felspar replied to your photo “My makeup from @geekchiccosmetics finally came! So excite! #nerdmakeup…”

I’ve lusted after their eyeshadows from afar for ages! I’m curious to see how you like them. :D

I splurged over the fourth when they had that massive sale. I’m excited to see how it works out!

inkedblot replied to your photo “My makeup from @geekchiccosmetics finally came! So excite! #nerdmakeup…”

Ahh! I love their make-up! I use it in a lot of my more extreme looks, it’s got great staying power, especially if you use it wet.

I’ll try that out! Thank you! <3

My makeup from @geekchiccosmetics finally came! So excite! #nerdmakeup #yay #makeup #itsgeekchic

My makeup from @geekchiccosmetics finally came! So excite! #nerdmakeup #yay #makeup #itsgeekchic

Hell yeah, Wednesday. #instagram #marvelcomics

Hell yeah, Wednesday. #instagram #marvelcomics

How I feel about everything today. #instagram #harrypotter #officespace

How I feel about everything today. #instagram #harrypotter #officespace

Halleloo! #instagram #guardiansofthegalaxy #gotg

Halleloo! #instagram #guardiansofthegalaxy #gotg

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry



This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

This such a truthful and positive perspective from Felicia about an issue that I’m hugely passionate about and work daily to counteract, the vitriolic and unacceptable nature of online commenting, especially toward underrepresented and silenced communities. She has harnessed such a mature perspective on these issues, and I’ve learned a lot from following her work.

Please check out the linked Polygon article for a thoughtful piece that demonstrates some specific case studies without getting defensive or lashing out. Think about how you, men and women, might be contributing to these problems without thinking.



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