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typingsdrawings:

deskgirl:

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internetgoose:

I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go

so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post”

nice idea and all

but the thing is, as soon as a decent number of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued.

as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, the respect for it drops, and it’s seen as less of a big deal. it’s not about the job- it’s about the number of women in the job.

observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field. so has happened with scores of other areas; nursing comes to mind

so the thing is, it’s not the work or the job that has to be uplifted and seen as more respectable. it will never work out, until people start seeing women as respectable

but there’s a doozy and who the fuck knows if it’s ever happening in my life time

"observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field."

Personal anecdote time!  I’m in a biology graduate program.  An acquaintance wanted to introduce some guy to me because his son was thinking about becoming an undergrad science major.  When he found out I was in the biology department, he grinned and said, “Well, I guess that’s kind of related to science.”

I gave him what I hope was an icy look and said, “Isn’t it strange how men outside the field started saying that right around the time biology majors shifted from mostly male to mostly female?”

The guy got this look on his face like he was about to play the “just a joke” card, and then an older woman who had been standing nearby, talking to someone else, turned to me and said, “The same thing happened with real estate.”  She went on to explain that, over the course of the career, the male-to-female ratio among real estate agents had dropped, and the pay and “prestige factor” of that job dropped along with it.

Same thing happened to literature. Used to be poetry was the medium of educated men, and novels were “the trashy, unprofessional writings” of women. The more poetry women wrote, the less esteemed it became, and the more men wrote novels, the more value novels had. Now YA novels are frowned on, and also considered women’s territory. If I could find it, I read a few months ago the personal experiences of a female scifi writer and the bias there. Women are expected to write “less intelligent” soft scifi while hard scifi is for men and considered superior. One is valued more than the other based on the genders that tended to write them, and now men and women are pigeon-holed into those genres and disrespected if they don’t adhere to them.

This is probably like 90% of the reason for the backlash of “Anti-gamers” when it comes to women in nerd culture. Nerd culture isn’t really respected anyway and even though it originated as a massive boys AND girls club (really more a girls club since the first ever sci-fi nerd convention was created by women for their love of star trek) but there’s probably a subconscious knowledge that whatever respect they do have (and it’s getting more respect right now too thanks to nerds growing up into people with money and making movies) that it’ll be “lost” if taken over by women because we’ve been taught over and over again that women ruin everything.

NO GURLZ ALLOWED!!!

Why? Because we live in a society that has been hard wired for centuries that to BE a woman is weak so anything women excel at must be also weak and of no value, hence why we try to keep women out of EVERYTHING and then once they get in people scoff and go “yeah well it wasn’t that hard to begin with that’s the only reason you got in at all…”

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September 21, 2014 at 1:05 PM | Post Permalink | 9,079 notes



deaexlibris:

otherbully1:

the-milk-eyed-monster:

colony-drop:

oh look my favorite photo set

cool

what the entire and actual existing fuck?

Kindergarten Cop was released in 1990, Silent Hill 1 was released in 1999. It’s kinda cool to see they threw in some homages, though.

(Source: springbeanz)

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September 21, 2014 at 10:37 AM | Post Permalink | 59,782 notes



somehowfurious:

kissing-monsters:

apiphile:

sexxxisbeautiful:

pizzagrrrl:

Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.

What a beautiful badass woman.

King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.

MORE FEMALE KINGS.

Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.

somehowfurious:

kissing-monsters:

apiphile:

sexxxisbeautiful:

pizzagrrrl:

Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”

King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.

“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”

Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.

What a beautiful badass woman.

King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.

MORE FEMALE KINGS.

Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.

(Source: pizza-grrrl)

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September 20, 2014 at 8:57 AM | Post Permalink | 110,216 notes



Den-Frusna-Eken’s 1000 Follower Giveaway

den-frusna-eken:

As I am now very close to having 1000 followers, I am announcing a giveaway which will be done after I reach that mark.

First, the rules:

  1. You must be following me at the time of winner selection in order to win. I will be checking this.
  2. Blogs created specifically for this or other giveaways will be disqualified.
  3. I will also be looking at the perspective winners before making my official call. If I see racism, homophobia, other forms of bigotry, etc. I will disqualify the blog and re-select. These items are handmade by me and I want to make sure that I am not giving them to the wrong sorts of people. If you don’t like this, then don’t bother.
  4. Likes and reblogs both count, but please do not spam this.
  5. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator.
  6. This is open to followers both in and outside the U.S. Shipping will be standard rate.

Now, the prizes:

1. Tablet woven belt in a 2-color combination of the winner’s choosing. Pattern choices include horizontal or vertical stripes, waves, diagonal lines, arrows or diamonds. The belt is cinched by tying a knot in the front and the excess on the ends hangs down, usually off to the side..

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2. Hand-forged iron arm ring. The middle of the band will have a flat area with “HAIThIN” chiseled in runes. This normalizes as Heiðinn in Old Norse, meaning “Heathen.” I will need a measurement where the winner wants it to be worn so that I know how big the ring needs to be. Since it is made of a soft metal it is adjustable to a certain degree, but be careful as too much stress can break it.

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These items will take time to make, so if you are chosen to receive them please do be patient. Good luck to you all!

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September 20, 2014 at 1:28 AM | Post Permalink | 128 notes



"I did this radio show and the deejay asks me, ‘What if you woke up tomorrow and you were beautiful?’
What do you mean ‘what if’?
He said, ‘What if you woke up and you were blonde and you had blue eyes and you were 5’11 and you weighed 100 pounds and you were beautiful? What would you do?’
And I said, ‘Well, I probably wouldn’t get up ‘cause I’d be too weak to stand.’
And I felt very sorry for him, ‘cause if that’s the only kind if person that you think is beautiful, you must not see very much beauty in the world.
And I think everybody is beautiful. And if you don’t think that I am beautiful, you are missing out. Because I am so beautiful."

Margaret Cho: Beautiful (via justanothersinger)

I want this tattooed on the inside of everyone’s eyelids.

(via aka14kgold)

I woulda smoove cussed his ass out on air.

That’s so fucked up

(via tashabilities)

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September 20, 2014 at 1:27 AM | Post Permalink | 9,092 notes



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September 19, 2014 at 3:44 PM | Post Permalink | 1,862 notes



carryonmy-assbutt:

tommybishops:

splderwoman:

DEADPOOL WILL HAVE HIS OWN MOVIE

DEADPOOL WILL HAVE HIS OWN MOVIE

DEADPOOL WILL HAVE HIS OWN MOVIE

DEADPOOL WILL HAVE HIS OWN MOVIE

IN 2016 (x)

"[Deadpool] will actually have no connection to the one that was in Wolverine," said Reynolds.

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September 19, 2014 at 3:43 PM | Post Permalink | 46,341 notes



Different Trees And Their Acorns

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September 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM | Post Permalink | 664 notes



djarfskald:

judasleigh

*grabbihands* GIMME.

(Source: amiami.jp)

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September 19, 2014 at 11:54 AM | Post Permalink | 9,079 notes



cethornton3:

windchickenn:

callmeoutis:

charlesoberonn:

The hebrew title for Game of Thrones is actually translated to Games of the Throne. Because if we translated the english title literally, it would be the same as the Hebrew name for Musical Chairs.

this just in game of thrones is actually the world’s longest and deadliest game of musical chairs

I’m not even in the GoT fandom and I love this.

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September 19, 2014 at 11:53 AM | Post Permalink | 55,278 notes




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