A particularly insightful article by a blogger here got me to thinking quite a lot lately. More importantly it got me to writing and the subsequent post has ended up serving as my introduction in returning to blogging with my partner here.
I’ve had the good fortune of being a cis gendered male born into a wealthy western country. Even though I began life in one of the poorest corners of that nation, I count myself fortunate in many ways. Read more
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Trigger Warning – Mental Illness/Rape
People have difficulty understanding when others have trouble with something that they think they have experienced. Two of the most prominent examples that I can think of are rape, and depression.
With depression, people think they understand because they’ve felt upset at times. Everyone has felt helpless, or sad, or blue. They think that because it was easy for them to stop feeling those things, that those who are depressed are just weak for not doing the same.
Telling women what to wear under the guise of being against female objectification is not a positive action. There has been a lot of discussion over the past few years about the role of ‘booth babes’ and ‘sexy’ cosplayers, their treatment by fans, and how game expos can help.
One way that does not help is to make it ‘illegal’ to attend in sexy attire. One way that certainly does not help is to send home paid employees whose companies asked them to attend in sexy attire.
The other night I went over to a friend’s place and was introduced to someone new. It turns out that we had worked for the same company, and he mentioned the owner’s name. I said he was a sweet man, and he asked if I was joking, saying the man had no heart. I said I found him to be excellent and that he spoiled me for Christmas when I worked there.
Trigger warning for discussion of sex work.
There was a thread earlier on Literotica talking about prostitution, why it was illegal, and what that meant. Someone said the problem was that some women didn’t have a choice but to sleep with people for food to feed their family.
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, societal problems
, Trigger warning
I’ve been so busy this past few weeks. My writing partner has damaged his wrists, so we’ve been taking the time to do things-not-on-computer. Not to mention I’ve been trying to haul ass editing… 4 or 5 different things to publish.
As well, I did a guest post at Ms Behaved on Relationships and the Success and Beauty myths in heterosexual relationships, so go check that out!
Onto the awesome roundup! There was a lot of stuff I found this week!
Tags: blog roundup
, geek culture
, indie publishing
, video games
As some of you know, my partner and I are working on a rather large work of fiction set to start releasing today, February 1st, 2012 at The Keep (/end self plug!) It’s set in a custom made world with entirely new races, situations, economies, cultures, the whole shebang.
I’ve been feeling really good about it, about the lore and the story, about the characters, but walking back to work from my lunch today, I realized something.
So far, we have very few human characters, but of those that we do have, less than half could be considered non-Caucasian.