To my female gamers out there: your story is yours alone. Nobody can tell you that your personal experience was “wrong,” and absolutely nobody can discredit your feelings. It was this realization that allowed me to start speaking up.

And there’s one last thing I want you to know: if you can find the necessary strength to speak your mind, you will empower not only yourself, but others.

Lilian Chen, a competitive Super Smash Brothers Melee player, leads conversations about gender issues in the gamer culture. (Fun fact: She’s also TED’s graphic designer!) Read about her experience as a female gamer here » (via ted)

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Unlocking every iPhone at once

The world’s most expensive xylophone. 

Emma Watson represents the UN, in her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, in Uruguay where she was campaigning for a higher representation of women in politics.

(via theworldofcinema)

“We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life.”
— Joshua Glenn Clark (via psych-facts)

(via afterchase)

“Think you’d be comfortable laying down the first line of code on an app build?”
— Today in recruiter emails (via bryan)
“Exotic means there, not here. Them, not us. You, but definitely not me. Exotic is a word defined by the speaker’s perspective, which assumes dominance and normalcy over the person being called exotic.”

I’m not a parrot. So don’t call me exotic.

It’s a micro-aggression. It’s a backhanded compliment. And it’s simply inaccurate.

(via theweekmagazine)