Signal Boosting: Banks across the US are continuing to engage in shady-ass business practices.
Signal Boosting: Moondancer Drake has a new novel out.
UM defends rights of research assistants.
Michele Bachmann—-> WHAT A CANDIDATE.
I wish *I* could play ping pong too!
Appropriation is never cute.
Sexism begins early.
As someone over the course of the past week experienced some personal drama in my slash community, when I stumbled upon this link on Womanist Musings it gave me a lot of food for thought (it also reminded me of some comments on here from a while ago where some readers said that they take slash fics on a case-by-case basis when it comes to its depiction of queer male sexuality, even referencing being ”mansplained to” by gay men due to potentially problematic portrayals, which kinda struck me as maybe a weird facet of privilege? IDK. Also, I even made fail-tastic remark in the comments section that I’m still smarting from…curse my easily damaged ego!):
Perhaps being a writer is not all it’s cracked up to be.
The military’s reduction in forces is coming at a bad time for young people seeking employment.
DoD schools failing children.
More on EPA rules for coal burning plants.
The repeal of DADT hasn’t changed the de facto homophobia of the enlistment process.
Somebody should go see Unnatural Acts because I can’t.
Does deployment make you a single parent?
Don’t let daddy lick me again!
Racism vs. comedy.
JK! Slavery WASN’T good for black children.
Environmentalism is the new terrorism.
Honey Bee Colony Disorder has spread worldwide.
Finding 35mm from the 1980s is a bit of a challenge…
Flashback to 1906 Market Street in San Francisco.
Woman facing misdemeanor charges for vegetable garden.
HAHA SM STIRLING HAZ A SAD THAT SOMEONE CALLED HIM ON HIS RACIST BOOK. I’m so glad Jha is awesome. I couldn’t even finish that crap. He’s posting as joatsimeon.
Sworn virgins are dying out
Holy shit, Summer Glau and Peter Dinklage will be sharing the screen!
Whaaaaaaaaaat. Cyborg art.
Reactions to Arranged
The following is from Slate and basically calls for intelligent movies to cast on-screen couples at a ‘similar’ age (no more than ten years gap, no more than five if the woman is under-25 – and even then, I STILL don’t know any couples with a ten-year gap) or at least an attraction of WHY the couple of question are together.
Catwoman’s origin story is fascinating.
Are POC leads the kiss of death in the publishing world?
“I think women are different, and I think having them in the room is crucial to a family comedy, ensemble comedy, television comedy, where half the eyeballs on your show are women. As it turns out, I think Megan’s the only female writer who’s staying this year, so now, even though Bromstad’s gone, now I’m carrying this legacy, going, “Eh, guys, we really need a half-female writing staff.” I would teach it. I think we have to stop thinking of it as a quota thing and think of it as a common-sense thing.”
This just in! Dan Simmons still Islamophobic!
The dairy industry is flipping its shit.