All posts for the month January, 2015


I don’t know about the rest of you, but this makes my brains hurt.

My fellow medical and nursing professionals and I went to a shitload of trouble to stamp this disease out.

And now what have we got? People who (admittedly, deludedly — but still — ) think it’s better to take a chance on maiming, blinding or killing other people’s kids, killing babies in the womb, even killing full grown adults with compromised immunity — to avoid the (nonexistent secondary to vaccination) chance that their child might turn out less than perfectly neurotypical. 

I. cannot. …even.


I’d say 90% of the time I’m like “I am comfortable being single and I do not need anyone else to complete my life.”

And then every once in a while (roughly the other 10%) this little voice goes “I’m going to be alone forever and I’ll never get to enjoy planning a wedding.”

Because really I just want to have a wedding. I don’t really care all that much if we stay together. I had my fill of living with a significant other during my last relationship.

He put mayonnaise on his pizza.

Whoever your previous significant other is, they need to be stopped 2k15.

“Why do criminals keep criming?” ask the free market champions of a system that lets people starve for not having jobs.


this looks like the kinda pic 40 year old moms would post on facebook with the caption “the doctor said I could only have one glass of wine a day… I can live with that lol!”

Hey, my sister’s only 36!



this is hands down the most suspicious headline I’ve ever read

“Machines are our friends,” says Skynet.


Ever since I began my Tropes vs Women in Video Games project, two and a half years ago, I’ve been harassed on a daily basis by irate gamers angry at my critiques of sexism in video games. It can sometimes be difficult to effectively communicate just how bad this sustained intimidation campaign really is. So I’ve taken the liberty of collecting a week’s worth of hateful messages sent to me on Twitter. The following tweets were directed at my @femfreq account between 1/20/15 and 1/26/15.

Content warning for misogyny, gendered insults, victim blaming, incitement to suicide, sexual violence, rape and death threats.

Tuesday, January, 20th


Wednesday, January 21st, 2015


Thursday, January 22nd, 2015


Friday January 23rd, 2015


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Sunday, January 25th


Monday, January 26th