28 7 / 2014

pjschnyder:

delilahsdawson:

robothugscomic:

New Comic!

TRIGGER WARNING: This comic discusses harassment, sexism, rape culture, and toxic attitudes towards women and femmefolk. It includes examples of slurs, harassment, and quotes from sexual offenders. 

*** if I need to add more tags to stuff like this just message me and I will, it’s no trouble at all***

This is the longest comic I’ve ever done and it’s a monster and it took me forever and I never want to draw again. 

Ok, that’s not true. 

I used to take a certain route fairly frequently, a couple of times a week. And there were these two guys who were almost always hanging around on the sidewalk, and they’d always talk at me:

"Hey, red!"

"Good seeing you again"

"Looking good, red!"

(I had red hair back then)

And I thought I didn’t care so much, but then I found myself altering my route, or feeling stressed, knowing I’d likely encounter them again. 

I took the same route with a guy once, and they were there, and they said nothing. But next time I was alone, it started again, and that said it all. 

Fuck those guys. It’s my sidewalk too. 

CITATIONS:

1: Amy Poehler “I don’t fucking care if you like it”

2: Quotes from sexual offenders from… (I read through this shit and it’s terrible awful terrible stuff)

 - Interview in “Rapists’ accounts of their motivations, levels of premeditation and target choices: Some Trinidadian and Tobagonian data”

 - Reddit thread, 2012

 - “Rapist files” - a book

3: Bystander Intervention

This is beautiful.

This. So much this. Please do read all the way through.

28 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: Hello Boggle! Haven't heard from you in awhile, and just wanted to make sure that you're doing okay! I miss your happy owl-ness on my dash! :D

boggletheowl:

Hi anon! I am hanging in there. I am switching antidepressants right now, which has been kind of an adventure. Venlafaxine withdrawal has given me a whole new level of compassion for people struggling with addiction. 

I’ve had to take a break from work, which has been pretty dispiriting, but with my depression being such a bear to wrestle and being between medications, it was either take a break, or see my work become untenably unreliable. But I’m lucky: my boss is a very kind person who understands what I’m going through, and he has made it clear that he supports me and that my job will be waiting for me. A year ago I would not have been able to imagine being in a professional situation where I would feel confident that I could be honest with my boss about my troubles without reprisal! Thank you, to everyone at SciShow, for creating such a compassionate environment. =D

Lately I’ve just been trying to keep my moods on an even keel, and find things to occupy myself that help buoy me up. Depression can be so suffocating that I’m grateful for anything that gives me a little space to breathe. I’ve gotten super into a new online community (anybody play Flight Rising? I’m in Light!) where the people are incredibly nice, and even have mature and open and supportive discussions about mental health.

So I guess I just mean to say: I am doing as well as can be expected! I hope you guys are fighting the good fight too. 

give back some encouragement <3

27 7 / 2014

27 7 / 2014

brute-force-studios:

I just wanted a drink…

I did not expect this….

26 7 / 2014

"

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

"

26 7 / 2014

carpeumbra:

kittengrin:

kittengrin:

carpeumbra:

kittengrin:

carpeumbra:

Fifty Shades of Domestic Abuse

50 Shades of Damaging Stereotypes 

Fifty Shades of Wanna Guess How Many People Will Be Hospitalized Due To Flesh Wounds From Improper Knots After The Movie?

50 Shades of Glorified Abuse

50 Shades of Kidney Damage from Incompetent Crop Use

Fifty Shades of Pathological Violence Due To Past Trauma Isn’t Kink

(via muppetmouse)

24 7 / 2014

21 7 / 2014

21 7 / 2014

katou:

Delia Derbyshire. BBC composer &amp; sound engineer. Electronic music pioneer. Woman who cowrote the original Dr Who score. #drwho #deliaderbyshire #electronica #femalepioneers #muse

katou:

Delia Derbyshire. BBC composer & sound engineer. Electronic music pioneer. Woman who cowrote the original Dr Who score. #drwho #deliaderbyshire #electronica #femalepioneers #muse

21 7 / 2014

tinyhousedarling:

tinyhousedarling:

The Interior of a Tinywoods’ Home

It sleeps 5! This would be a nice family home. If I could figure out the storage situation.