Thursday, August 28, 2014

micdotcom:

Fans are taking ‘Where’s Gamora?’ into their own hands

As many frustrated fans have pointed out online, much of the official Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise leaves out Gamora, one of the movie’s five titular Guardians, played by Zoe Saldana. Though Gamora has an equal amount of screen time as her male colleagues, and Saldana is second-billed after Chris Pratt, Gamora is mysteriously absent in some egregious ways.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new

This missing-Gamora bullshit makes me SO. MAD. “It’s a boy’s shirt so it can’t have a girl on it” ah yes, boys cannot wear something with a ladybody on it, that would turn them gay or something.

Hey, I wonder what the girls’ shirt for Guardians of the Galaxy looks like? OH WAIT HAHA THERE ISN’T ONE. In fact, a number of their licenses — Lego, Captain America, Star Wars, Ninjago, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, X-Men — only appear on boys’ clothing.

I do not envy the challenge for parents who want their kids to have gender-neutral clothing.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
tramampoline:

I really hope the “shit on JonTron” parade reaches every reach of creators I love.

tramampoline:

I really hope the “shit on JonTron” parade reaches every reach of creators I love.

fenchurchdent:

chicklikemeblog:

Playboy’s catcall flowchart.  

I’m reblogging Playboy. Somebody stop me. 

Even Playboy wants men to stop screaming at women on the street. When the pinnacle of female objectification is telling you you’re being a sexist pig, maybe for real you’re being a sexist pig. (I mean, women have been telling you you’re a sexist pig for catcalling for a long time, but then again, they’re *women* so their opinions don’t count. Now a magazine for men has acknowledged it so LISTEN UP.)

fenchurchdent:

chicklikemeblog:

Playboy’s catcall flowchart.  

I’m reblogging Playboy. Somebody stop me. 

Even Playboy wants men to stop screaming at women on the street. When the pinnacle of female objectification is telling you you’re being a sexist pig, maybe for real you’re being a sexist pig. (I mean, women have been telling you you’re a sexist pig for catcalling for a long time, but then again, they’re *women* so their opinions don’t count. Now a magazine for men has acknowledged it so LISTEN UP.)

CORRECTION about something I posted yesterday

Hey folks-

Here in my little corner of the Internet, I try to keep things honest to the absolute best of my knowledge, and own up when I make a mistake. In regards to this post about Darren Wilson’s time on the Jennings police force, I made an error. I’ve updated the post, and in the interest of transparency and disclosure, here’s what I wrote:

I didn’t read this carefully enough. He worked for the Jennings police department, and while he worked there, a different officer shot at a woman and her child, and the force was disbanded and Wilson was dismissed. I thought Darren Wilson was the one who shot at the woman — I read it as “THE Jennings officer fired his gun at a mother fleeing in her car with a child in the back seat” but it was “A Jennings officer.”

I mean, Darren Wilson is still a piece of shit and a murderer, and he did work on the police force where that happened, but he was not the one who perpetrated that particular instance of police brutality, and I apologize for the error.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Darren Wilson supporters are the literal worst. 

The state has sent more pension money to big-name Wall Street firms like Blackstone, Third Point, Omega Advisors, Elliott Associates and Grady’s old firm, The Carlyle Group. Additionally, the amount of fees the state pays financial managers has more than tripled since Christie assumed office. New Jersey is now one of America’s largest investors in hedge funds.

The “maximized returns” have yet to materialize.

Between fiscal year 2011 and 2014, the state’s pension trailed the median returns for similarly sized public pension systems throughout the country, according to data from the financial analysis firm, Wilshire Associates. That below-median performance has cost New Jersey taxpayers billions in unrealized gains and has left the pension system on shaky ground. Meanwhile, New Jersey is now paying a quarter-billion dollars in additional annual fees to Wall Street firms — many of whose employees have financially supported Republican groups backing Christie’s reelection campaign.

Gov. Christie Shifted Pension Cash to Wall Street, Costing New Jersey Taxpayers $3.8 Billion (via dendroica)
  • male game designer: hey maybe we should treat women like people
  • male gamer: how could you say these things... i trusted you... i have lost a hero on this day

(Source: bedabug)