I was checking the analytics for Texts From Superheroes for the last month and out of over 100,000 unique visitors only 50.49% were male.

That means approximately 49.51% of the readership of the superhero comedy market is female. When you round those numbers it’s statistically even.

50% of TFSH’s viewers, a site dedicated exclusively to superheroes, is female. That’s fantastic, I love that and I want more people to know that and acknowledge how much women love comic books and superheroes. It’s not a select few women, it’s half your freaking audience!

Grindr users on Scottish independence: an update

After polling Grindr users in Edinburgh whether they believe Scotland should be an independent country, I’ve counted a small number of late respondents and updated the figures. Here is how they now stand, overall:

NO: 116

YES: 110

Undecided: 25

Other opinion: 21

Indifference: 15

Evasion: 41

Bemusement: 14

Amusement: 2

Too horny to answer: 6

General rejection: 4

Did not respond: 301


17 moving out of “Did not respond” – not a big change, but tightens the Yes/No divide. Grindr is now 51% No, 49% Yes.


I referred to this as the “headless torso demographic” previously, but I’ve not examined how the actual headless torso vote breaks down.

Here are the votes of people whose avatars consist solely of body parts with no visible face. This also includes the coveted disembodied foot vote.

NO: 11

YES: 15

Undecided: 3

Other opinion: 1

Indifference: 0

Evasion: 5

Bemusement: 0

Amusement: 0

Too horny to answer: 2

General rejection: 0

Did not respond: 34


Contrary to the results of the overall Grindr populace sampled, anonymous body parts alone vote YES to independence, 58%-42%. I stand with the headless torso demographic.


Here is a sample of the responses received since the last post (and a few old ones that didn’t make the last post, to pad things out).

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(He blocked me before 3:00am.)


And finally, what Grindr feedback have I got on my analysis?

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Thanks guys.
Teal Month!

Um…hi…. *waves awkwardly*

This month is Ovarian Cancer awareness month (teal!). That’s what my mom had. I’m so happy that there is so much awareness for breast cancer going around, but I’m saddened that it seems to cover all the other cancers up.

So id just like to inform you upon some things about this cancer that you may not know about.

Ovarian cancer is a very sneaky disease. It doesn’t show up easily until it’s in the very late stages, and there is little treatment for it. In fact, there is little we know about it at all. It is the 11th most common cancer among women, however it is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women, and the most dangerous of gynecological diseases.

The chances of a woman developing ovarian cancer: 1 in 72
The chances of a woman dying of ovarian cancer: 1 in 100

http://www.ovariancancer.org/about/statistics/ <= click that link to learn more
There is also an option to donate to the cause at the bottom of the page.

So, just a tumblr blogger who’d like to let you know that September is Ovarian Cancer awareness month, and to wear some teal to show your support!

anonymous said:

You should look up the statistics for kids that are put up for adoption. They aren't anywhere near what people think, and it is a good point against "you can always put the baby up for adoption"

  • In the U.S. 397,122 children are living without permanent families in the foster care system. 101,666 of these children are eligible for adoption, but nearly 32% of these children will wait over three years in foster care before being adopted.
  • Around the world, there are an estimated 153 million orphans who have lost one parent. There are 17,900,000 orphans who have lost both parents and are living in orphanages or on the streets and lack the care and attention required for healthy development. These children are at risk for disease, malnutrition, and death.
  • In 2012, 23,396 youth aged out of the U.S. foster care system without the emotional and financial support necessary to succeed. Nearly 40% had been homeless or couch surfed, nearly 60% of young men had been convicted of a crime, and only 48% were employed. 75% of women and 33% of men receive government benefits to meet basic needs. 50% of all youth who aged out were involved in substance use and 17% of the females were pregnant.
  • As of 2012, more than 58,000 children in the U.S. foster care system were placed in institutions or group homes, not in traditional foster homes.
  • States spent a mere 1.2-1.3% of available federal funds on parent recruitment and training services even though 22% of children in foster care had adoption as their goal.
  • Three years is the average length of time a child in foster care waits to be adopted. Roughly 55% of these children have had three or more placements. An earlier study found that 33% of children had changed elementary schools five or more times, losing relationships and falling behind educationally.

This is why I always get so annoyed when pro-lifers utter the phrase “just put it up for adoption!” as if it’s the easiest thing in the world for both themselves and the child.

All statistics are from this website.

- Emily

Just over a quarter (25.9 percent) of the 3,932 speaking characters evaluated were from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups.

A full 74.1 percent were white, 14.1 percent black, 4.9 percent Hispanic, 4.4 percent Asian, 1.1 percent Middle Eastern, 1 percent American Indian or Alaskan Native and 1.2 percent were from “other” races/ethnicities.

No meaningful change has been observed in the frequency of any racial/ethnic group on screen in 600 popular films between 2007 and 2013.

Wording matters. It doesn’t just affect a person’s willingness to check the box and be counted — it also highlights the existence of those identities, Kerith Conron said. Perhaps if we weren’t so regularly confronted with a simple choice — “Are you male or female?” — our thinking about gender wouldn’t be so binary.
—  Why We Don’t Know the Size of the Transgender Population | Mona Chalabi for FiveThirtyEight 
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