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    "We expected this kind of action from the Bush administration, so it’s doubly disheartening and unacceptable that this administration chose to follow this path. We had a major opportunity to improve young women’s access to contraception, which is the best way to reduce the need for abortion, and the Obama administration missed the mark."
    — 2 years ago with 50 notes
    #disappoint  #breaking  #women's rights 
    Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi of UC Davis →

    Linda P.B. Katehi,

    I am a junior faculty member at UC Davis. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and I teach in the Program in Critical Theory and in Science & Technology Studies. I have a strong record of research, teaching, and service. I am currently a Board Member of the Davis Faculty Association. I have also taken an active role in supporting the student movement to defend public education on our campus and throughout the UC system. In a word: I am the sort of young faculty member, like many of my colleagues, this campus needs. I am an asset to the University of California at Davis.

    You are not.

    I write to you and to my colleagues for three reasons…

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #UC Davis  #protests  #police state  #student protesters  #civil rights  #disappoint  #current events 
    Police brutality charges sweep across the U.S. →

    reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

    bubblydark:

    Officer Michael Daragjati had no idea that the FBI was listening to his phone calls. Otherwise he would probably not have described his arrest and detention of an innocent black New Yorker in the manner he did.

    Daragjati boasted to a woman friend that, while on patrol in Staten Island, he had“fried another nigger”. It was “no big deal”, he added. The FBI, which had been investigating another matter, then tried to work out what had happened.

    According to court documents released in New York, Daragjati and his partner had randomly stopped and frisked a black man who had become angry and asked for Daragjati’s name and badge number. Daragjati, 32, and with eight years on the force, had no reason to stop the man, and had found nothing illegal. But he arrested him and fabricated an account of him resisting arrest. The man, now referred to in papers only as John Doe because of fears for his safety, spent two nights in jail. He had merely been walking alone through the neighbourhood.

    The shocking story has added to a growing sense that there are serious problems of indiscipline and law-breaking in US police forces. Last weekthe feminist author Naomi Wolf was arrested outside an awards ceremony in Manhattan. She had been advising Occupy Wall Street protesters of their rights to continue demonstrating outside the event. Instead, as she joined the protest, she was carted off to jail in her evening gown. That incident is only the most high-profile of many apparently illegal police actions around the protests. One senior officer, deputy inspector Anthony Bologna, created headlines worldwide when he pepper-sprayed young women behind a police barricade.

    A report from the New York Civil Liberties Union recently looked at police use of Taser stun guns in the state, and revealed that in 60% of incidents where they were used, the incident did not meet the recommended criteria for such a weapon. Some cases involved people already handcuffed and 40% involved “at risk” subjects such as children, the elderly or mentally ill. “This disturbing pattern of misuse and abuse endangers lives,” said the NYCLU’s executive director, Donna Lieberman.

    Read More:- http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/22/police-brutality-charges-us?CMP=twt_gu

    (Source: restoremankind)

    — 2 years ago with 69 notes
    #police state  #police brutality  #disappoint  #outrage  #news  #politics  #osw  #occupy Wall Street 
    The Jagex TF MMO crap

    Okay so there was an ENORMOUS push for this dinky, free, browser-based game that they’re going to be coming out with eventually at NYCC/NYAF this year. They had a huge, expensive, and insanely elaborate booth that involved touchscreens that let you customize a character, a green screen where they took your picture, custom software that let them superimpose your photo and your character in an image together with your faction logo and print it out, and a very nice cardstock “frame” with spot UV printing that they put the photo in.

    Well, the character customization was shit. You had a choice of being one of 3 vehicles, and the vehicle types had the gender built into them, which pissed me off right off the bat. There was a sports car and a big chunky armored vehicle, both of which were the male body types, and then a motorcycle, which was the female body type. I wanted to be a girl hummer thing, but apparently I couldn’t.

    So I went to customize my character, and you had a choice of 3 slightly different options for the head, arms, and legs, and then a limited selection of “primary” and “secondary” colors, despite there being a 3rd color all over my crotch rocket character (purple) that I couldn’t get rid of. I got into the green screen line after naming her “Pingas” from being extremely underwhelmed, got my print out, and then later headed over to the panel dedicated to this thing.

    It was at this point that it became extremely evident that this project was still waaay in development, as the only thing they showed us was a trailer that they had playing on a loop in the booth. After that, it was entirely Q&A. When they finally let people in the audience go up after the head panelist guy was done asking generic questions, I got up to ask about the vehicle mode options. When it was finally my turn, I just said it plainly: “Can I play a female transformer that doesn’t turn into a motorcycle?”

