Hisha F. Pimeä, candy for the cannibal
Can I touch my nose with my tongue?
Kinda.

Can I touch my nose with my tongue?

Kinda.

parallel-falchion:

War. War never changes. Call of Duty illustrates this by releasing the same game every year.

*gets absolutely nothing done* well time for a break

rimjets:

the most real tweet ive read all day tbh

rimjets:

the most real tweet ive read all day tbh

nurseblonda:

when all your friends start talking about something you know nothing about

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Alice Cooper and the infamous chicken incident at the Toronto Rock Festival, 1969:

“Who brings a chicken to a show? I’m from Detroit, I’ve never been on a farm in my life. It had feathers. It was a bird. It should fly. The chicken landed in the audience, where crazed fans ripped it to pieces and threw the bloody carcass onstage. The kicker to the story is this: The first five rows of the concert were all people in wheelchairs. They’re the ones that killed the chicken.” - Alice Cooper, VH1 Metal Evolution: Shock Rock (2012)

This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable.
Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via femfreq)

The main problem I have with Men’s Rights Activists is that their name really doesn’t do them justice. They’re Straight Cis White Men’s Rights Activists. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for the inclusion of trans* men in their spaces.

I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign to end the social stigma around black fatherhood. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for better pay and equal career mobility for men of colour. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists actively campaign for more gay men’s rights. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists advise others in their group on how using f*ggot to emasculate men who aren’t part of their cause is alienating and marginalising other MEN.

I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support victims of male rape unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of rape. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support male victims of domestic abuse unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of domestic abuse. Men’s Rights Activists are hypocrites and frauds.

They’re bitter privileged white men who don’t want to campaign for the rights of men — they want to campaign to keep their privilege unchecked and their ability to discriminate against others. If you want to be a real Men’s Rights Activist — be a fucking (intersectional) Feminist. Peace out.

(via meelo-dot-net)

All of this. The only men they care about are themselves, and the only thing they don’t like is that they might be treated the same way as everyone else.

(via thebicker)

What the Men’s Rights guys are suffering from is what some leftists call false consciousness. They sense, correctly, that they are oppressed, but they are mistaken about who is oppressing them. It’s an old bossman’s trick: get the masses fighting among themselves and it’ll never occur to them that the bossman is the problem.

Men’s Rights activists are never successful men, or young men on one of the tracks to success. They are members of that great mass of men for whom opportunity is shrinking. Jobs are being shipped overseas. Those who do have jobs have shrinking disposable income because of the rising real cost of living. In the great game of capitalism, the “war of all against all,” they are destined for lower social ranks and lower standards of living than those their fathers knew. They get that the game is rigged, that the ideology of the “level playing field” of free enterprise conceals dozens of gimmicks designed to ensure that opportunity goes first to the children of those who are successful now. To say that they feel helpless to do anything about this crooked game doesn’t go far enough. Indoctrinated into this ideology to the point where they wholeheartedly believe in competition and hierarchy as the “natural” (if not “correct”) way to organize society, they displace their anger onto the people unlike themselves with whom they are in competition for what opportunities remain.

This competitiveness/anger then widens beyond economics and status to include competition for things like attention and sympathy (“Men are victims, too!”) but the economics and status is the core of it. If good jobs were plentiful and ordinary working people were still getting the respect they used to get, the Men’s Rights movement would fade to a tiny squawk.

(I know I’m oversimplifying here. There are layers of other factors having to do with things like institutionalized emotional neglect of boy children, but the ideology of competition is the reason we aren’t handling those other factors in a civilized, non-adversarial kind of way.)

Sept. 1 3:42 pm

justice4mikebrown: