And she’ll still only get 70% of the treasure that Conan gets for the same exact quest.
I’m writing a thing about how feminism leaves out all sorts of women but I think it might be taken the wrong way?
I’m not sure if I should publish it or not.
It will get taken the wrong way, but write it anyway. Mainstream feminism has left out and even deliberately excluded all sorts of people, including, but not limited to: women of color, poor women, women not in “Western” nations, transwomen, non-heterosexual women, people outside the sex/gender binary, women with disabilities, neurodiverse women…
If there is a social bigotry, including sexism, feminism has participated and the ignorance, neglect, or outright hostility quite likely is still ongoing.
Feminism is imperfect and needs to be called-out on it regularly because feminism needs to do better. Criticism isn’t hate. Criticism is a call to do better and it is necessary. And while I hope to overwhelm feminism with women outside of its stereotypes and narrow mainstream areas of interest insisting on their ownership of the term and right to have a say in the platform, I also do not fault people who have been too marginalized by a movement that should be working on their behalf deciding that they cannot call themselves “feminist” until the “mainstream” movement addresses its sins.
man thinking about that post like
social justice warriors are sometimes the leeroy jenkins, they rush right in usually without buffs, without enough equipment, and probably in misguided and counterproductive ways but their hearts are usually in the right place so everyone who rushes in after…
More options than SJW:
Merry succession of holidays from various theological and cultural traditions!
Of all the problems with White Feminism, one of its biggest is that, like other forms of whiteness, white feminism just sees itself as ‘feminism’ without realizing that it’s falling into the old pitfall of viewing whiteness as the default standpoint and point of view. It assumes that white feminism speaks for all womanhood and all people, and that it is the paradigm that will eliminate oppression. White Feminism attacks what it perceives to be misogyny against its own definition of femininity and womanhood, not realizing that it often supports colonization, racism, cultural appropriation, and reinforces white supremacy by discounting and dismissing the experiences and perspectives of women of color.
No writing is wasted. Did you know that sourdough from San Francisco is leavened partly by a bacteria called lactobacillus sanfrancisensis? It is native to the soil there, and does not do well elsewhere. But any kitchen can become an ecosystem. If you bake a lot, your kitchen will become a happy home to wild yeasts, and all your bread will taste better. Even a failed loaf is not wasted. Likewise, cheese makers wash the dairy floor with whey. Tomato gardeners compost with rotten tomatoes. No writing is wasted: the words you can’t put in your book can wash the floor, live in the soil, lurk around in the air. They will make the next words better.
SKY HIGH: Layla was right (an essay)
The fantasy given to an entire generation: to go to technical school. Sky High is a technical school. Hogwarts is a technical school. Political rhetoric about college existing solely to get graduates high-paying jobs: technical school. I like technical schools, but they shouldn’t be the sole ideal in education.
OKAY YOU ASKED FOR IT I’M POSTING THIS I’m warning you though this is a really long and self-important essay about a perfectly charming Disney movie and should not be taken seriously
A good movie. A great analysis.
I was a casualty of the Citation Wars. Never forget those who sacrificed everything!
You’ll probably find this useful at some point.
Man, where was this chart when I was in library school?
Reblogging because EVERYONE (ESPECIALLY COLLEGE STUDENTS) needs this in their life. -H
Oooh. (You know these were still a point of contention when I was working on my MLS. XD )
God dammit, MLA!
This is the shit I’m talking about: Blog Titles are treated like the titles of anthologies or periodicals! But Facebook is just Facebook! Tweet gets its own fucking MEDIUM, but the site, unlike Facebook, isn’t included! But for Facebook, unlike every other fucking web-based source, forces you to include the URL!
AAAAUUUUGH NO WONDER PEOPLE CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW TO CITE ANYTHING. This guide did such a bad job of adapting to the Internet era, and every time they try to patch in a new fix for something, they just create more inconsistencies and broken systems!
It’s like… who the hell does the Modern Language Association think they are… Windows Update or something? [rimshot]
OH WORD YOU THINK MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE A UNIFIED, COHERENT STYLE THAT STICKS THE SAME THINGS IN THE SAME PLACE EVERY TIME SO THAT INTUITIVELY YOU WOULD KNOW EVEN WHEN CITING A NOVEL MEDIUM HOW TO DO IT.
