The Rare and Ferocious Swamp Rabbit

Expat living in the UK. BPD, PCOS, A-OK.

Just another Tumblr Feminist/Social Justice Warrior. (I will respect your triggers and will post warnings just ask.)

WARNING: Sometimes I get angry and get into long-winded arguments. I don't believe in being cruel in call-outs to those within your own community, but if you're a racist/sexist/homophobe I believe you have lost the right to basic politeness.

gestapobaby:

therareandferociousswamprabbit:

gestapobaby:

gestapobaby:

therareandferociousswamprabbit:

gestapobaby:

trying to shut down gofundme is so stupid like

your guy has a gofundme that’s 60k behind the “bad” guy

what will even happen if you succeed

"HA! now nobody can donate money for mike brown!"

sure showed us :B

Yes,…

i mean im not terribly familiar with gofundme’s business model, but if it exists on this large of a scale, and they keep a certain amount of the proceeds, don’t you know how many legal analysts and attorneys they hired to make sure that NO legal loopholes could be found regarding their fundraisers? do you know how astronomically small the chances of some college kid on tumblr with very limited experience in law practice finding a loophole is?

Wiener kid, crowd-sourced projects get shut down all the damn time. Just last year a few hundred people got a fully funded PUA manual pulled because of the creepy “how to sexually coerce women’ content. 

You’re not terribly familiar with life, so I hope the view from the wrong side of life/history is a good one, cause that’s all you’re gonna be able to see from down in your crevice. (But I mean, why be right when you can hang out with 4chan dbags with disposable income?) 

well sure, think about all the terms of service agreements THAT project would violate, and i agree, that is lewd and inappropriate, but this isn’t that

they have a lot more disposable income than y’all, and can do a lot more than pepper whiny text posts with Sociology 101 buzzwords and screen cap the same email gofundme support has seen for the 5th time

at least they have the ability to organize efforts concisely enough to nominate a goal and not only achieve it, but surpass the expectations

so i heard from twitter that the boycott is in full session

lel

Lol that you mention the organisational efforts of a bunch of racists. Ever hear of the KKK? They were pretty good at getting organised too. 

And “us all” is who, exactly? People who care about social justice? Ya, maybe they’re busy, you know, actually doing stuff? Protesting, I think? While cops infringe on their human rights? You might not be familiar iffen you’re getting your new from the Chan and Fox. Which you prolly are. Cause you’re a racist.

Anyway, have super fun times with your rich, organised friends!

theleafcaught-inthestream:

fiftythreecrimes:

cubebreaker:

Thanks to the recent addition of their own 21x41ft pool, dogs at Lucky Puppy in Maybee, Michigan got to have their very own doggy pool party.

when I die this better be what heaven looks like tbh

HEAVEN

(via milkscab)

originalcsmith:

German fans stop bragging about that world cup. Its been nearly a week! World war one… world war two… ENOUGH SAID!

Jesus christ, YOU LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apartheid

vivyllons:

The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope

(via cwnerd12)

werewolfau:

At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.

remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record

(via futureabortiondoctor)

immigrantgirls:

i dont think some feminist artists have figured out that using a picture of the uterus to symbolize “grrrl power” is a microaggresion and excludes trans folk so let this be a public service announcement. 

(via stalinistqueens)

grapesodab:

ellaguro:

"so i’ll admit - when i first heard about Depression Quest, i had a pretty mixed reaction. i was glad to see a more visible game examining serious issues that come with a thing like depression, and i knew enough about Zoe to know that she’d been sincerely and openly struggling with it. she has, in fact, claimed that making the game saved her life. but i was also skeptical because i felt like it was taking some of the more abstract themes of lots of personal Twine games that were being made around the time and branding them in a more universal, surface, mainstream way. "depression" is such a broad cultural concept that originates from any number of sources - the idea that it remains this inherently abstract, alien idea that must be navigated through and corrected doesn’t let us deeper into the very real sources it usually stems from. the fact is, depression is unfortunately a pretty normalized way of life. we live in a world that heavily encourages people towards developing intense anxiety and mental illness. and so i felt like other games had looked more into the source of these issues from more interesting angles, but weren’t being recognized by the culture because they weren’t so aggressively marketed.

