Some things I care about:
- My health
- My body
- Picking up heavy shit
- Getting strong as fuck
Some things I don’t give one flying fuck about:
- Your opinions on my body
- Your opinions on how I should or should not work out
- Your opinions
- Your deep-seated fear that I will “get bulky” and thus be worthless as a sex object for your viewing pleasure
- Your detailed explanation of what men like
- What men like
- You acting offended at my dismissal of your opinions
- You acting offended at the fact that your opinions have no power to affect me, my body, or what I do with my body
- You acting offended that I don’t care that you’re offended
- Your easily offended dudebro ego
Thank you and have a spectacular day!! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ
Kenguru is a tiny electric hatchback for wheelchair users
By Ellis Hamburger, theverge.com
Kenguru’s electric car has no seats, and you drive it by putting your hands on motorcycle-style handlebars. It’s built for wheelchair users, who can roll right through the rear hatch of the car into the driver’s area. The Austin-based…
THIS IS SO COOL.
fucking amazing wow
NO BUT DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW GREAT THIS IS? DO YOU REALLY? PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS CAN HAVE SMALL CARS NOW, THEY DON’T HAVE TO RELY ON EXPENSIVE LIFTS TO HELP GET THEM INTO CARS, THEY DON’T HAVE TO MODIFY THEIR CARS FOR THEIR NEEDS BECAUSE THE CAR IS ALREADY DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THEM. THIS IS ACTUALLY SO GREAT AND IT GIVES SO MANY PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE MORE INDEPENDENT AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY!
Lets clear this out!
Yes, we are the couple from the cat pic, but that story is fake! we didnt wrote it!
Fortunately the real story is much more happy. Thats why we decided to upload a photo from our families together, our parents and our sisters! We have supportive families that love us and acept us. Is important to us that you share the real story behind this photo because is much more powerful and positive the true story, and we like to spred the positive message that everything always turn out just fine! you dont have to hide this from your family, they just need time to understand. The soon you tell them the soon you stop suffering and the aceptation process begin.
Love to all of our followers and please share the real story and the positive message that we want to spred!
Trigger Warning for sexual violence.
WARNING: This post contains graphic language and links contain imagery.
“Trigger Warning for sexual violence" is not a sentence I though I’d ever write in a blog post here on tumblr because while I often reblog what others have written, I’ve never personally touched that subject here for variety of reasons. For some substance please read this and then read this article by Andy Khouri and this article by Dr. Nerdlove
Our popular culture has a huge problem with rape, rape victims and specifically with women. From Todd Akin and “legitimate rape” to just this week photographer scumbag Terry Richardson propositioning sex from a supermodel in exchange for a Vogue photo shoot and quite frankly aside from a reblog or a tweet/retweet I’ve remained too silent on this subject.
I think I thought it would go away but it’s not… in fact recently it feels like it’s gotten a lot worse.
About 3 weeks ago I tweeted a congratulations to Anita Sarkeesian on being the first woman to receive GDC Ambassador Award for her work on Feminist Frequency. Within an hour some troll tweeted at her and I about her being a fraud. From two separate accounts on Twitter. For me, I hit block and it’s no big deal… but for women in Anita and Janelle’s position… this shit is happening constantly. My encounter is .00000000000001% of the total bullshit a women in “geek culture” has to deal with.
For being a women in geek culture and offering a critique of stuff you LOVE. The troll and other idiots on YouTube have been trying to discredit Anita because she once said “I’m not a fan of games.” Funny if you asked me if I was a fan of comics in college I would have said “No” We all have strange relationships with stuff we love, but if a woman offers a split second of indecision they’re deemed “fake.”
This is also happening to women who dress in costumes and go to cons. It’s also happening to writers and artists who attend conventions and sit in the artist alleys busting ass like I do. So”fake” is as much bullshit misogyny as the treatment of real.
It has to stop.
So this little post is a teardrop in the ocean that is the internet, but I don’t care… I’m adding my voice to the men who are standing up and saying “enough is enough.” If you’re a fan of my work, Hamster Rage, or just came across this post on tumblr and you’re rolling your eyes at me and ready to call me a “white knight”… you’re part of the problem and please block me, unfriend me, whatever, because you’re a dying breed and you need to be extinct. If on the other hand you agree with me that enough is enough… add your voice.
And let’s start a serious discussion about how we’re presenting women, how we’re treating women and what needs to change. I’m not perfect, I get stuff wrong all the time and I certainly made mistakes in my youth, so let’s figure out how to help men not make our same mistakes. Let’s also talk about how we need to change the definition of what “being a man” is and start figuring out ways to heal ourselves and repair our culture.
These women who are raising these very serious issues are our sisters, daughters, friends, cousins, girlfriends, moms, aunts, wives, grandmothers, etc and we need to be thanking them for raising the red flag on OUR crisis. Not sending them rape threats.
Alright but there’s some good news to end this…
I think we may be at the tipping point. I think men are starting to wake up and realize this shit is over. Women deserve equal rights, equal pay and to never be threatened with rape or violence. Our comic cons are increasing the number of women each year. Locally at our Drink N’ Draw here in Chicago our membership has reached to 40% female some weeks. Women aren’t leaving, they’re continuing entrance into our culture. And so are gays, black people, lesbians, hispanics, trans, etc… and we quite like it that way.
Those that don’t?
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.