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October 13 2017

Female Game Dev Fired For Calling Other Women 'Pretty'

princess-has-a-pen:

thespectacularspider-girl:

reperspectivity:

gamergate-news:

lastsonlost:

One of the largest video game industry conferences currently taking place in Poland has become subject to a controversy after its social media manager—and game developer—made a gaffe on Twitter. Her crime? Using the word “pretty” to describe other women.

Announcing a dialog between female game developers, Eveline Wiznerowicz wrote: “Women in games is about to start! Gamedev ladies, join us and meet the pretty side of #gamedev” with a link to the event.

Her innocuous tweet was met with immediate fury from transgender game developers like No Man’s Sky’s Innes McKendrick, who assumed Wiznerowicz’s gender, and demanded that she “shut the hell up and listens to them.”

Game Industry Conference reaction (Screenshot: Twitter)

Other feminists in game development soon piled on, stating that Wiznerowicz’s use of the word “pretty” diminished their professional accomplishments.

Game Industry Conference reaction (Screenshot: Twitter)

Game Industry Conference reaction (Screenshot: Twitter)

Following the outrage, the conference organizer Jakub Marszałkowski‏ apologized for the incident, stating that “actions were taken for it not to happen ever again. GIC cares for inclusiveness” along a much longer explanation, which revealed the company’s decision to fire Wiznerowicz for her tweet.

“Dear All,

As the head of the Game Industry Conference (GIC) I am humbly asking you to accept my deepest apologies for what we all agree was unacceptable, disrespectful and sexist tweet and replies by our Twitter trainee. Her opinions are her own and are not representative of GIV or those of female developers, who attended the conference.

I feel responsible for the conduct of all members of our team and I will do my best to make sure that a similar incident never happens again. To start with, the person who posted the sexist tweet will no longer be a part of the GIC organizational team.

Please let me assure you that GIC is a respectful environment and we have zero tolerance for such remarks. I am sure that our guests can confirm that is truly the case. The inclusiveness programs that we have already put in place are also a testament to this. You can read more about them on our website.

We will continuously work on making GIC more inclusive. And not because of this incident, but rather because this has been our goal for many years.

With best regards,

Jakub.”

There’s nothing quite like making an environment that’s only inclusive to feminists with a zero tolerance for women who compliment other women.

Correction: The female developer’s name is Eveline Wiznerowicz.

@gamergate-news

……wow

Jesus christ. It’s not even a fucking insult and these people flipped their shit so unbelievably badly that they just killed off someone’s livelihood. Even toddlers aren’t this petty and vindictive.

AND ANYONE AFFILIATED WITH NO MAN’S SKY HAS NO RIGHT TO EVER SPEAK BADLY OF ANOTHER PERSON ON A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL.

Wow, fuck absolutely everyone who got upset over that.  Each and every one of them should be fired.

Wow.

So it’s only inclusive to feminists who will ultimately tear other people/themselves down anyway? Who woulda guessed it?

'Witnessing Whiteness' influencing lessons for children at St. Louis school

ladyforloveandjustice:

klubbhead:

nunyabizni:

“About half of the administration at The College School signed up for 10-week voluntary training sessions aimed at highlighting and healing racial differences between their students – from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade.

During one recent lesson, a teacher asked pre-k students to use different shades of crayons, ranging from beige to brown, to make sure the youngest students recognized different skin colors, The St. Louis American reported.

“In order for us to dismantle racism, white folks have to change,” said Vincent Flewellen, the Director of Equality and Inclusion at The College School.

Flewellen helped introduce the program to the school in the aftermath of the Ferguson protests in St. Louis.

“I think they saw participating in this as the first step in understanding and unpacking some of their own biases about race,” Flewellen said. “As a person of color, it gets exhausting at times trying to help folks who are well-intentioned.”

He adds critics who think the program is racist “misunderstand” it.

“We don’t have a problem with any group of people,” Flewellen told Fox News. “The purpose of the program is for white members of our larger school community to have a safe space to talk freely and openly about their personal experiences around race and learn how it impacts their environments.”

Witnessing Whiteness is a program sponsored by YWCA Metro St. Louis and based on a book with the same name authored by Shelly Tochluk, the St. Louis Metro YWCA Marketing and Communications Manager, Laurie Waters, told Fox News.

The program began seven years ago and “joined other facilitated, public discussion groups including a group for people of color to discuss the harm of racism and to approach healing and a group of all races and identities to discuss topics of race and gender,” Waters said.

As the book is described on Amazon, the author invites readers to “consider what it means to be white, describes and critiques strategies used to avoid race issues, and identifies the detrimental effect of avoiding race on cross-race collaborations.”

Jaclyn Stewart-Strothmann, Director of Institutional Advancement, told Fox News that participants, such as herself, are “provided an opportunity to examine our identities, as a white people, on a very personal and individual level. Through our guided readings and conversations, we uncover any biases we bring to our personal and work life – be it conscious or unconscious.”

