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30

Jul

Things to Do When You're Anxious, Scared, or Just Need a Distraction

pervocracy:

writingweasels:

Seed Plant Breeder

Fly a Line

Paint a Nebula

The Quiet Place

The Thoughts Room

The Dawn Room

Paint Like Jackson Pollock

Weave Silk

Links (there’s many more if you clickthrough to the original post) to soothing/uplifting/distracting websites and games for when you need an emotional breather.

overlypolitebisexual:

"if you were polite and nice with your activism we’d listen" no you wouldn’t you fucking liars


"It’s never really about the cases for me. The thing that I love about the show… I love the Holmes and Watson relationship. The way they interact with each other, the way they go about their work is always the most fun to me." — Jonny Lee Miller
"It’s never really about the cases for me. The thing that I love about the show… I love the Holmes and Watson relationship. The way they interact with each other, the way they go about their work is always the most fun to me." — Jonny Lee Miller

(Source: lucyliued)

(Source: ayearofthoughts)

queersinhistory:

AUDRE LORDE 1934-1992
Author, poet, feminist, and self-described warrior. She was born to Caribbean immigrants in Harlem and began writing poetry at a young age. Her childhood, years of sexual awakening, and experiences of the gay scene in 1950s Greenwich Village are detailed in her beautiful 1982 novel Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, which she called a “biomythography.” In addition to inventing genres, she also contributed to modern feminist thought by asserting that her dual identities as black and lesbian were intertwined, and by criticizing feminists in the 60s who ignored the racial and sexual divides that exist among women. She was the New York State Poet Laureate from 1991 until her death the following year, after a long battle with cancer.

queersinhistory:

AUDRE LORDE 1934-1992

Author, poet, feminist, and self-described warrior. She was born to Caribbean immigrants in Harlem and began writing poetry at a young age. Her childhood, years of sexual awakening, and experiences of the gay scene in 1950s Greenwich Village are detailed in her beautiful 1982 novel Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, which she called a “biomythography.” In addition to inventing genres, she also contributed to modern feminist thought by asserting that her dual identities as black and lesbian were intertwined, and by criticizing feminists in the 60s who ignored the racial and sexual divides that exist among women. She was the New York State Poet Laureate from 1991 until her death the following year, after a long battle with cancer.

usatoday:

Men make up 70% of all Twitter staff, another example of Silicon Valley’s gender gap.

usatoday:

Men make up 70% of all Twitter staff, another example of Silicon Valley’s gender gap.

28

Jul

Discrimination isn’t a thunderbolt, it isn’t an abrupt slap in the face. It’s the slow drumbeat of being underappreciated, feeling uncomfortable and encountering roadblocks along the path to success.
Astrophysicist Meg Urry, quoted in "Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To." (via almost-a-class-act)

What Scooby Doo REALLY taught us is that once you pull off the mask, the real villain is usually an old white man thing to steal everyone’s land or money.

Gentrifiers focus on aesthetics, not people. Because people, to them, are aesthetics.

Proponents of gentrification will vouch for its benevolence by noting it “cleaned up the neighbourhood”. This is often code for a literal white-washing. The problems that existed in the neighbourhood - poverty, lack of opportunity, struggling populations denied city services - did not go away. They were simply priced out to a new location.

That new location is often an impoverished suburb, which lacks the glamour to make it the object of future renewal efforts. There is no history to attract preservationists because there is nothing in poor suburbs viewed as worth preserving, including the futures of the people forced to live in them. This is blight without beauty, ruin without romance: payday loan stores, dollar stores, unassuming homes and unpaid bills. In the suburbs, poverty looks banal and is overlooked.

In cities, gentrifiers have the political clout - and accompanying racial privilege - to reallocate resources and repair infrastructure. The neighbourhood is “cleaned up” through the removal of its residents. Gentrifiers can then bask in “urban life” - the storied history, the selective nostalgia, the carefully sprinkled grit - while avoiding responsibility to those they displaced.

Sarah Kendzior - The peril of hipster economics (x)

(Source: mizoguchi)

out-there-on-the-maroon:

thefuuuucomics:

Shout out to IMDb for always reminding me where I recognise that actor from

In case ya’ll didn’t know, I found this awesome function of IMDb:

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It’ll let you put in two different shows or movies and give you a list of all the people who appeared on both. 

I USE THIS SO MUCH.

lightspeedsound:

kimchibae:

"dick is abundant and low value" i am screaming

omfg 

brutereason:

These are from a wonderful book called The Art Of Comforting. Check it out and learn how to be better at supporting people going through difficult things.

Roxane Gay, bad feminist and proud of it

(Source: ethiopienne)

"Here are women who sing about sex. Sexuality. Contemporary womanhood. Wholeness. Arrival. […] The record dismantles the idea that marriage, commitment, or monogamy ruins one’s sex life. It challenges the notion that a woman’s life should be lead in complete service to her child. This album is widely successful because it makes women feel good about themselves. I can see how that might be confusing for some […] Detractors decried the album’s explicit content in typical "Won’t someone think of the children?" form, seemingly forgetting that the singer is 32 and under no obligation to parent any child but her own. BEYONCÉ introduces Knowles as a sexual being, not a being sexualized by industry. She communicates her proclivities in her own certain terms. And yes, that may sometimes involve a duration on her knees. No, you may not watch." - From Janet To Beyoncé: Why It Matters When Black Women Sing About Sexuality 

(Source: beyoncexknowles)