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I don’t think that many guys get that this obstacle course lasts well beyond the college years - you have to constantly think about who’s around you. I have worn a false wedding ring before and claimed to have a boyfriend to deter guys who seemed to be threatening or took too much of an interest. Infuriating and sad as it is, most men seem to not want to infringe on another man’s territory.  
Also, Jessica is wonderful. I love her.
I don’t think that many guys get that this obstacle course lasts well beyond the college years - you have to constantly think about who’s around you. I have worn a false wedding ring before and claimed to have a boyfriend to deter guys who seemed to be threatening or took too much of an interest. Infuriating and sad as it is, most men seem to not want to infringe on another man’s territory.  
Also, Jessica is wonderful. I love her.
I don’t think that many guys get that this obstacle course lasts well beyond the college years - you have to constantly think about who’s around you. I have worn a false wedding ring before and claimed to have a boyfriend to deter guys who seemed to be threatening or took too much of an interest. Infuriating and sad as it is, most men seem to not want to infringe on another man’s territory.  
Also, Jessica is wonderful. I love her.
I don’t think that many guys get that this obstacle course lasts well beyond the college years - you have to constantly think about who’s around you. I have worn a false wedding ring before and claimed to have a boyfriend to deter guys who seemed to be threatening or took too much of an interest. Infuriating and sad as it is, most men seem to not want to infringe on another man’s territory.  
Also, Jessica is wonderful. I love her.
I don’t think that many guys get that this obstacle course lasts well beyond the college years - you have to constantly think about who’s around you. I have worn a false wedding ring before and claimed to have a boyfriend to deter guys who seemed to be threatening or took too much of an interest. Infuriating and sad as it is, most men seem to not want to infringe on another man’s territory.  
Also, Jessica is wonderful. I love her.
I don’t think that many guys get that this obstacle course lasts well beyond the college years - you have to constantly think about who’s around you. I have worn a false wedding ring before and claimed to have a boyfriend to deter guys who seemed to be threatening or took too much of an interest. Infuriating and sad as it is, most men seem to not want to infringe on another man’s territory.  
Also, Jessica is wonderful. I love her.
I don’t think that many guys get that this obstacle course lasts well beyond the college years - you have to constantly think about who’s around you. I have worn a false wedding ring before and claimed to have a boyfriend to deter guys who seemed to be threatening or took too much of an interest. Infuriating and sad as it is, most men seem to not want to infringe on another man’s territory.  
Also, Jessica is wonderful. I love her.
I don’t think that many guys get that this obstacle course lasts well beyond the college years - you have to constantly think about who’s around you. I have worn a false wedding ring before and claimed to have a boyfriend to deter guys who seemed to be threatening or took too much of an interest. Infuriating and sad as it is, most men seem to not want to infringe on another man’s territory.  
Also, Jessica is wonderful. I love her.
I don’t think that many guys get that this obstacle course lasts well beyond the college years - you have to constantly think about who’s around you. I have worn a false wedding ring before and claimed to have a boyfriend to deter guys who seemed to be threatening or took too much of an interest. Infuriating and sad as it is, most men seem to not want to infringe on another man’s territory.  
Also, Jessica is wonderful. I love her.
I don’t think that many guys get that this obstacle course lasts well beyond the college years - you have to constantly think about who’s around you. I have worn a false wedding ring before and claimed to have a boyfriend to deter guys who seemed to be threatening or took too much of an interest. Infuriating and sad as it is, most men seem to not want to infringe on another man’s territory.  
Also, Jessica is wonderful. I love her.

I don’t think that many guys get that this obstacle course lasts well beyond the college years - you have to constantly think about who’s around you. I have worn a false wedding ring before and claimed to have a boyfriend to deter guys who seemed to be threatening or took too much of an interest. Infuriating and sad as it is, most men seem to not want to infringe on another man’s territory.  

Also, Jessica is wonderful. I love her.

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wholocked-in-221-b:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

YES. SPREAD THIS.

This is so important. How social expectations leech into what we say to children and teens can have far-reaching and unforeseen consequences. Librarians and educators should be able to tilt the balance in the other direction. 
wholocked-in-221-b:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

YES. SPREAD THIS.

