Winners Use Drugs

I don't really believe Winners Use Drugs. I just hate Nancy Reagan. All screen shots taken are my property unless otherwise reblogged or noted

neptunain:

obamacare BANNED all dog shampoo and now obama is in my home rubbing mud on my dog. he’s rubbing mud on my dog and laughing

overlypolitebisexual:

men like girls who “don’t know they are beautiful” because they are afraid that one day you will realise that you are the sun and the stars and he is nothing but a discarded plastic bag clogging up the ocean that you are

goddessrambles:

blackourstory:

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BLACK TULSA? IF NOT… WHY NOT?

This horrific incident has been well documented, everywhere: from YouTube videos of survivor interviews to PBS Lesson Plans for school teachers. Please do your Google diligence:

  • From May 30 to June 1, 1921, white citizens of Tulsa bombed burned and shot up the “Little Africa” section of Tulsa FOR 18 HOURS STRAIGHT
  • Why would they do that? That same old lame excuse, a Black man supposedly did something to a white woman. But the real reason was ECONOMIC JEALOUSY. Whites may have called it Little Africa derisively, but there is a reason that Black Tulsa is known as Black Wall Street
  • In addition to the 300 Blacks killed, and over 1,000 residential homes burned to the ground, also destroyed were:
  • The Mt. Zion Baptist Church and five other churches; the Gurley Hotel, Red Wing Hotel, and Midway Hotel; the Tulsa Star and Oklahoma Sun newspaper offices; Dunbar Elementary School; Osborne Monroe’s Roller-Skating Rink; the East End Feed Store; the Y.M.C.A. Cleaners; the Dreamland Theater; a drug store, barbershop, banquet hall, several grocery stores, dentists, lawyers, doctors, and realtors offices; a U.S. Post Office Substation, as well the all-black Frissell Memorial Hospital. All told, marauding gangs of savage whites destroyed 40-square-blocks of Black economic and entrepreneurial prosperity!

64 years after the first bombing of an American city was committed against the Black residents of Tulsa… the second bombing of an American city took place in Philadelphia when the city bombed the black members of the MOVE organization. (see the blackourstory archive for details). 

Isn’t it a shame that 76 after the bombing of Tulsa, when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City, most historically illiterate Americans - including American “journalists” - responded as if it were the first time such a horror had been visited on Oklahoma. If only we knew.

While there are many lessons to be drawn from this, a few questions that stick out to me are these:

  • If the answer to Black second-class treatment from whites in America is supposedly to become the ultimate American capitalists…the ‘model minorities’… how do you explain Tulsa 1921?
  • For those Black folk who think that the sole answer to Black people’s problems is simply more Blacks becoming business owners and more Blacks spending money with other Blacks… how did that work out for our people in Tulsa in ‘21?
  • Considering not only Tulsa, but Rosewood, Florida, and many other thriving all-Black towns that you may know of that all met the same fate at the hands of murderous, envious, lazy crackers… WHEN ARE WE GOING TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND TAKE SERIOUSLY THE IDEA THAT BLACK WEALTH (ESPECIALLY ALL-BLACK WEALTH) WILL NEED TO BE PROTECTED WITH PHYSICAL FORCE?

There is a reason that Marcus Garvey AND Elijah Muhammad had armies of trained Black men as a huge part of their organizations. Many of us Black folk took those great men as jokes, yet NO BLACK LEADERS SINCE THOSE TWO have reached the same heights of economic and ideological success and unity of Black people. 

Not only do we need to LEARN THIS HISTORY, we need to start taking these events men and movements MORE SERIOUSLY, and doing some CRITICAL HISTORICAL ANALYSIS if we are ever to stop being on the bottom rung of every metric in American life. Not just some casual or accidental reading of history; some CRITICAL. HISTORICAL. ANALYSIS.

We’ve had many examples before us, but were often too undisciplined or brainwashed or lazy to follow them. Shame on us. If even one-fourth of the people who claimed to love Brother Malcolm in his day had at least one-tenth of Malcolm’s discipline, he might not have needed to hire an FBI Agent named Gene Roberts whom he didn’t have time to scrutinize properly beforehand, because all the Black folks who gassed him up to leave the Nation of Islam and who joined Brother Malcolm’s MMI were too damned undisciplined and untrained IN ANYTHING USEFUL TO PROTECTING BLACK PEOPLE to even serve as proper security for him. Read it again, in context of this entire post, and let it marinate.

AMERICA NEEDS TO PAY US WHAT THEY OWE FOR ALL OF THIS TORTURE ROBBERY AND MURDER that they’ve visited on us since they brought our people here as captives and bred us for profit.

TULSA 1921 was real. PHILLY 1985 was real. Will it happen again?

