Men Stop Threatening To Kill Your Daughters Boyfriends To Prove Your Masculinity and Show That Your Daughter Is Your Property 2k14
"The Influence of Captain Janeway" by Kate Mulgrew (Foreward to Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture, 2010)
After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”
The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.
BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?
BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?
The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.
This. Is. Not. OK.
guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons
Usually I am proud of my Alma mater. Today…
Payless is a shoe store my kids have pretty much never been exposed to. The poor quality and high price of their ballet shoes was enough to turn me away a few years ago, and the racks of cheap footwear obviously produced in sweat shops has kept us away.
Last week, both kids had toes peeking out of their shoes, so in a moment of weakness, I drove to the nearest shoe store, which happens to be payless.
There was the usual selection of superhero shoes, and princess shoes, and shoes with the faces of popular TV shows, but what stopped me in my tracks was that they were in the same place.
There is no “girl” or “boy”section. My happy little five year old walked out with spider-man sneakers and sparkly princess dress shoes, and never did anyone tell us we were looking in the wrong place, or looking at the wrong shoes, or that her choices were wrong because of her gender. It was one of the best shopping experiences we have ever had.
So good on ya, payless. A grateful mom thanks you. Here’s hoping other stores catch on.
For the winTHIS IS MY PHILOSOPHY.
I kinda doubt this is a real Seuss quote, but I like the idea behind it nevertheless.
…huh! I stand corrected.