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bonerjuice:



#he had another good line when someone asked him why he decided to make renly and loras gay #and he was like well….i looked around and i noticed that there were gay people in the world; so



Love this quote.
bonerjuice:



#he had another good line when someone asked him why he decided to make renly and loras gay #and he was like well….i looked around and i noticed that there were gay people in the world; so



Love this quote.
bonerjuice:



#he had another good line when someone asked him why he decided to make renly and loras gay #and he was like well….i looked around and i noticed that there were gay people in the world; so



Love this quote.
bonerjuice:



#he had another good line when someone asked him why he decided to make renly and loras gay #and he was like well….i looked around and i noticed that there were gay people in the world; so



Love this quote.

Over the past few weeks, there have been repeated calls to “take gaming back” from the “white knights”, the SJWs, the liberal “crusaders”. But calling for better gender representation in games and game development isn’t about taking anything away. As an artform, as an industry, as a sport and as countless other things, gaming is growing at the speed of light. Yes, the traditional, “triple-A” boxed game business appears to be in decline, but that’s a poor yardstick for a medium that now encompasses hundreds, thousands of different devices, access points, genres and tastes. Such growth invites, demands and can only benefit from a more diverse and inclusive spread of creators and concepts. This is a question of evolution. It’s about taking what we have into tomorrow. Nobody needs to be excluded. And there is no need to panic.

OXM US Blog: Who’s afraid of women in games? (Page 2) - OXM US

I wonder if the decline of AAA titles has something to do with the vast majority of them being derivative of each other, and gamers are getting tired of the same old thing with marginally different graphics? I wonder if people are growing up and getting tired of dealing with assholes when they try to play these AAA titles online?

Women playing games isn’t the problem. The way some men treat women who play games is.

(via wilwheaton)

(via wilwheaton)

blindsprings:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE
They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female
47% of gamers are female
And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.
IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.
THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

Well there’s ten individuals who’re never going to get a date ever…

Never.
Not.
Relevant.

arggghhhhhhhhh

I am terrible at most games (my reflexes aren’t that great), but I am not representative of the thousands of ladies out there who rock at gaming, and I still love video games and have just as much a right to play as anybody.
blindsprings:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE
They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female
47% of gamers are female
And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.
IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.
THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

Well there’s ten individuals who’re never going to get a date ever…

Never.
Not.
Relevant.

arggghhhhhhhhh

I am terrible at most games (my reflexes aren’t that great), but I am not representative of the thousands of ladies out there who rock at gaming, and I still love video games and have just as much a right to play as anybody.
blindsprings:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE
They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female
47% of gamers are female
And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.
IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.
THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

Well there’s ten individuals who’re never going to get a date ever…

Never.
Not.
Relevant.

arggghhhhhhhhh

I am terrible at most games (my reflexes aren’t that great), but I am not representative of the thousands of ladies out there who rock at gaming, and I still love video games and have just as much a right to play as anybody.
blindsprings:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE
They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female
47% of gamers are female
And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.
IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.
THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

Well there’s ten individuals who’re never going to get a date ever…

Never.
Not.
Relevant.

arggghhhhhhhhh

I am terrible at most games (my reflexes aren’t that great), but I am not representative of the thousands of ladies out there who rock at gaming, and I still love video games and have just as much a right to play as anybody.
blindsprings:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE
They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female
47% of gamers are female
And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.
IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.
THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

Well there’s ten individuals who’re never going to get a date ever…

Never.
Not.
Relevant.

arggghhhhhhhhh

I am terrible at most games (my reflexes aren’t that great), but I am not representative of the thousands of ladies out there who rock at gaming, and I still love video games and have just as much a right to play as anybody.
blindsprings:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE
They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female
47% of gamers are female
And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.
IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.
THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

Well there’s ten individuals who’re never going to get a date ever…

Never.
Not.
Relevant.

arggghhhhhhhhh

I am terrible at most games (my reflexes aren’t that great), but I am not representative of the thousands of ladies out there who rock at gaming, and I still love video games and have just as much a right to play as anybody.
blindsprings:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE
They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female
47% of gamers are female
And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.
IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.
THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

Well there’s ten individuals who’re never going to get a date ever…

Never.
Not.
Relevant.

arggghhhhhhhhh

I am terrible at most games (my reflexes aren’t that great), but I am not representative of the thousands of ladies out there who rock at gaming, and I still love video games and have just as much a right to play as anybody.
blindsprings:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE
They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female
47% of gamers are female
And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.
IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.
THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

Well there’s ten individuals who’re never going to get a date ever…

Never.
Not.
Relevant.

arggghhhhhhhhh

I am terrible at most games (my reflexes aren’t that great), but I am not representative of the thousands of ladies out there who rock at gaming, and I still love video games and have just as much a right to play as anybody.
blindsprings:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE
They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female
47% of gamers are female
And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.
IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.
THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

Well there’s ten individuals who’re never going to get a date ever…

Never.
Not.
Relevant.

arggghhhhhhhhh

I am terrible at most games (my reflexes aren’t that great), but I am not representative of the thousands of ladies out there who rock at gaming, and I still love video games and have just as much a right to play as anybody.
blindsprings:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE
They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female.
47% of gamers are female
47% of gamers are female
And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.
IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.
THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

Well there’s ten individuals who’re never going to get a date ever…

Never.
Not.
Relevant.

arggghhhhhhhhh

I am terrible at most games (my reflexes aren’t that great), but I am not representative of the thousands of ladies out there who rock at gaming, and I still love video games and have just as much a right to play as anybody.

blindsprings:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE

They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.

47% of gamers are female.

47% of gamers are female.

47% of gamers are female.

  1. 47% of gamers are female
  • 47% of gamers are female

And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.

IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.

THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

Well there’s ten individuals who’re never going to get a date ever…

Never.

Not.

Relevant.

arggghhhhhhhhh

I am terrible at most games (my reflexes aren’t that great), but I am not representative of the thousands of ladies out there who rock at gaming, and I still love video games and have just as much a right to play as anybody.

(via nerdsandgamersftw)


Natalie Dormer on Women and Body Image in Hollywood during SDCC 2014 (x)

Natalie Dormer is fab.

Natalie Dormer on Women and Body Image in Hollywood during SDCC 2014 (x)

Natalie Dormer is fab.

Natalie Dormer on Women and Body Image in Hollywood during SDCC 2014 (x)

Natalie Dormer is fab.

Natalie Dormer on Women and Body Image in Hollywood during SDCC 2014 (x)

Natalie Dormer is fab.

Natalie Dormer on Women and Body Image in Hollywood during SDCC 2014 (x)

Natalie Dormer is fab.

Natalie Dormer on Women and Body Image in Hollywood during SDCC 2014 (x)

Natalie Dormer is fab.

Natalie Dormer on Women and Body Image in Hollywood during SDCC 2014 (x)

Natalie Dormer is fab.

(via treeviper)

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.

(via treeviper)

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 treeviper)

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.

(via wilwheaton)

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.

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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.

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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.

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Philosophy of Miyazaki by sapphiresky1410

I love Miyazaki’s work.

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