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Best Cafes in Melbourne - Broadsheet
Broadsheet is an online magazine featuring cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, and galleries.
melbourne  cafes 
1 hour ago
The Five Factor Model of Relationships
commitment, intimacy, time, exclusivity, and priority
relationships  via:Ibutsu 
9 days ago
The Troubles with Gender | Skepchick
If gender is a social construct, it is so for everyone regardless of being cis, trans or otherwise. We all navigate the same landscape of expressions and limitations. It is not the responsibility of every single trans person to be subversive of heteronormativity. Holding trans people to a higher standard than other people is simply put hypocrisy.
gender  sex  101  history  trans  via:insomnius 
11 days ago
I spent a weekend at Google talking with nerds about charity. I came away … worried. - Vox
If effective altruism does a lot more of that, it can transform philanthropy and provide a revolutionary model for rigorous, empirically minded advocacy. But if it gets too impressed with its own cleverness, the future is far bleaker.
ea  effectivealtruism 
19 days ago
The Unbreakable Rebecca Black - BuzzFeed News
Her usually sunny demeanor dims slightly and she averts her big brown eyes, hesitating momentarily as if fondling the keys that launch the nukes.
25 days ago
In this plutocrat's playground of a city, it's good to know there's still a commune to call home
The Tea And Pronouns chart made me aware of my own prejudices in a new way. I do not judge people who prefer to be known as 'they' rather than 'he' or 'she.'  I judge people who prefer blueberry tea over the proper sort with the squinty eyes of unreconstructed bias. 
anarchism  relationships  family  communalliving  via:ibutsu 
4 weeks ago
Satanic Temple unveils Baphomet statue, protesters say 'Satan has no place' in Detroit — RT USA
He added that it will also have a certain "functional purpose" – as a chair where "people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation."
5 weeks ago
"Where's My Cut?": On Unpaid Emotional Labor - The Toast
Housework is not work. Sex work is not work. Emotional work is not work. Why? Because they don’t take effort? No, because women are supposed to provide them uncompensated, out of the goodness of our hearts.
emotionallabour  feminism  women 
6 weeks ago
THE SMITH STREET BAND LYRICS - Young Drunk
And I've finally found a home
In a handful of people I was lucky enough to bump into
We act like pessimists but we're in love with it

And I'm in love with you
And our tiny bed in the upstairs front room
Of a rundown terrace house
Which is obviously perfect as it sounds

Even in the summer
When the cardboard window that you tape on everyday
Falls out and wakes us up
lyrics 
7 weeks ago
OK, Grace. — New research shows 0.6% of rape allegations are...
“Furthermore, the report shows that a significant number of these cases involved young, often vulnerable people. About half of the cases involved people aged 21 years old and under, and some involved people with mental health difficulties. In some cases, the person alleged to have made the false report had undoubtedly been the victim of some kind of offence (sic), even if not the one which he or she had reported.”
rape  rapeculture  reference 
7 weeks ago
The Light Asservancy Game (furialog)
We have played this game for rather extended periods, with a three-year-old's giddy enthusiasm for escalating repetition, long enough a couple times for me to get a little worried that I might be really upsetting her with the extremes of abnegation, but each time I have tried to stop, she has instantly switched out of character and indignantly demanded that I go back to playing the game correctly.
parenting  children  furialog 
10 weeks ago
I quit the tech industry / fuzzy notepad
I stay up hours later than I mean to, not even doing anything, just trying to put off sleeping — because the next thing I experience will be waking up and going back to work.
eevee 
12 weeks ago
codersnotes / A Constructive Look At TempleOS
If GNU is the cathedral, and Linux is the bazaar, perhaps there is a place for the temple somewhere too.

templeos  losethos 
12 weeks ago
Eulogy for youth
That first taste of euphoria—those indefinable transcendent moments that begin on the cusp of adulthood and chase us into our twenties—is a drug of its own. An elusive, essentially transient glimpse at what could anchor our world—the promise of fantastic possibility with no instruction of how to make that real, no map for the grunt work to follow.
12 weeks ago
I didn't like shooting games. Then I fell in love with Splatoon - Boing Boing
The premise is as simple as it is weird: You're a kid, but you're also a squid
splatoon  via:Ibutsu 
12 weeks ago
Ursula K. Le Guin Calls On Sci Fi and Fantasy Writers to Envision Alternatives to Capitalism by Araz Hachadourian — YES! Magazine
“We live in capitalism,” said Le Guin, “Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings.” It’s up to authors, she explains in the video below, to spark the imagination of their readers and to help them envision alternatives to how we live.
toread  ursulaleguin  CAPITALISM 
12 weeks ago
Magic Saved My Life
Happiness is about relationships, and relationships are about accomplishing things with other people. I was once too broken to have real relationships, but Magic fixed me. The whole idea is reductive, but there's a lot of truth to the sentiment.
mtg  suicide  mentalhealth  via:Ibutsu 
12 weeks ago
I Have Been Sitting on Manspreaders For the Last Month and I Have Never Felt More Free - xoJane
In the past, excuse me was usually a whisper that left my body while I prepared to make myself smaller. In the new excuse me, there is no grinding my teeth while juggling four bags, no passive discomfort while dreaming of the alternate universe where I advocate for the space I deserve.
june 2015
Juggernaut Kog’Maw: Baiting with the ADC
An in-depth look at one of the most popular strategies of Season 5. With lots of cute pictures.

The presentation of this article is amazing.
lol 
june 2015
Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Rebellion / Headscratchers - TV Tropes
Yes, what she did was wrong, but what was the alternative? Letting Kyubey and his people eventually control the Law of Cycles and bring back the Witches, thus enslaving or destroying Madoka and consuming the souls of countless others until someone else manages to find a way to change the rules, which won't matter because the Incubators will already have the means and knowledge to control God. Yes, Madoka is in a gilded cage and that is Homura's fault, but that's why it's called Rebellion and not For the Evulz.
pmmm 
may 2015
Don't play the victim blame game with family violence
There have been 36 women who have been killed violently in Australia since the start of this year. We are counting.
theage  violence  women  dv 
may 2015
On the Clock, Part 2 : How to Play Faster, by Zvi Mowshowitz at StarCityGames.com!
Don't forget lunch. It's good to eat lunch, and the faster you play the more likely you'll have at least one round where you have enough time to go get some. Let's hear it for lunch.
mtg 
may 2015
Installing PHP Mailparse - Cerb Wiki
sudo apt-get install php5-gd php5-imap php-pear php5-dev make php5-mcrypt
php  mailparse 
april 2015
Kate Heddleston
In other words, the most marginalized groups have the most weapons that can be used against them in a combative environment.
aggression  feminism  tech  techculture  broculture 
april 2015
These 10 ‘Acceptable’ Trans Narratives Are Actually Holding Us Back — Everyday Feminism
In the end, it’s ironic that many transgender people spend their lives pursuing an authentic existence, only to dive right back into new closets.
transgender  narrative 
april 2015
Rurutia - Sanctuary
ここは守られた聖なる泉
手を取って愛にしずみましょう
lyrics  rurutia 
april 2015
It’s OK for your open source library to be a bit shitty | David R. MacIver
There is no obligation to free labour. Every hour you put in working on your project for free is a gift to the world. If the world comes back to you and says “You are a bad person for not supporting this thing I need you to support” then fuck them.
opensource  via:mistydemeo 
april 2015
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