[TW: For rape] Such overblown rhetoric disguises the operation of a double...– Joanna Bourke- Rape: Sex Violence History (via girlofgallifrey) This is something that I have been thinking about. YAY PEOPLE PUTTING WORDS. (via joans-own-words)
To elide that one of the reasons we spend so many hours in front of our screens...– Are We Addicted to Gadgets or Indentured to Work? - Alexis Madrigal - The Atlantic
About once every half hour in America, a veteran within the VA healthcare system...– For too many veterans, the ultimate defeat - Reuters h/t @pourmecoffee (via brooklynmutt)
13 Myths and Misconceptions About Trans Women:... →
genderandsexualityawareness: In summary, almost all of these misconceptions stem from the assumption that we’re really men, and considering us, our lives, our implications and our choices through a male frame of reference. A woman who is attracted to men is not gay. The existence of a woman as a woman does not reinforce traditional gender roles, nor would the breakdown of those roles cause her...
If someone uses Tumblr, are they a Tumblrer?
And in response to all the people who say they need assault weapons to protect...– TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter
PLUME: So this was, what, during this period is when you met Simon? FROST:...– Tibby’s Bowl Online Entertainment Magazine » Nick Frost Interview Nick Frost meets Simon Pegg. Love at first sight! Over here, too, you guys, over here too.
One of the worst ways to stop someone from telling sexist jokes is to tell him...– If This Isn’t From a Book, It Should Be (via gaircyrch) Oh my god, I’m gonna have to try this it’s brilliant. I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time. (via stfufauxminists) I’ve done this (it’s been so long I can’t remember what came seeing this quote or responding that way), but let me tell you...
HELLO, THE FUTURE!: This Week In Independent... →
hello-the-future: Shows played this week: 0 Open mics performed this week: 0, although I tried Money made this week: $25 What I need to be working on this week: preparing for my performance on Saturday at California Extreme!!! and working on a commission and a client project (in addition to musicianry,…
How to like problematic things
starvedforjustice: know they’re problematic know why they’re problematic don’t dismiss people’s feelings/dissatisfaction with them don’t silence people when they’re talking about the problems in your media, because your enjoyment is not more important than that discussion. Congratulations, you’ve reached the minimum level of decency for being a person who enjoys things that might be...
Never let anyone make you feel inferior for being who you are. When you live the...– BBC News - Tutu calls for end to gay stigma to help tackle HIV
Why do we do this? To pretend we are safe. The first thing we do in the face of...– Lisa Belkin: Stop Wondering Why There Were Young Children At The Aurora Theater I’d LIKE to live in a time and place where nobody has to worry about being out late, where people feel free to exercise their freedoms.
Increasingly, it seems that citizenship is defined not by the community we are...– Calling Out the Gun Nuts: Bill Moyers Takes a Stand | Crooks and Liars
Science adjusts its views based on what’s observed. Faith is the denial of...