Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (x)
"As it debuted in 2000, The Weekenders fittingly kicked off a decade of creative excellence coming from the studio. It represents all of the strengths of Disney Television Animation’s creator-driven production model - superb writing with excellent translation into action and smooth animation - while functioning as a cleverly modulated, restrained retort to other studios’ frantic production styles. It is a model program that deserves far more attention than it received during its original production run. The show was created and chiefly written by the talented Doug Langdale. As a California native, it seems that he followed the famed writing axiom, "Write what you know." What makes the series stand out so boldly from its peers was its execution by Langdale and principal director Steven Lyons. It is a highly nuanced, character-driven series with a particular emphasis on exploring all the dimensions of the characters and their relationships with one another and the world around them. They did so in a way that belies most television animation stereotypes, gathering comedy from realism rather than exaggeration - in spite of occasional bursts of ebullience from both writer and director. This is clearly noted in examining the particularly well-handled characterizations of its four 12-year-old leads. […] The series has largely been off the radar since its original broadcast run ended in 2003, but this may change with its release on DVD by Disney (although in a limited run format). There is every opportunity for Tino, Carver, Lor and Tish to help another generation of middle schoolers confront their concerns and fears in the same colorful, funny way."
Excerpt from America Toons In: A History of Television Animation by David Perlmutter
“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 1 of 2. (link to Part 2)
- College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
- Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]
By dark-side-of-the-room, who writes:
These infogifs are provided RIGHTS-FREE for noncommercial purposes. Repost them anywhere. In fact, repost them EVERYWHERE. No need to credit. Link to the L&M study if possible.
Knowledge is a seed; sow it.
Reblogging because I mentioned this study in a post the other day and someone reblogged & replied insinuating that I’d made it up, but I didn’t have the citation on hand right then. As I said then: rape culture is what teaches rapists that they aren’t rapists.
^ bolded for emphasis
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- write fanfictions
- draw fanarts
- create gifs
- think of theories
- edit stuff
and then there’s me
But there’s you, who
- Read our fanfictions
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- View our gifs
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You are just as important as the rest of us.