""Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."

I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”

I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.

My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me."
August 21, 2014 at 11:329525
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Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

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One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)

OOOOMG my coworker and I were just talking about this wrt mexican food specifically

(via differentrealms)

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August 21, 2014 at 11:3110319

comicbookwomen:

Its not race switching if its different individuals wearing the famed mantle of a superhero. Calvin Ellis is Superman. He’s not a black Clark Kent. Nubia is Nubia, not Diana.


August 21, 2014 at 11:2825

kissing-whiskey:

savethewailes:

Baby Groot toys!

Handmade from sculpey, painted with acrylics and coated in a durable varnish. He is planted in a small flower pot with some pretty stones. 

Standing (dancing) at about 7” tall and 5” wide (depending on arm length).

Each one comes out with a slightly different arm pose, and a slightly different face. 

I will be putting a few of these at a time on Etsy! If I am sold out, look for them to restock in about a week. 

GROOOOOOOOOOOT

rosscott I want one. Isn’t Christmas soon?


August 21, 2014 at 11:2795
akatako:

Yoko Hamasakiin Yaso Urbangarde

akatako:

Yoko Hamasaki
in Yaso Urbangarde


August 21, 2014 at 11:258

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

(via waldorph)


August 21, 2014 at 11:2595358

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August 21, 2014 at 11:12330643
douglasreynoldsgallery:

Raven Transforming Mask by Darren McKenzie (Cree & Metis)http://douglasreynoldsgallery.com/raven-transforming-mask

douglasreynoldsgallery:

Raven Transforming Mask by Darren McKenzie (Cree & Metis)

http://douglasreynoldsgallery.com/raven-transforming-mask


August 21, 2014 at 11:113

impressionist:

2am-poetry:

cyb3ranthy:

thisiseverydayracism:

fuckyeahfeminists:

Melissa Harris-Perry, Black Female Voices: Who Is Listening?

I love this woman

this.

This succinctly explains why black people shame each other.

Sooooooooo much yes

this is one of the best things ive seen on tumblr. this is real as fuck. 

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via primadonna-grrrl)


August 20, 2014 at 12:1811288
"Solidarity is an act, a series of acts, a lifetime of choices and self-education, a deeply felt human compassion, NOT a button on your goddamn denim vest. Or, even really a matter of identity, when it comes right down to it."
August 20, 2014 at 12:16490