One time I saw a post accusing asexuals of forcing their sexuality into other people’s faces
and I feel like there should be a blog of aces doing that
Asexually doing laundry in public
Casually leaning against a wall in a non-sexual manner
So much asexuality right out there for everyone to see holy shit
Aces in yo’ faces
As a book, I love Ender’s Game to tiny pieces. It’s the anthem for the smart young outsider, and it’s a hell of an adventure story. I love it and I’m ashamed of how much I love it because it’s written by this man:
“Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage.” —Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card sits on the board of the National Organization for Marriage, attempting to ensure the second-class treatment of queer people and (impotently, but still) threatening to destroy the government over matters of simple equality. He is a frothing, virulent bigot.
Don’t pay to see his movie. Don’t let a cent of your money go to him or encourage the studio to make more films which make him more money to give to people who think pro-equality governments are their mortal enemy.
Spreading the word, guys.
I rang the literary editors of a few ‘respected’ papers and asked them how much space they were giving to women writers in their ‘review’ sections. Perfectly predictable response. They all said the allocation was fair. One said it was equal, and one prominent editor went so far as to say women are dominating the reviews!
… What happened when I asked who was doing the talking in mixed sex conversations? Well, it was the women of course. And then when you get to measure it you find that women get to talk about 10-20% of the time in conversations with men. A woman who talks about a third of the time is seen to be dominating the talk.
And what happened when I asked teachers who got their attention in class? Well, it was all equal, wasn’t it? No preferences there. And you measure it and find that girls get about 10-20% of the teacher’s attention. Any more, and the boys think it unfair - and go into revolt.
So what do you think I found with the reviews?
I would have predicted about 10-20% of the space went to women’s books. Well, it is less than 6% of the column inches. And the reasonable editor who thinks that women are getting more than their share is one of the worst offenders. Poor boys! It really tells you something when they think only 94% of the review section is not enough, doesn’t it? When 6% for women is too much you get some idea how much men think they are entitled to - as a fair deal.
Some “Cosplay is Not Consent” PSA posters I designed for Anime Boston. The top one will be on the convention center video screens with all of the other looped announcements. The other two are extras.
(I volunteer for Anime Boston as the Publications Manager, which basically means I do all of the graphic design for the convention. OMG IT’S NEXT WEEKEND YOU GUYS)
I love the message of all of these posters.
“If you SEE or experience harassment, find an Anime Boston Staff Member.”
Please watch out for your fellow attendees, your fellow women, your fellow teenagers. Be observant. Be aware. Be smart.
Have you ever been in a horribly uncomfortable situation? Have you ever felt trapped or scared or just really uncomfortable, and thought, ‘Please, someone help me’?
You can be that person. You can help someone. If a situation seems wrong, if it makes you uncomfortable, if you think someone’s in danger, or being harassed, or being bothered, report it. Immediately.
If you don’t see a staffer or you don’t think you can get one, then there are a thousand excuses you can use to speak up. You don’t have to be like, “Hey, is this guy/girl bothering you?” Some common ‘interjections’ if you think someone is uncomfortable:
-if it is a cosplayer and you recognize the cosplay, ask them if they know when the photo shoot for their game/show/movie is going to be. Even if there isn’t one. Invite them to one!
-If they are in costume, feel free to just say, “Oh, I love your costume! Did you make it yourself? Can I possibly have a picture?”
-If they aren’t in costume, or you don’t know anything about their costume, ask if he/she knows when a panel is, where the artist alley is, what time it is, any normal question you might ask a person you pass on the street.
If the person is okay with the situation, you will ask your question, and you can leave. If the person is scared, if the person is feeling trapped or scared or harassed, they will latch onto your presence like a lifeline. The person might engage you in conversation, or try to move away with you, or even pretend to know you. Once you are away from the situation and in a safe place, try to encourage them to report the harassment, or report it yourself.
Most harassers chose easy prey, young people, shy people, people that are alone. And the vast majority of them will vanish when it is clear that they are being observed. Don’t put yourself in danger. Don’t get into a physical altercation. Don’t leave the safe space or go anywhere you are unfamiliar with. Get help.
But call attention to yourself. Call attention to the situation. And it is always, it is ALWAYS okay to say no, to walk away from anything that feels wrong. And it is always, always okay to check and make sure that someone is okay.
D.A. Clarke, “A Woman With a Sword” (via foodbeersexwhatever)
If you thought I was only going to reblog this once you were dead wrong
You’re not a REAL Gatsby fan unless you’ve read the book. Unless you’ve read every Fitzgerald book. Unless you’ve read their early drafts, mailed to you by Fitzgerald himself. Unless you first read Gatsby when Scott handed it to you in a Parisian bar in 1925, apologising for the cover when he saw you disapproved. Unless you embarked on an intense friendship with him that culminated in rumours that you two were having a clandestine homosexual affair. Unless you once took him to the Louvre so you could prove to him that his penis wasn’t any smaller than those on the statues there. Unless Scott turned up, drunk and uninvited, at your house so many times that you had to move more than once. Unless you continued to exchange increasingly infrequent and terse letters with him for the rest of his life, then missed his funeral because you were in Cuba. Unless you called his literary talent “as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings” and won a Nobel prize and wrote For Whom The Bell Tolls. That’s right, you poser, if you’re not Ernest Hemingway you can fuck straight off right now. We’re on to you.
am I the only person who doesn’t wash their hair every day
when I tell people I don’t wash my hair every day they look at me like I’m some disgusting hobo
Washing your hair everyday can lead to early hair loss. You hair needs to distribute it’s natural oils to remain healthy.
Another Fun Fact:
The idea of washing your hair everyday came from shampoo companies. People that want you to buy shampoo. A lot of shampoo.