Music: Bon Iver, Justin Vernon, Gambles, James Vincent McMorrow, Florence + The Machine, Lykke Li, Anais Mitchell, Andrew Bird, The Avett Brothers, Ben Sollee, GAYNGS, James Blake, Noah and the Whale, Sharon Van Etten, Beirut

TV: Chuck, Bones, Castle, The Following, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Hart of Dixie, New Girl, Grimm, The Americans, Hannibal, Elementary, Smash, White Collar, Covert Affairs, The O.C., My Mad Fat Diary, Pushing Daisies, Suits, Fairly Legal, Royal Pains, In Plain Sight

 

jettgrrrl:

not moving out of the way for males when you’re walking somewhere is so great, they act so surprised and offended that you didn’t acknowledge their space

tariqk:

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.

That comment on how videogames don’t cause school shootings?

Well, now. See that? That’s over 15 years work, of advocacy, ruined.

Everything gaming advocacy tried to assert, that videogames were art, that violence can be separated from the medium… all now rings hollow.

How does it feel to know that this may very well be #gamergate’s most lasting and bitter fruit?

white man: well, if male privilege and white privilege exist, then how come my life isn't perfect? checkmate

albinwonderland:

sunspotpony:

shugarskull:

thisisemobuddy:

juliaofthepnw:

Whatever.

Go forth elven prince of the mountains

He must be a half elf because Elves can’t grow beards

Gimli and Legolas’s true son.

bless everything about this post

albinwonderland:

sunspotpony:

shugarskull:

thisisemobuddy:

juliaofthepnw:

Whatever.

Go forth elven prince of the mountains

He must be a half elf because Elves can’t grow beards

Gimli and Legolas’s true son.

bless everything about this post

(Source: shewhoisbored)

dlubes:

vengefulgoddess728:

harryorgans:

two friends are trying to console him after a chicken nugget went down the wrong pipe. chew your food kids

looks more like an orgy

someones choking to death in this gif and you make a joke about gay sex are you serious

dlubes:

vengefulgoddess728:

harryorgans:

two friends are trying to console him after a chicken nugget went down the wrong pipe. chew your food kids

looks more like an orgy

someones choking to death in this gif and you make a joke about gay sex are you serious

(Source: durden69)

The Importance of Play

mydrunkkitchen:

In the book I’m reading (Delivered from Distraction) I just came upon a section that discusses the importance of “play.” Basically it describes play as kind of this meditative state of creative engagement. It allows you to be fully present and focused on the task at hand, without generating any unnecessary additions to your life (like babies, unhealthy relationships, etc.)

Now reading this made a lot of sense to me because every time I spend time with one of my best friends, or my sisters, I feel restored. And I know can understand why… it’s because we spend most (if not ALL) of our time together oscillating between discussion and play. It’s so important to have people in your life that can celebrate the connectivity that play allows. And it turns out these sorts of people are not as common as I thought. 

For example:

"Hey, do you wanna play this game w/ me?" 

"… why?"

Isn’t that the most devastating response?? WHY?? Because! Because we’re alive? Because our existence isn’t actually measured by the materials we produce or the money we make? Because it’s evening time and television is mind-numbing and dull? 

Anyway, this got me thinking… I know believe that it’s important for everyone to have designated playtime. What if we added more breaks to the day so it wasn’t just a “lunch break” or a “coffee break” but there was also a point during the day when the company all got together to play a game to keep connective/creative juices flowing? 

I think that if/when I finally get that business going, I don’t want it to be ruled by productive output alone. I want everyone on staff to recognize and celebrate the importance of play. 

Love,
Hannah

jabberwockypie:

misandry-mermaid:

misandry-mermaid:

conceivethedream:

jessehimself:

 

Hero

What. Is. Her. Name.

