- 1 week ago
Lisa’s role on The Simpsons is a natural fit for episodes where the writers want to ground the show in emotional reality. For some, that makes her something of a killjoy, a too-rational counterpoint to Springfield’s broader comic insanity. And in 25 years, she, like every other member of the family, has certainly seen those qualities exaggerated in unflattering ways. But there’s a reason why Lisa is at the center of some of the show’s most affecting episodes (especially with Yeardley Smith as her voice)—of all the myriad residents of Springfield, Lisa is the most alone.
Sure, her family loves her—in their way—but her intelligence sets her apart, even as the little girl in her wants nothing more than to be one of the crowd. Lisa appeals to every viewer who looks at the craziness and boorishness of a loud, dumb world and longs to both transcend it and be embraced by it. And since Springfield is our world, only exponentially crazier and more boorish, Lisa’s isolation is even more profound"
- 1 week ago
I finally finished it!!! The helmet for my friend’s #HumanBomb #cosplay… WIP photos are on my fb www.facebook.com/micveecosplay #DC #FreedomFighters #DCComics #DCUniverse In case you’re wondering… That’s all foam, an old bike helmet, a tinted visor, silver painted plastic mesh, black acrylic paint, and varnish. The visor is screwed on the old helmet. The other foam pieces just attach to the visor with magnets
- 1 week ago
Not very professional but it does express my personal displeasure for the current state of where are funds are being distributed >_> I might be a little biased
"In just one year, the expenditure of of the U.S.’s military budget is equivalent to the entire 50-year running budget of NASA combined." - Neil Degrasse Tyson
- 1 week ago
A group of boys, aged 9 to 11, plays D&D every other weekend, but their parties never include girls their age. Meredith Jacobson’s DnDnG explores the possibility that their female friends could enjoy the game just as much as they do. By Ethan Gilsdorf.
"Boys prefer aliens and stuff. Girls prefer princesses."
Ha, love this!
(via fuckyeahwarriorwomen)Source: dndwizards
- 2 weeks ago
Science Needs Women:
For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation
I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet.
I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”
…for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.
…for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”
…for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.
…and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.
The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.
- 2 weeks ago
Eighty percent of the bird’s diet consists of bone and bone marrow. Its stomach acid has a pH of about 1, so the dense material can be digested in under 24 hours.
Lammergeiers are naturally black and white, but they are known to rub red soil into their feathers to distinguish age and status.
Wait, these birds use makeup to alter their appearance to the social group? Is there any other species known to do this besides our little monkey selves? Fascinated!Source: mentalflossr
- 3 weeks ago
"The absurdity runs deep: America is using American military equipment to bomb other pieces of American military equipment halfway around the world. The reason the American military equipment got there in the first place was because, in 2003, the US had to use its military to rebuild the Iraqi army, which it just finished destroying with the American military. The American weapons the US gave the Iraqi army totally failed at making Iraq secure and have become tools of terror used by an offshoot of al-Qaeda to terrorize the Iraqis that the US supposedly liberated a decade ago. And so now the US has to use American weaponry to destroy the American weaponry it gave Iraqis to make Iraqis safer, in order to make Iraqis safer.
It’s not just ironic; it’s a symbol of how disastrous the last 15 years of US Iraq policy have been, how circuitous and self-perpetuating the violence, that we are now bombing our own guns. Welcome to American grand strategy in the Middle East."
- 1 month ago
Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content
This article is heartbreaking. And true.
There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit.
There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.
NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.
Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article.
Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.
We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)
Preach! Here’s why I never read the comments on anything that gets posted by Ms. Day on Facebook—because half of them are about how hot she looks. Or doesn’t look. Or what’s she’s wearing. Or the length of her hair and whether the guy commenting approves or not. It’s disgusting and disheartening, not least because I may be missing out on good recommendations due to the dreck I’m unwilling to deal with. I can’t imagine being forced to deal with it every day because it’s your post/job/responsibility. I’m (slowly) closing in on five decades on this little planet, and the longer I live, the more I wonder if the male of this stupid species is ever, EVER going to get it.Source: thisfeliciaday
- 1 month ago
Democrats in the Senate on Tuesday took a major step in pushing back against the growing trend of regulations that are designed to shut down safe abortion clinics. The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing testimony on a bill introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a bill that would do significant damage to anti-choice efforts to go around Roe v. Wade by regulating abortion clinics out of existence. It’s called the Women’s Health Protection Act, and it would end the attacks on abortion clinics through one simple measure: requiring states to regulate abortion providers in exactly the same way they do other clinics and doctors who provide comparable services. No more singling out abortion providers.
