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roadless-travelled:

If a woman’s preferred form of birth control is to keep her clothes on, should her company have to pay for her wardrobe?

Since when are clothes a medicine? Birth control is a medicine. Also, companies don’t pay for birth control, health insurance does(which is bought by the employee through the company). 

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happiest:

do u ever wonder if anyone else in the world is listening to the exact same song as you and on the exact same lyric as you 

no.. I am already familiar with the concept of FM radio

vfpalestine:

"If I die in this crisis, don’t anybody DARE blame Hamas. Israel and its allies and its ass-kissers will have my blood on their hands.”
To those Israel-supporters who pretend to know everything there is to know about the ongoing crisis, who act like their perspective is the only valid one, and who champion the Zionist cause no matter how many innocent people are killed in the name of the ideology’s preservation: This is for you.

vfpalestine:

"If I die in this crisis, don’t anybody DARE blame Hamas. Israel and its allies and its ass-kissers will have my blood on their hands.”

To those Israel-supporters who pretend to know everything there is to know about the ongoing crisis, who act like their perspective is the only valid one, and who champion the Zionist cause no matter how many innocent people are killed in the name of the ideology’s preservation: This is for you.

somepalestiniankid:

I really hate how everyone’s solution for diversity is white people.

White men? Oh, white women!

White straight people? White gay men!

All white cast? Oh, a token black character.

Not buying any of your crap, really.

hawkbye:

dualpaperbags:

no homo

sapiens. only homo superior. don’t talk to me unless you are telekinetic or a shapeshifter of some kind

calm down magneto

booty-sandwich:

sixpenceee sixpenceee sixpenceee Please reblog!! The humane society in my area will be closing, and so they must get rid of all their animals ASAP. The Pensacola, Florida Humane Society has taken in as many as possible, but (as always) they are full to capacity. These animals must be adopted very soon or they will be euthanized. I love animals and it hurts my heart to think about these animals dying. So, please, if anyone wants to adopt a pet and you live near Florida, please contact the Pensacola Humane Society!  I’ve witnessed the incredible things simply getting word around can do, so it would really help if you reblogged, sixpenceee  Thank y’all if you reblog ❤️❤️❤️

booty-sandwich:

sixpenceee sixpenceee sixpenceee
Please reblog!!
The humane society in my area will be closing, and so they must get rid of all their animals ASAP. The Pensacola, Florida Humane Society has taken in as many as possible, but (as always) they are full to capacity. These animals must be adopted very soon or they will be euthanized. I love animals and it hurts my heart to think about these animals dying. So, please, if anyone wants to adopt a pet and you live near Florida, please contact the Pensacola Humane Society!
I’ve witnessed the incredible things simply getting word around can do, so it would really help if you reblogged, sixpenceee
Thank y’all if you reblog ❤️❤️❤️

Dude, you’re so edgy and politically incorrect. it’s totally ironic and satirical how you regurgitated those ancient and threadbare stereotypes. It reminds me of my great great great great grandpa, Cracker von Patriarch, who also challenged the status quo by embracing it with loving tenderness.

I don’t know where I came across this, but it’s witty as fuck  (via naartje)

Take note college campuses (and the world, by extension). (via note-a-bear)

Always reblog the Ballad of Cracker von Patriarch. (via mumblingsage)

(Source: octagon-surgeon)

do you think it'd be better if alot of games had character creation? That way we can make them look however we want, or does that help with diverse characters? Anonymous

geekandmisandry:

minakittaw:

discovergames:

I think character creation has been a decent stopgap; a somewhat-effective pressure release valve. It’s let people who are unrepresented get some small semblance of representation, and it’s let those of us who want diversity have something different to look at. But the truth is it’s not really diversity and it’s not really representation. And it’s certainly not a long-term solution.

You see, because while we shouldn’t discount the power of seeing a black woman save the galaxy in Knights of the Old Republic, real representation requires actual characters who are diverse, not blank cyphers you can put different skins on. Because KOTOR wasn’t really about a black woman saving the galaxy; it was about a generic, featureless Jedi saving the galaxy, and I happened to put the skin of a black woman on mine. What we need are actually diverse stories. I want games that actually explore real women, real people of color, real LGBTQ folks - not just generic heroes whose parts you can switch out like a Mr. Potato Head.

And don’t forget that authored, developer-created characters still exist, and they are almost always still white men. That’s an important point. Character creation is nice, but it’s difficult to argue that it’s “good enough” for diverse characters when white guys get all the “official” characters with full backstories and the game actually centered around them. To use a weird analogy, it’s like chairs. White guys get these beautiful, sturdy, professionally crafted chairs that perfectly fit their house, delivered right to their door. But those of us who want diversity have to make our own chairs. And we do the best we can, with the limited knowledge and sub-standard materials we’re given. And at the end of the day, you can sit in both, but there’s no way you can say the cheap, ugly, rickety self-made ones are the same or as good as the professionally-made ones.

Character creation has been a nice way for us to squint and pretend we have diversity during gaming’s era of bigotry and homogeneity. But I think the solution is not to expand character creation, but rather to finally pull ourselves out of that era and into one where everyone’s stories and experiences are respected.

thepookainthehat and I had a similar conversation about this, where I was defending character creation somewhat, because it does allow you to play the hero that you want to play - Sort of.

I do, however, completely agree that more characters need to be written with diversity in mind, not all grizzled white dudes. I am getting super tired of the cookie-cutter mold in that regard. 
I want everyone to have nice and comfy chairs.

But yes, this is put as eloquently as I could have hoped to say it.

Hope I’m not jumping in on your conversation I just wanted to add that while I LOVE games where you can design your own character other than everything discovergames said there is another problem i have faced.

When i went to PAX Australia last year there was so much merch I wanted to buy and at the top of my list was Mass Effect stuff.

This was a big convention, lost of merch but almost every single Shepard merch I came across depicted the white, male Shepard.

Even though they do have a standard Shepard who is female I saw none of this merch on offer.

We can create our character and customise them and it’s wonderful, but the companies are still overlooking women and racial minorities and treating straight, white men and the canon way to go.

in my experience any way.

deepcotton57821:

marxvx:

assdownloader:

"don’t support nestle!" shouts the liberal on the computer made from parts manufactured at foxconn

consumer activism is a lie, see you in hell or in communism

lmao try boycotting a brand in monopoly capitalism

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I remember my econ teacher showed us this chart and it scared the shit outta me, like this is the world we live in.

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