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  1. hot-spockets reblogged samwiseup:

    prokopetz:

    cleopatrasweave:

    i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

    This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

    I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).

    We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.

    When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.

    They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.

    In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.

    In conclusion: this is awesome.

  1. hot-spockets reblogged agentrodgers:
  1. hot-spockets reblogged damnstartrek:

    infiltration:

    sometimes i realize there are so many things i won’t remember in 50 years like the way the sky looked this morning and all the dogs i saw today and my mom’s voice and i get so sad i never want to forget

  1. hot-spockets reblogged damnstartrek:

    subsequential:

    iamokaybymyself:

    a gay man portraying a straight man forcing a bisexual actress playing a lesbian to focus on a hot dude’s dick

    Queerception

    this show is so messed up

  1. hot-spockets reblogged agentrodgers:
  1. hot-spockets reblogged wilwheaton:

    nateswinehart:

    Being good to each other is so important, guys.

  1. hot-spockets reblogged aconnormanning:

    aconnormanning:

    brynja-storm:

    professorfangirl:

    mediamattersforamerica:

    The internet’s most beloved geek, Wil Wheaton, calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible. 

    Wil Wheaton, mensch.

    I fuckin’ love Wil Wheaton. This is just an added bonus.

    Bonus points for using the word “asscocks”
  1. hot-spockets reblogged damnstartrek:

    ryclops:

    one of the best hypothetical questions i have ever heard (source)

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  1. hot-spockets reblogged damnstartrek:

    thatstheriddle:

    imagine-your-fav-character:

    Imagine you and your favorite character trying to sleep on a hot summer night, but you keep complaining about the heat and don’t let them sleep. Suddenly they move on top of you, press you on the bed and say “if you don’t stop going on about how hot it is, I’m going to give you a reason to feel hot”.

    image

  1. hot-spockets reblogged guy:

    woke-up-on-derse:

    ghostystar:

    imagine how different your life would be if you had complete and unrestricted access to all the clothes you wanted and no limitations on wearing them

    imagine how confident everyone would be. it’d be beautiful 

  1. hot-spockets reblogged damnstartrek:

    iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Police brutality in Ferguson costs taxpayers millions.

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  1. hot-spockets reblogged denofkai:

    Women invented all the core technologies that made civilization possible. This isn’t some feminist myth; it’s what modern anthropologists believe. Women are thought to have invented pottery, basketmaking, weaving, textiles, horticulture, and agriculture. That’s right: without women’s inventions, we wouldn’t be able to carry things or store things or tie things up or go fishing or hunt with nets or haft a blade or wear clothes or grow our food or live in permanent settlements. Suck on that.

    Women have continued to be involved in the creation and advancement of civilization throughout history, whether you know it or not. Pick anything—a technology, a science, an art form, a school of thought—and start digging into the background. You’ll find women there, I guarantee, making critical contributions and often inventing the damn shit in the first place.

    Women have made those contributions in spite of astonishing hurdles. Hurdles like not being allowed to go to school. Hurdles like not being allowed to work in an office with men, or join a professional society, or walk on the street, or own property. Example: look up Lise Meitner some time. When she was born in 1878 it was illegal in Austria for girls to attend school past the age of 13. Once the laws finally eased up and she could go to university, she wasn’t allowed to study with the men. Then she got a research post but wasn’t allowed to use the lab on account of girl cooties. Her whole life was like this, but she still managed to discover nuclear fucking fission. Then the Nobel committee gave the prize to her junior male colleague and ignored her existence completely.

    Men in all patriarchal civilizations, including ours, have worked to downplay or deny women’s creative contributions. That’s because patriarchy is founded on the belief that women are breeding stock and men are the only people who can think. The easiest way for men to erase women’s contributions is to simply ignore that they happened. Because when you ignore something, it gets forgotten. People in the next generation don’t hear about it, and so they grow up thinking that no women have ever done anything. And then when women in their generation do stuff, they think ‘it’s a fluke, never happened before in the history of the world, ignore it.’ And so they ignore it, and it gets forgotten. And on and on and on. The New York Times article is a perfect illustration of this principle in action.

    Finally, and this is important: even those women who weren’t inventors and intellectuals, even those women who really did spend all their lives doing stereotypical “women’s work”—they also built this world. The mundane labor of life is what makes everything else possible. Before you can have scientists and engineers and artists, you have to have a whole bunch of people (and it’s usually women) to hold down the basics: to grow and harvest and cook the food, to provide clothes and shelter, to fetch the firewood and the water, to nurture and nurse, to tend and teach. Every single scrap of civilized inventing and dreaming and thinking rides on top of that foundation. Never forget that.

    Violet Socks, Patriarchy in Action: The New York Times Rewrites History (via o1sv)

    Reblogging again for that paragraph because that is the part we forget the most.

    (via girlwiki)

  1. hot-spockets reblogged cassietotallyjust:

    serkets:

    itsgayerinenochian:

    creepyjirachi:

    "you can’t be just friends with people of the gender you’re attracted to"
    myth actually true. i, as a bisexual, can confirm that i have no friends.

    pansexuals spend their lives in solitude, with only rocks for company

    meanwhile asexuals are friends with everyone. literally every single person on the planet. i do not know how i remember so many names