Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.
"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.
I, for one, can’t wait for the destruction of traditional family values
Dascha Polanco attends the 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on October 10, 2014 in Pasadena, California.
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Lots of great Black Panther cosplay at NYCC over the weekend! More here!
Anita Sarkeesian has shown up for speaking engagements amidst terror threats before. But after learning that Utah’s gun laws prevented Utah State University from restricting firearms at a Wednesday lecture over which she received a graphic death threat, the nationally-known feminist writer and video game critic cancelled her appearance. An email to Utah State University threatened “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if the school did not cancel a …
This is not criticism. This is terrorism, just like the bomb threat that was called into the venue where she was going to get an award.
This is what is hiding among your concerns about “journalistic ethics,” Gamergate.
I have no idea how or why anyone would threaten people’s lives for fucking video games.
oh she cancelled, still it’s shit that she had to, god :(
If you can’t find a friend, make one.
"God damn it, that’s not all! Because if one of those things gets down here then that will be all! Then all this - this bullshit that you think is so important, you can just kiss all that goodbye!"
Fuck yeah Ripley.