EACH ONE. TEACH ONE!

appropriately-inappropriate:

hellomissmayhem:

gaywitchesforabortions:

tehbewilderness:

the-fly-agaric:

bajo-el-mar:

Reading about abusive men and the way they think. Very unsettling and an incredible book so far. Here are my very professional notes.

what book is this?

This is from “Why Does He DO That” by Lundy Bancroft.

I’m so glad I’m seeing more and more Lundy Bancroft quotes on my dash because this book CHANGES THE LIVES OF ABUSE VICTIMS.The programs run for rehabilitating abusive men through the courts? Bancroft DESIGNED THEM. His programs are replicated ALL OVER THE WORLD.He literally wrote THE book on abuser rehabilitation.

Here’s a link to a pdf copy. If you haven’t read this book yet, read this book.

Can we talk about how it seems like the entirety of the book is online on PDF, this making it accessible to anyone with an internet connection?
That is how we stop abuse.
We enable everyone to know what it looks like, so that when it happens, they can shut it down.

appropriately-inappropriate:

hellomissmayhem:

gaywitchesforabortions:

tehbewilderness:

the-fly-agaric:

bajo-el-mar:

Reading about abusive men and the way they think. Very unsettling and an incredible book so far. Here are my very professional notes.

what book is this?

This is from “Why Does He DO That” by Lundy Bancroft.

I’m so glad I’m seeing more and more Lundy Bancroft quotes on my dash because this book CHANGES THE LIVES OF ABUSE VICTIMS.

The programs run for rehabilitating abusive men through the courts? Bancroft DESIGNED THEM. His programs are replicated ALL OVER THE WORLD.
He literally wrote THE book on abuser rehabilitation.

Here’s a link to a pdf copy. If you haven’t read this book yet, read this book.

Can we talk about how it seems like the entirety of the book is online on PDF, this making it accessible to anyone with an internet connection?

That is how we stop abuse.

We enable everyone to know what it looks like, so that when it happens, they can shut it down.

earlgreymartini:

strelok-the-marked-one:

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

tits-in-a-toboggan:

I wasn’t aware that strong, sexually empowered women are in fact a demeaning social trope.
If you had ever played the games, or even mildly researched them, you’d know that Bayonetta is both highly sexualized for the benefit of the viewer AS WELL as being sexually empowered for herself. If you want to hate the former, you have to hate the latter, and that’s rather misogynistic, don’t you think?

Also, just gonna toss this out there: Bayonetta’s designer, Mari Shimazaki, has said that she designed Bayonetta as a power fantasy for herself and that Bayonetta’s personality and attitude is “what she aspires to be more like” because she wants to feel sexy for her own sake, not society’s and also she’s tired of women being both expected to and being shamed for trying to look beautiful. She simply wants to feel powerful, but also beautiful.



See thing is this shit is actually pretty complicated.
In the same way that we have to be mindful that games are designed by people (someone designed, scripted and coded all those scenes shown in Tropes Vs Women, whether you think they’re ‘cherry picked’ or not); we must also remember that multiple people work on a single title, and the politics of a game can come from many sources.
I LOVE Shimazaki’s work. You can tell that she works in a lot of love for high fashion as well as her own preferences of what it means to look cool, sexy and dangerous.
There are some very convincing readings of Bayonetta 1 that represent Bayonetta the character and the game’s plot as something feminist and empowering (you are, after all taking on a patriarchal cult using the very tools that were used to oppress you and your kind); but that reading requires death of the author to work.
Because (unfortunately, IMO), Hideki Kamiya is a thing. For all that Mari Shimazaki says, for all of the empowering academic readings you can find, Hideki Kamiya has pretty much never talked about Bayonetta as a character without mentioning how much of a sex object she is. That’s sex object, not like, sexual force of nature or anything.
Any designs or opinions Shimazaki has are filtered through Kamiya to appear in the end project. His opinions are almost literally final.
If you’ve looked through the Bayonetta 1 art book (It’s called The Eyes of Bayonetta, it has like, 50 pages of Shimazaki costume design and SMH if you’re a fan of this game and don’t have it), there is a notable discord between Shimazaki talking about her design decisions, and Kamiya talking about why he asked for certain design decisions.
There’s a particularly gross part where he talks about how he insisted that there be an alternate costume for Bayo that’s Japanese school gym clothes (y’know, those super anime short-shorts that real JP schools no longer have students wear because it’s too pedo), and roped the 3D modeller to make a whole bunch of renders of it for Kanmiya to wear on t-shirts.
The funny side of this being the 3D modeller also states in the book that he had to break model’s rigging to get Bayo into the poses Kamiya wanted. Escher Girls was right, yo.
Then there’s that whole thing where Kamiya in an interview said that the Vs Joy scene in Bayo 1 was there because he thought that women, even strangers, were inherently competitive against each other. Oh boy.
I REALLY like Bayonetta. It’s one of my favourite games ever. I wish I also had those glasses and gun heels. But it would be a bald-faced fucking lie to think that aesthetic design decisions aren’t heavily grounded in what gives straight dudes (or at least what gives Kamiya) a chubby.

