything is about women so there must be women involved somehow!!!!

->Someone somewhere will object to “women can’t have beards” because it excludes trans women

->And yet someone ELSE will be offended by gay men being into trans women because it invalidates their womanhood and makes them into fetish objects

Point: YOU CAN’T FUCKING WIN ON THIS WEBSITE, especially if you’re a dude* (ESPECIALLY especially a non-white, non-het, non-cis dude, regardless of any supposed regard for intersectionality)

*Also: If you’re not a middle-to-upper-class straight white cis woman, you’re equally boned. Especially since straight white cis middle-to-upper-class women define the standard of womanhood around here, and if you don’t measure up, you are hereby a GENDER TRAITOR and should go die in a fire.

surethattotallyhappened:

nextyearsgirl:

“Agree to disagree” is white guy speak for “I understand you have an opinion but unfortunately, me.”

No it’s human being speak for “We have differing opinions and I can see that neither of us are going to persuade the other to change theirs so we shouldn’t continue this argument because it’s going nowhere” jesus you’re all fucking children

(Source: nextyearsgirlisaghostnow)

http://lamegamer.tumblr.com/post/97173562727/anti-feminism-pro-equality-on-videogames-and

anti-feminism-pro-equality:

lamegamer:

anti-feminism-pro-equality:

On videogames and women

lamegamer:

anti-feminism-pro-equality:

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I see people claiming video games are harmful to women, that they make them feel inadequate, and I don’t think any woman who has actually played more than iPhone games would seriously say or believe that. (Oh yeah and playing mostly phone games don’t make you a gamer).

Sure the gaming market is geared mostly towards men but they are the VAST majority of gamers, that is the largest demographic and the most source of income. That’s why politicians appeal to women, they are the majority of voters. That’s why make-up companies advertise to women because they are the majority of the people who use make-up.

Its simple logic and economics. Being a gaming female isn’t about changing it to suit you, its about appreciating what it is for what it is.

i’m just gonna leave this here for you

this one too

please do research next time

thanks :)

From your first source:

That just means that teen and adult males are 52% of the gaming demographic. This article says adult women (that is women over 18) make up 36% of the gaming community. Given that on the whole percentage of women as a whole is 48% that means that only 8% of the gaming demographic is a teen female. The article also says that adult men are 35% so that means 17% of gamers are male teenagers.

So in order of most common:

Adult Women 36%

Adult Males 35%

Teen Males 17%

Teen Females 8%

Ok, so given that information, women make up the largest demographic when you divide it by age AND gender. But in the gender war (which is the issue in video games, not age) then male are indeed the majority.

Also, remember when I said mobile games dont count?

From your first source:

Phone games cost significantly less than console and computer games. Some console games go for over $60. Most mobile games are free. Therefor, even if we do count mobile gaming (which i personally dont but I will humor you) men are still spending vastly more money on video games. Hence, the major demographic both in playing and spending.

Not to mention all the games that are coming under fire are console and computer games, not Mobile games. (well most, i havent seen any mobile games get attacked).

As for your second source, that is simply the source for your first source and if you ask me, your first source left out so much. Probably because it had a bias and it was trying to twist things around.

Listen sweetie, I did do my research, tons of it. You simply took the first thing you found on Google and didnt even read past the headline. Because even though it had a bias, it only proved itself wrong. And you.

So let me get this straight:

52% constitutes as a “vast majority” and justifiable reason to completely ignore the other 48%.

48% of a population doesn’t have any pull on a business? Even if, broken down, part of that demographic would be considered - by your standards - the ’ vast majority’.

Oh wait that’s because all women play mobile games, where as men pay for real games. That’s why I sit here and run a blog about games that I’ve never played or even heard of. Ok, that makes sense. Guess that’s another area where I don’t exist.

But my point is just this:

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The idea that “men … are the VAST majority of gamers” is so completely wrong. "There is no longer a ‘stereotype game player’" And for gaming companies to continue to target a demographic that no longer exists is essentially moronic. Game companies have 48% of a population that they could be targeting, but they don’t. “Everything is about money.” So if everything is about money, why wouldn’t big game companies try to target the 48% of gamers? Ignoring basically half of your demographic seems completely idiotic to me.

But aside from money, let’s talk about representation, because representation matters and has a huge negative impact on those who are either misrepresented or not at all.

