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are y’all always goin to believe some random with a sketchy sob story only sourced to a single facebook comment?

queerlyobscure:

See I don’t think bisexuals are like unicorns, I think we’re more like dinosaurs. Because we know they definitely existed but also there are some people who get really mad and defensive and insist that they didn’t exist and it becomes a whole big thing for them and while everyone else looks on and goes ‘you cannot be serious’ it does do actual societal harm when they spew their crap without any critical discourse around it.

And also we’re terrifying giant lizards.

http://a-little-bi-furious.tumblr.com/post/90386622306/allyourfavesarebi-lady-gaga-is-actual-human

angstierthanthou:

allyourfavesarebi:

lady gaga is actual human garbage but that doesn’t mean that a vague and misinterpreted caption on fucking instagram means she’s ‘come out as straight’

did the words ‘im straight’ leave her lips? has there been any confirmation of what she meant from the woman, herself….

People’s sexualities change sometimes so even if she does end up confirming that she identifies as straight now, that doesn’t undo her previous identity as a bisexual woman and it doesn’t justify the people who’ve been calling her a liar from day one.

amyspalding:

malcolmjamalwarlock:

msdistress:

teapotsahoy:

pearlo:

teabq:

trixiebobixie:

hamstermastersamster:

egriz:

hamstermastersamster:

emchelle:

So this is the associate editor for the new The Mary Sue. Awesome.

Yep. Totally happy this charmer has a senior position on my favourite girl geek site. Straw feminism, breakfast of champions!

Woah what the hell is this

It’s a disaster :[

Over the weekend and with no notice to The Mary Sue community, the site merged with an ailing general geek blog called Geekosystem under the Abrams Media banner. This has resulted in the following changes:

  • The site's been given a very generic-looking overhaul that has too much white space
  • All explicit mention of feminism and female-identifying geeks in the site’s About pages and tagline (which was previously A Guide To Girl Geek Culture) have been either removed entirely or replaced with very generic “for geeks” taglines and “we’re inclusive - everyone welcome!”.
  • Geekosystem’s writers have joined TMS. They aren’t all women, which isn’t in itself a bad thing, but kinda contrary to TMS’s old mission (“We’re going to talk about geek girls, and we’re going to let geek girls talk”). Despite reassurances that they were feminist allies, associate editor Glen Tickle in particular decided to respond to the community’s valid concerns about the site’s new direction with the above tweets.
  • He was also extremely mansplainy in the reddit AMA (best place ever for a feminist community to have an AMA amirite) about the merger, even at one point attempting to derail the concerns about removing female branding from the site by saying “Did you know 55% of the readership for TMS last month was male?”.
  • Even if true (source of statistics unconfirmed), this does nothing but cast doubt on why the female branding needs to be removed from the site. It was obviously attracting the right kind of male readership with its unique lady geek focus.
  • Both the original TMS crew and the Geekosystem crew have all so far completely failed to address his problematic behaviour. They ignore any attempts by community members to get it addressed.
  • The comments on articles since the merger have basically been sexist derailment bingo like you’d get on any other site, including but not limited to “but what about the menssss”, “why is this important when there’s war in the middle east” (sadly deleted, what a gem), “it’s your responsibility to handle online harassment”, and “I’ve never seen any harassment of a female during my 240 hours of playing XYZ”.

In short, the site is fucked as a feminist fun/safe space if the new leadership don’t take some kind of responsibility and get a grip on the situation toot sweet.

This is such a bummer.

Ugh. The AMA alone is enough to make me want to stop following TMS on Tumblr and Twitter. What a shame.

i keep forgetting and going back to the site and being like “why is it suddenly so much worse”

:((((

Ugh, did not know this.

Way to alienate your potential and existing customers/members/fanbase: Taking over and making drastic changes to an existing (business) model which the current members have considered a safe space, and dismissing questions and concern from your members in an off-hand and patronizing way. Bonus points for misogyny, entitlement and general douchebaggery.

The new establishment is busy making changes and destroying all defining characteristics of original site. I’m certain that the current members will stick around for a while just to see if things will improve, but when the PTB have managed to turn The Mary Sue into yet another bland pop-culture/geek site aimed at 20-35 year males, I’m predicting a mass exodus.

i strongly dislike these people.

Oh this is terrible.

amyspalding:

malcolmjamalwarlock:

msdistress:

teapotsahoy:

pearlo:

teabq:

trixiebobixie:

hamstermastersamster:

egriz:

hamstermastersamster:

emchelle:

So this is the associate editor for the new The Mary Sue. Awesome.

