The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.
Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry?
My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.
Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money.
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating.
I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.
Several studies have shown that portrayals of women enjoying rape and other kinds of sexual violence can lead to increased acceptance of rape myths in both males and females.
One group of college students were shown a pornographic depiction in which a woman was portrayed as sexually aroused by sexual violence, and a second group was exposed to control materials.
Subsequently, all subjects were shown a second rape portrayal.
The students who had been exposed to the pornographic depiction of rape were significantly more likely than the students in the control group:
(1) to perceive the second rape victim as suffering less trauma; (2) to believe that she actually enjoyed it; and (3) to believe that women in general enjoy rape and forced sexual acts."
Neil Malamuth and James Check. “The effects of aggressive pornography on beliefs in rape myths: Individual differences.” Journal of Research in Personality, 19 (1985), pp. 299-320.
WHOA CHECK OUT THIS LINK, TONS OF STUDIES REFERENCED, INCLUDING SEVERAL MASSIVE METASTUDIES.
First of the coffees! #beastlybeverages #avengers #blackwidow #fandomtea
reblog for healthy polyamory ignore for unnecessary heterosexual love triangles
more bear owls
based on my favorite owls <3
So… various forms of counselling and psychotherapy advise the externalisation of issues. So rather than “I have depression” it becomes “I have been having issues with depression”.
This can kind of feel like an odd way of wording things. Like…
“Hello. Customer services? Yes. I’ve have been having issues with this depression. I would like to file a complaint. Maybe even return it. The service here is terrible.”
look at this
I don’t even know where to begin.
Time to start the weekend!
this is the best post i have ever seen