Ruminations
fandomsandfeminism:

xxtopamaxx:

Wtf?! How the hell does that work?! Dumb bitch

Did you consider googleing this to see what she was referring to? Because I wasn’t sure either, but sure enough, a quick google search found: 
Clime Change will affect women more severly than men

The report, Gender and Climate Change(available here as a PDF), concludes that women are more severely affected by climate change and natural disasters because of their social roles and because of discrimination and poverty. To make matters worse, they’re also underrepresented in decision-making about climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and, most critically, discussions and decisions about adaptation and mitigation. From the report:

For example, the 20,000 people who died in France during the extreme heat wave in Europe in 2003 included significantly more elderly women than men. In natural disasters that have occurred in recent years, both in developing and in developed countries, it is primarily the poor who have suffered—and all over the world, the majority of the poor are women, who at all levels earn less than men. In developing countries, women living in poverty bear a disproportionate burden of climate change consequences. Because of women’s marginalized status and dependence on local natural resources, their domestic burdens are increased, including additional work to fetch water, or to collect fuel and fodder. In some areas, climate change generates resource shortages and unreliable job markets, which lead to increased male-out migration and more women left behind with additional agricultural and households duties. Poor women’s lack of access to and control over natural resources, technologies and credit mean that they have fewer resources to cope with seasonal and episodic weather and natural disasters. Consequently traditional roles are reinforced, girls’ education suffers, and women’s ability to diversify their livelihoods (and therefore their capacity to access income-generating jobs) is diminished.

The report notes examples from other sources, including this:

An Oxfam Report (March 2005) on the impact of the 2004 Asia Tsunami on women raised alarms about gender imbalances since the majority of those killed and among those least able to recover were women. In Aceh, for example, more than 75 percent of those who died were women, resulting in a male-female ratio of 3:1 among the survivors. As so many mothers died, there have been major consequences with respect to infant mortality, early marriage of girls, neglect of girls’ education, sexual assault, trafficking in women and prostitution. These woes, however, are largely neglected in the media coverage.

And this:

In a study executed on behalf of ACTIONAID in 1993-1994 in the Himalayan region of Nepal, it became clear that environmental degradation has compounded stress within households and pressure on scarce resources. This meant that the pressure on children, particularly girl children, to do more work and at an earlier age was increasing. Girls do the hardiest work, have the least say and the fewest education options. Programmes that concentrate only on sending more girls to school were failing as the environmental and social conditions of the families deteriorated.


Amazing what a 5 second google search will teach you.

fandomsandfeminism:

xxtopamaxx:

Wtf?! How the hell does that work?! Dumb bitch

Did you consider googleing this to see what she was referring to? Because I wasn’t sure either, but sure enough, a quick google search found: 

Clime Change will affect women more severly than men

The report, Gender and Climate Change(available here as a PDF), concludes that women are more severely affected by climate change and natural disasters because of their social roles and because of discrimination and poverty. To make matters worse, they’re also underrepresented in decision-making about climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and, most critically, discussions and decisions about adaptation and mitigation. From the report:

For example, the 20,000 people who died in France during the extreme heat wave in Europe in 2003 included significantly more elderly women than men. In natural disasters that have occurred in recent years, both in developing and in developed countries, it is primarily the poor who have suffered—and all over the world, the majority of the poor are women, who at all levels earn less than men. In developing countries, women living in poverty bear a disproportionate burden of climate change consequences. Because of women’s marginalized status and dependence on local natural resources, their domestic burdens are increased, including additional work to fetch water, or to collect fuel and fodder. In some areas, climate change generates resource shortages and unreliable job markets, which lead to increased male-out migration and more women left behind with additional agricultural and households duties. Poor women’s lack of access to and control over natural resources, technologies and credit mean that they have fewer resources to cope with seasonal and episodic weather and natural disasters. Consequently traditional roles are reinforced, girls’ education suffers, and women’s ability to diversify their livelihoods (and therefore their capacity to access income-generating jobs) is diminished.

The report notes examples from other sources, including this:

An Oxfam Report (March 2005) on the impact of the 2004 Asia Tsunami on women raised alarms about gender imbalances since the majority of those killed and among those least able to recover were women. In Aceh, for example, more than 75 percent of those who died were women, resulting in a male-female ratio of 3:1 among the survivors. As so many mothers died, there have been major consequences with respect to infant mortality, early marriage of girls, neglect of girls’ education, sexual assault, trafficking in women and prostitution. These woes, however, are largely neglected in the media coverage.

And this:

In a study executed on behalf of ACTIONAID in 1993-1994 in the Himalayan region of Nepal, it became clear that environmental degradation has compounded stress within households and pressure on scarce resources. This meant that the pressure on children, particularly girl children, to do more work and at an earlier age was increasing. Girls do the hardiest work, have the least say and the fewest education options. Programmes that concentrate only on sending more girls to school were failing as the environmental and social conditions of the families deteriorated.