In 2009, researchers at the University of Southern California carried out a comprehensive study of the 150 biggest video game releases – they discovered that less than 10% of game characters are female.

And that’s just women:

"Latino children play more video games than white children. And they’re really not able to play themselves," Williams said. "For identity formation, that’s a problem. And for generating interest in technology, it may place underrepresented groups behind the curve.”

No one is asking for every single game to have be female led, but at least one or two titles a year to have a female lead. Females may not be the “vast majority” but they are a very large portion. More and more women are playing video games and video games continue to produce games with the same, white, scruffy, probably tattooed, guy over and over. 

I’m not the only one who is sick of seeing the same character in my video games. I’m not the only one who is sick of not being able to play a character that I can identify with.

First of all, yes, they are still the majority of game players. I just debunked you dear.

Oh and dear, I never said all women play only mobile games and all men play only the games that cost a shit ton of money. Those stats are the majority and your own source proved that point. So yeah, men are spending far more money, or at least, games aimed at men are making the most money. Dont twist peoples words deary, no one ever said nor implied an “all”.

Why ignore the 48%? Well its simple, from the second source you provided:

Men are still buying more computer and console games, which as we know dominate the market in terms of sales.

(also from your own second source)

So what gaming demographic makes significantly more money? Well according to Gartner:

So, taking a look at last years total revenue you can see why they advertise to mostly console gamers, and most console gamers are men. Mobile gaming have always been the lowest even though they are predicted to rise.

But again.. i dont see anyone attacking mobile games or mobile gaming for not being friendly to females when it is in fact dominated by females. Why should something dominated by men cater to women? That how people lose money.

And all I have to say is that if you are unable to “relate” to a character because if their race, gender, or sexual orientation, that makes you the sexist and that makes you the racist. They dont have any proof latinos play video games more than whites, its just a claim they made.

I looked that up and found this which says that blacks play more than whites but Mexicans play less than whites.

And from your source:

They randomly selected characters where you can choose your own gender and stuff. That shows a clear bias because most games start with males (and lemme guess ur gonna cry that “y defultsex is nu male!!11!” and lemme just stop you before you do so i can say its a NONE ISSUE) and so they just pushed their own agenda with that.

It also says it excluded many games where you cant see your character (mirrors edge) and where the character is not human (Mass effect).

and take a look at the last paragraph. Read it. take it in. let it envelope you. Chances are, the reason most characters are white and male is because its rather easy to make a male character and have a backstory. In short, video games view men as simple creatures with simple motives.

However, if you’re still having trouble finding great women in video games, I suggest stop watching Anita Sarkessian and check this out. Because if you pay attention to a feminist who doesnt even like video games you wont learn anything.

it-goes-both-ways:

poison—pen:

notallfeminists:

marsmar-lord-of-mars:

Well surprise surprise Tom Preston’s retarded. Why you may ask? Well let’s break down his comic and artist’s description. first the comic itself. 

1. He knows nothing about how and why Vivian James was created

A group called The fine Young Capitalists (TFYC) hosted a charity (for lack of a better term) where women would pitch their ideas for video games, those ideas would be drawn out by concept artists, and then voted on. The winner’s game would be made and the funds would be donated to charity with 8% going to the girl who pitched the winning idea as royalties. 

Zoe Quinn (Yeah, we have to mention her again. Just think of her as the two bullets that started WWI) attempted to vilify the charity in a fit of persecution complex saying it was oppressive to have women give ideas for free. 

Not mentioning that was the extent of their contribution, ideas, not art or coding but being the ideas guy but I digress. She used her connections in gaming journalism to shame TFYC and major gaming journalists sites blindly followed her lead. 

When the Five Guys scandal started (this was before GamerGate was officially a thing), 4Chan’s /v/ caught on to this event when one of the “charity’s” prominent members wrote a comment on Reddit detailing what happened. You can read the comment here: http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/814/183/c06.png

The result is something magical. 4Chan has defeated feminists by being better feminists and thus ultimately discrediting feminists. They funded TFYC’s project and donated enough money that they were allowed to design a character that would appear in the winning game. 

