fr33lance:

Alt-text from XKCD: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”

fr33lance:

Alt-text from XKCD: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”

(via nightshade-victorian)

10 Essential Things Zora Neale Hurston Said

thechanelmuse:

Zora Neale Hurston is the literary gift that keeps giving. Arguably one the best writers of her time, of any time, she is remembered commonly as one of the preeminent writers of the Harlem Renaissance. She has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker and Toni Cade Bambara. She was a founder of FIRE!! magazine in 1926.

Hurston was almost lost to time, however. That is until author Alice Walker went looking for her grave and subsequently revived Hurston in the public imagination through her 1975 essay for Ms. magazine, “In Search of Zora Neale Hurston.” 

There is still so much, however, unknown about the life behind Hurston’s powerful voice. Most of what we know comes from her autobiography “Dust Tracks on a Road” and her semi-autobiographical master novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” From those works, Hurston has left us with powerful commentary on life. Here are a few of my favorites quotes.

1. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”

2. “If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”

3. “I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. I do not belong to the sobbing school of Negrohood who hold that nature somehow has given them a lowdown dirty deal and whose feelings are all hurt about it. Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, I have seen that the world is to the strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less. No, I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”

4. “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

5. “If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.”

6. “Those that don’t got it, can’t show it. Those that got it, can’t hide it.”

7. “It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.”

8. “Gods always behave like the people who make them.”

9. “Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.”

10. “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the same horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.”

Source

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highkingofskyrim asked: favorite female character/model from the warhammer/40k universe? (mine's shadowsun)

warhammermotivation:

sisterofsilence:

warhammermotivation:

I think so far it’s gotta be Saint Sabbat in all her forms throughout the Gaunt’s Ghosts novels. And the female sergeant.. Criid I think her name is. She’s great, reminds me of Ripley from Aliens, super bad ass woman who doesn’t sacrifice her femininity and motherly aspects. That’s an amazing series with great female characters.

The Emperor protects.

-John

Ooooh, can I play, too?

Lotara Sarrin. Because badass Captain of the Conqueror and gutsy enough to tell Angron ‘that’s a dumb plan’, too.

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Oh hell yes!

I have so many, but I’ll just say Miriya is the only Sister of Battle to have a novel(in her case, two) dedicated to her, and while I think she should have been written by a woman(because she is a bit male-character-with-boobs), she is still very near and dear to my heart. 

But in terms of characters either Saint Mina because if someone tries to kill me I want to die the way she did, taking as many of my attackers with me as possible, or Saint Arabella the Liberator because I’m a fucking massive nerd and I get the feeling we’d bond over that. 

Basically any/all members of the Sisterhood.

White supremacy wins again: Melissa Harris Perry and the racial false equivalence

peaceshannon:

the whole article is worth a read and MHP was/is/will always be the best.

(via musingsofanawkwardblackgirl)

mephetranthedeceiver40k:

awakenthetomb:

warhammer-fan-art:

Submitted by http://warboss-dakka-gaijin.tumblr.com/
"not sure where i found this, but since you’re on the subject…"
Oh man, that is so fucking awesome! :)))))))

Mexicrons

Oley

mephetranthedeceiver40k:

awakenthetomb:

warhammer-fan-art:

Submitted by http://warboss-dakka-gaijin.tumblr.com/

"not sure where i found this, but since you’re on the subject…"

Oh man, that is so fucking awesome! :)))))))

Mexicrons

Oley

(via the-faithful-guardsman)

amydentata:

rumplestiltsqueer:

baeddelflower:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Are you fucking kidding me, TIME Magazine?

this is an article written by someone from the AEI lol time isnt even trying to hide how much it loves capitalism & liberalism

"hysteria" really now?

The word choice of “hysteria” alone speaks volumes as to the “thinking” that went into this article.

amydentata:

rumplestiltsqueer:

baeddelflower:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Are you fucking kidding me, TIME Magazine?

this is an article written by someone from the AEI lol time isnt even trying to hide how much it loves capitalism & liberalism

"hysteria" really now?

The word choice of “hysteria” alone speaks volumes as to the “thinking” that went into this article.

amydentata:

h-azmat:

thehidingcat:

stupidmiiverseposts:

There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.

I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.

Except that 5 out of a group of 20 is 25%, so it’s still even lower than the average where men start thinking that the majority is women. Which isn’t all that surprising given that video gaming is sort of a haven for misogynists.

It need not be exactly 33%, that was just the number arrived at in one study. The greater point is that men perceive something to be “women dominated” before we’ve even hit equality—the 50/50 mark. This kind of whining from men that has no rational basis is something I like to call manthematics. It’s like mathematics, only everything is skewed because male egos.

Yeah if I recall correctly 17%+ and it seems like there’s an equal representation of women. Total Manthematic bullshit.

freedominwickedness:

hyenaboy:

Yes, being in a female dominated field, I do know what it means to be marginalized. “

oh

my

god

omg

oh my fucking god

The really ugly part is they’ve actually done multiple sociological studies on this, and guess what the result is? Men in female-dominated fields aren’t marginalized at all; they get special treatment and are fast-tracked to the top, getting more credit for their work, faster promotions, and greater pay and benefits than their female colleagues.

