It was my friend’s mom’s birthday yesterday. Both our moms are single parents and I started thinking about how strong they had to be for us. Then I started thinking about women of color in general. Being a PoC ain’t a walk in the park by itself, but add being a woman in a patriarchal society? Nahhh. I can’t imagine how hard it must be for women of color. AND THEN people have the nerve to call em out on being hard and growing a thick skin, telling them to smile and be happy n’ shit. Fuck outta here. Women that face all that bull and STILL manage to come out on top amaze me.
These thoughts inspired this piece. A black Wonder Woman.
“we have an obligation to speak out against it more often. it’s really not cool for us to just shrug our shoulders and say that’s just 4chan being 4chan.”
Fantastic video from J Smooth.
Anita Sarkeesian is a friend of Geekquality, and when our friends go under attack, we will be there to support them 100%. The bullshit that this group of dudes is pulling is horrendous and truly alarming. Furthermore, they’re actually proving Anita’s point.
Non-male identifying gamers, your time is coming. There’s been a shift, and these little trolls have felt it. They’re scared, and the funny thing is… they shouldn’t be. We don’t want to destroy them, we just want to be accepted into the community and have more variety in our game choices.
Anita - keep doin’ you. J Smooth - you too, man. Geekquality loves you both.
“If you need to show off your debating skills, and try and make fetch happen with the misandry thing, there’s plenty of other times for that.”
men that get it are my favorite thing. especially when they quote Mean Girls to show it.