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activism, crafting and sillliness

This isn’t their problem, guys. It’s ours. We have to solve it.

Sexual harassment isn’t an occupational hazard. It’s not a glitch in the complex matrix of modern life. It’s not something that just “happens.” It’s something men do. It’s a choice men make. It’s a problem men enable. It’s sometimes a crime men commit. And it is not in the power nor the responsibility of women to wage war on this crime.

It’s on us.

How do we fight this war? We stop enabling. We check ourselves and, when necessary, wreck ourselves. Do you know a guy who’s hate-following women on Twitter just to troll them? You check him. Do you know a guy who’s writing disgusting screeds to women journalists because they don’t like the same things he likes? You check him. Do you know a professional whose discourse with women in his field is loaded with gender-specific language and condescension that could enable further abuse? You check him. Are your Twitter followers identifying you as a sympathetic ear for their sexist views? You check yourself. Is your website’s message board a cesspool of ignorance and hate? You check it like you actually give a damn. Do you know a guy who’s sending rape threats to women for any reason? Oh, you report that guy.

Let me make it plain:

A woman objecting to the content of a comic book — even if you think she’s dead wrong — does not rise to the occasion of vicious name calling and rape threats.

Nothing does.

—Andy Khouri writes at Comics Alliance. Read the whole thing - the motif is Fake Geek Guys, noting that the superhero fans who act in such an abusive, unethical way are 100% against the genre they claim to love - but I pull this part out of context.  (via kierongillen)

(via actuallyclintbarton)

apfelgranate:

celebratory ‘we figured out how to use the feeldoe’ sex. meanwhile, chuck is practically taking the shatterdome apart in his search for a functioning pair of ear plugs.

still not sorry

I love this.  Sexy, and funny, and real!bodies without shame!  Beautiful

(via helshades)

Trimmed, pinned & ready to construct! (tthese looked so much bigger before I unpicked the basting stitches)
Pattern found here

Trimmed, pinned & ready to construct! (tthese looked so much bigger before I unpicked the basting stitches)

Pattern found here

haruenishikawa:

This impressive sampler displays a combination of patterns in double-running stitch and drawn thread that must have provided a good reference for both apprentice and skilled embroiderers. Radio-carbon analysis has confirmed a 14th-century date, suggesting that embroidery techniques and motifs were already being documented at this time. Some of the patterns used on Mamluk textiles eventually spread to Europe and can be seen in 16th-century German and Italian pattern books.

haruenishikawa:

This impressive sampler displays a combination of patterns in double-running stitch and drawn thread that must have provided a good reference for both apprentice and skilled embroiderers. Radio-carbon analysis has confirmed a 14th-century date, suggesting that embroidery techniques and motifs were already being documented at this time. Some of the patterns used on Mamluk textiles eventually spread to Europe and can be seen in 16th-century German and Italian pattern books.

Blackwork ufo. I just found this today, and should probably finish it! Still considering… I do need a pincushion.

Blackwork ufo. I just found this today, and should probably finish it! Still considering… I do need a pincushion.

Tidying up my sandalwood shaving soaps!

Tidying up my sandalwood shaving soaps!

Artists’ soap for hardworking hands. Also: new moulds! My first attempt at woodwork. Pretty proud.