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rosalarian:

Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.

Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.

Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.

Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.

edonaghey:

"There is a fundamental concern that the content of such magazines normalises the treatment of women as sexual objects. We are not killjoys or prudes who think that there should be no sexual information and media for young people. But are teenage boys and young men best prepared for fulfilling love and sex when they normalise views about women that are disturbingly close to those mirrored in the language of sexual offenders?" -Dr. Peter Hegarty

Could you tell the difference?

  1. Rapist
  2. Rapist
  3. Lad Mag
  4. Lad Mag
  5. Rapist
  6. Lad Mag
  7. Rapist
  8. Lad Mag
  9. Rapist
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  11. Rapist
  12. Lad Mag
  13. Rapist
  14. Rapist
  15. Lad Mag
  16. Lad Mag
sherlock-thegame:

IMPROBABLE STUDIOS PRESENTSSHERLOCK: THE GAME IS ON(at the Sherlock-Seattle Convention)We just gained 4000 followers! Thank you everyone for all your support! In honor of this milestone, the administrative staff has a huge announcement for all our followers.
Next month, Improbable Studios will be making a special guest appearance at Sherlock-Seattle!
On Saturday October 5th, we will be debuting our first cinematic trailer in the Broadway Performance Hall and showcasing a sneak peak preview of Sherlock: The Game Is On (A Crime Solving Puzzle RPG). Drop by the theatre at 2:00pm to see exclusive footage and learn more about the game from our developers!
SHERLOCK MERCHANDISE PRIZE RAFFLE
We’ll also be hosting a special Sherlock Merchandise Sweepstakes and giving out the prizes shown above and more! 
To enter our sweepstakes, pick up a free button at our table in the Artists Alley on Saturday morning. On the back of each button is a raffle number. We’ll be calling out the winning numbers during our theatre presentation. Remember, you must be present at our theatre presentation in order to pick up your prize, so be sure to arrive at the theatre early! Seats will fill up fast!
CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE CONVENTION?
For our followers who can’t make it to our Seattle debut, you still have a chance to win!
Just reblog this post on tumblr, retweet our convention tweet on twitter, or share our convention event on your facebook timeline. We will be randomly selecting 3 accounts to award the following digital prizes:
An early access beta passcode
A fanfiction prompted by you and custom written by one of our staff writers
A free illustration commission prompted by you and created by one of our staff illustrators.
A character in the game that will be based on and named after you.
A free copy of our original soundtrack + exclusive bonus tracks
Good luck! We’re looking forward to meeting a lot of you at the convention!
Zoom Info
sherlock-thegame:

IMPROBABLE STUDIOS PRESENTSSHERLOCK: THE GAME IS ON(at the Sherlock-Seattle Convention)We just gained 4000 followers! Thank you everyone for all your support! In honor of this milestone, the administrative staff has a huge announcement for all our followers.
Next month, Improbable Studios will be making a special guest appearance at Sherlock-Seattle!
On Saturday October 5th, we will be debuting our first cinematic trailer in the Broadway Performance Hall and showcasing a sneak peak preview of Sherlock: The Game Is On (A Crime Solving Puzzle RPG). Drop by the theatre at 2:00pm to see exclusive footage and learn more about the game from our developers!
SHERLOCK MERCHANDISE PRIZE RAFFLE
We’ll also be hosting a special Sherlock Merchandise Sweepstakes and giving out the prizes shown above and more! 
To enter our sweepstakes, pick up a free button at our table in the Artists Alley on Saturday morning. On the back of each button is a raffle number. We’ll be calling out the winning numbers during our theatre presentation. Remember, you must be present at our theatre presentation in order to pick up your prize, so be sure to arrive at the theatre early! Seats will fill up fast!
CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE CONVENTION?
For our followers who can’t make it to our Seattle debut, you still have a chance to win!
Just reblog this post on tumblr, retweet our convention tweet on twitter, or share our convention event on your facebook timeline. We will be randomly selecting 3 accounts to award the following digital prizes:
An early access beta passcode
A fanfiction prompted by you and custom written by one of our staff writers
A free illustration commission prompted by you and created by one of our staff illustrators.
A character in the game that will be based on and named after you.
A free copy of our original soundtrack + exclusive bonus tracks
Good luck! We’re looking forward to meeting a lot of you at the convention!
Zoom Info
sherlock-thegame:

