A quick editorial cartoon about the intersection of self-pity, entitlement, rape, territoriality, misogyny and fear of women. You see it all over the place online in the form of Men’s Rights Activists (of whom there are a few reasonable non-misogynists), Men Going Their Own Way, Pick Up Artists, and dudes touting the “Red Pill”, because The Matrix is a good movie. Look any of these up if you have the stomach for it. These are extreme examples, but watered-down forms of these ideas are everywhere.
In lurking their blogs and youtube channels for a while, I’ve noticed that beyond the standard patriarchal chauvinism there is this deep fear of women - what they will do to me, how they will reject me, how they will use me, how they are changing society in a way that does not favor me, how they are making men into something I don’t like, how they are making themselves into something I don’t like, that they won’t give me what I want, and that they won’t give me what I think is rightfully mine. This goes beyond fear of feminism- this is fear of women at its purest. And that, to quote a puppet, leads to anger and hate. It’s sad.
I am a feminist. I think there’s enough ice cream to go around, but it does mean those of us with 3 scoops might have to give one or two up. Also, The Matrix is a fun movie but probably not anything you should be basing a philosophy on.
Uru , the gallery.
okay, another old tumblr queue thing.
Many months ago, I started on a little Atrus animation in ToonBoom. It was kinda driving me a little crazy. I don’t like how in ToonBoom you can’t draw with pressure sensitive opacity. It just doesn’t feel good sketching with a solid black line. I need to draw build up lines with phantom strokes … phantom strokes I tell you!
Ahem. Anyway, when I got frustrated with the animation, I started playing with the camera. Pan! Zoom!
I cut up the little animation into two parts and posted them here. Enjoy.
If owning a gun and knowing how to use it worked, the military would be the safest place for a woman. It’s not.
If women covering up their bodies worked, Afghanistan would have a lower rate of sexual assault than Polynesia. It doesn’t.
If not drinking alcohol worked, children would not be raped. They are.
If your advice to a woman to avoid rape is to be the most modestly dressed, soberest and first to go home, you may as well add “so the rapist will choose someone else”.
If your response to hearing a woman has been raped is “she didn’t have to go to that bar/nightclub/party” you are saying that you want bars, nightclubs and parties to have no women in them. Unless you want the women to show up, but wear kaftans and drink orange juice. Good luck selling either of those options to your friends.
Or you could just be honest and say that you don’t want less rape, you want (even) less prosecution of rapists.
what the fuck is this science bullshit
gif 1, explosive polymerization of p Nitro Aniline Video
gif 2, Sodium Polyacrylate mixed with water Video
gif 3, Sodium Acetate Video
gif 4, the smoke is vaporized wax, can still catch fire and travels back to the wick Video
gif 5, Ping Pong balls + Liquid Nitrogen in a trash can Video
gif 6, electrical treeing
gif 7, heating Mercury Thiocyanate
gif 8, ferrofluid sculpture Video
gif 9, flammable gas lit in a glass jar Video
Hannibal Boss Talks Casting Lee Pace and Kristin Chenoweth—and a Pushing Daisies Kickstarter Campaign!
You know what goes best with a dinner of liver, fava beans a nice Chianti? A dreamy piemaker, of course!
Hannibal and Pushing Daisies boss Bryan Fuller just told E! News exclusively that he’s planning to cast Daisies star Lee Pace—as well as (fingers crossed) Kristin Chenoweth and maybe even Anna Friel—in the second season of his insanely riveting new horror drama on NBC. And, even better, and you Daisies fans better sit down for this: Fuller is also considering launching a kickstarter campaign for a Pushing Daisies movie.
Universe. Make. It. So.
Read the rest here. (The article also talks about the possibility of S2 and when we will find out if it has been picked up for a new season (May 12th))