Amazing what a 5 second google search will teach you.

roobbstark:

I honestly saw this as a way of George telling D&D to fuck themselves

cinemagorgeous:

Fantastically surreal sci-fi imaginings by artist Jan Urschel.

female-only:

plansfornigel:

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Female figurine from the Hohle Fels cave near Stuttgart, about 35,000 years old. Interpreted as a pornographic pin-up.

“The Earliest Pornography” says Science Now, describing the 35,000 year old ivory figurine that’s been dug up in a cave near Stuttgart. The tiny statuette is of a female with exaggerated breasts and vulva. According to Paul Mellars, one of the archaeologist twits who commented on the find for Nature, this makes the figurine “pornographic.” Nature is even titling its article, “Prehistoric Pin Up.” It’s the Venus of Willendorf double standard all over again. Ancient figures of naked pregnant women are interpreted by smirking male archaeologists as pornography, while equally sexualized images of men are assumed to depict gods or shamans. Or even hunters or warriors. Funny, huh?

Consider: phallic images from the Paleolithic are at least 28,000 years old. Neolithic cultures all over the world seemed to have a thing for sculptures with enormous erect phalluses. Ancient civilizations were awash in images of male genitalia, from the Indian lingam to the Egyptian benben to the Greek herm. The Romans even painted phalluses on their doors and wore phallic charms around their necks.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicIthyphallic figure from Lascaux, about 17,000 years old. Interpreted as a shaman.

But nobody ever interprets this ancient phallic imagery as pornography. Instead, it’s understood to indicate reverence for male sexual potency. No one, for example, has ever suggested that the Lascaux cave dude was a pin-up; he’s assumed to be a shaman. The ithyphallic figurines from the Neolithic — and there are many — are interpreted as gods. And everyone knows that the phalluses of ancient India and Egypt and Greece and Rome represented awesome divine powers of fertility and protection. Yet an ancient figurine of a nude woman — a life-giving woman, with her vulva ready to bring forth a new human being, and her milk-filled breasts ready to nourish that being — is interpreted as pornography. Just something for a man to whack off to. It’s not as if there’s no other context in which to interpret the figure. After all, the European Paleolithic is chock full of pregnant-looking female statuettes that are quite similar to this one. By the time we get to the Neolithic, the naked pregnant female is enthroned with lions at her feet, and it’s clear that people are worshipping some kind of female god.

Yet in the Science Now article, the archaeologist who found the figurine is talking about pornographic pin-ups: “I showed it to a male colleague, and his response was, ‘Nothing’s changed in 40,000 years.’” That sentence needs to be bronzed and hung up on a plaque somewhere, because you couldn’t ask for a better demonstration of the classic fallacy of reading the present into the past. The archaeologist assumes the artist who created the figurine was male; why? He assumes the motive was lust; why? Because that’s all he knows. To his mind, the image of a naked woman with big breasts and exposed vulva can only mean one thing: porn! Porn made by men, for men! And so he assumes, without questioning his assumptions, that the image must have meant the same thing 35,000 years ago. No other mental categories for “naked woman” are available to him. His mind is a closed box. This has been the central flaw of anthropology for as long there’s been anthropology. And even before: the English invaders of North America thought the Iroquois chiefs had concubines who accompanied them everywhere, because they had no other mental categories to account for well-dressed, important-looking women sitting in a council house. It’s the same fallacy that bedevils archaeologists who dig up male skeletons with fancy beads and conclude that the society was male dominant (because powerful people wear jewelry!), and at another site dig up female skeletons with fancy beads and conclude that this society, too, was male dominant (because women have to dress up as sex objects and trophy wives!). Male dominance is all they can imagine. And so no matter what they dig up, they interpret it to fit their mental model. It’s the fallacy that also drives evolutionary psychology, the central premise of which is that human beings in the African Pleistocene had exactly the same values, beliefs, prejudices, power struggles, goals, and needs as the middle-class white professors and students in a graduate psychology lab in modern-day Santa Barbara, California. And that these same factors are universal and unchanged and true for all time.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicHohle Fels phallus, about 28,000 years old. Interpreted as a symbolic object and …flint knapper. Yes.

That’s not science; it’s circular, self-serving propaganda. This little figurine from Hohle Fels, for example, is going to be used as “proof” that pornography is ancient and natural. I guarantee it. Having been interpreted by pornsick male archaeologists as pornography because that’s all they know, the statuette will now be trotted out by every ev psycho and male supremacist on the planet as “proof” that pornography is eternal, that male dominance is how it’s supposed to be, and that feminists are crazy so shut the fuck up. Look for it in Steven Pinker’s next book. ***

P.S. My own completely speculative guess on the figurine is that it might be connected to childbirth rituals. Notice the engraved marks and slashes; that’s a motif that continues for thousands of years on these little female figurines. No one knows what they mean, but they meant something. They’re not just random cut marks. Someone put a great deal of work into this sculpture. Given that childbirth was incredibly risky for Paleolithic women, they must have prayed their hearts out for help and protection in that time. I can imagine an elder female shaman or artist carving this potent little figure, and propping it up somewhere as a focus for those prayers.