This is so important. How social expectations leech into what we say to children and teens can have far-reaching and unforeseen consequences. Librarians and educators should be able to tilt the balance in the other direction. 
wholocked-in-221-b:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

YES. SPREAD THIS.

This is so important. How social expectations leech into what we say to children and teens can have far-reaching and unforeseen consequences. Librarians and educators should be able to tilt the balance in the other direction. 
wholocked-in-221-b:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

YES. SPREAD THIS.

This is so important. How social expectations leech into what we say to children and teens can have far-reaching and unforeseen consequences. Librarians and educators should be able to tilt the balance in the other direction. 
wholocked-in-221-b:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

YES. SPREAD THIS.

This is so important. How social expectations leech into what we say to children and teens can have far-reaching and unforeseen consequences. Librarians and educators should be able to tilt the balance in the other direction. 
wholocked-in-221-b:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

YES. SPREAD THIS.

This is so important. How social expectations leech into what we say to children and teens can have far-reaching and unforeseen consequences. Librarians and educators should be able to tilt the balance in the other direction. 
wholocked-in-221-b:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

YES. SPREAD THIS.

This is so important. How social expectations leech into what we say to children and teens can have far-reaching and unforeseen consequences. Librarians and educators should be able to tilt the balance in the other direction. 
wholocked-in-221-b:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

YES. SPREAD THIS.

This is so important. How social expectations leech into what we say to children and teens can have far-reaching and unforeseen consequences. Librarians and educators should be able to tilt the balance in the other direction. 

wholocked-in-221-b:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

YES. SPREAD THIS.

This is so important. How social expectations leech into what we say to children and teens can have far-reaching and unforeseen consequences. Librarians and educators should be able to tilt the balance in the other direction. 

(via friedeggroll)

This is what frustrates me…People don’t like Sansa because she is feminine. It annoys me that people only like the feminine characters when they act like male characters. And they always go on about feminism. Like, you’re rooting for the people who look like boys, who act like boys, who fight like boys. Root for the girls who wear dresses and are intellectually very strong.

awkwardsituationist:

from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)
awkwardsituationist:

from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)
awkwardsituationist:

from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)
awkwardsituationist:

from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)
awkwardsituationist:

from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)

awkwardsituationist:

from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)

(via wilwheaton)

Sherlock Spoilers for “His Last Vow:” I Think They Got Mary Right!

Serious Spoilers under the cut!

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Amy Poehler is awesome.
Amy Poehler is awesome.

Amy Poehler is awesome.

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airagorncharda:

“Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very — you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly. So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression; that Elsa looking angry looks different from Anna being angry.” — Lino Disalvo on animating Frozen, explaining (essentially) why they removed all the female supporting characters and replaced them with men. [[edited for accuracy]]
Yeah, I call bullshit.

Amid Amidi has a great analysis and criticism of this comment on the blog Cartoon Brew; I highly recommend it. I find this double standard and inherited bias infuriating, and I wonder if this is part of why we had to wait until Brave (2012) to get a really complex and interesting look at a mother-daughter relationship in a mainstream cartoon movie for kids (as opposed to a father-daughter relationship). How irritating. And evil.
airagorncharda:

“Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very — you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly. So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression; that Elsa looking angry looks different from Anna being angry.” — Lino Disalvo on animating Frozen, explaining (essentially) why they removed all the female supporting characters and replaced them with men. [[edited for accuracy]]
Yeah, I call bullshit.

Amid Amidi has a great analysis and criticism of this comment on the blog Cartoon Brew; I highly recommend it. I find this double standard and inherited bias infuriating, and I wonder if this is part of why we had to wait until Brave (2012) to get a really complex and interesting look at a mother-daughter relationship in a mainstream cartoon movie for kids (as opposed to a father-daughter relationship). How irritating. And evil.
airagorncharda:

“Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very — you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly. So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression; that Elsa looking angry looks different from Anna being angry.” — Lino Disalvo on animating Frozen, explaining (essentially) why they removed all the female supporting characters and replaced them with men. [[edited for accuracy]]
Yeah, I call bullshit.

