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assholeofday:

Like many people, I’ve been horrified at the treatment of women who address topics like racism or rape or other issues online. But I haven’t found the words to express it or address it, which is why I was glad to see this post from i-come-by-it-honestly which compiled what John Scalzi had to say on it. You can add this blog and teapartycat to the list.

And if you don’t follow @scalzi, you should:

amymebberson:

Give a farm boy and a farm girl weapons, what could happen??

amymebberson:

Give a farm boy and a farm girl weapons, what could happen??

joquilajoestar:

misterdiddums:

I’m LAUGHING BECAUSE JUST THESE PANELS ON THEIR OWN SEEM LIKE BRUCE REALLY CAN’T COMPREHEND OR BELIEVE WHAT THE FUCK DICK IS WEARING. LIKE HE NEEDS TO TAKE OFF THE COWL BECAUSE WHAT IF IT’S MESSING WITH HIS EYESIGHT IT HAS TO BE THEN HE TAKES IT OFF AND IT’S LIKE
OH GOD. 

#this is one of the best pots on this website
ashlee i hope this post never dies. i hope you are frequently reminded of this post on the daily

joquilajoestar:

misterdiddums:

I’m LAUGHING BECAUSE JUST THESE PANELS ON THEIR OWN SEEM LIKE BRUCE REALLY CAN’T COMPREHEND OR BELIEVE WHAT THE FUCK DICK IS WEARING. LIKE HE NEEDS TO TAKE OFF THE COWL BECAUSE WHAT IF IT’S MESSING WITH HIS EYESIGHT IT HAS TO BE THEN HE TAKES IT OFF AND IT’S LIKE

OH GOD. 

ashlee i hope this post never dies. i hope you are frequently reminded of this post on the daily

assholeofday:

Cliven Bundy, Asshole of the Day for April 24, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Cliven Bundy is a rancher who claims to be a patriot, flies the American flag, but doesn’t pay his grazing fees (now over $1 million for last 15 years) or recognize the federal government. He’s also threatened to open fire on government officials.
And yet somehow Sean Hannity and other people who claim to be patriots but latch on to any opportunity to side with people against America while Obama is president— Putin for example— have decided to take up Bundy’s cause. Having him on the show, encouraging people to defend him, and praising the militias that went out for a chance to fire on government troops. Jon Stewart did a good job taking apart all this treasonous silliness, including how you can’t pretend you care about the Constitution or the Founding Fathers and support guys like Bundy who are no different than the Whiskey Rebellion that George Washington himself crushed.
But now that Hannity has given Bundy this platform, Bundy keeps on talking. And it’s not pretty. Here’s what Bundy had to say about black people, which isn’t even related to his land dispute, but he just felt he had to tell the world:

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” the rancher began as he described a “government house” in Las Vegas where he recalled that all the people who sat outside seemed to “have nothing to do.”
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he said, as quoted by the Times. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Black people were better off as slaves.
He really said that.
And what does Hannity have to say? He says Bundy’s remarks are “beyond repugnant” and reinforce the “ignorant view” that conservatives are racist.
But now this is where it gets interesting. Hannity thinks it’s an “ignorant view” that conservatives are racist. But how ignorant is it? Let’s review where Mr. Bundy might have heard such things:
Maybe he heard Phil Robertson saying that blacks were better under Jim Crow and just confused that with slavery.
Maybe he heard the GOP’s Virginia Lt. Governor candidate E.W. Jackson say that “welfare hurt black families more than slavery ever did”.
Or maybe he remembers the pact that Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum signed in Iowa in 2011 while running for president, which opened:

"Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President," the opening statement reads.

Mr. Bundy didn’t come up with these ideas on his own. The racist view that African Americans were better off under slavery or Jim Crow is something that gets said by conservatives from time to time. Hannity’s claim that it’s an “ignorant view” that conservatives are racist is just hot air. Hannity and others may not be personally racist, but they are popular with racists, and they know it. Or more concisely:

Cliven Bundy is not a racist for saying “blacks were better off as slaves”; he’s just plagiarizing Michele Bachmann and E.W. Jackson.
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat)
April 24, 2014
So, for claiming that people were better off under slavery, Cliven Bundy is the Asshole of the Day, but let’s not pretend he came up with this all on his own.
It is Cliven Bundy’s first time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Talking Points Memo

assholeofday:

Cliven Bundy, Asshole of the Day for April 24, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Cliven Bundy is a rancher who claims to be a patriot, flies the American flag, but doesn’t pay his grazing fees (now over $1 million for last 15 years) or recognize the federal government. He’s also threatened to open fire on government officials.

