The Mighty If!

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Wait, weird industrial products catalogue that I’m not even sure why I get, you’re saying that if I spent at least $150 with your company, I can get a free camo-patterned fleece hat with LEDs built into the front and the word “PIG” emblazoned on it? Where do I sign up?

(On the other hand, I’m kind of tempted by the idea of buying a bunch of sheets of “DANGER: HOT” caution stickers.)

Filed under work industrial catalogues unappealing offers

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starlingsongs:

So last night Anita Sarkeesian published the latest Feminist Frequency video on misogyny in video games and received another wave of death threats, this time including one of terrifying specificity, demonstrating knowledge of where she and several of her family members lived, compelling her to contact the authorities and leave her home.

A threat intended, of course, to demonstrate that there is no misogyny directed at women involved in video games, and that her video series is unnecessary man hating slander.

You know what makes me angry, though? The death threat is horrible, but what makes me mad is that in the comments section for every site on the net for so-called “games journalists”, there will be mountains of posts that begin something along the lines of “that’s so horrible and i can’t believe anyone would do something so bad, /HOWEVERRRRR/, i don’t know if there’s really a misogyny problem blah blah blah her videos are so controvercial blah blah blah maybe if she hadn’t blah blah blah i don’t see why you females are all so mad at me im just stating an opinion blah blah blah but i’m an ally blah blah blah you all just hate men blah blah blah fart”

For every one guy who’s sociopathic and cruel enough to send hate mail to a woman for speaking out in her sisters’ defense, there are a THOUSAND perfectly willing to be tone-deaf apologists for a culture of violence against women, usually riding in on the dead, beaten horse that is the maybe-the-truth-is-in-the-middle non-analysis.

All this, plus the clueless articles and comments by guys saying, “She should have expected this. Doesn’t she know how the internet works?”

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I am so ticked that my cat starts trying to cajole me out of bed every day at sunrise when all he wants is for me to sit at the computer so he can climb onto the foot stool and curl up with my feet and go to sleep.

Cat, my feet still exist when I’m in bed.

You could have been doing this hours ago. We both could have spent the whole time you were poking me in the face resting comfortably.

We could have had it all.

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I need to stop avoiding this task

Everything on my plate right now is part of this one over-arching task I have that falls exactly in the anti-sweet spot of being incredibly tedious and boring while requiring lots of extremely invasive social interaction with co-workers I don’t normally talk to.

It could basically be summed up as, “Hey, mind if I come completely screw up your computer for like an hour while you hover over my shoulder? Is this a good time for that?” Over and over.

It has to be done, and it’s not going to go away until I do it, but all my social anxiety is scrabbling at it me to find ANYTHING else to do.

ETA: Okay, I’ve sent e-mail out to all the people I could potentially schedule for today and asked them for availability. 

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"We need to recognize that for some people sex is great and for some sex is horrific and for some it’s on par with folding laundry."

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deviantfemme:

dotterall:

(~Sex Isn’t Always Good by queenieofaces)

This is a critical part of sex positivity that tends to be overlooked. Let’s celebrate empowering amazing sex and the choice to not have sex, or only have certain kinds of sex. 

and there are lots of reasons why this might be the case!

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Hooray! It’s time once again to visit the Duck Fashion Show, where haute couture meets sassy waterfowl models. For the past 30 years Australian farmer Brian Harrington has been dressing up and showing off his Famous Ducks at the Fashionable Ducks Show, held during Sydney’s annual Royal Easter Show. Harrington works with a professional dressmaker who individually styles each duck in an impressively elaborate costume. The outfits range from day and evening wear, in both modern and period styles, to fancy bridal wear. Each year the beautifully dressed-up ducks waddle parade along a duck-sized runway before an enthusiastic crowd that numbers in the hundreds.

Visit Brian Harrington’s website to learn more about his fabulous Famous Ducks.

[via Design Taxi]

These ducks have better style than I ever will.