It shouldn’t depress me as much as it does, but I’m somehow always more disappointed when people who share my n
ame do stupid things. Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem stepped up this week to talk about feminism and how it relates to Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton. Which is something that needs to be said, for all that Senator Bernie Sanders the sort of guy who practices what he preaches, he also has the benefit of being able to do so. Because he is a white man, he has privileges others don’t.
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Fear of being wrong is one of the main factors that prevents people from being even halfway decent allies, they’re just so overwhelmed with the fact that they may be called out for not being perfect that they don’t even bother to help their fellow humans. I will freely admit that being an ally – to any group – is tough because it forces you to examine your own privilege. You are an Ally because you are a member of the privileged class who has decided to stand up for the marginalized. That means that you benefit from privilege. Even if you are a member of one marginalized group, no person exists in a vacuum. I’m an asexual, disabled woman and yeah the last part is hard for me to admit, but I’m also white and from an affluent family which makes me pretty damn privileged despite the non-hetero, disabled portion of my existence. I benefit from “benevolent sexism” all the damn time because of my whiteness and cisgendered-ness. Just because benevolent sexism is also sexist behavior, that doesn’t mean I don’t benefit from it.
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Magic: Duels Origins debuted last week for iOS and has come to Steam and Xbox One, which is great news for everyone who tried to play Duels on their phone and realized that the screen was too small to even be remotely useful. Read the rest at BleedingCool.
Tinybuild’s Divided By Sheep is a Steam and iOS game that has you solving complicated math problems by flinging sheep from one island to another, and then finally onto a raft. Its a pretty fun puzzle game, with rather cutesy art and is insanely addictive. Read the rest at BleedingCool.
Last week, Night Light Interactive and LOOT Interactive’s Whispering Willows got a console release on the PS4 and PS Vita. While the game has been available for PC on Steam since 2014, the console re-release should at least see some updates but still has spelling and grammar errors. For a game that relays story almost entirely through text, having spelling errors on a re-release is kind of a shot in the foot. Honestly, they couldn’t even run the script through spell-check? Read the rest at BleedingCool.