"Mexicans are taking our jobs" but y’all took thousands of Africans to do yours
when the weed man come knock on your window
Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content
This article is heartbreaking. And true.
There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit.
There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.
NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.
Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article.
Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.
We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)
In reality, Americans are less likely to move upward from their class of origin than are Germans, Canadians, Finns, French people, Swedes, Norwegians, or Danes. But the myth, fortified with bracing doses of positive thinking, persists. As two researchers at the Brookings Institution observed, a little wryly, in 2006:
“[The] strong belief in opportunity and upward mobility is the explanation that is often given for Americans’ high tolerance for inequality. The majority of Americans surveyed believe that they will be above mean income in the future (even though that is a mathematical impossibility).”
Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America (via x09)
Finally… my time has come… its time for some NEGATIVE thinking. muah-ha-ha (evil cackle). Welcome to my world, kiddies. I welcome you all with open arms, hugs, and kisses.
^^^ Lol I be on that a lot cause it’s just real sadly not even negative
Think carefully about the long-term impact of your current habits. Your habits will likely take you down a path that’s either increasingly satisfying or increasingly disappointing.
A small course correction today can make a huge difference over the next 10 or 20 years. That may seem like a long time to wait, but those years are going to pass anyway, and someday you’ll be looking back to your self of today, perhaps with appreciation for your wisdom… or with disgust for your short-sightedness.
Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress - which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.
What is the point of a gate that does not lead anywhere? asked Nameless, turning to avoid the glare of the setting sun.
The Scientist squinted ahead as the semicircular disk continued its downward trajectory past the horizon, and finally replied. To frame that which we otherwise might not notice.
Thank you so much to everyone who bought Nameless & the Scientist Book 1! I’m so stoked by your support. The book is currently being printed (!!) and I’ll start mailing them out on the 27th May! (when the shipment arrives)
the quiet fade.
Kids Smiling From All Over the world
let them always smile….
Eddie Murphy at the ‘Purple Rain’ premiere when asked what he thought about the film
July 27 ‘84