can the united states just chill for one day
Nigga the USA hasn’t chilled since fuck boy Chris sailed his ass here by mistake
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.
From the article:
An email to Utah State University threatened “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if the school did not cancel a lecture Wednesday morning by a well-known feminist writer and video game critic.
"Feminists have ruined my life, and I will have my revenge, for my sake and the sake of all others they’ve wronged," read the message from a sender who claimed to be a USU student.
The message threatened to rain gunfire and shrapnel upon a lecture by Anita Sarkeesian, creator of a feminist video blog and a video series on misogyny in video games. She is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. at the Taggart Student Center Auditorium.
"A Montreal Massacre style attack will be carried out," warned the message, sent to multiple departments and individuals around campus. "I have at my disposal a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs."
After consulting with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, the university decided to host Sarkeesian’s lecture as scheduled, said USU spokesman Tim Vitale.
"We’re an institution of higher learning. We educate people. This is what we do," Vitale said. "This is a chance for students to listen for themselves to the topic, voice their opinions as they choose, and learn something."
The university planned to increase security for the lecture and forbid backpacks in the auditorium.
The writer goes by the moniker “Marc Lepine,” after a shooter who murdered 14 women at a Montreal engineering school in 1989. The writer, as Lepine did in his suicide note, wrote that “feminists have ruined my life.”
"We live in a nation of emasculated cowards too afraid to challenge the vile, misandrist harpies who seek to destroy them. Feminism has taken over every facet of our society, and women like Sarkeesian want to punish us for even fantasizing about being men."
He wrote that increased security was futile.
"Even if they’re able to stop me, there are plenty of feminists on campus who won’t be able to defend themselves," he wrote. "One way or another, I’m going to make sure they die."
Sarkeesian is most famous for her critiques of how women are depicted in video games and popular culture and has received many death threats and terror threats against her speaking engagements. Those threats have escalated since a 2012 online harassment campaign targeted her fundraising for the video series, “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games,” which analyzes female stereotypes in the games.
"Anita Sarkeesian is everything wrong with the feminist woman, and she is going to die screaming like the craven little whore that she is if you let her come to USU," the email states. "I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America."
Regardless of what you think about Anita Sarkeesian in particular, this is just sick.
… & this is exactly why we can’t have nice things.
I don’t know where to even start.
Unbelievable. That’s how deeply-ingrained this idea of “being a man” is. You’re being what you were taught to be. If you weren’t taught to “be a man” in the sense that you mean it, which I take to mean unrestrained aggression, oppression, and domination, then you wouldn’t be. The sooner people realize that all of our ideas of gender and the supposed correct gender behaviors are all constructs that we built the sooner we can recognize the damage they do and reconfigure them to better the lives of everyone.
Putin and Ukraine
While jogging near his home in San Mateo County, California, Gary Hesterberg, a 50-year-old electrician, felt sharp metal barbs strike him in the back. He fell forward, his face hitting broken asphalt, as thousands of volts of electricity surged through him. The current caused his nervous system to fail and his muscles to seize. He lay on the ground, momentarily paralyzed, in pain he later described as the most intense he’d felt—worse than breaking his collar bone or having his hips replaced. Due to a heart condition, he feared he would die as he writhed on the ground.
The person who propelled steel-tipped barbs into his back at 160-feet-per-second, sending five seconds of electric current through his body, was not a deranged serial killer or a robber or a romantic partner’s jealous ex. It was Sarah Cavallaro, a park ranger patrolling the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. She deployed her taser in the jogger’s back to stop him from leaving a crime scene.
He’d been jogging with his rat-terrier off leash.
Tasers have been purchased for law-enforcement agencies all over the United States by policymakers who imagined they’d facilitate protecting the public withless force. Their rise has instead led to an epidemic of cases—a sample is on YouTube—where officers deploy the debilitating weapon in instances they regard as justified, but that strike many citizen observers as unjustified, draconian, and immoral. Officers in these cases appear to believe that they’re justified in brutally shocking anyone who disobeys them, even if the person poses no danger to the public.
In the civil-rights lawsuit Gary Hesterberg v. United States of America, the electrician sought damages for his treatment at the hands of the National Park Service. In response, he federal government explicitly defended the notion that it is permissible to tase an unarmed citizen in the back while enforcing something as trivial as an off-leash violation (in a wilderness area where off-leash dogs were tolerated for years). During testimony, Hunter Bailey, the deputy chief of law enforcement for the National Park Service, maintained that a park ranger would be legally justified in tasing even “a 9-year-old girl” or “a pregnant woman” if they were caught walking a dog off leash and tried to leave the scene against a ranger’s orders, as Hesterberg did.
The so-called “pro-life” movement’s philosophy.
One of the best political cartoons that I’ve seen.
You know what pisses me off about this? Really, REALLY pisses me off? That’s George (H.W.) Bush holding that umbrella. He was president 1981-1989. Do you get that?
It means that the right have not budged an inch on their ridiculous pro-foetus, anti-actual-persons position in THIRTY GODDAMN YEARS. We should not still be having this argument! Thirty year old political cartoons should be bafflingly opaque, not crystal clear!
^ Reblogging again for that comment.