Being smart, they designed a female character that would go against the feminist’s assumptions. Rather than a ditzy bimbo, they created just about the most average girl ever but still one that was easily recognizable: http://www.funnyjunk.com/vivian+james/funny-pictures/5269334

She was a girl. She was a gamer. But she wasn’t a gurl gamer. Her interests were video games. She hated video game journalists. Her shirt was green and purple representing 4chan’s color and she wore a 4 leaf clover on her headband to symbolize 4chan as well. Even her name was video game related. vivian James being a close approximation to vidya gaems, /v/’s terminology for video games. Save for the inevitable porn that was drawn of her later down the line, there was nothing inherently offensive about the character herself save for the people who made her. 

TFYC accepted the character and she became the face of GamerGate, a rebellion of the consumer against the corrupt devs, journalists, and social justice warriors corrupting the industry: http://cdn.themis-media.com/media/global/images/library/deriv/801/801073.jpg

Of course feminists were still mad even though there was nothing offensive about Vivian’s design. They attempted to slam 4chan as pedophiles but that failed to catch wind. They attempted to contact and shame TFYC for accepting money from 4chan, ironic because it was feminists who attempted to destroy the “charity” in the first place. 4Chan funded a project to get women in gaming. Feminists are so hell bent on being victims that they actively attempted to oppress women from getting into gaming. Is there any finer argument that feminism is obsolete in the first world? 

2. Take a look at Dobson’s depiction of her and then take a look at what 4Chan made: http://38.media.tumblr.com/0ba8ae1413ac3cf00a0bb47a7b87a444/tumblr_naqa31NRbj1tvej0ho1_1280.jpg

Dobson has made her shaplier, ditzier, wider eyed, and overall overly feminin. The very thing he criticizes artists hundreds of times better than he is of doing to women he did to a non-sexualized character for the purpose of making his side seem all the more valid. It was a deliberate choice on his part and he should be called out for such crude tactics. To put this in perspective, if 4chan had made a black character, Dobson would have drawn his lips bigger than the 4chan version. Apparently using stereotypical body types for women is only wrong if it’s not Dobson doing it. 

3. GamerGate isn’t sexist. 

In the very least, not in the way people are claiming it is. The members may not all live up to the standards set by First World Feminists and video game journalists but the movement is comprised of people from all walks of life. Outspoken feminists (including Christina Sommers, a Democrat labled as a conservative by journos) to Men Rights Activists. Various shades of philosophies about gender and gender identity can be found in the movement but the reason they all label it as sexist is because none of them subscribe to the extremists version that people like Tom Preston espouse. 

This is largely a problem with a lot of things. People and movements are unfairly labeled as sexist or racist because they wish to argue the point or don’t go all the way with what certain people think should happen. It’s even worse when it comes to history where the most progressive of people would still be vilified as racists or sexists for the crime of being born too early and subscribing to the views of the era. 

The point is when you hear something like a movement about video games being called sexist or misogynistic, take that with a grain of salt. Do your own research or the matter. Look at what they’re saying and maybe browse their forums and ask what it is that they’re against and why they might be called those things. Also look at who’s making the claim. How extreme are their views? dungeons and dragons was labeled as anti-Christian by radical Christians who see persecution everywhere. The film Drive was called anti-semetic…by a jewish man who sees anti semitism everywhere. 

People with extremist philosophies are going to see more persecution of their ideas than people who don’t. That’s just a fact of life so again, I encourage you to do your own research when people start throwing around accusations about these things. Especially when you wouldn’t be able to confirm it yourself upon a quick glance. 

4. Tom’s Joke was poorly worded. When I read “Occu-Lass Thrift, I immediately thought it was a pun on the Oculus Rift. A VR headset whose lead dev sold out to Facebook a few months ago. He really couldn’t figure out a better name to call her? Vivian Jame’s name works because it in of itself is a legitimate name but no one in their right mind would name their kid “Occu-Lass Thrift.” Again, Tom has no idea what Vivian James is and represents. If it weren’t for the girl’s comments, I think everyone would assume he was talking about the VR headset. Speaking of his comments. Let’s get right into that. 

Zoe Quinn’s jilted ex-boyfriend decided to post a rant about her online, accusing her of sleeping with journalists to get good praise on her free web game (accusations that were later found to be untrue). 

The Zoe Post (what Tom’s talking about) was written by Zoe Quinn’s ex boyfriend detailing her abusive and manipulative activities. The post in question left out a lot of information that was later found out by outside research but the gist is that she slept with journalists and game devs in order to promote her game Depression Quest. One of the people she slept with was her boss and another was the judge of an indie game contest that she contended. 

