"oh my god, you’re seriously going to pay college kids $15 an hour to flip burgers? get a real job!"

scenicroutes:

a real job? you mean, like, an internship at the white house?

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okay, well what about the national democratic party?

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what about interning at the united nations?

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wow damn it’s almost like our economy functions on stealing labour from hardworking young people, regardless of whether their jobs are “real” or not



First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

this is the most important thing right now.
Anonymous: Why did you think that LR had bad female representation? I've never played more than two hours of the game but wasn't it mainly about Lightning?

well, just because the game has a main female character doesn’t mean it is good representation! look at hyperdimension neptunia, ffx-2 and metroid other m. they may have female characters but that doesn’t mean they aren’t sexualized or part of a sexist narrative

lightning returns literally reduced lightning to a dress up doll. she had “no emotions” and gameplay was based around dressing her up in outfits that were often very sexualized. her development was kind of nullified and she became kind of bland. the worst part though was the overarching story which had some pretty gross undertones (“submit yourself to me” and “i’m gonna eat you nyan” to name a few) and the advertisement of the game leading up to that was just horribly sexist so yeah. it could be worse but it’s still pretty bad

spicyroll:

callingouthaters:

I’ve seen this gif being thrown around a lot, and virtually misses the point in many ways.
Depictions of women dressing sexually in fiction =/= a woman’s choice to dress sexily.  One is a construct of a person’s imagination, the other is a female choosing to dress up because that’s what she wants to do.
The former can be an issue depending on what context it goes under, like was it a male designer or developer or publisher’s choice to put a video game character in sexy clothing even though she’s supposed to be a straight-laced warrior?  And what of games that have dramatic moments with a sexily dressed female that are supposed to be serious yet play much to the male gaze?  Does the player have a choice in the matter?  They’re playing someone else’s vision, and the player does not always have a choice in the matter which a woman is dressed.  Too often it feels like the limitation is that to be a female protagonist in gaming, you have to look sexy and play to a male lens.  So what issue is it to demand more variety of female protagonists that aren’t just solely sexily dressed?  It’s not oppressing developers, to ask “can we please have more diversity in our female characters?”
A woman who decides to dress sexily can be very much in control of her body, what she wants to wear.  There might be a chance that her intention can be to attract guys but it would be her choice, not usually something forced upon her by some a bunch people.  Ultimately it depends on the woman under a context she dresses sexily, but I speak on the principle: people who shame a lady for dressing sexily whilst she thinks there is too many women dressed sexily in gaming is essentially ad hominem, attacking a person rather than actually addressing the issue they are talking about.
Having said that women also have a choice to support women dressing sexily in games, and I won’t shame them for it.  And Bayonetta was a character designed by a female.  I try to make it a point to not generalize, and I really wish that happened more with a lot of debate going on right now.

Well said!