Vinita Terrace, like Ferguson, is a St. Louis suburb that has changed in recent decades from a predominantly white community to a predominantly black one. Albert Zadow, the village marshal at the time, was sitting in his patrol car across from the house that Fannie Simpson was showing to her client, according to the complaint. The court file said Zadow approached them and told Simpson he was writing her a ticket for illegally showing a house that had not yet passed an inspection, according to the complaint. When Simpson argued that the house had passed, Zadow allegedly said he would take her to jail if she didn’t take the ticket. When Simpson’s client complained, according to the complaint, Zadow stopped writing the ticket and put his hand on his gun. Simpson took the ticket. “Welcome to Vinita Terrace,” Zadow reportedly said, after handing Simpson the ticket and walking away. Simpson and her client filed a discrimination complaint with HUD, and the Justice Department sued. The village agreed to settle the lawsuit, paying $16,500 to Simpson and $20,000 to her client, who had decided not to make an offer on the house. That house was later sold to a white family.
On the evidence of the last few weeks, what we are seeing is the end of gamers, and the viciousness that accompanies the death of an identity. Due to fundamental shifts in the videogame audience, and a move towards progressive attitudes within more traditional areas of videogame culture, the gamer identity has been broken. It has nowhere to call home, and so it reaches out inarticulately at invented problems, such as bias and corruption, which are partly just ways of expressing confusion as to why things the traditional gamer does not understand are successful (that such confusion results in abject heartlessness is an indictment on the character of the male-focussed gamer culture to begin with).
This sounds like many, many groups making a lot of noise right now.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.
—Samuel Johnson (via annabananapajama)
That’s something I’ve tried to promote throughout my career, from the time I redesigned Silk Spectre II’s costume to include a garter belt and a zippered latex swimsuit to the time I made sure every heroine in Sucker Punch spent half the movie in lingerie. I am literally such a credit to the feminist movement.
DID SOMEBODY SAY FREE ART?
This blog is barely a month old and i’m already up to 85 followers, woo-hoo!
In celebration of this, i’m going to give away some art for free! I do have commission obligations, so it won’t be more than a doodle, but hey— you got it for free! (See that drawing? That’s the doodle example.)
- You must be following me (GATORGUTSART) to be eligible.
- Reblogging this post gets your name entered twice, but it isn’t necessary!
- Likes are rad, but do not count.
Giveaway ends July 31st, 2014 - 3 AM PDT (US) / 1 PM EET (EU)