    And then I totally wasn’t expecting it, but the whole room burst into applause, haha. Boy am I glad my friends and I weren’t the only ones that thought that was dumb as fuck.

    The one guy that answered almost all the questions that night answered mine with something really long, and scriptedly vague. What I personally got out of it was “we might get around to caring about it”. But the concept artist, who was a woman, piped in and basically said that she sympathized and wanted to work on getting different body types into the game. Another woman who was sitting in the front row with a pile of shirts that she ended up giving out at the end of the panel told me that she would give me one as a consolation gift, but “they don’t come in women’s sizes”.

    I went back to my seat, walking past all the rest of the people in line behind me, and got a few of whispered “that was a really good question” and “thanks for asking that”. One guy even stopped me to thank me because he wanted a male OC who turned into a bike, and I guess he was upset that they wouldn’t let him make a male with a daintier/smaller silhouette.

    That was mostly my biggest gripe. Unfortunately, I had another one after they answered one of the last questions.

    Somebody asked if there would be the option to pay for exclusive stuff, and they said yes. (Which was to be expected.) However, the guy compared the system that they planned on putting in place to fucking PHONE PLANS. So there would be the most basic of basic “plans” for “casual” folk who want to play for free, and then beyond that would be “levels” of payment that would make the game more suitable for more rigorous styles of play (read: actually fun and not crap that you can’t do anything with).

    Of course the guy was answering every single question with vaguespeak, which makes me wonder just how much of the game they have done to begin with since the panel told us almost nothing, so there’s a (slim) chance I might be wrong. But if I am, that is a shitty analogy, and I guarantee half that room was instantly turned off at the prospect. I know I was.

    Anyone else go to that panel and have some thots?

    — 2 years ago with 13 notes
    #transformers  #mmorpg  #video games  #pop culture  #jagex  #feminism  #disappoint 
    Fuck yeah, feminists!: A Declining Job Landscape for POC TV Writers & Directors →

    A new report from the Directors Guild of America indicates that the going is getting tougher for female and POC directors in television.

    The DGA’s study, which covered more than 2,600 episodes produced during the 2010-11 TV season, revealed that white males directed 77% of the episodes…

    Good to know. :\

    (Source: racialicious.com)

    — 2 years ago with 28 notes
    #POC  #media  #film  #television  #whitewashed  #disappoint  #tv 
    What we’re supposed to be eating, compared to where the federal $$$ is going. Is it just me, or does the subsidies graph closer represent a typical American’s actual diet? :P
Read more from Washington Post…

    What we’re supposed to be eating, compared to where the federal $$$ is going. Is it just me, or does the subsidies graph closer represent a typical American’s actual diet? :P

    Read more from Washington Post…

    — 2 years ago with 95 notes
    #food  #USDA  #diet  #health  #subsidies  #fail  #disappoint 
    "Inside Scott Lobdell’s Revolutionary Attack on Comic Book Sexism"

    Oh my dear god this was awesome. xD (In a “If I didn’t laugh, I’d cry” sort of way.)

    Let me describe for you a scenario. Batwing, “the Batman of Africa” (yes, he’s named after Batman’s plane, just to make the phrase “Batman hurriedly jumps into the Batwing’s cockpit” needlessly dirty), is portrayed in his book as a strong minority character. He’s flawed, but still heroic. The artwork depicts him as handsome and powerful. The good guys unfailingly treat him with dignity and respect, and those who do not quickly realize the error of their ways.

    Then, in another Batman comic, the Dark Knight comes across a black police officer guarding a suspect he needs access to. Being hip to the black condition, Batman figures any African-American would be not only corrupt, but stupidly corrupt, so he offers the man twenty bucks to get a snack.

    “Sheeeeeit,” the black man replies, “I sho could go fo’ some fried chicken rights about now! Feet don’t fail me, lawdy!”

    The fandom goes into an uproar. They want to know how a black man could be portrayed in such a racist manner. DC replies “Oh, this comic is for white people. We’re depicting the black characters to make the whites look good. Batwing is the comic for African-Americans. If you want to see minority characters treated well, you’ll have to buy that.”

    That’s how DC Comics treats women. It’s commendable that they aim comics like Supergirl at women (even if it’d be nicer to take comics women were already invested in, like Batgirl or Birds of Prey, and leave them the hell alone, just like they do for men). But if some comics are for women and the rest say that women are nothing more than the ink that can be splattered on their tits, that’s not feminism.

    It’s appeasement. And it won’t work.

    I love you kickpuncher, author of this and the rest of the post.

