"Fetishizing ‘power’ in women characters – having them kicking ass and always being ready with a putdown - isn’t the same as writing them as human beings."

Jack Graham, in Stephen Moffat - A Case For The Prosecution, a guest post on Philip Sandifer’s blog (via linnealurks)

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kelsium:

And we can agree to disagree, I also kinda don’t care. I just want everyone to think hard about the toxicity of the idea that calling something art makes it inherently frivolous and calling something sport automatically imbues it with meaning and importance and status.

Yes, yes, and more yes.

When I was in high school there was a huge fight to allow the cheerleaders to earn “athletic” letters (which went to football and basketball players) instead of “activity” letters (which went to drama kids and yearbook staff). There was/is the idea that one is something only the elite can do and the other is something “anyone” can do. (This is misogyny in a nutshell—[“real”] men can do anything women* can do, they just don’t want to because it’s women stuff, and if there’s something women do that men can’t do, it’s drained of its value because if men can’t do it, clearly it’s not important.)

The same is true here. Labeling something a “sport” means it’s hard and labeling something “art” means anyone can do it. Instead of acknowledging that a particular “art” isn’t something just anyone can do (if they wanted to, you know, they just don’t want to), the impulse is to create exceptions in order to maintain the fallacy that sport is hard and art is easy. If ballet is actually hard (duh) it must be a sport. 

(*the gender binary of misogyny of course isn’t men/women, but “real” men/everyone else)

oceanicsteam:

seekingwillow:

priceofliberty:

salon:

Is this a human rights violation?

They’re being forced to risk their lives, so yeah I would say this is a violation of their right to life.

___

Everytime I look around, the US Govt, or some part there-of on  State or National level; is finding a way to reintroduce slavery.

They don’t need to reintroduce it, it’s never fully went away, 13th amendment:

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Shit is fucked up and bullshit.

COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE

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odinsblog:

#Bob McCulloch is the Ferguson prosecutor in charge of the grand jury “investigating” 😒 his new bff Darren Wilson
#This is what institutional racism, White privilege and a police cover up (all rolled into one) looks like in 2k14

odinsblog:

#Bob McCulloch is the Ferguson prosecutor in charge of the grand jury “investigating” 😒 his new bff Darren Wilson

#This is what institutional racism, White privilege and a police cover up (all rolled into one) looks like in 2k14

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Have you ever had senioritis?

I’m just so sad and dejected that NO ONE CARES ABOUT MY CHILDHOOD.

jtoday:

You guys, there’s this game called pumpkin online that is currently raising funds via kickstarter. Let me explain to you why this is everything I’ve ever wanted in a video game

  • MMO similar to Harvest Moon or Farmville
  • Date cute NPCs of EITHER GENDER no matter WHAT GENDER YOU ARE
  • Play as a non-binary person !!!!
  • Play any race!!!!
  • There will even be an island in the world that revolves around spoon theory and features disabled NPCs!!

The kickstarter ends in 12 days and they barely have HALF of their goal. They need all the help we can give them to make this as awesome as possible!!!

So if you have any money, please donate -> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/749023221/pumpkin-online-a-farming-dating-sim-mmoprg

Or signal boost this so we can make it happen!!

They’ve zoomed past their goal, but check it out anyway! They’ve almost reached their second stretch goal:

WHAT. EVEN. 

It has literally never even occurred to me that it might even someday be possible for my kids to play a video game where there are families that look like theirs. (much less that it might exist in my lifetime) I mean, whoa.

ETA: Ok, not only that, but it says “There has been much popular demand to [add] polyamorous relationships." Duuuuuude.

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study of sacred things turned 5 today!
Holy cats. We’re all getting so old. ackb is 6 1/2 already. So weird.
I started study of sacred things to spend time regularly studying and commenting on the sacred texts from a variety of world relgions. I did that for a while, but once the Beans were on the horizon I stopped making time for it. Eventually I started mostly reblogging things I thought were related to someone’s sense of the sacred as a way to remind myself that our opinions about this concept are varied and complex. Someday I’d like to get back to sacred texts, but for now, I’m pleased it’s there to hold the stuff it’s holding.

study of sacred things turned 5 today!

Holy cats. We’re all getting so old. ackb is 6 1/2 already. So weird.

I started study of sacred things to spend time regularly studying and commenting on the sacred texts from a variety of world relgions. I did that for a while, but once the Beans were on the horizon I stopped making time for it. Eventually I started mostly reblogging things I thought were related to someone’s sense of the sacred as a way to remind myself that our opinions about this concept are varied and complex. Someday I’d like to get back to sacred texts, but for now, I’m pleased it’s there to hold the stuff it’s holding.

ackb:

The fix is in at Dancing with the Stars. 

Ok. No. Ten hours later and no one watched this video? What’s the matter with you?!?! Here’s your second chance.

An Alternative School Reading List: Here Is Every YA Novel With Lesbians

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