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I was at a bar with friends when I first caught a whiff of the impending shitstorm. We were having birthday drinks when someone reached out to tell me that my ex had written a screed about our relationship that had been posted to a forum I belong to. Slowly, horrifically, we discovered that he had posted it to several other popular forums (that had immediately nuked it) and created a Wordpress blog that was literally nothing but his 10,000-word rant about our failed relationship. Shortly after that, we found Wikipedia edits on my page that had altered my date of death to coincide with planned public appearances (or, in one case, simply “soon”).

“5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person” by Zoe Quinn

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Anonymous asked:

LAPD handcuffed & detained Daniele Watts (from e.g. Django Unchained) as a prostitute because she kissed a white man (her boyfriend) in a car. Apparently they think this MIGHT have been a race issue.

yoisthisracist:

I guess there’s no way to tell if the most racist police force in the most racist country in the goddam world is racist when they do obviously racist stuff. Huh.

wwfandomw:

Fandom Cookbook:

  • Title: Thing 1 & Thing 2 Cupcakes
  • Fandom: Dr. Seuss

Information:

  • Yield: 12
  • There are multiple fandom-related recipes that can be found under my ‘fandom cookbook’ tag.
  • Image and recipe source are the same.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  •  8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • sky blue food gel dye
  • 12 red velvet cupcakes, baked in red folded parchment cupcake liners and cooled
  • white candy melts
  • edible ink pens

Directions:

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and butter. Slowly add the powdered sugar, salt and vanilla.
  • Add in a drop of the food gel dye and turn the mixer onto high until the color is incorporated and the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Using a piping bag (no tip necessary), around the edges of the cupcake start piping large circles of frosting, pulling up at the end, letting go to form a point. The color and the strange look definitely gives a Dr. Seuss feel! Add a final dollop into the center.
  • Using the edible ink pen, write “Thing 1″ and “Thing 2″ on the flat side of each candy melt. Press gently into the pointy center of the cupcake, not all the way – just so they look like they are floating.
  • Once all the cupcakes are frosted and labeled as Thing 1 and Thing 2 they are ready to serve!

The next time someone I know is expecting twins I am going to make these cupcakes for their shower. XD

(Source: justjennrecipes.com)

rasdivine:

The inventor of the Cellular phone is Henry Sampson, Jr. Sampson is an African-American from Jackson , Mississippi . He attended Morehouse College and transferred to Purdue. He received an MS in Engineering from the

University Of California. He was awarded an MS in Nuclear Engineering from Illinois and his Ph.D from Illinois . Sampson is the first African-American to receive a Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering.In 1971 Sampson was awarded a patent for the “gamma-electric cell.” This technology was used in the cellular phone.

During the AIChE Centennial Meeting held in Philadelphia in November 2008, Dr. Sampson was honored among the “Twenty Chemical Engineers in Other Pursuits.” Sampson is the recipient of a variety of awards including the Atomic Energy Commission Award (1964-1967), Black Image Award from Aerospace Corporation (1982), Blacks in Engineering, Applied Science and Education Award and Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers (1983), and was named a fellow in the U.S. Navy (1962-1964).

In addition to his work in engineering fields, Sampson is a writer, film historian, and documentary film producer who focuses on the African American presence in the film and entertainment industries. He has written five books about the portrayal of African Americans in movies, cartoons, and on radio. Sampson is married to Laura Howzell Young-Sampson, a professor at California State University-San Bernardino. Together, they are working on a biography of Sampson’s mother.

On July 6th, 1971, Henry T. Sampson invented the “gamma-electric cell”, which pertains to Nuclear Reactor use. According to Dr. Sampson, the Gamma Electric Cell, patented July 6, 1971, Patent No. 3,591,860 produces stable high-voltage output and current to detect radiation in the ground.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1956. He went on to the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated with an MS degree in engineering in 1961; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MS in Nuclear Engineering in 1965, and a PHD in 1967.

Mobile Communications took a big step forward in 1983 with the invention of the Cellular System regulating the portable telephones, which use radio waves to transmit and receive audio signals. Before this time, mobile telephone service in the United States, consisting mainly of car phones, was extremely limited because metropolitan areas had only one antenna for these purposes. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assigned only 12 to 24 frequencies to each area, which meant that only that many calls could occur at a time.

These limitations often meant a wait of up to 30 minutes for a dial tone and a five to 10 year waiting list just to acquire the service. With the invention of cellular phone service in 1983, personal communications no longer depended on wires. In the 1990s it would become possible to connect to the Internet from virtually anywhere in the world using a portable computer and a cellular modem with satellite service. Technologies that developed from different fields, such as personal communications, computation, and space exploration often worked together to serve the constantly evolving human needs of the information age.

    Henry T. Sampson worked as a research Chemical Engineer at the US Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California. 1956-61. Henry T. Sampson then moved on to the Aerospace Corp, El Segundo, California. His titles include: Project Engineer, 1967-81, director of Planning and Operations Directorate of Space Test Program, 1981-, and Co-inventor of gamma-electric cell.

