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The Media Is Going After Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey’s Girlfriend for Being a Gamergater
Despite having nothing to do with the story, Luckey’s cosplayer girlfriend is getting dragged through the mud.

Whatever you think about what Oculus founder Palmer Luckey did, his girlfriend had nothing to do with it. But that didn’t stop certain members of the media from targeting her and making her an unwilling participant in Luckey’s story. 

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Gizmodo published a story naming Moxxi as a “Gamergater” and shaming her for her political opinions. While the story briefly summarized the Luckey scandal, almost half the story was Tweets and pictures scrubbed from Moxxi’s social media. Vice’s Motherboard also published a story naming Moxxi.

Black Lives Matter: 5 Things the Media Needs to Know When Reporting About Charlotte

“Last night, I worked for several hours to find an organizer from Charlotte who is organizing in Charlotte to tell the country what is actually happening on a major national television program early this morning.

At 4:36 AM, the producer text me and the organizer and said: “you are no longer needed.” It turns out they placed a politician, the mayor of Charlotte. She recited talking points that benefited nobody – not the people of Charlotte (more than a third of which are Black), not the organizers fighting keep Black people safe against deadly police, and certainly not murdered Keith Lamont Scott and his grieving family and community. She said nothing profound, nothing to change the terms of the debate, and it was a terrible, horrible, no good waste of air time. And given we are being executed every day by police and vigilantes, time is something Black people do not have.

The producer has a job to do, but for us, the impacts of those decisions are far-reaching and contribute to a culture of racism and prejudicial treatment.

After some years of j-school, journalism, communications work, and all my life as a queer, Black, woman organizer in America, here are five things I know about news making and people who make and watch the news:”

Learn what the 5 things are here.

[Image: A brown skin individual with a short fade haircut stands outdoors holding a sign that reads Black Lives Matter. Source:Fibonacci Blue]

anonymous asked:

Exactly. I seriously thought I was the only one on Tumblr who hates the new Cartman. Everyone else on here seems to enjoy the change. I really hate how watered down he's become. I really miss the old, eviler Cartman. Not to mention, I may get attacked for this, but IMO, Season 20 isn't out for a good start.

This is an unpopular opinion, but I prefer the older seasons and my favorite Cartman is pre-Scott Tenorman Cartman. I’m not a big fan of the topical format. Even when the show first got topical, there was still a good balance. The first two episodes of this season bored me to tears.

dwellerinthewoods  asked:

Which Funny Games did you see? I've kinda wanted to see it but there is the original and a remake. The original has a better rating on IMDB.

i saw the original way back in a film class and it was real good. however, i’ve heard good things about the remake as well and it has actors i like (michael pitt, tim roth) so the remake is on my october list. i believe michael haneke directed both the original and the remake. i’ve heard they’re both very similar though, so you’d probably be good watching either!

Black Lives Matter is held to such a ridiculously high standard. If anyone who is REMOTELY associated with BLM commits an act of violence, white people use it as an excuse to smear the name of the entire movement.

Cops can murder unarmed Black people and many white folks still jump to defend the police force.

This is racism. This is white supremacy culture.

ok listen i work at a movie theatre and this past week, because of the new ghostbusters, i’ve had to put up with a lot of annoying (mostly male) costumers complaining that they’re being dragged to watch it by their date/friend or that they don’t understand the hype because they’re so sure a female remake is gonna be monstrous and im not gonna lie its been very tiring dealing with so many narrow minded sexist people but you know what??? i’ve seen dads bring their little girls. i’ve seen dads bring their little boys. today a little girl no older than 6 jumped up and down and said “we’re gonna watch ghostbusters! i’m so excited!!” to me with the biggest smile ive ever seen. i’ve seen moms bring their teenage daughters. i’ve seen two boys probably around 13 come out of the theatre talking about how cool the movie was. 

please go out and support ghostbusters. it’s honestly such an important milestone for the film industry. little girls are finding rolemodels. little boys are watching strong women. this shit is important and we need more of it

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Why music might be killing sharks

For too long, sharks have been portrayed and perceived as the menacing, lurking creatures in the deep. Contrary to popular belief, we are much more of a threat to them than they are to us.

Researchers have found that the ominous music that often accompanies even documentary footage of them has inspired excessive fear about sharks.

In an experiment at UC San Diego, participants watched footage of sharks. Some scenes featured uplifting music, and others had a more daunting score. 

The effect was what you might expect. Viewers saw sharks as intimidating creatures when they they also heard ominous music. 

But with uplifting music (or none at all), viewers had a more positive impression of sharks.  

This is problematic because rarely do we see shark footage without the ominous music, and the negative portrayals of sharks may be hindering conservation efforts.

“We know from prior research that conservation progress for sharks is sluggish compared to marine mammals and that this slow response may be due in part to the societal marginalization of sharks,” says study co-author Elizabeth Keenan.

After all, in the words of Senegalese conservationist Baba Diou, “we will conserve only what we love.”

And while they’re still not exactly a furry, cuddly rabbit, consider this: you’re more likely to be struck by lightening than fall prey to a fatal shark attack.

Javier Muñoz: Is a cancer survivor
Javier Muñoz: Actively supports charities
Javier Muñoz: Responds to hate with overwhelming kindness
Javier Muñoz: Refuses to let anyone be bullied under any circumstance
Javier Muñoz: Lives with HIV
Javier Muñoz: used Hamilton as his motivation to stay alive
Javier Muñoz: is openly gay
Javier Muñoz: responds to ignorant people with dignity and poise
Javier Muñoz: is always happy and genuinely kind to his fans and everyone else

The Media: Javier Muñoz is THE SEXY HAMILTON