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Several minutes ago, Anita Sarkeesian posted this to her Twitter.
First response, a guy calling her a “cunt”, and the third is a guy linking to this image (VERY NSFW.)
Yeah, good job proving that you’re not sexist, guys.
Once again I do not support anita’s message in any way and agree with her on very few things but she in no way ever deserved death threats and harassment and a bunch of uneducated fucks harassing her every time she tries to say something.
Good job guys, you all proved how progressive you are.
Why do people do this? Always add the disclaimer that you absolutely totally do not agree with her at all BUT. Why does it matter in this context?
I mean, sure, I’m glad that you, unlike many people who disagree with her, don’t think she deserves harassment. That’s good.
But what would it take for there to be a strong show of support for her that isn’t full of caveats about how you disagree?
And furthermore, what in the FUCK is there to disagree with her on? I mean, if she likes potatoes and you like carrots, then what the fuck ever. But how can you disagree with her analysis of misogyny in video games when literally every time she breathes, dudes show up to threaten to rape her and blow her up? Practically her entire life has become one long series of bullshit that proves her right at every turn. Fuck you if you don’t believe her. Fuck you if you don’t agree with her.
I’ve known multiple people who are all anti-Anita and they try to say it’s about her arguments, but when I press them about it they switch to say it’s about the way she presents them, and when I press them more it turns out it’s about misogyny.
People don’t like her because she presents these facts in an unapologetic, straightforward, no-nonsense way utilized by many male academics. In other words, she’s acting like a total b*tch. Because any woman who talks about these issues without apologizing to men about it and petting their egos every eight seconds is a b*tch.
Everyone read those last two comments. Over and over.
Sarkeesian is an anti-sexwork, pro police state style feminist. I’m not gonna pretend she’s right about everything just because you all insist she is. And however disgusting it is that her criticisms of gaming have lead to 3 years of non stop misogynistic abuse it doesn’t erase the bad parts of her politics.
Well, I see Sarkeesian in much the same way as Barack Obama. For a “progressive” he’s got some highly regressive and harmful policies, but at the same time he’s a lightning rod for violent non-stop racist aggression, and I will defend both of them on those grounds while still arguing against the parts of their politics that are wrong. And isn’t it fucked up that the misogynists and racists have made it impossible to offer reasoned criticism of them in the midst of their shrieking hysteria?
(via imbecilicghost)Source: zennistrad
- 34 minutes ago
Do you ever feel like you’re stuck? Like you wake up in the mornings and then you go to bed at nights but you don’t really do much during the day. And you feel everybody around you is moving on with their lives and doing things; and you try to but your stuck. You’re just on auto-pilot living a routine. Is it just me?
(via imbecilicghost)Source: quiettears
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What a familiar, friendly logo, right? Truth is, it’s NOT. This is a warning to artists, freelancers, online sellers, and EVERYONE who uses Paypal at all.
Recently a family member who has been doing freelancing work for several years moved from Finland to Canada. All of his freelancing payments were made through Paypal. At the time when he moved, there were several thousands of dollars left in his Paypal account. To our astonishment, his account was frozen as soon as he tried to transfer money from his new location.
Paypal explains this simply as: ‘he looked suspicious because he was logging in, and acting from a new location.’ Which is fine, really, we understand that. But how do we un-freeze the money? Short answer: we don’t.
Long answer: due to the fact that his account was connected with a Finnish bank, which was deactivated when he left Finland (for obvious reasons), and his action of attempting to transfer money from a new IP address, all of the money in his Paypal account are now frozen and cannot be accessed. That’s it. The money’s stuck in his account, we can’t transfer it, we can’t withdraw it, we can’t use it.
But what happens to the money, then? Well, since Paypal has terrible custom service (don’t send e-mails, they won’t reply you for weeks, and even then you won’t get anything sorted), I guess whoever owns Paypal will just hope that you give up on the money eventually so they can take it.
The thing is, Paypal doesn’t tell you this is going to happen. Their prime objective, as I understand, is to gain profit. And frankly, they do it through despicable means sometimes. Our family is by no means rich, and who knows when might we need those few thousand dollars frozen in that godforsaken service? Right now, the only thing we can do is to either a) re-open a new bank account in Finland b) go to America and open a bank account there. Either way, things are looking pretty grim.
I know there are a lot of artists and freelancers and people who do business via internet and Paypal here on Tumblr. And I just want to get the word out: IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON MOVING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY IN THE FUTURE, CLOSE YOUR PAYPAL BEFORE YOU GO. And PLEASE, for the love of god, transfer your money out into your bank or something. Whether it’s university, or actually changing citizenship, once you’re settled in another country, your chances of getting to your money in Paypal is slim, it could be frozen, it will be lost.
You CANNOT change your location on your Paypal account. This means if your current location is in Finland, but you are planning on moving to Italy or some other place, you MUST apply for an new account. And PLEASE remember it’s best to deactivate your old account, or at least transfer all the money out before you move.
Remember that Paypal can freeze or block you if they ‘think’, or ‘consider’ you to be suspicious. Since nobody really knows what qualifies as suspicious, Paypal can pretty much freeze anyone. Once that happens, you can kiss goodbye to your hard earned money.
Also, Paypal actually has the following written on their webpage concerning changes in their policies (in this case privacy policies):
You do not need to do anything to accept the changes as they will automatically come into effect on the above date. Should you decide you do not wish to accept them you can notify us before the above date to close your account(https://www.paypal.com/fi/cgi-bin/?&cmd=_close-account) immediately without incurring any additional charges.
What it basically means is that they can change their policies at any time, and your account will automatically accept them, whether you like it or not, no matter how ridiculous the changes are.
There are many more problems and potential risks when dealing with Paypal, but I won’t cover them since I neither have the experience (thank god), nor the time. But there’s some further reading at the bottom of this post.
I’m sorry this turned out to be such a long rant, but honestly, I am terrified and furious at this ridiculous service. I hope that I made some sense in this rant, and hopefully it will help someone to not fall into the Paypal trap. (Once you’re in, though, nobody can help you). Please reblog and signalboost this. Having someone’s blood money lost like this is the last thing I ever want to see. It’s despicable of Paypal and more people should be aware of this fact.
TL;DR: if you are planning on moving to another country in the future, please transfer your money in Paypal OUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE. If you don’t, that money is as good as dead. Also maybe re-read their terms and conditions and be cautious of Paypal in general.
(via imbecilicghost)Source: kforkoala
- 37 minutes ago
marvel give me a short about sharon’s undercover time as a nurse/steve’s neighbor and that one time she had to fight off ninjas from steve’s apartment while he was like, making dinner and sitting alone reading obama’s biography
With the music turned up really loudly because he’s a gentleman and he thought the noises were her having sex.
(via imbecilicghost)Source: americachavez
- 39 minutes ago
i hope one day you are at peace with yourself. i hope you can take a shower without crying and you can close your eyes without thinking about your funeral. i hope one day you start singing in the shower again and are happy for no reason. i hope you get better, because you really deserve to.
(via imbecilicghost)Source: then-it-fell-apart
- 40 minutes ago
hank MADE A ROBOT OF HIS DEAD WIFE, PETER PARKER HAS REVEALED HIS SECRET IDENTITY MORE TIMES THAN I CAN COUNT, DEADPOOL HAS NEVER IN HIS LIFE TALKED APPROPRIATELY AND I AM INCLUDING THAT TIME WITH NATHAN ON THE BEACH, AND OMFG TONY NOT CHEATING OKAY WHOEVER CHOSE THESE IS MY HERO
(via imbecilicghost)Source: reyesrobbies