    He holds patents related to solid rocket motors and conversion of nuclear energy into electricity. He also pioneered a study of internal ballistics of solid rocket motors using high-speed photography.

    He was also a producer of documentary films on early black filmmakers and films, a member of the board of directors of Los Angeles Southwest College Foundation, and a technical consultant to Historical Black Colleges and Universities Program.

    Sampson’s Awards and Honors:

    * Fellow of US Navy, 1962-1964

    * Atomic Energy Commission, 1964-1967

    * Black Image Award from Aerospace Corp, 1982

    * Blacks in Engineering, Applied Science, and Education Award, Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers, 1983

(Source: reunionblackfamily.com)

lb-lee:

tamorapierce:

situationally:

anarcho-queer:

While the head honchos at the HRC are making 6 figure salaries from donations to support ‘marriage equality’, hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ youth are homeless and are purposely ignored by mainstream gay organizations. The ‘fight’ for same sex marriage has proven to be a profitable business for gay ‘non-profit’ businesses, so it’s no wonder why gay marriage overshadows all other LGBTQ issues. After all, helping the needy results in smaller pay.

Supporting gay marriage doesn’t mean you support the queer struggle. In fact, most ‘allies’ and even a large portion of more fortunate queers don’t know the facts about LGBTQ homelessness, violence against trans* people, high unemployment, discrimination, etc, nor do they bother to research it. They are just concerned about their favorite gay celebrities being able to tie the knot.

If you care about the queer struggle, take a minute of your day to familiarize yourself with some of the disturbing statistics:

  • 20 - 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ. In comparison, the general youth population is only 3-10% LGBTQ.
  • LGBTQ youth are twice as likely to experience sexual abuse before the age of 12.
  • LGBTQ youth, once homeless, are at higher risk for victimization, mental health problems, and unsafe sexual practices. 58.7% of LGBTQ homeless youth have been sexually victimized compared to 33.4% of heterosexual homeless youth
  • LGBTQ youth are roughly 7.4 times more likely to experience acts of sexual violence than heterosexual homeless youth
  • LGBTQ homeless youth commit suicide at higher rates (62%) than heterosexual homeless youth (29%)
  • At least 20% of ALL transgender people will be homeless sometime in their life.
  • 29% of transgender people reported being turned away from a homeless shelter due to their transgender status.

Please consider taking action to help combat LGBTQ homelessness. I suggest making a donation to the Ali Forney Center or volunteering at your local LGBTQ homeless shelter.

P.S. Fuck the HRC!

This is really important and I’m seeing a lot about this recently because of this Rolling Stone article that just came out.

For anyone wondering about these statistics and how accurate they might be, know that they are unfortunately real. Here are some resources here for you to look at if you’re interested in learning more:

I work at a drop-in center in Cambridge, MA that serves homeless and at-risk youth ages 14-24. We see 600 people a year and 37% of them identify as LGBTQIA, which is almost 4X the amount of the general population. Here is a report to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by the Special Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth that includes stats and info about homeless youth in Boston if anyone wants more data.

Earlier this year, Boston did a point-in-time count of all the homeless youth sleeping outside during one week in January. Across the state, we returned 2000+ surveys (no link to an official report yet). There are currently only 12 youth-specific beds in the greater Boston area. What are the chances that with those small numbers, all official places for homeless youth to go will be LGBTQIA, especially trans, friendly?

If these are the numbers here, think about what it looks like the rest of the country and in cities that are larger than this. Think about the availability of queer-friendly resources in places that aren’t large, liberal cities.

Please get involved on a local level if possible.

Here are a few lists of LGBTQIA-friendly organizations on a local, state-by-state level. They aren’t comprehensive and the Lambda Legal one seems to be outdated, but they’re a place to start.

  1. State-by-state list of trans-friendly shelters and orgs.
  2. Alphabetical list of trans and non-binary friendly orgs across the United States.
  3. State-by-state list of resources for LGBTQIA youth.

Donate to local organizations, volunteer your time, or if those things are unrealistic for you - spread the word. It’s really helpful and really important.

Too many kids who come out to their families as gay end up without funding, without family, and without homes.  Do what you can for the local organizations that help LBGT kids have a place to sleep and clean up, get counseling and help in getting jobs and schooling, and find a way to make a life that is their own, and find a way to make the family that loves them for who they are. 

Oh hey look, it’s exactly what happened to us, only compounded by the stacking effect of also being severely mentally ill!  And we even tried to avoid this effect by coming out only in adulthood! (Trololol, that sure worked out well.  It didn’t stop our homelessness, merely delayed it.)

Boston is considered a queer-friendly place, but the cost of living ran us out.  I’m now living in a city where our street harassment has escalated, where trans women have been murdered recently, because it is still safer for me to live here than in Ivory Tower Boston.  Having to choose between trans violence and economic violence is NOT FUN. (Especially when I know that for a lot of people, there is no choice at all.)

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