Amid Amidi has a great analysis and criticism of this comment on the blog Cartoon Brew; I highly recommend it. I find this double standard and inherited bias infuriating, and I wonder if this is part of why we had to wait until Brave (2012) to get a really complex and interesting look at a mother-daughter relationship in a mainstream cartoon movie for kids (as opposed to a father-daughter relationship). How irritating. And evil.
airagorncharda:

“Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very — you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly. So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression; that Elsa looking angry looks different from Anna being angry.” — Lino Disalvo on animating Frozen, explaining (essentially) why they removed all the female supporting characters and replaced them with men. [[edited for accuracy]]
Yeah, I call bullshit.

Amid Amidi has a great analysis and criticism of this comment on the blog Cartoon Brew; I highly recommend it. I find this double standard and inherited bias infuriating, and I wonder if this is part of why we had to wait until Brave (2012) to get a really complex and interesting look at a mother-daughter relationship in a mainstream cartoon movie for kids (as opposed to a father-daughter relationship). How irritating. And evil.
airagorncharda:

“Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very — you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly. So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression; that Elsa looking angry looks different from Anna being angry.” — Lino Disalvo on animating Frozen, explaining (essentially) why they removed all the female supporting characters and replaced them with men. [[edited for accuracy]]
Yeah, I call bullshit.

Amid Amidi has a great analysis and criticism of this comment on the blog Cartoon Brew; I highly recommend it. I find this double standard and inherited bias infuriating, and I wonder if this is part of why we had to wait until Brave (2012) to get a really complex and interesting look at a mother-daughter relationship in a mainstream cartoon movie for kids (as opposed to a father-daughter relationship). How irritating. And evil.
airagorncharda:

“Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very — you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly. So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression; that Elsa looking angry looks different from Anna being angry.” — Lino Disalvo on animating Frozen, explaining (essentially) why they removed all the female supporting characters and replaced them with men. [[edited for accuracy]]
Yeah, I call bullshit.

Amid Amidi has a great analysis and criticism of this comment on the blog Cartoon Brew; I highly recommend it. I find this double standard and inherited bias infuriating, and I wonder if this is part of why we had to wait until Brave (2012) to get a really complex and interesting look at a mother-daughter relationship in a mainstream cartoon movie for kids (as opposed to a father-daughter relationship). How irritating. And evil.

airagorncharda:

“Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very — you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly. So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression; that Elsa looking angry looks different from Anna being angry.”Lino Disalvo on animating Frozen, explaining (essentially) why they removed all the female supporting characters and replaced them with men. [[edited for accuracy]]

Yeah, I call bullshit.

Amid Amidi has a great analysis and criticism of this comment on the blog Cartoon Brew; I highly recommend it. I find this double standard and inherited bias infuriating, and I wonder if this is part of why we had to wait until Brave (2012) to get a really complex and interesting look at a mother-daughter relationship in a mainstream cartoon movie for kids (as opposed to a father-daughter relationship). How irritating. And evil.

(via internetgazer)

Spring Break, Mumbai: How Surviving Sexual Assault Makes It Hard To Go Home Again

Beautifully written and important.

moffat’s tendency to write lines calling female characters by titles rather than their names is really dehumanizing and gross

I might find this more troubling if most of the main male characters were not also known by titles and epithets in addition to or instead of their actual names.  The Doctor, The Oncoming Storm, The Raggedy Man, The Master, the Last Centurion, The Boy Who Waited, The Great Intelligence, the Face of Boe, etc. We still don’t know who the oft-mentioned “Nightmare Child” was, and the only central character whose real name we will most certainly never know is The Doctor’s. 

One of the most prominent themes of both Davies’ and Moffat’s work is people being transformed into stories, in which they are identified by ideas they represent instead of their names. Sort of like how in A Song of Ice and Fire Daenerys becomes a legend in her own lifetime and celebrates with a seemingly never-ending stream of epithets. It’s a riff on the Doctor’s choice of his name, albeit at this point it’s admittedly becoming a tired and recycled storyline. Clara’s story was awesome enough without yet another cosmic yarn being woven around her.

And the “Bad Wolf” aspect of Rose’s character was actually introduced and made central to Rose’s arc by Russell T. Davies, who brought Bad Wolf back multiple times and all but ensured it had to be featured in the 50th anniversary (And I’m not sure the Bad Wolf in Day of the Doctor is Rose, to tell you the truth.). Bad Wolf makes Rose one of the most powerful entities in the DW universe, perhaps only rivaled by the TARDIS herself.

