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doubleunion:

We’re excited to announce a new member of our board directors, Mary Becica. Mary will be joining Amelia Greenhall, Liz Henry, and Valerie Aurora, the founding members of the Double Union board of directors.

Mary started her membership at Double Union by hosting a cryptocurrency workshop and has…

doubleunion:

We are very excited to be reading many applications from great people interested in Double Union — and there are already almost enough to fill our current capacity for about 50 new members (to add to our existing 100 members). We are going to pause membership applications on Monday July 21 at 8…

haiweewicci:

micdotcom:

DreamWorks animator imagines the “Rejected Princesses” Hollywood would never touch 

While fans have taken to creating their own “racebent” versions of classic Disney characters, the question still remains: Given how many great female characters there are in history and in literature, why is Disney not willing to look outside the box?

That was the question on former DreamWorks animator Jason Porath’s mind when he launched his project “Rejected Princesses.” Describing himself as “a guy who likes interesting, lesser-known women and would like for them to get their time in the sun,” Porath decided to create Disneyfied versions of female characters who would have a hard time receiving the green light from the studio.

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If that is the Corn Maiden I am thinking about…there is no way they could ever, EVER sanitize her enough for a Disney movie. LOL

thegreenbin:

Doing fieldwork can be scary. There’s rarely more than a meagre collection of survival gear, a satellite phone, and a motley crew of field techs, academics, locals, and students between you and oblivion. You huddle together in packs, hauling unwieldy equipment far into the woods, tundra, ocean……

Mending/fabric “hacking” Sunday July 20th 1pm-4pm

doubleunion:

Bring anything that needs a hole patched, a rip repaired, a button re-attached, and we’ll figure out how to fix it together! Or if you have any other fabric-related projects, come use our sewing supplies, including our 3 sewing machines, our fancy serger, our fabric-cutting mats, and our hand-sewing kits.

  • Sunday July 20th 1pm-4pm
  • Open to members of the public of all genders

333 Valencia St. #445
San Francisco, CA 94103

heart piercing

"The words of a powerful oppressor pierce the heart and fly away. He can rage at you for showing suspicion of him, and at the same moment make it clear that what you suspect is true; and he can insult you and claim that you have insulted him, mock you and demand satisfaction, threaten and complain at the same time. He can be both shameless and irreproachable."

— Alessandro Manzoni, from The Betrothed, 1827 (a very cool book)

marypickfords:

Anna May Wong in Piccadilly (1929)

marypickfords:

Anna May Wong in Piccadilly (1929)

I follow / am followed by that Charles guy on twitter and like. Ok cool, you have opinions that basically tons women have been screaming at the top of our lungs for forever. He even has his own feminist website. And that's great and all. But he feels very much like... "Hey! Lemme join your cool club!" instead of going out and using his power as a guy to make female-unfriendly spaces better.. Does that make sense? I wanna like him. But something just feels so weird about it.

misandry-mermaid:

(Re this post) With that post, I think I was just as annoyed at the reactions by white feminists that this man needs to be put on a pedestal or  “given a cookie.”

I’m always skeptical of self-titled “male feminists”, especially in cases like this where, rather than going into the anti-feminist tags and fighting the sexism there, he just joins in with the ‘notallwomen’ tag and parrots what tons of women are already saying and getting backlash for.  It’s where “male feminists” put their energy, how much credit they give women, how much they listen to us, and what spaces they choose to occupy that determines how good of an ally they actually are.  And I don’t know anything about that guy but from what I can see I’m not impressed enough to jump on the “Yay finally a good ally give this man a cookie!” bandwagon.  Hugo Schwyzer proved that men can appear to be feminist allies (writing seemingly feminist articles, running a feminist blog) and still be selfish, abusive misogynists.  It is actions that determine allyship, not words.  Male allies don’t need cookies, and if they do, they’re doing it all for the wrong reasons.

ETA: I was sent this link by a follower who describes why Charles Clymer’s “feminist” activism, proves that he’s not to be trusted.  Guess my instincts were right about this “male feminist”… AGAIN.

unicornfan:

romy7:

Dragon Slave!

On a personal note, whenever I feel really anxious in class or don’t have anyone to sit with I spend the time writing down the incantation, somehow it relaxes me.  Does anyone else have something that has stuck in your memories from your childhood that helps you calm down? Intro songs from tv shows usually help lol

EVERY MORNING I WAKE UP AND OPEN PALM SLAM A DOTA INTO THE SLOT. IT’S CHRONICLES OF DOTA AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE I START DOING THE MOVES ALONGSIDE WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER, LINA INVERSE. I DO EVERY MOVE AND I DO EVERY MOVE HARD. MAKIN WHOOSHING SOUNDS WHEN I SLAM DOWN SOME STEALTH ASSASSIN BASTARDS OR EVEN WHEN I MESS UP LAGUNA BLADE. NOT MANY CAN SAY THEY ESCAPED THE GALAXYS MOST DANGEROUS GANK. I CAN. I SAY IT AND I SAY IT OUTLOUD EVERYDAY TO PEOPLE IN MY COLLEGE CLASS AND ALL THEY DO IS PROVE PEOPLE IN COLLEGE CLASS CAN STILL BE IMMATURE JEKRS. AND IVE LEARNED ALL THE LINES AND IVE LEARNED HOW TO MAKE MYSELF AND MY APARTMENT LESS LONELY BY SHOUTING EM ALL. 2 HOURS INCLUDING WIND DOWN EVERY MORNIng

me when i get a pdf of an old fanzine

safetwitterspaces:

Malicious “trolls” have infiltrated social justice spaces.

They assume fake identities. A large number of them pose as women of color - especially black women. Others are “feminists” or “allies.” Some even mock the struggles of queer and trans folk. Many still are gross caricatures of Jewish…