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Medievalpoc is a collection of art, history, and academic resources accessible to anyone. Ph.D. candidates, history educators, fantasy authors, fans of historical media and cultural studies, as well as those who are just interested in learning something different have found new and exciting information at Medievalpoc. These artworks and documentation are readily available on multiple social media platforms, including Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Medievalpoc.org. The goal of Medievalpoc is not to hoard information, but to share it as widely as possible and incite discussion in social as well as activist and educational communities.
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I look forward to forging a new era of Patron and Creator with my readers in my goal of bringing Art and History to life in a new way-a History in which we can see ourselves.
Q:Has anyone ever managed to forge a career in gaming without any design or technical skills?
Yes. There’s an extremely important role in the industry that requires very little in terms of design or technical skill, and that’s as a game producer. These are the people on the team whose job it is to keep everyone else working and productive. And while they don’t have to be the most technical or creative people (though it helps), what they do need is relentless dedication and a great grasp of the schedule. While an artist might be responsible for that great vista you see, or a designer might be responsible for that tear you shed from that cinematic, or a programmer might be responsible for those responsive controls, it’s the producer who is most responsible for putting that game into your hands in the first place. The producer’s primary role is to get the game to ship.
Her name is Taylor Townsend. She’s from Chicago and is only 18 years old. She is a professional tennis player currently playing in the second round of the French Open, one of the four Grand Slams. Not only is tennis a white dominated sport, but it’s a sport that considers it’s average players to be petite and slim.”Last year, the United States Tennis Association wanted to keep her out of the tournament (the junior US Open) because it believed her physical conditioning was lacking, even though she was the top-ranked junior girl in the world. She entered the tournament anyway and reached the quarterfinals.” Taylor is proving them all wrong, and is on the road to win the second round of her first French Open!
Really, really strong piece by Laurie;
The ideology behind these attacks - and there is ideology - is simple. Women owe men. Women, as a class, as a sex, owe men sex, love, attention, “adoration”, in Rodger’s words. We owe them respect and obedience, and our refusal to give it to them is to blame for their anger, their violence - stupid sluts get what they deserve. Most of all, there is an overpowering sense of rage and entitlement: the conviction that men have been denied a birthright of easy power.
Capitalism commodifies that rage, monetises it, disseminates it through handbooks and forums and crass mainstream pornography. It does not occur to these men that women might have experienced these very human things, too, because it does not occur to them that women are human, not really. Women are prizes to be caught and used or hags to be harassed or, occassionally, both.
Laurie is incandescent here.
Q:fucking fat pig that ignores males. you can be a huge rights activist when you want but fail to even speak to your make supporters. mediocre writer too. leave my favorite characters alone. why can't you have kids?
Grandma? Is that you?
"but not all men" are you sure
Tf is this? This is infuriating.
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I think this speaks for itself without commentary. There are many more incredibly nasty responses.
Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions. Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.
Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live. “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”
Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.
Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.
There’s this wonderful point when you’re young where every new thing you learn is incredibly mind-blowing. Sadly, as you start to grow up, this initial excitement needs to be matched by a good deal of caution. With the sheer volume of science news being produced increasing every day, it’s important to be able to distinguish the quality content from the rest.
I was very fortunate to come across this chart which will definitely make a great addition to any school or university science lab!