“As a child I never heard one woman say to me, “I love my body.” Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, “I am so proud of my body.” So I make sure to say it to Mia, because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.”—Kate Winslet (via littlefoxpaws)
So I had two firsts this week. Both probably seem really minor to most people, but my social anxiety made both of these things fill me with terror for pretty much the whole time I’ve played WoW (granted, that’s basically only a few months, but, you get the point).
Finally got up the courage to tag along with some guildies for BGs earlier this week, and today I roleplayed for the first time.
My very firstest EVER BG:
Screen fuzzyness = very drunk goblin courtesy of the fine waitresses at Gallywix Pleasure Palace & their delectable beverages. And then, I uh, got drunk irl because watching everyone’s toons get drunk seemed like a really good reason to drink an entire bottle of wine by myself. Natch.
“True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.”—
Also the study where they had women and men talking in a discussion and when women spoke around 30% of the time, men perceived them as dominating the discussion. They didn’t consider it “equal” until something like 5-10% of women talking. (via dumbthingswhitepplsay)
Voila. A beautiful example of why fighting for equality becomes a gross exaggeration in the eyes of the oppressors. (via curiouslycool)
if blizzard didn’t want people to be critical of yrel’s writing during development, then maybe they should have, you know… not called the expansion a “boy’s trip” and then rested all of their promises of female representation on the announcement of this really cool super…