Here’s one study. Here’s another. And another.

Click here to support Help me pay for my surgery! by Lily Grace

scrittegoddess:

literallyporrimmaryam:

literallyporrimmaryam:

check it out i set up a gofundme

guys i put rewards up on it

reblog this please or donate if u can

Donated, highly recommended.

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kateoplis:

As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.

Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading.”

Nobody Lives Here

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

dear friends, here is a brief psa

westerosbaptistchurch:

things that do not make you a man:

  • genital configuration

things that do make you a man:

  • inability to slay the witch-king of angmar

(via doctorofdragons)

disneymusictime:

m3at-dagg3r:

elleandtheoubliette:

vixianna:

yamino:

heckyeahelsanna:

headcanonsforelsanna:

sandwichesandsideburns:

I love how Hans is all subtle and Anna just CRASHES into him.

Does Anna even know how strong she is? I mean, she hit a wolf away with a lute. She just batted it away like it was nothing. And then she punches Hans flying off a boat. He arches. Arches.AND LET’S NOT FORGET SHE JUST ACCIDENTALLY THROWS A BUST FAR AWAY LIKE IT’S NOTHING. HOW STRONG IS THIS GIRL?

People also forget that she pulled kristoff up a cliff and pulled a tree down to hit marshmallow in the face… this girl

Anna born with superstrength and her while life her parents just told her she was clumsy and ordinary.  They didn’t want to deal with another weird superpowered daughter.

Headcanon accepted! Anna has super strength and Elsa has Ice Powers. They’d make a great crime fighti- wait…haven’t we seen that before?


HEADCANON DEFINITELY ACCEPTED NOW

Strength? Ice? SIBLINGS? Guys, you’re missing a thing:



Do you wanna throw the Mjolniiiiir? Or cross the Bifrost to Midgaaard?

disneymusictime:

m3at-dagg3r:

elleandtheoubliette:

vixianna:

yamino:

heckyeahelsanna:

headcanonsforelsanna:

sandwichesandsideburns:

I love how Hans is all subtle and Anna just CRASHES into him.

Does Anna even know how strong she is? I mean, she hit a wolf away with a lute. She just batted it away like it was nothing. And then she punches Hans flying off a boat. He archesArches.AND LET’S NOT FORGET SHE JUST ACCIDENTALLY THROWS A BUST FAR AWAY LIKE IT’S NOTHING. HOW STRONG IS THIS GIRL?

People also forget that she pulled kristoff up a cliff and pulled a tree down to hit marshmallow in the face… this girl

Anna born with superstrength and her while life her parents just told her she was clumsy and ordinary.  They didn’t want to deal with another weird superpowered daughter.

Headcanon accepted! Anna has super strength and Elsa has Ice Powers. They’d make a great crime fighti- wait…haven’t we seen that before?

HEADCANON DEFINITELY ACCEPTED NOW

Strength? Ice? SIBLINGS? Guys, you’re missing a thing:

image

image

Do you wanna throw the Mjolniiiiir? Or cross the Bifrost to Midgaaard?

(Source: duchessstacey, via dailylifeofadisneyfreak)

iguanamouth:

ugh i want to get really uncomfortably rich and then just. go around and anonymously donate huge amounts of money to people for things like HEY youre trying to move away from your abusive parents?? BAM 10 thousand mystery dollars oh whats that your dog needs surgery?? BAM paid for hey you cant afford to go to that con with your friends?? BAM better get your cosplay ready you fucking nerd

(via cyanine)

equalgaming:

sisterofsilence:

doomhamster:

kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
So what do we do about it?
This.
READ MORE

This is important.

"…the deviation, the invading body, the cancer." "We won’t stop attacking."
Bring it ON, little boy. But be aware this cancer is metastatic, and it’s fucking lethal.

And as the article says, the plot of the entire toxic debacle, is so:
'All this happened because a woman didn't like a comic book cover that a man did.'
And if that doesn’t make it all seem like purile antics to you, I don’t know what will convince you that this behaviour only serves to make you look like a screaming manchild. You may not have noticed, but women comprise half of our species: we’re not going anywhere and the days you could depend on your possession of a penis to shut us up are most definitely over.
PS. equalgaming you might be interested in this article, if you didn’t see it yet!

