Everything in Moderation

Especially Moderation...

ladydogbarf:

atomic-glitter:

micdotcom:

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.

But she’s not wrong | Follow @micdotcom

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.

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plasmapulp:



Anonymous asked you:





so, since you ship everything, could i have some frostiron pretty please <3


since anon asked so nicely, of course I can provide some frostiron quickie for fun~this ship is usually an angsty/hate one for me and SOMEHOW IT ENDED UP RLY CUTE I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR THE FLUFF?

plasmapulp:

so, since you ship everything, could i have some frostiron pretty please <3
since anon asked so nicely, of course I can provide some frostiron quickie for fun~
this ship is usually an angsty/hate one for me and SOMEHOW IT ENDED UP RLY CUTE I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR THE FLUFF?

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Paul Fryer

Lucifer (Morning star), 2008

Anodized aluminum, silicon rubber cord,

wax work figure, feathers, concrete

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captainnaustralia:

captainnaustralia:

fun fact: once in biology my teacher told us that “if you’re ever crying wipe the tears all over your face and they’ll help clear up your skin” then he explained that because tears are designed to clear dust and dirt from your eyes and will do the same for your skin and clear up acne and i remember thinking “excellent, fandom will make me beautiful”

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this isn’t how i want to be remembered 

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thacmis:

Commissioned by Vahisa - a Thorki Proposal

The last one was the one the commissioner decided on, but I felt all four looked good on its own, so I posted them. Hope you all like

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egalitariste:


feministe-radicale-et-bisexuelle:

edwardspoonhands:

cassandracroft:

So this is what trust looks like.

Funny, my first thought was “So this is what the patriarchy looks like.”

Yup. This is how women are supposed to trust men. With their lives.

Woman&#160;: “Hey, can we just… Drop the bow?”Man&#160;: “WHY DON’T YOU TRUST ME I’M NOT A VIOLENT GUY, YOU ARE INSULTING ME THINKING I WILL HURT YOU!!!”Woman&#160;: “No it’s just… Well I’m afraid.”Man&#160;: “But why? Look at me, I’m not afraid. And we’re equal, look, we pull the bow together.”Woman&#160;: “I think we’re not equal, you can kill me with the arrow and I can’t.”Man&#160;: “What? So you would like to be able to kill me? You’re so agressive!”Woman&#160;: “That’s not what I mean, we were talking about equality&#160;: you can hurt me, I can’t.”Man&#160;: “Of course you can. You can hit me with the bow if you want.”Woman&#160;: “That’s not the same thing, it will never kill you.”Man&#160;: “Oh, you always complaining, stop victimising yourself! Do I talk about the difficulty of holding the arrow? Of the responsability it giving to me?”[…]Etc, etc.Every debates about gender equality, ladies and gentleman.

egalitariste:

feministe-radicale-et-bisexuelle:

edwardspoonhands:

cassandracroft:

So this is what trust looks like.

Funny, my first thought was “So this is what the patriarchy looks like.”

Yup. This is how women are supposed to trust men. With their lives.

Woman : “Hey, can we just… Drop the bow?”
Man : “WHY DON’T YOU TRUST ME I’M NOT A VIOLENT GUY, YOU ARE INSULTING ME THINKING I WILL HURT YOU!!!”
Woman : “No it’s just… Well I’m afraid.”
Man : “But why? Look at me, I’m not afraid. And we’re equal, look, we pull the bow together.”
Woman : “I think we’re not equal, you can kill me with the arrow and I can’t.”
Man : “What? So you would like to be able to kill me? You’re so agressive!”
Woman : “That’s not what I mean, we were talking about equality : you can hurt me, I can’t.”
Man : “Of course you can. You can hit me with the bow if you want.”
Woman : “That’s not the same thing, it will never kill you.”
Man : “Oh, you always complaining, stop victimising yourself! Do I talk about the difficulty of holding the arrow? Of the responsability it giving to me?”

[…]
Etc, etc.
Every debates about gender equality, ladies and gentleman.

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sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

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