I just noticed that Jarvis has his own stocking. Tony Stark hangs up a stocking for Jarvis at Christmas. And there are at least two extra stockings up there so Tony totally gives his bots stockings too.
I think the important part is that the stocking for Jarvis is completely different from the others. It’s loud and silly looking and the name is written in what looks to be a child’s handwriting.
That’s the stocking Tony made Jarvis, the real human Jarvis, when he was young.
Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content
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 is infuriating. Where do these haters get this idea? If they’re so offended by female players and female creators and female writers, perhaps they should found their own hater wank universe, where they’ll be happy. Surely it should be sinking through their brain-swamps that women aren’t going away.
They are cowards. Gutless, whining playground bullies who still think that girls have cooties, who have never learned to share their toys, who yap at the ears of their betters without one whit of understanding what it is like to live in their shoes. Forced to live as women for so much as a week, they would wet their pants and whine for their daddies, only to find themselves thrust away by their father-phalluses, dismissed for the crime of being a guuuuurrrrl. Heckled on the street, fondled on the bus, ignored in a meeting, they would collapse, unable to find the courage women have to find to get through a work week. Why? Because they never learned courage in their own forms. They thought it came with their dicks.
Oh, dear. I was away for a moment. I’m back now.
Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards.
With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications…
"I am a woman and when I think, I must speak."
Shoehorning, incidentally, was late ’30s slang for what Bucky and Steve would have ostensibly gotten into together if you know what I mean. (You don’t know what I mean that was a lie everything I say is…
Buffalo pucky. They were doin’ it like monkeys.