Our noble teenage parrotlet Curtis, looking far more majestic than is warranted.
Awww, look at that happy little peeper!
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.
Less than 50 years ago.
This same year (or close enough) my mother was kicked out of her public universities library because she went in wearing pants.
I think more people need to keep in mind how RECENT these things are, and how many people at the time would have considered this woman making waves for no reason. Going about it wrong.
Fathers of Technology and Innovation
- Clarence “Skip” Ellis was the first African-American to earn a PhD in Computer Science. He helped develop the concept of clicking icons which lead to the development of user friendly operating systems such as Windows or Mac.
- David Hedgley created a mathmatical algorithim that would tell computers which lines to display and which lines to make invisible, thus creating 3-D graphics.
- James E. West holds 47 U.S. and more than 200 foreign patents. He is best known for co-inventing the electroacoustic transducer, an electret microphone that revolutionized microphones and is used in 90% of microphones today (including in telephones, tape recorders, and other devices).
- Mark Dean developed a number of landmark technologies for IBM, including the color PC monitor and the first gigahertz chip. He holds three of the company’s original nine patents with more than 20 patents associated with his name. He also co-invented the Industry Standard Architecture system bus allowing for computer plug-ins such as disk drives, modems, and printers.
- Marc Hannah co-founded SGI (Silicon Graphics, Inc.) and was named its principal scientist for inventing computer graphic programs like Personal IRIS, Indigo, Indigo2, and Indy graphics, which were used to create effects for commercials, television shows, films (like Jurassic Park and Terminator 2). engineering, research, and for military applications. Hannah is also the chief technology officer for SongPro, a technology company specializing in making multimedia plug-ins used for listening to music on hand-held video game players and MP3 players.
- Gerald Lawson invented the modern game console, the first home video game system with interchangeable game cartridges.
Order is Progress
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possibly an unpopular opinion, but i kind of hate tumblr anti-ableism. i’ve been trying to cut words like “stupid” and “dumb” from my vocabulary (and when i do use them, i try to apply them to ideas instead of people), but so many people here are more invested in “calling out” others for using extremely common words with dozens of definitions than they are in, um, literally anything else.
idk, it annoys me.
This post might interest you.
I’ve actually seen this, but couldn’t remember where. Thanks for linking it—it sums up my feelings quite well. :)
except? many of the people who have a problem with use of words like “stupid” and “dumb” are disabled and non-neurotypical people whose divergences from societal norms have been reduced by able people to a simple lack of intelligence, which is then used as an excuse for violence against them? like this is an actual thing that happens, ableism isn’t just a lack of handicap stalls. and saying “well those words have dozens of definitions” doesn’t actually erase the oppressive history those words have and the fact that the words and concepts are still being used to oppress people, right now today.
please don’t tell actual disabled people that they cannot call out language that has been used to oppress them just because it’s such a pain in the keister to think about your word choices. i expected better from you.
Honestly, I’ve never gotten this complaint from an actual disabled person, so I’m really not directing my ire at them. I’m directing it at people who aren’t disabled and harp on this issue instead of any of the others. Also, while I don’t have any serious physical disabilities, I do have a learning disability and other problems that affect my cognitive functioning, so please don’t make assumptions about me.
I try to be careful about the language I use, and I know I mess up sometimes. It’s something I’m working to change, but I really take issue with people who act like “stupid” is a slur on par with any number of racist or misogynist slurs. I realize that words like stupid can be used in ableist ways, but that doesn’t make them ableist across the board.
you got this complaint from me, a real life actual disabled person, just like three days ago. and i very specifically made a point to not make assumptions about you. whether you are disabled or not does not change the fact that you’re telling disabled people that it’s ridiculous to find those words problematic enough to call out.
whether you take issue with those words being considered slurs is irrelevant, since they actually are slurs, and using intelligence based insults when the problem you have with the person isn’t their intelligence is just lazy language use. and yeah, insulting a person’s intelligence is, wait for it, ableist across the board.
as i’ve said in numerous posts, i haven’t been keeping up with my inbox, because it’s been piling up with shit. i haven’t read your message, but i’ll get to it when i feel like wading through a mountain of “feminist c*nt”s.
and no, i didn’t say it was “ridiculous” to call out those words, i said i was working to change my vocabulary but often find myself frustrated by the tumblr anti-ableism community’s focus.
This has always been something I’ve struggled to wrap my head around. For example, the word “irrational.” Calling an idea irrational is essentially saying that it was poorly thought out, and I wouldn’t consider that ableist. Labelling a person with OCD or a serious phobia irrational, however, would be ableist because you are (as ecosynchronous said) reducing them to that adjective (and misrepresenting their issue entirely). Which is why I’m confused - they seem to acknowledge that reducing somebody to a word like that is different from the adjective itself. If that’s the case, isn’t ableism in the act of reduction? And as I try applying the word to other situations, like reducing an angry woman on her period to irrational, that seems to be the case all over the place.
