note to critics of the world: When you’re talking to African-American women, don’t use the tired “angry black woman” stereotype.
New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley, whose journalism career includes a laundry list of inaccuracies and errors, published a disgusting assessment of how Rhimes and her hit ABC series Scandal have changed the television landscape for black women.
"When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography," Stanley begins, "it should be called How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman."
Harassment happens at comic conventions every year, and that unfortunate fact has made it vitally important for event coordinators to make attendees feel safe. Having a clear and visible anti-harassment policy is a key part of this, but it’s also something that many conventions find difficult to do.
Earlier this year ReedPOP, the organizers behind New York Comic Con and a number of other conventions, contacted geek culture website The Mary Sue for help with its policy. The site took things further by reaching out for additional help and formed a panel of seven people to help them advise NYCC.
Freelance photojournalists traveling to rebel-held areas in Syria and putting themselves in serious danger of being kidnapped and/or killed will no longer be able to have their work published by Agence France Presse (AFP).
This policy was clarified this week in a blog post on the agencies website, where they also outlined their entire policy regarding the so-called “IS jihadists” and the grizzly propaganda they frequently release. The main takeaway from photojournalists, however, is that nobody should be putting themselves in unwarranted danger.
Journalists are no longer welcome in rebel-held Syria, as independent witnesses to the suffering of local populations. They have become targets, or commodities to be traded for ransom.
That is also why we no longer accept work from freelance journalists who travel to places where we ourselves would not venture. It is a strong decision, and one that may not have been made clear enough, so I will repeat it here: if someone travels to Syria and offers us images or information when they return, we will not use it.
Is this Supernatural?
Okay I know it’s probably sarcastic but I love Pushing Daisies so here goes my very first gif rant.
Basically it’s about this guy named Ned with a special power
For one minute… any longer and someone else had to die. But there is one additional catch.
Yeah… that’s his mother. And that little gutwrencher is in the introduction to the first episode. The bulk of it takes place when Ned is an adult, putting his talent to use solving murder cases… by asking the victim.
Who are usually surprisingly cheerful. Yeah, that’s basically Col. Sanders after being kentucky fried. But this show is not as dark as it seems.
This is CSI: Candyland.
His partner in solving crime is Emmerson Cod, mostly in it for the money, who pops off lines like that in most episodes.
Olive is the best. She is so cheerful! Grade A role model. This show can get really sassy sometimes.
But mostly it’s just Emmerson.
It’s so colourful! It’s basically some very strange return of the vibrant stories you may or may not have heard as a child. It’s a live action storybook!
Complete with storybook romance. Chuck was Ned’s childhood sweetie, and he sees her for the first time in years in the first episode… after she is murdered on a cruise ship. So they can’t touch but still make things work. Just to be clear: no teasing or anything. They are very clearly in a relationship right away. No sexual tension here.
But honestly I’m here for Emmerson and Olive being amazing. Oh! That’s another thing!
Olive’s got a crush on Ned, and they do tease that from time to time. But right from the get-go it becomes very clear that Olive’s subplot isn’t about getting Ned- it’s about giving him up because he’s already in a relationship. Jeez, when’s the last time a love triangle’s solution was recognizing that there was no actually love triangle? I can’t remember.
I like this show. Or I did. Until it got canceled. Sorry.
YOU TOOK MY DUMB SUPERNATURAL JOKE AND MADE AN AMAZING PUSHING DAISIES EXPLAINER I’M SO HAPPY
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Slow clap. Well done, theonion. Now, if this were only true…