Grymnismal

Nico. 24. Yorkshire. Writer. Poet. Amateur photographer.

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gameraboy:

Marvel Comics is making Thor a woman.  From Time Magazine:

TIME: How do you think this will impact fans who have been with the male version of Thor for such a long time?

Jason Aaron, writer of the Thor series: If you’re a long-time Thor fan you know there’s kind of a tradition from time to time of somebody else picking up that hammer. Beta Ray Bill was a horse-faced alien guy who picked up the hammer. At one point Thor was a frog. So I think if we can accept Thor as a frog and a horse-faced alien, we should be able to accept a woman being able to pick up that hammer and wield it for a while, which surprisingly we’ve never really seen before.

Time: Marvel Comics Writers Explain Why They’re Making Thor a Woman

haplocke:

funsizedcake:

cringepics:

wow

im gonna puke

This is seriously disgusting.

'The Feminine in the Post-Modern Age: How Feminism Negates Folkways' by Juleigh Howard Hobson.

bloodofymir:

As both a self confessed feminist and Heathen I went into this article with some serious issues. However, coming out of the article I do kind of understand the authors point, even if she hasn’t worded it in the best possible way. The authors main line of argument is that feminism has been…

vampmissedith:

When I was a freshman, my sister was in eighth grade. There was a boy in two of her periods who would ask her out every single day. (Third and seventh period, if I remember correctly.) All day during third and seventh she would repeatedly tell him no. She didn’t beat around the bush, she didn’t lie and say she was taken—she just said no.

One day, in third period, after being rejected several times, he said; “I have a gun in my locker. If you don’t say yes, I am going to shoot you in seventh.”

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Epica announce one-off UK show as part of European tour

valkyrianmusic:

Epica announce one-off UK show as part of European tour

Dutch symphonic metallers Epica are set to embark on the first leg of their European tour in Winter this year, in support of their upcoming album, The Quantum Enigma which is set for release on 5th May 2014. The new album will be released via Nuclear Blast. Frontwoman Simone Simons comments:

After a little break from touring, we can’t wait to be on stage again and perform the new songs along…

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I must go. I don’t care how far London is from Yorkshire!

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jeg-savner-norge:

Tromsø, Norway (by Davide Gabino)

jeg-savner-norge:

Tromsø, Norway (by Davide Gabino)

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lightspeedsound:

Got stopped on the street last week by an old man who stopped andsaid

"God damn.

do you know how pretty you are?”

I said “I have a boyfriend”

because that’s the biggest threat to most guys, another male.

But he kept going he said “I don’t care do you know how almighty…

shadywarriorprincess:

THANK! i’ve been waiting for this <3

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deafenedbydeafness:

This is my friend, Emma Duffy. She’s an absolutely wonderful and inspirational person… she’s currently on a psychiatric unit, and is pretty much fighting for her life, the NHS is failing to provide her with the care her life depends on. They are currently discussing discharging her as they’ve deemed her “too complex”, this pretty much means they are sending her home to let her die. She’s not terminally ill, she may not have a physical illness, but Anorexia has the highest fatality rate of all mental illnesses. Emma has not eaten solids in a very long time, and relies on nutrition drinks to keep her alive. Words cannot describe how heartbreaking it is to see once such a healthy woman have her life slowly taken away by mental illness. the following text is from Emma’s younger sister, Amy. ”My sister, Emma Duffy has been refused funding for one of the only suitable mental health units in the country.She doesn’t meet the criteria for any NHS ward, even though the following has happened… *She has had an eating disorder for 15 years*Attempted suicide 9 times (once whilst on the ward she’s currently on)*Needed resuscitation *Needed blood transfusions*Been admitted to hospital for IV lines HUNDREDS of times*Thought her own family were trying to murder her*Not eaten since last May*Been sectioned numerous times, for months at a time.*The ward she is currently sectioned on is a short term stay ward (most stays last up to 21 days). She’s been there over 5 months as they don’t know where else to send her. As a family, we have been told to prepare for her death on more than one occasion. Her organs have been failing and most specialists and consultants say they have no idea how she is still alive.Even after all this, she does not meet the criteria for specialist help. Her case is either too complex for units to handle, or we cannot get the funding. Please help us raise money and awareness, to save Emma.”If it’s the last thing you do today, share this post, and if you can - PLEASE donate - even if it’s £1!DONATE HERE : http://www.gofundme.com/6osnlw FACEBOOK PAGE : www.facebook.com/savingemmaduffy

deafenedbydeafness:

