relaxable asked
Hi Ben! Concerning Anita Sarkeesian, I feel really conflicted. I mean, the evidence is clear - concerning her screencap of "death threats", that twitter page, account and screenshot are all fabricated and it is so obvious. Why is the person logged out? Why is there nothing indicated in the search bar? The person has no picture, and those tweets are said person's only tweets - why? 12 seconds since the most recent tweet after the screenshot? It's scripted. It's clear that she made the account.

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I am not always logged into twitter. You can view an account while logged out. My guess is that she saw the tweets on her phone and went to the nearest computer to get a screenshot. 

She went to the account’s url directly. Nothing needs to be in the search bar for that. 

Like this. 

http://i.imgur.com/ixCxltL.png

The person clearly created a throwaway account so they could harass her. They didn’t bother uploading an avatar so it went to the default twitter avatar. Usually these accounts are created using a IP address proxy so they cannot be tracked. 

Since they created the account for that singular purpose, that is why those are the only tweets. 

Clearly the person was writing all of this in a rant like state. Publishing them one after the other. It is totally within the realm of possibility that she took a screenshot in the middle of the rant, explaining the 12 second tweet. 

I’ve actually had attacks very similar to this. Where someone creates an account just to threaten and harass me.

I’ve analyzed the image she posted, compared it with what twitter looks like when logged out, and there is no manipulation. 

The only way it could be faked is if she created the account herself and screencapped the results. 

I find that highly unlikely because I have personally seen hundreds of comments, tweets, and messages of harassment and threats directed at her. Basically go into any comment thread where her videos are discussed.

She doesn’t need to fabricate these things. She has plenty of authentic samples to choose from. I can’t even imagine what her email inbox looks like. 

The part that makes it scary is that the person had her address. 

Whoever told you this did some very shoddy detective work. In my personal opinion, all of the evidence shows that it is authentic. Especially since it closely mirrors harassment I have received in the past.

I’m also a little disturbed how willing people are to blame the victim. Studies have shown that “false victimhood” is actually very rare and it is prudent to always give the person the benefit of the doubt. What if this was a real threat, the police were like, “I don’t believe you” and then something happened to her. 

Be very careful with things like this. Victim blaming can have serious consequences you may not be aware of. 

And “debunks” like this, where someone says “oh the page is clearly faked for xyz reasons,” are almost always a calculated lie. Sure, not everyone will believe you, but a LOT of people will be inclined to believe you no matter how shoddy your proof, and a lot of people will be impressed by the confidence with which you announce “it’s a fake!”

For every actual logical rebuttal like Frogman’s, there are probably ten more people who see this “proof” and become convinced Sarkeesian is lying about the whole - despite the PLETHORA of publicly visible evidence that there are people who are willing to threaten her.

If you spread the lie that Sarkeesian is faking her harassment, you are complicit in that harassment. You are aiding her harassers. Stop it.

also the moon landing was faked and obama was born in kenya

Kind of telling how many people accuse every single woman who’s been harassed and doxxed recently as having “faked it” and “done it to themselves”. 

It’s the go-to defense for folks.

It’s the socially semi-acceptable way of saying “she asked for it,” and “she brought it on her own head.”  She was too loud, she had too many opinions, she dared to exist in public; threats of violence and gendered slurs are just what she deserves.

It’s sick and it’s upsetting and it’s why so many of us spend so much time off-balance and frantically trying to find the reset button on this fucked-up social model.

Seriously. We have a dude on the Paizo forums who, after I did an interview that touched on dealing with harassment, was flat-out all, “You’re lying.”

Every. single. time. we. talk. about. it.

We’ve got more than one of ‘em over there >.>

But, it’s still a better forum than anywhere else on the net because of you folks, so thanks for that.

I honestly just can’t wrap my head around the knee-jerk reaction to folks calling other people liars over this stuff, as if they had some insight into your life that you don’t. Is it fear and denial? Or do they honestly just not see it?

No one’s life should be threatened. I want to make that clear. Sarkeesian is a scumbag trying to utilize feminism for financial gains, but that NEVER means she should fear for her safety or her family’s safety. People who deny she gets death threats are trolls at best. She is a scam artist, but she is STILL a human being who has not done anything warranting such violence.

It’s really gross and derailing when folks have to attach that goddamn caveat whenever they talk about the threats she receives.

