I've got my grump on.

cjosephb:

My grandmother is a very short woman.  It’s odd, as her sons are both over 6 feet tall.
My mother doesn’t know how to attach more than one photo to an email at a time.  She’s sending me photos from my sister’s going away party, one email at a time, with essentially captions as the email subject line.

Get a new sweater, Ev. Amirite?

cjosephb:

My grandmother is a very short woman.  It’s odd, as her sons are both over 6 feet tall.

My mother doesn’t know how to attach more than one photo to an email at a time.  She’s sending me photos from my sister’s going away party, one email at a time, with essentially captions as the email subject line.

Get a new sweater, Ev. Amirite?

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It’s your day, Cookie.

It’s your day, Cookie.

raychillster:

flawlessxqueen:

This is the young man that was walking with Mike Brown,

this is important. what really happened to Mike Brown and the police are refusing to credit him as a witness. please watch. 

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No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

Source: thisfeliciaday

dear-white-people:

Two years ago we made a fake trailer for a movie we WANTED to make. And TODAY thanks to you guys, the OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER for that movie is here! You did this. Your support and love brought the smart black movie genre back from the dead and into theaters this OCTOBER 17TH!!

WATCH, HIT LIKE, SHARE, REPEAT!

Can’t wait to see it. Great story to how this got made.

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"Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know."

- Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery (via hollow-gram)

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100percentmen:

All of Stephen Colbert’s writers.

100percentmen:

All of Stephen Colbert’s writers.

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"The cyber mob that is still attacking Sarkeesian and Park is the virtual embodiment of patriarchy’s crowdsourced police; we should stop treating it like the weather — uncontrollable, if predictable; to be endured, not altered. To simply slough off responsibility and say, as some have, that “other” people, not “Colbert fans,” are attacking Park is to genuflect to the crowd and deny your own moral agency even as you attempt to demand an outspoken woman of color embody it for you."

- From this must read article by Katherine Cross on the vile backlash women like Suey Park, Adria Richards and I face for speaking up about social issues online. (via femfreq)

(via femfreq)

Source: feministing.com

xombiedirge:

If They Could Tranform by Darren Rawlings / Blog / Tumblr

HOWFASTCANWEKICKSTARTTHISMOVIE?

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