August 11, 2014
"The negative effects of assigning novels that generally focus on men are subtle, but damaging to the self esteem of the girls that are reading them. It’s a classic example of the hidden (read: sexist) curriculum in our schools, and it tells young women that men are more interesting and that what men have to say carries more value than anything a woman might want to contribute. And all of this affects boys as well. If neither the media nor their English teachers will expose them to the complexity and humanity of women, then what is going to stop them from stereotyping and making kitchen jokes? A diverse education is the key to ending prejudice. And the lack of female authors reinforces the idea that women do not have successful careers, particularly in academic pursuits, which is a stereotype that Jane Austen was battling in the 1700s. How’s that for progress?"

What My High School Reading List Taught Me About Women

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August 11, 2014

gaaaaaaaaaambit:

edgebug:

drax discovering that gamora is not, in fact, a sex worker. drax apologizing deeply for calling her “whore.” drax going on to hurriedly explain that on his world, sex workers are revered, highly respected, and trained in multiple martial arts. drax apologizing. he meant no insult and he really is very sorry

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July 31, 2014
romanimp:

I for one am a big fan of Alicia Florrick’s character development

romanimp:

I for one am a big fan of Alicia Florrick’s character development

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July 31, 2014

there are rights and wrongs and in-betweens

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July 24, 2014

kayleyhyde:

shadesofsky:

thbrogan:

dear-white-people:

YOU DEMANDED IT! Check out the full-length official trailer for Dear White People before it hits theaters this weekend.

HERE FOR ALL OF THIS. ESPECIALLY FOR TESSA THOMPSON. 

YES. MUST SEE.

also two Veronica Mars actors I’m about this

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July 22, 2014

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July 21, 2014
iguessijustlikelikingthings:

[glasses cleaning intensifies]

iguessijustlikelikingthings:

[glasses cleaning intensifies]

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July 19, 2014

cosmictuesdays said: 20, 44, 49.

eponymous-rose:

20:What’s your favorite writing program?

Anything with words in it. Right now it’s Google Docs because the words don’t get lost as easily if something crashes. Yup.

44:What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?

Hmmmmm. In Mass Effect, elderly foulmouthed asari matriarch who teams up with her turian granddaughter to fight crime. Never did get that one finished.

49:If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?

Aw, I dunno! There are a lot of talented ficcers I’d love to write with someday—RvB-wise, punishandenslavesuckers, thought-, and themumblybee come to mind—but I have no idea how that sort of thing works logistically.

And rosa-acicularis. Dude. Someday, when our fandoms overlap more firmly again, it’s gonna happen.

Dude! I get so excited every time I see you’ve posted fic, and then I have that heartbreaking moment when I’m like, I know absolutely nothing about that fandom. Can I read it anyway?

One day, dude. One day we will be in the same fandom again, and it will be glorious.

July 18, 2014

Angel + Barry Manilow

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July 8, 2014

forlackofabettermind:

Okay, I have to admit. Even though John Hurt was FANTASTIC, Harrison Ford would’ve been quite the performer. A lot of these would have been equally on par with the British run.

The only problem is, had it been an American TV series, it’s unlikely that the regeneration process would have been instigated. William Hartnell’s condition is what prompted the BBC to examine how to gracefully replace him should he become too ill to keep recording. Regeneration was a cheap trick to replace the main character without upsetting the audience. A happy accident is what came of it, and that’s what’s allowed the show to run with itself for so long. Otherwise, it might’ve been cut from programming and eventually rebooted from the very beginning in a more modern setting, like we often do.

Still cool to think about it though.

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