Tuesday, July 22, 2014

17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?

…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.

Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women

Seriously, go listen to this.

(via christinefriar)

(Source: josette-arnauld)

Monday, July 21, 2014

alexicography:

thehomosexuals:

Okay but Never Gonna Give You Up (better known as Rickroll) is actually a really really horrible song for many reasons, which I will better explain under the cut. 

Brace yourselves, this is pretty long.

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I might have reblogged this before, but I’m doing it again because it’s still important.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

hotdadcalendar:

I’m actually concerned for boys who complain about how different girls look without makeup. Like did you think eyeshadow permanently alters a girls eyelid? Are you frightened when people change clothes

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

gameraboy:

Marvel Comics is making Thor a woman.  From Time Magazine:

TIME: How do you think this will impact fans who have been with the male version of Thor for such a long time?

Jason Aaron, writer of the Thor series: If you’re a long-time Thor fan you know there’s kind of a tradition from time to time of somebody else picking up that hammer. Beta Ray Bill was a horse-faced alien guy who picked up the hammer. At one point Thor was a frog. So I think if we can accept Thor as a frog and a horse-faced alien, we should be able to accept a woman being able to pick up that hammer and wield it for a while, which surprisingly we’ve never really seen before.

Time: Marvel Comics Writers Explain Why They’re Making Thor a Woman

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2damnfeisty:

rozhanitsa:

2damnfeisty:

Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.

And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.

ALL OF THIS

(Source: ageofdesiderata)

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

i hate iggy as much as the next one but im at the fuction and fancy comes on im not gonna sit down in protest, im gonna go off. i wont be happy about it, but i’ll go off

Friday, June 27, 2014

sad-cannibal-noises:

Offensive things aren’t offensive merely because they hurt feelings - they’re offensive because they contribute to the societal harm of marginalized groups. The end goal isn’t to get everyone to love each other, it’s to destroy power imbalances.

(Source: queervulcans)

When men imagine a female uprising, they imagine a world in which women rule men as men have ruled women.

Sally Kempton

I feel this is very important.

(via yourenotsylviaplath)

It’s been apparent to me for a while that most men can’t really imagine “equality.”  All they can imagine is having the existing power structure inverted.

I cannot decide whether this shows how unimaginative they are, or shows how aware they must be of what they do in order to so deeply fear having it turned on them.

(via lepetitmortpourmoi)

Monday, June 23, 2014

(Source: candyredterezii)

bangjensen:

when Ramadan starts on June 28, could you guys please tag food, water, nudity, and sex? it would be much appreciated. thank you :)

(Source: kimsjongin)

ferngirl:

onlyalittlelion:

cosmictuesdays:

Because everyone needs a photo of Kermit the Frog watering his garden in a luxurious smoking jacket.

I had no idea I needed that until now

This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful yard. This is not my beautiful frog. 

ferngirl:

onlyalittlelion:

cosmictuesdays:

Because everyone needs a photo of Kermit the Frog watering his garden in a luxurious smoking jacket.

I had no idea I needed that until now

This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful yard. This is not my beautiful frog. 

(Source: nevertoooldtolovemuppets)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o for Vogue US (July 2014)

(Source: highfashionandmakeup)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Also, without fail, working at the wildlife center makes me sleep for ten hours when I get home every time.

Somebody go down the shore with me please.

continuants:

edenwolfie:

my year 8 students had to do a budgeting activity pretending they were living out of home on $2000 a month and I find this written on there help I can’t fucking breathe

this is how i feel every time i am in the supermarket

continuants:

edenwolfie:

my year 8 students had to do a budgeting activity pretending they were living out of home on $2000 a month and I find this written on there help I can’t fucking breathe

this is how i feel every time i am in the supermarket