regardless of my misgivings, any situations that have since developed around this game have digressed so far beyond any of the game’s original intentions and shortcomings and into a strange, terrifying sort of cultural battleground. something about Zoe in particular - maybe that her game was all of a sudden ubiquitous, maybe that she was a woman who openly and unapologetically shared her image online, maybe that she seemed to be everywhere, triggered the killswitch in the greater consciousness of this reactionary gamer contingent. and as such, Zoe has become the scapegoat for every bit of internalized misogyny and misdirected rage these people felt. she appears to them an amorphous assemblage of everything that is viewed as wrong with women - manipulativeness, sluttiness, being an ‘attention-whore’. the idea of trusting the word of a frighteningly narcissistic ex who’s out to ruin her reputation is fine with them, because it meshes with their worldview. suddenly they have a convenient situation that explains away all their disillusionment and misgivings with themselves and game culture. suddenly it’s about all game culture at large and ethics in game journalism…

…one of the biggest sources of paranoia i took from reading through my first 4chan thread about this issue is that social justice activism will inevitably destroy communities like 4chan. these people feel so disempowered in their lives that they head to communities like 4chan or reddit to be able to feel some sort of empowerment, to act out on something, to feel part of something bigger. this is where the whole mythos of Anonymous comes from. that a lone person with a computer has a tremendous power to take down the shadowy elite. but in that act, there’s no accountability, and no moral code. anyone with the resources can mobilize people to target anyone they see fit. sometimes it attacks against the interests of power, but just as often it’s a conservative, reactionary anger that comes out of disillusionment and fear, and gets constantly externalized onto marginalized people, especially women and queer people.

they struggle to understand and adjust to a rapidly shifting cultural landscape, in and out of games, that’s moving away from traditionally catering to them and their empathy-deficient values into something more culturally sensitive and aware. and so they find simple explanations for these complex phenomena that fit within their bigoted worldviews - boogeymans of evil, manipulative and misleading women like Zoe Quinn or Anita Sarskeesian. they view themselves as anti-authority and anti-power, even as their actions are tremendously conservative and tremendously serving of the interests of power. they view social justice activism (and indie games) as a product of the rich, elitist, and entitled who is using their agenda to infiltrate into major media outlets and ignore the common gamer market as an audience. they look to “normal guy” personalities like JonTron or Totalbiscuit, or Penny Arcade - who don’t serve any kind of larger journalistic ethics aside from “being funny” - to reflect their perceived values and lifestyles. they employ the same logic that you see applied against LGBT and marginalized people that leaders in power in places like Iran or Russia do - social justice is a realm of Western entitlement and indulgences that are actively destroying the ways of lives of average, common people. they continually assert that these social justice issues don’t matter compared to large political or global conflicts, and use it to justify their behavior. because social justice is the not a “real” realm, but one of the entitled babies who don’t care about global issues, their bullying is justified and will come to no real consequence in the end. the internet is, then, a playground for them to angrily act out their own paranoia and insecurities onto.”

Is this fucking retard really trying to defend the most obvious case of nepotism we’ve ever seen in game “journalism”

ellaguro:

"so i’ll admit - when i first heard about Depression Quest, i had a pretty mixed reaction. i was glad to see a more visible game examining serious issues that come with a thing like depression, and i knew enough about Zoe to know that she’d been sincerely and openly struggling with it. she has, in fact, claimed that making the game saved her life. but i was also skeptical because i felt like it was taking some of the more abstract themes of lots of personal Twine games that were being made around the time and branding them in a more universal, surface, mainstream way. "depression" is such a broad cultural concept that originates from any number of sources - the idea that it remains this inherently abstract, alien idea that must be navigated through and corrected doesn’t let us deeper into the very real sources it usually stems from. the fact is, depression is unfortunately a pretty normalized way of life. we live in a world that heavily encourages people towards developing intense anxiety and mental illness. and so i felt like other games had looked more into the source of these issues from more interesting angles, but weren’t being recognized by the culture because they weren’t so aggressively marketed.

regardless of my misgivings, any situations that have since developed around this game have digressed so far beyond any of the game’s original intentions and shortcomings and into a strange, terrifying sort of cultural battleground. something about Zoe in particular - maybe that her game was all of a sudden ubiquitous, maybe that she was a woman who openly and unapologetically shared her image online, maybe that she seemed to be everywhere, triggered the killswitch in the greater consciousness of this reactionary gamer contingent. and as such, Zoe has become the scapegoat for every bit of internalized misogyny and misdirected rage these people felt. she appears to them an amorphous assemblage of everything that is viewed as wrong with women - manipulativeness, sluttiness, being an ‘attention-whore’. the idea of trusting the word of a frighteningly narcissistic ex who’s out to ruin her reputation is fine with them, because it meshes with their worldview. suddenly they have a convenient situation that explains away all their disillusionment and misgivings with themselves and game culture. suddenly it’s about all game culture at large and ethics in game journalism…

