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explore-blog:

Ursula K. Le Guin (b. October 21, 1929) on beauty, aging, and what cats and dogs can teach us about self-awareness – superb read.

explore-blog:

Ursula K. Le Guin (b. October 21, 1929) on beauty, aging, and what cats and dogs can teach us about self-awareness – superb read.

The biggest entrepreneurial lesson I’ve learned has been that you really do need to follow your instincts.

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Trust your instincts and your moral compass… The deal is: we’re not pious about this. We try hard not to be sanctimonious. This is the way people really live; we just don’t talk about it. I’d prefer to be cynical and not talk about it, and yet, that’s real life.

- Craigslist founder Craig Newmark on trust, integrity, human nature, and why a moral compass is the best investment – so much wisdom here, and a fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage advice on life. (via explore-blog)

Anita Sarkeesian (female) sent many death threats to herself. But she isnt a video gamer, so your point still might be a valid.

duskenpath:

rainaftersnowplease:

dimittas:

rainaftersnowplease:

You are literally too stupid to insult.

Translation: I can’t disprove that so you’re stupid.

I can’t disprove that unicorns are real, but that doesn’t make them exist. I know I shouldn’t feed the trolls, but hell, I’ve got a bit of time to kill.

Gamergate is a hate movement that started with a jilted ex of a game dev accusing her of sleeping with a journalist for a good review, when said journalist never reviewed the game in question at all.

Anita Sarkeesian and Brianna Wu have been driven from their homes by death threats and harassment. #Gamergate as a whole has been revealed as a concentrated, concerted effort to harass Zoe Quinn by the aforementioned jilted ex.

And over what? Feminism in video game journalism? Less than half a percent of articles written about video games contain explicit references to sexism, misogyny, or feminism. Every major art form is analyzed in sociopolitical lights. Every major everything is analyzed that way. It’s what criticism is. Feminist criticism is an accepted academic method of analyzing media that has been in use since the late 1700s.

Even if it wasn’t, these people are essentially getting angry about discussions about women having more egalitarian portrayals in games. That’s literally it. Their biggest rallying cry is that men who play games are being shoved into the margins despite being gaming’s core target demographic. Except they fail to notice that adult women are the largest demographic in gaming, and even if they weren’t, it’s not oppressive to be asked to maybe not use women as sex objects in games. It’s not oppressive for some things not to be about men and their entertainment.

The threats made against Sarkeesian are credible, and the FBI agrees with me on that one. She isn’t the only one to receive credible death and rape threats recently (or in the past) and she won’t be the last.

I suspect you’re not the type who actually cares about facts, however. I suspect you’re one of the people who urge us to “look at both sides” of the issue, but honestly? When one side sends death, rape, and bomb threats, and the other wants women not to be treated as shitty by the gaming industry as they are, that’s not a debate I’m willing to have.

By the way, humanism is the belief that people have the ability to act ethically without the assistance of theism or supernatural belief. If you want a belief system that’s about ensuring men and women have equal rights and opportunities, that’s feminism.

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thegeekyblonde:

welcome to the FEMINIST CULT, today we’ll talk about terrifying topics such as BEING NICE TO YOURSELF and PROPER SEX EDUCATION

Tiramisu à la Earl

wilwheaton:

nightvaliandragon:

You will need:

  • A carafe of pre-made coffee
  • 6 eggs  separated into whites and yolks, with organs, teeth, and other debris removed
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa,
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of Marscapone (the fish)
  • A package of gluten-free ladyfinger cookies
  • Two ounces of dark rum,
  • Chef Mason’s special culinary touch – 1/2 cups of ground nutmeg.

Don’t forget to devein your nutmeg.

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unofficiallyjuni:

fuckyeah-nerdery:

sigfodr:

A version for tumblr that can be read without opening a new tab, since plenty of people would scroll past this story otherwise.

The bravest woman on Earth.

I love her. Forever reblog.

doodleforfood:

Nailed it.

No. But. This is what you have to do. No one said that changing your life would have easy. You have to work for it. You have to put yourself out there everyday. You have to learn how to handle the embarrassment so it doesn’t crush you. And you take your successes and use them to motivate you to keep going. If you want to broaden your world, you’re going to have to do this every single day for the rest of your life. I promise that it will get easier with time. But you’ll never get there if you give up the first time this happens. I did it (am still doing it). I know that you can do it too.