Teaching Girls to Be Their Own (Super) Heroes in a Time When Toy Aisles Teach Them Otherwise

“John Marcotte, founder of Heroic Girls and father of two superhero-obsessed daughters The Mary Sue has a great affection for, has a thing or two to say about showing girls that superheroes aren’t “for boys.” 

It’s an incredibly important message, especially in a time when Marcotte says research has found that the toy aisles have never had a stronger gender divide- and that’s just the tip of the gender-box iceberg.”

See the Ted Talk here

Mean Stereotypical of the signs

Aries: The angry bitch, the boss and want to fight everyone.

Taurus: Lazy ass motherfucker, eats everything all the time.

Gemini: The lying two faced bitch, can’t stop talking , ain’t a loyal bitch.

Cancer: the crying motherfucking baby, dramatic and the mom.

Leo: the self centered bitch, always want to be the leader and can’t stop looking in the mirror because they are to damn hot.

Virgo: the perfectionist little bitch, they act like they are perfect little fucks.

Libra: the little bitch that always want to please everyone, so fucking judgmental too.

Scorpio: Too fucking sexual pervert, literally can’t stop thinking about sex.

Sagittarius: Fucking bitch who can’t commit to someone, and they think they are so fucking funny.

Capricorn: heartless motherfuckers, gold-diggers can’t stop thinking about money.

Aquarius: Weird as fuck, hipster, too emotionally detached.

Pisces: Where tf do they think they live? In narnia?
Always in a different dimension, like bitch do you see Peter Pan ?

I understand that colorism is major issue in our community mainly due to European colonization and slavery. And that lighter skinned people statistically have more social mobility, opportunities, and self esteem than darker people. However, I think that as Black people we have to work as a community with each other to tear down these stereotypes and preconceived notions we have of each other, due to color. It is an idiotic concept that is poisonous to our progress. We should start to unlearn it.

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

Socialized male speech dominance is a significant issue, not just in school.

“In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won an award for being polite. My brother, on the other hand, was considered the class comedian. We were very typically socialized as a “young lady” and a “boy being a boy.” Globally, childhood politeness lessons are gender asymmetrical. We socialize girls to take turns, listen more carefully, not curse and resist interrupting in ways we do not expect boys to. Put another way, we generally teach girls subservient habits and boys to exercise dominance.

I routinely find myself in mixed-gender environments (life) where men interrupt me. Now that I’ve decided to try and keep track, just out of curiosity, it’s quite amazing how often it happens. It’s particularly pronounced when other men are around.

This irksome reality goes along with another — men who make no eye contact. For example, a waiter who only directs information and questions to men at a table, or the man last week who simply pretended I wasn’t part of a circle of five people (I was the only woman). We’d never met before and barely exchanged 10 words, so it couldn’t have been my not-so-shrinking-violet opinions.

These two ways of establishing dominance in conversation, frequently based on gender, go hand-in-hand with this last one: A woman, speaking clearly and out loud, can say something that no one appears to hear, only to have a man repeat it minutes, maybe seconds later, to accolades and group discussion.”

Read the full piece here

Geena Davis: ‘I just assumed sexism wasn’t present in what we show kids’

In family rated films and children’s television, just one in four speaking characters are female. Lottie O’Conor meets the Hollywood star on a mission to change this

“For me, and possibly the majority of my generation, Geena Davis will always be Thelma Dickinson, one half of the duo that many believed would kick the female Hollywood stereotype for good. I have no idea how many times my teenage self watched Thelma and Louise (we’re certainly into double figures) but I’m pretty sure I would never have guessed I would one day be sitting in a hotel in New York talking to Davis about gender inequality in film and TV.

We are here to talk about the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, founded by Davis to address the issues of gender imbalance and stereotyping in Hollywood, with a particular focus on children’s programming. She acknowledges that as an actress, she has been fortunate to get her “fair share” of interesting roles throughout her career, but that it’s impossible to ignore the fact that “there are fewer parts for women and less opportunity to do interesting and challenging things”.

“What I didn’t know until my daughter was a toddler,” she continues, “was that this holds true in what’s made for kids. I was horrified that there seemed to be far fewer female characters than male characters in what’s made for little kids in the 21st century. I just assumed that had been taken care of; been thought about; that that kind of sexism wasn’t present in what we’re showing to kids.

Her institute commissioned the largest piece of research ever on gender depictions in media. Spanning a 20-year period, it proved what Davis had feared: in family rated films and children’s television, for every one female speaking character there are three males, while female characters make up just 17% of crowd scenes.

“What are we saying to kids when the female characters are hyper-sexualised, narrowly stereotyped or not even there? The message clearly is girls are not as important as boys, women are not as important as men and they take this all in completely unconsciously.

“Popular media is constantly hammering home the message that women and girls are second-class citizens. All the efforts that we put in to try and erase it, all the important things that we must do to empower women and girls, are being undermined by this unconscious message that women and girls aren’t as valuable as men.”

Read the full piece here

Top Producers and SHINee's Jonghyun Contribute to EXO's Comeback Album "EXODUS"

Top Producers and SHINee’s Jonghyun Contribute to EXO’s Comeback Album “EXODUS”

On March 26, SM Entertainment stated, “EXO‘s second album ‘EXODUS‘ will be released online on Melon, Genie, Naver Music, and other music sites, as well as off-line, on March 30, at noon.

According to SM Entertainment, global producers and songwriters met at SM Songwriting Camp to produce songs for EXO. People who attended include: The Underdogs, Teddy Riley, Stereotypes, Kenzie, and other…

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People tend to have this misunderstanding that infjs are warm people, but the true reality is that they’re cold af on the inside. Just because they automatically empathize with people does not mean they care. Understanding does not always correlate with caring. Thus they can empathize and really understand what you’re feeling, but simultaneously not give a shit about you at all.


I’m nervous about going to college. My dream college is predominately white, and I got in. I know I’m smart, but against them I just don’t feel like I’m good enough. I’m afraid of failing academically and socially.  I just don’t want my college experience to be like high school: me being quiet and alone most of the time because of my anxiety. I just pray that my social anxiety doesn’t get the best of me so that I can just make friends and get the social life that I always dreamed of having. And I hope that they don’t judge me and automatically coin me and other POC as the ‘tokens’ for an all white school.

Après le formidable succès de l’Atlas des préjugés (tome 1), l’auteur a poursuivi sa chasse aux idées reçues en imaginant 40 nouvelles cartes et infographies qui stigmatisent nos préjugés.

le monde vu par les Vikings ou Christophe Colomb ; les plus grands stéréotypes européens ; l’Europe vue par les conservateurs britanniques ; la carte des plats immangeables…

Comme l’humour est parfois plus efficace que les longs discours, l’auteur a imaginé des cartes satiriques, souvent décalées et toujours drôles sur nos préjugés nationaux.

Un livre à mettre entre toutes les mains.


But they keep telling us it’s all in our heads. We are making it up. (Source)

Two Media Matters for America studies of crime coverage in 2014 uncovered a disturbing pattern—every major network affiliate station in New York is consistently over-representing Black people as perpetrators of crime. They are unfairly and disproportionately focusing their crime reporting on Black suspects, and inaccurately exaggerating the proportion of Black people involved in crime—on average, exaggerating by 24 percentage points.

Read the report (HERE).