A prominent feminist scheduled to speak at Utah State University on Wednesday has cancelled her presentation after an email threatening a campus shooting was sent to the school.
Anita Sarkeesian canceled her presentation NOT because someone threatened to shoot everyone in attendance, but because the campus REFUSES TO PREVENT CONCEALED CARRY OF GUNS DURING THE EVENT. She was still going to speak despite the threats until learning that ANYONE IN ATTENDANCE COULD HAVE A GUN ON THEM DESPITE THREATS OF THE SCHOOL BEING SHOT UP.
Someone threatened to murder a bunch of people because a woman they don’t like who talks about video games was going to say things, and the school can’t even ban weapons during the presentation????
AMERICA: We’re so fucking fucked up! SCHOOL SHOOTERS CAN’T EVEN TAKE OUR GUNS FROM US.
Uh, just so you know, supporting GG means supporting people who want to start massacres because they don’t want women’s voices heard. You really want to throw your hat in with that lot? Because you’re worried about “corruption in games journalism”, a.k.a. women liking and making video games?
"ETHICS!!! THIS ISN’T ABOUT GENDER. WE DON’T HATE WOMEN." Right, right, okay, whatever you say, sure.
Oh, and you know what a lot of people’s replies to this were? “Having a lot of armed people in the crowd just means they’re more likely to take down the attacker!” Oh goodie, that’s so comforting to know that if someone opens fire in a crowded room, a ton of other people are going to start shooting too! Yes, let’s bring that fucker to justice with a massive fire-fight in a crowded auditorium filled with college students and innocent bystanders, who of COURSE won’t accidentally get shot in the crossfire as every armed individual starts firing at the shooter. That’ll go GREAT.
Bitch is so angry she had to make a fucking gif for the anger. I’m a gay woman of color… how long do I have to keep fighting to be treated like a fucking equal without getting a fucking death threat for it?
Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word Official Promo
Follow the courageous lives of young trans people in this groundbreaking documentary hosted by actress Laverne Cox. Don’t miss ‘The T Word,’ premiering Friday, October 17 at 7/6c on MTV and Logo.
We couldn’t be more thrilled for “American Horror Story: Freak Show” to kick off for numerous reasons, and learning that the hit FX franchise will welcome a transgender performer just makes our excitement for the show more palpable.
Once thought of as politically correct oddities, colleges, businesses and politicians alike are finally realizing the myriad benefits of gender-neutral restrooms.
The Austin City Council in Texas on Thursday joined the push for bathroom neutrality, introducing a resolution requiring single-stall public restrooms to be gender-neutral. If passed, Austin will be protecting the safety of transgender, gender queer and gender non-conforming individuals when using public restrooms. Austin would also be the first city in Texas to implement such a law.
When I say something that should not be controversial
Why aren’t 50% of coal miners women? Why not 50% of janitors or pest control workers? Don’t forget front line military!
Likewise, why aren’t men 50% of college enrollment and 50% of teachers?
We should eliminate the stupid “personal choice” thing because forcing people into certain professions is way more fun.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT FORCING PEOPLE INTO PROFESSIONS
THIS IS ABOUT WOMEN GOING INTO SCIENCE BEING DISCOURAGED
THIS IS ABOUT WOMEN BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST
FIRST, WHAT GBT SAID.^
FUNNY YOU SHOULD MENTION WOMEN COAL MINERS. BECAUSE I STUDY THEM. AND GUESS WHAT?
Women had to fight court cases to be allowed into coal mines as workers. Once a few women paved the way, thousands of women followed in short suit because on average, their incomes increased 500% over working as domestic workers, doing textile piecework and waitressing. Some saw their income jump 1000%.
Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find women have been mining coal for centuries. They were pushed out in the Victorian period because the mansplainers of the day could tolerate women wielding such a phallic object as a shovel underground with male workers present. And wearing pants! Still, women disguised themselves as men to work in the mines.
Oh, and World War II. Where did all the coal come from then? Oh, that’s right. Women. Women who were expected to stand aside and let the men take their jobs when the war was over and were denied benefits when they later developed black lung.
Also, can we just talk about how absurd it is to say that women don’t make up 50% of ‘janitors’?
Gee, I wonder if that’s because when a woman is hired to be the primary cleaner and caretaker of a property, it gets called ‘housekeeping’ or ‘maidservice’ and pays less than the EXACT SAME JOB, which if done by a man is given the title ‘janitor’?
Why aren’t men 50% of college enrollment? Because men aren’t 50% of college applications. No one’s exactly sure why, but the prevailing guess? Because it’s easier for men to get a professional job without a degree. Which means it’s easier for men to earn a living wage without going into debt. Which increases the already existent wealth gap, already exacerbated by the income gap.
(And if you’ll allow me to get all snarkily gender essentialist for a moment, maybe you boys just can’t cut it in higher ed. Even those of you getting into colleges are dropping out at rates WAY higher than women. They were probably just there looking for a wife to provide for them, though, am I right? Ah, get back in the toolshed, don’t worry your silly little heads about it.)
Oh my god I want to fucking marry this entire post.
Dear. GOD. This is fantastic <3
A series of articles profiling genderqueer and non-binary individuals recently came out on many media outlets. What did the articles get right? How can journalists do better?
Important for anyone who’s trying to tell the stories around them.
Simple definition posters for some of the aromantic spectrum
You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”
As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.
We are (still) living in the age of the angry White male…who, unironically, is the beneficiary of 99.999% of society’s benefits
also laughing real hard about the fact that he said this at dartmouth, which is pretty much the capital of Angry Entitled White Man Land
Today’s Gender of the day is: Bold and Brash
it’s so weird that people are shaming Beyonce for being sexual during her performance when literally in the speech in flawless says “We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are." Like how do you miss the point that bad
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.
The nation’s health law opens the door for transgender people to gain coverage for gender reassignment surgeries they previously could not afford.