August 21, 2014
bikiniarmorbattledamage:

rad-and-broke:

campdracula5eva:

youbestnotmiss:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"

No problem.

in before “well most women can’t do that” because NEWS FLASH most men can’t either, that’s why it’s a highly specialized career that requires a lot of devoted training

One of my former coworkers was a very slim girl only a tad taller than me, and she was training to be a fireman, and she could lift the biggest dude on my crew like this who was around 6’5 and super bulky.One time she picked him up and ran around the crew room with him for about 5 minutes before letting him down.

Even though I haven’t exercised in over a year—if you count DDR—and I’m incredibly petite (5’0”, 100 lbs), I can carry most guys. If they’re under 200 lbs, I can run with them on my back for 5 blocks, but I can walk for a mile. Once they’re about 250, I can only walk about a block or two before my spine feels like it’s about to break. If I were in a survival situation and their life depended on it, I could go on much further, until my legs gave out.
It’s why I hate the bullshit that women are inherently weak. Nah, man. Nah.

Tangentially related to the blog’s theme, but I see the “women are too weak to handle the normal armor” comment come up often enough that it made it into the Female Armor Rhetoric Bingo.
So yeah, for the record: women are not significantly weaker than men. Especially if we talk about people with lots of training in terms of fighting and/or saving lives. Especially especially if we consider that there are techniques and moves, like this one, specifically designed for smaller people to handle some heavy weight.
And that’s all said while we ignore that most armors are not as heavy as common myth lets us believe!
~Ozzie

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

rad-and-broke:

campdracula5eva:

youbestnotmiss:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"

No problem.

in before “well most women can’t do that” because NEWS FLASH most men can’t either, that’s why it’s a highly specialized career that requires a lot of devoted training

One of my former coworkers was a very slim girl only a tad taller than me, and she was training to be a fireman, and she could lift the biggest dude on my crew like this who was around 6’5 and super bulky.One time she picked him up and ran around the crew room with him for about 5 minutes before letting him down.

Even though I haven’t exercised in over a year—if you count DDR—and I’m incredibly petite (5’0”, 100 lbs), I can carry most guys. If they’re under 200 lbs, I can run with them on my back for 5 blocks, but I can walk for a mile. Once they’re about 250, I can only walk about a block or two before my spine feels like it’s about to break. If I were in a survival situation and their life depended on it, I could go on much further, until my legs gave out.

It’s why I hate the bullshit that women are inherently weak. Nah, man. Nah.

Tangentially related to the blog’s theme, but I see the “women are too weak to handle the normal armor” comment come up often enough that it made it into the Female Armor Rhetoric Bingo.

So yeah, for the record: women are not significantly weaker than men. Especially if we talk about people with lots of training in terms of fighting and/or saving lives. Especially especially if we consider that there are techniques and moves, like this one, specifically designed for smaller people to handle some heavy weight.

And that’s all said while we ignore that most armors are not as heavy as common myth lets us believe!

~Ozzie

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August 20, 2014

trekkiee:

mcroosa:

Mommy teaching babby easier water drinking way because drinking water is hard experience u get it in your nose. Jesus how she puts her paw on his head in the second one. Such concern and love.

THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER FUCKING SEEN FROM CATS EVER

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August 20, 2014
battle-dog:

Today’s guest comic is drawn by talented artist and rad person Jones, creator of the comic Helvetica! Give it a read!

battle-dog:

Today’s guest comic is drawn by talented artist and rad person Jones, creator of the comic Helvetica! Give it a read!

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August 20, 2014

beautiesofafrique:

Uganda gay pride party after anti-homosexual law is overturned

Entebbe (Uganda) (AFP) - Dancing and waving rainbow-coloured flags, Ugandan activists held their first gay pride rally Saturday since the overturning of a tough anti-homosexuality law, which authorities have appealed. ”This event is to bring us together. Everyone was in hiding before because of the anti-homosexuality law,” organiser Sandra Ntebi told AFP. "It is a happy day for all of us, getting together,” Ntebi said, noting that police had granted permission for the invitation-only “Uganda Pride” rally. The overturned law, condemned as “abominable” by rights groups but popular among many Ugandans, called for proven homosexuals to be jailed for life.

The constitutional court threw it out on a technicality on August 1, six months after it took effect, and the government swiftly filed an appeal, while lawmakers have signed a petition for a new vote on the bill.

Homosexuality remains illegal in Uganda, punishable by a jail sentence. But it is no longer illegal to promote homosexuality, and Ugandans are no longer obliged to denounce gays to the authorities

Amid music and laughter, activists gathered at botanical gardens on the shores of Lake Victoria, barely a kilometre (half a mile) from the presidential palace at Entebbe, a key town some 35 kilometres from the capital Kampala. ”Some Ugandans are gay. Get over it,” read one sticker a man had pasted onto his face. - ‘Now I have the courage’ -

Ugandan Deputy Attorney General Fred Ruhinda said Saturday that state lawyers had lodged an appeal against the ruling at the Supreme Court, the country’s highest court.

"We are unsatisfied with the court ruling," Ruhinda told AFP. "The law was not intended to victimise gay people, it was for the common good." In their surprise ruling last week, judges said it had been passed without the necessary quorum of lawmakers in parliament. Rights groups said the law triggered a sharp increase in arrests and assaults on members of the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Homophobia is widespread in Uganda, where American-style evangelical Christianity is on the rise. Gay men and women face frequent harassment and threats of violence. On Saturday, however, activists celebrated openly.