While only 26 percent of the children at The College School identify as minorities, and the majority of the administration is white, Stewart-Strothmann said they’ve become more aware of others’ perspectives on race.

Maybe a student of color might need something different from their white counterpart,” she said. “Students of color need a community of adults who understand them as individuals, including their cultural identity they bring to our school.”

While most “Witnessing Whiteness” programs are held in community spaces, The College School wanted to take a proactive approach, and despite criticism, the Head of School, Ed Maggart, says they plan to implement more race-based programs built on the school’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion.”


Yeah no it’s racist and will either foster more racism, or give the students some sore of mental trauma by pounding it into their head that being white makes them biased of something stupid like that.

I remember focusing on what made us all the same not what made us different.  How can anyone think this is in any way a good thing?

Time to nuke St. Louis.

This is just gonna create more racist white kids and/or white guilt. So congrats, St Louis, you created more potential racism than a white/black supremacist could ever dream of.

ladyforloveandjustice:

sophisticatedfangirling:

missjraffe:

trauma-sharkbud:

Does anyone ever do that Thing™ where you like space out, but not fully(?); Like you’re aware and doing things/chores correctly and stuff. But like you start making conversations up in your head and then after like a couple minutes into the ‘alternate universe’ conversation you realize that you’ve been talking out loud and/or making faces/gestures accordingly to the conversation and it’s tone?

Edit:
it’s called Maladaptive Daydreaming
(do NOT reblog if you are nuerotypical)

Pretty sure literally everybody does this pal

these pretentious assholes that want to control who reblogs their public posts are so fucking annoying. well thank god i’m not “neurotypical”, now i don’t have to fear the rage of the entitled asshole.

Like this is a public site, hon. What did you expect?

(in b4 OP blocks anyone calling out this post, including nuerodivergents)

gaykeanu:

honestly i feel like tumblr is a rly unhealthy environment if you’re gay/trans. issues like homophobia/transphobia are magnified on here, which makes u feel a million times worse and more isolated from irl society.

for example, i was out on tumblr long before i came out to anyone irl, and i was expecting people to literally shun me based on how people online talk, and it’s sooooo unhealthy. thinking about it now it definitely contributed to my internalized homophobia.

in general on tumblr it’s very “us vs. them” which is true to an extent, and straight cis people DO make comments about us or harass us. but there are so many accepting people that tumblr forgets about, and i think that’s really harmful for younger lgbt people to be surrounded by

October 12 2017

the-g3stalt:

sugarandie:

honestly the best thing about glasses and having really bad eyesight is that all you have to do is take them off if theres something you dont want to see

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superllama42:

thespectacularspider-girl:

siryouarebeingmocked:

nonenosome:

siryouarebeingmocked:

pattythenest:

skumpitt:

go-go-powdergangers:

you have to be fucking kidding me

Just a reminder that Bethesda actually thought this was an acceptable way to end a story.

I’m confused… Can someone explain

Fallout 3 ends with a situation where the player has to make a choice; expose themselves or a friend to lethal radiation to save the day.

Even though the player’s companions also include three characters who are immune to radiation.

This is the mutant companion saying “you have to go in there and die, because the writers wanted it that way.

TVTropes says that the ghoul (radiation zombie) companion flat-out-refuses, even though he’s supposed to be loyal, and the robot buddy calls the player a coward.

People got so salty Bethesda changed it in the Broken Steel add-on. Now the companions can take care of the problem.

Players would not see such railroading until Fallout 4.

What happened in 4?

There’s a faction called The Railroad.

You forgot the best part: When Broken Steel gave you the option to let Fawkes save the day (aka the most sensible option where nobody has to die) Bethesda still couldn’t help but be salty bitches about how everyone rejected their obviously genius, dramatic ending, and had the narrator call you out on refusing to follow in your father’s footsteps in sacrificing your life for the Capital Wasteland and instead having someone else save the day. LIKE A BITCH.

Seriously, listen to this. You can just hear the salt in the script.

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superllama42:

down-w-hate:

liberscaryrynn:

People with HIV were not being treated as criminals, people who KNOWINGLY INFECTED PEOPLE WITH A DEADLY DISEASE WITHOUT THAT PERSON’S KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT were. You cannot be so much of a dipshit that you don’t understand the difference.

! !

Imagine trying to de-stigmatize people with HIV only to create a whole new HIV scare instead because you’re that fucking incompetent.

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superllama42:

realvivianjames:

zucca101:

seafoodmomma:

too-easy-being-green:

siryouarebeingmocked:

Japanese people can’t have a valid opinion on a white American pop star wearing a kimono. Only Japanese-Americans can.”

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BONUS ROUND: Person expressing this opinion is black.