I suppose what it comes down to is that I think there’s a profound difference between a slur and a word that can be used as above. I can’t quite put my finger on what draws the line for me - I’ve noticed that most words I consider slurs are nouns, which may have something to do with redefining what people actually are.
There may be an angle I’m not seeing this from, so anyone please feel free to jump in.
Yeah, and I think there’s a huge difference between applying the adjectival form to a behavior vs applying it to a person. As someone with OCD, I don’t usually have a problem with people describing my behaviors as irrational, because they are. But calling me irrational, simply because I have a disorder that makes me do weird shit? That’ll piss me off.
Adapting the World of Darkness for a new medium has been pretty interesting, especially when we’re not quite sure what the medium should be called. “Webcomic” is what we generally stick to, even though it has animated segments and plays like a visual novel. We’ve been working on increasing the interactivity, and I’m very pleased with how it’s coming along.
It can be hard to make a campaign sound interesting to an outside observer, and harder still to try to make them feel like they’re the ones playing it. But I think that it’s an idea worth exploring, and I’ve been really delighted to see how excited our readers have been to learn more about the WoD. And since GenCon is still so far off, it’s good to have people with whom to gush about it.
Dad gets his attention, and says, “If she’s not having fun, you have to stop.”
He is two. He needs to hear this now, and so does she. And again, and again, and again, so that like wearing a helmet on the bike it is ingrained.
Yes Means Yes blog: “visions of female sexual power & a world without rape”
Parents, siblings, carers, cousins, teachers, tutors, mentors, aunts, uncles, etc, of young children: we have a chance to mold the gender relations of the future.
Inspired by a recent experience I had with someone stealing my art and cropping out my URL.
Dedicated to every artist who has had their art work stolen.
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Given how stories have been developing from both TPP events, I was thinking of what their themes are. This thought came to mind from the comparisons drawn from the two and some of the differences that have developed.
Red: It felt to me that the theme of red was Self Discovery. Both for the fact this was a first of its kind experiment in gaming but from the story that arose from the stream. If we look at some of the key players and their journey we can see that.:
- "Bird Jesus" discovered he had a purpose far beyond what any normal pidgy could have ever expected.
- In the cases of Abby the Charmeleon and all the other released pokemon that and unexpected end doesn’t mean you’ve lost your friends you’ve once made, or that your journey is over but rather your next journey is beginning in a whole new way.
- Flareon “The False Prophet” had to face even if you don’ become what people want to be that doesn’t mean you aren’t important or even great. People’s perceptions can be one thing but who you are can be completely diffrent.
- Finally looking at little Venomoth who discovered that no matter the odds, or how unimportant you feel compared to those around you if you fight for what you believe in you never quite know what the outcome will be.
Silver: I think silver’s theme so far could best be summed up as expectations. What people’s are and what (in the case of the mons) yours should be of yourself. Many have been thinking that silver itself isn’t as good of an experience or as fun. Like it isn’t living up to what it should be. This also applies to the team and what people want from them:
- Looking at “Brian” the pidgy first. As soon as he was caught people thought he was the second coming of “Bird Jesus” and when he didn’t live up to that people started hating him quite a bit. But he embraced who he was becoming Brian and acknowledging he was his own bird. With that gaining a lot of love.
- With a similar story “Burrito” the eevee was almost instantly judged for that actions of his predecessor and was heralded as the next false prophet. He was expected to act one way and everyone just knew what to expect. When instead he was again his own mon defying expectation and doing it in adorable and derpy fashion.
- "Lazergator" probably fits this theme in more than one way. In the beginning there were no expectations placed on him. Probably because of the ill fate of Abby the Charmelion in TPP Red. However once he started to show his true potential everyone started to dispise him. The same thing that everyone loved about "Bird Jesus" made feraligator unwanted. But he was only living up to what he felt was his duty, much less selfexpecation. He chose to become a hero for us.
- To end this one lets look at “Prince Omelette”. Who was given importance from birth. Some saw him as the new Helix, which is a lot to live up to, but unfortunately his fate was closer to that of Abby and others.
I know this is a bit excessive to write about such a silly thing but I think it’s cool. If it is a bit long or goes off topic a bit then my apologies. Check out some of the artist I linked to if you like they are pretty talented and creative people.
Keep in mind these are my interpretations and if yours are different that’s great and probably just as interesting. I’m not posting this to argue about the tpp “story”. I also realize that I could have covered a lot more but this is what really stuck out to me.
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My new babies (＾▽＾*)
apparently you can’t be employed by the CIA if you’ve ever illegally downloaded music
breaking news: in 20 years, the CIA will operate out of the president’s basement, staffed by four old men and six guinea pigs