At the end of the day, death threats are fucked up and completely uncalled for. You are right.

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I love my First Lady

Can you please tell her to tell her husband to stop killing muslims? Thanks

literally all she does is try to make the country “healthy” by giving students shitty school lunches like please do something else and help your husband fix the economy! *goes awf*

Imma need y’all to learn how the United States Government works. You don’t have to like her or the president but learn that they do not makes the decisions, they really do not have very much power, the president does not have the power to just snap his fingers and make shit happen or change things. You have to have 2/3 vote from congress to take a shit, let alone do anything having to do with government. The entire government was set up to make sure that exact thing could never happen, that is why there are 3 branches and that little thing called checks and balances.

In fact let me just break this down for y’all right here. 

  • President has 2 OFFICIAL jobs, Commander and Chief of the Armed Forces, but he only controls a limited amount of the funding for those troops (enough for 90 to 120 days) to engage these troops in combat. He CANNOT just declare war. only congress can declare war. The second, Accountant over the Federal Budget. 
  • He also is responsible for creating and balancing the national budget, but everything has to be approved by congress with a 2/3 vote. 
  • He signs bills into law, can veto them as well, however congress can override his veto. 
  • He assigns judges to the Supreme court, with the senates approval. 
  • He assigns foreign ambassadors, with the senates approval. 
  • he creates his own cabinet for people to research into areas that he might not have the time to, these are the only people who do not have to get approval from senate
  • congress is made up of 535 people (100 senators 435 HoR) for any of them to come to 1 agreement has only happened once in the history of this country, and that was to go into WWII, and even that the house voted 434 to one (1st woman house of Representative she was from Maine too, she voted against WW1 and 2)  and the judicial branch can call anything unconstitutional and kill it as well. 

and if you think i’m lying you can literally google this shit in 2 seconds. 

That tea is delicious

SAY THAT SHIT AGAIN! 

I would love for people to remember this when they want to start blaming the president. Any president, though not all of them have had good ideas.

lemme get in here a sec.

The President needs a 2/3 vote in Congress to get practically anything done, right? Well currently, the 133th US Congress is split with 53 Democratic senators and 45 Republican senators and 201 Democratic representatives and 234 Republican representatives. That makes a pretty even split between the two major political parties. Ever since President Obama was elected into office, the Republicans have voted down every piece of legislation he’s attempted to pass, in an effort to pin him as the worst president in American history, so that they can go back to their white-washed elitist lives and keep all their hoarded money from the people. The President has been doing everything he can to change things, but he cannot do that without the approval of Congress. Remember that week-long shutdown we had? Yeah, that was because the Republicans weren’t getting exactly their way with the budget, so they decided to shut down the whole goddamn government until they got their way. The United States Government relies on compromise and agreement between the two parties, and we’re seriously lacking right now in that department.

So if you want to blame someone for our country’s issues, blame the goddamn Republicans for acting like tantrum-throwing two year olds.

I have been fucking explaining this to people for forever.  I’m fucking tired of people blaming Obama for shit when the man is doing everything he can to help the country, and is literally being shut down and dragged through the mud to look bad when it’s not his fault at all

Thanks, Congress.

….I wonder how much you realize that much of who we are comes from the wisdom, passed down for thousands of years, within our DNA.

I’m in sexual need of a Sableye Friend Safari! Hook a brother up!

so are we going to pretend that he ain’t did part of the run the world choreography?

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I’m not too late for the cute lil ghosts, right?

Of course you have to drag it and be amazed

THIS IS THE BEST ONE YET

THESE DRAG GHOSTS GIVE ME LIFE

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I’m not too late for the cute lil ghosts, right?

Of course you have to drag it and be amazed

THIS IS THE BEST ONE YET

THESE DRAG GHOSTS GIVE ME LIFE

Sometimes I feel like I have this power
Like I see the paths of relationships
No joke
I feel it in my bones
Two people come together
They force a union
I see through their false connection
Why do they do it?
Neither are happy
Both want out
But they stay
Flirting with the idea of other people
While bound by some imaginary tether
Can no one else see it?

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Nicki Minaj - Anaconda [StikShift Trap Remix]

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Wallace and Winona’s ORAS art

What the fuck kind of andrew christian ass pants is Wallace wearing? Wallace is my favorite gay in Pokemon.