Ace of Cupcakes

Ace of Cupcakes

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share your story on sexism in gaming!

I’ve got a friend that wants to launch a non-profit org dedicated to educating on sexism in the gaming industry.

And, to start off with, they want to collect stories that women in gaming have about sexism, prejudice, or difficulties they’ve met because of their gender.

Stories collected will be anonymous (unless you request otherwise, I guess). Please reblog with your stories! (OR, if you’re uncomfortable reblogging, or want to be 100% anonymous, feel free to send me an ask or a submit and I’ll make sure they get passed along)

Thank you!

Filed under feminism gaming gamer girl gamer grrl women women in gaming women in STEM femreq feminist frequency anita sarkeesian

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thestolencaryatid:

passive aggressive family members

"guess i’ll never be a grandma"

"guess i’ll never be an aunt"

"guess i’ll never be able to dress a niece/nephew"

stop feeling so entitled to my hypothetical offspring. it is not yours. it is mine. i will grow it if i grow it. and it will be mine. not yours. i am not an incubator which grants you familial titles. jesus. go away. this “have a baby i can play with” thing is so impersonal and insensitive and annoying.

I think one of my anons may find this useful?

(via wugsandhugs)

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It’s like the model of bike protection. The truth is that if someone wants to steal your bike they can definitely do it and there’s not really anything you can do about that. So the trick is to put locks on, keep your bike indoors, all those things, so that your bike is harder to nick than the one stood next to it. Cos that’s all you can realistically aim for, at the end of the day.But when you apply the same to women, it gets very fucked up. Dress like this, don’t wear high heels so you can run, don’t go out alone at night, put all these locks on your bike /so that he rapes someone else instead of you/. And worse than that, it doesn’t even make sense! Because the people most likely to rape you, unlike the people most likely to steal your bike, are the people you /invite in/ to your home where your bike is safe and out of view. Or the people who already live there.
@LogopoliManc, on the subject of the new date-rape drug detection nail polish

Filed under rape rape cw rape tw victim blaming feminism feminist

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Anonymous asked: Hey, so I define as aromantic/asexual and I'm really tired of people telling me that I will "find the right one". But I also don't want to have an half-an-hour talk with every person about this.. Is there any way to get people to understand without giving them a full lecture but also that they don't think I have a phase where I'm just not interested "at the moment"

Honestly, you have to find something that works for you. My stock response is to roll my eyes and ignore them… but it’s not really a response that’ll make them “get” it.

And i s2g that I’ve seen a post with a list of sarcastic responses to this, but I can’t, for the life of me, find it.

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Anonymous asked: Your descriptions of different types of orientations/attractions were really helpful to me! Thank you for being open and willing to explain

So I’m glad you found my post helpful, BUT

I really feel like I need to address your last sentence. The one saying “Thank you for being open and willing to explain”

Yeah. Because it’s kind of annoying, and I get that phrasing a lot. So, I just want to remind anon (and anyone reading this) that people do not owe you an explanation. And we sure as hell don’t owe you an explanation that’s “polite”. I write these posts because I like to educate people, but I don’t always like to educate people. Don’t assume that I (or anyone else) is always going to be patient. We’re not.

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Anonymous asked: This may sound odd, but is it possible to be pansexual and asensual?

I’m sure it is!

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My favorite part of being a celibate asexual is when my friends try to explain sex stuff and allosexual stuff to me.
“Sexual attraction is like sensual attraction except times 1000”
“An orgasm is like a really intense feeling in your muscles down there, like they all get tight and it feels super good” “that’s supposed to feel good?”
Also going through the science world body exhibit with an allosexual guy was pretty funny.
“What’s rimming?” “UMMMMM…”

Filed under I now know what rimming is it's okay actuallyasexual actually asexual cw sex sex cw

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Anonymous asked: for the adjectives, I know a few aromantics who use "no romo" ;)

asexualadvice:

Ohmygosh I love that xD

-Becca/Southpaw

No allo is my fave