serious question why do cis het kinksters somehow think they’re “queer”
Because they see us as deviants from the norm with inherently kinky sexual practices duh
"who cares about representation in video games, video games are meant for escapism"
how exactly is it escapism to switch from a world where white cis men are in charge to…….. a world where white cis men are in charge
also what does that say about you when you want to “escape” to a world completely devoid of poc and women
it infuriates me when people tell me “lifes too short to not forgive people!” like NO lifes too short for me to continually allow abusive and manipulative behavior in my life and live in a constant state of anxiety bc I want to be “nice” or whatever
#do no harm but take no shit
This is also referred to as The Just World Fallacy. If the world is “good and just,” then bad things must only happen to people who “deserved it or caused it.” Except the world is not good and just. And despite individual people choosing to be good and/or just, structures, institutions and systems remain corrupt overall. Primarily through the media is the idea that bad only happens to those who deserve suffering conveyed. Add this to the manifestations of oppression based on gender, race, class, nationality, citizenship, sexual orientation, size, etc. and things like rape culture for example, thrive. And even ideologies that appear “harmless” to some people like prosperity gospel, positivity culture, the law of attraction and American exceptionalism are based on ignoring systemic inequality and focusing on exceptional cases. They stand firm in this particular fallacy.
See, it requires quite a bit from a person to be willing to challenge the world as is. It is psychologically, emotionally and intellectually easier to victim blame. It also helps people protect their psyches from the thought that something bad could happen to them or worse, that they are the causes of those bad things happening to others.
Still…it’s unacceptable. Victim blaming = unacceptable. The right thing to do is listen and support victims/survivors of anything and the oppressed of any form of oppression and work to deconstruct the structures, institutions and systems that make it possible. On an individual level, it requires accountability.
DAY ONE (1st September)
↳ Favourite badass moment
DAY TWO (2nd September)
↳ Favourite relationship
DAY THREE (3rd September)
↳ Young Noshiko
DAY FOUR (4th September)
↳ Favourite quote
DAY FIVE (5th September)
↳ Colour porn
DAY SIX (6th September)
DAY SEVEN (7th September)
↳ Free choice!
Contribute if you can :)
- gay & lesbian monosexuals: um no bi people cannot ID additionally as gay/lesbian you are appropriating gay and lesbian culture
- gay & lesbian monosexuals: *calls two bisexuals being in a same-gender relationship a gay/lesbian relationship*
— White Oleander, Janet Fitch (via wednesdaydreams)
Farscape is red dwarf and Star Trek Combined but with the focus on romance and character arcs of Sherlock. It is a rythm of emotions and themes repeating and repeating, getting louder and louder as things break.
…..I don’t understand, is there a new show called Sherlock which actually has and develops character arcs while not valorizing relationships built on imbalances of power and emotional abuse?
Of course, those working online face exposure to violent imagery every day—and the effects of repeated viewing can go way beyond momentary discomfort. At feminist site Jezebel, for months, an anonymous troll has been zealously posting rape GIFs in the comments section. On Monday, Jezebel’s staff—which had been tasked with removing each violent image individually—published an open letter to the site’s parent company, Gawker, asking it to provide a technical solution to the problem. The rogue post prompted action from Gawker bosses, but when they shut down image uploading capabilities for Jezebel comments, the problem actually got worse. All Gawker properties got hit with violent and disturbing images, flooding the comments, over and over, until image, GIF, and video uploads were suspended for every commenter.
Police officers who investigate child pornography, prosecutors, and safety teams at social sites like Facebook who do accept repeated exposure to violent images as part of their jobs also accept real mental health risks. “Definitely when you look at these images, you will have a stress reaction to that,” says Heather Steele, the director of an organization called The Innocent Justice Foundation that runs training programs for these workers. “It’s not just whether you are a tough or not tough person. You will have a fight, flight, or freeze response, and chemicals will dump into your system.”
Anyone exposed to violent imagery can be damaged by it. But for those tasked with moderating user-generated content—think the small army employed to surf YouTube for beheadings and porn, oroutsourced workers charged with monitoring smaller sites for actionable child porn, the psychological impact can go deeper.
Steele says that employees who are repeatedly exposed to violent images sometimes exhibit warning signs, like nightmares, that might indicate a “vicarious trauma” similar to that experienced by counselors, emergency nurses, and others who are exposed to violence indirectly offline. Though her organization focuses mostly on supporting investigations of child pornographers, this type of trauma extends to other dark corners of the Internet. Employees in safety and moderation roles from GoDaddy, Facebook, and Yahoo, as well as anti-terrorism investigators, have also attended. “If it’s adult rape or adult snuff films, where someone gets killed, that’s all traumatic as well.”