“Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.”
— Brian Lord.org  (via boysncroptops)

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  • Beyoncé: (Feminism) requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. … We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”
  • White Feminists: stop using feminism for attention
  • Scarlet Johansson: I am girl
  • White Feminists: YES! finally a celebrity with a brain! in a male dominated industry Scarlet is not a afraid to be herself. Truly a feminist icon!

callipygianology:

englishjakes:

rosalind franklin discovered the double helix in dna but her research was stolen by two men before she could properly share the information and now watson and crick are famous for what she spent years studying

Plus she developed ovarian cancer that was most likely caused by radiation from the HUNDREDS of hours spent using x ray crystallography to ascertain the structure. She literally worked herself to death to be a footnote in most genetics textbooks.

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“On Periods: Let’s put this shit to bed right now: Women don’t lose their minds when they have period-related irritability. It doesn’t lower their ability to reason; it lowers their patience and, hence, tolerance for bullshit. If an issue comes up a lot during “that time of the month,” that doesn’t mean she only cares about it once a month; it means she’s bothered by it all the time and lacks the capacity, once a month, to shove it down and bury it beneath six gulps of willful silence.”

Shakesville: Feminism 101 (via andotherdoublemeanings)

BOOM

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THIS

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And when we have our periods our ‘male’ hormone (testosterone) is actually at its highest level…soooooo…

(via a-ghra-geal)

^ not actually true, testosterone peaks when you ovulate (x).  you don’t need testosterone to not tolerate bullshit, either.  passivity is socialized in women, not a result of biology.

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Q

doeevans asked:

Marauders Fratboy!AU :)

A

comealongraggedypond:

Okay, so I know nothing about the British university experience (do they even have frats?) so I’m just gonna do this based on what I know about American college Greek life. Hope that’s okay!

  • James and Sirius join a social fraternity the second semester of their freshman year
  • Because they’ve been friends since they were eleven and they’ve talked about going to the same school and being roommates and joining the same fraternity since they’ve known each other
  • The upperclassmen like them instantly because they’re this double act and they’re cool and they’re down to party
  • The school doesn’t allow hazing and this frat doesn’t exactly haze but they do require their pledges to do some publicly embarrassing shit
  • Like being filmed walking around campus in a cow costume and you get down on all fours to ask people to “milk you”
  • And you basically make sex noses the whole time
  • James and Sirius are both up for the challenge because they think it’s hilarious
  • (Sorry I’m just going to interject for a moment and say that that is based on a true story I saw this happen I was there I didn’t milk anyone but he had me hold a sign for the camera and then he told me “I’d milk your utter” like weird things happened to me freshman year)
  • James and Sirius are “twin” Littles like they have the same Big (cool dude named Kingsley Shacklebolt) because it’d be a crime to separate them
  • James’ nickname on his jersey is Prongs because of this really really funny story with a fork you just had to be there
  • Sirius gets Padfoot because his laugh kind of sounds like a bark and he just loves dogs okay
  • Fall of sophomore year is when they meet Remus who is the RA of their hall
  • Remus is one of those RAs who’s like “what I don’t see and hear is alright you won’t get written up if you’re not dumb about it” and while he isn’t someone that James and Sirius would normally hang out with they think he’s awesome and they invite him to dinner and parties and to play video games in their room so he’s not lonely (he just seems lonely to them and they’re right)
  • They eventually convince him to join the frat in the Spring because he’s super fucking cool and so he does because Remus secretly wants to belong somewhere and even though he isn’t the typical recruit, he grows on the other members
  • (James and Sirius convince everyone to be easy on Remus during the hazing thing)
  • Remus also is always there at parties and he sees the underage drinking but he doesn’t report anyone because FRIENDS
  • Peter is this guy in James and Sirius’ (THEY HAVE MATCHING SCHEDULES!) marketing class and he’s really intimidated by how cool they are but one time the three of them are in a group project together and once he reveals how fucking funny he is, James and Sirius are like you’re amazing join our fraternity
  • So Peter joins fall of junior year and it’s like FRIENDSHIP
  • Oh and by the way both Remus and Peter are James’ Littles because he likes to hoard these two people that he somewhat took under his wing and smother them with love and the occasional drunken advice
  • He also makes them arts and crafts sometimes and buys them candy when he’s at stores to surprise them with he’s just a really great and thoughtful Big okay he’s really into it
  • Sirius isn’t too jealous because he’s basically that cool uncle with no kids
  • He never wants a Little like ever
  • Then one day James meets Lily at a party and she’s in the service fraternity
  • He falls for her passion to help others and he starts to participate in charities and events with her
  • Not just because he likes her so much but because she’s sparked this interest within him
  • He drags Sirius, Remus, and Peter with him to these events and they all start enjoying this whole “getting involved” thing plus Lily is super cool and funny
  • James still likes to party but he’s slowed down a bit, gets more focused on charity work and making their community and the world a better place
  • James and Lily share their first kiss at Relay for Life at the end of their junior year
  • The next year they lead the committee that organizes it
  • They’re disgustingly cute
  • When Harry’s born a few years later the big debate of their marriage is whether he’ll be in a social or service frat
  • It’s a big deal
  • They’ve even put money on it

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