So uhh, my clothing dye ate through my gloves…..
+3 spellcasting +1 summoning EFF: 2XDAM vs undead
The tattoo makes it more demonic than undead.
So Now You’re a Necromancer: Beginner’s Guide.
This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success.
The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?”
In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.
This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.”
To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ
Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”
Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.
Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.
Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.
There is no problem that sass cannot solve
I actually did laugh when I saw this in theaters because this is a very real guilt tactic parents use and it’s 100% effective.
It’s called gaslighting.
This movie really did a stellar job of looking at abusive parent relationships, despite its other issues.
(Also, I will always get teary during that damn lantern scene. So pretty.)
Please do not talk about any abusive parent narrative in Tangled without addressing the racism involved.
Important. I’ve also seen a lot of commentary by various jewish people on Tumblr that Gothel’s character design draws heavily on jewish stereotypes. So anti-Semitism as well.
So….yeah. The abuse is well portrayed. But Gothel herself is actually very problematic character.
the design draws on jewish stereotypes?
I am not doubting anyone, I just never picked up on it.
I would really appreciate if anyone could even just offer a cliffs notes version explaining? I would like to be more conscious of this in the future.
Maile: Doesn’t Gothel look Jewish to you?
Me: Did you seriously just ask if I think Mother Gothel has a Jew face?
In summary, I just thought she had a sharp nose because people sometimes have big noses?