"Since I discovered I was gay I feared coming out, but now I have the courage after the law was thrown out," Alex Musoke told AFP, one of more than 100 people at the event. One pair of activists waved a rainbow flag with a slogan appealing for people to “join hands” to end the “genocide” of homosexuals. Some wore masks for fear of being identified — Uganda’s tabloid newspapers have previously printed photographs of prominent activists — while others showed their faces openly and wore colourful fancy dress. But activist Pepe Onziema said he and his colleagues would not rest until they were sure the law was gone for good. ”Uganda is giving a bad example, not only to the region but to the world, by insisting on this law,” he said.

"We are Africans, we want to show an African struggle by civil society."

There was little police presence, and no one came to protest the celebration, even if many in the town said they did not approve."This is unbelievable, I can’t imagine being a gay," said motorbike taxi driver William Kamurasi in disgust."It’s a shame to Uganda. Police must stop these activities of the gays."

- Lawmakers demand new vote -

Critics said President Yoweri Museveni signed the law to win domestic support ahead of a presidential election set for 2016, which will be his 30th year in power. But it lost him friends abroad, with several international donors freezing or redirecting millions of dollars of government aid, saying the country had violated human rights and democratic principles.

US Secretary of State John Kerry likened the law to anti-Semitic legislation in Nazi Germany.

Analysts suggest that Museveni secretly encouraged last week’s court ruling as it provided a way to avoid the appearance of caving in to foreign pressure. But gay rights activists warn the battle is not over.

Lawmakers signed a petition calling for a new vote on the bill, and to bypass parliamentary rules that require it be formally reintroduced from scratch — a process that could take years.

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August 20, 2014

saucerkommand:

Because you DEMANDED IT, more stunning art from Mshindo Kuumba!

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August 20, 2014

tastefullyoffensive:

[threepanelsoul]

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August 20, 2014

marvellyous:

Three Word Prompts Part 6

Had a creative lull, so asked my friends and followers on Facebook for 3 word prompts on what to draw. Had a blast doing these, as it was a good challenge to try and put a creative spin on these and just draw something, even if it’s terrible. Either click on the images or looks below to see the prompts.

Idk why people used vorpal so much, but I ended up interpreting that as a Khopesh blade instead, because they’re cool.

1 - Vorpal Bane Doughnut

2 - Vorpal Tapir Dogfights

3 - Were Vorpal Bunny

4 - What A Talent

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

They’re also collected here on my facebook page

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August 20, 2014

marvellyous:

Three Word Prompts Part 5

Had a creative lull, so asked my friends and followers on Facebook for 3 word prompts on what to draw. Had a blast doing these, as it was a good challenge to try and put a creative spin on these and just draw something, even if it’s terrible. Either click on the images or looks below to see the prompts.

1 - Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Lopado­­temacho­­selacho­­galeo­­kranio­­leipsano­­drim­­hypo­­trimmato­­silphio­­parao­­melito­­katakechy­­meno­­kichl­­epi­­kossypho­­phatto­­perister­­alektryon­­opte­­kephallio­­kigklo­­peleio­­lagoio­­siraio­­baphe­­tragano­­pterygon

Floccinaucinihilipilification

(see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lopado­temacho­selacho­galeo­kranio­leipsano­drim­hypo­trimmato­silphio­parao­melito­katakechy­meno­kichl­epi­kossypho­phatto­perister­alektryon­opte­kephallio­kigklo­peleio­lagoio­siraio­baphe­tragano­pterygon

http://en.wiktionary.org/
wiki/floccinaucinihilipilification)

2 - Scorpion Mounted Squirrel

3 - Seek Distraught Missile

4 - Sexy Mushroom Party

5 - Sunshine Table Piano

(I forgot about the table part, just pretend the little piano seat is a coffee table)

6 - Treacle Fart Balls

7 - Triple Scarf Pentagon

8 - Troll Chris Army

9 - Undead Cheese Hulk

(Though it looks more like Undead Spongebob Hulk tbh)

10 - Vampire Dorito Gazebo

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

They’re also collected here on my facebook page

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August 20, 2014

marvellyous:

Three Word Prompts Part 4

Had a creative lull, so asked my friends and followers on Facebook for 3 word prompts on what to draw. Had a blast doing these, as it was a good challenge to try and put a creative spin on these and just draw something, even if it’s terrible. Either click on the images or looks below to see the prompts.

1 - Lewis Kitten Detective

2 - Lewis Mouse King

3 - Marxist Volleyball Scandal

4 - Mexican Bacon Cactus

5 - Millionaire Kitten Pilot

6 - Monkey Purple Dishwasher

7 - Never Ending Jethro

(As in Jethro Tull)

8 - Norse God Trickery

9 - Murder Bros Win

(Murder Bros/Murder-Death Bros is the nickname for mine and Kits Death-following Larp characters when they’re teamed up)

10 - Penguin Chainsaw Arcade

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

They’re also collected here on my facebook page

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August 20, 2014

marvellyous:

Three Word Prompts Part 3

Had a creative lull, so asked my friends and followers on Facebook for 3 word prompts on what to draw. Had a blast doing these, as it was a good challenge to try and put a creative spin on these and just draw something, even if it’s terrible. Either click on the images or looks below to see the prompts.

1 - Folder Knife Butt

2 - Frogman Lapdance Duck

thefrogman

3 - Giant Fish Boy

4 - Giant Small Tortoise

5 - Human Record Lighthouse

6 - Incredible Future Smoke

7 - Kit Kitty Kitten

(I have a friend called Kit)

8 - Kitty Kitty Kitty

9 - Kitten Cucumber Murder

10 - Lewis Gleefully Aflame

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

They’re also collected here on my facebook page

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