Oct
16
2014

Reblogged from imamandanelson :

"Good God, we’re in a lot of trouble if people think that Amy represents every woman. Feminism is not that fragile, I hope. What Amy does is to weaponize female stereotypes. She embodies them to get what she wants and then she detonates them. Men do bad things in films all the time and they’re called anti-heroes. Amy may not be admirable, but neither are the men on ‘The Sopranos.’"

Sep
25
2014

Reblogged from jennirl :

"You call it “fun” and “naughty” like those words alleviate any guilt you should feel for perpetuating these ridiculous notions of women’s bodies and their worth into our culture. Unfortunately, the representation of women in comics has bred such a complete misunderstanding of who women are among your male readers that I would argue that it is your responsibility to combat that with more than these solo series and new characters.

It’s not a “Mr. Goody Two Shoes” move to make sure women are represented well and not just as sexy objects in your comics, it’s basic human decency and good storytelling, actually."

from Women in Comics: They’re Not Just Sexy Objects by Preeti Chhibber (via bookriot)

YEAH PREETI!!!!!!!

(via jennirl)

Aug
27
2014

Reblogged from lareviewofbooks :

lareviewofbooks:

"If much else is murky, one thing is clear: you cannot understand #Ferguson without hitting the books. Though the continued relevance of many of our best nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers on race and social justice may be somewhat, well, dispiriting here in 2014— one wishes that we were living in a somewhat less nineteenth-century world — Avidly insists that we keep digging deep, going back to the well, drawing from those who have written before. Here we offer a literary history of sorts, a collection of words that we hope galvanize us all to action.”
LARB Channel Avidly offers a reading guide to Ferguson’s literary history.

lareviewofbooks:

"If much else is murky, one thing is clear: you cannot understand #Ferguson without hitting the books. Though the continued relevance of many of our best nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers on race and social justice may be somewhat, well, dispiriting here in 2014— one wishes that we were living in a somewhat less nineteenth-century world — Avidly insists that we keep digging deep, going back to the well, drawing from those who have written before. Here we offer a literary history of sorts, a collection of words that we hope galvanize us all to action.”

LARB Channel Avidly offers a reading guide to Ferguson’s literary history.

Aug
27
2014

Reblogged from rebeccaschinsky :

rebeccaschinsky:

Nailed it. Via Playboy. For real.

rebeccaschinsky:

Nailed it. Via Playboy. For real.

Aug
15
2014

Reblogged from staff :

staff:

harperperennial:

Now that I can breathe again, I’m so excited to announce that Bad Feminist will debut on next Sunday’s New York Times bestseller list at #13!

Gigantic thanks to all of you readers, booksellers, librarians, and BAD FEMINISTS for supporting roxanegay and this book. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Roxane Gay can’t possibly get congratulated enough. This is huge. 

Aug
15
2014

Reblogged from fuckitfirespookythings :

shikarius:

Dad’s gotten 1000% better talking about periods since we started using Shark Week euphemisms:

"Ah, it’s Shark Week?" = "Ah, you started your period?"

"Harpoons on deck?" = "Do you have enough pads/tampons/etc?"

"Chum stocks are holding?" = "Do you need chocolate/midol?"

"Supplies are low cap’n" = "Yes, please."

"What kind (of shark) is it?" = "How do you feel?"

  • "It’s a Nurse Shark" = "I’m fine/not bad"
  • "GREAT WHITE OFF THE STARBOARD BOW" = "FUCKING OW"

"You’re gonna need a bigger boat," belongs in here somewhere.

Aug
14
2014

Reblogged from thecamphorchest :

Asked by spoopyvapor:

What the fucks happening in Ferguson?


pumpkinclem:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

Aug
13
2014
Aug
13
2014

Reblogged from thepenguinpress :

thepenguinpress:

via HuffPost
8 Great New Books By Women You Should Definitely Read
2014 has been deemed the “Year of Reading Women.”  Let’s support this movement!
The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Black Vodka: Ten Stories by Deborah Levy
I’ll Be Right There by Kyung-sook Shin
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Off Course by Michelle Huneven
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
 

thepenguinpress:

via HuffPost

8 Great New Books By Women You Should Definitely Read

2014 has been deemed the “Year of Reading Women.”  Let’s support this movement!

The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Black Vodka: Ten Stories by Deborah Levy

I’ll Be Right There by Kyung-sook Shin

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Off Course by Michelle Huneven

Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique

 

Aug
13
2014
Aug
13
2014

Reblogged from vintageanchorbooks :

vintageanchorbooks:

"Lilies used to be a movie theatre, before. Students went there a lot; every spring they had a Humphrey Bogart festival, with Lauren Bacall or Katherine Hepburn, women on their own, making up their minds. They wore blouses with buttons down the front that suggested the possibilities of the word ‘undone’. These women could not be undone; or not. They seemed to be able to choose.” —from THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood RIP Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)

vintageanchorbooks:

"Lilies used to be a movie theatre, before. Students went there a lot; every spring they had a Humphrey Bogart festival, with Lauren Bacall or Katherine Hepburn, women on their own, making up their minds. They wore blouses with buttons down the front that suggested the possibilities of the word ‘undone’. These women could not be undone; or not. They seemed to be able to choose.”
—from THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood

RIP Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)

Aug
8
2014

Reblogged from hoppip :

hoppip:

Happy World Cat Day! =^.—,—.^= 

hoppip:

Happy World Cat Day! =^.—,—.^= 

Aug
8
2014

Reblogged from blackballoonpublishing :

James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Horny Man

blackballoonpublishing:

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By now, most people who have read James Joyce’s work or studied him at even the most cursory level will have come across the dirty letters he wrote to his wife, Nora Barnacle. Joyce’s literary abilities were employed to their fullest when he wrote about his fetishes for anal sex, flatulence and scatology, but this was kept out of the public eye until 1975, when the letters were published.

Yet even before the publication of Selected Letters of James Joyce, the author’s presentation of Stephen Dedalus, the protagonist of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and central character of Ulysses (1922), can be recognized as a semi-autobiographical veil for his sexual confessions.

In his essay on A Portrait, author James T. Farrell refers to Stephen as “an artistic image of Joyce himself,” and indeed the progression of Stephen’s life in some ways follows Joyce’s. The character’s experiences with family, boarding school and Catholicism all include moments plucked from the author’s actual life. They mirror each other so closely, in fact, that when discussing Stephen and Joyce, many critics (e.g. Declan Kiberd, Steven Connor, Seamus Deane) refer to both with a single phrase: “Joyce-Stephen” or “Stephen-Joyce.” Thus, the sexual behavior that the character engages in can be viewed in reference to the writer’s own.

KEEP READING …

Aug
8
2014

Reblogged from everyinterestingthing :

necrophilofthefuture:

Meet Pickles, aka “Catosaurus.” He was rescued in Boston and he’s over 3 feet long.

How are we not even bros?
Godspeed, Pickles! Call me!

necrophilofthefuture:

Meet Pickles, aka “Catosaurus.” He was rescued in Boston and he’s over 3 feet long.

How are we not even bros?

Godspeed, Pickles! Call me!

Aug
7
2014

Reblogged from reasonsmysoniscrying :

reasonsmysoniscrying:

2yo entering room, naked from the waist down: “Look at my new dance move!”
(Touches butt)
(Touches mouth)
(Butt)
(Mouth)
(Butt)
(Mouth)

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