syntaxandsemantics:

355mls of curve

Not sure if that means miles or millilitres, but I like them both? >_>

the-middle-eastern-feminist:

To women who say they don’t need feminism and are not being marginalized or oppressed.

the-middle-eastern-feminist:

To women who say they don’t need feminism and are not being marginalized or oppressed.

(via feminspire)

chromaticanxiety:

ladysaviours:

joseph fink is not even in the vicinity of fucking around on twitter today

omg that’s a lot of truth

99percentinvisible:

Artist Allison Greenwald took digits from her personal information, overlapped them, extracted the counter forms created between them, and then laser cut the resulting shapes. 

Unsolicited advice: 1

aristoteliancomplacency:

Get vaccinated before you get to uni, or as soon as you can after arrival.

Up until around 2000 the second most common serious illness amongst the student body was glandular fever. After that, mumps starts to give it a run for its money.

Mumps is a disease against which you can be vaccinated (as part of the MMR jab, or separately). Please get vaccinated, or make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date and complete before you come to uni. Please only rely on herd immunity if there’s a legit reason (bogus autism fears don’t count) you can’t get a vaccine.

ABA teaches kids how NOT to communicate

stimmyabby:

Therapist: “Where does grandma work?” 
Little boy: “Um… she works at the house.”
“No. Where does grandma work? Say ‘library’.”
“Library.”
“Whee! Now you get a starburst.”

This is not how you teach three year olds to communicate in language. 
Communicating is not about saying what you think other people want you to say. Communicating is about connecting thoughts to words the best you can and saying them (or typing them, or pick your pleasure). 
This is not how you teach a kid “the woman who gives me many cookies works in a big building full of stories, which is awesome” this is how you teach a kid “when people tell me “blah blah blah” I should say “blah blah BLEE blah”.”
And this shows how, even “playful nice aversive-free” ABA is about having the kid be right, and not having the kid be a kid who mixes up “house” and “library”, or calls a library a “bookhouse”, or thinks Grandma’s “work” is baking him cookies. Don’t you want to say, “What does she do at the house?” and hear him say “Gives me cookies” and see him light up, and smile with him, or maybe he’ll tell you she stacks the books at the house and you can say “I think she does that at the library.” in a nice way, and also a way that actually teaches him something, because the way you’re doing it he just knows he’s wrong, and he doesn’t know why. 
Being a little kid shouldn’t be about wrong and right. If a kid tells you he’s found a portal to fairyland, you aren’t supposed to say “No”, you’re supposed to say “Take me with you”.

(via neurowonderful)

People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as ‘parasites’ fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society. — Jason Read (via dasfest)

(via thisisableism)

strawberrypatty:

rufflesnotdiets:

huffingtonpost:

Schooled  Larry King.

Watch the full interview here.

"non-practicing bisexual" christ on a bike

Ugh, but ANNA… If you don’t practice, you won’t pass your annual test and you’ll lose your bisexual card!

Would a non-practicing bisexual be like a lapsed bisexual? X_x

Sexual orientation and actually having sex have very little to do with each other. You don’t know that you are straight or gay the first time you have straight or gay sex. The idea is absurd. Like, think about teenagers who haven’t had sex. Are they straight if they’re not proven gay? Is everyone in fact a bisexual until they are in a relationship? No. People know what and who they are. Eventually. It’s this whole “finding yourself” and “getting to know yourself” and such that some people think is BS but is actually really important and a key part of growing up. 

(via thisisableism)

nevver:

Owned

I think Madonna got the least-good thing >_>

nevver:

Owned

I think Madonna got the least-good thing >_>

teland:

gailsimone:

badguyshavetheworstaim:

a comic done by christianne benedict, posted on the womanthology art forum. brilliant!

YES. Jesus, thank you.
I cannot tell you how many times I have had to point out what the audience at conventions actually LOOKS like to people in the industry. They can do signings in a booth full of every kind of person all day long, every color, every size, every orientation and more, and STILL go online and talk about how only white straight males read comics.
IT IS PROFOUNDLY UNTRUE AND INSULTINGLY IGNORANT.

"The Women Men Don’t See" — James Tiptree, Jr. (AKA Rebecca Sheldon — thanks, buggeryisthegenus)
And really — the *everyone* men don’t see, when you get right down to it. They don’t see us, they’re convinced we don’t spend money — not on the merch they want to make, anyway — and, if we make so much noise that they have to acknowledge us anyway?
Well, we’re not “real” fans.
*rolls eyes so hard they get stuck*

teland:

gailsimone:

badguyshavetheworstaim:

a comic done by christianne benedict, posted on the womanthology art forum. brilliant!

YES. Jesus, thank you.

I cannot tell you how many times I have had to point out what the audience at conventions actually LOOKS like to people in the industry. They can do signings in a booth full of every kind of person all day long, every color, every size, every orientation and more, and STILL go online and talk about how only white straight males read comics.

IT IS PROFOUNDLY UNTRUE AND INSULTINGLY IGNORANT.

"The Women Men Don’t See" — James Tiptree, Jr. (AKA Rebecca Sheldon — thanks, buggeryisthegenus)

And really — the *everyone* men don’t see, when you get right down to it. They don’t see us, they’re convinced we don’t spend money — not on the merch they want to make, anyway — and, if we make so much noise that they have to acknowledge us anyway?

Well, we’re not “real” fans.

*rolls eyes so hard they get stuck*

(via weneeddiversebooks)