Ornery and Frequently Defiant

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kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
So what do we do about it?
This.
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This is important.

Really, really, REALLY important!

kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

READ MORE

This is important.

Really, really, REALLY important!

ryeisenberg:

joshfrench:

joshfrench:

I want to see Brienne and Jamie do a slapstick Vaudeville show. Am I… am I a fanfic person?

But like their act is just a bunch of terrible “Can I get a hand?” jokes and the big finale is a dancing bear who doesn’t want to cooperate

Think about it

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YAAAAAASSSSSS

playswithbooks:

mylifeinthelibrary:

drdandy:

mylifeinthelibrary:

Well, I guess tonight’s as good a night as any to add “lawn mower” to the list of items not allowed in the library. Never thought we’d actually need to say that.

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…what? What happened?

Someone brought a lawn mower into the library. For 4H, but still. C’mon people.

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We literally just watched this episode. Good times.

Apr 6

playswithbooks:

structurallove:

tastefullyoffensive:

Bears Doing Human Things [via]

Previously: Before and After Pictures of Animals Growing Up

jsparkman
frequentlydefiant

This post is always great, but where is the companion “Humans Doing Bear Things”?

Apr 3

Men want what they want.

So much of our culture caters to giving men what they want. A high school student invites model Kate Upton to attend his prom, and he’s congratulated for his audacity. A male fan at a Beyoncé concert reaches up to the stage to slap her ass because her ass is there, her ass is magnificent, and he wants to feel it. The science fiction fandom community is once again having a heated discussion, across the Internet, about the ongoing problem of sexual harassment at conventions — countless women are telling all manner of stories about how, without their consent, they are groped, ogled, lured into hotel rooms under false pretenses, physically lifted off the ground, and more.

But men want what they want. We should all lighten up.

It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The problem is not that one of these things is happening, it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.

These are just songs. They are just jokes. They are just movies. It’s just a hug. They’re just breasts. Smile, you’re beautiful. Can’t a man pay you a compliment? In truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness — one where women exist to satisfy the whims of men, one where a woman’s worth is consistently diminished or entirely ignored.

- What Men Want, America Delivers - from the inimitable Roxane Gay (via knitmeapony)

I got to meet this lady. She’s da bomb.

(Source: jessicavalenti)

mrdreadful:

Bear Simulator is a real game being devolved by Farjay Studios. You’ll basically explore, catch fish, attack stuff in your way, sleep and level up. It is described as being FPB or First Person Bear. 

Remember how yesterday I was like “oh shit you guys oh shit” after I figured out I could make my March Madness bracket predict the Baylor Bears as the winners?

I take it back.

OH SHIT YOU GUYS OH SHIT

drxteeth:

thegeekyblonde:

WHAT A GREAT PROBLEM TO HAVE

that is literally the opposite of a problem

Who is this gentleman and where is his kitten dispensary located?

(Source: unrealisticfangirlfantasy)

43. Visitor - Welcome To Night Vale [FULL]

OKAY LISTEN NIGHT VALE YOU DON’T HURT THE KITTY CAT OKAY THAT’S JUST NOT COOL I’M NOT IN A GOOD PLACE TO LISTEN TO STORIES ABOUT KITTY CATS GETTING HURT EVEN IF THEY ARE FREAKY INTERDIMENSIONAL ELDER CATS OR WHATEVER OKAY JUST NOT COOL

mrgolightly:

I’m emotional.

Happy bear day to meeeee
happy bear day to meeeeee

Happy bear day to meeeee

happy bear day to meeeeee