double standards disgust me. when a guy sleeps with a ton of women he’s a stud but when a girl sleeps with a ton of women she’s a lesbian
That was not the way I expected that sentence to end.
The biggest consultancy firms—the McKinseys and Janeses of the world—make many millions of dollars predicting the future and writing what-if reports for clients. This model is built on the idea that those companies know best—and that information and ideas should be handed down from on high.
But one consulting house, Wikistrat, is upending the model: Instead of using a stable of in-house analysts, the company crowdsources content and pays the crowd for its time. Wikistrat’s hundreds of analysts—primarily consultants, academics, journalists, and retired military personnel—are compensated for participating in what they call “crowdsourced simulations.” In other words, make money for brainstorming. — ”Why This Company is Crowdsourcing, Gamifying the World’s Most Difficult Problems” by Neal Ungerleider (via dreamdefer)
Are girls getting more beautiful or am I getting more gay?
i’m getting more gay
I know this is a super privileged thing to say and maybe tons of straight people say it to their eye-rolling gay friends and I’m just a cliche, but sometimes I wish I was at least bisexual or something. All the girls I know in my life are just infinitely more amazing and beautiful than the guys.
(Edit: TO BE FAIR I have been going to all-girls schools for like eight years so I’ve also met more women than I have men on average, but rather than making me man-starved I think this has just debilitated my capacity to tolerate men. Most of the guys I super-respect or befriend at college aren’t afraid to embrace what would be called typically feminine characteristics.)
We get this one role. So we’d better hope it’s a good one. Because –
They could make 10 shitty Batman movies, and we’ll always see more Batman movies.
But if Wonder Woman isn’t top of the pops for every second she’s on-screen in Snyder’s film, they’ll burn the character down and salt the earth and the topic won’t come up again for another 30 goddamn years. Wonder Woman will be poison on the lips.
And that’s the danger of putting Wonder Woman in Batman Versus Superman. —
Here’s How You Ruin Wonder Woman for the Movies, Chuck Wendig - http://feedly.com/k/1ccLKXC (via sarahmoon)
Yep, that’s how it always works. The Hulk is directed by an Oscar-winning director and still crashes? Try it again. The second one is still a bit meh? Recast and move on. Oh, Spiderman is one of the massively successful franchises in history and this gives the studio a bit of financial leverage to try something a bit new? Nah, why do that when you can just re-launch the series. And on top of that, let’s let some guy who directed a quirky indie romance to helm the entire thing.
JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE A MALE WALKING THROUGH A CROWD DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN JUST WRAP YOUR HANDS AROUND WOMEN’S WAISTS TO STEER THEM ASIDE
story of my life
The Shot Glass Heard Around The World
In 1969, the Stonewall riots — precipitated when the NYPD burst into the famed gay bar and started being their usually abusive selves — defined the modern gay movement.
Among the first to physically resist the police was Marsha P. Johnson, the now infamous transgender rights activist who co-founded S.T.A.R. (Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries) with Sylvia Rivera in the ’70s.
At 1:20 in the morning on Saturday, June 28, 1969, four plainclothes police officers entered Stonewall Inn and announced “Police! We’re taking the place!"
Officers forced the customers to form into two lines divided by perceived gender and show them their genitals to confirm if it matched the gender on their identification card.
At some point during the raid, Marsha Johnson proclaimed, ‘I got my civil rights!' and then threw a shot glass into a mirror, adding on to the tension and creating an atmosphere of resistance. Some witnesses and historians believe her action is what instigated the riot.
Patrons began to refuse to produce their I.D. and police decided to arrest everyone still at the bar. Those who were not arrested gathered outside the bar and quickly drew a crowd of over 1,000 queers. As rumors spread through the crowd that those inside were being beaten by cops, they began throwing pennies, beer bottles and other items at police.
A drag queen who was shoved by an officer in front of the crowd responded by hitting him on the head with her purse as the crowd began to boo.