The bill goes into detail about the specific abortion-only regulations that would not be allowed, but the general principle is that if you don’t require it for other outpatient procedures, you can’t require it for abortion. Want to force women seeking abortion to listen to a script full of lies and then make them wait 24 or 48 hours to think it over? Better be prepared to do the same for people who need colonoscopies. Want to require a bunch of unnecessary visits before a woman is allowed to have a procedure? Now you need to do that for a biopsy, too. Want to force abortion clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center standards and abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges? Well, dentists will have to meet the same standards before they can drill a tooth. If this bill passes (more on that below), states would be forced to let abortion providers operate in peace or make everyone else—including, gasp, men—endure the same kind of hassles and mistreatment women seeking abortion now have to endure in much of the country.
Now, the bad news: This bill has no chance of getting through the Republican-controlled House. But it’s still an important move on the part of the Democrats to introduce it. The ostensible excuse for all these excessive regulations on abortion clinics is that they’re necessary to “protect” women’s health. By introducing this bill, Blumenthal and Baldwin are pushing Republicans to admit the truth about the targeted laws or to explain why they believe women, as a class, cannot be trusted to exercise the same personal responsibility for their health care decisions that men enjoy. Considering that the Supreme Court will almost surely be ruling on the legality of these kinds of regulations within a few years, exposing and emphasizing the motivations behind these regulations can only help the pro-choice cause.
Then again, in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the court already signed off on the idea that woman-specific health care should be held to a different standard than health care for everyone, meaning that they may not be moved by the deep unfairness of requiring women and only women (and their providers) to jump through hoops for a simple outpatient procedure. But at least Democrats are taking measures to make the unfairness of it all clear to the voters.
Finally, someone is admitting that these attacks on women’s health have absolutely nothing to do with women’s health. We are decades past the point where Democrats need to step up their game against Republican rhetoric, but better late than never. I am exhausted by the fact that the Party of No has completely controlled this conversation at every level.
(via cleverrobespierrette)Source: dbvictoria
- 1 month ago
These Women Are About To Tell You Some Things That Are Absolutely None Of Your Business
Holy shit women on fire. This video gave me chills. If you do nothing at all today - watch this!This is amazing.
Starts off boring and generic, gets awesome.
(via cleverrobespierrette)Source: kissing-whiskey
- 1 month ago
yoooo what i need by tomorrow
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
For all of you guys. :)
As a person who has hired creatives and writers in a field other than PR, this might by okay for the advertising field, but be cautious about assuming it’s fine for others. When people list social media on their resume, we read that as “this person will be checking their Facebook all day instead of working,” which is going to get your resume dumped in the garbage instantly. I would rather know that you created a website for something (with a link), can make a simple app (show it to me), or at least ran the Facebook page for something (not yourself) that increased its subscribed list by 50% under your tenure. You do not need prior employment experience to accomplish any of those things; frankly, accomplishing them off the job is impressive in itself.
My cat can post to Instagram. You need to be better than my cat.
Just a different perspective from the employment food chain.
PS: Bilingual, YES, especially Spanish. For god’s sake, learn another language and know how to use it well.Source: businessinsider
- 1 month ago
Vaguebooking is bad enough, but when it’s vaguebooking meant to make you sound like a tortured intellectual in a world of simple-minded plebes (that you curiously call “friends”), that’s the quickest way to get booted down from friend to acquaintance. Honestly, if you want to post an article on some controversy, have the backbone to do it and then to back up your opinion if people do not agree with you. Not changing people’s minds to your point of view is not a moral or intellectual failing on their part, nor does it make you the considerate, open-minded one when you get huffy about it.
And if people don’t respond at all, apparently indicating their lack of mental fortitude? You, brave intellectual, might want to consider that:
A. They never saw it, because Facebook edits the wall in advance and people who post all day long do not get all of their posts shown.
B. Some people have jobs and families and activities, and by the time they get around to checking Facebook, there’s too much crap to wade through.
C. Busy people don’t want to get into a protracted debate (with researched references!) with someone who never gets off the computer, works at home, and is desperately looking for reasons to procrastinate from doing that fiction writing you quit your job to do. If half the time you spend writing post responses was spent writing stories, you’d have a George RR Martin-sized tome by now.
//back to my own project now that I have procrastinated