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While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.


Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.





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I think we know why.

This made Atlanta news because it happened not far from where I live. It was only a few months after Sandy Hook and I just remember crying from relief when I heard about this woman and how she managed to prevent another tragedy through compassion and empathy.


we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.


Confession: I really really really really REALLY hope we get to meet the Arishok in DA:I, even if it’s just one scene or some kind of flashback of Iron Bull’s, I NEED IT.

Devil’s Advocate:

He wouldn’t be Arishok anymore. No matter what you choose, either the Arishok is dead or he is removed from his position for failing in Kirkwall (so he wouldn’t be THE Arishok… someone else would. Sten if he is alive)




Hello, wonderful followers!

Women of Thedas has reached 1,000 followers a few hours ago! We’re really happy with the way this blog has been growing in numbers over the past few months and the response we got from you guys. Ladies always seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to fandom attention, so this blog was intended to be a place where they could have all the attention and love they deserved, from the most famous of companions to the obscure and forgotten NPCs. We thank you all for spreading the positivity and participating in the lady love!

1,000 followers means a follower giveaway is in order – one that is made possible by the generosity and kindness of the amazing artists of this fandom, whom we deeply thank for volunteering their time and talent.

 Now, the prizes:


  • No giveaway blogs
  • Reblogging and liking count as separate entries – you can reblog as many times as you like, just be considerate of your followers!
  • Must be part of the Dragon Age fandom
  • Must be following this blog – new followers are welcome!
  • As this blog is dedicated to the DA ladies, the prompt/ref you’ll give artists and writers must be about them
  • Giveaway ends on September 20th, 10pm(ish) GMT+2
  • And that’s it!

Disclaimer: some of the artists and writers who offered their art and writing talent as prizes are trying to avoid spoilers when it comes to Dragon Age: Inquisition. Please be respectful of their wishes, and do not ask for a piece that would involve either your Inquisitor or the Inquisition ladies we already know of.

Good luck to everyone, and thank you again for your support!

Only a week left!

Only 3 days left!!!




There are many ways to kindly and respectfully compliment the way a woman looks. But one descriptor that should be left out of such comments? “Exotic.”

Cristen Conger of the How Stuff Works podcast, Stuff Mom Never Told You, takes on the topic of “exotic” beauty.

Watch the full video with Conger explaining how Lupita Nyong’o was “extocized” during the 2014 Oscar season here. 

Cristen is the best! Also the How Stuff Works podcast is my fave.

Yay! My desktops is restoredededed!

No to curl up and cry because @kinlochhold deleted her blog and thus her AWESOME LIST OF DRAGON AGE MODS.

I guess a bonus to having Origin is that I can just redownload Origins and not have to bother with a serial number again.

The trick will be if it remembers my DLC…