Following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen on Saturday, and the ensuing media portrayal of his death, Twitter expressed outrage in the form of a hashtag: #IfTheyGunnedMeDown
This really is every representation debate in sci-fi and fantasy ever.
"We can’t have people of color in this story - its in the middle ages."
Imagining dragons and elves and hobbits is fine, but imagining a world not inhabited entirely by white people? That would be unrealistic.
This is glorious and even thought it doesn’t fit in the range of all the paranormal & science, I MUST share
It works like this: You tell Kitestring that you’re in a dangerous place or situation, and give it a time frame of when to check in on you. If you don’t reply back when it checks your status, it’ll alert your emergency contacts with a custom message you set up.
It doesn’t require you to touch anything (like bSafe) or shake your phone (like Nirbhaya) to send the distress signal. Kitestring is smarter, because it doesn’t need an action to alert people, it needs inaction.
reblogging because this is seriously amazing.
This looks like something useful, though less so if you’re the kind of person who stops off for a drink with friends and forgets to notify the app. Back in my day we made sure to call the friend we left when we got in. Still—has anyone tried this to see how it works in RL?
Jay Justice, on whether costumers who dress for charity events should only portray characters ‘accurately’ or not, with implications that ‘accuracy’ means that a non white person should limit themselves to canonical characters of color. (via msjayjustice)
Jay Justice is more Batgirl than anyone I know.
Girls of the Playboy Mansion, season 1, episode 7, Just Shoot Me