Anonymous asked: Because girls never exclude other girls or never exclude guys by claiming "safe space," right? Jesus christ, I get that you have a daughter and you're looking out for her, but that doesn't mean that women have it any worse than guys now that you're focusing on one. Wake the fuck up. What sex drops out of school at great rates? What sex has the highest poverty and suicide rate? What sex is less likely to get into college? Men. So stop being a mouthbreathing white knight.

robot6:

ruckawriter:

I love when righteous indignation hides behind anonymity. You poor, poor boy. You are beyond wrong, and that you cannot see why, that you cannot see how the made-up data you cite itself is part of the problem, is part of the bias, only makes me pity you.

You’re a coward.

You’re exactly the problem I’m describing.

And you have no leg to stand on. I am tired of you, I am tired of your type.

Good luck with what I am sure will be a long and miserable life.

Rucka is suffering no fools today. Grab some popcorn or your favorite snack and watch a person advocate for their beliefs in an exquisite manner.

Boom!!

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Thank you, Rucka!

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Tags: LOL Thor Loki

"Oh yeah, that was the biggest joke of all. I think that there is a general pattern of “white-ifying” everything. Just because they make Heimdall black in the Thor movies doesn’t really make a counterargument. In fact, the amount of what they call “racebending” that goes on in Hollywood is extraordinary. I mean, I have sat down with agents who will tell me straight up, “Listen, you write about Dominicans in New Jersey. We can make an indie film about this, but nobody in Hollywood wants to see anything but white leads.” And so when I heard that they wanted to cast all white characters in Akira, it just really shows you how little the dream factory of our popular culture has caught up with the diverse reality of our present. I mean, the nation in which we live — and the world in which we live — is so extraordinarily more like a future than the futures that we’re being sold on the screen and on television."

 Junot Díaz

 

(Source: Wired)

polisci-fried:

aljazeeraamerica:

Is reading too much bad for kids? 

My wife and I have a 7-year-old who reads the way a chain-smoker smokes. He can put on a soccer uniform while turning the pages to “Captain Awesome;” we’ve had to forbid him to bring Encyclopedia Brown to the dinner table. Most of the time, he’s as ornery as any boy his age. But give him a book about birds or leprechauns and he’s hypnotized.
Some people consider this downright odd. A woman who spotted our son sunk into a book — a paper book rather than a Kindle, no less — in a coffee shop in California’s high desert a few months ago couldn’t believe what she was seeing. “He’s like a kid in the movies!” she shouted. That may’ve been a compliment; I can’t quite tell. (Maybe she’d been watching Wes Anderson?)
Our concern is whether he will find some other kid who shares his enthusiasm. So far, he hasn’t. 

Continue reading

Has our society devolved so much that there is an opinion piece about whether or not you should be concerned that your child loves to read?? Excuse me, but this kid sounds exactly like me as a child and I’m on my way to law school. Yeah, my parents should have been REAL concerned for me!

polisci-fried:

aljazeeraamerica:

Is reading too much bad for kids? 

My wife and I have a 7-year-old who reads the way a chain-smoker smokes. He can put on a soccer uniform while turning the pages to “Captain Awesome;” we’ve had to forbid him to bring Encyclopedia Brown to the dinner table. Most of the time, he’s as ornery as any boy his age. But give him a book about birds or leprechauns and he’s hypnotized.

Some people consider this downright odd. A woman who spotted our son sunk into a book — a paper book rather than a Kindle, no less — in a coffee shop in California’s high desert a few months ago couldn’t believe what she was seeing. “He’s like a kid in the movies!” she shouted. That may’ve been a compliment; I can’t quite tell. (Maybe she’d been watching Wes Anderson?)

Our concern is whether he will find some other kid who shares his enthusiasm. So far, he hasn’t. 

Continue reading

Has our society devolved so much that there is an opinion piece about whether or not you should be concerned that your child loves to read?? Excuse me, but this kid sounds exactly like me as a child and I’m on my way to law school. Yeah, my parents should have been REAL concerned for me!

unclewhisky:

ratqueen:

thedragonflywarrior:

The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.

She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”

The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “

For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”

"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."

I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.

I LOVE HER SO MUCH.

FAVORITE LADY EVER.

I’m still not over how perfect her pflug guard stance is.

(via erstwhilegirl)

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