Melissa McEwan (via greaterthanlapsed) Yes, yes and yes. I keep saying things like this about game spaces but it applies to all public venues.

Telling women that they should merely abstain from reading and/or participating in YouTube threads—or other places online and offline plagued by unfettered misogyny—is akin to telling women their choices are to tolerate sexual harassment in order to participate in it, or segregate themselves and necessarily limit their opportunities in the public sphere. In addition to […]

Be Nice, Lady! Or Else…

When women complain about the conditions of our oppression, one of the common responses is to criticize us for not being polite enough. The argument offered every time is that if you were nicer, maybe more people will listen to you. Not only must we endure oppression, we are also supposed to kiss our oppressor’s […]