I have several done years of RPing, and this has taken me to countless different forums and, if you are at all familiar with RP forums, let me tell you, they were the lowest of the low some six or seven years ago.
In one of these forums, a legendary tale happened, a tale that, if I can ever recommend one thing to you, it is this:
A story that happened to an anonymous RPer years ago.
Anyone will be able to appreciate it (and trust me, you will), but if you are kinsmen or kinswomen to me, if you ever had to experience the shittiest of RP forums and their terrible userbases, particularly that one guy that does whatever he wants and is an asshole that clearly godmods but gets away with it because the actual mods don’t give a damn, you will find the beauty behind the ballad that much brighter.
Just trust me on this one. It’s not a particularly long read, either.
I hope you enjoy The Ballad of Edgardo
Let me talk to you about books.
Specifically, one book. This book.
This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.
This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.
This book debunks such myths as:
- Boys are better at math than girls
- Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
- Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
- MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
- And many other such myths.
Furthermore, this book covers topics such as:
- Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
- Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
- How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
- Experiences of trans* people, both through interviews and empirical studies.
AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.
Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.
Haven’t read it yet but it’s on my list!
(via coilyn)22 July 2014 ♡ 62,318 notes ←
Fun at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes.
The look on her face.
"I have been dealing with this for 10 years. You don’t even know."
(via youwerejustakid)22 July 2014 ♡ 101,749 notes ←
god can you imagine an actual russell crowe village like he would just have this village that’s a safe place for everyone and no one will judge/hurt you for being who you are and if anyone tries to he’ll beat the living shit out of them and then bake you cookies probably
Maybe I'm The One Who Changed
I saw you out in front of me. Reflected light, a hollow moon. Oh Orphes, Eurydice. It’s over too soon
(Source: avas-poltergeist)22 July 2014 ♡ 11 notes ←
justatriflewicked said: but you are writing again, roght? :) unlike me… :(
yup, I’m writing! mostly due to new shows and the magical properties of the camp nano word goals
aww man I’m sorry, you’ve been having writer’s block?
ahhh the bee and puppycat preview
22 July 2014 ♡ 842 notes ←
Yes, Bellamy saved Clarke’s life with that shot.
hwelp, it’s two in the morning and I’ve only managed to write about 200 words, so I think it’s time for bed