«That’s what she gets» Young German woman beaten to death for standing up against sexual harassment"> «That’s what she gets» Young German woman beaten to death for standing up against sexual harassment">

«That’s what she gets» Young German woman beaten to death for standing up against sexual harassment

Today, a young woman in Germany died because she stood up and stepped in when someone else was being harassed.

Tuğçe Albayrak, who would’ve been 23 years old exactly today, noticed two women being pestered by some young guys when she went to a burger joint a couple of days ago. Due to her, two other women and three men interfering, the harassment stopped. When she left the joint, the disgruntled harassers were waiting for her and her friends – a verbal fight ensued, during which Tuğçe was severely beaten to the head, which caused her to drop and slam her head to the ground. The injuries she sustained ultimately led to her cerebral death. Continue Reading

Anita Sarkeesian, Tim Colwill «Please leave this website» An editor-in-chief's good riddance to gaming misogyny"> «Please leave this website» An editor-in-chief's good riddance to gaming misogyny">

«Please leave this website» An editor-in-chief's good riddance to gaming misogyny

This crap just keeps going. People who proudly call themselves “gamers” everywhere have been harassing and trying to exclude women for the last ten years, citing every pathetic excuse in the book from a “feminist agenda” to “gamer culture is under attack”. It’s disgusting and it’s awful, and it doesn’t even make sense. What are these people even afraid of?

Tim Colwill is pissed. The editor-in-chief of video game news site games.on.net recently posted a website addressing the latest outrage over feminism in video games. But what happened? Let’s travel back a little. Continue Reading

The Big Bad F-Word A Beginner's «Guy-de» to (real) Feminism"> The Big Bad F-Word A Beginner's «Guy-de» to (real) Feminism">

The Big Bad F-Word A Beginner's «Guy-de» to (real) Feminism

For the major part of my 28 years, I simply didn’t give a shit about feminism. I felt that every human being is equal, of course, and I knew that in some parts our blue planet, women suffer considerable hardships as opposed to (and imposed by) men. Yet the very few times when I was actually confronted with topics surround female rights, I usually reacted quite ignorantly – something along the lines of «women have made huge steps in the last couple of decades – yet they’re still whining?» and «I get that being a woman in, say, Islamist countries is hard and unfair, but our women here have it awesome – why do they complain?» My point is that I did not experience specifically negative feelings toward feminists (and I thought only women could actually be feminists), I just didn’t care.

This changed a little while ago. Continue Reading