My favorite part was when Uhura had no defining anything besides being Spocks hot sassy vagina.
Oh, it seems you overlooked when she confronted the Klingons by herself, using words and diplomacy instead of guns initially. And also, when she stabbed said Klingon. Or even when she beamed down to the platform to 1) saves Spock life and 2) help take out the villain.
Damn, that’s all totally trumped by her being Spock’s girlfriend.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reboot of astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking documentary series, Cosmos: A Personal Journey, is finally on its way to television. Fox made the official announcement during its advertising upfront presentation at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Monday, reports The Los Angeles Times. The series has been in the works for years, and will be making its long-awaited premiere sometime in 2014.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s remake of Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’ headed to Fox in 2014 | The Verge
I’m extremely excited about this. I heard about it several years ago, and I had actually kind of gotten to the point where I figured it wasn’t going to happen, so it’s nice to see an official announcement confirming that it’s a real thing that is happening.
“We hunted the mammoth to feed you.” loooool
- actual quote by pathetic MRA called TheGrendler
“In most primitive societies of the past and in all hunting/gathering societies still existent today, women provide on the average 60 percent or more of the food. To do so they often range far from home, carrying their babies and children with them. Further, the assumption that there is one formula and one pattern for the sexual division of labor is erroneous. The particular work done by men and women has differed greatly in different cultures, largely depending on the ecological situation in which the people find themselves.”
- Gerda Lerner, The Creation of Patriarchy, p.22
'The Baseline Is, You Suck': Junot Diaz on Men Who Write About Women
- The Atlantic: It sounds like you're saying that literary "talent" doesn't inoculate a write—especially a male writer—from making gross, false misjudgments about gender. You'd think being a great writer would give you empathy and the ability to understand people who are unlike you—whether we're talking about gender or another category. But that doesn't seem to be the case.
- Junot Diaz: I think that unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations. Without fail. The only way not to do them is to admit to yourself [that] you're fucked up, admit to yourself that you're not good at this shit, and to be conscious in the way that you create these characters. It's so funny what people call inspiration. I have so many young writers who're like, "Well I was inspired. This was my story." And I'm like, "OK. Sir, your inspiration for your stories is like every other male's inspiration for their stories: that the female is only in there to provide sexual service." There comes a time when this mythical inspiration is exposed for doing exactly what it's truthfully doing: to underscore and reinforce cultural structures, or I'd say, cultural asymmetry.