Remember this episode?
This feminist student instigates a moral panic and hate campaign against a man, and it turns out it was a huge mistake, and she realises she was wrong and she should have found out what happened before she instigated a media hate frenzy against him
but feminists love to miss the point and cherrypick things out of context, you know
like Anita Sarkeesian has managed to build a career out of it
This episode was a brilliant showcase for why it’s important to fact-check and not jump to conclusions, and why scaremongering and misinformation are dangerous.
Trust Tumblr to miss the point in such a spectacular fashion
Why do you care Anita? It’s not like you were going to play any of them anyway.
"Next Generation" because, as we all know, the 2014 E3 will be showcasing ALL games for the Xbox One. Forever.
How many games were announced? Five?
But… wait. Wait, what is this?
Rise of Tomb Raider. Announced for the Xbox One.
You know, the reason people don’t take some Social Justice seriously on this website is because there was a belgium radio station that clearly photoshopped a picture of Mozart and turned him black and people started rebbloging it as though that was the actual real painting and saying things like “why don’t we learn this at school.”
but concerning us gun control, are there seriously people who cite the failure of prohibition as a reason why trying to ban guns would be a waste of time?? one of the main reasons why prohibition failed was that people COULD make alcohol without too much effort but like..have you ever tried to make a gun
Anyone can can go to Home Depot of Lowes with a pocket full of change and leave with a gun.
and if said person has about 20 - 30 bucks they can leave with a the components necessary to make a submachinegun
(this is the Luty, if you want the ATF watching you check out the youtube video about it haha)
Now, I can’t say I know anything about making alcohol ;) but I would assume it’s easier to make a firearm than build a still and distill alcohol.
illegal guns are made all over the world by people with little to no mechanical skills in countries with gun bans, and I think that is proof enough that they can easily be obtained.
Prohibition stands as a good example, because what banning a popular commodity does is simply create a massive and unregulated black market.
Studies show that women apologize more than men, often for perfectly reasonable acts like, you know, taking up space.
Do any of you ever think? Like even occasionally?
Hurr durr, women apologize more for inconveniencing people hurr durr, because apologizing is a bad thing hurr durr buy our shampoo.
People didn’t bother to look at the study - more specifically, the sample sizes.
Two tests were conducted. One had 33 participants. The other had 120.
Hell, the article linked even blatantly states that, since the sample sizes were so small and only included college students, it can’t be properly applied to large amounts of people.
The studies, detailed online Sept. 21 in the journal Psychological Science, were small and involved only university students, so the findings might not be applicable to all men and women in general.
This is a cheap marketing ploy. It’s far from being some significant social commentary.This trend of companies cynically exploiting women’s feelings of victimisation to make their products seem “empowering“‘is just the worst, and I can’t believe that so many feminist women, normally adept at spotting the manipulative tricks of the media, don’t see it for what it is.
normally adept at spotting the manipulative tricks of the media
I’m spitting my tea out. Half of the basis of the current popularity of feminism is a manipulation trick feminists don’t get. Just because they like to employ manipulation tactics doesn’t mean they are savy about when it happens to them.I meant like, how they spend all their time talking about objectification and stereotypes and whatever in the media. I probably should have said “consider themselves adept”, but it was like 4am, leave me aloneeee…. D:
Okay okay, I’m sorry. :P
I see what you mean. Yes, that’s true, it’s part of feminism to analyse and interpret modern media and advertising - from the perspective of their sociological model.
But the advertising campaign above could easily not an advertising campaign, but a feminist campaign. There is thing about personal bias. It is more difficult to spot errors in something which confirms your own point of view (regardless of what ideology you adhere to).
Just that there would be no product behind the feminist campaign.
Or is there…?
Tbh, I wonder whether any other social issue could be used in a similar way?
“Blacks are rated less trustworthy than whites in surveys. Buy Panthene.” that just sounds weird, doesnt it? But "Social studies find: Women less confident. Here, have cosmetics" - that flies for some reason.
"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."