The New York Times’ C.J. Chivers has an invigorating longform piece up today about the American and Iraqi soldiers who “repeatedly encountered, and at times were wounded by” ancient chemical weapons produced in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq War era, subsequently left hidden and moldering by…
President Barack Obama at the White House Correpondents’ Dinner.
OBAMA HAS TOTALLY STOPPED GIVING A FUCK AND IT’S THE GREATEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN
this shit was brutal
If he wasn’t the President he would make a killer stand-up comedian
I enjoy and agree with a lot of what she has to say and I have a lot of respect for her. There are very few people in the world willing to stand up and talk about the things that she does, for reasons obvious.
But people want to call her an extremist, when there are people threatening her life on a daily basis, threatening her friends and family, posing bomb threats to events she goes to. Like… that’s extremist. But saying the video game industry is sexist, and discussing why she thinks that way, and what people can do to fix it… those are her ideals. I haven’t once seen anything she has to say as threatening, or offensive, or cruel. Nothing that would warrant the sort of shit she has to deal with.
Regardless, whether or not I agree with some of the things she has to say, at least someone is fucking talking about it.
After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”
The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.
BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?
BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?
The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.
This. Is. Not. OK.
That comment on how videogames don’t cause school shootings?
Well, now. See that? That’s over 15 years work, of advocacy, ruined.
Everything gaming advocacy tried to assert, that videogames were art, that violence can be separated from the medium… all now rings hollow.
How does it feel to know that this may very well be #gamergate’s most lasting and bitter fruit?
IT SUCKS. IT FUCKING SUCKS. Gamergate is one of the single worst things to have happened to our hobby, simply put.
oh my god
As a person from California, this is 100% accurate
As a person from Michigan, this is 100% accurate
As a person from England I was so confused because I forgot you use the Fahrenheit system
50 degrees in England
100 degrees in England
I don’t know why I found the skeletons so funny, it’s almost like they’re dancing really sarcastically?
they’re british skeletons of course they’re dancing sarcastically.
This is fucking hilarious. I always assumed they had the camera strapped to them on a rig omg
I love how James Cameron is clearly having more fun than both of them
This will never stop being hilarious.
THIS IS PROBABLY WHY THEY’RE LAUGHING. NOT BECAUSE THEY’RE SPINNING AROUND LIKE FOOLS BUT BECAUSE JAMES CAMERON IS RUNNING AROUND THEM LIKE A FOOL.