IMPROBABLE STUDIOS PRESENTSSHERLOCK: THE GAME IS ON(at the Sherlock-Seattle Convention)We just gained 4000 followers! Thank you everyone for all your support! In honor of this milestone, the administrative staff has a huge announcement for all our followers.
Next month, Improbable Studios will be making a special guest appearance at Sherlock-Seattle!
On Saturday October 5th, we will be debuting our first cinematic trailer in the Broadway Performance Hall and showcasing a sneak peak preview of Sherlock: The Game Is On (A Crime Solving Puzzle RPG). Drop by the theatre at 2:00pm to see exclusive footage and learn more about the game from our developers!
SHERLOCK MERCHANDISE PRIZE RAFFLE
We’ll also be hosting a special Sherlock Merchandise Sweepstakes and giving out the prizes shown above and more! 
To enter our sweepstakes, pick up a free button at our table in the Artists Alley on Saturday morning. On the back of each button is a raffle number. We’ll be calling out the winning numbers during our theatre presentation. Remember, you must be present at our theatre presentation in order to pick up your prize, so be sure to arrive at the theatre early! Seats will fill up fast!
CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE CONVENTION?
For our followers who can’t make it to our Seattle debut, you still have a chance to win!
Just reblog this post on tumblr, retweet our convention tweet on twitter, or share our convention event on your facebook timeline. We will be randomly selecting 3 accounts to award the following digital prizes:
An early access beta passcode
A fanfiction prompted by you and custom written by one of our staff writers
A free illustration commission prompted by you and created by one of our staff illustrators.
A character in the game that will be based on and named after you.
A free copy of our original soundtrack + exclusive bonus tracks
Good luck! We’re looking forward to meeting a lot of you at the convention!
Zoom Info

sherlock-thegame:

IMPROBABLE STUDIOS PRESENTS
SHERLOCK: THE GAME IS ON
(at the Sherlock-Seattle Convention)

We just gained 4000 followers! Thank you everyone for all your support! In honor of this milestone, the administrative staff has a huge announcement for all our followers.

Next month, Improbable Studios will be making a special guest appearance at Sherlock-Seattle!

On Saturday October 5th, we will be debuting our first cinematic trailer in the Broadway Performance Hall and showcasing a sneak peak preview of Sherlock: The Game Is On (A Crime Solving Puzzle RPG). Drop by the theatre at 2:00pm to see exclusive footage and learn more about the game from our developers!

SHERLOCK MERCHANDISE PRIZE RAFFLE

We’ll also be hosting a special Sherlock Merchandise Sweepstakes and giving out the prizes shown above and more!

To enter our sweepstakes, pick up a free button at our table in the Artists Alley on Saturday morning. On the back of each button is a raffle number. We’ll be calling out the winning numbers during our theatre presentation. Remember, you must be present at our theatre presentation in order to pick up your prize, so be sure to arrive at the theatre early! Seats will fill up fast!

CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE CONVENTION?

For our followers who can’t make it to our Seattle debut, you still have a chance to win!

Just reblog this post on tumblr, retweet our convention tweet on twitter, or share our convention event on your facebook timeline. We will be randomly selecting 3 accounts to award the following digital prizes:

  1. An early access beta passcode
  2. A fanfiction prompted by you and custom written by one of our staff writers
  3. A free illustration commission prompted by you and created by one of our staff illustrators.
  4. A character in the game that will be based on and named after you.
  5. A free copy of our original soundtrack + exclusive bonus tracks

Good luck! We’re looking forward to meeting a lot of you at the convention!

verity-burns:

sherlock-thegame:

SHERLOCK PUZZLE RPG IN DEVELOPMENT

http://fenilynx.deviantart.com/gallery/

Sample character sprites and map design from the Sherlock puzzle RPG currently in development.

Characters (from left to right): Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Anthea, Greg Lestrade, Sally Donovan, Anderson, Mrs. Hudson, Molly Hooper, Sarah Sawyer, Jim Moriarty, Irene Adler

Map: 221B Baker Street 1st Floor Flat

Feedback is always welcome!
For more info on the game and to stay up-to-date with the latest news from the development team, visit:

http://sherlock-thegame.tumblr.com

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DISCLAIMER: BBC Sherlock belongs to Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, and the BBC. We do not own any of these characters. This project is completely non-profit and is not associated with or endorsed by the BBC.

