Watch: One woman’s badass athletic achievement is silencing sexists across the Web
Will American Ninja Warrior crown its first female champion at the top of Mount Midoriyama?
Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman ever to complete a city finals course, in Dallas, and the first woman to ever make it to the finals in Las Vegas. If she manages to conquer Mount Midoriyama she could win the $500,000 prize and the title of American Ninja Warrior.
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I hate how much I love this show.
This woman has kicked so much ass to get to where she is. To those who don’t watch the show they had her run next to last in this particular episode. The regional finals are run in reverse order of how you qualify. This means that not only did she complete the qualifying course, but only one person in her city managed to complete it in less time than she did. The one guy that finished the qualifier in less time? Didn’t advance to Mt. Midoriyama. Kacy kicks ass.
WHAT IS THIS
WHAT IS THIS
IS THIS A LIBRARY IN A THEATRE
ALL OF MY DREAMS HAVE JUST COME TRUE
oh. oh my god.
this is genuinely the most beautiful thing i have ever seen
This is a book store called El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina! You can have coffee while sitting on the stage. One of my favorite places in my city.
It’s a BOOKSTORE?!
there are balconies where you can sit to read too
and that’s the stage where you can have a coffee :)
And I just found a reason to visit Argentina without seeing anything touristy.
(Source: billions-of-stars, via bookoisseur)
The problem that needs to be fixed is not kick all the girls out of YA, it’s teach boys that stories featuring female protagonists or written by female authors also apply to them. Boys fall in love. Boys want to be important. Boys have hopes and fears and dreams and ambitions. What boys also have is a sexist society in which they are belittled for “liking girl stuff.” Male is neutral, female is specific.
I heard someone mention that Sarah Rees Brennan’s THE DEMON’S LEXICON would be great for boys, but they’d never read it with that cover. Friends, then the problem is NOT with the book. It’s with the society that’s raising that boy. It’s with the community who inculcated that boy with the idea that he can’t read a book with an attractive guy on the cover.
Here’s how we solve the OMG SO MANY GIRLS IN YA problem: quit treating women like secondary appendages. Quit treating women’s art like it’s a niche, novelty creation only for girls. Quit teaching boys to fear the feminine, quit insisting that it’s a hardship for men to have to relate to anything that doesn’t specifically cater to them.
Because if I can watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and want to grow up to be an archaeologist, there’s no reason at all that a boy shouldn’t be able to read THE DEMON’S LEXICON with its cover on. My friends, sexism doesn’t just hurt women, and our young men’s abysmal rate of attraction to literacy is the proof of it.
If you want to fix the male literary crisis, here’s your solution:
Become a feminist.
The Problem is Not the Books, Saundra Mitchell (via silverstags)
OMG THIS THIS THIS THIS!!!!!
Aw fuck yeah!
This is why, when my 13 year old son wants to read more female written and driven YA the only thing I have told him is to read whatever her wants. So we don’t have the same favorite author. Does it matter?
please be courteous this 4th. of July if you have a veteran in your neighborhood
This is something very very important which I’ve never thought about until now
My dad used to have issues with mortar smoke - remember it’s not just the noise that can be a problem.
Seeing my brother (an Afghanistan vet) react to a truck backfiring I have seen this in action. Definitely boosting the signal on this.
it makes me sad when people are mean about steve buscemi. he seems like a nice guy and he’s a good actor and one time i saw an interview where he was like “i didn’t know i was ‘ugly’ until i got famous” and i think about it a lot and it breaks my heart
Mr. Buscemi was also a firefighter before becoming an actor and after the attacks of 9/11 he volunteered to help find survivors among the rubble.
(Source: alice-childress, via helenaisis)