skysquids:

my life is a lot better than it used to be.  more vibrant and joyful.  with all that’s been going on, i just needed to draw something that reminds me of that joy.  <3

skysquids:

my life is a lot better than it used to be.  more vibrant and joyful.  with all that’s been going on, i just needed to draw something that reminds me of that joy.  <3

(via aliensnipe)

adhoption:

river-b:

motherfuckinoedipus:

abnels:

memeguy-com:

You win this round cheese

actually that is a rectangle cheese

[oxford comma laughing in the distance]

[vocative comma wondering what oxford comma thinks it’s doing here]

I already reblogged this for the pun but I’m reblogging again for the sick punctuation banter

adhoption:

river-b:

motherfuckinoedipus:

abnels:

memeguy-com:

You win this round cheese

actually that is a rectangle cheese

[oxford comma laughing in the distance]

[vocative comma wondering what oxford comma thinks it’s doing here]

I already reblogged this for the pun but I’m reblogging again for the sick punctuation banter

(via the-treble)

the-treble:

apriorsectorinternalsecurity:

the-treble:

the-treble:

Somebody help me tell the difference between understanding and respecting somebody’s neuroatypical behavior and enabling shittiness?

I’m not trying to be an asshole, I swear. This is a cry for help.

I don’t know, but I guess I’d look for how often they repeat the behavior after you ask them to stop.

You can’t ask them to stop because they’ll burst into tears, scream “YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND!” and then run out of the room.

I’m out of my depth here. I don’t know what to say beyond sorry and I really wish I could help.

the-treble:

the-treble:

Somebody help me tell the difference between understanding and respecting somebody’s neuroatypical behavior and enabling shittiness?

I’m not trying to be an asshole, I swear. This is a cry for help.

I don’t know, but I guess I’d look for how often they repeat the behavior after you ask them to stop.

wolfie1991:

Beneath the cut is a rant bout Frozen, Anna and how some of the interpretations of her actions and character that I’ve seen floating about kinda really bother me.

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I don’t have the literary background, but on a meta-textual level, it feels like the writers kinda punish Anna for wanting things. She wants to find true love but Hans is Hans. She wants to reconnect with her sister and it almost kills her. Especially in the context of the song Fixer-upper,(which I find distasteful in the extreme) it feels like Anna is pushed around by the story and is set up in such a way that other people know what’s best for her, which is kinda problematic.

Anyway to mitigate any hard feelings here’s Anna looking cute

(via frozest)

mimicryisnotmastery:

time didn’t even revise the results

they didn’t change the numbers

they left it clear that laverne cox was on top

and then they just straight up excluded laverne from their Influential 100 list because they felt like it. 

i don’t need an explanation from them. i don’t need to understand their motives because fuck them.

(via theroguefeminist)

Reblog if you dont shave your legs everyday.

frozest:

my-herbal-journey:

I just want everyone to see how unrealistic some expectations are.

The stubs aren’t even long enough the next day for the razor to catch like wut who does this

The FCC just sold out the Internet

amydentata:

Net neutrality is officially dead, thanks to the FCC. Blogs such as yours, mine, and even more high-profile producers that lack the budgets of media conglomerates may get pushed out. Just as Citizens United silences the voices of those with less money, so too does the end of net neutrality.

Expect protest, online and elsewhere.

castellankurze:

anon sums up why the ending to ‘Legion’ sucks.

castellankurze:

anon sums up why the ending to ‘Legion’ sucks.

asofterheresy:

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asofterheresy:

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(via ivorytowerblr)

cats-n-lesbians:

Reblog if you are the gay sibling

(via theroguefeminist)

"Sociologists use the term “androcentrism” to refer to a new kind of sexism, one that replaces the favoring of men over women with the favoring of masculinity over femininity. According to the rules of androcentrism, men and women alike are rewarded, but only insofar as they are masculine (e.g., they play sports, drink whiskey, and are lawyers or surgeons w00t!). Meanwhile, men are punished for doing femininity and women… well, women are required to do femininity and simultaneously punished for it."

Androcentrism: It’s Okay to Be a Boy, but Being a Girl… » Sociological Images

I think the ‘women are required to do femininity and simultaneously punished for it’ bit sums up 90% of sexism in one sentence.

