Korean teenager answers her pro Overwatch doubters with live demonstration of skill
When you come out of nowhere and dominate in the Korean pro Overwatch scene, defeating the other top teams to qualify for the Nexus Cup, people are going to…

So I am very surprised people on Tumblr aren’t all over this news already, but here’s the rundown. A 17 year old girl in Korea was kicking ass in Overwatch (made it the eighth in the world) and two pro gamers accused her of hacking. So what did she do? Fucking proved them wrong. She demonstrated her skill on a live stream of a popular Korean streamer to show there was no cheating involved. 


It’s sad that she felt she had to wear a mask to hide her identity during the stream because she was afraid she would be targeted for online bullying. She even gets emotional at the end of the stream because this accusation had weighed so heavily on her.

The two “pro gamers” even threatened to quit playing if she was proved to be legit, but Blizzard stood behind her and let those two idiots walk away. I may not play Overwatch, but I know if there was a girl who did this in League, CS:GO, or any other online game she would be accused of the same thing.

Now I don’t usually post original content, but this is HUGE for online gaming. No one even batted an eye when Rekkles (Fnatic Marksman in LOL) started in the Pro League of Legends scene at 17,but this girl was targeted as a hacker. For Blizzard to stand behind her is an amazing development in the online gaming community and I hope everyone supports her whether they play Overwatch or not. 

Good Job Blizzard. And thank you Gegury for being such a strong person and proving those assholes wrong.


Google is pushing for professional female emojis

“Google wants to increase the representation of women in emoji and would like to propose that Unicode implementers do the same,” Google employees wrote in a proposal. “Our proposal is to create a new set of emoji that represents a wide range of professions for women and men with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s careers and empowering girls everywhere.” There might just be one problem in what some are wearing.

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We were lied to. The women of my generation were told that we could ‘have it all’, as long as ‘it all’ was marriage, babies and a career in finance, a cupboard full of beautiful shoes and terminal exhaustion – and even that is only an option if we’re rich, white, straight and well behaved. These perfect lives would necessarily rely on an army of nannies and care-workers, and nobody has yet bothered to ask whether they can have it all.

We can have everything we want as long as what we want is a life spent searching for exhausting work that doesn’t pay enough, shopping for things we don’t need and sticking to a set of social and sexual rules that turn out, once you plough through the layers of trash and adverts, to be as rigid as ever.

As for young men, they were told they lived in a brave new world of economic and sexual opportunity, and if they felt angry or afraid, if they felt constrained or bewildered by contradictory expectations, by the pressure to act masculine, make money, demonstrate dominance and fuck a lot of pretty women while remaining a decent human being, then their distress was the fault of women and minorities. It was these grasping women, these homosexuals and people of colour who had taken away the power and satisfaction that was once their birthright as men. We were taught, all of us, that if we were dissatisfied, it was our fault, or the fault of those closest to us. We were built wrong, somehow. We had failed to adjust. If we showed any sort of distress, we probably needed to be medicated or incarcerated, depending on our social status. There are supposed to be no structural problems, just individual maladaption.

Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds.

Even after controlling for age, race, marital status and children in the home, males in nursing outearned females by nearly $7,700 per year in outpatient settings and nearly $3,900 in hospitals.

Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than Women

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No Longer Extraordinary: court dress

BUT, as regards women lawyers, I say: this focus on women lawyers’ attire is driven (once again, as in so many arenas) by the need for men to control women (and yes, women will police other women for them, as in the stilletto example above). Our culture still judges women, even the most powerful women, by a completely different standard (one inferior) to men: Diane Sawyer asking Hillary Clinton if she can be both a grandmother and president (did anyone ask Dwight Eisenhower that question when he was running?), the New York Times firing Jill Abrahamson because of her “abrasive” management style (did anyone fire Abe Rosenthal for being too abrasive?).

The fact of the matter is, professional women who have spent three years and tens of thousands of dollars are smart enough to pick out their own wardrobes without help. Women usually are aware of how they look, and what effect their clothes are intended to have. To those who complain about women’s courtroom attire, I say: you may not agree with her choices, you may not like them… but unless you really think a woman did not intend to present the appearance she does (there’s a run in the back of her tights, she has chalk on the seat of her pants, she is missing a button, or her skirt is hiked up in back) then keep your thoughts to yourself. Why not focus your energy on, oh… something that matters?

Over 150 young black professionals who love travel connected over the fare glitch to Dubai for Memorial Day Weekend. They chartered 3 yachts, had non-stop fun, cultural experiences became new friends and created amazing memories. That’s organization, beauty & black excellence. Check out the hashtag #150UAEvenKnowIt. Thanks for the tag @lil_ol_v! #UAE #soultravel

Who is Janelle Monae playing in her upcoming film? Learn more about Mary Jackson:

We’re all super excited about the film Hidden Figures, featuring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae in her first film role:

But who is Mary Jackson, the woman that Monae is portraying?  She was one of the youngest African-American women hired at Langley to work for the NACA as a “computer.”  That’s just part of her story though, she continued to work for NACA/NASA for over 30 years.  She didn’t just rise through the ranks as a mathematician and engineer, but when she saw how minorities and women were being passed over for advancement, she took a pay cut and switched careers to change the face of the NASA’s engineering workforce as an Equal Opportunity Specialist.

You can learn all about Mary Jackson’s amazing contributions to NASA on today’s episode of Introductions Necessary.  

And as a bonus, check out our previous episode on Katherine Johnson, who will be played by Taraji P. Henson.

If you can’t get enough villains in your life through The Cursed Child, try out the Norton Critical Edition Periodic Table of Literary Villains (click to zoom) to find your next favorite evildoer! 

C: I wish people would start stressing the importance of more black/POC mental health professionals. After 7 years of battling depression my family finally decided to seek out a counselor for me. My only problem now is damn near every counselor in my area is white. Take that however you want to, but when a portion of your depression deals with your identity as a black female, racism and the struggles you experience because of it, it’s pretty hard to open up to someone who can never relate.