WHEN I HAVE TO ANSWER THE PHONE AT THE LAST MINUTE OF MY SHIFT
Superhero story I want to read
A group of men and women, seemingly average people by day. They go to work, or to class. They ride the bus, buy groceries, answer phones. They spend time with friends and family. They live normal lives.
But at night, they put on their masks and slink across the rooftops to a secret location. They open their burner laptops, launch their browsers and terminals, and connect to the nearest unsecured wifi. And then, they browse the web. They patrol the dark and rainy comment sections where even the moderators are afraid to go. They filter-search for cries of distress, for the ugly snarls of the trolls, for the burning glare of a flame war, for the neon graffiti of hashtags: #NOTALLMEN. They know all the villains by name: the Strawman with his faux arguments; the Shapeshifter, with his hundreds of burnable accounts and handles; the legion of MRAs in their matching black fedoras.
They go to the places where the law can’t reach. And they hack, and they edit, and they defend. And often they lose, but sometimes - sometimes - they manage to win. And a tiny corner of the internet gets just a little safer when they do.
…sorry, did I say story I want to read? I meant story I want to live.
I’m gonna fucking go postal on 4chan I s2g
A woman can’t even think or talk about wanting equal rights/treatment without consequences, and they wonder why we still need feminism smfh
”In a textbook example of why feminism isn’t just a women’s issue”
What a weird take on it. More like ”in a textbook example of males reacting violently and threateningly to put a woman back in her place.”
Waaaaah, what do when woman I am attracted to won’t just sit still a be a passive object.
Why woman not be more like …lamp???
I posted a couple of new comic pages on the web site this weekend.
It’s not much, and I’m sorry about that. To those who’ve been asking if the comic is dead - no, surely not. Life has been mostly work and sleep for the past while, though, with depressingly little space for comics.
Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow
DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly
how is she on the fucking cover yet they wont expell the fucking rapist wtf
NNNFF brisket hell yes. Also spuds, yesgood idaho. Pastry, well done ohio. Peaches, hells of yeah Nebraska. PICKLES! Oklahoma you beautiful upstairs neighbors you. Mmmm Kentucky tacos.
Brisket… delicious, delicious brisket…
Also… What the hell, Mississippi, you fucking combo-breaker with your tangerines?
FUCK YEAH BRISKET.
Capers is complete BS. I had never even seen a caper, nor heard of one, until I met the Wellesley College Dining Halls.
what is maine doing with all those durians
Excuse me that’s venison covered in maple syrup thank you very much
Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign
Emma Watson. Actual feminist goddess.
Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.
What a beautiful badass woman.
King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.
MORE FEMALE KINGS.
Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.