Living and working in L.A. Have a degree in making TV that is currently being underutilized. I like lots of TV and books, especially scifi and fantasy with cool lady characters.
this thing w ferguson is making me wonder how many of the historical riots that happened in the 20th century they teach you about in school were actually ‘riots’ ??
I’m scared that in 40 years, I’m gonna have to tell my child what really happened because their textbooks will be full of lies
1. Go to http://www.fcc.gov/comments
2. Click on 14-28
3. Comment “I want internet service providers classified as common carriers.”
Done. It takes two less than two minutes. This is a site where your complaint is counted and matters.
What if, when you were a young artist starting out, some really amazing, older artist told you they liked your goofy bad-anime-attempt OC with the cat ears and the oversized eyes and drew an amazing fanart of your character in their own style and you were amazed at how awesome they made your character look and you just really cherished it but after so many years you kind of forgot about it.
Now, imagine you’re feeling nostalgic and you look back through old art and you find that same OC in the piles of stuff. And just for fun you decide to draw them again. And as you’re making this drawing of your OC with all your skills you’ve developed over the years, you get this weird deja vu. Like you’ve seen this drawing before. But you’re not referencing anything, really it’s just a doodle to you.
But as you begin to flesh out the sketch and then ink it and then color it, just as you’re finishing it up, you realize. This is the drawing you were sent by that amazing artist all those years ago who you really admired.
Quickly you look for the drawing but find that not only can you not find it, but you can’t find any evidence that this other artist ever even existed.
So, on a whim, you post the art and then send a message to yourself with a link to it.
But the message never comes back around to you. At least… not in your adulthood.
- FBI confirms it hasn’t finished its investigation of the murder of Mike Brown
- Why Darren Wilson probably won’t go to jail
- Tired of all the talk about Ferguson?
- Melissa Harris Perry’s stunning tribute to unarmed black men gunned down by police
- Former STL Co. Police Chief explains challenge of hiring black officers
- 5 disturbing stats on black-white financial inequality
- Strange Fruit in Ferguson
- Ferguson: An American Apartheid
- In Ferguson, a stack of warrants (video)
- Every 28 hours: 2012 annual report on the extrajudicial killings of 313 black people by police, security guards, and vigilantes (pdf)
- Survey exposes sharp racial divide. Survey results (pdf)
- When white friends don’t believe what blacks go through, they’re not friends
- What’s happening today: STL. Co. Council Meeting at 6 pm
I Have No Plot But I Know Which Groceries These Characters Would Buy: A Tale of Misplaced Priorities
How great would it be if we just got rid of gender indicators on official licenses and IDs altogether?
there is no “legal sex” in the united states, there are gender/sex (the terms are used interchangeably) markers on various documents and databases of numerous different state and federal agencies, but there is no single “legal sex” nor is there even a requirement that the gender markers match.
for a long time there were significant discrepancies between the passport service and the social security administration’s requirements to change gender marker, so trans people would frequently have a passport that reflected their gender, but their entry in the social security database did not. state identification and (especially) birth certificates were and still are a total shitshow with different policies by individual local jurisdictions, and many places where there are no actual policies and so any change is up to the whims of individual clerks and bureaucrats.
not to mention that universities also have substantial portions of international students, so you’re not only dealing with your own government’s clusterfuck, but everyone else’s too.
asking for “legal sex” on a form is nothing but an ideological move to enshrine birth assignment in a position it does not occupy, and to intimidate trans people into surrendering their identities in the face of state power.