And yet somehow Sean Hannity and other people who claim to be patriots but latch on to any opportunity to side with people against America while Obama is president— Putin for example— have decided to take up Bundy’s cause. Having him on the show, encouraging people to defend him, and praising the militias that went out for a chance to fire on government troops. Jon Stewart did a good job taking apart all this treasonous silliness, including how you can’t pretend you care about the Constitution or the Founding Fathers and support guys like Bundy who are no different than the Whiskey Rebellion that George Washington himself crushed.

But now that Hannity has given Bundy this platform, Bundy keeps on talking. And it’s not pretty. Here’s what Bundy had to say about black people, which isn’t even related to his land dispute, but he just felt he had to tell the world:

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” the rancher began as he described a “government house” in Las Vegas where he recalled that all the people who sat outside seemed to “have nothing to do.”

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he said, as quoted by the Times. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Black people were better off as slaves.

He really said that.

And what does Hannity have to say? He says Bundy’s remarks are “beyond repugnant” and reinforce the “ignorant view” that conservatives are racist.

But now this is where it gets interesting. Hannity thinks it’s an “ignorant view” that conservatives are racist. But how ignorant is it? Let’s review where Mr. Bundy might have heard such things:

Maybe he heard Phil Robertson saying that blacks were better under Jim Crow and just confused that with slavery.

Maybe he heard the GOP’s Virginia Lt. Governor candidate E.W. Jackson say that “welfare hurt black families more than slavery ever did”.

Or maybe he remembers the pact that Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum signed in Iowa in 2011 while running for president, which opened:

"Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President," the opening statement reads.

Mr. Bundy didn’t come up with these ideas on his own. The racist view that African Americans were better off under slavery or Jim Crow is something that gets said by conservatives from time to time. Hannity’s claim that it’s an “ignorant view” that conservatives are racist is just hot air. Hannity and others may not be personally racist, but they are popular with racists, and they know it. Or more concisely:

So, for claiming that people were better off under slavery, Cliven Bundy is the Asshole of the Day, but let’s not pretend he came up with this all on his own.

It is Cliven Bundy’s first time as Asshole of the Day.

Full story: Talking Points Memo

[Free Match] Jenny Rose vs. Hania - WSU “Mutiny” (Women Superstars Uncensored)

What in the world is Nozomi doing?

What in the world is Nozomi doing?

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New Avengers by Billy Tan (New Avengers #50, 2009)

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Dream  by ほくゆう

magical-girl-fanart:

Dream  by ほくゆう

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"Fangirl" is not an insult.

“I like fangirls how I like my coffee. I hate coffee.” Three days after being spotted on a T-shrt for sale at WonderCon, this idiotic slogan is still making waves in the geek community.

Why? Well, for one thing, it seems like a perfect example of the hostile environment women have to deal with when they attend conventions. However, the T-shirt’s manufacturer, Tankhead Custom Tees, has just come forward to explain why the shirt isn’t sexist.

“the fangirl/fanboy shirts can best be explained like this: fangirls/boys =/= fans. Fans are people who like and genuinely respect a fandom, and it’s creators. Fangirls/boys are like those creepy fedora wearing neckbearded bronies, or hetalia fanfiction shippers, who make us all collectively cringe in pain at what they do to the things we love.

No one should ever defend these kinds of people. Seriously, they make the rest of us look bad.”

So, just to be clear here, the shirt isn’t insulting toward all women, just the ones who are the wrong kind of fan. And that’s totally not a gendered insult because bronies (i.e. male fans of a media source that’s traditionally aimed at girls) are repulsive as well. Right?

The idea that it’s OK to be disgusted by certain types of fan is pretty widespread in geek culture, and it’s ridiculous to suggest that this habit isn’t connected to sexist prejudice. In the nonsensical social strata of geekdom, “serious” sci-fi literature fans are somewhere at the top, Trekkies and comic book nerds are somewhere around the middle, and anything women are interested in is invariably right down at the bottom. Popular examples: Supernatural, YA novels with female protagonists, fanfiction, shoujo anime, and pretty much anything that’s popular on Tumblr.

It’s no coincidence that “fangirl” is most commonly used to describe women who read and write fanfiction. By the logic of people who use fangirl as a pejorative term, fans who spend hours reading and collecting superhero comics are at the cool, respectable end of the geek scale, while “fangirls”  who write tens of thousands of words of superhero fanfic are embarrassing weirdos. In other words, if you conform to the old-fashioned, male-dominated form of fandom then you’re fine, but if you prefer to join the subculture that was primarily founded on the work of female fans, then it’s acceptable to publicly mock you at an event like WonderCon.

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