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maisiewilliams:

girls don’t want boys, girls want doctor who to return to its former glory


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fuckyeahfemaleyoutubers:

Earlier today Laura Chernikoff made this tweet

Which prompted this conversation

And that got me interested in working out what the demographics have been for the Special Guests (as listed on their websites) of the past four major YouTube events. I feel like we’re all generally aware that women and people of color are underrepresented at these things, but when you look at the numbers it becomes embarrassingly clear how ridiculous this disparity is.

The highest percentage of female Special Guests at any of these events was 32% at Summer in the City. LESS THAN 1/3. 

The highest percentage of Special Guests of color* at any of these events is 16% at the current Buffer Festival. LESS THAN 1/6. (And SitC only had ONE PoC on their Special Guest list this year, which is fucking absurd.)

I don’t want to rant about this too much, I just sort of want to make these numbers known because I find them maddening. And if you guys do too, I encourage you to message the organizers of these events, let them know your thoughts, and maybe recommend them some of the incredible prominent women and PoC we have in this community. 

  • Playlist Live: http://www.playlist-live.com/contact/
  • VidCon: info@vidcon.com
  • Summer in the City: support@sitc-event.co.uk
  • Buffer Festival: support@bufferfestival.com (Corey contacted me not too long ago about female representation at Buffer and I gave him a ton of names, but I don’t know if he had time to take any of those suggestions on board in time for the event. Hopefully it’s something he and the team are genuinely serious about and that next year will be better on that).

C’mon YouTube events. I love you, but you seriously need to get your shit together.

*Note that my count is based primarily on looks and the people whose races I know for sure. If I made a mistake and missed anyone who’s white passing, let me know.

Things will be better in 2015,

Sincerely,
VidCon


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goodcharlotteofficial:

redbloodedamerica:

mallninjacode:

pual1010:

brownglucose:

stunningpicture:

So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

Stay woke

Is this true?

Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”
You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to use their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.



There’s a documentary about this on Netflix called Pink Ribbons, Inc. if anyone’s interested.

goodcharlotteofficial:

redbloodedamerica:

mallninjacode:

pual1010:

brownglucose:

stunningpicture:

So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

Stay woke

Is this true?

Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”

You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to use their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.

There’s a documentary about this on Netflix called Pink Ribbons, Inc. if anyone’s interested.


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Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important  t h a n  f e a r.


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johndarnielle:

shrimpojess:

clittyslickers:

very into charts about naps

Nap charts guys.

want the NASA nap, but fear I would get stressed out by its proximity time-wise to the Bad Nap

johndarnielle:

shrimpojess:

clittyslickers:

very into charts about naps

Nap charts guys.

want the NASA nap, but fear I would get stressed out by its proximity time-wise to the Bad Nap


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autistichatchworth:

Ah you’re watching sailor moon? I love that anime. The way they just [clenches fist] sail all those fricking moons


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codenamezinc:

Hey Carol Corps,

Are there any of you in the Pittsburgh, PA area who would be interested in doing a meet-up? 

HECK YES


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playswthfire:

discovergreatbritain:

Autumn is coming and so is the Sherlock Holmes exhibition at the Museum of London, the first major exhibition for the sleuth in 60 years. See the video here

I can dream….


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mydrunkkitchen:

brightblueinky:

coldalbion:

yukonstar:

anachronistichybrid:

[source]

Guh, flawless. Non-Westernised interpretations of the steampunk genre FTW. 

Wow

I’ve been REALLY wanting to see an Indian take on Steampunk so I am so pleased you have no idea

das purdy kewl

mydrunkkitchen:

brightblueinky:

coldalbion:

yukonstar:

anachronistichybrid:

[source]

Guh, flawless. Non-Westernised interpretations of the steampunk genre FTW. 

Wow

I’ve been REALLY wanting to see an Indian take on Steampunk so I am so pleased you have no idea

das purdy kewl


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Such is the nature of evil. Out there in the vast ignorance of the world it festers and spreads. A shadow that grows in the dark. A sleepless malice as black as the oncoming wall of night. So it ever was. So will it always be. In time all foul things come forth.


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skottieyoung:

My Harry Potter studies over the years. 


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typostrate:

Typostrate Video Wednesday 54

The Advertising Agency Talent from São Paulo (Brazil) hired Jackson Alves to create two handmade posters for the Mexican beer SOL. One with chalk lettering and the other with sign painting, which was a great challenge because Ihe didn’t have sign painting experience. He sent the original pieces to the agency and their team added the beer bottle and finished the ad pieces and the great TV AD.


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