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Kinda flocked.

Enquire within.


Also, I made that OMG ONOZ icon.
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Alex: White people shouldn't participate in the discussion about the word nigger.

Me: So you want them to abide by what black people decide about the use of the word without having any say in it themselves?

Alex: White people don't suffer racism, and black people are merely oppressed little victims.

Me: Which is why Reginald Denny nearly got his head stomped in during the 1992 riots, and Asian businesses were disproportionately targeted by the rioters? Also, if the opinion of white people doesn't matter because they don't have the same experience as black people, what does it mean when they happen to share the same opinion on racial issues as a black person, such as me?

Alex: "Sit down, Uncle Ruckus. Just sit the [gently caress] down."

If you check the link, you'll see she's a blatant anti-white racist, up to and including using that Social Justice Sally definition of "racism" that basically means only white people can be racist. In another thread, I even reduced her to calling all white people bullies and using sarcasm instead of an argument.

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That awkward moment when you realize the little girl you knew is now an attractive young woman.

That awkward moment when you realize she graduated high school four years after you.

That awkward moment when she has kids.

That awkward moment when you realize you may have just sent a friend request to the wrong person.
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For some reason, female characters seem to have rape, pregnancy, and miscarriage in their top five choices for character growth. In my opinion, that's bovine-sourced organic fertilizer.
I'm just going to name some female characters. How many were or were implied to have been canonically raped, pregnant, or miscarried by way of character development? If its so prevalent, it should be most of 'em, right?

Chell (Portal)
Glados (Portal)
Alyx Vance (Half-Life)
Jade (Beyond Good and Evil)
Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
Faith Connors (Mirror's Edge)
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Princess Peach (Super Mario)
Jessie (Pokemon)
Misty (Pokemon)
Dawn (Pokemon)
Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)
Lois Griffin (Family Guy)
Meg Griffin (Family Guy)
Beverly Crusher (Star Trek)
Tori (Star Trek)
Jane Eyre
Portia (Merchant of Venice)
Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)
Batwoman (Batman)
Stephanie Brown (Batman)
Cassie Cain (Batman)
Catwoman (Batman)
Wonder Woman
The vast majority of Joss Whedon characters
Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games, though I still haven't finished the third book)
Uhura (Star Trek)
Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (BSG)
Eliza Doolitte (My Fair Lady)
Anya Stroud (Gears of War)
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)
Bellatrix Black (Harry Potter)
Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)
Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
Astrid Peth (Doctor Who)
River Song (Doctor Who)
Sarah Jane Smith (Doctor Who)
Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
Amy Pond (Doctor Who)

Please note that I actually had to remove some of the Doctor's female companions.

I'm not sure what's so wrong with pregnancy to advance the character development. It's not like men often get pregnant, and an SO's pregnancy is often used as character development for men as well.

The odd thing is that I've seen plenty of people say women's rapes aren't discussed enough (it's not like there's a Law and Order show focused mainly on sexual assault or anything), but then they turn around and complain that it's used too much. I've had someone who agreed with the former move goalposts to say they were doing it "wrong" and they should "fix" the new Tomb Raider game by removing any explicit reference to Lara being sexually assaulted. And, as always, there's nary a peep when media show men being sexually assaulted. Heck, it's often played as a joke.

I've been hearing this a lot lately, except it's just been "sexual assault". Dornbeast tacked pregnancy and miscarriage onto it by way of moving goalposts (note that the post she was responding to said nothing about pregnancy or miscarriage), and it's still wrong.

I mean, you could even include Ellen Ripley, under a very loose definition of "pregnancy", except she's commonly cited as one of the best Strong Female Characters ever.

Personally, I think male sexual assault should be discussed more, and shouldn't be a joke. You want equality, you got it; let's make male rape as bad as female rape. Let's get the FBI to change their definition so women can actually rape by envelopment, as well as the other places where men can't be RBE, like the UK. Let's devote more resources to male victims of domestic abuse, which make up around 40% of the total in the US. Let's try to end prison rape, which disproportionately affects men. Let's ask why men who have been raped, including a then 12-year old boy, have been forced to pay child support. Lets change the Safe Haven laws so they're unisex. Lets give men as many contraception options as women. Lets have women added to the draft.

Of course, people will then start asking why feminism, which is supposedly about equality, wasn't doing all of this already.
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If the design for your Tumblr has a font size smaller than a cooked grain of rice is wide, it is too small.