At this point it doesn’t even matter if they had their dicks in her at all. It was found that she has clear undeniable connections to these people and that they have promoted her and her game. This is a prime example of corruption in the video game industry where close ties kills objectivity and these journos report false information to the consumer in order to appease their friends and get more personal benefits from those they promote. 

 The #GamerGate movement was then started with the intention of pointing out issues with “gaming journalism ethics,” but thus far has only really been good at harassing women in the games industry and forcing them (and anyone who supports them) to leave.

Apparently no one has told Tom Preston about the campaign to e-mail the sponsors of these journos and get them to back out.

Nor has anyone told Tom Preston about #NotYourShield, a Twitter campaign encouraging people from all walks of life be it religious, gender based, race based, where you’re from, etc to come out and say they do not approve of these journalists and social justice warriors speaking on their behalf. 

And who would have thought that not one single person has mentioned GamerGate’s constant state of self regulation. You reading me type Zoe Quinn is the most you’ll get with that name because people in an attempt to separate themselves from her but still be able to comment on what’s important (her connections), have begun calling her “Literally Who.” In response to this Zoe has changed her Twitter name to Dr. Literally Who so it seems she’s loving the hate. 

Actually now that I think about it, I’m sure the critics Tom hasn’t blocked have relayed this info to him. I’m willing to bet he just deliberately ignored to so he can make history fit his ideals. Go back to the Ministry of Truth, Dobson. you’re a shit artist and a worse human being. 

When people started to question #GamerGate’s seemingly dubious motives, some 4-channers decided to make a “gamer girl” mascot called Vivian James to prove they weren’t sexist. 

See: Everything I have said previous to this and do refer to the links. The first two are screen caps going over exactly how and why vivian was made. Tom Preston is dead fucking wrong. Objectively wrong. If being wrong could hurt, Tom Preston would have died before he finished that sentence. 

After all… she’s a girl! Girls can’t be sexist, right? So if you’re wondering why there are so many icons of that girl on twitter or DA or whatever… that’s why.

Tom, I took this up with some psychologists and they have all declared you as a pathological liar. Short of the long. Vivian James is the face of the movement along with /V/’s board-tan (the simplistic angry looking bald guy you may see in GG images), real people like Milo, Internet Aristocrat (using his Youtube avatar), JonTron, Christina Sommers, etc. 

Sadly I have a feeling too many people will be coming here, arguing about #GamerGate’s true intentions, bemoaning “Not ALL GamerGate harassed women!” and completely ignoring my brilliant pun for the Occupy Wall Street girl. Bah.

Just do what you always do. block them like a little bitch. It can’t be that what you said was wrong. It can’t be that you’re deliberately misrepresenting the movement. It can’t be that you’re outing yourself once again as a white knight ass who knows absolutely nothing about what he’s talking about but somehow think his farts don’t stink. 

And fuck your little pun. Obviously people are going to ignore your shitty pun because that’s not what this comic is about you shit. Your entire description was about how sexist GG and vivian James are. Your first panel is a complete strawman of the movement. If I drew a picture of pig shitting on Muhammad followed by a second panel with a drawing of a chicken crossing the street, I’d have no right to say “and people are harping on my drawing of Muhammad and completely ignoring my brilliant why did the chicken cross the road joke. Bah.”

fuck you, Dobson. You’re objectively wrong. 

PS: Your girl looks worse than the one Reddit designed for TFYC! 

EDIT: Maybe he’s just mad that this isn’t how she’s usually depicted: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/237/4/c/five_hundred_plus_strawpolls_by_seigaseigas-d7wif0r.png

I went to the EDF and found that they thought the same thing about Dobson’s girl’s name. 

They accepted the challenge.

He’s not a smart man.

this reaction comic here breaks it down a bit easier.

plus the art work is a lot smoother crisper and better framed and presented the Dodson’s original comic.

tombstone-hero:

Please Share This

Thousands of Tumblr users have been misled by a post suggesting that an unidentified elementary school girl was battered and sexually assaulted by her classmates only to have authorities excuse it as “rough housing”. This story is awful and provokes anger amongst its readers, as it should. However it’s a LIE

This article smelled “off” when I read it because it clearly stated that the mother withheld her daughter’s name to save her from humiliation. Which made the photo of the girl seem off. Why hide her name if you’ll show her face? That’s because this isn’t an article on CNN like the post suggests and that little girl isn’t a sexual assault victim. You’re looking at a photo of Makayla McEvoy. She was 7 when this photo was taken in 2012 after she survived a Kangaroo attack.