    — 2 years ago with 10 notes
    #feminism  #comics  #comic industry  #sexism  #disappoint 
    Dr. Pepper: Our product is "not for women" →

    snakelivsey:

    aquapunk:

    sunbeetle:

    aquapunk:

    Well. That’s about as blatant as it gets, amirite?

     I dunno, to be honest I’m kind of pleased that they’re marketing a diet product to men, especially after all the Special K posters I’ve been walking past recently (FOR GIRLS! Because you’re all too fatty fat fat and exercise isn’t ladylike so you have to have cardboard for breakfast)

    I think at this point the only way you can make a diet product and get men to buy it is to make it a boys’ club thing, because otherwise they’ll look totally gay for buying a diet drink, which are always marketed to women because women are all total fatties and should worry about it all day every day.

    Unlike the products that are “too awesome” for women (see: Yorkie bars), I guess this is sort of a flailing stumble in the right direction? Of course I haven’t actually seen the ad, just read this post, so maybe it is marketed as too awesome for women, in which case fuck you Dr Pepper.

    Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. They realized the problem (that losing weight not through rigorous weight-lifting at the gym is thought of being too girly), but they didn’t… do a very good job of trying to rectify the misconception, and instead just used it as a way to sell the product. Doing both would be hard as hell from a marketing standpoint, I’ll admit, but c’mon. We’ve got some pretty disturbingly brilliant minds in advertising. Too bad they never seem to use their powers for good.

    I’m not sure what to make of disappointment in advertising. To me, it’s much like hearing the phrase “disenchantment with Wall Street,” or something. You should turn your back on advertising. You may be wasting a lot of time (not to mention embittering yourself) on concerning yourself with having it changed. Turn your back on it and do not feed it. It then starves and is reborn as something else per chance to succeed. It’s not about whether a group likes or dislikes an ad. It’s about whether someone talked about it, and in many cases not even that. All you have to do is see it and they’re satisfied. Turn your back.

    EDIT: In other words, women should drink the fuck out of this product to show Pepsico how incredibly stupid they are.

    Advertising shouldn’t be beyond (or below) criticism or discussion. Sure, there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but at the same time it’s not a zero-sum game. In fact, it should be dissected the hell out of by the consumer, because only when we turn the subliminal into the conscious can we become aware of our spending habits, and what things prompt us to spend as silly as they might seem when they finally see the light of day. Advertisers want mindless consumerism that doesn’t question what their ads mean beyond “buy me”, and when its rejection, I’m sure they’d rather it be mindless rejection also. Because if we never find out why something didn’t speak to us, then it’s a localized instance, and it remains difficult to apply that thinking to a recognition of a broad pattern of behavior that can then be turned into a social dialogue about what we, as a culture, are really thinking and desiring from the people and world around us.

    Having women buy Dr. Pepper as a reactionary backlash is meaningless— because that’ll tell Coca Cola that being offensive works. They’re not interested in why people are buying their product, only that they are. It would be positive reinforcement of something that I’d rather not condone. ;B

    (Source: fuckyeahfeminists, via daggerbyte)

    — 2 years ago with 87 notes
    #Dr. Pepper  #sexism  #advertising  #fail  #disappoint  #substance 
    Dr. Pepper: Our product is "not for women" →

    sunbeetle:

    aquapunk:

    Well. That’s about as blatant as it gets, amirite?

     I dunno, to be honest I’m kind of pleased that they’re marketing a diet product to men, especially after all the Special K posters I’ve been walking past recently (FOR GIRLS! Because you’re all too fatty fat fat and exercise isn’t ladylike so you have to have cardboard for breakfast)

    I think at this point the only way you can make a diet product and get men to buy it is to make it a boys’ club thing, because otherwise they’ll look totally gay for buying a diet drink, which are always marketed to women because women are all total fatties and should worry about it all day every day.

    Unlike the products that are “too awesome” for women (see: Yorkie bars), I guess this is sort of a flailing stumble in the right direction? Of course I haven’t actually seen the ad, just read this post, so maybe it is marketed as too awesome for women, in which case fuck you Dr Pepper.

    Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. They realized the problem (that losing weight not through rigorous weight-lifting at the gym is thought of being too girly), but they didn’t… do a very good job of trying to rectify the misconception, and instead just used it as a way to sell the product. Doing both would be hard as hell from a marketing standpoint, I’ll admit, but c’mon. We’ve got some pretty disturbingly brilliant minds in advertising. Too bad they never seem to use their powers for good.

    (Source: fuckyeahfeminists, via sunbeetle-deactivated20130208)

    — 2 years ago with 87 notes
    #Dr. Pepper  #sexism  #advertising  #fail  #disappoint  #substance