the guy I dog-sit for just got a puppy and he’s havin a lil trouble with his ears
he worked it out :]
Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.
Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.
We are clearly not watching the same news. The genocide in Palestine is blood-curling and yet I see people assure that Israel is being careful trying to avoid the killing of civils.
Really? If that was true, they are doing a shitty job at it because right now the body count is full of children and people who were in hospitals (not to talk of refugees from other wars, trapped there).
Dream by Pia Guerra!
Back in prehistoric times it was just a free for all. God was putting antlers on everything and made 7 foot tall gophers with wings, it was a mess.
Look at this poor, impractical bastard.
The prehistoric era was God’s Deviantart stage.
Now he just hides all of his stupid-looking OCs in the ocean where no one can find them.
I can’t not reblog this
Jacek Yerka is a 55 year old Polish artist who decided to take on the artistic route early on. Born within an art-oriented family - both his parents attended the Fine Arts Academy - he was surrounded by materials that captivated his interest in drawing and painting throughout his entire childhood. His sole memories from childhood are of sketches, the smell of paint, ink, paper and brushes.
I had low expectations about the casting to begin with but I did not expect this much fuckery.
Why this show continually dismisses and erases Dorne’s female rulers is beyond me. Not only is it offensive but its dumb as hell. Dorne is such as interesting region for most fans because of how much it diverges from the Westerosi patriarchal structure. However, D&D interpreted that as an opportunity for more boob screen time whilst ignoring its rich feminism, the welcome break it provides from the cliched white male dominated medieval monarchies.
We can safely assume that Arianne Martell is lost to us (not that D&Ds interpretation of her would’ve done her any justice) or that she has been cast off to the sidelines. Seeing as Trystane’s character description reads:
Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell: Trystane Martell is Prince Doran’s son and heir to Dorne. His father betrothed him to Myrcella Baratheon as part of the alliance offered by Tywin Lannister, then Hand of the King.
The most disheartening part of losing Arianne is that this is not a choice made because her story is extraneous or because of her character being dull (she would’ve easily captured the audiences attention) she is pivotal to the Dorne and Weseros plot-line. She has her own POV, even Robb didn’t get that. Sadly this is a trend, remember the last incident where a WOC was in power in Dorne? Or the fact that Catelyn Stark was ignored in favour of Robb Stark although it is through her POV that we see some of the most important events in the book series.This is deliberate aggression on female agency.
I thought maybe they wanted to use Trystane instead in order to give audiences a romance-based plot with Myrcella (which is dull and lazy writing). But wasn’t Arianne’s storyline with Oakheart engaging, tragic, complex and above all worth-watching?
There is no plausible reason for erasing Arianne.
It simply goes to show that Game of Thrones the show and ASOIAF are two completely different stories. Whilst one transcends the usual expectations of the fantasy genre and gives people who were previously muted a booming voice the other falls back on lazy tropes that are not only worn out and unimaginative but they carry the dangerous legacy of dismissing any voice that is not white, straight and male as not worth hearing.
please consider the following:
- werewolf girls
- all-girl werewolf packs
- WEREWOLF GIRLFRIENDS
when you’re too full but the food is so good you just keep eating it
lbr d&d erased arianne because she was a female character who was the heiress of dorne, sexual positive, was a grown up woman who still isnt married, is beautiful and badass and of course we cant have that
because dorne is stupid when they let their oldest daughter be the heir. because there were already so many sand snakes and women its too much for our sexist viewers to take
because arianne has two younger brothers and what in the world would give her the right to be the heir and not them