superhappy:

cognitivedissonance:

After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?

“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”

The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.

BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?

BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?

The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.

This. Is. Not. OK.

guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons

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huffingtonpost:

This Man With Severe Cerebral Palsy Created Mind-Blowing Art Using Just A Typewriter

Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.

See the full video to see more of Smith’s artworks and to learn more about his inspiring story go here. 

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cinematicelasmobranch:

bossladykei:

#dyscalculia #learningdisability #dyscalculia #add #adhd

ohthebrain
, thank you for posting this. I didn’t know it had a name…I always called it “being mathlexic”…


Yep, I have this plus mild dyslexia, which wasn’t realised until I was in my mid-20s, whee.  Made highschool advanced maths like algebra a nightmare, I just couldn’t do it, and was demoted from the Advanced courses to the basic courses, with the implied “you’re lazy and you’re just not trying hard enough”. 
I sincerely hope that its easier for kids who were like myself to find that acceptance and assistance they need today.  I would have done much better work in other areas, had I been allowed to focus on them instead of something I was mentally unable to do.

cinematicelasmobranch:

bossladykei:

#dyscalculia #learningdisability #dyscalculia #add #adhd

ohthebrain
, thank you for posting this. I didn’t know it had a name…I always called it “being mathlexic”…

Yep, I have this plus mild dyslexia, which wasn’t realised until I was in my mid-20s, whee.  Made highschool advanced maths like algebra a nightmare, I just couldn’t do it, and was demoted from the Advanced courses to the basic courses, with the implied “you’re lazy and you’re just not trying hard enough”. 

I sincerely hope that its easier for kids who were like myself to find that acceptance and assistance they need today.  I would have done much better work in other areas, had I been allowed to focus on them instead of something I was mentally unable to do.

invisiblelad:

odinsblog:

ruckawriter:

worldoflis:

girldwarf:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

YAAAAEEESSSSSSS

You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.

Damn.

Well said.

We are (still) living in the age of the angry White male…who, unironically, is the beneficiary of 99.999% of society’s benefits 

perpetual reblogging

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uninvitedfiasco:

questionall:

Found on panic-anxiety.com

I have it like that :(

uninvitedfiasco:

questionall:

Found on panic-anxiety.com

I have it like that :(

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voyagehour:

i’ve been feeling rly sluggish and a little down, so just to motivate myself and remind myself 

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radicallyvisible:

red3blog:

pardonmewhileipanic:

stfueverything:

sizvideos:

Video

wow

soooooo is no one going to say ANYTHING about how this woman is full of shit?

like oh, you needed a fat suit to learn that fat people aren’t treated well? OR HOW ABOUT YOU JUST LISTEN TO THE ENDLESS STORIES FROM ACTUAL FAT WOMEN WHO COULD HAVE TOLD YOU THIS IN TWO SECONDS

you needed a fat suit to show that people don’t like when people use “fake” images …. I GET IT THAT IT’S SUPPOSEDLY STILL THE SAME PERSON but i mean, this is why i keep my pics up to date, because i don’t want to put myself through this

I’d be just as displeased if some guy showed up looking 40 when he said he was 25 (has happened), so I mean, what is this experiment proving other than “people on dating sites expect you to look like your photo, regardless of what you look like/weigh”

and you couldn’t find an actually fat woman for this entirely POINTLESS “experiment”

my body is not your fucking costume

the struggles and hardships i face from a fatphobic society don’t come off at the end of the day. I can’t unzip my oppression and slide it off

l FUCKING HATE PEOPLE WHO PUT ON FAT SUITS BECAUSE THE EXPERIMENTS THEY DO ARE ALL FALSE RESULTS

Like oh, you felt bad because some guys left you while in a fat suit? But you KNOW you get to take it off later. You KNOW this isn’t something you’ve dealt with for 20+ years, and likely won’t have to ever experience once the suit is gone. 

Wear that suit, EVERY DAY, even in the shower, for 20+ years, FROM CHILDHOOD, THEN fucking tell me what you’ve learned. Until then, get the fuck out of my face with this social experiment bullshit

What. Fucking. Bullshit.

This “experiment” is completely fucked up in every way it could be. Aside from the OBVIOUS offensiveness of treating fat bodies as costumes to take on and off, what they are doing is actually reenacting a FAT SHAMING fantasy. Fat bigots created the fantasy of the deceitful fatty posting brazenly dishonest photos of themselves on dating sites to lure men in. But that’s a myth fat haters created to vindicate their disgust of fat people.

It. Doesn’t. Happen.

(And fuck any “Well Actually” bullshit. I don’t care if you can find an isolated instance of it happening. All Catfish does is troll the internet trying desperately to find those isolated instances. They are so rare that in the real world, the instances still round down to NONE.)

By being credulous of this lie, the experiment is useless. They craft a scenario where the “fat woman” really is lying to these men so it becomes impossible to detach their reactions from disgust with her body and disgust with being lied to.

People are allowed to be attracted to thin bodies. What they aren’t allowed to do is to translate a lack of attraction to a moral failing. What they aren’t allowed to do is be disgusted with bodies that don’t happen to turn them on. What they aren’t allowed to do is shielded from any critical examination of how attraction to thin bodies is socially conditioned and privileged. But at the end of the day, no one thinks anyone is obligated to fuck anyone they don’t want to. Experiments like this ignore meaningful questions about how fat women are treated in favor of scolding men for being taken aback when their date turns out to be a thin woman in a fucking obvious fat suit.

