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not being at comic con like 


not being at comic con like 

WOW COMIC CON IS SO AMAZING THIS YEAR IM SO BLESSED TO BE sitting here at home reading about it on the internet.

We see the results of the assumptions that Codebabes is supporting weekly, if not daily, here at The Mary Sue. We see it in the gender gap in hiring for technology jobs. We see it in the sexual harassment and poor response to accusations of sexual harassment of women in the tech industry. We see it when a woman, no matter how popular and well known her contributions to the gaming community, can be dismissed as a “glorified booth babe.”

In a perfect world, where the tech industry didn’t have a massive gender gap and pervasive problems with the treatment of women in the workforce, Codebabes would be a cute distraction. As it is, the very fact that it is A Thing Someone Thought Was a Good Idea is disturbing.




I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”

- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.

They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.

To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.

And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.

So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.

Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:

Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds.[5] Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My BondRoger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.

That is what this gifset is about.

You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT. 


me when I find a new obsession 


Some flowers blooming in my garden. Unfortunately, my camera is ten years old and I can’t afford a new one, so they are very poor quality, but I tried. Wish they looked as pretty here as they do it person!


'oh gross it's dark chocolate i hate dark chocolate' 


give it to me


They’ve also  seen various media takes and possible religious messages  that present various versions of coercion and sexual assault being permissible.



This is glorious and even thought it doesn’t fit in the range of all the paranormal, I MUST share

It works like this: You tell Kitestring that you’re in a dangerous place or situation, and give it a time frame of when to check in on you. If you don’t reply back when it checks your status, it’ll alert your emergency contacts with a custom message you set up.

It doesn’t require you to touch anything (like bSafe) or shake your phone (like Nirbhaya) to send the distress signal. Kitestring is smarter, because it doesn’t need an action to alert people, it needs inaction.


reblogging because this is seriously amazing.




Prepare yourselves appropriately, because this is happening.

Batgirl is getting a relaunch by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Freakin’ Tarr. You know, your actual favourite artist who drew the Bosozoku Sailor Scouts? SHE’S DRAWING BATGIRL. I’ll calm down… eventually?!

More info at MTV!

My new style inspo for F/W 2014.

But seriously, I need Barbara’s new utility belt.

P.S. Congratulations, Cameron, Brenden, & Babs!

omg perf costume design


I’m very sad that Gail is leaving the book, but this does look pretty great. Fingers crossed!