HOW STRANGE. IF ONLY THERE WERE SOME OTHER CITATION FORMAT. ONE THAT WAS LOGICAL. ONE THAT WAS CONSISTENT. ONE THAT WAS ELEGANT. ONE THAT WAS THE STANDARD FOR ALL THE SOCIAL SCIENCES. IF ONLY SUCH A THING EXISTED. THAT WOULD BE A MIRACLE. A MOTHERFUCKING MIRACLE. LIKE THE WAY MAGNETS WORK.
WELL STOP WEEPING IN FRONT OF YOUR REFRIGERATOR AND PUT UP THAT PICTURE OF YOUR DOG BECAUSE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FORMAT EXISTS. YOU KNEW THAT THE WHOLE TIME ACTUALLY SINCE YOU LOOKED AT THE IMAGE UP TOP AND PRESUMABLY HAVE FUNCTIONING EYES. SORRY IF YOU’RE BLIND I GUESS. YOUR TEXT-TO-SPEECH PROGRAM HAS PROBABLY BEEN SHOUTING AT YOU THIS WHOLE TIME AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT. ANYWAY WHAT I’M SAYING IS APA FOREVER MOTHERFUCKER.
FUCK YOU I WILL CUT YOU
EVEN IF APA MAKES SENSE ON A CITATION LEVEL THE MANUAL IS SO UNREADABLE THAT EVERY TIME I LOOK AT IT I FEEL LIKE I’M READING A SHITTY FANDUB OF PARANOIA AGENT OR A BAD TRANSLATION OF A JORGE LUIS BORGES NOVEL OR LIke a standard Act of Homestuck, actually, in its original format buT THAT’S NOT THE POINT THE POINT IS THAT YOUR MANUAL IS FUCKING INCOMPREHENSIBLE GIBBERISH AND EVEN IF MLA MAKES NO SENSE AT LEAST IT MAKES NO SENSE IN A GENERALLY MORE ACCESSIBLE OFFICIAL FORMAT
HEY REMEMBER THE TIME THAT THE MLA MANUAL HAD TO BE RECALLED BECAUSE IT HAD SO MANY FUCKING ERRORS?
MAYBE THAT’S BECAUSE IT WAS ACTUALLY THE APA MANUAL, 6TH EDITION, THAT WAS SUCH SELF-CONTRADICTORY NONSENSE THAT THE PUBLISHERS NOT ONLY RECALLED THE MANUAL BUT RITUALISTICALLY BEHEADED EACH OTHER ON TOP OF A SKYSCRAPER IN JAPAN I AM RELATIVELY SURE I AM NOT CONFUSING TWO DIFFERENT THINGS HERE.
MLA 4 EVER HATERS STEP OFF
There has been a lot of debate circulating Tumblr lately about Disney’s upcoming film Frozen. A lot of this debate was sparked by the fact that the character design of the film’s heroine, Anna, is strikingly similar (read: identical) to that of Rapunzel in Tangled….
I conclude that Disney dislikes girls and doesn’t believe that they are interesting, which is a very sad thing. Their bowdlerizing of this story is both unnecessary and an act of violence against the story, not just the characters therein.
Doctor Who Cares? - A spinoff in which all is right with the ladies’ storylines and they take custody of the TARDIS every weekend to explore the universe together
After Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Jekyll, BBC announces quest to find other UK legends that Steven Moffat can completely miss the point of and then ruin for everybody in the future
One Man Thinks He Never Has To Eat Again
“You know what’s an irreversible waste of time, money and effort? Eating food you take pleasure in eating. I mean, wouldn’t you rather just ingest a tasteless form of sustenance for the rest of your life and never have to go through that tedious rigmarole of opening and eating a pre-made sandwich or enjoying a huge hungover fry-up ever again? Rob Rhinehart – a 24-year-old software engineer from Atlanta and, presumably, an impossibly busy man – thinks so.”
Read more about Rob’s diet of Soylent shakes from VICE.
Food for thought. — tanya b.
This is weird and bulimic.