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alwaysstarwars:

The inimitable Billy Dee Williams - Behind the Scenes

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tamorapierce:

sarahreesbrennan:

malindalo:

I went on a bit of a twitter rant yesterday after reading one too many trade reviews in which a book’s diverse cast was dismissed as implausible. Charles Tan was kind enough to storify the whole thing here.

Beautiful! Why aren’t writers of all-white all-straight dude-centric stories criticised for their agendas and lack of realism? (I mean, just kidding, we all know why.)

I take it these people have never lived in a large, diverse urban area, gone to school there, gone to a large college, or gone to an elite boarding school or summer camp or town?
I also wonder if some of these reviewers aren’t older and placed out of the more diverse 30-and-below urban culture.  If they’re my age, say, and not in the arts, or even as young as 45, they may be keeping to their own color groups.  It doesn’t excuse what they say, particularly if they don’t look at younger people and if they don’t apply the same reasoning to cis-white-male books, but it’s a thought I had.

tamorapierce:

sarahreesbrennan:

malindalo:

I went on a bit of a twitter rant yesterday after reading one too many trade reviews in which a book’s diverse cast was dismissed as implausible. Charles Tan was kind enough to storify the whole thing here.

Beautiful! Why aren’t writers of all-white all-straight dude-centric stories criticised for their agendas and lack of realism? (I mean, just kidding, we all know why.)

I take it these people have never lived in a large, diverse urban area, gone to school there, gone to a large college, or gone to an elite boarding school or summer camp or town?

I also wonder if some of these reviewers aren’t older and placed out of the more diverse 30-and-below urban culture.  If they’re my age, say, and not in the arts, or even as young as 45, they may be keeping to their own color groups.  It doesn’t excuse what they say, particularly if they don’t look at younger people and if they don’t apply the same reasoning to cis-white-male books, but it’s a thought I had.

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comealongraggedypond:

if you think that professor mcgonagall didn’t love james potter then let me just explain to you how wrong you are because among james’ many talents he was really fan-fucking-tastic at two things: quidditch and transfiguration and those just happen to be mcgonagall’s favorite things so guess what he may have been a little shit but he was her little shit and you know she loved every minute of detention she had to chaperone with him

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Reblogged from thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor
tamorapierce:

webbgirl34:

thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.
She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.
She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.
After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.

This woman is the stuff of which heroes were made—her, and the women who went to her.

tamorapierce:

webbgirl34:

thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.

She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.

She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.

After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.

This woman is the stuff of which heroes were made—her, and the women who went to her.

Reblogged from lalalinguistics

Articulatory Processes Explained

  • Assimilation: when a phoneme just wants to fit in with the other phonemes
  • Dissimilation: a phoneme going through its gothic stage in high school
  • Epenthesis: when a phoneme gains weight
  • Deletion: when phonemes get a little too friendly with each other
  • Devoicing: a phoneme coming down with laryngitis
  • Metathesis: phonemes playing musical chairs
  • Nasalization: a phoneme with a cold
  • Debuccalization: a phoneme losing its place
  • Lenition: a phoneme going soft
  • Fortition: a phoneme going to the gym (this almost never happens)
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speculativegrammarian:

abhishekhabhishekh:

Language Tree.
From Stand Still. Stay Silent. http://www.sssscomic.com/

Creepy language family tree for all your Historical Ling / Halloween needs. (NB: c.1745, Scottish shortening of Allhallow-even “Eve of All Saints, last night of October” (1550s), the last night of the year in the old Celtic calendar, where it was Old Year’s Night, a night for witches. A pagan holiday given a cursory baptism and sent on its way. —etymonline.)

speculativegrammarian:

abhishekhabhishekh:

Language Tree.

From Stand Still. Stay Silent. 

http://www.sssscomic.com/

Creepy language family tree for all your Historical Ling / Halloween needs. (NB: c.1745, Scottish shortening of Allhallow-even “Eve of All Saints, last night of October” (1550s), the last night of the year in the old Celtic calendar, where it was Old Year’s Night, a night for witches. A pagan holiday given a cursory baptism and sent on its way. —etymonline.)

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exgynocraticgrrl:

Gerda Lerner (1920-2013) , former Robinson Edwards Professor Emerita of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Gerda Lerner (1920-2013)  Women and History (excerpt)
-- A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

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Reblogged from manuelpre
manuelpre:

And…done! My humble homage (featuring the Endless AND one special guest) to my favorite comic (and author!) and one of the main reasons I seriously started thinking to work in the comic book industry! Thanks for inspiring us, Neil Gaiman!

manuelpre:

And…done! My humble homage (featuring the Endless AND one special guest) to my favorite comic (and author!) and one of the main reasons I seriously started thinking to work in the comic book industry! Thanks for inspiring us, Neil Gaiman!

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Reblogged from taco-bell-rey

hallows-end-visage:

ladydarthcaedus:

808kangaroo:

taco-bell-rey:

Ke$ha is a perfect example of how the media loves to make intelligent girls seem dumb and bitchy even though they are actually smart and caring. Ke$ha isn’t far from being a feminist icon but the media continues to label her as a dumb drunk party girl.

and Ke$ha is all for loving yourself and equality but she continues to receive harassment from mainstream media. Enough harassment to the point that she developed an eating disorder because of it. She is an example of how horrible and sexist the music industry is.

Ke$ha stands in the category of “gifted genius”, she scored near perfect (1500) on her SAT’s and has an IQ of 140

Also, she’s speaking out against a manager who abused her. Takes a lot of courage to do that.

This. ESPECIALLY the last comment.

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Reblogged from verycunninglinguist
verycunninglinguist:

How I feel right now.

verycunninglinguist:

How I feel right now.

Reblogged from badwitchintown

Do yourself a favor and follow this spectacular woman and the flickers of her luminous mind on twitter now.@caitlinstasey

(Source: badwitchintown, via danascullys)

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theyatemytailorr:

never in my life did I think that toilet doors would make me so angry

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