Boom Shakalaka
It’s tempting to believe that this online row – a toxic combination of misinformation, anger and anxious masculinity – is just about one specific technology industry’s subculture, or that it will blow over. But by labeling Gamergate a “gaming problem” and attaching a hashtag to it, we’re putting unnecessary boundaries around a broader but nebulous issue: threats and harassment are increasingly how straight white men deal with a world that no longer revolves exclusively around them.

Book sales depend crucially on buzz and word of mouth (which is why authors are often sent on grueling book tours); you buy a book because you’ve heard about it, because other people are reading it, because it’s a topic of conversation, because it’s made the best-seller list. And what Amazon possesses is the power to kill the buzz. It’s definitely possible, with some extra effort, to buy a book you’ve heard about even if Amazon doesn’t carry it — but if Amazon doesn’t carry that book, you’re much less likely to hear about it in the first place.

So can we trust Amazon not to abuse that power? The Hachette dispute has settled that question: no, we can’t.

kristaferanka:

MS. MARVEL #11G. WILLOW WILSON (W) • ADRIAN ALPHONA (A)Cover by KRIS ANKA• The darling of the Marvel Universe gets ready for the ultimate showdown!• On patrol full-time, Ms. Marvel needs to find The Inventor before hedoes Jersey City some real damage!• But how much longer can Ms. Marvel’s life take over Kamala Khan’s?

kristaferanka:

MS. MARVEL #11
G. WILLOW WILSON (W) • ADRIAN ALPHONA (A)
Cover by KRIS ANKA
• The darling of the Marvel Universe gets ready for the ultimate showdown!
• On patrol full-time, Ms. Marvel needs to find The Inventor before he
does Jersey City some real damage!
• But how much longer can Ms. Marvel’s life take over Kamala Khan’s?

robotmountain:

Sir Ian McKellen came to visit Chew Valley School on 17th October 2014. He had this important message for the students gathered outside the library to catch a glimpse of the actor and Stonewall champion. (X)

Sir Ian McKellen is a human fucking delight, guys.

dduane:

whitebeltwriter:

leslieknope-s:

[x]

This needs more notes

Well, an arrow directly from “are you married to her” to “doesn’t owe you anythng” might be useful. (eyeroll)

dduane:

whitebeltwriter:

leslieknope-s:

[x]

This needs more notes

Well, an arrow directly from “are you married to her” to “doesn’t owe you anythng” might be useful. (eyeroll)

madithefreckled:

still trying to figure out what designs I like best but here’s more sketches

madithefreckled:

still trying to figure out what designs I like best but here’s more sketches

damnitfeelsgoodtobeafangirl:

"Next time, I’m learning that telekinesis spell.."
I wanted to draw a cute witch girl so yeah

damnitfeelsgoodtobeafangirl:

"Next time, I’m learning that telekinesis spell.."

I wanted to draw a cute witch girl so yeah

americachavez:

marvel give me a short about sharon’s undercover time as a nurse/steve’s neighbor and that one time she had to fight off ninjas from steve’s apartment while he was like, making dinner and sitting alone reading obama’s biography

deathbecomesheather:

somnia-maior:

co-gi-to:

untamedcomets:

This is important

IMPORTANT. BOOST.

teach your sons and daughters not to rape, not to put drugs in drinks, teach them to be nice 

Wow.

cheeks-74:

My #shadowcat card that I did for the #xmenbattleoftheatom game #drawing #digitalcolors #gameartist #gamedev xmen #cheeksgalloway #seancheeksgalloway #tabletaffy #comics #illustration

cheeks-74:

My #shadowcat card that I did for the #xmenbattleoftheatom game #drawing #digitalcolors #gameartist #gamedev xmen #cheeksgalloway #seancheeksgalloway #tabletaffy #comics #illustration

jainz:

Woman speaks out against misogynistic abuse and is met with misogynistic abuse from men who believe misogynistic abuse doesn’t exist and that she should stop making them look bad.

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

Sometimes this really seems to shock people. They appear genuinely upset when I say ‘this conversation is over’ or ‘I’m actually not interested in debating this with you.’ There’s an expectation that if you care about social justice and political issues, you’re always ‘on.’ You’re always ready to debate, you’re always ready to have theoretical discussions about your own lived experiences and the issues you care about, you’re always ready to defend yourself. That’s manifestly ridiculous and unjust, an expectation that’s simply not reasonable.