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Bring consent out of the bedroom. I think part of the reason we have trouble drawing the line “it’s not okay to force someone into sexual activity” is that in many ways, forcing people to do things is part of our culture in general. Cut that shit out of your life. If someone doesn’t want to go to a party, try a new food, get up and dance, make small talk at the lunchtable—that’s their right. Stop the “aww c’mon” and “just this once” and the games where you playfully force someone to play along. Accept that no means no—all the time.
The Pervocracy: Consent culture. (via wickedgirlssavingourselves)

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Skaiafall - Final 4/13 Tribute

Original:  Skyfall by Adele and Paul Epworth
Lyrical revisions:  Ryan “actorsAllusion” Hoyle

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This is the end
We watched the kids and trolls ascend
The final battles rage and then
The final curtain will descend

For this is the end
To these seven acts we’ve shared my friend
That final moment to suspend
Just one more page awaits and then

And as Skaia falls
As it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face the end together

Oh as Skaia falls
As it crumbles
We will stand tall

Face the end together
At Skaia’s fall

As Skaia falls

Act one is where we start
Four hundred thirteen worlds apart
We know the memes and gags by heart
As the plot bewildered and the timeline twists
You’re a perfect work of art

And as Skaia falls (and as skaia falls)
As it crumbles (as it crumbles)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)
Face the end together

Oh as Skaia falls (and as skaia falls)
When it crumbles (as it crumbles)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)

Face the end together
At Skaia’s fall

(Oh as Skaia falls
When it crumbles

We will stand tall)

Within this fandom
We found our family
I found a way to be me
Through all our comraderie
Don’t want this to end
But now we can’t pretend
So click that final command
And we’ll stand

And let Skaia fall (oh let skaia fall)
Let it crumble (let it crumble)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)
Face the end together

Oh let Skaia fall (oh let skaia fall)
Let it crumble (let it crumble)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)

And face the end together
At Skaia’s fall

And as Skaia falls
We will stand tall
At skaia’s fall

I’ve had this song as an idea for a long time, since around January of last year actually, but considering how emotional and dramatic it was, I didn’t want to just do it for any day.  I originally intended this as a song to release when we saw the final update of Homestuck on the horizion, but with the final update possibly a long way away I decided that it would fit very well for what will most likely be our final 4/13 together.

Happy 4/13 everyone!  I love all the friends I’ve made on this amazing journey!  It’s been a long road, but it’s almost over.  Here’s to one hell of an ending!

Last reblog of the day, I promise!





U.S. Army releases racially biased hairstyle regulations.

Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs of the National Guard in Georgia has always plaited her hair into two twists around her head. She has been in the military for six years and has worn her hair natural (meaning no chemical treatments [perms] or hair extensions [weaves]) for four of those years. But according to the new hair-grooming requirements the U.S. Army recently released, her hair is now out of regulation.

And so are the Afro-centric hairstyles of many black women in the Army, who make up 31 percent of Army women.

Jacobs, who said she is “kind of at a loss now with what to do with my hair,” has started a White House petition asking the Army to rethink its new hair guidelines. The petition has collected more than 7,000 signatures from soldiers and civilians, but needs to reach 100,000 signatures by April 19th in order for the White House to address it.

The petition states:

Females with natural hair take strides to style their natural hair in a professional manner when necessary; however, changes to AR 670-1 offer little to no options for females with natural hair… These new changes are racially biased and the lack of regard for ethnic hair is apparent.

The new Army Regulation 670-1  was published Tuesday and illustrates with photos the types of hairstyles that are unauthorized for women. Those include dreadlocks, twists or any type of matted or coiled hair. A particularly cumbersome requirement disallows the bulk of a woman’s hair to “exceed more than 2″ from her scalp.” That rules out Afros and most types of non-chemically altered black hair.

Basically, almost every natural hair option that black women in the Army could wear is now off limits. One of the few traditionally natural hairstyles that was listed as appropriate is cornrows, but a slew of specifications and rules surrounded even that. The diameter of each cornrow can’t be more than one-fourth of an inch, and no more than one-eighth of an inch of scalp may be shown between cornrows.

The only way to realistically meet the new standards would be to shave one’s head, perm one’s hair or wear weaves or wigs.

Jacobs said twists like the one she wears are very popular among black women soldiers because the style requires little maintenance when in the field. Her hair’s thickness and curliness makes pulling her hair back into a bun (a style popular among white women soldiers) impossible.

A spokesperson for the Army said the grooming changes are “necessary to maintain uniformity within a military population.” When that need for “uniformity” erases the ethnic differences of a group of women and forces them to constrain themselves to European standards of hair, it presents a serious problem.

“I think, at the end of the day, a lot of people don’t understand the complexities of natural hair… I’m disappointed to see the Army, rather than inform themselves on how black people wear their hair, they’ve white-washed it all,” said Jacobs.

Screenshots taken from Army Regulation 670-1.

Anita Little is the associate editor at Ms. magazine, where this post originally appeared. You can follow her on Twitter.

Holy shit.

When I saw this on Facebook the comments enraged me so hard. There is a lot of racist-ass and (idk what to call it, I saw a lot black soldiers telling other black soldiers to ‘suck it up or gtfo’) a generally hateful attitude towards black women who spoke up about this. And the new regs ARE irrefutably racially biased. The army has made room in regulations for beards for religious reasons and religious headwear. This should be an easy one to figure out.

the petition needs 84,597 in nine days (April 19th)

Friendly 4/13 reminder that whenever the next upd8 comes, please do not post spoilers. Please do not post anything mildly spoiling without warning tags. Please do not ruin the update for those still catching up, those just starting, or those planning to read in the future. In simple terms, PLEASE DO NOT SPOIL THE NEXT AND/OR FINAL UPDATE FOR THE REST OF THE FANDOM. THANK YOU GOOD DAY.



For future ref I use: Homestuck update, homestuck upd8, and upd8 

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Hey, guys, here’s a list of the major websites that were impacted by the Heartbleed bug and what their current status is (this was created only a few hours ago so it’s up-to-date). Thankfully, the most important site of all (meaning, the site that would really fuck you over if it was hacked into), PayPal, was never vulnerable in the first place, so if you use PayPal, your credit card and bank account information has always been safe.

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