The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.
Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry?
Amazon is searching for all kinds of ways to get little chunks of change out of readers, isn’t it?
And us librarianss are like… dude, we would LOVE to offer you easy-to-download and use digital books, but the publishers make it damned near impossible for us to lend them to you unless you’re quite good with computers. It’s a depressing sight.
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.
Wait, a popular media figure said something offensive without realizing it?
And no one is jumping up his ass over it?
Nobody’s being mean, they’re actually… approving of him?
No, this is impossible. You know how those social justice nerds are. Once you slip up they never let you live it down NO MATTER WHAT. But what could Weird Al have possibly done to avoid the inevitable and totally irrational backlash? What could it be?
There has to be some explanation!
WHAT COULD HE HAVE POSSIBLY DONE?
Spastic is an offense slur? I didn’t even know it was a slur?
rescue dogs FOREVER
I’m crying I want him!
In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.
Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible.
But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience.
Israel puts on a show for the world’s media by reminding them over and over again how they tell Palestinian civilians to “evacuate” (which is an insult in itself since they’re not allowed to leave Gaza due to the illegal blockade), but the reality on the ground is that they tell Palestinians ‘we will kill you no matter where you go - you are our targets’ by bombing all the places they’re taking shelter in - ambulances, hospitals and UN schools.
I have engagement photos!
Saves the daaaaates are neeeeext!!!