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Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home

ladyloveandjustice:

the comments on this are unreal “she needs to keep quiet about the death threats she recieves and not make the public”

because we really just want women to keep quiet about the crimes committed against them. Please don’t call attention to the fact misogyny is dangerous, ladies. Just shut up and don’t share the horrible things you are going through.

These people are insane! Her videos are so solid and valid. Her facts are on point and her info is credible. I really want her to know how much I admire her as a gamer and a writer.  She inspires me as all other women do to be inclusive and have well written well rounded characters. And this nonsense about stalking her and threatening her life and the lives of the ones she love is absolutely bullocks. Face the facts most games have sexist themes or use sexist tropes to further the story line. Just because she is a woman that expressed dislike for these tropes and shed light on them shattering your perception of reality as you knew it doesn’t give you the right to ever say such horrible, violent things about her or anyone else. She is very bright and never did she blatantly say she disliked or hated a game and even if she did it wouldn’t matter because that is her opinion and she is entitled to express that with out fear of persecution. You can go take a time out until you can get your shit sorted. Once you’re ready to share your opinions like an adult instead of psychic children with a thirst for human flesh you can rejoin us in reality.

Like she says

"It’s possible and even necessary to simultaneously  enjoy media while also being critical of it’s more problematic or pernicious aspects."

(Source: clockworkgate)

strugglingtobeheard:

atriptothemorg:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Six Facts About Harriet Tubman

1. Harriet Tubman’s birth name was Aramita (“Minty”) Ross. She was born enslaved in Maryland sometime in 1820.

2. Tubman escaped slavery with her brother, Ben and Harry, on September 17, 1849.

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3. Tubman is most famous for her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, in which she led escaped slaves to freedom. Estimates vary, but Tubman is said to have helped anywhere from dozens to hundreds of slaves reach freedom. She was once quoted as saying, “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

4. During the Civil War, Tubman worked for the Union army as a cook, nurse, and spy. She was also the first woman to lead an expedition in the war and guided the Combahee River Raid, which freed 700 slaves. Decades later, the raid would inspire a groundbreaking group of black feminists called the Combahee River Collective.

5. Tubman’s life has inspired countless works for art, including poemscomic books, and films.

6. This year marks that 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death. Maryland has a series of commemorative events

The last one really hits me. She had only been dead for 100 years. 100 years. Like, white folks are going on and on about how slavery has been over for hundreds and hundreds of years.

But here is an escaped slave who liberated countless others that only died ONE HUNDRED YEARS ago. This is not the ancient past. This is still living history.

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