Thanks to a follower for finding this: Her name is Venus Green.
From this article: 
In July 2009, Green’s grandson, Tallie, was shot and wounded. Tallie said he was shot at a convenience store, but police insisted it happened inside Green’s house and that the shooter was either Tallie or Green.
"Police kept questioning him. They wouldn’t let the ambulance attendant treat him," Green said. "So, I got up and said, ‘Sir, would you please let the attendants treat him? He’s in pain,’" Green said.
Green said the officer said to her, “Oh, you did it, come on, let’s go inside. I’ll prove where that blood is. You did it.”
Police wanted to go the basement, where Tallie lived, but Green refused on the basis that the police did not have a warrant.
"I said, ‘No, you don’t have a warrant. You don’t go down in my house like that. He wasn’t shot in here.’" Green said the officer replied, "I’m going to find that gun. I’m going to prove that you did it."
A struggle ensued between a male officer and Green.
"He dragged me, threw me across the chair, put handcuffs on me and just started calling me the ‘b’ name. He ridiculed me," Green said.
An officer went into the basement and Green locked him inside.
"She locked the door, the basement door. She basically took matters into her own hands," Nilson said.
"This was my private home, and if I latched it, that was my prerogative because he had no search warrant to go in my basement. So, I had to right to latch it," Green said.
Green said she suffered a separated shoulder in the scuffle, and she sued the Police Department for assault and violations of her rights.
"I was once a block watcher, department head of a high school. (I’ve) been around education for over 50 years. (I’m a) law-abiding citizen, I’ve never been arrested, I paid my taxes, owned my home, my husband died 34 years ago. (I) raised my son and I have been brutally abused," Green said. "I feel like the Police Department needs to go back to school."


*applauds*

jabberwockypie:

misandry-mermaid:

misandry-mermaid:

conceivethedream:

jessehimself:

 

Hero

What. Is. Her. Name.

Thanks to a follower for finding this: Her name is Venus Green.

From this article:

In July 2009, Green’s grandson, Tallie, was shot and wounded. Tallie said he was shot at a convenience store, but police insisted it happened inside Green’s house and that the shooter was either Tallie or Green.

"Police kept questioning him. They wouldn’t let the ambulance attendant treat him," Green said. "So, I got up and said, ‘Sir, would you please let the attendants treat him? He’s in pain,’" Green said.

Green said the officer said to her, “Oh, you did it, come on, let’s go inside. I’ll prove where that blood is. You did it.”

Police wanted to go the basement, where Tallie lived, but Green refused on the basis that the police did not have a warrant.

"I said, ‘No, you don’t have a warrant. You don’t go down in my house like that. He wasn’t shot in here.’" Green said the officer replied, "I’m going to find that gun. I’m going to prove that you did it."

A struggle ensued between a male officer and Green.

"He dragged me, threw me across the chair, put handcuffs on me and just started calling me the ‘b’ name. He ridiculed me," Green said.

An officer went into the basement and Green locked him inside.

"She locked the door, the basement door. She basically took matters into her own hands," Nilson said.

"This was my private home, and if I latched it, that was my prerogative because he had no search warrant to go in my basement. So, I had to right to latch it," Green said.

Green said she suffered a separated shoulder in the scuffle, and she sued the Police Department for assault and violations of her rights.

"I was once a block watcher, department head of a high school. (I’ve) been around education for over 50 years. (I’m a) law-abiding citizen, I’ve never been arrested, I paid my taxes, owned my home, my husband died 34 years ago. (I) raised my son and I have been brutally abused," Green said. "I feel like the Police Department needs to go back to school."

*applauds*

night-catches-us:

kb-saransar:

"According to the FBI, there have been 129 confirmed white Christian terrorists in the last 20 years. That includes Timothy McVae, the uni-bomber, the Atlanta Olympics bomber and dozens of family planning centers and abortion clinics. Muslims? 19. Which would make white people the most likely demographic to commit a terrorist attack. So watch your mouth before you call me a terrorist or I’ll knock your fucking teeth out.

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class-struggle-anarchism:

bobsavage:

whispywillow:

trixibelle:

sugahwaatah:

sempiterna:

forcederasure:

holdinghope:

sixftbeneaththemoon:

twogreatships:

David Cameron posing with morris dancers in blackface. Appealing to the Ukip voters, there

No way man
Knew he was scum but didn’t know he was THAT scummy

Asshat

are you fucking kidding me. this is the PM of Britain what

abolish david cameron.

