September292014
bosxe:

perfectvic:

LITERALLY MY FAVORITE

This is so much better than any russian roulette or “poison cookie” analogy.

bosxe:

perfectvic:

LITERALLY MY FAVORITE

This is so much better than any russian roulette or “poison cookie” analogy.

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tumblingtheology:

juliagazdag:

theguruburu:

odinsblog:

This is a very enlightening article and it can be read in it’s entirety here, but it should also be noted that for all the restrictions listed, things were worse and even more restrictive for Black and other non-White women. And, while hinted at, this cannot be emphasized enough: some of the biggest beneficiaries of the Civil Rights Act and Affirmative Action were and are White women

History time! Get a little knowledge in your day.

"I don’t need feminism because all of this was so long ago no one even remembers" or something else facepalmy. 

True story about my family: My mom’s mom has a rare blood type, which meant that each time she became pregnant, she and the fetus were basically poisoning each other for 9 months. As a result, each pregnancy became more difficult and more dangerous. She knew it; her doctors knew it; but she was legally not allowed to get her tubes tied in the state where she lived. Lo and behold, she unintentionally got pregnant again, and it nearly killed her. The doctors didn’t know if she or the baby would survive, and they warned her that the baby would have severe mental disabilities if it did live. Fortunately, my aunt survived and is great (either the doctors were wrong, or she was meant to be the next Stephen Hawking). After that, my grandmother ended up going across state lines to get her tubes tied so she wouldn’t get pregnant again.

When I learned about all this, it blew my mind. This is not ancient history. The law in the 1960s would rather let my grandmother die than provide her with the medical treatment she needed to make safe decisions about having children.

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“So…. what did I learn from a month dedicated to reading only books and stories by women?

1. More of us should dedicate a month to reading books by women.

By “us”, I mean those of us whose default book setting is “white guys”. Far more books are published by men than by women, perhaps because publishers feel that books by men are a safer bet. We can affect this by making a choice when it comes to the books we buy, since how we chose to spend our money is the most effective weapon we have. I certainly aim to be more conscious from now on.*

2. There is no difference in the quality of books between the genders.

Seriously. This is not the reason women sell less than men. This is not a revelation by any means but I still feel it worth mentioning. The grittiness of Beukes’ book, the sheer quality of Munro’s prose and the otherworldly feel to Tidbeck’s stories are a good example. The success of women at the Hugos this year (best novel, best novelette, best editor, best fan writer…) further drives this point home.” from Lessons From A Month of Reading Only Books By Women by Johann Thorsson (via bookriot)

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8PM
kbs-was-here:

problematick:

probablerobot:

We were thrilled to get this nod of support yesterday from fellow indie filmmaker, Alexandra Roxo.
There’s one week left. If you’ve been putting off your contribution to do it later, well… it’s now later. Remember that all contributors within these final ten days are entered into a drawing for a “Support Independent Artists” poster.
Be part of this change that we want to see in the filmmaking world. Help us make this movie so that we can make more movies that inspire others to make their own movies.
Contributions can be made @ http://igg.me/at/probablerobot/x/3610 until 11:59PM PST on Friday, October 3.

all of the times we have said, “man wouldn’t it be awesome if there were more movies about some gay ladies who are possibly gay for each other?”
this is literally that movie
kbs-was-here has given us some of the coolest stories about quinn fabray and rachel berry for the past several years, and I for one am psyched I could throw $10 her way to MAKE. A REAL. MOVIE. 
y’all. we know she can write already. she can hella write. I have not one but TWO of her faberry stories printed and bound in my nightstand right now. (remember these?) it’s awesome. WE COULD HAVE A KBEN MOVIE IN OUR EYEBALLS.
please consider putting on your best “rachel berry I’ll show YOU" animal sweater attitude and help this very rad person belt her little indie project heart out. we deserve this movie, and she wants to make it. all she needs is some help. 
go do the thing, y’all. for realsies. it’ll be great.

"WE COULD HAVE A KBEN MOVIE IN OUR EYEBALLS."
YES. THIS IS THE PLAN. And thank you for saying all of this. :)
Guys, there are FIVE DAYS LEFT. Please consider contributing. Even a single dollar. Put your name on this thing. Be part of it. That’s the whole reason I’m doing this thing this way.

kbs-was-here:

problematick:

probablerobot:

We were thrilled to get this nod of support yesterday from fellow indie filmmaker, Alexandra Roxo.

There’s one week left. If you’ve been putting off your contribution to do it later, well… it’s now later. Remember that all contributors within these final ten days are entered into a drawing for a “Support Independent Artists” poster.

Be part of this change that we want to see in the filmmaking world. Help us make this movie so that we can make more movies that inspire others to make their own movies.

