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Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home

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maxeth:

Leaked Azir Login Screen Theme from PBE

So we’re Sandstorm-rolling people now? This is a thing?

Because it’s going to make the entire internet feel like an Anime Con rave in 2004.

Hey look, it’s every artist I’ve ever met.

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New UnCONventional: Working Together

New UnCONventional: Working Together

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cannibalcoalition:

shelby-melissa:

cannibalcoalition:

shelby-melissa:

layofthewitch:

…can I magically charge an object by soaking it in tea???

(And should I spell it “magic” or “magick” because I’ve seen both and I’m confused as to whether there is some significance to the spelling?)

1. I don’t see why not! Just be careful what you put in tea, some objects may corrode or dissolve, and please don’t drink the tea afterwards as a safety precaution.

2. You can spell it either way. Magick, I believe, was the preferred method of spelling by Crowley, (was it Crowley?) to distinguish his magic from slight-of-hand magic. Half of the community spells it one way, the other half spells it the other way. Sometimes it is a sore area. But personally, I don’t think it really matters.

I think I remember the K representing something in Kabbalistic numerology, but I’m also prone to misremembering things. 

lol. Me too. Hence the side bar in there.

Was Crowley into that kind of stuff at one point?

Pretty much the majority of Thelemic stuff is based off of Kabballah. I’m certain that the K became an accepted spelling because of Crowley. 

it may have started with Thelemic stuff, but for the most part “magick” got popular because most of us neopagans are a bunch of pretentious asses.

I know I was at one point.

Mulaney is probably one of the more milder comics out there today. If you are offended by his personal observation regarding how his female friends do not get along after he introduced them to each other, which is obviously your right, then I would just advise you not to listen to most comedians in general.

Anonymous

cannibalcoalition:

traegorn:

1. Just because someone is less sexist than other people, doesn’t mean the person isn’t sexist.  It’s like saying “Don’t hate the guy who goes around punching people, because there are people who go around stabbing people!”  Not really a defense.

2. I actually am fully aware of the full spectrum of stand up, as I watch quite a bit of it.

3. He made a general statement claiming women could not work together.  That’s the offensive bit. Seriously. The specific part supposedly from his life was used as an introduction to a broader joke.  The depiction and description of women in that particular part of his routine falls into negative stereotypes which he then uses to make a blanket statement about women as a whole.  It’s so completely textbook, that I don’t know why you’re having a hard time with this.

4. Why are you sending me asks? Why do you care so much about what I think about some random hack comic who happened to get a sitcom? You are way more wound up about my opinion of John Mulaney than anyone should be.

He can make the statement that “women can’t’ work together,” painting all women with broad brush, and yet if I were to say “men are lazy” I’d get bombarded with people telling me what amounts to ‘NOT ALL MEN!!!!!’

And while I was looking for the exact quote, I came across this piece of trash via Yahoo Answers. He is saying the exact same shit that other people are, over and over and over again. That women can’t work together. That we shouldn’t work together. 

People have been saying this since women entered the workforce not even a full century ago. They have been saying it for as long as they possibly could because everything we do has to be regulated. Since there are laws in place now allowing us to work, they can’t just say ‘no we’re not hiring women.’ They make up untruths to make us seem like harpies and prevent us from staying there long.

And you know what? If you tell a lie enough times it eventually comes true. Women can be very competitive in the workplace. You know why that is? Because we have to work at least twice as hard to get the same pay, the same treatment, and the same respect as any man. So yeah, we’re going to see other women as competition. We’re going to see every person as competition. 

We are our own worst enemies. It isn’t just in the workplace. Most of the media out there tells us that we should be fighting over men, over clothes, perfume, makeup, everything. Because men are workers and women are consumers. We’ve been conditioned this way, to hate each other and ourselves, because you know who hates the competition more than women?

Entitled men. 

They hate it so much that they started a rumor that we can’t work together so we’ll never even try. Squashed us before we could even get started. 

Anecdote: When I first started working at my current hotel job, we had a female manager, female sales manager, only 2/6 of our front desk staff were male, and all the kitchen and housekeeping staff was female. These were good times. I was not competing for anything. I was content with my job. We all got along and worked together as a team. 

Our sales manager got promoted. Our manager got moved to a different hotel. Now every salaried worker at our hotel is male and the place is going to shit because these guys are lazy as fuck and don’t listen. Yeah, I’ve had some problems with female co-workers, but no more than I have the male co-workers.There is in fact only one male co-worker that I can get along with anymore and its because he cleans up their messes when no one else will. 

So if you’re going to tell me that women can’t work together, I’m going to come right back and say that men

don’t

work. 

Because if John Mulaney can repeat the same harmful shit and be justified by an experience he had, then I’m justified in the experiences I’ve had. Because the majority of men that I’ve worked with would rather play on their iphones and call in sick than do what they’re being paid to do. Because pawning responsibility onto someone else is just way easier than doing it right the first time. 

So yeah. Actually, I am offended when people paint women with a broad brush because I’ve had these harmful words jammed down my throat for as long as I’ve been alive and instead of standing up and saying ‘I resent that’ I’m just programmed and expected to nod and say ‘its funny because its true.’ But tell a man that they’re lazy and you’re expected to defend your community with ‘not all men.’ 

Lee, as usual, is on point.

You misunderstand. Im not defending John. Im saying your opinion is yours & it is fine. Not sure why you continue to explain what's wrong with the bit? You tagged your post as Mulaney, not antiMulaney, allowing all who track it to see. Same as the response which I see bc of the tag again. Usually it means a poster wants to engage. I just came to say if you're offended by a joke(which im obviously not) maybe don't listen instead of saying he must die since there are more offensive things to fight

Anonymous

1. I tag things with what they’re about. Period. That is literally what tags are for. I don’t care about John Mulaney enough to be “antiMulaney.” The whole “don’t tag criticism” thing is a very dumb idea.

2. I made a hyperbolic comment with the “must die” quote. It was obviously an expression of my irritation. And again, just because there are larger injustices in the world, doesn’t mean one should ignore the smaller ones too.

3. Since I don’t have cable and watch most of my TV on Hulu Plus, I LITERALLY CANNOT AVOID IT RIGHT NOW.

4. Go away.

Mulaney is probably one of the more milder comics out there today. If you are offended by his personal observation regarding how his female friends do not get along after he introduced them to each other, which is obviously your right, then I would just advise you not to listen to most comedians in general.

Anonymous

1. Just because someone is less sexist than other people, doesn’t mean the person isn’t sexist.  It’s like saying “Don’t hate the guy who goes around punching people, because there are people who go around stabbing people!”  Not really a defense.

2. I actually am fully aware of the full spectrum of stand up, as I watch quite a bit of it.

3. He made a general statement claiming women could not work together.  That’s the offensive bit. Seriously. The specific part supposedly from his life was used as an introduction to a broader joke.  The depiction and description of women in that particular part of his routine falls into negative stereotypes which he then uses to make a blanket statement about women as a whole.  It’s so completely textbook, that I don’t know why you’re having a hard time with this.

4. Why are you sending me asks? Why do you care so much about what I think about some random hack comic who happened to get a sitcom? You are way more wound up about my opinion of John Mulaney than anyone should be.

The Mulaney joke is out of context and poorly edited by fox please listen to the full joke in his stand up special New in Town

Anonymous

Yeah, no. You’ve got to dig pretty deep to find any context where that joke isn’t problematic. And since none of the rest of his jokes in the ads were actually funny, I have no desire to find out.

Edit: I went and watched the original context… There was literally no difference. The context changed NOTHING.

An excellent article on the Convention Generation Gap