Neologismology
It will be very pressing to track poverty through current generations of highly-educated PhD holders who are having difficulty finding employment in their fields and are continually scraping by on low-paying adjuct positions. In many ways, their struggle is equally as dire as those groups we traditionally consider in poverty.

-Medical Anthropology Grad Student (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

I’m not sure what the problem here is supposed to be…

I'm curious: Do you have a stance on all this stuff, or are you just drawing the vivian james character because you've been asked to?
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iancsamson:

Oh, that was done of my own volition. I’ve been following the Gamergate news around a little before the ‘Gamers are Dead’ articles flooded in, sparked when threads were being closed, and comments and subreddits were being deleted, and while my opinion on it shifts from time to time, I’m pretty firmly on the Gamer side.

Due to the brazen disrespect and shame attacks from the gaming press, the bullying of anyone who called themselves gamers, the hypocritical ‘ends justify the means’ defense mindset, the misrepresentation of public logs and chats that were taken out of context, the use of a misunderstanding of 4chan to demonize it, the broadbrush painting from the SJW side that anyone who supports Gamergate is, in derogatory terms, a white cishet male, the heralding of misrepresentation of games that required rebuttals and fact-checks, the following simultaneous defamation on supporting voices, the effects that this atmosphere has had on developers and the creative freedom side of things, and, largely, the damning attempts to silence discussion.

It’s been a ride.

But I also feel this thing has been messily handled by everyone on different fronts, and one of the reasons I’ve mostly just been observing. Harassment, doxxing, name-calling, blocking out discussion, getting overly emotional, misrepresenting the other side, playing the victim card - all strategies that have propped up heavily on both sides, and it’s alarming. But when we put off and discredit the radicals and start to actually discuss things, I think we can start to come to make progress, because I don’t see that a common goal is out of the question.

In the end, I just want game developers of all sorts to create worlds and stories and games as they please, so that gamers of all sorts can find and enjoy and be inspired by whatever they choose and find.

The gaming press is finally getting bit in the butt for their non-journalistic practices, and might hopefully start to amend things, or lose viewers who realize what they are, which should stifle agendas and stop propping up certain games over others. After how damaging it’s been to one’s own side, I’m hoping harassment and doxxing and shit tactics like these aren’t even considered an option when it comes to future disagreements. I think #notyourshield is doing a great job revealing how diverse gaming is, which may inspire devs toward diversity instead of being guilted into it.

tl;dr - Smash demo out now in the US!

Please, Ian, don’t throw your lot in with Gamergate. The side you’re declaring allegiance to here is full of absolutely horrible people.

It’s true that gaming journalism is awful. And some of those “gamers are dead” articles are pretty bad too. But you don’t have to be on “the Gamer side” to believe that.

In fact, you absolutely shouldn’t be on “the Gamer side”. Because it’s full of shit like this (and worse). It might have some reasonable arguments, but it also has a horde of shrieking misogynists looking for reasonable arguments to use as cover.

Decent people have a moral responsibility to shun the truly vile and to renounce their behaviour. Which means not joining groups like this one.

PS: I don’t recommend taking #notyourshield too seriously. Lot of sockpuppets in there.

PPS: Please don’t call people SJWs. Just…please don’t.

postracialcomments:


A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.
Police State USAreports  that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.
Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.
Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.
The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?
Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?
Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.

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Thank you lieutenantnorals!

I’m honestly amazed that this doesn’t happen more often, given how many heavily-armed Americans are paranoid about home invasion.

postracialcomments:

A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.

Police State USAreports  that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.

Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.

Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.

The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?

Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?

Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.

Source

Thank you lieutenantnorals!

I’m honestly amazed that this doesn’t happen more often, given how many heavily-armed Americans are paranoid about home invasion.

pantheraj:


"HELLO INFANT I AM BELUGA WHALE"

"YOU ALSO ARE BALD AND HAVE A BULBOUS FOREHEAD. LET US BE FRIENDS FORTHWITH."

Am I the only one who thinks that whale is trying to eat that baby?

pantheraj:

"HELLO INFANT I AM BELUGA WHALE"

"YOU ALSO ARE BALD AND HAVE A BULBOUS FOREHEAD. LET US BE FRIENDS FORTHWITH."

Am I the only one who thinks that whale is trying to eat that baby?

philippesaner:

coyadd:

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Explain why you think sjwstupidity is missing the point.  One can only learn through positivity.  

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coyadd:

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Explain why you think sjwstupidity is missing the point.  One can only learn through positivity.  

pantheisticsunshine:

Science has proven that: 

  • Humans have auras
  • Humans have organs that sense energy
  • We inherit memories from our anscestors
  • Meditation repairs telomeres in DNA, which slows the process of aging. 
  • Compassion extends life
  • Love is more than just an emotion
  • Billions of other universes exist 
  • Meditation speeds healing

[citation needed]

I found a bee in my room and imprisoned it in a cardboard Advil box I had lying around.

In retrospect I’m not sure what I was thinking. It’s gonna come out angry.

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

The Inuit are not that pale.

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.

Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

The Inuit are not that pale.

allmymetaphors:

ppl always ask me “”what are you going to do with your degree”“ and “"if you wanna get a PHD how do you plan on paying for it"" and ""where are you gonna move after college"" but here is the thing:

i am very powerful and cute and im gonna float through this world one day at a time. please leave me alone. 

I really hate this post. Every time I see it it makes me angry. I don’t know why.