And also the weak female characters. Also weak male characters. Strong male characters sometimes die but their deaths are dramatically glorified and only temporary.
But…why do you need to permanently kill of all the freaking strong female characters?
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.
Will be off to an internship in India for two months in some hours. (I’ll be in transit for two days, haha. How many layovers? ALL of the layovers.)
Once I am there, I will have limited internet access and the internet I get will be spotty. So I will likely be slow in responding to things.
If you want to talk to me/show me something, either send me an ask, a fanmail, or e-mail. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
I will bring my dinky little portable scanner with me, so perhaps I will upload some stuff in that time. (: If not, oh well.
Anyhow, a bientot, my friends.
About a month ago you asked if you could have a “circle mohawk” again. I told you to think about it because you’ve been growing your hair out for so long and I didn’t want you to regret it. On Sunday night I told you I had a hair appointment with Allison the next day. You asked if you could get your hair cut like that again, but you were laying down for bed and not supposed to be talking so I ignored you. The next day you asked twice, so I finally said I didn’t care and that you look beautiful whatever you decide. The last time your hair was like this you weren’t in school yet, I was so nervous about kids being cruel. I walked you to school on Tuesday morning and stayed awhile to make sure everything was going to go smoothly, which it did. When I picked you up you said, “Olivia liked my hair. She said she didn’t want her hair like this, but she liked mine like this. And we’re still friends. That’ just like how I don’t want to have purple hair like Allison, but I love Allison’s purple hair. You don’t have to have all the same stuff as your friends.” Wise beyond your years, baby child. I’m so proud of you and how you have the courage to be exactly who you want to be, despite any other outside influences. While we’re on the topic of gender, when I was at parent teacher conferences a few months ago a mom of this little boy approached me. She told me how he wanted to paint his nails and go to school. She let him. When he came home he said, “Scarlet loved my nails, Mom!” I’ve never been so proud.
THESE ALWAYS MAKE ME CRY
Found this old fanart. :D
FORGOT HOW TO COLOR THINGS. Practicin’
OLD NAVEEN AND TIANA
ugh no my heart can’t take this no stahp noo
Definitely spent some 3 or 4 hours rereading old things.
Here we are. (:
That moment when you want to know how someone is doing, but they have deleted their tumblr, abandoned their deviantart, not logged into skype, not responded to e-mail, no information on whitepages, no personal information lying around anywere online.
I’ve been worried about this person for almost two years now and I have no method of checking how she has been doing.
Hopefully she is still living life well.
Drawing a comic is like drawing multiple separate pictures blahh.
I have been looking through the Other Peoples Art tag for the past hour or two and my self esteem has been exponentially plummeting lols yep.
what am i actually doing with my life
Rapunzel is surprisingly adorable as a guy…
*whispers* thats because it’s Thor
my god, you’re right
I wonder how you would genderbend this story?
The core of the conflict is probably pretty easy to adapt—some witch/wizard keeps a Rapunzel locked up in order to preserve his magical hair. But I think that long—especially blonde—hair is so synonymous with femininity that you’d have trouble having people take him seriously.
Maybe it can be a super long beard.
I drew the beard of awesomeness. It was fun. XD (this is what happens when I get bored at 1 am)
I wonder what his counterpart name would be? lol
Stu Turkey…asked me to draw him. Her? Don’t know. It’s a stuffed turkey.
I don’t like taking requests and I especially don’t like it when people approach me saying “DRAW ME!” but. I figured I have already been spending at least 5 hours a day drawing (last night I was drawing from 10pm-4am what what), I might as well acquiesce. Plus, it’s a turkey, not a person. I’m less obligated to make it look like its real life representation.
So here you are. A stuffed turkey who asked me to draw it.
How the fuck does Bill Nye expect this to happen? What do you want to do, force women to enroll in science courses, regardless of whether or not they want to do it? Just for the sake of having “enough” women? Why the fuck do these fractions matter so much? It’s not like people are holding guns to our head and threatening to kill us if we become interested in science.
Maybe, just maybe, a lot of us DON’T FUCKING WANT to be scientists. Is that a crime?
Hi there, princess-munchkin. Female engineering student here.
Bill Nye is not saying that you HAVE to be a scientist, and you are right that no one is holding a gun to my head because I am interested in science, but let me tell you some of the struggles of being a woman in the STEM fields.
1) Because I am a woman, I am not expected these fields. I first fully realized this when I was in high school, on my robotics team. See, although my robotics team was about 50% female, most of the women were part of the “business administration” side of things: finance, marketting, PR, membership, etc. Was this a problem? Absolutely not. But I was there to be an engineer, and specifically, to be the robot programmer. This was met with a lot of hesitation at first from some of the other students (all of whom happened to be male. This is not necessarily a bad thing.) You see, all of the robot programmers before me were guys. Computer programming is just a thing that guys do, or so they thought. Even after I had proved myself to the mentors on the team, many of the students still underestimated my abilities. There were rumors going around that I wouldn’t have been able to program the robot at all if the lead software mentor wasn’t there to help me. This was just flat-out false, but it wasn’t until I won an award for the team that the other students actually saw my merit.
2) There is not a lot of encouragement for women to go into these fields. I first noticed this when I was in elementary school. I was always interested in math, science, you name it, but many of my teachers and family members pushed that to the side for a long time. When I asked for legos for christmas, I would get ballet slippers. In fact, for a long time, I was training to be a professional dancer. I loved to dance. I loved math more, but no one seemed to notice that about me. It wasn’t until I had a long conversation with one particular teacher in high school that I decided to look into engineering. I had never even considered it as an option before, because no one decided to encourage me to pursue my interest in science. If it hadn’t been for that teacher, I would probably not be at the school I am at right now.
3) For a long time, Engineering/Science/Math WAS a “boys only” club. Let me tell you when some of the top technical schools and societies started letting women in:
- RPI, The oldest tech school in the country, founded in 1824. Started admitting women in 1942 to “replace men called to war.” Campus housing for women wasn’t constructed until 1966.
- Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society - Founded in 1885. Started admitting women in 1968.
- Caltech - Currently rated #3 in undergraduate engineering. Founded in 1891. Started admitting women in 1970.
- Georgia Tech - Currently rated #5 in undergraduate engineering. Founded in 1885. Started admitting women in 1952.
Do you see the implications of this? Engineering has been a part of our society since around the late 1800s (in the case of RPI, since the 1820s), but women weren’t even allowed in for the most part until the 1950s, regardless of their merit.
4) Because of the fact that it was a “boys only” club for such a long time, there are not a lot of women engineers and scientists to look up to. When you’re reading your physics, chemistry, and math text books, the majority of those theories were came up with by men. It is true that much of our history was written by White Men, but this does not mean that the fact that there are few women scientists to look up does not matter.
So, as you can hopefully see, princess-munckin, or anyone else that shares the opinions of princess-munchkin, Bill Nye was not arguing that women that are not interested in STEM should go into those fields anyway. But he IS arguing against all of the systematic barriers set up against women who ARE interested in engineering and science. There are several women out there who are just as good as the boys at math and science, but will never pursue their interests because it just doesn’t seem like an option. That was me for a long time. I am super grateful for the fact that I fought against that, and that I ended up where I am.
if you don’t like science, fine. Don’t be a scientist. But if one day you have a daughter and she shows interest in being a scientist, PLEASE encourage her. Because Bill Nye is right, there needs to be more women scientists in the world.
This is awesome :0