It’s been twenty-two days since I last played. Clearly, I’ve suffered some atrophy. Bad kitty! Lol
Through the comments of misogynists like Limbaugh, the obsession over Secretary Clinton’s face, and the public outcry over Kristen’s actions we are teaching young girls some very unnerving lessons. We’re teaching girls that men can do whatever they want whenever they want with little to no adverse reactions because, well, they’re men and it’s just the way men are. Case in point, Ashton cheated on Demi and I barely heard a whimper; Rush has cheated on two of his previous wives, no one says shit. Do you think there is a Facebook page devoted to slut-shaming Rupert Sanders, the man with whom Kristen had an affair? Nope. Not a one.
… We are perpetuating a culture of patriarchy in which women are ostracized from society; our careers ruined and our reputations irrevocably demolished for daring to not be virginal little ladies. We might as well just sew a scarlet letter on Kristen and get it over with.
Fuck that shit.
… it’s not my place to judge Kristen or Sanders. This is a very private matter and people need to mind their damn business. Kristen is not a whore or a slut, she’s a very young woman who made a mistake. The only people who get to be mad at or name call Kristen, are those people directly affected by the affair. Everyone else needs to shut the fuck up and stop slut-shaming every woman who dares to have sex. For this reason I’ve got Kristen’s back. I am standing up for her and with her because I am sick and fucking tired of the double-standard. I am sick and goddamned tired of women being called whores, sluts, cunts, and trash while society essentially gives men a free pass to use and abuse women as they see fit. This shit has got to stop.
- Go-Go vs. Stripper: Let the Slut-Shaming Begin! (femiblogged.wordpress.com)
- Redditors: “Gamer girls” need to stop complaining about being called sluts and whores (manboobz.com)
- The time has come for another SlutWalk (mynorthwest.com)
- Women Who Cheat on (or With) Soldiers Get Viciously Outed on Facebook (jezebel.com)
- Asshat CNN Contributor Erick Erickson Wants to Silence Powerful Women by Reducing Them to Vaginas (opinionessoftheworld.com)
There are many more articles, but my stomach is turning from reading just a few of them. I can’t believe we still have to protest society’s patriarchal ways after all these years.
Excuse me while I go shower the bad feelings away.
Not a bad score. I would like to do some boxing, but some little boy who shall remain nameless finally broke the nunchuk through little-kid-carelessness.
GenCon isn’t called the biggest four days in gaming for nothing. As Howard Andrew Jones recently pointed out, it’s easy to go for several years and completely miss major tracks of programming (such as the fantastic Writer’s Symposium programs). One thing that’s easy to overlook amidst all the games are the great crafting booths…
- There and… Well, Still There: a GenCon Tale by Harebrained Schemes (kickstarter.com)
- Gen Con:The Finest Four Days in Gaming Have Begun (advanceddungeonsandparenting.com)
- Checking in from GenCon from Risus Monkey (risusmonkey.com)
It seems that the difference between whether or not you get to be a girl in a skimpy outfit who is a Real Geek and one who is just pretending is whether or not you talk to Peacock, though. I have an alternate theory of what’s going on here. Some women who cosplay at cons don’t pay attention to Peacock. Instead of being chill about it and understanding that not everyone is going to want to bone you immediately because she likes the same comic book as you, he instead retreats to accusing them of being cock teases who only do this for attention.
I’ve noticed that embittered dudes like this way overrate how much women want to be seen as hot. I mean, yeah, it’s really important to a lot of women. I like to look good myself. But this fantasy that there’s legions of women who are so calculating about fulfilling this need that they buy or make a costume referencing something they have no interest in, go into spaces that are bewildering for outsiders, and preen around for guys that they have no interest in, for no other reason than to get a rise out of rejecting them? That’s grade A paranoia. That’s black-helicopters-are-coming-for-you paranoia.
- In defense of lady geeks (geekout.blogs.cnn.com)
- Who Gets To Be a Geek? Anyone Who Wants to Be (embracingthemadness.wordpress.com)
- Overheard on CNN.com: Readers take issue with ‘booth babes,’ she-geek stereotypes (geekout.blogs.cnn.com)
Tennis usually works to distract and relax me, to work away the aches and sore muscles, but not today. I tried yoga (mixed with assorted strength exercises) in Wii Fit, to no avail. Still tense and cranky. On to boxing! Turns out I just needed to punch air, and I knocked that computer character on his virtual ass!
Exhilaration, and exhaustion. At least now I’m sore for a reason.