A Nicer Spin on It

"the last four films in this class will focus on minority sexualities"

>gay men

thanks, professor, I’m really excited for the sexuality portion of “Gender and Sexuality in World Film”

August 29 2014, 12:08 AM

quasi-aponia:

The relevance of this post is so high. 

August 28 2014, 11:55 PM

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lesbianvenom:

i hate when people complain about how technology is “ruining everything.” i have over 200 pictures of my dog on my phone and i can send them to my friends when they are sad. how is that ruining anything. why do you hate happiness

August 28 2014, 06:21 PM

I need to restart FE:A with a male PC so I can romance all these cute ladies tbh

August 28 2014, 06:16 PM

snowshoecats:

kittens

snowshoecats:

kittens

August 28 2014, 04:00 PM

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The Truth About Zoe Quinn 

I found this blog post from a friend of Zoe’s in a tweet on her account, and I suppose it speaks to me a lot because the reason I’m not going into the gaming industry is knowing what kind of harassment awaits me, whether it end up being constant and minor or a major hate campaign because I happened to step on the wrong loose rock. One of my friends in Video Game Design Club points out the industry needs more people like me, but I don’t think he quite gets it.

In the current industry’s toxic culture, I wouldn’t make it.

August 28 2014, 03:59 PM

the perfect photo of our relationship

the perfect photo of our relationship

August 28 2014, 02:58 PM

Okay, I officially have an appointment at my health center to check out my chronic coughing. I can’t wait to explain how I’ve ignored it since high school because well I don’t really have a reason woops

Maybe I’ll also slip in questions about how worried about tendonitis I should be if straining my wrists in a weird position for a few minutes can set off a day of aching?  »

August 28 2014, 02:07 PM

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My cheapo half price fan only works half the time. Somehow this feels appropriate if unfortunate

August 28 2014, 09:44 AM

covers face

curls up sadly

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August 27 2014, 10:31 PM

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mamalalonde:

when someone u want to be friends with talks 2 u first

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August 27 2014, 04:03 PM

aph-peter-kirkland:

So I want to help calm people down and stuff, so here’s a bird appreciation post.

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Look how colorful this one is

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This one is so pretty

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LOOK HOW BLUE THIS ONE IS

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THIS ONE IS SO FAT

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Emus are so weird I love them 

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Kiwi birds are adorable 

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IT’S FLUFFY

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This one looks angry

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Majestic as fuck

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Just, BIRDS! 

August 27 2014, 04:00 PM

It’s kind of ironic that as digital and interactive media connect people faster and across more distance than each previous decade, the US government continues to slip further out of contact with said people

August 26 2014, 10:19 PM

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

(Read Full Text)

August 26 2014, 10:12 PM