What they COULD have done but didn’t because this would have involved empowering ACTUAL fat women to tell their ACTUAL story is had an actual fat woman go on Tinder with photos that are completely accurate but also posed in a manner that might be regarded as “conventionally” flattering. Because that’s what is really behind the fever dream they re-enacted instead. The guys flipping out over being lied to are firstly never attractive themselves and “being lied to” is always them hoping a woman is thinner than she looks and being resentful that their fat shaming gamble didn’t pay out.

OR you could drop the bullshit notion of needing to conduct an experiment all together and just interview fat women about their experiences on dating sites. EVERY fat woman I know has stories of guys seeking them out to abuse them. EVERY fat woman has stories about guys responding to a polite but firm rejection with abuse. EVERY fat woman has stories of guys who ARE are attracted to fat women but act entitled to their attention and affection. Tell THOSE stories. Not some fantasy that is more at place on some fat trolling sub-Reddit.

I think if I were one of the dates in this insulting “experiment” I’d be pretty sure I was being secretly filmed, set up or tricked in some way since the woman is SO OBVIOUSLY wearing a costume.  That double chin setup looks incredibly fake and weird.  How awkward.

I am also angry that the stories of actual real fat women aren’t good enough “evidence” that poor treatment of fat women happens, and that thin women feel the need to verify those stories by trying to experience them first hand (which is impossible).  But also none of these men were abusive.  They were uncomfortable that the photos were VERY different from the person they met (who was really obviously wearing a prosthetic double chin), and they exited quickly or calmly questioned the discrepancy.  If I went on a date with someone who told me they liked things I liked and then when I turned up they said “actually, I don’t really like any of that stuff” I’d be annoyed and consider leaving too.  If someone looked fat in their dating site photos and when they turned up they were considerably thinner, I might wonder what was up.  It’s actually not particularly shocking for people to be put off by an obvious manipulation.

And, once again, that double chin is REALLY FAKE.

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sleepydumpling:

nintendontdodrugs:

Chris Ramsey calling out Katie Hopkins for her views on fat people.

Love you Chris!!

aconnormanning:

maneth985:

fallen-angel-with-a-shotgun:

dajo42:

if you dont have me on facebook you are probably not missing out on any posts but the comment section is important too lmao

I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior.  I had a real sword with me, too.  I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion.  Some woman walks by, with her little girl.  The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight.  But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.”  You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?”    And the girl looked around and saw me.  I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood.  So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?”  And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating.  Like she thinks I’m going to say no.  So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her.  And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.”  I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.



This post was good but then it got better


Yiss.

aconnormanning:

maneth985:

fallen-angel-with-a-shotgun:

dajo42:

if you dont have me on facebook you are probably not missing out on any posts but the comment section is important too lmao

I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior.  I had a real sword with me, too.  I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion.  Some woman walks by, with her little girl.  The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight.  But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.”  You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?”    And the girl looked around and saw me.  I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood.  So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?”  And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating.  Like she thinks I’m going to say no.  So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her.  And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.”  I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.

This post was good but then it got better

Yiss.

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cheapplussizefashionblog:

cadettealright:

pardonmewhileipanic:

cheapplussizefashionblog:

lindsehh:

pierced-fattie:

cheapplussizefashionblog:

my rant to Simply be’s facebook page. 

YOU TELL THEM GIRL, i’m tired of seeing girls who are size 16 advertising clothes that go up to size 30, I want to see how this dress looks on a big belly, if this neck line isn’t unflattering, if my arms will fit well in that sleeve, give me a model who’s size 26 with big belly and fat thighs!!!

Amen.

YES! We need models with big bellys and thighs asoslive simplybefashionhmstreetstyle newlooksocial I mean for god sakes there are plenty of plus size bloggers who will do it in exchange for promotion for their blogs! 

I’d do it for some free clothes, so like, explain why I’ve basically never seen clothes I buy modelled on someone with my body? It’s bad enough I can’t shop in brick and mortar shops, but I have to play guessing games with how something will fit on me, when at best i see a size 14 model showing me what a 1x looks like.  

My mom always wanted me to try out for those plus size model search things and I always felt stupid having to explain to her that “plus size” to them meant a Large-1XL and was in no way my size or shape. They want girls with an hourglass shape, not actually curvy girls.

Thank you everyone on Tumblr for your responses, I have really been blown away with your support. Simply Be have been online and posting new things but have failed to give me any response what so ever. I think this might be something we might have to take to head office. 

Remeber: The more notes this post makes the more of an impact it will have.

kappa773:

teamfreesexuality:

proudlyinsane:

timelord-and-fishcustard:

There’s a difference between

image

image

and

image

The fact that we all know what this means really says something about our social lives

you should all go to your blogs and hover over them

You should

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dontbearuiner:

krumla:

How can you make the two greatest assassins in the universe completely useless and boring?

Oh man.

I loved GotG, but this is fantastic and true.

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telopeaspeciosissima:

notsospatial:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: INDIA

India’s Academy of Sorcery boasts an impressive display of flashy colours, from enchanted saris that shift colours sporadically throughout the day, to the lavishly painted exterior of the academy which is situated in a nondescript location along Ganges River. Due to the frightening rate at which the school’s ancient mango tree (jokingly nicknamed “Mammoth Mango Machine”) produces mangoes, students have to endure the perpetually evolving art of mango cuisine at least five days a week. Every year, to the students’ great enjoyment, classes are halted for Diwali to make time for various competitions that take place: firework flourishes and charms for upper-year students (bonus points if it doesn’t set any part of the school on fire), and lantern designing for lower-year students (use of animals, alive or dead, is forbidden).

Can i be a transfer student please?

India would totally have a major wizarding school. I am so on board with this. It should be canon.

I would like to hear about other non-European wizarding schools… China? Japan? Egypt?