Yep. Totally happy this charmer has a senior position on my favourite girl geek site. Straw feminism, breakfast of champions!

Woah what the hell is this

It’s a disaster :[

Over the weekend and with no notice to The Mary Sue community, the site merged with an ailing general geek blog called Geekosystem under the Abrams Media banner. This has resulted in the following changes:

  • The site's been given a very generic-looking overhaul that has too much white space
  • All explicit mention of feminism and female-identifying geeks in the site’s About pages and tagline (which was previously A Guide To Girl Geek Culture) have been either removed entirely or replaced with very generic “for geeks” taglines and “we’re inclusive - everyone welcome!”.
  • Geekosystem’s writers have joined TMS. They aren’t all women, which isn’t in itself a bad thing, but kinda contrary to TMS’s old mission (“We’re going to talk about geek girls, and we’re going to let geek girls talk”). Despite reassurances that they were feminist allies, associate editor Glen Tickle in particular decided to respond to the community’s valid concerns about the site’s new direction with the above tweets.
  • He was also extremely mansplainy in the reddit AMA (best place ever for a feminist community to have an AMA amirite) about the merger, even at one point attempting to derail the concerns about removing female branding from the site by saying “Did you know 55% of the readership for TMS last month was male?”.
  • Even if true (source of statistics unconfirmed), this does nothing but cast doubt on why the female branding needs to be removed from the site. It was obviously attracting the right kind of male readership with its unique lady geek focus.
  • Both the original TMS crew and the Geekosystem crew have all so far completely failed to address his problematic behaviour. They ignore any attempts by community members to get it addressed.
  • The comments on articles since the merger have basically been sexist derailment bingo like you’d get on any other site, including but not limited to “but what about the menssss”, “why is this important when there’s war in the middle east” (sadly deleted, what a gem), “it’s your responsibility to handle online harassment”, and “I’ve never seen any harassment of a female during my 240 hours of playing XYZ”.

In short, the site is fucked as a feminist fun/safe space if the new leadership don’t take some kind of responsibility and get a grip on the situation toot sweet.

This is such a bummer.

Ugh. The AMA alone is enough to make me want to stop following TMS on Tumblr and Twitter. What a shame.

i keep forgetting and going back to the site and being like “why is it suddenly so much worse”

:((((

Ugh, did not know this.

Way to alienate your potential and existing customers/members/fanbase: Taking over and making drastic changes to an existing (business) model which the current members have considered a safe space, and dismissing questions and concern from your members in an off-hand and patronizing way. Bonus points for misogyny, entitlement and general douchebaggery.

The new establishment is busy making changes and destroying all defining characteristics of original site. I’m certain that the current members will stick around for a while just to see if things will improve, but when the PTB have managed to turn The Mary Sue into yet another bland pop-culture/geek site aimed at 20-35 year males, I’m predicting a mass exodus.

i strongly dislike these people.

Oh this is terrible.

pinkhairandbubblegum:

Hello again my gorgeous Lushies!

Whether you are getting ready to head to a dorm or just going into middle school you could always use a little pampering! This giveaway features dorm friendly and fresh feeling products! I have a few things I am looking to bestow onto a lucky lushie so here we goooo!

RULES:

  • Cannot be a LUSH Cosmetics employee. (This is because we get a lovely discount and I would rather someone who can’t always afford Lush products to have some.)
  • Must be 18 or have a parents permission to give out your name/address.
  • Reblog once only. Multiples will be disqualified. Likes do not count.
  • You don’t have to be following me but followers will get two extra bonus prizes. Shipping is US only.
  • No giveaway blogs please!

THE PRIZES

  • Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly
  • Dream Cream Hand & Body Lotion (Small Size)
  • Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub (Small Size)
  • Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter (Sample Size)
  • Bubblegum Lip Scrub
  • Honey Trap Lip Balm
  • Happy Hippy Shower Gel
  • Each Peach Massage Bar (Small Size)

If you are following me you will be able to pick one retro item off the website (ten dollar value) and one online only perfume sample.

Winner will be chosen by a random number generator. Contest ends August 15th!

GOOD LUCK AND STAY BEAUTIFUL EVERYONE!

http://stayinbedgrowyrhair.tumblr.com/post/90121949632/tockthewatchdog-celestial-sexhair

tockthewatchdog:

celestial-sexhair:

disadvantages of having thick hair

  • your head is always 100000 degrees
  • shedding everywhere
  • snapping thin combs
  • spend $100 on dye if you want to color it
  • hair is still wet 2 years after you showered
  • styling your hair takes longer than growing…