ladytudors:

{ some of the most intriguing and influential historical queens }

I'm building an empire
I'm building with the stars in mind
I'm building an empire
That's one day gona scrape the sky

Chris Pratt interrupts the interview to french braid intern’s hair x

A Little Princess (1995)

 I am a princessAll girls are. Even if they live in tiny old atticsEven if they dress in ragseven if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or youngThey’re still princessesAll of usDidn’t your father ever tell you that? Didn’t he?

summershadowtwin:

janekrahe:

sarahreesbrennan:

geek-ramblings:

When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett [Johansson] does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to.

Dreamboat, check, awesome human being, check. 

#look at your favorites#now back to mackie#sadly your favorites aren’t mackie#but if they stopped being misogynistic assholes#they could be like mackie#look back at this post#this post is now that piece of furniture you’ve always wanted#and he found it in a dumpster#he doesn’t need a horse because he flies on the sighs of angels

I have become such an Anthony Mackie fan.  Everything he says is just magic.

summershadowtwin:

janekrahe:

sarahreesbrennan:

geek-ramblings:

When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett [Johansson] does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to.

Dreamboat, check, awesome human being, check. 

I have become such an Anthony Mackie fan.  Everything he says is just magic.

I’m still reconciling today’s language and its advancements. For example, in my era, a ‘toilet’ was a ‘vanity cabinet’, ‘Intercourse’ meant simply ‘social conversation’, ‘awful’ meant ‘awe-inspiring’

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

Printable Cards (via Cards Against Harassment)

Printable Cards (via Cards Against Harassment)

pixalry:

Journey Poster - Created by Zhou Rong

pixalry:

Journey Poster - Created by Zhou Rong

Homelessness is now a crime in cities throughout the U.S.

newshour:

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Eighteen percent of cities now ban sleeping in public, and 42% of cities ban sleeping in vehicles.

Learn more.

explore-blog:

Absolutely wonderful short film about artist Maira Kalman, patron saint of the moments inside the moments inside the moments.

explore-blog:

Absolutely wonderful short film about artist Maira Kalman, patron saint of the moments inside the moments inside the moments.

nbacooldudes:

Russell Westbrook and Ronnie Brewer — Oklahoma City Thunder

I’m not a fan of basketball, but I am impressed with these moves

nbacooldudes:

Russell Westbrook and Ronnie Brewer — Oklahoma City Thunder

I’m not a fan of basketball, but I am impressed with these moves

thedoubleclicks:

ok yeah this

thedoubleclicks:

ok yeah this

If you’ve ever sat next to someone on a plane who used your every move as an invitation to talk to you, congratulations: you now know what it’s like to be a woman.
(via emilyvgordon)
Jada’s case didn’t happen in a bubble. It happened in a world that teaches women and girls, from an ever younger age, that their entire worth and value is defined by their looks and sexual appeal to men. That they have to be sexy enough, but not too sexy. That refusing to strip off or engage in sexual activity makes them frigid, uptight and prudish; but going “too far” in the other direction condemns them forever to the label of slag, slut or whore. That even if they are abused, assaulted or raped, it is their “reputation”, not that of their attackers, that will be destroyed.

When researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Washington observed young people’s behavior in bars, they found that the man’s aggressiveness didn’t match his level of intoxication. There was no relationship.

Instead, men targeted women who were intoxicated.