Contributions can be made @ http://igg.me/at/probablerobot/x/3610 until 11:59PM PST on Friday, October 3.

all of the times we have said, “man wouldn’t it be awesome if there were more movies about some gay ladies who are possibly gay for each other?”

this is literally that movie

kbs-was-here has given us some of the coolest stories about quinn fabray and rachel berry for the past several years, and I for one am psyched I could throw $10 her way to MAKE. A REAL. MOVIE. 

y’all. we know she can write already. she can hella write. I have not one but TWO of her faberry stories printed and bound in my nightstand right now. (remember these?) it’s awesome. WE COULD HAVE A KBEN MOVIE IN OUR EYEBALLS.

please consider putting on your best “rachel berry I’ll show YOU" animal sweater attitude and help this very rad person belt her little indie project heart out. we deserve this movie, and she wants to make it. all she needs is some help. 

go do the thing, y’all. for realsies. it’ll be great.

"WE COULD HAVE A KBEN MOVIE IN OUR EYEBALLS."

YES. THIS IS THE PLAN. And thank you for saying all of this. :)

Guys, there are FIVE DAYS LEFT. Please consider contributing. Even a single dollar. Put your name on this thing. Be part of it. That’s the whole reason I’m doing this thing this way.

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September282014

tamorapierce:

gardnerhill:

mediamattersforamerica:

The issue with Fox’s misogyny toward female pilots is that it reinforces the very thing military women already deal with from male counterparts.

And veterans are speaking out.

Read an open letter to Fox about Eric Bolling’s “boobs on the ground” remark, written by U.S. military veterans from the Truman Nat’l Security project:

Before you jump to the standby excuse that you were “just making a joke” or “having a laugh,” let the men amongst our number preemptively respond: You are not funny. You are not clever. And you are not excused. Perhaps the phrase “boys will be boys”—inevitably uttered wherever misogyny is present—is relevant. Men would never insult and demean a fellow servicemember; boys think saying the word ‘boobs’ is funny.

The less obvious implication of your remarks, however, is that by offending an ally and cheapening her contribution, you are actively hurting the mission. We need to send a clear message that anyone, male or female, who will stand up to ISIS and get the job done is worthy of our respect and gratitude.

We issue an apology on your behalf to Major Al Mansouri knowing that anything your producers force you to say will be contrived and insincere. Major, we’re sincerely sorry for the rudeness; clearly, these boys don’t take your service seriously, but we and the rest of the American public do.

Disclosure: Lisa Reed is a Media Matters employee. 

Remember: To the pigs at Fox (and their masters Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes) - and every man who thinks like them - a woman could find the cure for cancer or be a war hero, and she’d still be the focus of 1960s-era jokes about how women are brainless sex toys.

You know who your allies are—and who your enemies are.  And Fox News is an enemy.

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thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

Lion: AGGGGGGGHHHHH
YOU HAVE VANQUISHED ME, MIGHTY BEAST
Cub: DAD STOP
Lion: EVERYTHING…GOING…DARK
Cub: DAD OH MY GOD
Lion: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE…

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

Lion: AGGGGGGGHHHHH

YOU HAVE VANQUISHED ME, MIGHTY BEAST

Cub: DAD STOP

Lion: EVERYTHING…GOING…DARK

Cub: DAD OH MY GOD

Lion: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE…

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6PM
becomebraver:

I HAVE FOUND THE CUTEST THING ON THE INTERNET

becomebraver:

I HAVE FOUND THE CUTEST THING ON THE INTERNET

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6PM

maddehhey:

PLEASE LISTEN 

Peaceful student protesters in Hong Kong are being tear gassed and pepper sprayed. They are protesting pro-democracy rights and simply want they’re voices to be heard. 

You can read all about the situation here 

Too many times peaceful protesters have been victims of police brutality in an attempt to silence them. This needs to stop before some even more serious damage can be done and by that I mean the loss of lives. 

Pictures via BBC World News 

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1PM

kriatyrr:

backyarditarian:

widdershinsgirl:

ohgodhesloose:

cheskamouse:

jasoncanty01:

brightcopperpenny:

superpunch2:

Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.

I saw the tweets about this today, and I was like oh yeah, I remember hearing about that.

And then I saw the pictures and just— wow. What it would have meant to have these women in the movie, all this time. I can’t properly articulate it but it’s hitting me unexpectedly hard.

Wow thats a shame, even a nice old lady too.  These Space Valkyries  should have been left in.

They really should have.

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WHAT.

THE.

FUCK.

I lived, ate, and breathed Star Wars from age 2 until 2005 when RotS finally beat the enthusiasm out of me, and I have NEVER, EVER in all my reading on behind-the-scenes and makings-of heard of these shots. It’s a shame there was no relaunched edit of the original trilogy they could have slipped these in OH FUCKING WAIT THERE’S BEEN LIKE 3 OF THOSE NOW.

Fuck. FUCK. Whoever decided to edit out and bury these needs to french kiss an angle grinder.

I want to see the old lady in the A-Wing. Seriously, it’s like, she’s somebody’s grandma. Some kid in the Outer Rim Territories got greased by the Empire for seeing something she wasn’t supposed to see, and her grandma, the bush pilot, decided “Fuck this, I’m gonna strap on an fighter and make the Empire fucking PAY for the moment it decided to fuck with MY FAMILY.”

DON’T. MESS. WITH. GRANDMA.

These are quickly being put into the “always reblog” category.

Whenever there is a war, there are women who are warriors. Then they get erased from history. Happens in real wars and fictional ones alike.

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