timekiller-s:

scullyseviltwin:

coolchicksfromhistory:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

Signal boost

Grabbing a tote, fo’ sho’.

Another Signal Boost. These are cool!

(via thenewwomensmovement)



Fuck the king

Fuck the king

(via jmindigo)


kierongillen:

mishalak:

I follow Shaenon Garrity’s comics fairly religiously, but it was still Tumblr that alerted me to the existence of this (good, if sad) one. Shaenon’s website has more of her comics listed (though not this one even though the original file is on the site). And I have to mention that she is the creator of Monster of the Week and Skin Horse which I have plugged before.

Tip of the hat to SeananMcGuire and Brinstar for finding this.

I’d dropped Shaenon a line asking if she’d mind if I cut up the comic I previously blogged to make it more tumblr friendly, but I see I’m behind the curve here. Hurrah, etc.


What doesn’t kill you gives you XP.

(via quirkygrl22)

It’s true.

You’re never just surviving the flu. You’re leveling up, you bad as motherfucker.

(via cynicallibrarian)


ecumenicalseeker:

cryaotichiddles:

I found this, so I thought I’d chime in on this.

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME

I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry.

ecumenicalseeker:

cryaotichiddles:

I found this, so I thought I’d chime in on this.

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME

I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry.

(via femmert15)


Q
I stopped playing dnd because I went through two DMs who were constantly thinking up ways to use my gender as a plot point. Even after talking to them privately, asking them to avoid using threat of rape or sexual resolutions to problems (for example, rolling to avoid sucking off a goblin army) that made me uncomfortable, it didn't stop. Any suggestions?
Anonymous
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weilongfu:

outofcontextdnd:

You need to find the right DM.  Let them know about the problems you’ve had in the past.  If the DM can’t be talked out of continually putting you in situations that make you uncomfortable there isn’t much you can do, except maybe trying to get the other players on your side to talk to the DM as a group.  Maybe specifically seek out a DM who won’t try to make you uncomfortable.

Alternatively you could maybe just learn to power game and destroy everything your DMs holds dear if they keep making you uncomfortable.  A well informed player with a well built character can bring any regular DM to their knees.  If you can only get one player on your side, conspire against the DM with them.  Diversified and devious spell casters are the bane of all DMs.

If you google “whatever-system power builds” you can find what you need to destroy your DM and make them respect you.

If your DM is always doing this, knocking them down a peg won’t do anything. They are only going to be more determined to make you feel uncomfortable, or they may raise the stakes so to speak.

Best option, get out. You deserve to be treated better not just as a player, but as a person. No decent DM should ever treat you that way on the basis of your gender. I even saw someone suggest playing a male character? If your DM is that determined to force your character into sexually abusive situations, changing the character gender isn’t going to do squat. A DM can still force a male character into plenty of sexually uncomfortable situations. Your DM is doing this to make YOU uncomfortable. The gender of your character has nothing to do with it.

That said, leave. Throw your character sheet in his face, preferably on fire and after you douse him in everclear, and never look back. 

Definitely leave.

I’m the only woman in my 6-person gaming group and I’ve never felt this way because I play with a DM and other players who are respectful and conscious of every player’s feelings. You don’t have to put up with this sort of treatment, especially if you’ve already made your feelings clear to the DM in private.


Rape jokes on the radio

This weekend my husband and I drove from Denver to Salt Lake to Moab and back. We listened to the Comedy Central station on Sirius X satellite radio.

On the way there we heard five rape jokes over a period of seven hours.Each from a different comedian. There might have been more aired, but we don’t know because every time we heard one we changed the channel immediately and waited awhile before switching back. On the way home we heard two more, but after the second one we just got fed up and stopped listening to the Comedy Central channel completely.

It was absurd. The rape jokes ran the gamut from jokes about date rape, jokes about drugging someone and then raping them, jokes about people who had been raped as children, jokes about ugly girls worrying about rape, jokes about prison rape, jokes about violent rape, jokes about raping underage people. The jokes came from both male and female comedians.

And for all of them, we just thought: not only is this completely UNFUNNY, but it’s now bordering on UNORIGINAL. The profusion of rape jokes—besides being horrifically inappropriate and harmful in a lot of ways—is the height of comedic stagnation. And yet as we saw with the Daniel Tosh debacle, these comedians fight tooth and nail for their right to make these harmful, uncreative jokes. For a bunch of people who pride themselves on their creativity in humor, that’s the hill you choose to die on? 

These comedians just came off as bullies and rape apologists and—dare I say it?—fucking rapists themselves.

In conclusion, this is a disgusting problem and I cannot believe anyone laughs at these fucking jokes. We certainly didn’t.


A dispatch from the glamorous world of publishing.

I just had some dude call to pitch me a book on evolutionary biology as it pertains to reproduction, and how “culture” is getting in the way of our reproductive destinies. 

This was almost as painful as the time some guy pitched me a book about remembering the “good old days” at Penn State instead of focusing on negative current events during the height of the Sanduski sexual abuse scandal. 


All-male congressional panels on contraception


humansofnewyork:

"It’s difficult to not grow too attached when you’re a nanny. Not only are you bonding with the children, but you’re doing it in a home environment. It’s hard to not feel like family. But after crying so hard when I left my first family, I told myself I’d never grow that attached again.""How do you do accomplish that?""You just have to constantly remind yourself that you’re an employee."

I was a nanny for four and a half years. On my last day with the family I’d worked for the longest, before I moved across the country, their 7-year-old wrapped her arms around my legs and looked up at me and said “Why do you have to leave, Jessi?” Her mom and I both started bawling. It was like leaving my baby sister. 
You’re damn right it’s hard not to attach.

humansofnewyork:

"It’s difficult to not grow too attached when you’re a nanny. Not only are you bonding with the children, but you’re doing it in a home environment. It’s hard to not feel like family. But after crying so hard when I left my first family, I told myself I’d never grow that attached again."
"How do you do accomplish that?"
"You just have to constantly remind yourself that you’re an employee."

I was a nanny for four and a half years. On my last day with the family I’d worked for the longest, before I moved across the country, their 7-year-old wrapped her arms around my legs and looked up at me and said “Why do you have to leave, Jessi?” Her mom and I both started bawling. It was like leaving my baby sister. 

You’re damn right it’s hard not to attach.