Among other shady and dishonest things she’s done in her career and YouTube series, Anita Sarkeesian literally went out of her way to capture herself (or whomever was playing) needlessly killing strippers in Hitman to prove that video games are sexist.
(Killing them is not necessary, and in fact is discouraged. In that part of the game, you’re actually literally supposed to leave them alone)
Anita is also, by and large, currently a feminist icon on the internet and seems to be well-received by the feminist community.
These are the types of things that make people hesitant to identify with “feminists.”
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- 18 hours ago
Important Things About the Ebola Outbreak
- You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
- With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
- That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
- "Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients." [x]
- There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
- Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.
Let me note that 2 American doctors have become infected from the virus. One of the doctor’s family members (Wife and children) was living with him and left a week prior to him showing symptoms of the virus. Supposedly a person cannot contract the virus if the infected person does not show symptoms. However, the Ebola virus has an incubation period of 2-21 days.
Continue to look for updates about the spread of the virus.
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- 1 day ago
did she get a haircut
does it make anyone else uncomfortable that they changed her entire race because she went out with Ron in their sixth year
isn’t that what happened???
they changed a character’s entire race because she as a character became important and relevant for a short amount of time
Umm, no. They did not change her entire race simply because she dated Ron. Actually think about it. Up until the sixth book, she was a background character that was only ever mentioned in passing, so she wasn’t given a physical description. Then in the sixth book, Lavender was finally described, as having ‘pale skin and dirty blonde hair’. Well, the first few Harry Potter movies came out before the Half-Blood Prince book did, so the casting directors did what they wanted with the character.
Another thing, the Lavender Brown from the first few movies only appeared in the first few movies. Lavender didn’t even appear in the 4th and 5th movies, because again, she was a background character, and wasn’t vital to the story. The only reason her race was changed was because a physical description was finally in the books, and it didn’t fit what the directors had, so they had to recast her. It was not because she dated Ron.
Somebody spread this shit because I refuse to have this turn into some social justice bullshit
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- 1 day ago
Arturo is a 29-year-old male polar bear currently living in Argentina’s Mendoza Zoo. He is suffering in 40C (104F) heat in an enclosure that has just 20 inches of water for him to swim in and has as a consequence been displaying worrying behavior.
Please sign this petition or at least spread the word in order to have Arturo transferred to a zoo in Canada which has better facilities for an animal that is used to polar conditions.
sign this or dieFree Him
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION, IT STILL HASNT REACHED ITS QUOTA AND WE GOTTA SAVE THIS BEAR!!!
Please do it! :’(
THIS STILL NEEDS OVER 100K MORE SIGNATURES
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- 1 day ago
i really like long-distance domesticity. like, when you get into the habit of saying good morning and goodnight to someone, telling someone your plans for the day not because they’re remarkable but so they’ll know what you’re up to, telling someone where you’re going, if you’ll be drinking, when you’ll be home, asking someone if they’ve eaten or showered or slept or taken their meds, that kind of thing. just the habitual knowledge of another person’s life over a space of hundreds or thousands of miles. that’s cool
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- 1 day ago
nah, he ran into her knife
he ran into her knife ten times
HE HAD IT COMING
HE ONLY HAS HIMSELF TO BLAME
IF YOU’D HAVE BEEN THERE
IF YOU HAD SEEN IT
I BET THAT YOU WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME
i cannot stress enough how much i love this post
HAHAHA, isn’t it funny that a girl stabbed her boyfriend? Isn’t violence funny? It’s not like she overreacted! It’s great! We should quote a song where women killed their significant others for no reason, like chewing gum!
She’s a hero! If situations were reversed, we would find this just as funny!
HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO ACCESS MY VERIFICATION CODE IN MY ALTERNATE INBOX IF EVERY TIME I OPEN A NEW TAB YOU KEEP SENDING ME TO YOUR STUPID OVERPROTECTIVE PAGE TO MAKE ME ASK FOR A CODE THAT I NEED TO GET FROM MY ALTERNATE INBOX
- 1 day ago
There’s two types of anger one is dry and the other wet and basically wet anger is when your eyes water and your voice shakes and I hate that cause I feel weak when I’m crying while angry I like dry anger when your face is like stone and your voice is sharp I guess wet anger shows that you care too much and dry anger means you’re done.
This is the best description ever
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- 1 day ago
It’s going from very bad to much, much worse.
The news: Israeli units attacked Gaza’s only power station, burning large sections of it to the ground. It made for a dramatic picture in Gaza, one that some on social media said looked like actual hell on Earth.
The bombing appears to have cut off both electricity and water sanitation for most of the Palestinian territory’s 1.8 million residents. According to the Washington Post, the damage will take months to repair and has left almost all of Gaza, including some hospitals, without utility access. Six of eight remaining power connections from Israel have been severed by the fighting.
