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thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

tyleroakley:

THE ACCURACY IS OVERWHELMING.

The most perfect description of Sarah Palin I’ve ever seen O.O;

(Source: sandandglass, via bright-coat-and-bravado)

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Anonymous said: Your another fucking mangina who champions Sarkeesian and white knights her against the evil gamers who live in her head and are going to attack her conveniently when she needs some publiciscity which cunts like you are always happyu to provide. Why don't you bother learning something about this issue and about the games she takes out of context and lies about? no youd rather be a fucking white knight in the hopes of gettig some feminist pussy some day.

shabogangraffiti:

Now you just listen to me you nasty little man…

Aside from the fact that Anita Sarkeesian’s journalistic/critical ethics are completely beside the point when it comes to threats and abuse made against her, and also aside from the fact that there is no evidence whatsoever that she has faked any threats (as if she needed to fake new ones!), I can safely say, as someone who knows next to fuck-nothing about video games (I occasionally play free online Tetris - that’s it) that you could watch her videos with the sound muted, and just look at the imagery she quotes via direct clips from games, and all her essential points would be proved. 

Unless someone wants to provide evidence that Sarkeesian has been manufacturing fake scenes featuring the beating up of prostitutes, secretly paying whoever animates computer games to animate her ersatz scenes for her, and then hypnotising people into not noticing that the clips don’t come from the games they play, then the “waaah waaah she takes things out of context waaah” brigade and the “waaaah waaah she’s not a real gamer waaah” posse can fuck off, come back, fuck off again, keep fucking off until they reach the outermost coastline of Fuckoffsville, then fuck off some more, and stay fucked off forever and a fucking day. 

You got that, you odious, pathetic, misogynistic, disingenuous, point-missing, MRA-talking-point-regurgitating, laughably entitled little manchild crybaby wankstain?

Do not bother responding to this.

This.

Correspondence.

Is.

Fucking.

CLOSED.

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beatonna:

Here is a cartoon I did for the Guardian in back in 2012!  Somehow, it has not become irrelevant since that time. 

beatonna:

Here is a cartoon I did for the Guardian in back in 2012!  Somehow, it has not become irrelevant since that time. 

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philsandifer:

shabogangraffiti:

Seems very odd to me that ‘Social Justice Warrior’ is used as an insult, because it sounds like a brilliant thing to be.

A good way of complimenting someone in a way you’ll know they’ll like is to discover what they consider an insult, invert it, and then apply it to them… which means gamers should be delighted to be described as ‘Asocial Injustice Wusses’.

I really need to start a “fuck yeah Jack Graham” tumblr.

Social justice!

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ericrosenfield said: Crushing and scarring of Mary Marvel worse than Sue Dibny?

philsandifer:

In terms of damage to the character, certainly. I mean, there’s a sense in which I like the retconned rape of Sue Dibny, not because I think comics needed more rape (they needed, and still need, less sexual violence), but because of its odd status as a retcon, which in turn means there are decades of stories with Sue in which she’s a rape survivor, and this matters not a whit to anything she’s doing. I feel about that much like I do about Barbara Gordon as Oracle - the story that caused it to exist is awful, but there’s a neat effect, although, unlike with Oracle, in this case a neat effect that lacks anyone deliberately trying to create it. 

Second, Sue was killed over the course of one issue. It brought her story basically to its conclusion, though applause to the writers of 52 for fixing that up a bit. It’s an ugly end, but it’s an end - you stop looking after it. Ultimately, it was DC deciding this was an expendable character. I think there was more that could have been done with her, but ultimately, she was just violently erased from the books. Awful, but limited.

Whereas the evil dominatrix Mary Marvel was a slow motion car crash over the course of a year, and appeared to be a sincerely held view about how best to revamp the character and make her functional. 

Put another way, Sue Dibny showed what Dan Didio isn’t interested in within DC. Mary Marvel showed what he is.

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philsandifer:

The factually correct description of Batman is “created by Bill Finger, from an idea by Bob Kane.”

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Day of the Capaldi Doctor

I think I figured out why Capaldi Doctor could appear in Day of the Doctor and not any more future doctors (in the context of show logic). The other Time Lords didn’t know that 10 had used up 2 generations, and so if 13 doctors showed up that would make perfect sense to them. If any more doctors showed up, then the Time Lords would know that the Doctor had been given a new set of regenerations, which is something they themselves did and would therefore be a paradox.