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Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist cultural critic, has for months received death and rape threats from opponents of her recent work challenging the stereotypes of women in video games. Bomb threats for her public talks are now routine. One detractor created a game in which players can click their mouse to punch an image of her face.

Not until Tuesday, though, did Ms. Sarkeesian feel compelled to cancel a speech, planned at Utah State University. The day before, members of the university administration received an email warning that a shooting massacre would be carried out at the event. And under Utah law, she was told, the campus police could not prevent people with weapons from entering her talk.

“This will be the deadliest school shooting in American history, and I’m giving you a chance to stop it,” said the email, which bore the moniker Marc Lépine, the name of a man who killed 14 women in a mass shooting in Montreal in 1989 before taking his own life.

The threats against Ms. Sarkeesian are the most noxious example of a weekslong campaign to discredit or intimidate outspoken critics of the male-dominated gaming industry and its culture. The instigators of the campaign are allied with a broader movement that has rallied around the Twitter hashtag #GamerGate, a term adopted by those who see ethical problems among game journalists and political correctness in their coverage. The more extreme threats, though, seem to be the work of a much smaller faction and aimed at women. Major game companies have so far mostly tried to steer clear of the vitriol, leading to calls for them to intervene.

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The New York Times, "Feminist Critics of Video Games Face Threats In ‘GamerGate’ Campaign" (via inothernews)

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We’re gonna play a new game called Top 10 TV shows because there’s one for films, so I’d like to do one for TV shows. Write down your top shows and then tag 10 friends to do the same!

This took a long time to think of all the right ones. Though I probably forgot some. Also, I created two additional categories so they didn’t feel bad about not making it to the top. 

Shows that are on now that if they keep doing what they have been doing, could make it to the top 20: Hannibal, Broad City, Orphan Black, VEEP, Mad Men

Call Outs that didn’t make the Top 10: Breaking Bad, Doctor Who (during certain years), Community, Firefly, Party Down, Spaced, 30 Rock

THE TOP 10:

10. The West Wing

9. Pushing Daisies

8. Battlestar Galactica

7. Freaks and Geeks

6. Veronica Mars (remember when this and Gilmore Girls were on on the same Night? Tuesdays on the CW).

5. Friday Night Lights

4. Arrested Development

3. Parks and Recreation (yes, even though this show is still on, I think so much of it is perfection. Amy Poehler is my hero)

2. Gilmore Girls

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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I’m going to face this hard reality now instead of facing greater disappointment in the future

Guys, I don’t think Fitz and Simmons will ever be together the way we want them too. That’s not how any of the Whedon’s work. 

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latimes:

The downtown L.A. skyline in 1951, 1979 and 2014. Our image specialist Scott Harrison found the unpublished 1979 negative and decided to match it from the same spot: the top of City Hall. He added a photo from 1951 for comparison.

"Also of interest," he writes, “the 1951 photo was shot on 4 x 5 sheet film, the 1979 photo on 35 mm film and the current photo on an iPhone.”

Photos, from top: Ellis R. Bosworth / Associated Press, Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times, Scott Harrison / Los Angeles Times

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whedonesque:

he-fucked-a-tiger:

was this show even real

Yes and it was glorious.

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catsbeaversandducks:

10 Bleps That Prove a Cat is Cutest When Its Tongue is Out

The Blep: An adorable phenomenon that involves the protrusion of a cat’s cute pink tongue, often due to forgetfulness. 
Here we observe the blep in its many beautiful manifestations. [distractify]

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mattfisher:

whileyouweresleeping:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

Boom. 

— From NYC.

The Brown University graduation ceremony ends with the university president tattooing this across your shoulder blades.

It does take a while.

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rosethyme:

Would that this hoodie were a time hoodie…

rosethyme:

Would that this hoodie were a time hoodie…

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By Gilles Poyet via Flickr 

nprfreshair:

By Gilles Poyet via Flickr 

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Buffy Summers meets Mean Girls

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The facts were these… Pushing Daisies: a summary

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