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I’m really bothered that all straight people will be able to just brush this off easily while all us queer folk will be living in constant fear for who knows how long. Like straight people will not have to reevaluate literally their entire life decisions going forward and question everything they do so they won’t be killed. I just want to be able to live and be who I am, why is that an impossible luxury

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I just really like flowers, tattos and these two

Mom Slams Magazine For Failing Our Girls In Epic Open Letter

“We’ve got a very serious problem here. Hell, we’ve had a serious problem here for a long time. And it’s what we’re telling our girls. Girls only care about fashion and getting boys to like them. Or some version of that. Nothing shows that problem more obviously than comparing the cover of a magazine targeted to girls to the cover of a magazine targeted to boys, side by side.

Mom of five, Shoshanna Keats-Jaskoll, mother to two girls and three boys posted this genius picture on Facebook this week.

It’s the covers of Girls’ Life and Boys’s Life right next to each other. Although the two magazines have similar names they are not owned or operated by the same company. Along with the picture, Keats-Jaskoll wrote an epic open letter to the editors of Girls’ Life magazine slamming them for reducing our girls to fashion tips, kiss-and-tell bullshit and other superficial nonsense.

Keats-Jaskoll writes,” Your cover has a lovely young lady with a full face of makeup and you invite your readers to ‘steal her secrets’. The Boys’ Life cover has in bold letters: EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE surrounded by all kinds of awesome gear for different professions- doctor, explorer, pilot, chemist, engineer, etc. subheading — HERE’S HOW TO BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE.”

Keats-Jaskoll then compares the content inside the magazines, “Your true stories are: ‘real girls smooch and spill.’ Boys’ Life true stories are: ‘True stories of firefighters in action.’ ” Damn.

“You CAN fight the tide of objectification of girls. You CAN create covers and stories that treat girls as more than hair, lips and kisses,” writes Keats-Jaskoll. “Until you do, I guess I’ll sign us up to Boys’ Life because the quiz I want for my girls isn’t ‘Am I ready for a BF’ its ‘What Do I Want To Be.‘”

Read the full piece here including Keats-Jaskoll’s letter

This is a huge whoops!

A bug in fMRI software could invalidate 15 years of brain research

There could be a very serious problem with the past 15 years of research into human brain activity, with a new study suggesting that a bug in fMRI software could invalidate the results of some 40,000 papers.

That’s massive, because functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is one of the best tools we have to measure brain activity, and if it’s flawed, it means all those conclusions about what our brains look like during things like exercise, gaming, love, and drug addiction are wrong.

“Despite the popularity of fMRI as a tool for studying brain function, the statistical methods used have rarely been validated using real data,” researchers led by Anders Eklund from Linköping University in Sweden assert.

I have a very serious problem where I find a song that I really like, then I listen to it so much I get tired of it, so I stop listening to it. Then a little while later I’ll find it again, and the same thing happens. It’s a vicious cycle.

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Culture was meant to share, make so

What happens when people actually use their own head and don’t buy into the unconstructive hate the media feeds us every day is truly amazing.

#CulturalAPPRECIATION

Okay so-
Lets talk Klingons, and how great they are.

Garak is claustrophobic, and he’s also the only one that can save them. (Of course.) So he has to go into a teeny tiny crawlspace to do his mechanical magic, and try not to panic. Worf is stuck fighting Jem'hadar after Jem'hadar in staged fights, and everyone’s all “Oooohhh Worf, so honourable!”

Their reaction to Garak forcing himself into the crawlspace again? Not “Ugh silly Cardassian, afraid of small spaces.” It’s “Damn, he is brave as fuck. Going in there is terrifying for him, and we respect his courage.”

Klingons are great.

COMMISSION/ENCOMENDA
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That was a beautiful commission about marital rape, which is still a very serious problem all over the world.
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Essa foi uma encomenda sobre estupros dentro do casamento, que ainda é um problema sério em vários lugares do mundo. Como foi uma encomenda e não faz parte da série oficial, ela só mais aparecer em inglês, mas a tradução escrevo aqui:

“Quando o marido de Sunetra a forçou a transar, alguns disseram que não havia nada de errado com isso e que era o dever dela, enquanto esposa, servir bem seu marido. Sunetra, você não é propriedade de seu marido e o casamento não garante a ele o direito de violar sua dignidade. Sexo forçado é estupro, e isso é sempre errado!”.

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I heard if i aspire to be a professional artist i need to stop thinking and just accept heels. thinking is never a part of art, duh

Edit: now with .. more!

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All joking and shattered dreams aside, I actually did find it rather interesting that with all the hype of Grovyle’s badassness and swagger (in-universe and out) I actually did find the choice to not make his evolution into Sceptile to be an explosion of power and unstoppable force, but rather a Pokemon that evolved with a lot of issues behind it to be very interesting, and having very serious problems with how it performs in battle, the point where even Team Rocket’s Pokemon can make mince meat out of you to be a pretty bold move on the writers’ part.

They show it as something Sceptile wouldnt get over in the span of a single episode, and sure enough that’s true, it takes Sceptile a couple of episodes to fully get past his grief of a broken heart and learns to move forward, it’s almost more realistic in that sense when problems don’t have an instant solution and it takes while (and in Ash’s case a lot of near death experiences) to grow and become a stronger person out of it.