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No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

thisfeliciaday:

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 :)

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reasonsmysoniscrying:

Grandpa is the boys’ favorite thrill ride.

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That post on Fated to Love You had me nostalgic for TDramas and holy hell I had almost forgotten how much I love Office Girls

Hands down the best execution of the “spoiled chaebol heir working as a low level employee at his own company in an attempt by elders to try and teach him humility/learn the ropes” plot device I’ve seen (eat your hearts out Heirs/Shining Inheritance/Mi Rae’s Choice).

And it probably works because the main character is immature without being mean. He’s entitled, and it gets him into trouble when he runs into reality, and it annoys the heck out of the heroine when she (not knowing who he is) is assigned to train him, but he’s basically a good person who treats people well.

See here: where he feeds half his meager dinner to this adorable puppy.

Yeah- the heroine couldn’t resist that adorableness either.  She decided to help him out by sharing meals and adorable not-quite-living together-but-they-live-in-the-same-building-and-he-comes-over-all-the-time ensues.

And they are so darn cute together. I’d forgotten how much. Plus she has a loyal and loud best friend/roommate and the most fantastic mother ever.

If you have not seen this, you should put it on your list.  Any show where “I promise I will eat the broccoli!” can be delivered with enough emotion to make me cry is worth a watch.

Filed under TDramas Office Girls Fated to Love You Why can't Korea remake THIS Tdrama Although I'm almost afraid to let them do it Korean remakes tend to make everyone prettier and better dressed than the original I identify more with the casts that have the less perfect hair and normal clothes Seriously I so identify with Xing Ren Espeically her episode 4-5 arc at this moment in my life

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evilsupplyco:

BUT WILL YOU STAND WITH US, MY FRIEND, WITH YOUR HEART IN DARKNESS AND A BATTLE CRY ON YOUR LIPS? 

BELCH FORTH FLAME AND A ROAR THAT THE GODS THEMSELVES SHALL TREMBLE!

SCREAM YOUR NAME! THIS IS YOUR PLEDGE!

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cloudnoodle:

Tumblr needs a real blocking option.

Something that prevents people from seeing your blog and from following you.

Because right now the ignore function is like sticking your head in the sand while they can still stare at your butt.

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