Argumentative thoughts on sex, gender, and kink by a pair of Bad Feminists.
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this is the real first page of a real book by a real Fox News host


this is the real first page of a real book by a real Fox News host

(via 3liza)

So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me ‘arch priestess of the sightless,’ ‘wonder woman,’ and a ‘modern miracle.’ But when it comes to a discussion of poverty, and I maintain that it is the result of wrong economics—that the industrial system under which we live is at the root of much of the physical deafness and blindness in the world—that is a different matter! It is laudable to give aid to the handicapped. Superficial charities make smooth the way of the prosperous; but to advocate that all human beings should have leisure and comfort, the decencies and refinements of life, is a Utopian dream, and one who seriously contemplates its realization indeed must be deaf, dumb, and blind.

Helen Keller (letter to Senator Robert La Follette, 1924)

Shade against the machine.

(Source: jinnigan, via the-city-mouse)




I got distracted doing my Western Metroid concept art project for school when I was trying to find out Samus’ height. Turns out in some official art for Super Metroid (1994) she’s described as such:

The Power Suit hides a strong, muscular woman. Samus is nearly six feet, three inches tall and weighs nearly 200 pounds.

Then it lists the exact numbers as 6’3” and 198lbs. That’s what’s “hidden” by the suit, not with the suit, as some people on the internet seem to be suggesting. If you look at the illustration, the suit doesn’t add much to her height anyway.

So anyway the point of all this is that Samus is now 5’3” and that sucks. I can’t find where this stat came from but it’s being quoted by several fans online, and if you obsessively compare screenshots from SSBB like I did, you’ll find that it’s accurate to the inch when she’s standing next to the 6’ tall Snake. So that blows. I think the 6’3” Samus seems way more likely to be an ex-soldier turned bounty hunter who pilots a power suit and doesn’t take shit from anyone. Also she’s a babe.

Disclaimer: I haven’t played a game in the Metroid series since the SNES, all knowledge from the internet, take this with a grain of salt.

gorgeous art.

it’s like some bizarre body double thing. it is as if, after the first metroid movie, the actress refused to be “prettied up” in subsequent movies and was replaced.

I am a huge fan of samus. I am not a fan of samus-starring-as-the-porn-parody-of-herself.

more tall samus less The Baby

(via tempusfidget)


do you remember the scene where Steve shows page from his notebook with all the things he missed while he’d been napping? so, this page is different for Russia. here it is


moreover, I found another 7 versions.

US page


UK list


version for South Korea


page for France 


Italian version


Mexican one


list for Spain


quite interesting, isn’t it? let me know if there are other versions)

update! Australian list (via idkvader)


"Moscow Doesn’t Believe In Tears"

(via hellotailor)

Some Commentary on the Prank It Forward 5-star homeless shelter →




I wrote some thoughts in response to a post that was circulating praising the Prank It Forward 5-star homeless shelter on 4/1. I’ve been sitting on these thoughts since 4/1, and I decided that they were important enough that I want to give them their own entry.


Always reblog reasonable, useful, moderate critiques of fundamentally well-intentioned things.




Why do you keep saying that?!

Heteronormativity in action.

one of the reasons why scott pilgrim tires me a little

i enjoyed scott pilgrim but it was never really clear to me why anyone would actually want to date scott pilgrim

It was never clear to me that Scott was supposed to be likeable. Or the central kinda-romance believable. Or his interest in Ramona understandable as anything except the idolatrous attraction that nerds have towards women they worry are much, much cooler than them. Or her interest in him understandable as anything except boredom.

Scott Pilgrim is a /really/ weird movie.

(Source: ballcocktail)

I love my singing voice and I have no problem with my speaking voice. People just need to accept that this too is what a woman sounds like.

Laura Jane Grace (via reinventingaxlrose)

There are very few things that’re auto-reblogs for me, but LJG is pretty nearly one of them.

(via 3liza)







a man wrote an article about this mysterious new Fan Fiction craze, and oh boy did we all learn a lot from it.

Here is the link, if anyone wants to read the whole thing and you wiLL NoT BE DISSAPOInTED


I heard someone calling me from afar.

I must answer the call.

I was not prepared for the level of dramatic in that dramatic reading.

Oh my god. Someone did a DRAMATIC READING.

(BTW, i purposefully didn’t link to the article in the original post because i didn’t want to give the poor dude too much direct attention, but i just checked back to the article and while a bunch of people seem to have found it, luckily he doesn’t seem to be reading the comments. so much CROL.)