-Jon

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There was a very strange case on COPS where a man walked in on his mother having sex with his wife. As if this itself isn't ridiculous, he doesn't know how to react, so he calls the police hoping they can do something about this. His mother, seeing that he's calling the police, stabs him in the hand. When they get there, they arrest his mother while his wife screams after the car "She's 61 years old! You can't do that to her!"
- Makes Just as Much Sense in Context - TVTropes
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Alex: At some point they are going to have to advertise the real costs of these games. Bad enough to pay 60 but all the add-ons push it closer to a hundred.
Me: That's like saying the "real cost" of a movie ticket includes popcorn, a soda, and milk balls, or the "real costs" of owning a car include Truck Nutz, a peeing Calvin sticker, and a hula girl for the dashboard.
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Alex: I live in Brooklyn, and I've been called "white boy" in a pejorative manner by black people just for walking past them. I've also told a mixed-race female friend of mine that I like brown girls and she got offended. So, yes, people do sometimes tilt at windmills when it comes to race.
Bob: Since you're white, you need to be conscious of all the oppressing other white people have done and all the power other white people have. If they offended you, you shouldn't be hanging out with those people and they have no responsibility for deliberately offending you whatsoever. Also, you can't call a young woman a brown girl even in a literal sense because you're white and she was right to be offended even if she wasn't actually right about what your point was. I'm right because I'm a black guy, so stop complaining about people playing the race card.
Me:
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Wonder what smells like pizza.

Realize it's my sandwich.

Realize I left a frozen pizza in the fridge a week ago and forgot about it.

Go downstairs the next morning.

Find pizza passed its best by date yesterday.

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Suddenly, Jonathan realized that the new store that had opened a literal stone's throw away from his flat, on his way home from school, was a food store, and moreover, that they sold Pringles. Some quick research determined that they did not sell his beloved Honey BBQ, but instead the intriguing new flavor Macaroni and Cheese, as well as Steak and Onion.

'Twould be a long year, he thought grimly.
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I saw a guy today I can only describe as "South Asian Jeremy Renner".

Yes, down to the haircut.
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Apparently, making jokes about how Sherlock and John's relationship can easily and reasonably be seen as homosexual is homophobic or something. Oh, and since John and Sherlock act like spouses, they should just be spouses. Of course, there's the minor fact that John has explicitly denied being gay or involved with Sherlock, and has had multiple straight relationships over the course of the series, and no known gay relationships. But those are just details to the dedicated slasher.

They also asserted that making Watson a woman in Elementary is "whitewashing" because it eliminates the chance for sexy gay funtimes. I'm not sure in which dictionary turning a white male character into a female Asian one is whitewashing. Maybe they could explain it to me, in words that people regularly use in conversational English, and not social justice blogs.
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Alex: I have this criticism to make about feminism and women's studies.
Bobbie: You really mean ladies, right? You're saying all women are like that? Well, that's just not true. Besides, it's who put men in jail, and men who rape other men. Women don't do any of that.
Me: Wow. There is literally no part of what you said that isn't wrong in some way.
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Once again, it's men who rape, men who commit violent crimes and men who incarcerate them. there are no credible studies that prove otherwise.

Your insistance on this unsupported, unfounded line of reasoning makes one thing clear:

Your aim is not to help men. Your sole aim is to villify women.

I am not making this up.

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In retrospect, I probably shouldn't have made the young lady taking my blood laugh so hard she couldn't breathe.

Also; social justice advocates; you do know that Western society already generally considers men who make unwanted advances towards women creepers, right? Just like people who question or doubt rape victims - sorry, female rape victims - are usually considered misogynists or worse, defense attorneys, no matter what their actual reasoning is? Both groups are usually looked down upon by society. The problems are with the individual, not culture, no matter how much you'd like to be able to blame society.
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Alexis: This is my opinion on something.
Bobbie: Get over yourself! Now here's my logical and carefully considered rebuttal.
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Me: Some people who pirate give X rationale.
Alex: Is that really piracy?
Bobbie: Of course not. He only called it piracy because he's biased.
Me: One, I can see your post, and two, the people in question were the ones who called it piracy.
Bobbie: [DEAFENING SILENCE]
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Just to compound the irony, they, you guessed it, had misunderstood what I was actually saying completely. I didn't even bother to read past the first two sentences.
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Rape is part of our culture. It’s normalized to the point where men who are otherwise decent guys will rape and not even think that it’s wrong. And that’s what terrifies me.
-Jessica Valenti, as quoted by a Voice For Men

Maybe it's a bit of a radical notion, but I don't consider someone who's committed rape without a qualm to be a "decent guy". Or, for that matter, girl.

“Masculinity has become so intertwined with violence that it becomes invisible.”
- Linda Ann Scacco and Molly Turro, same

This is a textbook "dragon in my garage" argument. "You can't tell masculinity is the same as violence! That's because you can only see the violence! But I can see it because I've taken the red pill!"

There may be panting involved at this point. Possibly on their part, possibly as you run away.
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I got paid for some prints today.

That makes me officially a professional artist.

I suppose I'd better go change my deviantART status WHOOPS I ALREADY DID.

That said, I did something I regret today. I got a little snippy to someone I shouldn't have, because I was pissed off at myself for making a mistake.

Also, I find myself getting pulled right back in to the Social Justice on Tumblr, when I should be Working on the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magical Girl project I'm on.

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