A virtual hoard of the shiny things I find on the internet.

 

Adult female gamers have unseated boys under the age of 18 as the largest video game-playing demographic in the U.S., according to a recently published study from the Entertainment Software Association, a trade group focused the U.S. gaming industry. While men still account for the majority of the U.S. gaming population, the number of women playing games on both consoles and mobile devices is up to 48 percent, from 40 percent in 2010.

Adult females oust teenage boys as largest gaming demographic | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Tell me again how video games have to cater to men only because that’s where the market, and therefore the money, is.

ahumblebard:

doxian:

I want a movie about a little girl, aged like 11-12, going through the stuggles of prepubescent girl life, with her entire inner monologue is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

Shot of disgruntled adorable little girl.

SLJ: I knew that Susie was a backstabbin’ motherfucker, and if anyone was going to ruin my chances of being Miss Sugar Drop Queen, it was that asshole. 

I didn’t know I needed this in my life until now.

But the relationship… That’s why old ladies come up to us when we’re half dead with a 6-week-old strapped to our lopsided leaky chests as we’re waddling into the drugstore at 7 am to buy more diapers and say, “Enjoy this time!” They don’t remember the jobs [the work and tasks of raising children]. They don’t know it, but what they really mean is “Enjoy this person, this relationship that you’re starting and that’s only going to get better but also more complicated, and this love that will make you hurt and make you vibrate with the rest of the universe. Your boobs will stop leaking and diapers are only for a short time and you will survive, but this relationship is your chance to be better than just yourself.”

Infinite List of Bollywood Songs Bhangra Bistar | (Dil Bole Hadippa!)

The second the first GIF loaded in Xkit, this song got stuck in my head.

jessicalprice:

s-leary:

berenzero:

fuckyeahwarriorwomen:

animatedamerican:

mildlyamused:

Another day, another kick ass woman from history who is sadly lacking her own movie franchise.
Source

but nah, women never did anything interesting or exciting in the Old Days

She was known as the Lioness of Brittany.

I might have gone as her son, Oliver, last Halloween. And by might, I mean, I did, though everyone just thought I was a random french pirate.

There’s a great footnote in the source article on John de Montfort: “Whose wife, Jeanne de Montfort, also took to the sea to combat the French alongside the English Navy. Nicknamed ‘The Flame’ due to stories about her carrying a flaming sword into battle, she is sometimes confused with the Lioness of Brittany.”
Because one badass pirate lady was just not sufficient, this period of French history produced two. The next time someone disparages the French, I’m going to tell them to take their complaint to Jeanne de Clisson.
And if a historical novel called The Lioness and the Flame happens to fall out of my head later this year, I’m blaming ktempest.

Women have always fought. 

Do I even have to say out loud that I’m reblogging this for anniesreblogs?

jessicalprice:

s-leary:

berenzero:

fuckyeahwarriorwomen:

animatedamerican:

mildlyamused:

Another day, another kick ass woman from history who is sadly lacking her own movie franchise.

Source

but nah, women never did anything interesting or exciting in the Old Days

She was known as the Lioness of Brittany.

I might have gone as her son, Oliver, last Halloween. And by might, I mean, I did, though everyone just thought I was a random french pirate.

There’s a great footnote in the source article on John de Montfort: “Whose wife, Jeanne de Montfort, also took to the sea to combat the French alongside the English Navy. Nicknamed ‘The Flame’ due to stories about her carrying a flaming sword into battle, she is sometimes confused with the Lioness of Brittany.”

Because one badass pirate lady was just not sufficient, this period of French history produced two. The next time someone disparages the French, I’m going to tell them to take their complaint to Jeanne de Clisson.

And if a historical novel called The Lioness and the Flame happens to fall out of my head later this year, I’m blaming ktempest.

Women have always fought. 

Do I even have to say out loud that I’m reblogging this for anniesreblogs?

abbygubler:

ohrobbybaby:

The Sound of Music (1965)

tumblr fucked me up so bad i kept expecting something ridiculous to happen at the end like a still of her telling the kids to go fuck themselves smh

Different rules apply | MZS | Roger Ebert

I am all about reading stories about parents deciding to talk to their white kids about race, and Ferguson lately.

I read somewhere that black families start talking to their children about race at age 3, but white kids never hear anything about it from their parents until age 13 or something. And so no wonder white kids are completely ill-equipped to identify structural racism when it’s staring them in the face- their parents are uncomfortable discussing it, so the only message they get is “everyone is equal,” which is true in an aspirational sense, but doesn’t reflect the reality we all live in.

And it’s not that parents who do this are bad people- they tell their children that everyone is equal because they WANT IT TO BE SO, and they want their children to participate in equality, but it perpetuates the situation where the structures and institutions that create privilege stay invisible and thus can’t be dismantled.

I want to do better. I’m not sure how I’m going to just yet, but I’m trying to get smarter about it in a hurry. Not just for Charlie’s sake, but for the sake of all the little kids he’ll be running around the neighborhood with.