Caygua Way

An exploration about life from a six way stop intersection in Santa Cruz.

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I’m not scared of desperately uncool cultural reactionaries like Jack Thompson or anti-witchcraft Harry Potter burners. I’m scared of the people who do hold cultural power, who have the loud voice, who are, in fact, the cool kids, but think they’re embattled underdogs. I’m scared of the people who think that because disco was “taking over music” they had the right to “fight back” bullying and attacking disco performers and fans.

I’m scared of people who look at someone like Zoe Quinn, an individual who makes free indie games, or Anita Sarkeesian, an individual who makes free YouTube videos, and honestly think that these women are a powerful “corrupt” force taking away the freedom of the vast mob of angry young male gamers and the billion-dollar industry that endlessly caters to them, and that working to shut them up and drive them out somehow constitutes justice. The dominant demographic voice in some given fandom or scene feeling attacked by an influx of new, different fans and rallying the troops against “oppression” in reaction is not at all unique. It happens everywhere, all the time.

But let’s be honest: It’s usually guys doing it. Our various “culture wars” tend to boil down to one specific culture war, the one about men wanting to feel like Real Men and lashing out at the women who won’t let them. Whenever men feel like masculinity is under attack, men get dangerous. Because that’s exactly what masculinity teaches you to do, what masculinity is about. Defending yourself with disproportionate force against any loss of power? That’s what masculinity is.
Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage - The Daily Beast (via brutereason)

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Tickets

Family has 10 season tickets to Giants game.  Brother fucks up and promises a few to many to people - but Giants peeps help out - and we were able to buy two more tickets - and those two were closer to the bar so I am taking them!  Yeah! 

Go Giants!

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lincecumownsmyheart:

San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey (28) during their game against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball’s NL Division Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (Photo: Nhat V. Meyer )

lincecumownsmyheart:

San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey (28) during their game against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball’s NL Division Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (Photo: Nhat V. Meyer )