"Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."
I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”
I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.
My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.
But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.
This is what rape culture looks like.
This is what misogyny looks like.
cute ass flower questions
How old were you when you had your first kiss?
If I handed you a concert ticket right now, who would you want to be the performer?
What color looks best on you?
Name three facts about your family.
What's the best thing you can cook?
If you could pick the gender and appearance of your child, would you?
If you died right now, what song would you want to play at your funeral?
Favorite holiday dish?
Would you ever get into a long distance relationship?
Favorite kind of soup?
What's the most thoughtful present you've ever received?
Are you currently in love with someone?
Would you ever become a vegan?
What's your favorite hot beverage?
For your birthday, what kind of cake do you ask for?
Do you like going on airplanes?
Did you ever play an instrument? If so what?
Who was your best friend when you were six years old?
What color was your childhood home?
Do you like where you're from?
What was your favorite book as a child?
What's the scariest dream you've ever had?
Queen Anne's Lace:
Would you rather carve pumpkins or wrap presents?
Favorite kind of candy?
Would you rather be cold or hot?
Do you listen to what's on the radio?
Do you like when it rains?
What's a movie you cried while watching?
Do you think you're important?
Tagged by the lovely auraispurple
Rules: Answer the questions and tag at least 10 people.
Nickname: Annabel, Annie, Pumpkin Seed (my dad), Banana
Birthday: June 3rd, 1987
Height: 5’ 6”
Time Zone: PACIFIC
Time/Date it is there: September 1st 9:32 p.m.
Average hours of sleep: lately it’s been low because of work, but a good 8 hours most days, wooop!
OTPs: I mean, There’s not one OTP I truly have? I just like romance? and disseminating that romance? I have OTP’s for each show I begin to watch?
First word that comes to mind: sweaty—it was 92 today in NorCal, I actually went swimming
Last thing I said to my family: I told my niece to close her eyes and take deep breaths before she went to sleep
One place that makes me happy and why: my bed is happy place because I can snuggle and cuddle pillows (or other people) and I spend a lot of time reading and writing and other things here. I like being with my friends, even if it’s at a coffee shop or school or anywhere, they tend to put me in a happy place.
How many blankets do I sleep under: just a comforter, though not tonight it’s too damnnnn hottttt
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Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.
Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.
Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.
The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.
An AU where for your entire life you’ve only seen black and white, until you receive the first touch from your soulmate and color blooms before your very eyes. The color’s don’t stay when you’re alone, but when they’re there by your side and you’re touching? Everything is beautiful.
groot is probs assumed to be male but tbh i figure groot is a lil genderless being. who needs the gender binary when you’re a celestial tree creature. riddle me that.
"Are you a boy, or a girl?"
"I am Groot."
But like, didn’t Groot accidentally grab Gamora instead of Peter at the beginning? And Rocket was all “Learn genders already!” So like. Groot has no idea what gender is. Seems pretty canon to me?
This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi, it will soon see the end of the Rebellion.
I made this a while ago and I don’t know when I’d ever use it so I’m just gonna post it whatever man
This is the most glorious thing ever
These are based on the beautiful botanical tattoos of Kirsten Holliday (kirstenmakestattoos).
Классика и русские мотивы искусстно переплетаются с современностью.
Ulyana Sergeenko Couture весна-лето 2013