This is just like when a black person (such as myself) says that they don’t feel people are being racist to them and they say “no, they are you just don’t know how to recognize it” or “racism still effects you just can’t see it”.

They make it so anyone who argues against them is seen as wrong even if they’re the people they are speaking on behalf of. Annoying.

“Your opinion isn’t like mine therefore your opinion is wrong” 

Honestly I feel like those people are the real racists. They’re silencing black people just because they dont think the same, like black people are a hive mind or some dumb shit. 

It’s not like black people are human beings each with a different personality and life experience that effects the way they see the world and how they react to it… right?

Also reminds me of the SJWs who think Cinco de Mayo is racist when Mexicans are fucking ELATED when they hear that it’s celebrated in America. 

SJWs are colloquial to a fault.

I am reminded of that one Girl Meets World scene about Harajuku culture and how absolutely braindead it was.

SJWs are the racists they accuse everyone else of being.

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friendly-neighborhood-patriarch:

mornington-the-crescent:

sari-y-fawr:

spooky-scythe-meister:

klubbhead:

association-of-free-people:

zsnes:

korolevx:

imagine being worth two and a half million dollars and thinking ‘eat the rich’-type posts are relatable

*wil wheaton voice* how do you do, fellow proles

Will got his money from being good at pretending. That ability is on display in his political views too.

He’s a typical socialist though tbh. They’re ready to lead the dim-witted proletariat from on-high. Deplorables need a firm hand.

That’s the real attraction of socialism to its proponents whether they’re b-list celebrities, academics or corporate lawyers. It’s a great excuse to institute authoritarian neofeudalism while telling yourself you’re doing it “for the people”.

@wilwheaton give me your money!

Shut up, Wesley

@wilwheaton Can I borrow like £100,000 but not pay it back. Thanks

@wilwheaton

My family is worth more, but I”m not.

Can I have a cool 20k,Wil?

starrelia:

snakegay:

snakegay:

like, geez scoob we’re in the Black Lodge!

wait what the fuck i was joking but scooby doo in the black lodge is fucking canon are you kidding me

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Here’s the video [with two references with Scooby Doo in the Black Lodge] for anyone curious

Click here to support Help Me Escape My Abusive Home

kyra-misu:

onomatopathetically:

sehanlne:

onomatopathetically:

H-hey guys, due to several suggestions (my therapist, a friend and my girlfriend included) I’ve decided to start a fundraiser to try and get me out of this house. I’m in a very dangerous situation, and I don’t normally feel comfortable asking people for help but I’m desperate. If you could give the time to take a look, or even to just signal boost this I’d really genuinely appreciate it.

It’s honestly just enough to get me on my feet for a bit (down payments on a new place, food, etc). Please, every little bit will help me get out of a very toxic home.

Pleeeeeease signal boost, guys.

Hey all, sorry for reblogging this so much, but I’m still in a really dangerous situation and need help getting out.

@takashi0 hey, i’m only a follower of yours and i don’t know you personally, but i know you have a large following and my friend REALLY needs help.

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takashi0:

psykoknight65:

I deleted this before because I was afraid of backlash. But fuck it gavins an idiot, at the time I saw this he made no mention on how in the UK not only are guns banned but you have to be registered just to own a kitchen knife and people still stab each other to death at pubs and shit

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196941/The-violent-country-Europe-Britain-worse-South-Africa-U-S.html


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dontdreamitbehim:

Clue (1985)
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beanapocalypse:

This college kids AU is all I’m gonna talk about.

Please reblog if you can.

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rjdrawsstuff:

Is it too early for Spongebob jokes? No? Okay

fuck-your-pity-party:

gayantigone:

honestly? straight men don’t even like women, they like the false and idealized versions of women they see in porn and on tv. they talk about real women (even their wives and girlfriends!) with thinly veiled disgust and condescension because they’d rather have sentient sex dolls than living, breathing human women with personalities and opinions. women love women better than men do because we actually love women.

And they say that the female equivalent of Nice Guys doesn’t exist

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October 11 2017

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thespectacularspider-girl:

siryouarebeingmocked:

nonenosome:

siryouarebeingmocked:

pattythenest:

skumpitt:

go-go-powdergangers:

you have to be fucking kidding me

Just a reminder that Bethesda actually thought this was an acceptable way to end a story.

I’m confused… Can someone explain

Fallout 3 ends with a situation where the player has to make a choice; expose themselves or a friend to lethal radiation to save the day.

Even though the player’s companions also include three characters who are immune to radiation.

This is the mutant companion saying “you have to go in there and die, because the writers wanted it that way.

TVTropes says that the ghoul (radiation zombie) companion flat-out-refuses, even though he’s supposed to be loyal, and the robot buddy calls the player a coward.

People got so salty Bethesda changed it in the Broken Steel add-on. Now the companions can take care of the problem.

Players would not see such railroading until Fallout 4.

What happened in 4?

There’s a faction called The Railroad.

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