Every year white people add 100 years to how long ago slavery was. I’ve heard educated white people say, ‘slavery was 400 years ago.’ No it very wasn’t. It was 140 years ago…that’s two 70-year-old ladies living and dying back to back. That’s how recently you could buy a guy. —
Louis C.K. (via 30thcenturyboy)
Sylvester Magee, the (probable) last American born into slavery died in 1971.
The last living child of former American slaves, Mississippi Winn, died in 2010.
Slavery in the territory that is now the United States lasted more than 330 years. We will be 330 years removed from slavery in the year 2195.
Supreme Court Upholds American Indian Voting Rights
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a decision announced June 17, ruled 7-2 that Arizona’s Proposition 200, which would have made it more difficult for people to register to vote by mail, is superseded by federal law.
fyeahlilbit2point0 asked: The upward trend might be in regard to what the titles or overall units moved was in comparison to the pre-reboot units moved as a whole.
Maybe but “Upward Growth” and Upward rising trend” things aren’t really growing or moving up, and that just seems misleading. The way it’s worded seems to imply things are moving in a direction they just aren’t.
Because they claimed that they had a steady upward growth after the “shock value” of the New 52 ended
But that’s not what the sales numbers say. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnV-sN5RRp21dFk3ZE9xa0ZTWlZnaHhkQ0s3RXJLd1E#gid=1
Everything but a few Bat titles have shown a steady decrease.
The DC Comics Retailer Roadshow Report -
So, the DC Retailer Roadshow in New York has just wrapped up and here are some of the big things that were revealed during the presentation to comic book retailers: DC Comics did a little bit of flexing over their sales trends since the inception of the “new 52” phenomenon two years ago and showed a sales chart that drastically spiked after the launch of the “new 52” with a slight dip in sales since last year. The chart also indicated that there was steady, upward growth after the shock value of the “new 52” dissipated with an upward rising trend over their sales average of 30,000 units per title. What was interesting was that DC also addressed their infamous quote of “Drawing the Line at $2.99” by admitting that the line isn’t as clear as it used to be. About ~65% of DC’s current titles are still at the $2.99 price point, while Marvel only has ~30% at $2.99. Artist and DC co-publisher, Jim Lee had followed this up with a break down of all the mixed media […]
This is well worth the read. Two particularly interesting key points:
After that, one retailer expressed her concern over the promises that were made by DC two years ago and her difficulty in instilling confidence to her customers with so much inconsistency over creative teams at DC. Co-publisher, Dan Didio gave a boisterous speech about admitting that DC’s “new 52″ had only been planned up for a first act, and they had all been surprised that the “new 52″ would have garnered so much momentum two years ago. He also confided that with any raising momentum, there inevitably a decline in momentum and DC is now prepared to unveil their second act. He also addressed that creative changes are common place in the business of comic books and the seeming severity of it now is only much more apparent due to social media. Didio’s admission and affirmations had re-instilled confidence amongst the retailers, but only time can officially tell how successful this “second act” will be.
And - and this one is particularly interesting to me:
The chart also indicated that there was steady, upward growth after the shock value of the “new 52″ dissipated with an upward rising trend over their sales average of 30,000 units per title.
Why is that interesting? Well
Remember that sales chart of all the Batgirls that Saphire-dance, Alex and I did?
The average sales from Steph’s Batgirl run: 29,113
The average sales from Babs’s Batgirl run: 56,900
56,900 - 29,113 = 27,787
So that means that the New 52 Batgirl run has a sales increase of slightly below the average sales increase.
(Also: Cass’s average numbers were better than Steph’s, but came at a period of differing enough sales that I don’t think these results can be applied to it. It’s likely that Cass’s run would have done as well as or better than Steph’s by these metrics, though.)
Now, Batgirl is one of the higher-ranked DC titles, which makes me wonder where they’re getting their numbers from, and further investigation may be required, but you know what?
There is now absolutely no evidence that a Stephanie Brown (or Cass) Batgirl book would have sold any worse than Barbara’s.
Wait a minute
The chart also indicated that there was steady, upward growth after the shock value of the “new 52″ dissipated with an upward rising trend
I could pull up a chart of any New 52 title sales, and with the exception of maybe Batman, it’s all downhill from issue 1. What is this upward rising trend they speak of?
when Steph tells Tim she’s pregnant and he has this look on his face like “I FORGOT TO USE PROTECTION WHEN WE HELD HANDS”
Really this just makes me worry about the state of sex ed in Gotham. I bet they have one of those really super awful abstinance programs.