…one of the biggest sources of paranoia i took from reading through my first 4chan thread about this issue is that social justice activism will inevitably destroy communities like 4chan. these people feel so disempowered in their lives that they head to communities like 4chan or reddit to be able to feel some sort of empowerment, to act out on something, to feel part of something bigger. this is where the whole mythos of Anonymous comes from. that a lone person with a computer has a tremendous power to take down the shadowy elite. but in that act, there’s no accountability, and no moral code. anyone with the resources can mobilize people to target anyone they see fit. sometimes it attacks against the interests of power, but just as often it’s a conservative, reactionary anger that comes out of disillusionment and fear, and gets constantly externalized onto marginalized people, especially women and queer people.

they struggle to understand and adjust to a rapidly shifting cultural landscape, in and out of games, that’s moving away from traditionally catering to them and their empathy-deficient values into something more culturally sensitive and aware. and so they find simple explanations for these complex phenomena that fit within their bigoted worldviews - boogeymans of evil, manipulative and misleading women like Zoe Quinn or Anita Sarskeesian. they view themselves as anti-authority and anti-power, even as their actions are tremendously conservative and tremendously serving of the interests of power. they view social justice activism (and indie games) as a product of the rich, elitist, and entitled who is using their agenda to infiltrate into major media outlets and ignore the common gamer market as an audience. they look to “normal guy” personalities like JonTron or Totalbiscuit, or Penny Arcade - who don’t serve any kind of larger journalistic ethics aside from “being funny” - to reflect their perceived values and lifestyles. they employ the same logic that you see applied against LGBT and marginalized people that leaders in power in places like Iran or Russia do - social justice is a realm of Western entitlement and indulgences that are actively destroying the ways of lives of average, common people. they continually assert that these social justice issues don’t matter compared to large political or global conflicts, and use it to justify their behavior. because social justice is the not a “real” realm, but one of the entitled babies who don’t care about global issues, their bullying is justified and will come to no real consequence in the end. the internet is, then, a playground for them to angrily act out their own paranoia and insecurities onto.”

postracialcomments:

The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department

Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)

(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)

Residents knew it was BS. 

Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”

Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department

Do not let her story go ignored

(via muslimrave)

Asker dave-youfool Asks:
omg. I AM SORRY MISTER ALPACA.
therareandferociousswamprabbit therareandferociousswamprabbit Said:

Bow down to the poster alpaca for self-respect!

ask-an-mra-anything:

ask-an-mra-anything:

I’ve joked about it before, but here it is: the Official Strawman Jar Count.

So what is this all about? Well, let me tell you. Basically, Strawman is the new Fedora. If an “egalitarian”/MRA/anti-feminist etc., doesn’t like an argument, they will often throw out the word “Strawman”, regardless…

Got another one by someone who for some reason doesn’t like to reblog directly from me! I wonder why that is!

One a day so far, these guys are not letting me down.

Yes. Whenever I get that from now on I’m going to link to this post. It’s gonna be the MRA equivalent of sending grody PM lotharios to whiteguystexting.

wdya:

Someone with an IP address sourcing to the House of Representatives just edited the Orange Is the New Black Wikipedia page with the telling summary of “not a woman.”

That’s right, this Congressman edited out a sentence hailing the show for including “the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.”  What did he replace it with?  Hate speech.

The Congressman called Cox a “man pretending to be a woman,” and linked to an offensive article by National Review Online aptly titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman.”

The change has since been reversed and the IP address has been banned from editing Wikipedia for a month, but you can see the original edit he made in the link above.

The change was spotted by a Twitter bot which tweets out links any time a Congressional IP address edits Wikipedia.

Spread this like wildfire.

(articles on The A.V. Club, Yahoo, and NY Daily News)

Yo fuck that guy (I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it’s a dude given the amount of conservative women elected to office) and also, I love that bot. I follow the Canadian equivalent and it is FASCINATING to see what kind of stuff the government changes. Just the other day: nu-metal. 

(via thepageofhopes)