But that’s not all. Later, an Israeli tank attack on a UN school killed at least 15 Palestinians, even though Gaza residents were told to seek safety there. Israel accuses Hamas of using schools as bases to launch rockets.
Here’s what you need to know: The death toll in the Gaza Strip soared past 1,200 Tuesday, with whole neighborhoods reduced to rubble as constant bombing killed as many as 100 Palestinians. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the Israel Defence Force’s campaign in Gaza would be “prolonged,” hinting that the Israeli invasion has taken on new objectives, Gazans cowered in fear from some of the most intense bombings yet seen in the area.
The United Nations estimates that 70-80% of the dead are civilians. An additional 7,000 have been wounded. In short, the situation in Gaza is getting much worse very quickly.
Dozens of other attacks ravaged whole neighborhoods, with ferocious strikes targeting senior Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh’s residence, Hamas’ al-Aqsa TV headquarters, a finance building and several local mayors’ homes. Gaza City’s al-Amin Mohammed Mosque, which sits across the street from a house owned by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, was blown apart. Hamas and Israel blamed each other for shells which exploded in Jabaliya refugee camp, killing at least 10 people.
Al-Amin mosque in Gaza City is one of four mosques bombed last night by Israeli militarypic.twitter.com/yO1bH5CknB— Sharif Kouddous (@sharifkouddous)July 29, 2014
The power plant in middle of Gaza Strip hit by Israeli air strike. Gaza is without electricity now.pic.twitter.com/xH47wtbl2J— Sudarsan Raghavan (@africawriter)July 29, 2014— Nicole Johnston (@nicolealjazeera)July 29, 2014
Bombs also fell near areas where international journalists were housed.— Nick Schifrin (@nickschifrin)July 29, 2014
A time lapse video appears to show an entire Gaza neighborhood totally annihilated after an hour of sustained airstrikes.
On the Israeli side, the threat of rockets sent some in Tel Aviv scrambling for bomb shelters. Bands of Hamas militants are somehow still finding their way through tunnels leading under the border. Five Israeli soldiers were killed in gun battles with one such infiltration force, bringing the total number of soldiers dead to 53. The IDF’s official propaganda channel has turned up the rhetoric, offering prayers to slain heroes and providing daily updates on the number of targets bombed.
DAILY RECAP: Day 20 of Operation Protective Edge. Since the start of the operation,we have struck 3865 terror targets pic.twitter.com/eSqaeIwnIH— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson)July 28, 2014
The simple truth. RETWEET pic.twitter.com/sF7K4XOdWV— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson)July 27, 2014
Meanwhile, Hamas distributed some chilling propaganda of its own: A video of the tunnel attack, which appears to show the deaths of some of the five soldiers killed.
A ceasefire has so far failed to develop, with both Hamas and Israel blaming each other.
Why you should care: While the rest of the world appears pretty shocked by the images coming out of Gaza, most Israelis either aren’t shocked or accept them as the cost of dismantling Hamas. The Washington Post reports between 87% and 95% of Israeli Jews generally support continuing the operation, while four out of five oppose a unilateral withdrawal. Hamas’ merry band of fanatics remains obstinate despite horrifying losses in manpower and resources. As of now there doesn’t seem to be a short-term impetus for either side to change the course of the ongoing conflict, which means continued devastation of this scale is sadly likely.
Source: Tom McKay for World.Mic
Jesus help them please
this is horrible
how do you seriously look at this and not call it terrorism
how do you absorb all this news and still have the gall to ask “but what about israeli feelings?!”
fuck anyone who brings up ~both sides~ nonsense
People who bring up “both sides” need to be reminded that only one of these sides is being given BILLIONS by the U.S. government.
Also [I had to discuss this] Let it be known that currently Israel is being designated as a prohibited airspace. AKA no airplanes are allowed to go in or out of the airport. Also, it gives a go to shoot down any plane going to that area, even medical supply planes.
So the countries around that place have to by international law turn the planes back, or tell them to land in their country and use the land to head over to Gaza. I need that part to be cleared.
This is seriously disturbing on more than one level, my heart goes to those who died and still are dying in this conflict.
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- 1 day ago
crying because 50 shades of grey
fifty shades of awful
JUST SAY IT
50 Shades is a lot more interesting if you convince yourself that “there” means “my feet”
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- 1 day ago
Our government has spent the last 17 years and millions of dollars to bring wolves back to the Northern Rockies. In spite of the progress that has been made, numerous setbacks—namely Wyoming’s new law that legalized the hunting and trapping of wolves—threaten to undo this extensive work.
Since the law was passed last October, more than 40 of the state’s 328 wolves have been killed. Even more alarming is a loophole in the law that will allow for the continued hunting of wolves no matter how few remain. We cannot allow this needless slaughter to continue!
Join with us now and urge Wyoming Governor Mead to remove this damaging law and help preserve this species for years to come!
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