July 3, 2014
July 2, 2014
July 1, 2014
onawednesdayafternoon:

afterellenbookclub:

ACT NOW: Keep “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” on summer reading lists.
(Graphic by Heather Hogan, of course!)

I wrote a thing, Elaine wrote a letter and contacted a bookstore, Heather made a graphic, Jenn researched books, we were all pissed off and did something about it. Today isn’t a bad day.

onawednesdayafternoon:

afterellenbookclub:

ACT NOW: Keep “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” on summer reading lists.

(Graphic by Heather Hogan, of course!)

I wrote a thing, Elaine wrote a letter and contacted a bookstore, Heather made a graphic, Jenn researched books, we were all pissed off and did something about it. Today isn’t a bad day.

May 1, 2014
THE ENCORE PERFORMANCE OF MY FAVORITE TWEET I TWEETED TODAY.

THE ENCORE PERFORMANCE OF MY FAVORITE TWEET I TWEETED TODAY.

April 30, 2014

tehinternaut:

asphaltforest:

ydrill:

Enjoying bath

the rabbit is not enjoying it’s bath it is terrified rabbits aren’t meant to take water baths

idk it looks like that rabbit is straight chilling.

I WANT TO KNOW THIS KIND OF PEACE.

(via aligayforpayliebert)

April 30, 2014

Orphan Black meets Mean Girls - In celebration of Mean Girls 10 year Anniversary

(Source: manningsarah, via sapphicscience)

April 29, 2014

just think: the new generation never had to memorize phone numbers, which means they will never have to try and fail to forget one.

April 27, 2014
ohhaidontmindme:

So, look at what Helena has in her pockets. Besides all the sugar and lollipops, there is this picture.
It looks like a newspaper clipping and the caption is something like “[…] the most perfect baby in the […].”
Through some googling I’ve found this:

The pictures are obviously different, but the captions seem to be the same. They are both about “Better Baby” contests. You can read more about it here, here and here, but let me give you the gist of it:
In the 1910s and 20s, there were lots of state fairs across the United States and they were a big deal. In them, farmers showed their live stock and there were competitions and prizes for the best pigs, cows, horses etc. Farmers made their best animals through selective breeding. Aka, the beginnings of genetic engineering. Do you know what other prizes were given out? Prizes for the best babies (“Better Baby”) and best families (“Fitter Family”). Families would submit an “Abridged Record of Family Traits” and doctors would examine them to give a “eugenic health” grade. Guess who gave out those prizes. The Eugenics Society of America. They also used these fairs as a way to “educate” the population about eugenics.
Lovely, huh?
But what’s interesting to me about it is that it seems that it’s not just the Neolutionists who want to “enhance” humans. It seems that the Proletheans also want the “betterment” of human race.If you consider that pamphlets of an eugenics conference talked about it as “the self direction of human evolution” (which is also how Leekie described his philosophies), that Leekie flat out said that neolutionists are eugenicists (and that it seems that proletheans also are), then there are more similarities between Neolutionism and Proletheanism (?) than we might have thought.
Oh, shit.

ohhaidontmindme:

So, look at what Helena has in her pockets. Besides all the sugar and lollipops, there is this picture.

It looks like a newspaper clipping and the caption is something like “[…] the most perfect baby in the […].”

Through some googling I’ve found this:

The pictures are obviously different, but the captions seem to be the same. They are both about “Better Baby” contests. You can read more about it herehere and here, but let me give you the gist of it:

In the 1910s and 20s, there were lots of state fairs across the United States and they were a big deal. In them, farmers showed their live stock and there were competitions and prizes for the best pigs, cows, horses etc. Farmers made their best animals through selective breeding. Aka, the beginnings of genetic engineering. 
Do you know what other prizes were given out? Prizes for the best babies (“Better Baby”) and best families (“Fitter Family”). Families would submit an “Abridged Record of Family Traits” and doctors would examine them to give a “eugenic health” grade. Guess who gave out those prizes. The Eugenics Society of America. They also used these fairs as a way to “educate” the population about eugenics.

Lovely, huh?

But what’s interesting to me about it is that it seems that it’s not just the Neolutionists who want to “enhance” humans. It seems that the Proletheans also want the “betterment” of human race.

If you consider that pamphlets of an eugenics conference talked about it as “the self direction of human evolution” (which is also how Leekie described his philosophies), that Leekie flat out said that neolutionists are eugenicists (and that it seems that proletheans also are), then there are more similarities between Neolutionism and Proletheanism (?) than we might have thought.

Oh, shit.

(via sapphicscience)

April 23, 2014
April 23, 2014
Karma is pretending to be blind, an idea that Amy calls “as crazy as Shia Labeouf’s Twitter feed” (This is exactly the sort of hip reference a teen would make). Karma explains her reasoning with the following voiceover: “We live in Austin, a blue oasis in the red sea of Texas. And our high school is so tolerant and accepting that the outcasts are the in crowd!” It’s incredibly heavy handed and I kind of hope they play it at the beginning of every episode, like the “in every generation a Slayer is born” bit in Buffy. (Teens: Buffy was a show from back when high school was about pretending you weren’t different. You wouldn’t understand.)

My Faking recap was uncommonly fun to write.  Give ‘er a read. http://www.afterellen.com/faking-it-recap-1-1-the-real-thing/04/2014/

Karma is pretending to be blind, an idea that Amy calls “as crazy as Shia Labeouf’s Twitter feed” (This is exactly the sort of hip reference a teen would make). Karma explains her reasoning with the following voiceover: “We live in Austin, a blue oasis in the red sea of Texas. And our high school is so tolerant and accepting that the outcasts are the in crowd!” It’s incredibly heavy handed and I kind of hope they play it at the beginning of every episode, like the “in every generation a Slayer is born” bit in Buffy. (Teens: Buffy was a show from back when high school was about pretending you weren’t different. You wouldn’t understand.)

My Faking recap was uncommonly fun to write.  Give ‘er a read. http://www.afterellen.com/faking-it-recap-1-1-the-real-thing/04/2014/