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tamorapierce:

fytortall:

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womenfighters:

The lovely Virginia Hankins, modern lady knight who is also a professional stunt woman, actress and archer.
Her website: http://virginiahankins.com/

I just realized that this is basically Merida all grown up.

Sir Alanna!!

Isn’t she splendid?  *And* she’s a fan!

This is Sir Alanna. No doubt in my mind.

tamorapierce:

fytortall:

fuckyeah-nerdery:

womenfighters:

The lovely Virginia Hankins, modern lady knight who is also a professional stunt woman, actress and archer.

Her website: http://virginiahankins.com/

I just realized that this is basically Merida all grown up.

Sir Alanna!!

Isn’t she splendid?  *And* she’s a fan!

This is Sir Alanna. No doubt in my mind.

feministdisney:

feministdisney:

Good article to look into: 
Not speaking up about rape jokes condones unequivocally bad behavior, demeans victims
Excerpt: 

Make no mistake, this isn’t a policing of your thoughts. You’re entitled to think whatever you like without fear of punishment. Your thoughts are your own business. What I’m asking is that you filter your speech a bit and not be so careless with your words…
'As a blog post from Men Speak Up says, “Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.’


so apparently this is going around Facebook and has like 1,000 notes already. I’m grateful to Everyday Feminism for sharing it since some of the issues the image collection covers are more serious than others, and this one is part of an overall larger, important cultural conversation we should be having about the safe spaces we make (or don’t make) for survivors.
I’m reblogging it again for anyone coming to my blog from there, because the Facebook link lacked the excerpt and link that back up the post.

feministdisney:

feministdisney:

Good article to look into: 

Not speaking up about rape jokes condones unequivocally bad behavior, demeans victims

Excerpt

Make no mistake, this isn’t a policing of your thoughts. You’re entitled to think whatever you like without fear of punishment. Your thoughts are your own business. What I’m asking is that you filter your speech a bit and not be so careless with your words…

'As a blog post from Men Speak Up says, “Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.’

so apparently this is going around Facebook and has like 1,000 notes already. I’m grateful to Everyday Feminism for sharing it since some of the issues the image collection covers are more serious than others, and this one is part of an overall larger, important cultural conversation we should be having about the safe spaces we make (or don’t make) for survivors.

I’m reblogging it again for anyone coming to my blog from there, because the Facebook link lacked the excerpt and link that back up the post.

Batgirl Respin Creates On-Ramp for Females Readers, Redux

dcwomenkickingass:

This morning DC Comics unveiled a respin/refresh of the Batgirl book. Gail Simone who has been the main writer on the book for the past three years is leaving. Cameron Stewart, mainly known by DC readers as an artist, will co-write along with Brenden Fetcher who is also co-writing Gotham…

Oh, geez, I love Batgirl, and I LOVE this idea.  

Research on Nerdfighters

sittingonanmm:

Remember that time I started writing a blog about the research I’d done about Nerdfighteria and then disappeared for no reason? Good, me neither.

This time, I am coming to you with a finished product! (Yay me, right? it only took like nine months.) I’ve written about the…

derpycats:

My two cats after they were fixed.  Maddy got used to the cone of shame fairly easily, but my other cat, Torie, never quite figured it out.

derpycats:

My two cats after they were fixed.  Maddy got used to the cone of shame fairly easily, but my other cat, Torie, never quite figured it out.

effyeahnerdfighters:

Sexual Abuse, Consent, and Culture

If you haven’t heard, there have been some really troubling stories about manipulative and even possibly abusive relationships between online creators and their fans.

While that situation certainly spurred me to make this video, I also think a video like this is long overdo. We’re excited to be facing these problems head-on, because the only way out is through.

Thanks to our task force for helping me edit this video and make sure I wasn’t too clumsy with the work, especially to Sahitya.

Here are some resources put together by the task force:

If someone is pressuring you:http://rainn.org/get-information/sexual-assault-prevention/avoiding-pressure

Types of assault: http://rainn.org/get-information/types-of-sexual-assault

Find a local crisis center: http://centers.rainn.org/

Online hotline: http://rainn.org/get-help/national-sexual-assault-online-hotline

International resources: http://rainn.org/get-help/sexual-assault-and-rape-international-resources

Emotional abuse: http://www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/types-of-abuse/what-is-emotional-verbal-abuse

"Digital" abuse: http://www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/types-of-abuse/what-is-digital-abuse

Warning signs of an abusive relationship: http://www.breakthecycle.org/dating-violence-warning-signs

edit: The links in this were broken but are now fixed; major thanks to those who pointed it out!

Bunny!!!

Bunny!!!

(Source: mortimerainey, via reasonimprisoned)