On the other hand, it is possible that it has nothing to do with childbearing or sexual behavior at all. The breasts and vulva may simply indicate who the figure is: the female god. Think of how Christ is always depicted with a beard, which is a male sexual characteristic, even though Christ isn’t about male sexuality. The beard is just a marker. Or, given the figurine’s exaggerated breasts, it may have something to do with sustenance: milk, food, nourishment.

The notion that some dude carved this thing to whack off to — when he was surrounded by women who probably weren’t wearing much in the way of clothes anyway — is laughable.

jenoshmellark:

When an actor stumbles into their fandom on Tumblr:

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What did you name your dog/s in Dragon Age?

praggnificent:

moodyrebelmage:

officialvarrictethras:

arishokost:

garrusvakariansrectum:

lesbianlavellan:

howlingmahariel:

I’m just curious because I feel like our dogs don’t get enough attention.

I’va named mine Azazel, Barney, Leskling, Tulip, Couscous and Sweetheart~

I named my dog Harvey, Pickles, Gorim, Dane, Greagoir, and Tathas. Oh and my Mabari in DA2 was called Max for some reason.

Daryl, Loki, Garrus, Hiddles. And I’ve repeatedly named them those 4 names

Slug, Barkspawn, Banner, Ripper, Cat, and sometimes just Dog :/

Almost always Mass Effect characters — Kaidan, Garrus, Mordin, Jacob, Thane…

I’ve been trying to make mine specific to my wardens, so my Black Fox fangirl Cousland named hers Karolis and my smartass Surana named hers Flemeth. Hawke’s is always Barkspawn because Malcolm named him and Malcolm Hawke is Admiral Dad-Joke.

In DA2 - Winston. 

In DA - Buster. 

All my Origins mabari are named after my dogs that have died-Bozo, Buddy, Duke.  All my DA2 mabari are named after my currently living dogs-Mikey, Abbie, Violet.  Or they were until Mikey died last September. 

tafkarfanfic:

crownthesword:

It’s not fair that Robb is like the only Stark kid (besides Rickon) without a POV in the books. :c

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I’m looking at you George..

None of the kings have POV chapters. Have you noticed?

No Robb point of view.

No Joffrey point of view.

No Robert point of view.

No Renley point of view.

No Balon Greyjoy point of view.

No Khal Drogo point of view (arguably a king).

No Tommen point of view.

Doesn’t that make you wonder…if one of the characters is to become the leader of everything, will it be someone who has not yet had a POV chapter?

Long ask meme

I was tagged by yavannies

► Name ➔ snkrfnd
► Birth place ➔ St. Louis, MO
► Where Do I live ➔ Webster Groves, MO
► Hair color ➔ Brown
► Eye Color ➔ Hazel
► Birthday ➔ May 20
► Gender ➔ Female
► Lefty or Righty ➔ Right-handed, but my feet are ambidextrous
► Single or taken? ➔ Married
► Happy? ➔ Grumpy

TEN THINGS ABOUT YOUR LOVE LIFE

► Are you in love ➔ Yes.
► Do you believe in love at first sight ➔ No
► Who ended your last relationship ➔ I did.
► Have you ever broken someone’s heart ➔ Yes
► Are you afraid of commitments ➔ No.
► Have you hugged someone within the last week? ➔ Yes.  I hugged stiperulz on Saturday.
► Have you ever had a secret admirer ➔ I’ve had a stalker-basically the same thing, right?
► Have you ever broken your own heart? ➔ No.
► Do you usually spend Valentine’s Day alone? ➔ Well, I’m married so…I’m not alone?  But we don’t celebrate it or do greeting cards, not even when we were still dating.
► Short or long-term relationships? ➔ I’ve had both, but it looks like I’m in it for the long haul now.

TEN CHOICES
► Love or lust ➔ Love, but I miss lust.
► Lemonade or iced tea ➔ Hot tea.
► Cats or Dogs ➔ Both-but reptiles are freakin awesome
► A few best friends or many regular friends ➔ I have a few close friends. It’s the sort of friendship where we might not talk for months, but when we do, it’s like we just hung out 2 hours ago.
► Television or internet ➔ Internet-you can watch TV on that shit now.  Books are best, and I can read those on the internet too.
► Pepsi or Coke ➔ Neither, I prefer Mountain Dew.  I can’t stand dark sodas unless it’s Dr. Pepper or Mr. Pibb (original formula, not that Pibb Xtra crap)
► Wild night out or romantic night in ➔ Both take a lot of energy.  Pajama night in.
► Day or night ➔ Night.
► Text or Call ➔ Everything goes to voicemail, and I answer text msgs about 3 weeks late.  Email is best.
► Make-up or au naturel? ➔ No makeup, but I do lots of cleansers, moisturizers, masks, and sunscreen.  I actually sell Mary Kay cosmetics.  I take care of my skin because of a bout with melanoma I caught in time when I was 23.

