Deputy Editor at Upworthy. Currently of Baltimore, formerly of NYC and Pittsburgh. Nerd. Feminist. Comedy fan. TV enthusiast. Ally. Fangirl. Hoping to make the world a better place by blogging in my pajamas.

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brinabees:

Caitlin Stasey being a wonderful feminist role model on twitter.

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ryeisenberg:

You know how sometimes you go to type something and nothing comes up because you have your cursor in the wrong window? And you know how when you go to a url often enough it will automatically pop up when you start typing it in and then all you have to do is hit enter? Yeah.
I was trying to get to my Google Analytics page but my cursor was in the tweet window. This is what happened.
>.<

#TBT to that time I almost tweeted “anal anal anal anal” 

ryeisenberg:

You know how sometimes you go to type something and nothing comes up because you have your cursor in the wrong window? And you know how when you go to a url often enough it will automatically pop up when you start typing it in and then all you have to do is hit enter? Yeah.

I was trying to get to my Google Analytics page but my cursor was in the tweet window. This is what happened.

>.<

#TBT to that time I almost tweeted “anal anal anal anal” 

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I just really enjoyed this conversation. #overheard #nyc #overheardnyc #twitter #tweets

I just really enjoyed this conversation. #overheard #nyc #overheardnyc #twitter #tweets

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paulftompkins:

This was quite a journey! I spent the better part of a day going back and forth with a guy that I was not entirely sure was for real at first, then I absolutely got fooled, and then I realized I got fooled. It was fun. And it ended in a way that I felt good about.

It’s pretty much all laid out in the screencaps, But let me elaborate here:

HEY YOUNG MEN! I know it seems like women complain a lot about how they are represented in media, including fiction, and how it seems like they want entertainment tailored specifically to them, and how they seem to want ALL of pop culture to be politically correct or feminist-ized or whatever it is you think they want, but really, what’s happening is that women are tired of seeing garbage women characters in most of our entertainment. And they’re wondering, Would it really be so much trouble to make more realized female characters? You could still have all your CGI and action and science fiction and drama and swords and stuff, but the female characters could be a little more fleshed out and interesting. And the entertainment would still be good and would, in fact, be better.

Guys, instead of  thinking, “Hey, not everything has to be politicized,” try thinking, “I wonder what it would be like for me if the situation were reversed, and how I’d feel if in vast majority of the entertainment I consumed, the male characters were few and far between and then mostly used as talking props & plot devices. I wonder if I’d get kinda tired of that and occasionally I’d say something, even a little joke, just to ease the annoyance a little.”

Fellows. Listen to the women in your lives. Ask them questions. It will change your perspective for the better. Years ago, I got into a brief argument with two female friends of mine about a movie— it does not even matter which movie— that they viewed as sexist and I did not. I couldn;t even fathom how they could see it that way. I tried to argue that it was not sexist. In recounting our discussion to another party, it was pointed out to me that they might have a different viewpoint based on their life experiences, and that it was not for me to tell them that their interpretation was incorrect. And that I was probably getting defensive about it because if the movie was sexist, it followed that my liking it would make me appear sexist. And that’s when I realized that none of this was about me, and maybe I should shut up and listen and try to understand. And also to be more aware of things like this and develop not just my sympathy, but my empathy.

I will only ever be able to empathize so much with women, because my experience as a white male in America is vastly different from that of anyone who is not that. But I can relate to:

  • not being taken seriously
  • not being listened to
  • being dismissed
  • being condescended to
  • having something explained to me that I already understand

And I having had those experiences, I am now more inclined to TRY to understand where someone is coming from if they are telling me they are having a similar experience with our culture.

So guys: just try. You don’t even really have to dig that deep. Think about your own experiences as a person, then apply that to someone else. It gets easier the more you do it, and it makes your life better.

Anyway, I hear Dawn of The Planet of The Apes is pretty good! 

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I&#8217;d say that getting a happy birthday message from the creator of one of my new favorite TV shows is the most unexpected gift I&#8217;ve gotten so far today, but at midnight my boyfriend presented me with a pair of &#8220;underwear for two&#8221; (aka underwear with four leg holes) as a joke so this is only the second most unexpected present I&#8217;ve gotten today. That, I&#8217;m okay with. The underwear, not so much. =/

I’d say that getting a happy birthday message from the creator of one of my new favorite TV shows is the most unexpected gift I’ve gotten so far today, but at midnight my boyfriend presented me with a pair of “underwear for two” (aka underwear with four leg holes) as a joke so this is only the second most unexpected present I’ve gotten today. That, I’m okay with. The underwear, not so much. =/

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brodingershat:

iforgotmytampon:

thechronicleofshe:

they only let us narrate yogurt commercials. 

dudes

Click the link.

One of my favorite movies of all time.

brodingershat:

iforgotmytampon:

thechronicleofshe:

they only let us narrate yogurt commercials. 

dudes

Click the link.

One of my favorite movies of all time.

(Source: kerfuffle42)

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fastcompany:

The twittersphere is buzzing today with the Wall Street Journal’s interactive article on emoji. We thought we’d get in on the fun and link to this awesome realtime tracker of all emoji being used on Twitter and make our own Fast Company emoji: 

More emoji goodness:
Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” Video, in Emoji
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire In Emoji
The First All-Emoji Art Show

fastcompany:

The twittersphere is buzzing today with the Wall Street Journal’s interactive article on emoji. We thought we’d get in on the fun and link to this awesome realtime tracker of all emoji being used on Twitter and make our own Fast Company emoji: 

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More emoji goodness:

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lizdexia:

policymic:

These awesome tweets? The President didn’t write them

What’s important to know, and not necessarily obvious, is that the twitter account @BarackObama is not always the person Barack Obama. In fact, @BarackObama is run by Organizing for Action, a 501(c)(4) non-profit that ran the 2012 Obama reelection campaign. The account actually very clearly says this in its twitter description: “This account is run by Organizing for Action staff. Tweets from the President are signed -bo.” According to the Wire, there have been zero tweets signed by -bo in the last four months. Simply put, President Barack Obama did not tweet about House of Cards.

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It always amazes me how many people don’t understand this. As if the president is going to run his own Twitter account (or tweet about House of Cards).

(Source: micdotcom)

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