White brits are an amazing breed

Hooooooly cowwwwwwww

Get on their excuse as well: 

"In fact, according to the founder of the Foxs Morris dancers, the tradition of blacking up in Border Morris dancing dates back to the 16th century, when out of work farm labourers would beg for money, covering their faces in soot to avoid being recognised because begging was illegal at the time"

And: 

"We dance in the style of Border Morris, and we black our faces because farm labourers who were out of work in the winter months would go around begging, performing a dance in return for money. They blacked their faces with soot because it was illegal to beg and they didn’t want to be recognised. It was a disguise, in the same way that the leader of the troupe wears a top hat and is called the squire to take the mickey out of the local squire. It’s not racist and offence is never taken. People from other cultural backgrounds don’t see it as that at all. We have had an Arab person dancing with us in the past - it’s not seen as racist.”

And then the article goes on to say: 

The term “Morris” is said to be derived from “moorish”, after the Moors of Morocco, and in the early 20th century border morris dancing was often referred to as “n***** dancing”. Some social historians also believe Morris dancing to be a parody of African tribal dances.

gahhhhhh!! This type of shit makes me want to throw stuff, specifically in their ignorant f**king faces! As if ANY of their excuses are relevant! Who CARES why it was started - it was racist then and it’s racist now. Just because something is ‘traditional’ doesn’t make it exempt. In fact, more often than not, keeping something like this because it is traditional just shows the scope of absolute contempt for social issues today. 

Yeah that’s it. Even if it did originate in a time when there were no associations with blackface and black people, blackface DID happen. And that alone makes it unacceptable now.

Jesus what a ridiculous argument
A lot of things that were cool in the 16th century are no longer cool ffs

class-struggle-anarchism:

bobsavage:

whispywillow:

trixibelle:

sugahwaatah:

sempiterna:

forcederasure:

holdinghope:

sixftbeneaththemoon:

twogreatships:

David Cameron posing with morris dancers in blackface. Appealing to the Ukip voters, there

No way man

Knew he was scum but didn’t know he was THAT scummy

Asshat

are you fucking kidding me. this is the PM of Britain what

abolish david cameron.

White brits are an amazing breed

Hooooooly cowwwwwwww

Get on their excuse as well: 

"In fact, according to the founder of the Foxs Morris dancers, the tradition of blacking up in Border Morris dancing dates back to the 16th century, when out of work farm labourers would beg for money, covering their faces in soot to avoid being recognised because begging was illegal at the time"

And: 

"We dance in the style of Border Morris, and we black our faces because farm labourers who were out of work in the winter months would go around begging, performing a dance in return for money. They blacked their faces with soot because it was illegal to beg and they didn’t want to be recognised. It was a disguise, in the same way that the leader of the troupe wears a top hat and is called the squire to take the mickey out of the local squire. It’s not racist and offence is never taken. People from other cultural backgrounds don’t see it as that at all. We have had an Arab person dancing with us in the past - it’s not seen as racist.”

And then the article goes on to say: 

The term “Morris” is said to be derived from “moorish”, after the Moors of Morocco, and in the early 20th century border morris dancing was often referred to as “n***** dancing”. Some social historians also believe Morris dancing to be a parody of African tribal dances.

gahhhhhh!! This type of shit makes me want to throw stuff, specifically in their ignorant f**king faces! As if ANY of their excuses are relevant! Who CARES why it was started - it was racist then and it’s racist now. Just because something is ‘traditional’ doesn’t make it exempt. In fact, more often than not, keeping something like this because it is traditional just shows the scope of absolute contempt for social issues today. 

Yeah that’s it. Even if it did originate in a time when there were no associations with blackface and black people, blackface DID happen. And that alone makes it unacceptable now.

Jesus what a ridiculous argument

A lot of things that were cool in the 16th century are no longer cool ffs

night-catches-us:

kb-saransar:

"According to the FBI, there have been 129 confirmed white Christian terrorists in the last 20 years. That includes Timothy McVae, the uni-bomber, the Atlanta Olympics bomber and dozens of family planning centers and abortion clinics. Muslims? 19. Which would make white people the most likely demographic to commit a terrorist attack. So watch your mouth before you call me a terrorist or I’ll knock your fucking teeth out.

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