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.
I was thinking back today to how it was weird in high school to be into fandom, to write essays on color scheme and lighting in a TV show or interrogate the historical accuracy of a movie or draw up a rhetorically sound argument for why two characters were in love or locate every plot hole in a novel and tie them up in fanfiction and I realized that those behaviors are at the heart of scholarship. That level of critical thinking, textual engagement, and narrative inquiry are exactly what college professors (especially in the humanities) are hired to teach. So the next time you see a fifteen-year-old dismantling Moffat’s writing or drafting character studies of Victor Frankenstein, don’t you dare say an unkind word because they’re a fucking scholar.
Titus Andronicus: "Well That Escalated Quickly"Romeo and Juliet: "Shut Up, You’re Like 12"Julius Caesar: "I Came Out Here to Run the Roman Empire and I Am Honestly Feeling So Attacked Right Now"Hamlet: "[AGGRESSIVELY PRETENDS TO GO INSANE AND IN THE PROCESS GOES ACTUALLY INSANE MAYBE]"Othello: "Othello: Is my wife cheating on me?? Iago: Bitch, she might be."King Lear: "Shows Up To Realization of Commonality with Humanity and Renouncement of Titles as Identity-Definers 15 Years Late With Starbucks"Macbeth: "Did It For the Vine"Antony and Cleopatra: "Much Rome. Very Egypt. Such Different. Wow."
I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.
My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe."
-Jason Momoa on getting to play Aquaman (via fyeahlilbit3point0)
I love the Halloween season not because I’m overtly fond of witchery of spookadelics, but because of the sumptuousness of the harvest feast, the austerity of a decaying ripe old year, the acknowledgement of the moon and night creatures and cold in a world that reveres the light and fears the dark. It’s a good time for welcoming change and richness and depth into your household and making peace with the passage of time and tipping your hat to the inexplicable spiritual spiritual plane. But you know, vampires are cool too I guess.
And in 5 years some generic white model will repeat this verbatim and will be praised as a pioneer for advocating Trans models
OH MY GOD DID NAOMI ACTUALLY SAY THIS