Too many people seem to think that this (and all other problematic romantic tropes let’s be honest) are solely found in YA novels for girls (because all books for young girls are so problematic nowadays right?) when actually they’re found in practically all forms of media. This trope is everywhere we look. It’s in practically every book for adults and children ever written. IT IS NOT A YA PROBLEM and targeting it in YA but ignoring it when it comes up in any other book/tv show/movie/romanticised news piece is the real problem here. How many teenagers are embarrassed to be seen reading YA now? How many are embarrassed to be seen reading at all? The only thing throwaway statements like this actually achieve is more blind hatred toward a genre aimed at two groups of people who feel enough hate directed towards them already: teenagers, and girls.
remember when i promised i would stop posting harlem shake videos?
that was before this changed my life
oh. my god.
OKAY. THIS IS WHAT IT’S ABOUT. THIS IS IT.
nope. that’s perfect.
"For a long time it has been clear that the Republican Party isn’t pro-military, it is pro-war."
Just wanted to take a moment to post our policy on harassment on tumblr, it is also on our website, and will be in the program guide. The image attached is the sign we will have displayed throughout the convention.
Emerald City Comicon’s mission is to create a safe, awesome environment where geeks of all kinds can come together. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments (related to race, gender, sexual orientation, body size, disability, appearance, and religion), overly sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention.
Exhibitors, sponsors and guests are subject to our anti-harassment policy as well and have also been informed. In particular, exhibitors should not use images or material that surpasses a PG-13 rating at their booths. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use over-sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes.
If a person engages in harassing behavior, ECCC Directors and Department Heads may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from Emerald City Comicon (with no refund). If you are being harassed, witness someone else being harassed or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Emerald City Comicon staff immediately (identifiable by green Minion t-shirts or black polos/Staff badges). We are happy to contact our security or local law enforcement, provide escort, a safe place, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the convention.
All attendees, exhibitors and staff are subject to this anti-harassment policy and are expected to follow these rules at all Emerald City Comicon events.
Emerald City is one of my very favorite shows in the world, and this is the iceberg-tip of why.
Obligatory panel plug: On Saturday, at 12:40, in Hall D, Laura Hudson, Janelle Asselin, Bobby Roberts, and I will be talking about harassment in geek communities.
Thank you, Emerald City Comic Con for being a positive example for other fan conventions when it comes to harassment issues.
This is what happens when white guys listen to Indian music
this is my favorite fucking video on the internet
I installed it without directions…
I don’t know why I’m laughing so hard
oh my god same
put different colored lightbulbs and youve got yourself a fun time
can you post how to install it this way?
If you encounter something like this, call animal control or the nearest marine mammal center right away! There have been a lot of seals abandoning their pups in recent years, and if a baby crawls up to you on its own it isn’t friendly, it’s probably starving! In the bottom middle gif you can see him trying to nurse on the person’s pants. Seals are very shy, and don’t come up to humans unless they are desperate! This is not normal behavior, and this animal is probably in distress. If you see something like this, call someone! Do not attempt to help it on your own, and do not approach pups, take them home, or return them to water! (x)
yeah that is a really good point pls do that ^
Abyssinian cat with kitten (x)
Best, smartest, and most loving cat I ever had was an Abyssinian. Miss him still.
"The average prison sentence for men who kill their intimate partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their partners are sentenced, on average, 15 to 17 years. A pair of Maryland cases vividly illustrates this inequality in sentencing. In one case, a judge in Baltimore County, Maryland sentenced Kenneth Peacock to 18 months for killing his unfaithful wife. The very next day, another judge in the same county sentenced Patricia Ann Hawkins to three years in prison for killing her abusive husband. Significantly, the prosecutor in the Peacock case requested a sentence twice as long as the one imposed, while the prosecutor in the Hawkins case requested one-third of the sentence imposed.”
“As many as 90% of the women in prison today  for killing men had been battered by those men.”
~ The Michigan Women’s Justice & Clemency Project
try and tell me sexism isn’t real
Hold the fucking phoneSo about that one song in Chicago