Social Skills or Stereotypes? What My Autism Classes Didn't Teach Me

Relevant to my continually-work-in-progress theories of how men are cast as autistics by default in relation to women as emotional/social beings. 

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“Effort to protect farmworkers from sexual assault is gaining momentum…” | Coalition of Immokalee Workers


“The Fair Food Program is a transformative, model program…”

study conducted in 2010 found that 80% of farmworker women report that they have experienced sexual harassment on the job.  That number is incomprehensible, until you stop to think of the immense imbalance of power between workers and their employers that defines most farm labor jobs.  The near total dependence of many farmworkers on their bosses — for everything from employment to, in many cases, housing, transportation, and, in the case of guest workers, even their right to live and work in the country — is the kind of relationship that lends itself to abuse.  As a result, sexual harassment in the fields is effectively endemic, and has been for decades. …

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Front Cover: Star Wars/Star Trek And The 21st Century Christians

Published in 1978 (and primarily focused on Star Wars despite Spock and the Enterprise featuring prominently on the cover), this book was published by Bible Voice in an effort to get the youth of America interested in what Jesus has to offer. New Zealander Winkie Pratney’s…odd phrasing throughout is summed up wonderfully by the back cover blurb:

"Trust the Force, Luke!"
Wouldn’t it be wonderful
If there really was a Force?
Something of great and awesome power
Available to anyone anywhere at any time!
Who would pay the price to learn of its ways and surrender to its direction?
Long, long ago, of a galaxy not far away,
It was written
“The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by Force”
Will you dare to lay aside your limits
And trust your life and destiny to the wisdom that holds together the stars?
“May the Force be with you.”
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[you know thing that impossible well now IT HAPPEN]



[duramtic pause]


[title card doo wee ooo HAPPEN OF THE DOCTOR by STEVEN MOFFAT]


(and if you like it you no be a feminist rite cause moffat invented sexisms)

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"I can’t help feeling like Toonami losing Inuyasha is like the ravens leaving the Tower of London"

- me.


Saying things like “we’ve gone from white hoods to business suits” is one way to seem to speak to contemporary racism’s less vocal, yet still insidious nature. But it does a disservice to the public understanding of racism, and in the process undercuts the mission of drawing attention to contemporary racism’s severity.

It wasn’t the KKK that wrote the slave codes. It wasn’t the armed vigilantes who conceived of convict leasing, postemancipation. It wasn’t hooded men who purposefully left black people out of New Deal legislation. Redlining wasn’t conceived at a Klan meeting in rural Georgia. It wasn’t “the real racists” who bulldozed black communities in order to build America’s highway system. The Grand Wizard didn’t run COINTELPRO in order to dismantle the Black Panthers. The men who raped black women hired to clean their homes and care for their children didn’t hide their faces.

The ones in the hoods did commit violent acts of racist terrorism that shouldn’t be overlooked, but they weren’t alone. Everyday citizens participated in and attended lynchings as if they were state fairs, bringing their children and leaving with souvenirs. These spectacles, if not outright endorsed, were silently sanctioned by elected officials and respected members of the community.

It’s easy to focus on the most vicious and dramatic forms of racist violence faced by past generations as the site of “real” racism. If we do, we can also point out the perpetrators of that violence and rightly condemn them for their actions. But we can’t lose sight of the fact that those individuals alone didn’t write America’s racial codes. It’s much harder to talk about how that violence was only reinforcing the system of political, economic and cultural racism that made America possible. That history indicts far more people, both past and present.


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This guy.

I’m calling it now.

I see great things ahead for this guy.


I cannot stop reblogging this.

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I have no idea how I’m going to top Max’s 3rd birthday. Obviously it was the highlight of his life. -_-

I have to laugh at this really carefully so
I don’t cry and ruin my makeup

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There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.

I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.

Always nice to see the “realistically speaking, women can’t be warriors” line (yes we can) trotted out for Smash Brothers, a game where a plumber beats up a space fox and a pink blob eats then both to gain their powers.

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