TEN HAVE YOU EVER
► Been caught sneaking out? ➔ No.  I never had a curfew.
► Fallen down/up the stairs? ➔ Yes.
► Wanted something/someone so badly it hurt? ➔ No.
► Prank called a store? ➔ No.
► Skipped school? ➔ Yes. I called in for myself all the time.  I was caught, but never disciplined because I was an A student and in NHS.
► Wanted to disappear? ➔ Yes. I used to keep a bag packed in my car with a sleeping bag and always had my passport with me.  I never took off, but it was comforting to know I had the option.
► Spent all your money? ➔ Yes. Every single month.
► Met a celebrity? ➔ Yes.  I gave directions to a rock star when their limo driver couldn’t find the concert park.
► Been really ill? ➔ Yes.  I went into shock when I was 19 due to kidney problems.  I also had a cancerous tumor removed at 23, but I didn’t feel sick.  It was removed early enough.
► Gotten high? ➔ No, but I’ve been drunk numerous times.

TEN PREFERENCES
► Smile or eyes ➔ Eyes-but you better have good oral hygeine.
► Light or dark hair ➔ Dark.
► Shorter or taller ➔ Meh, I’ve dated short and tall.  I’m 5’9” and my husband is 6’6”.  I prefer women who are 5’7” or taller, but either height for men.  But I don’t like men who feel threatened by tall women.
► Intelligence or attraction ➔ Intelligence, but don’t be an ass about being smart and don’t feel threatened that I’m also smart.
► Hook-up or relationship ➔ Hook-ups are fun.  I wish I’d hooked up more in my past tbh
► Funny and poor or rich and serious ➔ Funny and poor.
► Mac or PC?➔ PC.  I haven’t had a mac since 1986.
► Chapstick or lipstick? ➔ Gloss
► City or country? ➔ I like the city, but I need a yard for my dogs.
► Driving or walking? ➔ Walking.  I used to be a truck driver.  I’m done with driving.

LASTS

► Last phone call? ➔ For the last 11 days, my boss is the only person who has called me.  12 days ago my grandpa called me.
► Last song you listened to? ➔ A song by the Sheepdogs
► Last thing you ate? ➔ Pumpernickel bread with margerine
► Last thing you drank? ➔ Glass of tap water
► Last place you were? ➔ Vacation?  Jamestown, Rhode Island
► Last kiss? ➔ I kissed my dog’s ear this morning.  Otherwise, my husband on Sunday night.  (We work opposite shifts so we only see eachother on Saturday and Sunday.)
► Last picture taken? ➔ Uhhhh, I’m not really a picture taker.  Here’s the last photo I scanned.  It’s my grandpa that called me 12 days ago.


► Last outfit? ➔ Blue jeans, black sneakers, a men’s v-neck shirt (I can’t remember the color because i bought 4 of the same shirt in different colors)
► Last purchase? ➔ Not including food or gasoline, a movie ticket for Lucy.

If you play along, tag me so I can read your answers.

Watching the Bourne Legacy because:

The woman scientist saves the hero’s life via medicine

The woman scientist saves the hero’s life by kicking a dude off a motorcycle during a motorcycle chase scene

The woman scientist also does home renovations

The woman scientist has questionable morals

The woman scientist/love interest is older than the sexy male action hero

And I really like that the token love interest woman for an action hero flick is a morally ambiguous scientist who can hang drywall, make anti-viral medicine, kick bad guys in the face, and is over 40 and older than her co-star. 

And you know what?  She’s not really the token love interest woman for an action hero flick because there is no love scene, the whole movie basically revolves around her job and how much the ‘hero’ of the movie needs her and her professional expertise to survive.  And just because she’s not a gun-toting, martial arts expert doesn’t mean she’s not just as much a hero.

sansanfanfan:

snkrfnd:

Still waiting for that SanSan/Ladyhawke (1985 film) fusion fic with Sansa as Isabeau the (hawke) Falcon, Sandor as Captain Navarre the (wolf) Hound, Petyr as the Bishop d’Aquila, the Elder Brother from the Quiet Isle as Brother Imperius. But who would play the Mouse?

Hi… My SanSan fanfic is inspired by Ladyhawke… although not a straight adaptation: A Curse of Smoke and Fire

Hope you like it!

SSFF xxxx