Informal infographic depicting evolution
HELLO!~ so… I have some pretty amazing followers. I’ve also had some rough times lately, and having all of you with me has helped me in more ways than I can ever really articulate. So, as a way of thanking you, I wanted to put together a package of goodies for one special person. (And if it goes well, I’ll be doing it more often!!)
- giveaway blogs excluded
- must be following me constantine-spiritworker
- reblog to enter (likes don’t count!)
- be a US resident or at least have a US address (sorry, shipping sucks)
- have an open ask box so I can get your address
- be 18 years or older
- This giveaway is in no way associated with Tumblr
- winner will be chosen at random on 8/31
- the winner must respond within 24 hours or a new one will be selected
don’t be one of the asshole blogs I’ve had issues with the last few weeks (none of you should be following me anyway)
- 1 abalone shell & stand
- 6 quartz points & organza pouch
- 1 bloodstone merkaba pendulum
- 1 7-day white, unscented jar candle
- 2 pieces palo santo
- 3 black tea lights (unscented)
- 3 jasmine bouquet scented white tea lights
- 3 lavender scented tea lights
- 12 white, unscented chime/vigil candles
- 1 copy Psychic Tarot by Nancy Antenucci
- 1 copy Llewellyn’s 2015 Daily Planetary Guide
- 1 maroon triquetra journal with elastic closure
- The Conscious Spirit Oracle Deck
- Madame Endora’s Fortune Cards
- 1 custom tarot/card reading spread cloth (not pictured) (winner will get to pick one from my stash)
- 1 custom drawstring bag (not pictured) (winner will get to pick the size & colors)
Okay! Go nuts!
I am now opening to international shipping!
ALSO - gain additional entries by creating a storenvy account and watching my shop! (Additionally, for brownie points, feel free to envy any products you like, or like me on FB.) Once you do that, make a pit stop HERE to provide your tumblr username AND storenvy username (otherwise I can’t add your additional entries).
It’s time to flush your stereotypes down the drain.
Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent.
….You know, as a Literature student I find the way the commentary written for this absolutely hilarious. It uses hyperbolic language such as “whopping” to accentuate the figures in the article to make it appear that “adult female gamers” are a massive majority.
Then you look at the statistics. It may debunk stereotypes slightly, but having a margin of 1% is not “whopping” - it’s not even “great”. Especially when you consider than male gamers as a whole are still a majority (52%). This article also doesn’t give numbers, nor the size of the study pools. For all we know, they only had a pool of 1000 people which isn’t a proper scientific study when assessing a national census. It’s nice to see that female gamers are equalling out to male gamers, but let’s not arbitarily make this a war of the sexes. xD
The language in the article is not an “arbitrary war of the sexes.” There is a war of the sexes in gaming, but it’s one that male gamers (as a group) have been waging against women for quite some time, with harassment, death threats, rape threats. (Please read this in particular. You’ll notice they were forced to disable comments. Can you guess why?) Gamers and game companies have been long claiming that women flat out don’t play games at all, and thus don’t count as gamers, are not part of the audience, don’t deserve input, don’t deserve safe gaming spaces, don’t deserve more games that are made with women in mind (or at the very least, games that have more playable women characters and less overall sexualized violence towards women). This has been going on for years. Women who speak out about sexism in games, again, receive rape and death threats.
This study doesn’t prove women are a huge majority over men, but when women are completely dismissed in general, a 1% margin IS a huge deal. It shows numbers well high enough to counter the “girls don’t game” myth. It shows that adult women outnumber teenage males, so gaming companies can no longer act like teen males are the only demographic worth pursuing. When half the overall audience is women, even though male gamers have long insisted that women gamers don’t count at all, that’s huge. That’s a whopping great big huge deal.
Reblogging for great article and great commentary.
Let us be vividly clear about this.
What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.
Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and…
Protests in the St. Louis suburb have continued since Saturday (August 9th). Here’s what we know about the events of the past few days.
And in the nature of keeping everyone in the loop, please reblog this link if you’re going to spread word about it. It’s just a list, impartial, a great way to know everything from start to current events.
Sport Science S02E11: World’s Toughest Woman (June/21/2009)
"Gina can land all 8 blows in a blistering 3 seconds. And how much does this maelstrom combine to generate? An amazing 4,800 pounds of force. That’s like a North Pacific giant octopus pounding you with all 8 of it’s arms. Translation: In 3 seconds, Gina could brake your ribs, give you a concussion, shatter your nose, rupture your spleen, cause internal bleeding, and put you down for the count."
but women can’t be superheroes
I want to be her.
ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW THIS SHIT.
Today in Solidarity: Brazilians Against Police Brutality! (8.24.14)
solidarity in brazil!