I Know Where Your Cat Lives Is Simultaneously Amazing and Creepy

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'Real women have children'

‘Real women have children’

I will never forget the first time I heard it.

‘You won’t be a real woman,’ he said, ‘until you have children.’

At the time I was struggling with my gender identity and I was fairly certain I wasn’t a woman to begin with, but the comment still struck at me. That this person would think that actual women weren’t ‘real’ until they had children, by which he meant specifically carrying children,…

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[Image: A photoset of a woman wearing a STUNNING dress: It’s white with a flaring skirt, and it has been painstakingly sharpied into a copy of the Marauder’s Map from Harry Potter. Seriously. It’s amazing. The level of detail is so intense.]

I’m totally sad I can’t be at LeakyCon because it is everything I want. I guess Sarah and I can sit in our respective corners and pout.

malindalo:

sarahreesbrennan:

datvikingtho:

theyseemefangirlintheyhatin:

permets-tu:

after what feels like literally the longest week of my life working on it my marauder’s map dress for leakycon is DONE!! as a side note, i literally never want to use another fine point sharpie in my life.

THIS IS AMAZING OMG

This is beyond amazing and inspiring.

This is so so pretty, and in its beauty and the obvious hard work and dedication put into its beauty are clearly representative of Leakycon itself. Obviously I can never go, but I am SO PROUD of my beautimous friends Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman for running such a fantastic thing, in which everything runs smoothly and beautifully but in an individual and loving way, and I think all the authors going are amazingly fabulous (go to Malinda Lo and Alaya Dawn Johnson’s panellation! and Holly Black will teach you how to fix your book!). So: LOVELY. Everyone going to Leakycon please enjoy yourselves, get lots of books, and prepare to be dazzled by wonders.

This is AMAZING. And I am so excited to go to LeakyCon!!

The conversation about sexism in tech we should be having

I talked with Leigh Honeywell about sexism in tech, finding creative and effective solutions, and making the workplace safer for women. 

Is high-speed rail America's bullet train to the future?

I just really love trains okay.

It’s still pissing me off that people on Tumblr think it’s totally cool to rip off my work wholesale and repost it without permission. I wish I could find contact info for the OP who posted that one post that now has an excess of 2,400 notes, all from people who apparently think it’s SUPER COOL to fuck over writers. 

[Image: A series of timelapse photos of fireflies. The images make it look like the forest is painted in light.]

nubbsgalore:

fireflies in timelapse, photos by (click pic) vincent bradytakehito miyataketsuneaki hiramatsu and spencer black

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Cosmo's lesbian sex tips are 'mind-blowing'—in all the wrong ways

Cosmo has gone where no woman has gone befor—oh wait.