Modification of the last infographic. Congressladies + men = still a ways to go.
Source: Office of the Clerk
This is the most beautiful infographic I’ve ever seen. Paging I Love Charts!
This is fantastic.
To all those who don’t think the rape joke was a problem, or rape jokes are a problem.
I get it, you’re a decent guy. I can even believe it. You’ve never raped anybody. You would NEVER rape anybody. You’re upset that all these feminists are trying to accuse you of doing something or connect you to doing something that, as far as you’re concerned, you’ve never done and would never condone.
And they’ve told you about triggers, and PTSD, and how one in six women is a survivor, and you get it. You do. But you can’t let every time someone gets all upset get in the way of you having a good time, right?
So fine. If all those arguments aren’t going anything for you, let me tell you this. And I tell you this because I genuinely believe you mean it when you say you don’t want to hurt anybody, and you don’t see the harm, and that it’s important to you to do your best to be a decent and good person. And I genuinely believe you when you say you would never associate with a rapist and you think rape really is a very bad thing.
Because this is why I refuse to take rape jokes sitting down-
6% of college age men, slightly over 1 in 20, will admit to raping someone in anonymous surveys, as long as the word “rape” isn’t used in the description of the act.
6% of Penny Arcade’s target demographic will admit to actually being rapists when asked.
A lot of people accuse feminists of thinking that all men are rapists. That’s not true. But do you know who think all men are rapists?
They really do. In psychological study, the profiling, the studies, it comes out again and again.
Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.
If one in twenty guys is a real and true rapist, and you have any amount of social activity with other guys like yourself, really cool guy, then it is almost a statistical certainty that one time hanging out with friends and their friends, playing Halo with a bunch of guys online, in a WoW guild, or elsewhere, you were talking to a rapist. Not your fault. You can’t tell a rapist apart any better than anyone else can. It’s not like they announce themselves.
But, here’s the thing. It’s very likely that in some of these interactions with these guys, at some point or another someone told a rape joke. You, decent guy that you are, understood that they didn’t mean it, and it was just a joke. And so you laughed.
And, decent guy who would never condone rape, who would step in and stop rape if he saw it, who understands that rape is awful and wrong and bad, when you laughed?
That rapist who was in the group with you, that rapist thought that you were on his side. That rapist knew that you were a rapist like him. And he felt validated, and he felt he was among his comrades.
You. The rapist’s comrade.
And if that doesn’t make you feel sick to your stomach, if that doesn’t make you want to throw up, if that doesn’t disturb you or bother you or make you feel like maybe you should at least consider not participating in that kind of humor anymore…
Well, maybe you aren’t as opposed to rapists as you claim.
Parks and Recreation + TV Tropes | Happily Married“Against all the odds, in defiance of the laws of drama, spitting in the face of the “Awful Wedded Life”, there is…the Happily Married couple. This is a couple, Alpha or Beta, who are in love and not “wangsting” it up dysfunctionally all the time. They avoid “Poor Communication Kills”, won’t jump to conclusions, and treat each other with love and respect. In short, whatever troubles they have are minor and don’t lead to the misanthropy of “No Accounting for Taste” or “The Masochism Tango”. These couples benefit from The Power of Love.”
Chris Hayes bids farewell to UP, shares some fond memories, talks about his new show at 8 pm on weeknights on MSNBC premiering April 1st, and passes the torch to Steve Kornacki, who will debut as the new host of UP on Saturday, April 13th.
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Love this guy. Even though I’m an adult and I’ve never met him, I consider him a role model. Notice his appreciation for everyone who worked on the show with him and his insistence that we all remember the people behind the scenes in our own lives, making our clothes, foods, homes, cleaning our schools, etc. The Acknowledgements section of his book was the same way. (I love reading Acknowledgements sections, so I know a good one when I read it!) This kind of appreciation and un-self-centered-ness is a sign of true maturity and compassion and it is a model we would all do well to follow.
Potterhead vows: if the Queen is on your dash, you must reblog.
“Though Baum brushed off claims that Oz was at all political, he made a decided choice to make women front and center of the series…They have adventures, lead search parties, rescue one another…Perhaps most significantly, none of the characters -– not Ozma, Glinda, Betsy or Dorothy –- ever engage in romantic relationships. Baum made a point of avoiding such trappings as love interests, because he believed children would find passionate romance boring, and an emotional element which they wouldn’t truly understand…In a bitter reversal of Baum’s stories, Oz The Great and Powerful casts the women as the sidekicks, standing by to aid the Wizard should he need it. No longer instigators of action, the witches Glinda, Theodora, and Evanora now clasp their hands at arrival, thrilled the prophesied hero has arrived.” - Film.com compares female characters in the new Oz film to those in L. Frank Baum’s original stories
The Girls with their Emmy’s.
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