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bigblueboo:

right turn, wrong impression

bigblueboo:

right turn, wrong impression

EVERY DAMN DAY

EVERY DAMN DAY

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memewhore:

I don’t know exactly why it’s so funny but this makes me laugh until my stomach HURTS

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bigblueboo:

negative space: cube matrix
inspired by Victor Vasarely’s piece via jessiethatcher

bigblueboo:

negative space: cube matrix

inspired by Victor Vasarely’s piece via jessiethatcher

kahtiihma:


fandomsandfeminism:

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ianthe:

!!

dat practical armor

I love every aspect of this.

NO you guys don’t understand, the entire book is like this. They tried to cram in all sorts of representation of different races and the art is gorgeous and it’s GREAT! The picture for a spellcaster is a female human who is wearing BAGGY, NON-SEXUALIZED CLOTHING AND NO MAKEUP because she’s in a dungeon, she doesn’t have time to do her hair cmon.
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kahtiihma:

fandomsandfeminism:

returntothestars:

ianthe:

!!

dat practical armor

I love every aspect of this.

NO you guys don’t understand, the entire book is like this. They tried to cram in all sorts of representation of different races and the art is gorgeous and it’s GREAT! The picture for a spellcaster is a female human who is wearing BAGGY, NON-SEXUALIZED CLOTHING AND NO MAKEUP because she’s in a dungeon, she doesn’t have time to do her hair cmon.

Also this:

the-selfie-of-dorian-gray:

woman—reading:

iwishiwaspattismith:

Made some more stickers to put around campus and Santa Fe

these are gr8

softlyfiercely:

yo i know this is pretty hipster and all but

i hated mark driscoll before it was cool

i used to post stuff on facebook like years ago about how there’s this ridiculous sexist hateful church megastar that maybe we should be paying attention to but nobody gave a fuck, the WBC was a much nicer strawman of a target

I even tried starting a letter writing campaign after he yelled GOD HATES YOU from the pulpit and everyone I wrote to was like “eehhh yeah we’d rather not get involved”

and so no one turned a critical lens on this fucker for years and so his awfulness was allowed to metastasize unchallenged while people like me were trying to navigate this mess of contemporary christianity without any support from secular feminists or other allies because everyone was too busy yelling about the WBC which has never had a fraction of the cultural capital driscoll has

and now all of a sudden my facebook feed and tumblr dash are blowing up with this “penis homes” scandal and I’m like, welp

saw that coming

we just gave him a few more years of massive public influence in the church before we got around to shouting him off the stage and he sure took advantage of that time to preach the gospel of misogyny, thanks guys for ignoring this problem long enough for him to significantly influence a culture that directly affects my life and indirectly affects yours

good job everybody

Yes to everything above. I also want to add my own thoughts, about how the whole “penis homes” thing is so annoying, because while it makes great headlines, he wrote that shit under a psuedonym on some sketch forums 13 years ago. Which isn’t to release him from any responsibility for it, because it doesn’t. He was and still is an unrepentant asshat.

But the problem with splashing the “penis homes” thing all over the place is twofold. Firstly, there are so many more pertinent, recent, and suitably terrible things that he should be (and was, before this whole penis homes thing) being excoriated about, but now it’s all “churches closing because he said penis homes”.

Which brings me to the second problem: penis homes are not why the churches are closing. They are closing because of an ongoing decline in donations, which started long before the penis homes thing blew up, and has many possible causes, none of which are these forum posts from over a decade ago. Some likely actual causes, all of which are recent, directly relevant, and more than deplorable enough:

  • Driscoll gave a sketchy “marketing” firm $200,000 of church funds and a bunch of names to flat-out buy 11,000 copies of his own book in order to push it up on bestseller lists
  • Driscoll is either really bad at citing sources or straight-up plaigiarized content in several of his books, depending on who you ask
  • The Acts 29 church network, which Driscoll founded, renounced Driscoll and Mars Hill, kicked him out of their organization, and asked him to step down, due to a litany of allegations of thoroughly unsavory and unbecoming behavior and remarks
  • Last month, twenty-one former Mars Hill pastors asking Driscoll to step down, with similar but more-recent charges
  • Shortly thereafter, nine then-current Mars Hill elders and pastors called Driscoll to step down, again for similar reasons

There are a lot of reasons that Driscoll should have been removed from his position long ago, and those reasons have only grown over time. And now I see headlines everywhere such as Salon’s Evangelical megachurch begins closing branches after pastor calls women “penis homes”. While technically correct - the branches are closing after he mentioned the penis homes - it’s 13 years after. This focus on penis homes is absurd, and goes for the snappy headline, ignoring the fact that he continues to act deplorably and abusively, not to mention espouse an absolutely appalling theology.

But hey, at the end of the day, poor coverage aside, at least his influence is shrinking. I can only hope that either Driscoll realizes his time is up, or the leadership somehow gathers the resolve and wherewithall manages to oust him, and the cancer of Driscoll can be removed from Mars Hill so that (hopefully) healing can begin.

Step 327: Sometimes, text before you call

adulting:

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This is a thoughtful thing to do for people who might be expecting bad or serious news. My family got in the habit when Grannybarb was really sick, and every time my phone rang I was terrified that it was a Serious Call.

So when we just wanted to chat, my mom and sisters and would text the other person ahead of time, so we knew that it wasn’t serious and we didn’t have to drop everything to take it/steel ourselves emotionally/get to a place where we could flip out if need be.

annapear:

so, I did a thing

So my girlfriend just cut off all her hair and she’s just the cutest most gorgeous damn thing oh man

annapear:

so, I did a thing

So my girlfriend just cut off all her hair and she’s just the cutest most gorgeous damn thing oh man

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