Soon after, an unidentified lesbian was hit on the head with a billy club after complaining that her handcuffs were too tight. She faced the bystanders and shouted, “Why don’t you guys do something?”
Police threw her into the back of a patrol wagons, at that point the crowd became a mob and collectively resisted the police.
Along with Sylvia Rivera, the two transgender revolutionaries created S.T.A.R. and STAR House in which they housed, fed and clothed homeless drag queens and trans* youth by hustling in the streets of NYC so that their children didn’t have to.
Marsha P. Johnson is often credited for inciting the Stonewall Riots, yet she receives close to no recognition by mainstream Gay Organizations and the queer community. I have no doubt that the erasure of Marsha’s participation in the riots and the Gay Liberation Movement is due to her being a black, transgender radical. Had she’d been a white gay cis-male, her name would be permanently embedded in every queer’s mind.
I know Marsha as a courageous queer revolutionary, a queen of Queens, a Stonewall Veteran, a dedicated activist, a mother of S.T.A.R. and a personal idol. She deserves more than anyone I know, to be recognized by the queer community.
In July 6, 1992, Johnson’s body was found floating in the Hudson River off the West Village Piers shortly after the 1992 Pride March. Friends of Johnson claims she was harassed near the spot where her body was found. The police disregarded this and ruled her death a suicide without any evidence. However, in November 2012, the NYPD re-opened the case.
Click here to watch “Pay It No Mind”, a documentary on Marsha P. Johnson.
I will keep on reblogging this each time it props up in my dash because it’s both important, heartwarming, and tragic.
I came to the conclusion that as violence in this country was inevitable, it would be unrealistic to continue preaching peace and non-violence. This conclusion was not easily arrived at. It was only when all else had failed, when all channels of peaceful protest had been barred to us, that the decision was made to embark on violent forms of political struggle. I can only say that I felt morally obliged to do what I did. —
Nelson Mandela, "An ideal for which I am prepared to die". Mandela made this statement from the dock at the opening of his trial on charges of sabotage, Supreme court of South Africa, Pretoria, April 20 1964 (via randomactsofchaos)
#not so many notes on this one
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NELSON MANDELA WAS A FREEDOM FIGHTER AND WAS AGAINST ISRAELI APARTHEID -
HE ALSO WAS TAKEN OFF THE AMERICAN TERROR WATCHLIST ONLY 5 YEARS AGO HE IS AN ANTI CAPITALIST HE IS NOT YOUR TOKEN BLACK GUY WHO PREACHED ABOUT LOVING WHITE SUPREMACISTS FOR FUCK’S SAKE
yeah can we talk about how he created a military for his…
Knowing this, if we are truly dedicated to providing all students with a quality education, significantly more needs to be done to revamp our educational practices to cater to students in these groups. Instead of beating students into pre-set molds that only consider higher income, able bodied proficient english speakers - it’s a moral imperative to figure out what changes in pedagogy need to take place to serve ALL students.
Not just the ones who are easiest to teach with the current system at hand.
newwavefeminism has been providing incredible graphics and information on this issue all day, so if you aren’t following her already, you absolutely should.
After seeing this batshit Christmas wish list on Jezebel and troublingly few comments about how fucking long and elaborate it was (it’s meant to be precociously quirky), I tried to find stats on Christmas gifts. Not many stats out there to be found, but some U.K study found that the average child gets about 16 presents at Christmas, and an American study found that parents planned to spend about an average of $270 per child.
Well, I think I just found out why we’re the “entitled” generation. Maybe because PARENTS ARE IDIOTS.
can we all take a moment and appreciate how catching fire was a perfect book adaptation. like some fandoms don’t even get that, some fandoms get the main character to have the wrong hair color.
yeah but you forget how the hunger games fandom got the main character with the wrong skin color
(Source: o-my-rowling, via princessunicornsparkles)