roachpatrol:

the-real-seebs:

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!
It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”
"Aha! We knew it!" 
“Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”
"Wait, what?"

roachpatrol:

the-real-seebs:

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!

It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”

"Aha! We knew it!

Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”

"Wait, what?"

posted 19 hours ago with 8,561 notes
tagged ·sexism

sexuallyfrustratedshark:

Smoochies for the bae when he comes home 🌸🌸

And done. It’s funny how the things I only intend to be quick sketches always end up taking forever.

..If I can’t have Haru in Australia, you bet your ass I’ll take a sappy long distance relationship until Rin comes home for good.

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the-vashta-nerada:

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karadin:

ormondhsacker:

randsexual:

scifigrl47:

gingerjuju:

I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.

Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like 90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by women & girls.

And all that stuff take’s a lot of work and research and critical analysis and staring at reference photos for hours.

We are literally the most well versed and invested group in the fandom. So, like, What the fuck boys? You mad you can’t keep up?

I saw an argument, and I can’t find it now, but it totally made sense, that there’s a gender split in fandom. Male fandom tends to be a curator fandom; male fandom collects, organizes, and memorizes facts and figures. Male fandom tends to be KEEPERS of the canon; the fandom places great weight on those who have the biggest collection, the deepest knowledge of obscure subjects, the first appearances, creators, character interactions.

Female fandom is creative. Females create fanart, cosplay, fanwritings. Female fandom ALTERS canon, for the simple reason that canon does not serve female fandom. In order for it to fit the ‘outsider’ (female, queer, POC), the canon must be attacked and rebuilt, and that takes creation.

"Male" fandom devalues this contribution to fandom, because it is not the ‘right’ kind of fandom. "Girls only cosplay for attention, they’re not REAL fans!" "Fanfiction is full of stupid Mary Sues, girls only do it so they can make out with the main character!" "I, a male artist, have done this pin-up work and can put it in my portfolio! You, a female artist, have drawn stupid fanart, and it’s not appropriate to use as a professional reference!"

In the mind of people who decry the ‘fake geek girl,’ this fandom is not as worthy. It damages, or in their mind, destroys the canon. What is the point of memorizing every possible romantic entanglement of heterosexual white Danny Rand if someone turns around and creates a fanwork depicting him as a bisexual female of Asian descent (thus subverting Rand’s creepy ‘white savior’ origins)? When Danny Rand becomes Dani Rand, their power is lessened. What is important to them ceases to be the focus of the discussion. Creation and curatorship can work in tandom, but typically, in fandom, they are on opposite poles.

This is not to say that there aren’t brilliant male cosplayers or smashing female trivia experts, this is to say that the need of the individual fan is met with opposing concepts: In order for me to find myself in comics, I need to make that space for myself, and that is a creative force. Het white cis males are more likely to do anything possible to defend and preserve the canon because the canon is built to cater to them.

This is genuinely the best post I have ever read.

Comment bolded by me because effing important that’s why.

let’s not forget when PBS created a video tribute to fanartists, there were five male spokespersons, while the female fan art shown in the background went uncredited. When female fans began commenting in droves about being excluded the director was all ‘what girls do this too?

posted 1 day ago with 12,278 notes
tagged ·fandom
letterstomycountry:

If you don’t already know the story behind this photo, it’s a good one.  When Keshia Thomas was 18, the KKK held a rally in her home town of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Counter protesters came out in droves to tell the KKK that they were not welcome.  At one point, a man with SS tattoos and a vest emblazoned with the confederate flag wound up on the side of the counter-protesters.  He was thrown to the ground and multiple protesters began to beat him with picket signs and sticks.  Keshia Thomas became uncomfortable with the scene, so much so that she threw herself over the man to protect him, and begged the crowd to stop.
When asked about why she protected a man who almost certainly hated her for the color of her skin, she responded:

I knew what it was like to be hurt. The many times that that happened, I wish someone would have stood up for me… violence is violence - nobody deserves to be hurt, especially not for an idea.”

A little while ago, AZSpot posted about Robert Farrar Capon, who talked about the idea of “vulgar grace” within the Christian religious tradition.  He described it as “indiscriminate compassion,” which could be slightly re-worded as “unconditional compassion.”  The idea is that you show compassion even to those that don’t deserve it.  So you give a dollar to the homeless man who may or may not use it to buy drugs—but you do it anyway because there’s a chance he’s telling the truth.  Or When your screw-up of a brother needs a place to stay because he got fired from another job, you give it to him, because he’s your brother.  When someone does something to hurt you, you give them the benefit of the doubt and assume it wasn’t personal.
Or in the case of Keshia Thomas, you sacrifice your own body to protect someone who rejects the legitimacy of your very existence.  But you still do it.  Because “violence is violence - nobody deserves to be hurt, especially not for an idea.”
h/t A Mighty Girl

letterstomycountry:

If you don’t already know the story behind this photo, it’s a good one.  When Keshia Thomas was 18, the KKK held a rally in her home town of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Counter protesters came out in droves to tell the KKK that they were not welcome.  At one point, a man with SS tattoos and a vest emblazoned with the confederate flag wound up on the side of the counter-protesters.  He was thrown to the ground and multiple protesters began to beat him with picket signs and sticks.  Keshia Thomas became uncomfortable with the scene, so much so that she threw herself over the man to protect him, and begged the crowd to stop.

When asked about why she protected a man who almost certainly hated her for the color of her skin, she responded:

I knew what it was like to be hurt. The many times that that happened, I wish someone would have stood up for me… violence is violence - nobody deserves to be hurt, especially not for an idea.”

A little while ago, AZSpot posted about Robert Farrar Capon, who talked about the idea of “vulgar grace” within the Christian religious tradition.  He described it as “indiscriminate compassion,” which could be slightly re-worded as “unconditional compassion.”  The idea is that you show compassion even to those that don’t deserve it.  So you give a dollar to the homeless man who may or may not use it to buy drugs—but you do it anyway because there’s a chance he’s telling the truth.  Or When your screw-up of a brother needs a place to stay because he got fired from another job, you give it to him, because he’s your brother.  When someone does something to hurt you, you give them the benefit of the doubt and assume it wasn’t personal.

Or in the case of Keshia Thomas, you sacrifice your own body to protect someone who rejects the legitimacy of your very existence.  But you still do it.  Because “violence is violence - nobody deserves to be hurt, especially not for an idea.”

h/t A Mighty Girl

abbedraws:


fashion style challenge: 30s era newt geiszler and hermann gottlieb for xavierdolen

send a character + a fashionstyle!

abbedraws:

fashion style challenge: 30s era newt geiszler and hermann gottlieb for xavierdolen

send a character + a fashionstyle!

"If you do that I'll never forgive you!!'"



Death of Venus

sexuallyfrustratedshark:

I don’t want to go to bed I just want to finish this ;-;

sexuallyfrustratedshark:

I don’t want to go to bed I just want to finish this ;-;

posted 2 days ago with 623 notes

tagged ·CUTIES·rinharu·free!

okcupidescapades:

you can say literally anything to men, even complete gibberish. as long as you’re responding in some capacity, they’ll assume you’re interested and keep trying to hook up. it’s incredible.

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