These things I find.

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iseekum asked: Would you call yourself a feminist or an equal rights activist? Is there any reason you'd choose one over the other? I got into a debate with a friend and grew curious, since you're the most vocal feminist lady I follow. Also, hi!

gailsimone:

The whole problem with this kind of question is that to answer it, I have to accept a definition of feminism that I don’t agree with, that isn’t reality-based at all. 

This is what the passive aggressive types and the anti-feminists always want, they want you to acknowledge the warped, nonsensical viewpoint they have, because it validates them, it coddles them. It’s nothing I choose to take part in, I just think it’s goofy.

There are legitimate things in the history of feminism that are shameful, but those things are not what these people are complaining about. They are complaining about a minority opinion so minute as to barely exist at all. 

Men don’t like it when all men are judged by a minority of jerks, neither do women, neither do feminists. 

What the vast majority of feminists want is fair treatment and equal opportunity, but that is such a universally understandable goal that huge numbers of creeps have spend untold resources trying to make it about every other possible permutation. Responding at all might be a little more than such attempts deserve, but every once in a while, you have to clean the damn catbox or the stink gets unbearable.

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Most of this is great, but two things I noticed: 1) IQ doesn’t just measure general intelligence, it measures general intelligence
in relation to age, which is a really important distinction that a lot of people miss. Generally, people considered gifted/talented as children have slightly lower IQ scores if re-tested as adults, not because of an actual change in intelligence, but because of a change in their age:intelligence ratio. This is also why high-IQ organizations like Mensa tend to require somewhat-recent IQ tests to join. 2) We aren’t just attracted to people with “better” immune systems (which is a visual thing - across cultures, clear skin and facial symmetry are signs of beauty), we’re also attracted to people with immune systems compatible with ours. Most of this happens through smell - to my knowledge, it hasn’t been tested with men yet, but it’s been pretty thouroughly proven that women can detect and are attracted to immunocompatible men via the smell of genetic markers in sweat - and generally lose that ability when taking hormonal birth control. Personally, I’d love to study how/whether this concept applies to queer people, because the original studies were pretty limited in scope, and I know I’ve experienced “your sweat smells good/your sweat smells gross” with both men and women. The science of attraction is cool!

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No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

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thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

Hey, this is important. Everyone should read this article and commentary. If you’re following me and you vehemently disagree with any of this, do us both a favour and hit the unfollow button. 

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