Jenna Coleman for Glamour UK (June 2014)
do you ever get in those moods where you don’t feel like reading and you don’t feel like being on the internet and you don’t feel like watching a show and you don’t feel like sleeping and you don’t feel like existing in general
BUT YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING.It’s in words
↳ Especially if they know damn well how to use their intelligence. (x)
Gringotts at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Diagon Alley (Universal Orlando) [x]
Bless that one person in every group that is like “keep going, I’m listening” and encourages you to finish your story even when everyone else is talking over you.
Last week, GitHub’s first female developer, Julie Ann Horvath, quit the company over a staggering string of allegations that while working there she was subjected to harassment, intimidation, and sexism in the workplace. Considering Horvath also launched GitHub’s Passion Projects initiative to recruit more women into the Open Source community, this was quite a loss. GitHub has responded by putting the founder at the source of her claims on leave pending an investigation.
In discussing what to do in response to the GitHub debacle, we floated the inevitable idea: write about how every woman who ever makes an issue of sexism in tech culture or geek culture is routinely subjected to backlash or harassment.
I didn’t want to write that article. I always write those articles, and I am exhausted.
In the days to come, you’ll read think pieces that examine sexism in Open Source communities. You’ll read roundups of similar issues in tech and geek culture, like the ones we’ve written many times over. You might even hear of the inevitable backlash and harassment that always seems to follow whenever a woman speaks about sexism in tech or geek culture.
But if there’s one thing to take away from what happened to Horvath, it’s a glimpse of a culture in which women’s voices are silenced, the same thing we learned from Joanna Russ’s landmark exploration of the systemic marginalization of women in publishing.
Here’s a guide for the uninitiated.
snowing + captain swan parallels 1x15-3x21 - putting the hood on their wives’s heads
Also I love how defensive Sirius and Remus are of the map in that movie. Every time Harry is like “the map doesn’t work” or “the map lies” they’re like “we made this fucking map, do you know how much work we put into it? It is not wrong.”
Their reactions made my life complete.
But is no one gonna talk about the guy next to Sir Lancelot sticking his tongue out???
DO YOU EVER MISS PEOPLE THAT YOU DONT EVEN KNOW
LIKE “WOW THAT PUNK GUY WHO STOOD IN FRONT OF ME IN THE LINE FOR THAT TOUR AND WE SHARED A LAUGH, MAN THAT GUY WAS COOL I MISS HIM”
IS THAT JUST ME OR DO OTHER PEOPLE DO THAT TOO
With 12 notes I have verified that, in fact, other people do this too
Thank you I dont feel so alone now