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kuramaisameganinetales asked:

Hi! I see you're working on the National Dex, and I just wanted to drop in and say if you ever need help I'd be willing to help out. (This seems really random, but I've seen you're posts in the Wonder Trade tag and you're very nice so I thought I should offer to help you if you need it.)

Thanks! The more help the merrier! Right now I’m finishing up the Kalos dex and I think I’m doing alright.  Though if you have a spare Mudkip that’d be great. It’s the only one of ALL the starters that I don’t have yet.

micdotcom:

She pointed out the sexism in video games, so men threatened her until she fled her home

On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted a segment titled “Women as Background Decoration.” It examined how gratuitous sexual abuse and violence permeates contemporary video games. By the next day, she had received so many violent threats that she had to flee her home. And these weren’t idle Internet threats — some contained accurate identifying information about Sarkeesian’s home and family, enough for law enforcement to get involved.

But she’s not wrong | Follow @micdotcom

gracefolie:

M*A*S*H rewatch2x03 - ’Radar’s Report’

Cutting up a nurse is bad enough, but why the hell did he have to louse up my patient?”

I usually don’t add comments but I feel like we really need to talk about this show and how ahead of its time it was. These doctors helped anyone who came through, even ‘the enemy’ regardless of what the higher-ups would think. They confronted serious issues that are still relevant today like sexism, racism and homophobia.

Keep in mind that this was the early 70’s-80’s too. The writers had an incredibly hard time even getting the show on the air because of the way it often showed the military in a bad way, and represented people that weren’t white (even though the show had its fair share of middle aged white guys).  And while it’s been some time since I’ve watched the show, I do remember how well they represented a diverse group of people. They had complex, well-written POC that were rarely stereotyped. They had a FANTASTIC female lead whose character development  blows my mind. They had openly gay characters. They even had a cross dressing male character (although he could be problematic at times)

While I’m not saying that the show was never offensive (it had its moments), it was so ahead of its time in the way it focused on the major social issues of its time that are still present today. It’s powerful, well-written and just an overall amazing show that I’d recommend to anyone.

#also I think this was one of the scariest scenes in the series

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

how did you not know dream ball honedges were hacked ball? you can only get dream balls in generation 5, from dream world pokemon. ... guess what honedge isn't

I didn’t think about it -shrug- mistakes happen.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Why are you putting hacked ball pokemon on wonder trade? :/

So I didn’t know that a Dream Ball Honedge was a hacked pokemon (or breed from a hacked Pokemon). I looked it up online and saw all the controversy on it.  In light of that I won’t be putting out anymore of those Honedge on Wonder Trade and I’ll change my breeders so that this isn’t an issue.  When I got my Dream Ball Honedge through the Wonder Trade the first time I just thought it was cool and didn’t think anything else of it.  As it stands thanks for the heads up Anon.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

shelbymontanaharris:

dysonrules:

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

REBLOG FOREVER.

And people wonder why I hate that book series! Stop popularizing rape culture seriously.

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