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Apr 17

The Cost for Women Working in Comics

divalea:

DEAR MEN IN COMICS:

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO HIGH.

You need to help lower the price of women doing business in comics and in comics fandom to only the hard work. Not the hard work plus ducking threats online and off of violence, dodging groping, inappropriate advances, joking at the expense of the fat girl, the not “hot” girl, picking up and carrying around the short girl, creepshotting the cosplayer, stalking the professional. 
You know, sexism. Violence. Attacks intended to create doubt and fear.

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO DAMN HIGH.

CALL OUT OTHER GUYS. If women doing this for themselves really really worked, I wouldn’t have to be saying this. 
Start culling guys from your personal and professional circles that are bad citizens, that you have to apologize for.

CALL OUT MISOGYNY AND SEXISM. Intervene. Speak up. Vocally reject things like the “Big Cans” promotion at NYCC on your blogs, Twitter, tumblr, Facebook, right then and there when it happens.

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO DAMN HIGH. We’ve been paying and paying. I’ve paid with my health, self-esteem, and sense of safety. Other women have paid more.

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO FUCKING HIGH. 
Men, help us lower that cost so it’s the SAME AS YOURS: hard work.

(Please share the hell out of this.)


Apr 16

tygenco:

liquidsadism:

im-the-lord-satan:

egibbo:

takeonecurtaincall:

lastgreattimewhore:

the-loki-initiative:

lastgreattimewhore:

if lucifer needs someones consent to enter their body then so do you

this is the best rape argument i have ever heard

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its cause im a polite classy fucker!

Hail Satan

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(via samurai-ko)


samurai-ko:

patrickat:

themarysue:

prettyarbitrary:

malformalady:

Abandoned Miss Piggy covered in moss

I feel strangely like I’m looking at an earth goddess.

Accepted.

Moss Piggy.

"It’s not easy being green… well… actually, for moi, it is."

Miss Piggy…looking better than all of us, even covered in moss.

samurai-ko:

patrickat:

themarysue:

prettyarbitrary:

malformalady:

Abandoned Miss Piggy covered in moss

I feel strangely like I’m looking at an earth goddess.

Accepted.

Moss Piggy.

"It’s not easy being green… well… actually, for moi, it is."

Miss Piggy…looking better than all of us, even covered in moss.


(via comaniddy)


georgetakei:

An oldie, but goodie. http://ift.tt/1qJJKjb

georgetakei:

An oldie, but goodie. http://ift.tt/1qJJKjb


jtotheizzoe:

Yuichi Takasaka’s lunar eclipse photo is better than your lunar eclipse photo.
Taken over Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta. See those other specks chasing the Moon? Those aren’t lens flares, they’re fellow celestial bodies including Mars, Jupiter, and the star Spica.

jtotheizzoe:

Yuichi Takasaka’s lunar eclipse photo is better than your lunar eclipse photo.

Taken over Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta. See those other specks chasing the Moon? Those aren’t lens flares, they’re fellow celestial bodies including Mars, Jupiter, and the star Spica.


jtotheizzoe:

boop.
This man.

jtotheizzoe:

boop.

This man.


mothernaturenetwork:

'Origami' microscope could revolutionize medicineA team of researchers has created a 50-cent microscope that folds together from a single sheet of paper to help diagnose diseases in underdeveloped countries.

mothernaturenetwork:

'Origami' microscope could revolutionize medicine
A team of researchers has created a 50-cent microscope that folds together from a single sheet of paper to help diagnose diseases in underdeveloped countries.


charlielikesdragons:

reminder that no one is required to love their parents because a lot of people do have genuinely shitty parents and if you invalidate people’s feelings about their toxic parents i’ll probably punch you in the throat

(via sonata-de-morte)


squigglydigg:

awwww-cute:

This is what happens when you try to eat beef jerky in a dog daycare

DOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOG

squigglydigg:

awwww-cute:

This is what happens when you try to eat beef jerky in a dog daycare

DOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOGDOG

(via osa-p)


(via wilwheaton)


dduane:

alchery:

heysawbones:

alliartist:

music-holic:

And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins 

Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time

Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.

That was beautiful

I cried a few tears and felt better about humanity’s endeavors.

That as absolutely spectacular and ornate. I as well was brought to tears

Screw the article links for the moment: this is too extraordinary not to reblog right now.

Hopkins’s reactions as it plays through would have been worth the entire price of admission. And whoever did the orchestration should be congratulated for not going for anything small. (But then Rieu’s shindigs always lean toward the spectacular anyway: “small” would be out of place.)

…Whew.



“In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being human: aging, decay, darkness and so forth. And I believe that monsters originally, when we were cavemen and you know, sitting around a fire, we needed to explain the birth of the sun and the death of the moon and the phases of the moon and rain and thunder. And we invented creatures that made sense of the world: a serpent that ate the sun, a creature that ate the moon, a man in the moon living there, things like that. And as we became more and more sophisticated and created sort of a social structure, the real enigmas started not to be outside. The rain and the thunder were logical now. But the real enigmas became social. All those impulses that we were repressing: cannibalism, murder, these things needed an explanation. The sex drive, the need to hunt, the need to kill, these things then became personified in monsters. Werewolves, vampires, ogres, this and that. I feel that monsters are here in our world to help us understand it. They are an essential part of a fable.” Guillermo Del Toro (via iwearthecheeseyo)

(via dduane)


Apr 15

coolchicksfromhistory:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

Signal boost

(via phoebonica)


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