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TNI Syllabus: Gaming and Feminism

The last couple weeks have seen a frenzy of organized misogynist harassment of female and feminist game producers, critics and commentators by self-identified “gamers.” Women in all fields face constant harassment just for having the audacity to appear online, let alone doing so to critique white supremacist patriarchy, and we do not want to imply in any way that game critics are alone in this. But because of the particular concentration and visibility of this current misogynist campaign, we wanted to highlight, in solidarity with feminist critics and thinkers everywhere, some of the wonderful, complicated and powerful work that has been done against, outside and in spite of gaming’s heteropatriarchal structures. The simplest, easiest thing we can do in the face of these attacks is to spread the work that has sent these gaming man-children into an apoplectic rage. Many of the thinkers and designers on this list disagree, even vociferously, with one another; this list is not meant to represent a singular viewpoint, nor to imply that feminism is in any way univocal. Nor is this by any means an exhaustive or comprehensive list. It is instead meant as a useful and evolving resource. If we’ve missed a game, blog or piece you love, please send them to Willie [at] TheNewInquiry.com. And thanks to everyone who helped compile this list–please see the bottom of the syllabus for a list of contributors.

The Making of Capitalist Patriarchy: Interview with Silvia Federici

Feminist Resources

farahjoon:

Edited to add the ones adornofurioso added to his reblog:

sanityscraps:

STOP ASSUMING FEMINISTS DON’T CARE ABOUT MEN WHO’VE BEEN ABUSED

YES ABUSE HAPPENS TO MEN

YES MEN AREN’T “ALLOWED” TO REPORT IT OR BE EMOTIONAL ABOUT IT

BUT THAT’S

BECAUSE

PATRIARCHY SAYS MEN ARE EMOTIONLESS, WOMEN ARE EMOTIONAL, AND EMOTION AND VICTIMHOOD ARE FEMININE WEAKNESSES

DON’T LIKE IT? SMASH IT WITH US.

JESUS. FUCKING. CHRIST.

"“My female boss is mean to me at work” is not the same thing as centuries of institutionalized, systemic discrimination. If “beautiful women can get whatever they want,” then why haven’t we elected one president yet? “Sexism against both genders is wrong” betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of what sexism is. Any individual of any gender can be prejudiced or discriminate on a face-to-face level, but only one gender faces the glass ceiling, the ongoing, legalized regulation of their bodies, the significant wage gap for doing the same type of work, the deeply-engrained and consistently reinforced stereotypes about their being less aggressive, less capable and less intelligent, and countless other obstacles."

- “Men’s Rights Activists” and the New Sexism | Opine Season (via lostbetweenthepages)

Fuck You, Men's Rights Activists

solitarysocialist:

Women’s safety > Your fucking feelings

"True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part."

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Lucy, When Worlds Collide: Fandom and Male Privilege. (via seaofbadstories)

Also the study where they had women and men talking in a discussion and when women spoke around 30% of the time, men perceived them as dominating the discussion. They didn’t consider it “equal” until something like 5-10% of women talking. (via dumbthingswhitepplsay)

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[Some Indian and “Western” commentators] have reduced India’s rape crisis to a cultural problem. Men, we are told – specifically, Indian men – are culturally lacking and barbaric. They have no concept of women’s rights or equality. They are born and bred to sexually assault and degrade women. This is a familiar phenomenon, and an outgrowth of colonialism. When horrible crimes happen, specifically to women, we reduce the culture, in this case, of about 1 billion people, to a gang-bang-enabling society of rapists. And of course, by blaming Indian culture specifically, Western sexism is brushed under the table. We arrive at Gayatri Spivak’s formula explaining the colonial exploitation of anti-woman violence in colonized societies: “white men saving brown women from brown men”.

The process of reducing brown men to savages has been all too familiar in recent years. We have seen Egyptian men reduced to “animals” and “beasts” by the New York Post because a mob high on a combination of stupidity and jubilation about Mubarak’s downfall brutally assaulted white reporter Lara Logan. We have seen a number of “native informants,” from Mona Eltahawaly to Hirsi Ali, tell us that Arab and Muslim men “hate” women. In typical colonial fashion, gender dynamics, including real crimes and acts of brutality, are reduced to “cultural” problems in which we can reduce entire societies to large gang-bang parties predicated on savage men who simply prey on women.

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- Amith Gupta - Orientalist Feminism Rears its Head in India via Jadaliyya (via mehreenkasana)

Marxist Economics

walterbasedjamin:

basedlibido:

basedlibido:

A Microeconomic Reconstruction of Marx’s Labour Market Theory

Instabilities in the Geography of Capitalist Production: Collective vs Individual Profit Maximization

Marx, the Declining Rate of Profit, and British Political Economy

Marx on the English Agricultural Revolution: Theory and Evidence

Marx, Communism, and Markets

Marx’s Falling Rate of Profit: A Dialectical View

On Marx’s Theory of Unemployment

Primitive Globalization? State and Locale in Neoliberal Global Engagement

Rates of Profit and Interregional Flows of Capital

The Rationality of Empowerment: Microcredit, Accumulation by Dispossession, and the Gendered Economy

Re-Structuring in U.S. Manufacturing: The Decline of Monopoly Capital

Ricardo and Marx

Struggles against Accumulation by Dispossession in Bolivia: The Political Economy of Natural Resource Contention

Wealth in People as Wealth in Knowledge: Accumulation and Composition in Equatorial Africa

Why is there Finance?

Gentrification of the City

Metabolism, Energy, and Entropy in Marx’s Critique of Political Economy

Replaced the old links and added a couple pdfs I thought were relevant.

You are the absolute best!!!