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jewishpolitics:

givemeinternet:

Shhh it’s starting

Well…um…this is concerning. 

jewishpolitics:

givemeinternet:

Shhh it’s starting

Well…um…this is concerning. 

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly,how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

Poe’s Law: That moment when a Fox Business commentator sounds just like a Disney villain.

eat-those-words:

ladyazura:

Rape Culture? What is this “Rape Culture” you speak of?Seriously though, this is terrifying. God forbid I wear a skirt outside — I’m just ASKING   to be raped if I do that.

The 58% statistic actually terrifies me more than any other. Suddenly change the word and you don’t care? 
No one will ever be able to convince me that words hold no power.

eat-those-words:

ladyazura:

Rape Culture? What is this “Rape Culture” you speak of?

Seriously though, this is terrifying. God forbid I wear a skirt outside — I’m just ASKING   to be raped if I do that.

The 58% statistic actually terrifies me more than any other. Suddenly change the word and you don’t care? 

No one will ever be able to convince me that words hold no power.

Things I’ve learned so far.

1. Cats literally think they are at the center of everything you are doing.

2. They often engage in elaborate role play in which they are huge lions and their family members happen to be zebras.

I’ve had cats around while growing up, but this is the first one I’ve been responsible for.

Spring has sprung.

Spring has sprung.

I switched out the black and blue at the bottom.

Wall 1 done, now for the other side. The two opposite walls will be white. I couldn’t wait to hang her art. I painted the upper halves of the frames black to bring in the black on the walls. Lots more to do!

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I live in the middle of the city on a block in between two busy highways, but my neighborhood is so serene and quiet. 

This is the sound of happy birdies during a spring rain I captured from my back yard. 

Humane society said our new cat had to stay in one room for his first ten days before we introduce him to our dog. This happens every time we walk by his door

Humane society said our new cat had to stay in one room for his first ten days before we introduce him to our dog. This happens every time we walk by his door

I painted from 9am - 5pm and got this far. The pic of the cafe is my inspiration. I also got this print from Helen Dardik and I’m doing the room based on the theme and color palette. I’ve been moving so long that My legs are locking up! Must get potassium!

Farms vs. Families

My uncle went out of town once and I agreed to take care of his farm while he was away on a trail ride. 

The pot-bellied pigs had a pet door that allowed them into the basement and I normally heard them first, around 6am, squeeling and letting me know that it was time for breakfast! 

There were two large dogs, (one needed medication on a schedule) a pony in the barn who needed hay, grain, and daily water changes, and some barn cats. 

The difference between taking care of a preschooler, a dog and a cat, and a farm full of animals is zero. 

Rich Heir Rapes His 3 Year-Old Daughter, Gets No Jail Time Because He ‘Will Not Fare Well’ In Prison

thebicker:

invisiblelad:

rarerandomgem:

think-progress:

Everything about this is disgusting.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/873/572/063/fire-judge-jan-jurden/

Here’s a petition to get this idiotic judge fired!

Affluenza strikes again. 

And more to the point, it’s glaringly obvious the rules are incredibly different for the 1% and those in the cheap seats but… seeing how stark those differences are can be incredibly frustrating. Sure, when you’re so well connected that your parents lunch with the D.A and or the Senator is on your speed dial, that’s one thing but when you do something this morally depraved and get special consideration when every other person in the same circumstance would be justly pilloried it says a lot about how “affluenza” and those judges who dole out preferential treatment really think about social class.

Nobody “fares well” in prison, but it only matters when a rich white guy might end up there.

It has been 13 years now since I last saw Albania.

It has been 13 years now since I last saw Albania.

http://becomingrayna.tumblr.com/post/81307987429

doulaness:

bunnywith:

deluxetoaster:

can we start a club for teenagers who were constantly complimented on their intelligence when they were younger and are now having trouble coping with the realization that they’re actually of average intellect at best

in elementary school…

This is exactly why you praise children for the action if trying hard, praise them for trying again or asking for help when they’re discouraged.

Don’t praise children by telling them they are smart, this only sets them up for severe anxiety if new concepts stop coming easily to them one day.

Praise effort, not a state of being.