the holy trinity (blame manna ymirsbian)
Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.
"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.
So last night Anita Sarkeesian published the latest Feminist Frequency video on misogyny in video games and received another wave of death threats, this time including one of terrifying specificity, demonstrating knowledge of where she and several of her family members lived, compelling her to contact the authorities and leave her home.
A threat intended, of course, to demonstrate that there is no misogyny directed at women involved in video games, and that her video series is unnecessary man hating slander.
You know what makes me angry, though? The death threat is horrible, but what makes me mad is that in the comments section for every site on the net for so-called “games journalists”, there will be mountains of posts that begin something along the lines of “that’s so horrible and i can’t believe anyone would do something so bad, /HOWEVERRRRR/, i don’t know if there’s really a misogyny problem blah blah blah her videos are so controvercial blah blah blah maybe if she hadn’t blah blah blah i don’t see why you females are all so mad at me im just stating an opinion blah blah blah but i’m an ally blah blah blah you all just hate men blah blah blah fart”
For every one guy who’s sociopathic and cruel enough to send hate mail to a woman for speaking out in her sisters’ defense, there are a THOUSAND perfectly willing to be tone-deaf apologists for a culture of violence against women, usually riding in on the dead, beaten horse that is the maybe-the-truth-is-in-the-middle non-analysis.
All this, plus the clueless articles and comments by guys saying, “She should have expected this. Doesn’t she know how the internet works?”
my specialties include
- coffee drinking
- wine drinking
- ignoring the inevitable
When grandpa Horst walked into the Best Friends adoption center, a cat with only one eye caught his attention. Just like the cat, grandpa Horst can only see through one eye.
“Horst and Mimi bonded at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Salt Lake City just a few weeks ago,” Best Friends Animal Society – Utah wrote. After meeting Mimi, he knew right away that that was the cat for him.
“You can’t see out of your right eye, and I can’t see out of my left, but together we can see the world,” Horst said to his furry companion in his home in Colorado.
“My grandfather and Mimi are truly happy together! I haven’t seen him this happy in years,” said Horst’s granddaughter Heather.
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yr aesthetic is problematic
my aesthetic is gr8 :l