Little miss McEvoy is an Australian animal attack survivor. She is NOT an American rape victim from Georgia (thank God)

The artificial news story was fabricated by a Tumblr user called dropmycumberbritches (who now goes by vegetableighs since handing the account off to someone else to avoid heat) After posting the artificial story to raise awareness to Rape Culture, the Tumblr user then celebrated and sang their own praise. Luckily another Tumble user, untrue-posts, found the article, did some digging and reblogged the initial post with the real info.

However, the original post is still picking up speed and is sitting comfortably at 20k+ posts. Please, spread this news and let everyone know that there is not a Georgian rape victim going uncared for. Instead, there’s a poor Australian girl who was attacked by a Kangaroo in 2012 who recovered, only to have her face used for some else’s agenda.

surethattotallyhappened:

nextyearsgirl:

“Agree to disagree” is white guy speak for “I understand you have an opinion but unfortunately, me.”

No it’s human being speak for “We have differing opinions and I can see that neither of us are going to persuade the other to change theirs so we shouldn’t continue this argument because it’s going nowhere” jesus you’re all fucking children

(Source: nextyearsgirlisaghostnow)

just-smith:

poorpoorpitifulme:

I feel like a lot of people, particularly here among the anti-feminist community, often misinterpret what people mean when they say “women deserve respect”. Yes, “respect” in one sense is definitely something that has to be earned, but like many words, “respect” has more than one meaning. It can mean “to admire someone and give value to their opinions” but it can also jus mean “to treat someone with common courtesy”.

When people say “you should respect women” (for example), they (usually) don’t mean “you should automatically admire every woman you meet and instantly trust everything she says”, rather they simply mean “you should treat women with the same level of basic politeness you’d extend to anyone else and you shouldn’t automatically dismiss or think less of them simply because of their gender”. I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t actually think that’s so unreasonable.

I agree, it’s often down to personal interpretation and what you think the person meant by it, whether they are demanding full-on chivalry or just basic human decency. I think that people are also annoyed that it’s “women deserve respect” rather than “people deserve respect”, though, regardless of what is meant by it. It’s like the whole “violence against women” obsession, where they’ve gendered something unnecessarily so that they can only fight for one gender’s safety or respect or whatever.

nietzschesghost:

themidnightclub:

nietzschesghost:

stripperina:

themidnightclub:

misandry-mermaid:

Nah, dude.  You don’t get to claim you wanna “save” sex workers from their jobs and then refer to them using disgusting, dehumanizing language that removes their humanity and autonomy.  Sex workers are HUMAN BEINGS, not “fucktoys”.  Like, how god damn dare you?  That kind of language displays a profound level of deep-seated, sex-shaming misogyny that is undeserved by any member of the sex work community.  Unfollow me immediately.  I am disgusted by you.

Your feminism is a joke. Sex work reduces the worker to a toy, to a piece of meat to be bought, used, and discarded. There is no recognition of a persons humanity during sex work.

Your outrage at me saying that this sex work reduces women to ‘fuck toys’ and ‘fuck meat’ is a red herring. Your arguing about my language, not the issue. It’s derailing tactic and it’s a joke.

Just like the sex worker who feels more outraged at being called meat, and says her clients don’t call her that. No, they don’t, they just treat you and see you like that. Apparently, that reality is not as relevant.

Really cool how you are literally ignoring the voices of actual sex workers telling you that the shit you’re saying is NOT TRUE and that you are making up lies about our own experiences and lives.  You are pushing victimization onto an enormous and diverse group of people, the majority of whom who do not feel like or identify as victims.  You are ignoring our consent and autonomy in the role we inhabit in society. You have no idea what you’re talking about and you’re speaking out of your own ass about an issue that does not involve or effect you.  Your feminism is a joke because you are literally speaking over women and denying us our truth.  Get lost, creep.

Equally interesting that all sex workers are female too.

The majority of sex workers are women and children. There are men sex workers as well, though not as numerous.

You’re saying because I didn’t mention them in a character limited blog note, means I’m denying their existence? Is this a joke? Do you, like stripperina, think you speak for the majority of sex workers, too?

People, the word you could have used was people.

Instead you made it a women only issue and when its pointed out you’ve then expanded it to include children as if there are no male children involved in the sex trade.

Denial by omission is still denial.

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