The only epithet I find really uncomfortable in Moffat’s time has been “The Girl Who Waited.” Amy certainly did a lot more than wait, and has ended up being one of the most popular companions of all time. Millions of fans know her by name, but the nickname she got made her a passive figure instead of an active one. 

Ultimately, I would say the overuse of epithets is a problem with Doctor Who in general and not a problem specific to women in the show. 

Carol Ferris in Green Lantern: New Guardians #25 by Justin Jordan and Brad Walker

I wanted to say that I really enjoyed Carol’s characterization in this issue. She was not a type like the love interest or token female; she was a well-rounded character whose heart and head were as important to the story as Kyle’s or the eponymous Guardians. It’s rare to see a woman in a male-centric comic in this way; usually the female superhero is relegated to the background and only shows up as a support or as an emotional crux. While plotwise it would seem like this is what happens (Carol is summoned to a [SPOILER] mysterious utopian planet by the Guardians to meet Kyle, who wants her to be his contact in the outside universe [END SPOILER].), Carol felt like another protagonist rather than a sidekick. 

She is written as though her input is as important as Kyle’s, and I want to say she even has as many lines as he does. She is essentially written exactly the same as the male character, with equal respect and attention paid to her inner struggle and outward actions. No bells and whistles attached. It’s refreshing and a delight to see. Though it’s a tad sad that I get this excited about seeing that in a comic; it’s really not in evidence very much at all in the wider superheroing world.

No joke, I’m actually pretty positive this issue even passes the dreaded Bechdel test as well.  Carol and the female Guardian Zalla speak about the future of the Corps and speculate about the nature of the [SPOILER] maguffin planet’s mysterious utopian society [END SPOILER].

If Carol is to be Kyle’s [SPOILER] contact with the outside universe [END SPOILER], I hope this means she’ll be appearing often in the series. I really, really liked her portrayal in this issue. I hope we get more of the same!

Other comics I love with awesome women include: Captain Marvel, the soon-to-be-canceled Fearless Defenders, Wonder Woman, the soon-to-end Young Avengers, Hawkeye (Kate rocks.), Avengers Arena, the now-canceled X-23, and Gail Simone’s Batgirl.

tastysynapse:

Philosophy of Miyazaki by sapphiresky1410

I love Miyazaki’s work.
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Philosophy of Miyazaki by sapphiresky1410

I love Miyazaki’s work.
tastysynapse:

Philosophy of Miyazaki by sapphiresky1410

I love Miyazaki’s work.
tastysynapse:

Philosophy of Miyazaki by sapphiresky1410

I love Miyazaki’s work.
tastysynapse:

Philosophy of Miyazaki by sapphiresky1410

I love Miyazaki’s work.

tastysynapse:

Philosophy of Miyazaki by sapphiresky1410

I love Miyazaki’s work.

(via iconuk01)

I loved how the gals of Teen Wolf followed the guys this week to protect them (nice role reversal!), and how Allison and Lydia both saved the day. Who needs the hunky werewolves? (Note: This does not mean that you would not WANT hunky werewolves.)

I loved how the gals of Teen Wolf followed the guys this week to protect them (nice role reversal!), and how Allison and Lydia both saved the day. Who needs the hunky werewolves? (Note: This does not mean that you would not WANT hunky werewolves.)

(via leighwardly-deactivated20140218)

trulyamindlost:

I got so nervous and angry when I saw the hashtag #SitDownWendy…
…then I clicked it…and I was so SO happy and relieved.

Sometimes the internet rules.

trulyamindlost:

I got so nervous and angry when I saw the hashtag #SitDownWendy…

…then I clicked it…and I was so SO happy and relieved.

Sometimes the internet rules.

simply-feminist:

Wendy Davis! 

Hero, complete with dragon.

simply-feminist:

Wendy Davis! 

Hero, complete with dragon.

Perry Calls Another Special Session Pass Harsh Abortion Law

What an asshole. This has been a battle between a hero and a monster, and this idiot is definitely the monster.