I’m trying to read this serious article on diabites and mice, but the doctor’s name is Dr. Panda, and well I can’t stop laughing.
The Problem with 'Boys Will Be Boys' -
For months, every morning when my daughter was in preschool, I watched her construct an elaborate castle out of blocks, colorful plastic discs, bits of rope, ribbons and feathers, only to have the same little boy gleefully destroy it within seconds of its completion.
No matter how many times he did it, his parents never swooped in BEFORE the morning’s live 3-D reenactment of “Invasion of AstroMonster.” This is what they’d say repeatedly:
“You know! Boys will be boys!”
“He’s just going through a phase!”
“He’s such a boy! He LOVES destroying things!”
“Oh my god! Girls and boys are SO different!”
“He. Just. Can’t. Help himself!”
I tried to teach my daughter how to stop this from happening. She asked him politely not to do it. We talked about some things she might do. She moved where she built. She stood in his way. She built a stronger foundation to the castle, so that, if he did get to it, she wouldn’t have to rebuild the whole thing. In the meantime, I imagine his parents thinking, “What red-blooded boy wouldn’t knock it down?”
She built a beautiful, glittery castle in a public space.
It was so tempting.
He just couldn’t control himself and, being a boy, had violent inclinations.
She had to keep her building safe.
Her consent didn’t matter. Besides, it’s not like she made a big fuss when he knocked it down. It wasn’t a “legitimate” knocking over if she didn’t throw a tantrum.
His desire — for power, destruction, control, whatever- - was understandable.
Maybe she “shouldn’t have gone to preschool” at all. OR, better if she just kept her building activities to home.
I know it’s a lurid metaphor, but I taught my daughter the preschool block precursor of don’t “get raped” and this child, Boy #1, did not learn the preschool equivalent of “don’t rape.”
Not once did his parents talk to him about invading another person’s space and claiming for his own purposes something that was not his to claim. Respect for her and her work and words was not something he was learning. How much of the boy’s behavior in coming years would be excused in these ways, be calibrated to meet these expectations and enforce the “rules” his parents kept repeating?
There was another boy who, similarly, decided to knock down her castle one day. When he did it his mother took him in hand, explained to him that it was not his to destroy, asked him how he thought my daughter felt after working so hard on her building and walked over with him so he could apologize. That probably wasn’t much fun for him, but he did not do it again.
There was a third child. He was really smart. He asked if he could knock her building down. She, beneficent ruler of all pre-circle-time castle construction, said yes… but only after she was done building it and said it was OK. They worked out a plan together and eventually he started building things with her and they would both knock the thing down with unadulterated joy. You can’t make this stuff up.
Take each of these three boys and consider what he might do when he’s older, say, at college, drunk at a party, mad at an ex-girlfriend who rebuffs him and uses words that she expects will be meaningful and respecte, “No, I don’t want to. Stop. Leave.”
The “overarching attitudinal characteristic” of abusive men is entitlement.
(Source: saltandsugarsearching, via me-ya-ri)
Cathy Brennan, radical “feminist” terrorist, has set her sights on a young black activist in Baltimore County, MD. Phylicia Sampson is being taken to court by Brennan, a notorious harasser of trans women and their supporters. Sampson is a recent college grad with few resources, no car and no way to fight back without your help.
As a community, we’ve suffered Brennan’s assaults for a long time—her blog is the best known for outing trans women’s personal information. She believes trans women are men who are infiltrating the feminist community and expends her resources fighting them. The idea that she is now taking her harassment to a legal venue is horrifying. That she has selected a young black woman with few resources to fight back is repugnant.
We can’t let Cathy Brennan get away with this! Share Phylicia’s campaign on Facebook, twitter, tumblr and instagram. Here are some things you can do TODAY to help:
- Tell your friends why it is important that they donate to this campaign.
- Donate what you can.
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The cat tried to eat the bee, and then it flew outside. I am safe at last.
I have opened the door in hopes the bee will leave, and not too many mosquitos will come inside. Mosquitos I am at least un afraid of killing.
I had a nightmare about a bee. Woke up and went to the kitchen. Buzz buzz buzz. Oh there is a bee in the house. Not going back in there today.
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how to tell if something is nsfw
would you show it to a nice old lady with 2 cats who takes knitting as a hobby
idk whats she into
I know plenty of ladies with cats who enjoy knitting and I’d say the odds are good that your “nice old lady” writes tentacle porn fic when you’re not watching her.
Considering that I’m old by tumblr standards(but not really), knit, and own 3 cats( and write porn fic,) I suggest you share whatever NSFW things you’ve got right now please