Truth: I get some awful messages like this. I get called names, threatened, talked down too, shouted at, cat-called ect. at games, stores, cons and anywhere else I’m hanging out with other players. 
Some of the people that do this are people that I normally would consider “friends”. But for some reason you start talking about “nerdy things” like gaming, sci-fi, comics ect. they get defensive and turn against you. Why do they do this? As a co-worker of mine put it “Men like me who play games see it as a time to relax and hang out with the boys. They think that you are trying to take that away from them so they fight back like misogynistic rabid animals. If more women are around or if things start changing to include more women then they’ll lose their guy time.”
Here is the thing, if men want to be with other men and have fun in an exclusively male place then I am totally ok with that. But it shouldn’t effect anyone else, at all, ever. Do stuff at home with your friends and if they aren’t in the same city, use skype or ventrillo. If a sudden influx of men decided to start getting mani-pedis or blowouts at the salon and women started threatening those men or harassing them, my message would be the same to the women using those places and activities for “girl time”. 
A lot of the male gamers I am exposed too on a regular basis normally act 1 of 2 ways. Like I am some magical creature that can’t possibly exist in real life so I get worshiped and hit on constantly to see if I can be captured. Or I am the worst thing imaginable, a woman that is trying to infiltrate the brotherhood and cannot be controlled so I am hated but still objectified. Neither of these groups see me as a person, I am not a human being to them and that is the real crux of the issue. That these people are so wrapped up in trying to keep their safe place that they dehumanize others, attack people who aren’t like them, who they find threatening just to keep what they have for a little while longer.
Sometimes when I call people out on the improper use of the word rape or the use of girl as an insult, I get looked at like they didn’t expect me to say something. “People feel like they have to watch what they say around you Trish.” is something a partner of mine told me. You know what? They shouldn’t say that shit in the first place and if gaming is the last “safe haven” for sexism I am never going to be quiet, I am never going to let that shit go and you will always hear me calling you out on it. You can threaten me, you can call me names, you can treat me like dirt but at the end of the day, I can look in the mirror and be proud of who I am and what I stand for.
The Emperor Protects!

equalgaming:

sisterofsilence:

doomhamster:

kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

READ MORE

This is important.

"…the deviation, the invading body, the cancer." "We won’t stop attacking."

Bring it ON, little boy. But be aware this cancer is metastatic, and it’s fucking lethal.

And as the article says, the plot of the entire toxic debacle, is so:

'All this happened because a woman didn't like a comic book cover that a man did.'

And if that doesn’t make it all seem like purile antics to you, I don’t know what will convince you that this behaviour only serves to make you look like a screaming manchild. You may not have noticed, but women comprise half of our species: we’re not going anywhere and the days you could depend on your possession of a penis to shut us up are most definitely over.

PS. equalgaming you might be interested in this article, if you didn’t see it yet!

Truth: I get some awful messages like this. I get called names, threatened, talked down too, shouted at, cat-called ect. at games, stores, cons and anywhere else I’m hanging out with other players. 

Some of the people that do this are people that I normally would consider “friends”. But for some reason you start talking about “nerdy things” like gaming, sci-fi, comics ect. they get defensive and turn against you. Why do they do this? As a co-worker of mine put it “Men like me who play games see it as a time to relax and hang out with the boys. They think that you are trying to take that away from them so they fight back like misogynistic rabid animals. If more women are around or if things start changing to include more women then they’ll lose their guy time.”

Here is the thing, if men want to be with other men and have fun in an exclusively male place then I am totally ok with that. But it shouldn’t effect anyone else, at all, ever. Do stuff at home with your friends and if they aren’t in the same city, use skype or ventrillo. If a sudden influx of men decided to start getting mani-pedis or blowouts at the salon and women started threatening those men or harassing them, my message would be the same to the women using those places and activities for “girl time”. 

A lot of the male gamers I am exposed too on a regular basis normally act 1 of 2 ways. Like I am some magical creature that can’t possibly exist in real life so I get worshiped and hit on constantly to see if I can be captured. Or I am the worst thing imaginable, a woman that is trying to infiltrate the brotherhood and cannot be controlled so I am hated but still objectified. Neither of these groups see me as a person, I am not a human being to them and that is the real crux of the issue. That these people are so wrapped up in trying to keep their safe place that they dehumanize others, attack people who aren’t like them, who they find threatening just to keep what they have for a little while longer.

Sometimes when I call people out on the improper use of the word rape or the use of girl as an insult, I get looked at like they didn’t expect me to say something. “People feel like they have to watch what they say around you Trish.” is something a partner of mine told me. You know what? They shouldn’t say that shit in the first place and if gaming is the last “safe haven” for sexism I am never going to be quiet, I am never going to let that shit go and you will always hear me calling you out on it. You can threaten me, you can call me names, you can treat me like dirt but at the end of the day, I can look in the mirror and be proud of who I am and what I stand for.

The Emperor Protects!

whitebeltwriter asked: Know what'd I would absolutely LOVE to see in a Frozen sequel? An American. No seriously-Frozen "supposedly" takes place around the 1840s so why not have an American drop by for some random-ass reason? Like have them be uncouth and hot blooded and "why should I bow when we can just shake hands" and basically just be wild.

whitebeltwriter:

elsannaheadcanons:

idk a queer or poc person with a large speaking role would also be cool too u know 

Who’s to say it can’t be a Native American chick who falls in love with the queen?

While I object to the use of the word chick, this could be awesome

as there are so many interesting ideas that could be talked about, and not just european colonialism(to not address that would be racist as all hell). One thing that springs to mind is the existence of trans women and gender variant people in what we today call Native Americans. Mind you, I wouldn’t trust Disney to pull that sort of thing off, but still.