I’m a Christian, and even I can recognize how ridiculous it is for people to oppose gay marriage based on the grounds that “The Bible defines marriage as one man and one woman.” That’s simply not true.
If these are barbaric and no longer acceptable practices, then I think we can say that prejudice against queer people is also barbaric and no longer acceptable.
I’m tired of seeing debate on this. Prostitutes and sex workers of other kinds sell a service. If you purchase that service, you are a customer. If you, without consent, abuse their rights as a human, that is not tantamount to theft. It’s a human rights abuse. If you punch a boxer, you aren’t stealing their time as a professional to see their reaction. You are assaulting them, and the law will recognize this and punish you accordingly. Rape of prostitutes, however, is a much more serious and common abuse, and it is significantly less punished by law enforcement and societally regarded as a non-issue. I’m a martial artist. Compared to the average person, I am much more mentally prepared for the possibility of a physical attack. It is the milieu I immerse myself in. That doesn’t mean I want to be attacked, or that it would be ok to attack me, and no one would ever make that logical leap. Prostitutes, while also more mentally prepared for the very real possibility they may be raped, are no more deserving of rape than I am of being assaulted. A non-consensual assault against a person, regardless of profession or mental preparation for attack, is clearly still a human rights abuse and the equivalent of assault, not theft. Stop debating this shit.
cant you just turn the camera around or put a blanket over it.
still a mic though
and theres the chance that it might say something like “error kinect camera cannot function when obscured”
Videogame consoles are not supposed to spy on you.
Videogame consoles are not supposed to potentially rat you out to the government.
Videogame consoles are not supposed to arbitrarily decide who sees what’s on the screen and what’s not.
I have never told anyone not to buy a videogame console, but in this case, knowing what I know about the Xbox One, I am seriously imploring people not to buy this machine. The console will not be consumer-friendly, and between the above and an always-on internet connection, how do you know your hobby isn’t siphoning personal information to…well, who knows who?
Suffice it to say, the Xbox 360 will be my last Microsoft console. I don’t care how many more Halo games get churned out.
Adding this here from my videogame blog because it’s too important, and the potential for Microsoft to spy on us, then report findings to the government if asked…yeah, no.
Spread the word!
If you haven’t read George Orwell’s “1984”, do so.
Imagine the uproar if these kinds of pictures were shown in magazines all the time. But nobody bats a fucking eyelid when we do it to women. Everyone (men (white men)) would be up in arms about ~misandry~ and hypersexualization, but do these dudebro MRAs care that women are subjected to this type of imagery /reversed/ in our own magazines on every second goddamn page? Didn’t think so.
THAT is why these images showing the reversal is important. Dudes will cry “you won’t get people to join your cause if you respond to degradation of your gender by degrading another gender” - no, fuck you. We are sick of the constant hypersexualization, and one photoset relieving us of our plight that makes you uncomfortable is NOTHING compared to what we deal with everyday.
That reminds me so much of the uproar Marina and the Diamonds’ video to “How to be a Heartbreaker” caused. They didn’t want to show the video on American TV, because it a) apparently contained homosexual pictures (oh my God, guys showering in bathing trunks! TOGETHER!) and b) objectified men. It’s really funny how flipping the whole scantily clad women surrounding a guy around makes the audience feel awkward. And with funny I mean sexist and outrageous.