samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (❝I am surrounded by idiots❞)
WHUT.

Seriously, who bans dictionaries from school? Just because one kid looked up "oral sex"? Are we going backwards in progress here? It's the twentieth first century and it's America, for fuck's sake. He was going to find out what oral sex was with or without that dictionary. It's inevitable.

(Y'know, instead of complaining to the school district about how your child looked up a word in a dictionary, maybe a sex talk should be given instead? Waste the energy to something meaningful! I'd prefer for a kid to know what sex is and its purpose than being withheld the opportunity to take a dictionary and use it for help on his homework any time he or she needs it.)
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (FMA ▶ I turn your head into baseball!)
Why, yes, I've seen the Ask Amy article. Thank you, good ol' Chicago tribune!

Look, I do recognize that Ask Amy still acknowledged that the person who wrote the letter is, in fact, a victim. I got that part. What upset me in particular was this:

Were you a victim? Yes.

First, you were a victim of your own awful judgment. Getting drunk at a frat house is a hazardous choice for anyone to make because of the risk (some might say a likelihood) that you will engage in unwise or unwanted sexual contact.


I beg to differ: nobody is a victim of their own "awful judgment" when it comes to rape.

Women are raped no matter how they act, how they look or what they do. Sometimes they can't avoid it or stop it, no matter how well-behaved they are. I know a lot of people don't want to hear that, but it's true. This sort of victim blaming is usually why many rape victims don't speak out and seek help or justice. They're taught the wrong things. That if you get raped, then it's assumed that you were asking for it. That it's your fault. That it was your "awful judgment" that caused you to engage in unwanted sexual contact.

This line of thinking is dangerous. I can't think of a lighter term for it.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now ((disney) WHAT THE HELL)
I watched it. I watched the whole thing. What the hell did I just watch? I feel like I got trolled, but it's actually a real movie.

The only thing that makes it better is Nostalgic Critic's review of it.

(also why the fuck am i still awake.)
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ she is looking through me)
So, I just recently learned about this one.

Do not go to Amazon.com. I just typed in "homosexuality" in its search engine, and it gave me these bogus results.

To read up more about Amazonfail, go to this link to read more about it. If you want to go shop at places that aren't Amazon, simply go to this link of online bookstores and you're good to go.

Seriously, guys, I cannot stress this enough. Don't support Amazon.com if you feel that this is wrong. Even if you're not sure what the big deal is, at least try to understand what's going on and see if there's anything you can do about it.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ what you say)
oh god I know what Twisty Cats are now

D8
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ cursing)
It's about a week old, it might be old meme, but... ugh.

Rapelay virtual rape game banned by Amazon.

My overall feelings about this is:

1. Look, I know these sort of things happen in Japan every day, but what the flying fuck is this?! This isn't just disgusting, it's completely sexist and demeaning. The "lol it's Japan" excuse isn't funny to me anymore because the more I think about it, the more I realize it's been going on before this game. This is serious. This is the reason why feminism exists and why we need to talk about feminism in other countries. I'm not going to pretend that western culture doesn't have its share of problems, but I'm also not going to turn a blind eye to what's going on in another country.

I'm genuinely concerned about the women in Japan and why they don't have the same knee-jerk reaction to these sort of things, because this only seems to happen against women in anime, manga, hentai, and television shows, and countless others, and all of them encourage violent acts against women and the demeaning stereotypes about them. I hear about the weird shit that goes on in the country, but I almost never hear about the general negative reaction to it, if there's any at all.

Women, in general, around the world, need to take action against things like this or else it's going to continue and we're not going to make any progress towards gender equality. Men need to tag along with us, too.

2. I heard the game was over exaggerated and it's not as bad as the article makes it sound. The topic of rape is still there, though. Knowing that some of the details are exaggerated doesn't change how I feel about it or change what's wrong with it. It's still based on a topic that shouldn't have been a focus for a video game at all.

3. Now I realize why I was told to write about my vagina in my Women's Creative Performing Arts class. This makes my vagina feel like curling up in a ball and hiding from the world right now. :|

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