I’ll also point out that the modeller for Bayonetta was also a super creep: http://platinumgames.com/2009/04/24/modeling-bayonetta/

earlgreymartini:

strelok-the-marked-one:

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

tits-in-a-toboggan:

I wasn’t aware that strong, sexually empowered women are in fact a demeaning social trope.

If you had ever played the games, or even mildly researched them, you’d know that Bayonetta is both highly sexualized for the benefit of the viewer AS WELL as being sexually empowered for herself. If you want to hate the former, you have to hate the latter, and that’s rather misogynistic, don’t you think?

Also, just gonna toss this out there: Bayonetta’s designer, Mari Shimazaki, has said that she designed Bayonetta as a power fantasy for herself and that Bayonetta’s personality and attitude is “what she aspires to be more like” because she wants to feel sexy for her own sake, not society’s and also she’s tired of women being both expected to and being shamed for trying to look beautiful. She simply wants to feel powerful, but also beautiful.

See thing is this shit is actually pretty complicated.

In the same way that we have to be mindful that games are designed by people (someone designed, scripted and coded all those scenes shown in Tropes Vs Women, whether you think they’re ‘cherry picked’ or not); we must also remember that multiple people work on a single title, and the politics of a game can come from many sources.

I LOVE Shimazaki’s work. You can tell that she works in a lot of love for high fashion as well as her own preferences of what it means to look cool, sexy and dangerous.

There are some very convincing readings of Bayonetta 1 that represent Bayonetta the character and the game’s plot as something feminist and empowering (you are, after all taking on a patriarchal cult using the very tools that were used to oppress you and your kind); but that reading requires death of the author to work.

Because (unfortunately, IMO), Hideki Kamiya is a thing. For all that Mari Shimazaki says, for all of the empowering academic readings you can find, Hideki Kamiya has pretty much never talked about Bayonetta as a character without mentioning how much of a sex object she is. That’s sex object, not like, sexual force of nature or anything.

Any designs or opinions Shimazaki has are filtered through Kamiya to appear in the end project. His opinions are almost literally final.

If you’ve looked through the Bayonetta 1 art book (It’s called The Eyes of Bayonetta, it has like, 50 pages of Shimazaki costume design and SMH if you’re a fan of this game and don’t have it), there is a notable discord between Shimazaki talking about her design decisions, and Kamiya talking about why he asked for certain design decisions.

There’s a particularly gross part where he talks about how he insisted that there be an alternate costume for Bayo that’s Japanese school gym clothes (y’know, those super anime short-shorts that real JP schools no longer have students wear because it’s too pedo), and roped the 3D modeller to make a whole bunch of renders of it for Kanmiya to wear on t-shirts.

The funny side of this being the 3D modeller also states in the book that he had to break model’s rigging to get Bayo into the poses Kamiya wanted. Escher Girls was right, yo.

Then there’s that whole thing where Kamiya in an interview said that the Vs Joy scene in Bayo 1 was there because he thought that women, even strangers, were inherently competitive against each other. Oh boy.

I REALLY like Bayonetta. It’s one of my favourite games ever. I wish I also had those glasses and gun heels. But it would be a bald-faced fucking lie to think that aesthetic design decisions aren’t heavily grounded in what gives straight dudes (or at least what gives Kamiya) a chubby.

I’ll also point out that the modeller for Bayonetta was also a super creep: http://platinumgames.com/2009/04/24/modeling-bayonetta/

caseymalone:

patrickklepek:

I logged into my Reddit account today, and found this gem. Try to hold your breath while reading what this individual has to say about video games, and see if you survive until this person finally gets around to calling a woman a whore.
(The information needed to identify this person is blocked out, as I often find it useful to share things without giving them the pleasure of credit for it.)

"I just want to know what games are coming out and what ones I should buy."

And to that I reply THEN GO LOOK AT SOME MAGAZINE ADS AND SOME GAMEPLAY VIDEOS AND LET US DO OUR FUCKIN JOBS

caseymalone:

patrickklepek:

I logged into my Reddit account today, and found this gem. Try to hold your breath while reading what this individual has to say about video games, and see if you survive until this person finally gets around to calling a woman a whore.

(The information needed to identify this person is blocked out, as I often find it useful to share things without giving them the pleasure of credit for it.)

"I just want to know what games are coming out and what ones I should buy."

And to that I reply THEN GO LOOK AT SOME MAGAZINE ADS AND SOME GAMEPLAY VIDEOS AND LET US DO OUR FUCKIN JOBS