July 23, 2013   97,507 notes   

charlottepenelope:

SOMEBODY GENDER-SWAPPED THE VIDEO FOR BLURRED LINES AND IT’S THE BEST FUCKING THING I’VE SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE

Seriously, maybe people will now understand why the original video made me so uncomfortable…

HAHAHAHAHA

(Source: goshpenny, via disregardthatfrank)

June 30, 2013   450 notes   

“ The engineers at NASA, in their infinite wisdom, decided that woman astronauts would want makeup - so they designed a makeup kit. A makeup kit brought to you by NASA engineers. You can just imagine the discussions amongst the predominantly male engineers about what should go in a makeup kit. ”

Astronaut Sally Ride (ESA Bulletin 154, pg 8)

This is actually kind of touching and adorable. 

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June 29, 2013   871 notes   

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June 27, 2013   3 notes   

found on everydaysexism.com:

I transitioned from female to male a while ago, and genes-wise, I lucked out in that my appearance is such that I can decide whether I want that history known or not. I’m endlessly floored by the differences in how I’m treated.

Guys now feel perfectly at ease saying the most offensive things about women, grinning at me and expecting agreement. People respect my personal space in buses (at least more than before). If I’m angry, depressed, or irritated, people don’t write it off as PMS. During group projects or discussions, people listen when I speak up and I’m rarely interrupted. I’m ‘knowledgeable’, not ‘knowledgeable for a girl’. If I talk about my ambivalence regarding raising kids, I’m not told ‘You’ll change your mind when you’re older. Pregnancy is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever go through.’

Really though, the most striking part is that now, I’m assumed competent until proven otherwise, as opposed to incompetent until (repeatedly) proven otherwise.



June 27, 2013   12 notes   
The Escapist : The Big Picture : Boy's Own Adventure

MovieBob breaks down the criticism of a TV show where a boy gets handed down the powers of a female superhero; and has to wear the outfit to match. 

June 27, 2013   1,822 notes   
dresdencodak:

‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative
An incredible article about the myths of women’s role in history, our biases from patriarchal education and media, and how not addressing those biases creates a feedback loop in fiction that perpetuates sexism.
A must read!

We forget what the story’s about. We erase women in our stories who, in our own lives, are powerful, forthright, intelligent, terrifying people. Women stab and maim and kill and lead and manage and own and run. We know that. We experience it every day. We see it.
…
[T]he trouble is, it’s often hard to sort out what we actually experienced from what we’re told we experienced, or what we should have experienced. We’re social creatures, and fallible.

http://aidanmoher.com/blog/featured-article/2013/05/we-have-always-fought-challenging-the-women-cattle-and-slaves-narrative-by-kameron-hurley/

dresdencodak:

‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative

An incredible article about the myths of women’s role in history, our biases from patriarchal education and media, and how not addressing those biases creates a feedback loop in fiction that perpetuates sexism.

A must read!

We forget what the story’s about. We erase women in our stories who, in our own lives, are powerful, forthright, intelligent, terrifying people. Women stab and maim and kill and lead and manage and own and run. We know that. We experience it every day. We see it.

[T]he trouble is, it’s often hard to sort out what we actually experienced from what we’re told we experienced, or what we should have experienced. We’re social creatures, and fallible.

http://aidanmoher.com/blog/featured-article/2013/05/we-have-always-fought-challenging-the-women-cattle-and-slaves-narrative-by-kameron-hurley/

June 27, 2013   30,275 notes   

phallocentric:

there are a lot of (white/straight/male) people on twitter telling you to google “gay” right now, because the rainbow effect is just so frickin’ cute

well, if anybody else cares…

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they did it for some of the rest of us, too.

this seems cynical… why can’t you just be happy that people are celebrating the same thing instead of subtly criticizing them for not being part of the culture enough? 

(Source: gayfaith, via doctorgrump)

June 17, 2013   9 notes   
June 17, 2013

I’m in NYC alone for the day

What should I dooooo

June 15, 2013   131 notes   

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June 13, 2013   75,112 notes   
arealhero:

E3 in a nutshell.

arealhero:

E3 in a nutshell.

(Source: tearsofbitterlamentation, via vengerturtle-moved)

June 12, 2013   52,189 notes   

bradofarrell:

This year at E3 during the Xbox panel during a scripted “trash talk” bit someone made a scripted rape joke (male gamer to girl gamer who sucks at a game: “just wait, it’ll all be over soon.”) and then they acted like it wasn’t a big deal and then they released an expensive, anti-consumer (DRM on physical games) piece of hardware. And then Sony just released the PS4 which is just the PS3 but better graphics and $100 cheaper than the Xbox. So THAT happened.

But then Nintendo just quietly released a bunch of great looking sequels for all of it’s major franchises (Mario, Pikmin, Donkey Kong, and Smash Bros.) and every single one of those games interestingly features playable female characters who haven’t been seen in decades like Dixie Kong and Princess Peach - and Pikmin now has a new female hero.

One of my favorite things about Peach in the new Mario game is that one of the power ups is a literal “cat suit” and Peach’s “cat suit” doesn’t sexualize her at ALL. You can’t even see her boobs. She just looks like she’s wearing over-sized footie pajamas it’s so cute. Also they added a pink letter to the Mario logo just to accommodate Peach’s re-inclusion into the franchise as a character with actual agency!

So at the end of the presentation they tell you to go to the Smash Bros website to find out about new characters. And then they announced this character, Wii Fit Trainer, on the site. And in an interview the director said he gets thousands of requests for almost every video game character under the sun and he’s gotten absolutely zero requests for this character and he put her in the game to be funny and defy fan expectation. This character is literally “hey fuck you we’re the ones making the games around here, and we’ll be goofy and funny if we want to and also check it out another female character in Smash.”

Also the inclusion of the Animal Crossing villager is interesting because Animal Crossing is VERY popular with girls and even though the villager is male I’m 100% certain his alternate costumes will include the girl default villager character. So that’s neat. The three Smash characters they announced were two girl(ish) characters from two girl(ish) games and then Mega Man.

Also in the new Animal Crossing game boys are allowed to cross dress and all of the animals are explicitly genderqueer in the dialog. Characters say stuff like “Boys can ware make up if they want to, I mean, it’s 2013, who cares?” and just today a jock rhino was looking deeply into my eyes and asking me to hike a football and I asked him if he loved me (which was one of the option out of other options about sports) and he was like “Oh I guess a lot can happen when you look into someone else’s eyes like that, huh?” He didn’t even care that we’re both guys. Also in the new Pokemon game you can be black.

Basically what I’m saying is Nintendo is quietly and systematically making their games more socially progressive and Microsoft made a rape joke and then said “what? it was a joke.”

I saw the video and honestly didn’t think the “rape joke” was that bad, it would have been hilarious if a man said it to another man or a woman to a woman. It was just weird cause a man said it to a woman, so I get it. But this other stuff made me SO SO HAPPY.

(via blue-lupin)

June 12, 2013   35,893 notes   

black-nata:

bittenbyscarlett:

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in a romantic scene during the filming of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

*muffled bird screeching in the distance*

NEVER SAW THAT ONE COMING

(via garnetrods)

June 12, 2013   1,420 notes   
mrhipp:

DAFTBOT

mrhipp:

DAFTBOT

June 11, 2013   1 note   

I don’t get it, how can someone say that games with female protagonists don’t sell well when I’ve had guys tell me to my face that they prefer to play female characters in MMOs because they like looking at them?