Holidays? Yeah I love talking about wanting to raise the minimum wage and then having my gramps and mom call me a communist/socialist for supporting those lazy service industry workers when they already have those big welfare bucks they rob from the Republicans, let’s go Christmas shopping good ol’ quality family time wooooo
“Nobody told us that girls, much less Mexican girls, weren’t supposed to like science fiction. Undeniably, few if any of the characters in the mainstream science fiction films and television programs of the 1970s and early 1980s looked like us. As the African American science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler pointed out, Star Wars featured “every kind of alien … but only one kind of human—white ones” (Beal 1986, 17). Sadly, only Ricardo Montalbán’s Khan and Blade Runner’s Gaff, played by our homie Edward James Olmos, resembled us. Moreover, there was no mistaking me for any of the good guys—in the strictest sense of “guy.” Yet, despite the genre’s androcentrism and overwhelming whiteness, I found pleasure and meaning in science fiction. It beckoned me to imagine a world—indeed a universe—beyond the freeways, strip malls, and smog-alert days of my Southern California childhood.”—Catherine S. Ramírez, Afrofuturism/Chicanafuturism, Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 33:1, Spring 2008 (via shadowstookshape)
Seriously yall how much is it gunna take before we can all just agree like civilized adults about killing the 1% in the revolution? gettingrealsickofyourshit.gif
Maybe kill is too harsh, maybe just drop them pennyless with no identification or means of contact in a rural part of a foreign country and see if they’ll make it. You could call it Survivor: Silver Spoon Edition
Shout out to all the closeted LGBT people who have to return to unsafe family environments this season. Remember that there is nothing wrong with you and that no, you are not a hypocrite for loving the people who raised you despite the things they have done to hurt you. Above all remember that you will always have friends who support you even if your family does not.
It appears the ayes have it. After weeks of careful ballot counting, officials in Washington state on Tuesday certified the results in a potentially historic vote that will create far and away the highest minimum wage in America.
As if I needed more reasons to move to Seattle.
I READ THIS OUTLOUD TO MY MOM AND BELLA IS IN ROOM AND she said “wow. That is messed up. Someone get the hose!”
"Proposition 1 will set a $15 wage floor for an estimated 6,000 airport and hotel workers in SeaTac, Wash., a suburb of 27,000 residents south of Seattle"
Unfortunately, you can get another recount by buying one, but hopefully this doesn’t get fucked up!
“Men’s rights activists don’t organize marches; they don’t build shelters or raise funds for abused men; they don’t organize prostate cancer-awareness events or campaign against prison rape. What they actually do, when they’re not simply carping in comments online, is target and harass women—from feminist writers and professors to activists—in an attempt to silence them.”—
Remember how I said my car got stolen? Well Tucson PD found it so it turns out the cops actually can do something other than harass and fine people!! And also, the dude who was arrested for stealing it was white so take THAT mom who said I shouldn’t move to south Tucson “where the Mexicans are”!
Now I just have to manage to get off work early and get it from the tow yard before 4 because it’s closed the rest of the week.
#gee TPD thanks for being so convenient and towing it to your police auction tow yard instead of literally anywhere else. #yeah I guess it’s legal that you can sell it if I don’t pick it up within 2 weeks. #thanks I guess?
You're a classic example of modern day misandry & matriarchy, plus a Gail fan-twat too. Let me guess you're either a lesbian or abused?
YOU CAN’T BE A MARGINALIZED GROUP IF YOU’VE LITERALLY HELD THE MAJORITY OF THE SPOTLIGHT AND POWER FOR AGES.
I’ll tell you what I am; a bisexual in a happy relationship with a man, not that my sexuality is any of your damn concern. I’m not a man-hater, I’m angry. I’m angry that I have to continuously point out things like the fact that I’m not a rabid man-hater because men feel threatened by my opinion and want to send me cowardly shit anon asks. I’m angry that when a woman expresses an interest in diverse stories she must be a lesbian. I’m angry that a woman who wants less white cis male-centered stories must have been abused.
I’m angry because when women get harassment like this we’re expected to shrug it off and be polite, lest be labeled a raging bitch lesbian. A task Gail Simone is immensely more skilled at than I, fuck you very much, because she’s a lady and a scholar. Me? Well I’m not going to be fucking polite, numbnuts, so you can just pack up your MRA bullshit and go back to fucking the couch cushions in your lonely 1-bedroom apt.
Catching Fire, the second in four planned movies based on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, scored the biggest November debut ever at the box office, and the your biggest of all times, with $161.1 million this weekend, and a huge $307.7 take around the world. It now ranks behind The Avengers ($207.4 million), Iron Man 3 ($174.1 million) and Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2 million). To make it #4, the saga of Katniss Everdeen passed The Dark Knight Rises ($160.9 million).
Early exit poll data suggests the audience gender gap from the first “Hunger Games” film is shrinking. Male attendance on Friday jumped 12% from the original to 41% of overall auds, and moviegoers are about equally split between the over-25 and under-25 crowd.
So now we know, you CAN open an action movie with a female lead.
Hey Gail. Maybe a bit late to the proverbial party with this one, but I've been keeping a fleeting eye on the whole "the industry doesn't need any more white, hetero, cis, middle class men" chain. While I do realize that the industry is flooded with such people, and yes, there should be a greater deal of diversity, don't you think the whole thing could have been resolved a bit more tactfully? The internet and indeed online communication has a ability to remove all humanity from a conversation
What’s interesting here is that the original poster and I never had even a moment’s cross word. He made his comment, I made, as I often do, a somewhat silly response, and we chatted quite politely and genially the entire time. We had quite a nice exchange the entire time, he seems like a good guy and he also disavows the people freaking out about it.
People usually like my humor until I make fun of something too close to home, then I am ‘tactless.’
The truth is, I am usually tactless. Only the topic of discussion changes. :)
“While Ms. McKenna “did not ‘abduct’ the child,” the court said, “her appropriation of the child while in utero was irresponsible, reprehensible.”—
Sara McKenna, a former Marine, became pregnant during a brief relationship with Bode Miller, an Olympic skier. While seven months pregnant, she moved from California to New York to go to school, leading a judge to scold her for “virtually absconding with her fetus.” Now, the fight for custody of their son has become “a closely watched legal battle over the rights of pregnant women to travel and make life choices.” (via bebinn)