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fuckyeahfemaleyoutubers:

Earlier today Laura Chernikoff made this tweet

Which prompted this conversation

And that got me interested in working out what the demographics have been for the Special Guests (as listed on their websites) of the past four major YouTube events. I feel like we’re all generally aware that women and people of color are underrepresented at these things, but when you look at the numbers it becomes embarrassingly clear how ridiculous this disparity is.

The highest percentage of female Special Guests at any of these events was 32% at Summer in the City. LESS THAN 1/3. 

The highest percentage of Special Guests of color* at any of these events is 16% at the current Buffer Festival. LESS THAN 1/6. (And SitC only had ONE PoC on their Special Guest list this year, which is fucking absurd.)

I don’t want to rant about this too much, I just sort of want to make these numbers known because I find them maddening. And if you guys do too, I encourage you to message the organizers of these events, let them know your thoughts, and maybe recommend them some of the incredible prominent women and PoC we have in this community. 

  • Playlist Live: http://www.playlist-live.com/contact/
  • VidCon: info@vidcon.com
  • Summer in the City: support@sitc-event.co.uk
  • Buffer Festival: support@bufferfestival.com (Corey contacted me not too long ago about female representation at Buffer and I gave him a ton of names, but I don’t know if he had time to take any of those suggestions on board in time for the event. Hopefully it’s something he and the team are genuinely serious about and that next year will be better on that).

C’mon YouTube events. I love you, but you seriously need to get your shit together.

*Note that my count is based primarily on looks and the people whose races I know for sure. If I made a mistake and missed anyone who’s white passing, let me know.

frrantastic:

arcanebrain:

sirdigbey:

sockathans:

jokes about communism aren’t funny unless you share them with everyone

Jokes about communism aren’t funny because they’re basically classless.

Jokes about communism are funny in theory, but not in practice.

are we gonna capitalize on how bad these puns are

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stopcallingmebitch:

Two weeks later, we spoke again.

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Thankful Thursday

  • Free pizza at Fresher’s fair.
  • Walking onto campus with Zoe and Emma on Monday morning which made the thought of my first lecture much more bearable.
  • The fact that one of my 9ams got cancelled.
  • I finally figured out a weekend to go home and bit the bullet and bought train tickets. (Crossing my fingers that nothing important comes up on the Friday since having spent £70 I’m now going regardless…!).
  • Random stall handing out free Ben and Jerry’s in the squares!
  • My flatmates persuaded me to socialise and dragged me to the pub quiz in the SU and it was actually a really nice evening (even if the quiz itself was so bad it was funny).
  • Autumn - totally my favourite season.

A rant, not a GIF

topherchris:

Women Against Feminism makes me so furious that I don’t know how to respond to it. I certainly appreciate and applaud the efforts of Confused Cats Against Feminism in that regard, but somehow it doesn’t go far enough for my taste. Maybe I’m just tired of cats. Regardless, I still can’t think…

How often do you go on tumblr?

Anonymous

I think the easier question, dear anon, would be when am i not on tumblr…! don’t think that if i haven’t posted anything recently that i am actually being a productive, functional member of society - chances are i’m here still, i’m just lurking… 

lady-eve:

I just realized that the lack of acceptance for asexuals is literally the dumbest thing.
Like, you can’t handle the thought of two dudes kissing? Okay you’re dumb and terrible whatever.
But you can’t handle the idea… Of someone… Not kissing anyone? What are you worried about? They’re gonna eat too much mac n cheese?? Draw too many dinosaurs??? Tell me

risarodil:

(Model image from Google, Pizza John design from Valerie)

Not sure if someone already thought of this.. but I was thinking of trippy pizzamas ideas earlier when the glow-in-the-dark thing popped into my head. Well actually my first idea was the blinking john gif (I posted it on my sideblog a few days ago and the reactions were freakin’ hilarious), but since gifs can’t clearly work on t-shirts, let me try another one..

The idea.. maybe John’s face can be printed on a white t-shirt using a UV ink or something (or glowing paint idk). So during daylight your shirt looks like an ordinary white shirt, and once it goes dark.. well, you know where I’m going with this.

I mean imagine having an overnight party with your friends and the moment someone shuts the lights off, your shirt suddenly glows with John’s face on it and just.. imagine.. their confused faces..

Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.

Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.

It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …

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bisexual activist and queer theory blogger Patrick RichardsFink 

this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1

A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes

A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes

A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes

A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes

A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes

That’s some bullshit right there.

Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.

Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.

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THE LAST LINE

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This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)

And a Latina woman is in debt.

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rubyetc:

universal truths 

rubyetc:

universal truths 

strangerthanfanfiction:

peppersongg:

paperwhale:

peppersongg:

These are a pair of onesies. For infants. One reads “i’m just a cupcake looking for my stud muffin” and the other reads “girls dig chubby guys”. Heteros really need to stop trying to force their lifestyle on children.

People are really creepy about pushing heterosexuality on babies in general. Like “oh, he loves to smile at girls, he’s such a flirt” and “What a pretty little girl; your daddy is going to have to beat the boys away with a stick”
Like can you not even wait for your infants to gain control of their neck muscles before you start pushing your sexual preferences on them?

oh my gosh this this this this this
so much
it makes me so uncomfortable

The sexism too though…the one for baby girls is “I want a boy” while the one for baby boys is “girls want me” it’s so weird 

strangerthanfanfiction:

peppersongg:

paperwhale:

peppersongg:

These are a pair of onesies. For infants. One reads “i’m just a cupcake looking for my stud muffin” and the other reads “girls dig chubby guys”. Heteros really need to stop trying to force their lifestyle on children.

People are really creepy about pushing heterosexuality on babies in general. Like “oh, he loves to smile at girls, he’s such a flirt” and “What a pretty little girl; your daddy is going to have to beat the boys away with a stick”

Like can you not even wait for your infants to gain control of their neck muscles before you start pushing your sexual preferences on them?

oh my gosh this this this this this

so much

it makes me so uncomfortable

The sexism too though…the one for baby girls is “I want a boy” while the one for baby boys is “girls want me” it’s so weird 

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  • teacher: are there any classes you are struggling with?
  • me: the bourgeois
  • teacher: what
  • me: what
  • karl marx: nice
lacigreen:

this woman is the very definition of brave.  i can think of nobody who deserves a nobel peace prize more than her.

lacigreen:

this woman is the very definition of brave.  i can think of nobody who deserves a nobel peace prize more than her.