NMSU WS Prof

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twitter.com/NMSUWSProf:

    Straight White Guys:It's not racist. The reason why most characters are straight white guys is it's a business. They just want to do what makes the most money. No one's being racist or sexist. It's just smart business.
    Straight White Guys:Having a Black Captain America or Pakistani Ms. Marvel or female Thor is PANDERING. All they're trying to do is get MONEY from you. It's just a marketing ploy! This is horrible!
    — 5 hours ago with 15495 notes
    bad-at-games:

Gaming’s Feminist Illuminati has a message for misogynist gamers: Grow the fuck up or GTFO.
Buy prints of this here!
Bad-at-Games is community-funded! If you’re interested in helping me keep this thing running, and you want some rad stickers, please consider contributing. Thank you!

    bad-at-games:

    Gaming’s Feminist Illuminati has a message for misogynist gamers: Grow the fuck up or GTFO.

    Buy prints of this here!

    Bad-at-Games is community-funded! If you’re interested in helping me keep this thing running, and you want some rad stickers, please consider contributing. Thank you!

    (via 10thfloorghostgirl)

    — 1 day ago with 204 notes

    shutl0w:

    did some good tweets today i think

    (via angrywocunited)

    — 1 day ago with 11143 notes

    genderfuckedover:

    thewomanfromitaly:

    i-am-river:

    So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)

    This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.

    This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.

    if you’re cis and you follow me i’m gonna need you to reblog this

    don’t care if you’re cis or trans, this is important.

    (via dangercupcakemurdericing)

    — 1 day ago with 66517 notes

    upworthy:

    Lauryn Hill Rewrote The Lyrics To A Song In ‘The Sound Of Music.’ It’s My New Favorite Thing.

    Singer Lauryn Hill wrote a song called “Black Rage” in 2012 but recently released it on music sharing site Soundcloud and dedicated it to the town of Ferguson. On her Tumblr, she writes:

     An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO.

    It’s a reimagining of “My Favorite Things” from American classic movie “The Sound of Music,” It’s really stirring, as much as the original, but for totally different reasons.

    — 1 day ago with 71 notes

    politicalmachine:

    Anita Sarkeesian is the creator of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, a YouTube video series examining gender tropes in video games. The series was financed via crowdfunding, and acquired notoriety when its Kickstarter campaign triggered a wave of sexist harassment against Sarkeesian.

    When Sarkeesian raised nearly $160,000 using Kickstarter, there was an immediate backlash from members of the gaming and internet communities. Commenters on her YouTube and Facebook pages wrote hateful comments, threats of violence, and death threats.

    A game that appeared on popular Flash game website Newgrounds allowed players to virtually assault Sarkeesian by clicking on her face, effectively “beating her up.” As players continued to click the picture, scars, bruises, and lacerations would appear on a photograph of Sarkeesian,

    On August 26th, Sarkeesian received a series of graphic threats [trigger warning: rape, violence, sexist slurs] as seen here.

    You can show your support of Anita Sarkeesian by donating to her organization, Feminist Frequency, by clicking here.

    Feminist Frequency is a 501(c)3 non profit charity, so all donations are tax-deductible.

    (via the-uncensored-she)

    — 3 days ago with 3121 notes

    comedycentral:

    Click here to watch more of Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams’s safety tips for college students from The Daily Show.

    (via lilyandtherabbit)

    — 3 days ago with 127957 notes
    tvhangover:

How Anna Gunn’s Performance as Skyler White Changed Television
"Gunn’s performance was not that of an action heroine or a television genius, and it was not meant to be. Skyler carries the weight of Walt’s actions. Plenty of people hated her for it, Walt sometimes included. But Gunn’s performance pushed both Walt and the people who wanted to see him as a hero to increasingly contrived and ludicrous justifications for treating Skyler like she was a worse person than Walt.
"Gunn’s drawn face in the last two seasons of Breaking Bad might not have brought about the end of the anti-hero era in television. But Gunn’s performance marked the end of a time when the creators of such shows could get away with writing anti-heroes’ wives as flat, cartoonish characters, or when audiences could get away with worshiping difficult men without encountering strong opposition.”
– Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post

    tvhangover:

    How Anna Gunn’s Performance as Skyler White Changed Television

    "Gunn’s performance was not that of an action heroine or a television genius, and it was not meant to be. Skyler carries the weight of Walt’s actions. Plenty of people hated her for it, Walt sometimes included. But Gunn’s performance pushed both Walt and the people who wanted to see him as a hero to increasingly contrived and ludicrous justifications for treating Skyler like she was a worse person than Walt.

    "Gunn’s drawn face in the last two seasons of Breaking Bad might not have brought about the end of the anti-hero era in television. But Gunn’s performance marked the end of a time when the creators of such shows could get away with writing anti-heroes’ wives as flat, cartoonish characters, or when audiences could get away with worshiping difficult men without encountering strong opposition.”

    – Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post

    (via call-that-reverend)

    — 4 days ago with 4431 notes
    
Breaking Bad won the first solo Drama writing award for a woman in 20 years.
Writer Moira Walley-Beckett the first solo woman to win the award in the Drama category since Ann Biderman won for NYPD Blue in 1994.
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    Breaking Bad won the first solo Drama writing award for a woman in 20 years.

    Writer Moira Walley-Beckett the first solo woman to win the award in the Drama category since Ann Biderman won for NYPD Blue in 1994.

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    (Source: jessemybabyblue, via moviemeatloaf)

    — 4 days ago with 2623 notes
    jesussbabymomma:

crohns-sucks:

neecygrace:

Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome

If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.
If you are healthy, please reblog.If you are sick, please reblog.If you have a disability, please reblog.If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.If you are a human being, please reblog.Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it. 
Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance. 

I never thought about this wow

    jesussbabymomma:

    crohns-sucks:

    neecygrace:

    Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome

    If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.

    If you are healthy, please reblog.
    If you are sick, please reblog.
    If you have a disability, please reblog.
    If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.
    If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.
    If you are a human being, please reblog.

    Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it. 

    Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance. 

    I never thought about this wow

    (via v-u-lnerable)

    — 5 days ago with 29211 notes

    stephenphilms:

    August 18th 2014 in Atlanta Georgia a peaceful Rally for the Justice of murdered unarmed teen Michael Brown took place. Michael Brown was shot 6 times in the street by a cop in Ferguson Missouri.  As the rain poured down a group of a few thousand marched the streets shouting “HANDS UP, DONT SHOOT!” Its time for a change in the country. Change is long overdue, its terribly sad that this STILL happens but were united and it WILL stop! Rest in Peace Michael Brown. JUSTICE FOR ALL! 

    -Photo Credit: Stephen Philms

    (via memewhore)

    — 5 days ago with 1282 notes
    feminspire:

“Attention television writers: being offensive is not satire. Joking about things you’re doing wrong that results in people laughing with you and not at you is not helping. That is not change.”
Read: Hey Emmy’s! Your Blatant Sexism Wasn’t Hilarious Satire, Just SEXIST

    feminspire:

    Attention television writers: being offensive is not satire. Joking about things you’re doing wrong that results in people laughing with you and not at you is not helping. That is not change.”

    Read: Hey Emmy’s! Your Blatant Sexism Wasn’t Hilarious Satire, Just SEXIST

    — 6 days ago with 701 notes