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She pointed out the sexism in video games, so men threatened her until she fled her home

On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted a segment titled “Women as Background Decoration.” It examined how gratuitous sexual abuse and violence permeates contemporary video games. By the next day, she had received so many violent threats that she had to flee her home. And these weren’t idle Internet threats — some contained accurate identifying information about Sarkeesian’s home and family, enough for law enforcement to get involved.

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The people who say that there’s no sexism in gaming; do they ever wonder why “trolls” consistently target people who point out sexism and take it to these extremes or is the whole thing just random chance to them every single time?

Wow. I watched this video a few months back, and I had no idea this had happened. I ultimately stopped being an active online gamer due to the harassment. Getting a message saying “hey whore” every time I logged onto PSN. Or being told a variety of sexually explicit things while playing online… it’s exhausting. Poor girl.





Baby laughing while getting shots

> Rock star doctor.

I don’t care how old he will be I’m taking my future children to him

My heart!

That person is in the right field!  So many pediatricians are terrible with children; you can tell this person LOVES children and taking care of them.




Just a quick edit of a sitcom situation I’ve been rhinking about for a while now (to elaborate later)

(YES I am perfectly aware that not all these characters are USSR but again, I’ll explain my choice later)

A quick explanation:

This is one of two Eastern Europe sitcom ideas I’ve had. Essentially, it’s the EE version of FRIENDS.

Starring Eddie as tech geek and professional (unemployed) hacker who crashes at Ivan’s house. He’s the type who thinks he’s a chick magnet but he’s actually just a massive dork and adorable.

And his disapproving little sister, Nat, who still lives with their equally disapproving aristocratic parents.

Starring Ravis as the band geek who goes to the same college as Nat and idolizes Eddie, while is simultaneously terrified of Ivan. He looks young, but he’s actually plenty old enough to drink (and is probably the one who turns up at 2 AM, drunk off his hook).

Starring Feliks as their… eccentric neighbor, who’s been known to keep a pony in the house and is somehow best friends and roommates with the serious Toris, who’s often at his wit’s end at “how on earth did he get himself into THIS?”

Starring Ivan as just your typical Russian immigrant (several years older than the rest) who’s just trying to get through his master’s without getting arrested along the way. Which, with his friends, is seeming less and less likely. But he apparently doesn’t mind, because despite how much trouble they get him into, he’s usually (always) there to bail them out afterwards.

Starring Katy as the owner of Feliks’ and Toris’ apartment (who lives in another downstairs), and it’s a miracle she’s not kicked them out yet- probably the only reason being her being the type to be unable to act callous even if she tried. (And we need a whole episode devoted to this.)
And guest starring Alex as Katy’s mysterious boyfriend, who’s only ever been spotted once and is the sole reason why she refuses Eddie time and again (“I do like you, I really do, but… I have a boyfriend”). To this day, nobody knows who he is or if he’s real, but her story stands.


(Source: lanas-aphrontistery)

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