So… this is what I’ve been up to lately, fandom-wise. 

If you’ve seen mention of ‘Sherlock: The Game’ before and thought, ‘Hey, that sounds awesome!’, then give yourself a pat on the back because you are totally right… the talent, energy and enthusiasm being poured into this project is truly staggering - check out the staff list.

I’m on the team as a writer, and also poking my nose into the puzzles department. There are still a few vacancies, so go here if you want to get involved. Otherwise, sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy the ride… it’s going to be amazing :D

mamamantis:

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**please do not remove artist’s comments or repost this comic!!!**

okay so i finally finished this comic for my design class! i might eventually print it in small booklets or make multiple episodes/issues if enough interest is expressed. if you reblog this and you would be interested in purchasing/reading issues of this or comics like this, please say so so that i can gauge whether or not this is something i should pursue! <3

the final image is what the back cover will look like if i print it!

EDIT: the phrase “sorry my friendship is a crappy consolation prize” is adapted from a post by tumblr user pampampam!

EDIT 2: i added the page in between 2 and 3 to make the friendzoner’s reaction make more sense and to better communicate the point i was trying to make with this comic!

Why Society Still Needs Feminism

Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.

Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.

Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.

Because rape jokes are still a thing.

Because despite being equally broke college kids, guys are still expected to pay for dates, drinks and flowers.

Because as a legit student group, Campus Fellowship does not allow women to lead anything involving men. Look, I know Eve was dumb about the whole apple and snake thing, but I think we can agree having a vagina does not directly impact your ability to lead a
college organization.

Because it’s assumed that if you are nice to a girl, she owes you sex — therefore, if she turns you down, she’s a bitch who’s put you in the “friend zone.” Sorry, bro, women are not machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.

Because only 29 percent of American women identify as feminist, and in the words of author Caitlin Moran, “What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? Did all that good shit get on your nerves? Or were you just drunk at the time
of the survey?”

Because when people hear the term feminist, they honestly think of women burning bras. Dude, have you ever bought a bra? No one would burn them because they’re freaking
expensive.

Because Rush Limbaugh.

Because we now have a record number of women in the Senate … which is a measly 20 out of 100. Congrats, USA, we’ve gone up to 78th place for women’s political representation, still below China, Rwanda and Iraq.

Because recently I had a discussion with a couple of well-meaning Drake University guys, and they literally could not fathom how catcalling a woman walking down University Avenue is creepy and sexist.
Could. Not. Fathom.

Because on average, the tenured male professors at Drake make more than the tenured female professors.

Because more people on campus complain about chalked statistics regarding sexual assault than complain about the existence of sexual assault. Priorities? Have them.

Because 138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All 138 felt it shouldn’t provide support for Native women, LGBT people or immigrant women. I’m kind of confused by this, because I thought LGBT people and women of color were also human beings.
Weird, right?

Because a girl was roofied last semester at a local campus bar, and I heard someone say they think she should have been more careful. Being drugged is her fault, not the fault of the person who put drugs in her drink?

Because Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly she was hospitalized, yet he still has fans and bestselling songs and a tattoo of an abused woman on his neck.

Because out of 7 billion people on the planet, more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. Women and girls have their clitorises cut out, acid thrown on them and broken bottles shoved up them as an act of war. Every second of every day. Every corner of the Earth.

Because the other day, another friend of mine told me she was raped, and I can no longer count on both my hands the number of friends who have told me they’ve been sexually assaulted. Words can’t express how scared I am that I’m getting used to this.

Because a brief survey of reality will tell you that we do not live in a world that values all people equally and that sucks in real, very scary ways. Because you know we live in a sexist world when an awesome thing with the name “feminism” has a weird connotation. Because if I have kids someday, I want my son to be able to have emotions and play dress up, and I want my daughter to climb trees and care more about what’s in her head than what’s on it. Because I don’t want her to carry keys between her fingers at night to
protect herself.

Because feminism is for everybody, and this is your official invitation.

Caitlin O’Donnell, Drake University. (via on-another-note)
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