Watch As I Wave My Nerd Flag

Be prepared for a journey of nerdy excellence aboard the TARDIS, Starship Enterprise, and the Millennium Falcon. On occasion, I've also been known to drive a DeLorean. When not driving the DeLorean, I chill with my friends the Winchester brothers in their Metallicar (1967 Chevy Impala) listening to the greatest hits of mullet rock, saving people, and hunting things. You know, the family business.

Watch as I successfully wield the universe's only double-rainbow colored sonic lightsaber in the defense against droids, storm troopers, Daleks, Cybermen, Orcs, Uruk-hai, cave trolls, Nazgul, and Klingons. I'm also a skilled archer and quite handy with a sword. And a laser gun.

When not saving the universe, I like to read, knit, and dance.
I’m always saying this: This is a show that doesn’t rely on sensationalism or violence, rape, sex, beheadings and people being in strange, weird, aberrational—particularly women. I love that the women in this show—we’re not victims, we’re not arch-bitches, we’re adult characters living in a tough moral…in a new world where there’s just moral ambiguity and it gets harder and harder to see what’s the right and the wrong thing. I always like to call this show shades of gray. There’s a real skill involved in writing a show that has that complexity and sophistication.
Christine Baranski on The Good Wife (source)

smenkhkara:

has a muslim man ever played abraham lincoln

has an aboriginal woman ever played elizabeth I

has a black man ever played george washington

has a turkish woman ever played eleanor of aquitaine

no?

then why the fuck would you get the whitest white men to play Ramesses II and Moses

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First of all, Alicia is such a fucking baller. She goes back to work after putting her career on hold for Peter and fucking rocks it. She also more or less defines her relationship with Peter.  She kicks him out & when she does consider reconciliation, it’s mostly in a “I want to have sex, so let’s do it” and Peter just has to deal.  And, I like how the two of them reach a mutual agreement to stay married because it helps their respective careers, still care for each other, but aren’t necessarily in love anymore.  

Also, Diane, the career woman and super liberal is fucking awesome.  She’s a named partner in a law firm and doesn’t make apologies for being single and without children. She’s a firm supporter of EMILY’s List and women. 

And, Kalinda is just the best. She’s goes after what she wants, mysteriously gets rid of her abusive husband, and is scarily good at her job as an investigator. Also, she has a couple of relationships with women and the show shows that (as well as her relationships with men). 

Also, Elsbeth Tascioni is fantastic.  She’s a little scatterbrained, but insanely intelligent and an amazing lawyer.  

Even the military judge is great.  She’s tough and an soldier who obeys orders, she does bend the rules to get a witness to the US to testify for Captain Hellinger to corroborate her sexual assault case.

I also really like Geneva in the state’s attorney’s office.  Unfortunately, she’s a bit of a token minority, but I do love that they give her the opportunity every once in a while to call out Peter on his racial bias whether he’s aware of it or not. Because it exists because he’s a very powerful cishet white guy and someone needs to tell him all the fucking time.  

And, even the ones I hate, I love that they exist. 

Patti Nyholm is frustrating to no end, but she would be less frustrating if the patriarchy wasn’t such a fucking piece of shit. I can’t stand her & who she represents, but I kinda love that she’s so devious.

And Nancy Crozier pretending to be a simple country girl who’s all sweet an innocent to win the sympathy of the jury is so annoying, but I do have to hand it to her for playing people like that.  

I love how they show all the different styles ways you can practice law/be a human.  Of course, there could be more racial diversity, and that’s the one thing about the show I really wish they’d work on.  I do think it’s one of the better shows when it comes to female characters, and that’s something. 

tinglerer:

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

14sarah:

intheforestofthenight:

kbs-was-here:

kbs-was-here:

tashabilities:

huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS

"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."

If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever

For her full rant watch the video here.

Look at how HuffPo, the supposed LIBERAL blog, called her video a ‘rant’.

ANY TIME Black people or not-Black POC are speaking about racism, 

The white mainstream media calls it a ‘rant’ to delegitimize it. 

YESSSSSSSS!!!!! SHATTER THE MODEL MINORITY BULLSHIT AND CALL OUT YELLOW FEVER FOR WHAT IT IS! 

(via pearlsandasweaterset)

But, thank goodness, a crisis has been averted.

It turns out, even if I had done the basic insurance application earlier in the year, the one for the HQ wouldn’t have been done until now anyway because we needed the physical address (which we just got in the past week or so).

So, it should all work out.  I was all set to throw up all over the place because I hate failing and making mistakes and I always feel that obsessive pressure to be 1000% perfect 1000% of the time, but I wasn’t a complete fuck up (just a small one), so yay.

medievalpoc:

welcometothesass:

Taken in Wawel Cathedral in Krakow

On the history of Wawel Cathedral (English)

Thank you for the submission!

slugzone:

we can recognize that police brutality is bad in like dystopian novels like the hunger games for example people recognize that the peacekeepers are an oppressive force but when its happening in real life to real people its always “not all cops are bad” because they only target people our society doesnt view as fully human like people of color, trans people, disabled people, poor people, and sex workers

(via uterusfactory)

cubebreaker:

The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)