This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable. — Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via femfreq)
get me out
"B-but we’re both girls!" is my new favorite response to literally anything people ask me to do, ever
"luna can you please do the dishwasher" "b-but we’re both girls!"
"hey do you want go grocery shopping with me" "but we’re both girls!!!!!!"
"forsooth fair heroine, may I join thine questing party" "BUT WE’RE BOTH GIRLS"
(Source: yeshecholwa, via cultural-infusion)
I’m about to cry. My 60 year old mother watched a netflix documentary and only just now found out she’s asexual. I’ve been trying to figure out how to bring up this idea to her for years. I am so glad to hear her, she’s so happy and saying “there really is nothing wrong with me!” I didn’t realize it wore on her like that. God bless the internet.
When I start to get emotional I immediately think “I’m so gay” and this is because straight people actually don’t have emotions
this is false and heterophobic. straight people have a panorama of emotions including:
- Situational Benevolence (aka “don’t fight hate w/ hate”)
- umami, the “Fifth Emotion”
shocked to see how much people donated to Darren Wilson. It’s crazy
This is nothing short of deplorable.
The fact that he even got one cent.
i ask again why are they raising money in wilson’s favor for
what does he need money for
it’s thank you money
thank you for killing another black guy
fuck white ppl