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Xerampelinae, loosed upon the world

Too many things that I think are cool
Apr 22 '14

laptop power cord dead???

wait i put it on my desk and it seems to be doing the charging thing again finally

Apr 22 '14

gothlolita:

imagine if you woke up and your name was your url and you looked exactly like your icon

(Source: 26px)

Apr 22 '14

Anonymous asked:

homostasis

jilliebeanis:

always

Apr 22 '14

ealperin:

ealperin:

breefolk:

Laverne Cox, Keynote address, Creating Change 2014

This is such an important thing to say, though.

A lot of people are acknowledging this as a very powerful sound bite, but take a minute to really consider the context of this.

Every time you misgender a trans person, you are putting their lives in danger.

You aren’t just hurting our feelings - and there is nothing “just” about hurt feelings for people prone to suicide - you risk outing us to people we may not want to be outed to.

It opens us up to harassment, discrimination, and even assault. We could lose our jobs, our families, and our livelihood.

Every time you intentionally misgender a trans person, you tell us that you consider us to be less than animals.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

FULL OPENING PLENARY

Apr 22 '14
Apr 22 '14

warcrimenancydrew:

muslima-nadjoua:

marialuisa-pr:

gynocraticgrrl:

Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

bolding mine

I loved this Ted talk

ok but i watched this talk a while back and thought there was tons of slutshaming and policing of women’s clothes in there. she uses language like “natural sense of modesty” or “little girls would not be running around in sexy underwear and skimpy bikinis if it wasn’t for their parents…” or “we need to bring [the natural sense of modesty] back” “modesty is about…revealing our dignity.” i am all for people wanting to dress how they want or feel comfortable or for combating objectifying attitudes, but i’m frustrated by how much of it just comes down to extolling the virtues of “modesty” (whatever the fuck that even means). especially growing up as a muslim woman and hearing that word all the fucking time, like i just it’s such a fucked up concept.

Apr 22 '14

disabledgirlism:

it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.

Apr 22 '14

kaciart:

courtneylovedcobain replied to your post: bonnefoybaggins replied to your post: …

fun fact kids: every time you repost a pic that was not made/taken by you, you’re opening yourself up to a potential lawsuit. the copyright belongs to the maker ALONE, and you could be sued for upwards of $15,000, minimum. so shut up and sit down.

*drops mic*

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Apr 22 '14
Apr 22 '14

sarcastic-snowflake:

why are college and university textbooks so expensive, i could have bought four dogs instead of the textbooks i bought for this semester. and thats just sad. because now i’m broke, i have readings to do, and i don’t have four dogs.