In response to my Ms. Male Character video someone made this clever image illustrating what “female as default” might look like. Because we live in a strongly male-identified society the idea of Pac-Woman as the “unmarked” default and Mr. Pac-Woman as the deviation “marked” with masculinizing gender signifiers feels strange and downright absurd. While Pac-man and the deviation Ms. Pac-Man seems completely normal in our current cultural context.
The graphic shows what percentage of people responded to a “yes,” based on the gender and ethnicity of both parties (the data are only for opposite-sex pairs of people). Unsurprisingly, most “yes’s” go unanswered, but there are patterns: For example, Asian women responded to white men who “yessed” them 7.8% of the time, more often than they responded to any other race. On the other hand, white men responded to black women 8.5% of the time—less often than for white, Latino, or Asian women. In general, men responded to women about three times as often as women responded to men.Unfortunately the data reveal winners and losers. All men except Asians preferred Asian women, while all except black women preferred white men. And both black men and black women got the lowest response rates for their respective genders.
Perhaps most surprising is that among men, all racial groups preferred another race over their own.
Victorian Women Of Color - These Photographs Were Taken During The Victorian Era, Mainly From The Years Of 1860-1901.
"Photos of Women of Color from this era are hard to come by, especially “family" photographs. Sadly these beautiful and touching images go unnamed. A couple of these photos were taken when there was still slavery in the United States. We are honored to present these images as part of our dedication to the photographic history of our country". - Don Noyes-More Ph.D.,Editor in Chief.
NASA astronaut Leland D Melvin with his dogs Jake and Scout
Fuck. All. Other. Photos.
Whoa. I just did a little research on this guy. Fact: he played in the NFL in the 80s, became an aerospace research engineer immediately thereafter, and then went into fucking space 20 years later. Where’s that sports movie, Hollywood?
This guy wins life.
I want this movie. Make it now.
We hear it all the time, from every corner of the political sphere: There’s no other country on the planet quite like the United States of America. Such pronouncements are typically of the rah-rah variety, and it’s indisputably true that this country is exceptional in a large number of ways.
But that is not always necessarily a good thing.
(To see all fifteen, click the title. Credit: Huffington Post)
Starting today, your face, name, and personal information could appear in Google ads.
I love that when I unclicked the box, it said ‘Your friends will be less likely to benefit from your recommendations’ as if NOT having my browsing and searching history show up everywhere they look is a negative thing…
Yep, got the same message. My friends know what I’m into and I’ll tell them my damn self if something is worth checking out, thank you very much.
Happy Birthday Milicent Patrick!
This amazing woman was the sole designer of The Gill-Man, she designed the mutants in This Island Earth, all the masks in Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Mole People, and created the Xenomorph for It Came from Outer Space, via universalmonsterstribute.
For your info, the second beauty with glasses is in Leeds, in the Royal Armouries, just beside Thought Bubble.
1,5,6,7,8 are at the Metropolitan in NY. The rest should be located in the article.
Dark Souls real life…
I’m just going to leave these here…
This is actually pretty important in looking at how stereotypes and racism carry over from one country to another by the use of global media.