"Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."

I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”

I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.

My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.

thestreamofconsciousness777:

Attu, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
What a beautiful picture. The caption reads:
L-R “Mrs. Mike,” “Little Mike,” and “Big Mike” Hodikoff. In 1934 Big Mike was chief of the native Aleut Tribe on Attu. They are posing in front of their native Barabara, the Aleut hut. Trapping Blue Fox, fishing, and making baskets was the only means they had of making a living.
This photo was taken in 1934 by the Bureau of Aeronautics of the U. S. Navy during an aerial survey of the Aleutian Islands. (Official U. S. Navy Photograph. Was made available for distribution on Thursday, August 6, 1942 at 3:00 P.M.)
At the time this photo was released in 1942, it was assumed that Big Mike and his family were prisoners of the Japanese. It was later learned that Mike Hodikoff died in 1945, in Japan, while still imprisoned.
A once proud tribe brought down by settlers not native to their land
an old Unangax “poem” describes this:
WHILE THE LITTLE ONES PLAY KICK THE CAN
Alfred’s grandfather says, “Remember, we were once
         unparalleled hunters, men of the sea.
We were the elders of the world.
We had our own language, our fierce victories, our
          tribal pride.
The Russians ended that.
"We went from ten thousand to eight hundred. Our
          grandparents perished. Our parents perished.
And that was before the
          Americans came.
How many times can a people lose their way
Before they are lost forever?”
"gone" but not forgotten by The Great Spirit…

thestreamofconsciousness777:

Attu, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

What a beautiful picture. The caption reads:

L-R “Mrs. Mike,” “Little Mike,” and “Big Mike” Hodikoff. In 1934 Big Mike was chief of the native Aleut Tribe on Attu. They are posing in front of their native Barabara, the Aleut hut. Trapping Blue Fox, fishing, and making baskets was the only means they had of making a living.

This photo was taken in 1934 by the Bureau of Aeronautics of the U. S. Navy during an aerial survey of the Aleutian Islands. (Official U. S. Navy Photograph. Was made available for distribution on Thursday, August 6, 1942 at 3:00 P.M.)

At the time this photo was released in 1942, it was assumed that Big Mike and his family were prisoners of the Japanese. It was later learned that Mike Hodikoff died in 1945, in Japan, while still imprisoned.

A once proud tribe brought down by settlers not native to their land

an old Unangax “poem” describes this:

WHILE THE LITTLE ONES PLAY KICK THE CAN

Alfred’s grandfather says, “Remember, we were once

         unparalleled hunters, men of the sea.

We were the elders of the world.

We had our own language, our fierce victories, our

          tribal pride.

The Russians ended that.

"We went from ten thousand to eight hundred. Our

          grandparents perished. Our parents perished.

And that was before the

          Americans came.

How many times can a people lose their way

Before they are lost forever?”

"gone" but not forgotten by The Great Spirit…

(via anthrocentric)

At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.

Caitlin Moran (via artvevo)

(via alphacaeli)

Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.

When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages.

François Arnaud, for Interview Magazine (via mythaelogy)

(via onaperduamedee)

3d-audio:

3D Audio of R U Mine by Arctic Monkeys (Requested)

What is 3D Audio?

3D audio effects are a group of sound effects that manipulate the sound produced by stereo speakers, surround-sound speakers, speaker-arrays, or headphones. This frequently involves the virtual placement of sound sources anywhere in three-dimensional space, including behind, above or below the listener.

Only works with headphones/earphones

(via captainscarletts)

mapsontheweb:

Map Posted on Twitter by Canada’s NATO Delegation with the caption “Geography can be tough. Here’s a guide for Russian soldiers who keep getting lost & ‘accidentally’ entering #Ukraine”

mapsontheweb:

Map Posted on Twitter by Canada’s NATO Delegation with the caption “Geography can be tough. Here’s a guide for Russian soldiers who keep getting lost & ‘accidentally’ entering #Ukraine