July 30, 2014
confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked.

Every. One of these. Ever.

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked.

Every. One of these. Ever.

(via misandry-mermaid)

July 30, 2014

andapeiceoftoast said: I saw your comment on the axe body spray advertisement. You have a beautiful way of articulating yourself. I hope you don't mind if I quote you on how you explained it.

Awww, shucks. Be my guest. Quotes are good.

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July 28, 2014
caliconorth:

An Ambulocetus. =)

A Lisa Frank-ified Ambulocetus

caliconorth:

An Ambulocetus. =)

A Lisa Frank-ified Ambulocetus

(Source: caliconorth.deviantart.com, via whalevolution)

July 27, 2014
axetemptation:

60% of women will smile at an attractive stranger. Only 47% of men will do the same.

Dammit, Unilever, stop it with the asinine Axe ad campaigns. First, citation needed. Second, do you have any idea why women are more likely to smile at strangers? Based on the “Temptation” tagline in the ad, it can be inferred from context that the fact women smile more is connected to their sexual availability. The ad fallaciously suggests that a woman smiling at you means she is attracted to you and, further, that Axe body spray can help. 
This is terrible reasoning because the statistic alone cannot say why the women are smiling, and yet the writer hints anyway that women smile because they are turned on. The ad copy promotes the rape myth that women who smile at men are asking for it, that being nice means sexual attraction. But consider that women are pressured from an early age to be “sugar and spice and everything nice” and that one of their only culturally approved defenses in a male dominated world is to be likable. Any particular woman smiling at an attractive stranger may mean neither “you’re cute” nor “please don’t hurt me, mister,” but smiling more in general is part of the way women are taught to interact with the world and a strategy many women must use to neutralize threats. 
In sum, Unilever, stop telling people that smiling means a woman is sexually attracted to a person because it is gross and dangerous. Thank you.

axetemptation:

60% of women will smile at an attractive stranger. Only 47% of men will do the same.

Dammit, Unilever, stop it with the asinine Axe ad campaigns. First, citation needed. Second, do you have any idea why women are more likely to smile at strangers? Based on the “Temptation” tagline in the ad, it can be inferred from context that the fact women smile more is connected to their sexual availability. The ad fallaciously suggests that a woman smiling at you means she is attracted to you and, further, that Axe body spray can help.

This is terrible reasoning because the statistic alone cannot say why the women are smiling, and yet the writer hints anyway that women smile because they are turned on. The ad copy promotes the rape myth that women who smile at men are asking for it, that being nice means sexual attraction. But consider that women are pressured from an early age to be “sugar and spice and everything nice” and that one of their only culturally approved defenses in a male dominated world is to be likable. Any particular woman smiling at an attractive stranger may mean neither “you’re cute” nor “please don’t hurt me, mister,” but smiling more in general is part of the way women are taught to interact with the world and a strategy many women must use to neutralize threats. 

In sum, Unilever, stop telling people that smiling means a woman is sexually attracted to a person because it is gross and dangerous. Thank you.

July 19, 2014

wearethetay:

jedavu:

Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days

by Rebecca Mock 

You can feel each one…

(via wilwheaton)

July 17, 2014
So I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to pop culture: I’m sorry for creating this unstoppable monster. Seven years after I typed that fateful phrase, I’d like to join Kazan and Green in calling for the death of the “Patriarchal Lie” of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope. I would welcome its erasure from public discourse. I’d applaud an end to articles about its countless different permutations. Let’s all try to write better, more nuanced and multidimensional female characters: women with rich inner lives and complicated emotions and total autonomy, who might strum ukuleles or dance in the rain even when there are no men around to marvel at their free-spiritedness. But in the meantime, Manic Pixies, it’s time to put you to rest.

I’m sorry for coining the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” - NATHAN RABIN (via mikerugnetta)

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June 13, 2014
fuckyeahdinoart:

Therizinosaurus by NTamura

I am a short woman. I am probably the height of this creature’s largest claw. Just amazing. And so fluffy!

fuckyeahdinoart:

Therizinosaurus by NTamura

I am a short woman. I am probably the height of this creature’s largest claw. Just amazing. And so fluffy!

(via paleobiology)

May 18, 2014

sixpenceee:

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.

MORE INFORMATION

Actually, no, this app most certainly could NOT have prevented your friend’s rape, seeing as it only calls for help after a woman has been attacked. This app does nothing but perpetuate the illusion that women can control whether they are raped and, perhaps, slightly hasten police response. The only thing that would have prevented her rape would be for the rapist to not have raped her.

Your friend did not have the power to control the evil person who attacked her, no matter what measures she took. There was no outfit she could wear, no drink she could abstain from, no group that she could travel in, no demeanor she could possess, that would have been a talisman against rape because rapists come in all stripes.

Your friend did not neglect to defend herself, rather her rapist overcame her defenses. A rapist is not a mindless force of nature like a hurricane that just happens. A rapist is a human being who chooses to harm others. Saying that a woman can prevent her own rape by implication imposes on her the impossible responsibility to control the evil thoughts and actions of others.

We cannot and must not capitulate to a world where rape is treated as a normal, natural part of society.

(via daenerysknope)

May 15, 2014
There Will Be Blood with live accompaniment by Jonny Greenwood

jkottke:

The Wordless Music Orchestra will offer live accompaniment of two screenings of There Will Be Blood in NYC in September. The composer of the film’s score, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, will play a musical instrument called the ondes Martenot as part of the performances.

This fall, the Wordless Music Orchestra will once again collaborate with Jonny Greenwood for the U.S. premiere of There Will Be Blood Live: a full screening and live film score to Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2007 masterpiece, which will be projected onto a massive 50’ movie screen at the historic and absurdly beautiful United Palace Theatre: the second-largest movie screen in all of New York City.

For these shows, the film’s original score — comprising music by Jonny Greenwood, Arvo Part, and Brahms — will be conducted by Ryan McAdams, and performed by 50+ members of the Wordless Music Orchestra, including Jonny Greenwood, who will play the ondes martenot part in both performances of his own film score.

But but but what about Los Angeles?

May 8, 2014
tumorhead:

What if some theropod dinosaurs had fluffy, mobile cheek feathers, like some modern birds, that would puff out when they were happy??
More studies need to be done, we must investigate further!!

tumorhead:

What if some theropod dinosaurs had fluffy, mobile cheek feathers, like some modern birds, that would puff out when they were happy??

More studies need to be done, we must investigate further!!

(via paleobiology)