(via keelansean)

i don’t really agree women are rewarded for being masculine though

women are not rewarded if they wear butch clothes, get a masculine hair cut, or have masculine mannerisms - and since when are women rewarded for entering male dominated fields? how is constant sexual harassment and exclusion and discrimination a reward? studies have shown women face extreme levels of misogyny and bullying in male-dominated fields

even when it comes to be assertive, aggressive, etc women often get punished for that - only in some contexts will that help you

(via theroguefeminist)

(via theroguefeminist)

lauriehalseanderson:

i-come-by-it-honestly:

John Scalzi gets it.

"Nip that crap in the bud, gentlemen. You can do it."

Please reblog 50 million times, then print out and hand it to every guy you know.

(via rhrealitycheck)

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief."

Franz Kafka (via writingquotes)

(via sisterofsilence)

Playing with privilege: the invisible benefits of gaming while male

radicalbytes:

I wrote an article attempting to identify some of the unearned benefits and privileges my fellow male gamers and I are afforded simply by virtue of being male. Please check out the full article in context over on Polygon.

  1. I can choose to remain completely oblivious, or indifferent to the harassment that many women face in gaming spaces.
  2. I am never told that video games or the surrounding culture is not intended for me because I am male.
  3. I can publicly post my username, gamertag or contact information online without having to fear being stalked or sexually harassed because of my gender.
  4. I will never be asked to “prove my gaming cred” simply because of my gender.
  5. If I enthusiastically express my fondness for video games no one will automatically assume I’m faking my interest just to “get attention” from other gamers.
  6. I can look at practically any gaming review site, show, blog or magazine and see the voices of people of my own gender widely represented.
  7. When I go to a gaming event or convention, I can be relatively certain that I won’t be harassed, groped, propositioned or catcalled by total strangers.
  8. I will never be asked or expected to speak for all other gamers who share my gender.
  9. I can be sure that my gaming performance (good or bad) won’t be attributed to or reflect on my gender as a whole.
  10. My gaming ability, attitude, feelings or capability will never be called into question based on unrelated natural biological functions.
  11. I can be relatively sure my thoughts about video games won’t be dismissed or attacked based solely on my tone of voice, even if I speak in an aggressive, obnoxious, crude or flippant manner.
  12. I can openly say that my favorite games are casual, odd, non-violent, artistic, or cute without fear that my opinions will reinforce a stereotype that “men are not real gamers.”
  13. When purchasing most major video games in a store, chances are I will not be asked if (or assumed to be) buying it for a wife, daughter or girlfriend.
  14. The vast majority of game studios, past and present, have been led and populated primarily by people of my own gender and as such most of their products have been specifically designed to cater to my demographic.
  15. I can walk into any gaming store and see images of my gender widely represented as powerful heroes, villains and non-playable characters alike.
  16. I will almost always have the option to play a character of my gender, as most protagonists or heroes will be male by default.
  17. I do not have to carefully navigate my engagement with online communities or gaming spaces in order to avoid or mitigate the possibility of being harassed because of my gender.
  18. I probably never think about hiding my real-life gender online through my gamer-name, my avatar choice, or by muting voice-chat, out of fear of harassment resulting from my being male.
  19. When I enter an online game, I can be relatively sure I won’t be attacked or harassed when and if my real-life gender is made public
  20. If I am trash-talked or verbally berated while playing online, it will not be because I am male nor will my gender be invoked as an insult.
  21. While playing online with people I don’t know I won’t be interrogated about the size and shape of my real-life body parts, nor will I be pressured to share intimate details about my sex life for the pleasure of other players.
  22. Complete strangers generally do not send me unsolicited images of their genitalia or demand to see me naked on the basis of being a male gamer.
  23. In multiplayer games I can be pretty sure that conversations between other players will not focus on speculation about my “attractiveness” or “sexual availability” in real-life.
  24. If I choose to point out sexism in gaming, my observations will not be seen as self-serving, and will therefore be perceived as more credible and worthy of respect than those of my female counterparts, even if they are saying the exact same thing.
  25. Because it was created by a straight white male, this checklist will likely be taken more seriously than if it had been written by virtually any female gamer.

(via femfreq)