This is my friend, Emma Duffy. She’s an absolutely wonderful and inspirational person… she’s currently on a psychiatric unit, and is pretty much fighting for her life, the NHS is failing to provide her with the care her life depends on. They are currently discussing discharging her as they’ve deemed her “too complex”, this pretty much means they are sending her home to let her die. She’s not terminally ill, she may not have a physical illness, but Anorexia has the highest fatality rate of all mental illnesses. Emma has not eaten solids in a very long time, and relies on nutrition drinks to keep her alive. Words cannot describe how heartbreaking it is to see once such a healthy woman have her life slowly taken away by mental illness. 

the following text is from Emma’s younger sister, Amy. 
My sister, Emma Duffy has been refused funding for one of the only suitable mental health units in the country.
She doesn’t meet the criteria for any NHS ward, even though the following has happened… 
*She has had an eating disorder for 15 years
*Attempted suicide 9 times (once whilst on the ward she’s currently on)
*Needed resuscitation 
*Needed blood transfusions
*Been admitted to hospital for IV lines HUNDREDS of times
*Thought her own family were trying to murder her
*Not eaten since last May
*Been sectioned numerous times, for months at a time.
*The ward she is currently sectioned on is a short term stay ward (most stays last up to 21 days). She’s been there over 5 months as they don’t know where else to send her. 
As a family, we have been told to prepare for her death on more than one occasion. Her organs have been failing and most specialists and consultants say they have no idea how she is still alive.
Even after all this, she does not meet the criteria for specialist help. Her case is either too complex for units to handle, or we cannot get the funding. 
Please help us raise money and awareness, to save Emma.”


If it’s the last thing you do today, share this post, and if you can - PLEASE donate - even if it’s £1!

DONATE HERE : http://www.gofundme.com/6osnlw 
FACEBOOK PAGE : www.facebook.com/savingemmaduffy

Within Temptation performing at the O2 Apollo in Manchester - 11th April 2014

nerdsrocket:

When guys try to use the “men are ALSO objectified in comics because of their rippling muscles and skin-tight suits!” I wanna scream “IT’S NOT THE SAME THING!”
Those big burly men in comics are not designed with the female gaze in mind. They are self-image power fantasies designed to appeal to MEN. So what does a female equivalent look like? It looks something like this… (via Andrew Dobson’s Poster Equality Comics)

nerdsrocket:

When guys try to use the “men are ALSO objectified in comics because of their rippling muscles and skin-tight suits!” I wanna scream “IT’S NOT THE SAME THING!”

Those big burly men in comics are not designed with the female gaze in mind. They are self-image power fantasies designed to appeal to MEN. So what does a female equivalent look like? It looks something like this… (via Andrew Dobson’s Poster Equality Comics)

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polygondotcom:

Tackle sexism and gender inequality in games by speaking up, panel says
One of the first questions addressed on the PAX East 2014 panel about gender inequality was whether it’s a hot-button issue these days because we’re just becoming more aware of it, or because it’s actually getting worse. Either way, the panelists agreed that it’s a problem, and essentially agreed on the best solution: Everyone has to speak up in order for the situation to get better.
"It was always just something you kind of accepted," said Susan Arendt (second from left above), managing editor for Joystiq, about sexism in the game industry and in games. But now, people are "more willing to call bullshit on that." Brianna Wu (above right), head of development at Giant Spacekat, believes we’ve hit a critical mass: Women are almost half of the gaming audience and they’re an increasing segment of the development industry, and avenues like Twitter make it much easier for people to get the word out about instances of sexism.
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polygondotcom:

Tackle sexism and gender inequality in games by speaking up, panel says

One of the first questions addressed on the PAX East 2014 panel about gender inequality was whether it’s a hot-button issue these days because we’re just becoming more aware of it, or because it’s actually getting worse. Either way, the panelists agreed that it’s a problem, and essentially agreed on the best solution: Everyone has to speak up in order for the situation to get better.

"It was always just something you kind of accepted," said Susan Arendt (second from left above), managing editor for Joystiq, about sexism in the game industry and in games. But now, people are "more willing to call bullshit on that." Brianna Wu (above right), head of development at Giant Spacekat, believes we’ve hit a critical mass: Women are almost half of the gaming audience and they’re an increasing segment of the development industry, and avenues like Twitter make it much easier for people to get the word out about instances of sexism.

(Link to the full story)