“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
Captain America 2: The Winter Solider came out today. I enjoyed the hell out of that movie, and the ending segments that Marvel loves to do at the end of the films definitely had me eager to see Age of Ultron and other future Cap movies.
But people have different opinions. Some didn’t like how characters were revealed to be created for the movie alone, or how other characters were more or less renamed and recreated to avoid legal trouble with other film productions. This is a SPOILER-FREE rant. More under the cut.
Had my first 50 point game tonight against Thragosh. I got beaten 1 cp to 0 due to dice down (store closing). My Purification Mauler and two units of warders were just… wow. They destroyed so much. Mulg basically was 12 points worth of a bulls eye and didn’t get to do much of anything other than just move up and eat two Angelius to the face. Armor piercing is just wrong. It would have been a very close game had we not gone to dice down. I think next time I leave Mulg at home and spend the points on another mauler and a night troll.
ya’ll remember the whole petition about net neutrality? yeah. it’s dead.
We’re really, really fucking this up.
But we can fix it, I swear. We just have to start telling each other the truth. Not the doublespeak bullshit of regulators and lobbyists, but the actual truth. Once we have the truth, we have the power — the power to demand better not only from our government, but from the companies that serve us as well. “This is a political fight,” says Craig Aaron, president of the advocacy group Free Press. “When the internet speaks with a unified voice politicians rip their hair out.”
please please PLEASE HELP RESTORE THE INTERNET!! THE WAR IS ONLY STARTING BUT WE CAN DO THIS. WE ARE THE INTERNET. WE CAN WIN!
Oh for God’s sakes, take the two seconds to sign the damn thing. Every single one of you knows that if you didn’t have the same level of Internet access that you have right now, you would lose your mind. Think about how much time you spend on here. Think about what you do. You’ve gotten used to being able to communicate with people who are hundreds or thousands of miles away from you. You’ve gotten used to doing your coursework online and e-mailing your professors and applying for jobs and ordering food and arguing about Sailor Moon. You need to try and save it.
you can also help by signal boosting this post and signing it also.
a very very good thing you can do that would benefit would to either call or email this man right here shown in the picture above, telling him to restore net neutrality. telling him to help make the internet for the people, and not for the companies to control.
thank you for taking time out of your day to help this!!!
Net neutrality isn’t something we can just sleep on. Now is the time to raise our voices and be heard.