“There is NOTHING holding a woman back to become an Indie-Game developer” or Why feminism works

This is a female indie-game developer giving her 5 cent on Sarkeesian’s “tropes vs women”.

The video shows both: Why feminism sucks and why feminism works and has many followers.
In a nutshell: She – at first – found herself agreeing with Sarkeesian, because she recognized and acknowledged the described symptoms.
It took the ton of negative feedback that was heaped upon Sarkeesian to make her reflect if there was anything about “tropes vs women” that deserved criticism. And she found that practically all of Sarkeesian’s conclusions and accusations were for the trash.

And I think you can generalize that…

Women hear feminists describe situations:
– You have a lower paying job than most males you know
– You have to deal with sexual aggressiveness in a way that males don’t
(or alternatively for the ugly ones:)
– You are not appreciated as much as you’d like because of your looks.
– You have to find a compromise that males don’t in finding a balance between children and career

…and find these are all true.

I agree.

These are all situations that a man won’t be confronted with, at least not in the same way a woman is.

The problem is: Most women won’t do the next step, the step this game developer takes in her video.
“OK, feminism describes the status quo accurately as far as I am concerned. What about their theory how the status quo came to be? Does that hold water? Are their conclusions and accusations valid?”

My guess is that the cognitive process of practically all women who sympathise with feminism stopped at “as far as I am concerned”. (Which says a lot on its own 😉 )

Apparently it takes a “male” mind to question something that started out right.
A “female” mind apparently is satisfied with things that appear to be true. Or that feel true.

The difference between Truth and Truthiness.

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Amy Schumer’s take on Beta orbiters

Found this here:

Sad, bitter, ever so slightly funny, very much accurate.

Privilege-Checking in action

If ever I have far too much time I should assemble a dictionary of offensive words. So that the PC-brigade just has to hold their tongue because there is nothing left they are allowed to say.

Refusing gender-roles in action

This should be every feminist’s favourite comic-strip:

I wonder if it is…

weird image of a rationalization hamster

hamster

What force makes that hamster go counterclockwise?

Is this a blunder or of some symbolic intention?

Disturbing video. Watch if you think men can’t be raped

Why Rape Is Seriously Hilarious | Toy Soldiers.

A fine comic regarding political correctness

Wiley Miller hits the nail on the head:

Someone asking for Olaf.
And in compliance with the Anti-Profiling Clause of the Hypersensitive Appeasement Act, I have to ask…
Which one of you is Olaf?

(To get the entire joke, click here)

Kristen Bell: Who needs logic when she has emotions?

JPEGY links this twitter dialog under the heading “Well Played Kristen Bell”:

Well-played-Kristen-Bell-Well-played

Kristen Bell: “Wether their kids are gay/straight, all moms want their children to know love.”

Matthew King: “All moms want grand children. (…) Robbing them of grand babies makes you a thief.”

Kristen Bell: “you dont speak for ALL moms and what a terrible thing to say that women who (…) CANT have babies are thieves. Shame on you”

To summarize: Kristen denies Matthew the right to speak for all moms. Only she is capable to do that (first tweet).
Matthew is obviously talking about people who could have babies but don’t because they live in same sex partnerships. Where does the “who CANT have babies” come from?
And why doesn’t JPEGY even notice that KB talks out of her derriere as much as MK?

And why do I have the feeling that the main task of the internet is to incontrovertibly prove that humanity is stupid with only short bursts of brilliance or creativity?

To improve my mood: not only humans are stupid. That’s a relief.

“stop oppressing us”

Something I found on tumblr:

stop oppressing us

Feminist accomplishments, I am so proud…

I saw on tumblr a link to this page that praises “23 Inspiring Feminist Digital Campaigns That Changed the World”.

That, of course, made me curious. What is it, that feminists can be proud of?

Lets sort them into categories, shall we…

1. Ruining the career of or financially harming a man who said something the femosphere does not agree with.
1. Lululemon’s chairman stepped down
3. Reebok to drop Rick Ross
6. kicked Ken Cuccinelli’s butt
9. Rush Limbaugh lost a lot of cash

2. Ordinary Lobbying and Bullying
4. [get] iTunes to get rid of this really creepy app
8. Go Daddy stopped [advertising to their target-market]
10. Wendy Davis’ pro-choice fillibuster
11. Susan G. Komen reversed its decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood
17. BareMinerals stopped using [original ideas] to sell products
19. An ethics committee examined a judge [for not sticking to the law]
22. The ACLU is marrying five gay couples in states where same-sex marriage is illegal (see 19.)

3. Promotion of Censorship
18. Facebook was forced to take rape seriously
21. At the request of feminist activists, Twitter brought back the block button

12. Disney pulled t-shirts that assumed girls can’t be heroes
14. Harrods’ pulled sexist children’s books telling boys how to be “clever” and girls how to be “gorgeous”
16. Amazon stopped selling t-shirts

4. Advancing female-only interests and ignoring everyone else’s.
2. ‘SNL’ (finally) hired an African-American woman
7. A crowd-sourcing map now tracks sexual assaults in Syria
13. The president addressed the epidemic of sexual assaults on campuses
23. UN women revealed the alarming rate of sexism left in the world

5. er … so what?
5. GoldieBlox aired one of the first feminist ads in Super Bowl history
15. England’s 10£ note now features feminist hero Jane Austen
20. The fearless women behind Idle No More got indigenous issues on the map

Sigh.

These actions surely and truly will make the world a better place.
For some.
Perhaps.
Probably not.

I am so proud.