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A Hole In The World

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This past weekend (July 11-13), I attended DashCon, the first con exclusively devoted to Tumblr users (although not affiliated with Tumblr). Because of poor management by a staff that was well-intentioned but inexperienced, young, and lacking in resources, the con suffered a couple of major public calamities, including a desperate mid-con plea for emergency cash on their Tumblr site (which they received) that immediately became the target of contempt and ridicule by primarily non-con attendees on Tumblr and other social media sites.

The hostility of this rhetoric often conflated the organizers with the attendees, who were primarily female and queer teens, many of whom were local and attending their first con. The largest concentration of this rhetoric is the Dashcon tag and user reblogs spread it quickly; one early Tumblr post – reblogged over 67,000 times – characterized con-goers as “white kids in flower crowns rioting for the anti-sexualization of women in media while holding panels about homoerotic subtext.” Comments on other social media sites like Jezebel swiftly adopted this derisive tone, describing attendees as “dorks who live in their parents’ basement” or “hormonal teenagers who enjoy drama way too much” in contrast to the “mature” fans on Tumblr “who discuss theories.” Such misinformed and misogynist discourse was accompanied by paternalistic horror about the possible exposure of teenagers to an informational 18+ BDSM panel.

As a counter to this discourse, I want to highlight some of the more productive social and cultural aspects and implications of the con. For attendees, it is a vital safe space for self-expression and community bonding, intellectual engagement, counseling, and social empowerment for attendees. In turn, the implicit discomfort and hostility directed at them reveals how this space threatens social hierarchies regarding, in particular, female sexual pleasure and knowledge, “feminine” cultural production, “mass” tastes, and non-normative sexual/gender identities and practices.


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DashCon Discourses: Through a Feminist Lens | Antenna

The whole piece is well worth the read. (via acafanmom)

I want to draw attention to THIS. Dash Con’s management problems were many, HOWEVER the reason it ended up in the spotlight was pure sexism.

The first posts criticizing the convention based on half-truths were immediately reblogged with nasty comments about ugh fangirls, dumb teen girls, and their girly flower crowns.

If this massive disorganization had happened at a male-dominated con, I firmly believe no one would have noticed or cared much except those people there.  But Dash Con was a convention run primarily by women with mostly women as panelists and mostly women as attendees.

That meant they were already being castigated as incompetent, frivolous, and <i>“the worst of tumblr”</i> on Friday night before anyone knew any actual facts.  Other male-dominated cons would have been given the benefit of the doubt, time to make explanations, and would have been put under less of a microscope.

Dash Con is a searing example of the perfectionist tight rope walk that women are expected to do in our screwed up society — make any mistakes and our culture will turn on you to broadcast every mistake.  And maybe we’ll just add some totally made-up stuff in there too.  Don’t step out of line girls.  Leave cons to the boys.

- Sarah (via bisexual-books)

Bisexual Community Tumblr had no real interests in Dash Con 2014, and truthfully paid little attention to it UNTIL we started noticing the weird blog posts that were going around (and around and around) about it.

The thing that really struck people here as strange is that a Great Deal of the criticism was coming from people who Weren’t Going, Weren’t There and actually Hadn’t Bothered to Check Anything out. Instead people were just passing on what in many cases turned out to be mean-spirited false - not to mention frequently misogynistic, biphobic, homophobic and transphobic - rumors.

Well guess what? We are interested now. This casual internet bullying totally got our attention. We REALLY dislike Bullies! And we REALLY dislike sloppy misinformation that ends up hurting innocent people!

So we hope there will be a Dash Con 2015. And we think it might be a good opportunity for Bi Tumblr people in the USA to meet in RL and do some planning and map out some more bisexual activism. Particular for Bi Youth to meet and discuss what they want for the future and how to get it.

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Anonymous asked:
Do you actually believe they need to diversify xmen?

maximofffs:

Are you being 100% serious right now because I can’t actually tell if you’re joking or not

Yes they absolutely need to diversify the Xmen films jesus fucking christ

The Xmen are literally a metaphor for how minority groups are treated by society forgive me for thinking a bunch of white guys in leather isn’t really cutting it




dothewordything:

Whenever somebody refers to “tumblr” as some unified group in a negative way on here I’m automatically suspicious of what they say because 99% of the time “tumblr” is just a thinly-veiled codeword for “the marginalised people on tumblr I don’t like” and the person in question is trying to hide their misogyny/transphobia/transmisogyny/racism/ableism/etc by removing the labels of people they’re referring to. Essentially, it’s used in a similar fashion to the term “social justice warrior,” as a way of depersonalising members of marginalised groups.

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"

This past weekend (July 11-13), I attended DashCon, the first con exclusively devoted to Tumblr users (although not affiliated with Tumblr). Because of poor management by a staff that was well-intentioned but inexperienced, young, and lacking in resources, the con suffered a couple of major public calamities, including a desperate mid-con plea for emergency cash on their Tumblr site (which they received) that immediately became the target of contempt and ridicule by primarily non-con attendees on Tumblr and other social media sites.

The hostility of this rhetoric often conflated the organizers with the attendees, who were primarily female and queer teens, many of whom were local and attending their first con. The largest concentration of this rhetoric is the Dashcon tag and user reblogs spread it quickly; one early Tumblr post – reblogged over 67,000 times – characterized con-goers as “white kids in flower crowns rioting for the anti-sexualization of women in media while holding panels about homoerotic subtext.” Comments on other social media sites like Jezebel swiftly adopted this derisive tone, describing attendees as “dorks who live in their parents’ basement” or “hormonal teenagers who enjoy drama way too much” in contrast to the “mature” fans on Tumblr “who discuss theories.” Such misinformed and misogynist discourse was accompanied by paternalistic horror about the possible exposure of teenagers to an informational 18+ BDSM panel.

As a counter to this discourse, I want to highlight some of the more productive social and cultural aspects and implications of the con. For attendees, it is a vital safe space for self-expression and community bonding, intellectual engagement, counseling, and social empowerment for attendees. In turn, the implicit discomfort and hostility directed at them reveals how this space threatens social hierarchies regarding, in particular, female sexual pleasure and knowledge, “feminine” cultural production, “mass” tastes, and non-normative sexual/gender identities and practices.


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DashCon Discourses: Through a Feminist Lens | Antenna

The whole piece is well worth the read. 

(via acafanmom)

I want to draw attention to THIS.   Dash Con’s management problems were many, HOWEVER the reason it ended up in the spotlight was pure sexism.  The first posts criticizing the convention based on half-truths were immediately reblogged with nasty comments about ugh fangirls, dumb teen girls, and their girly flower crowns.   If this massive disorganization had happened at a male-dominated con, I firmly believe no one would have noticed or cared much except those people there.  But Dash Con was a convention run primarily by women with mostly women as panelists and mostly women as attendees.   That meant they were already being castigated as incompetent, frivolous, and “the worst of tumblr” on Friday night before anyone knew any actual facts.  Other male-dominated cons would have been given the benefit of the doubt, time to make explanations, and would have been put under less of a microscope.   Dash Con is a searing example of the perfectionist tight rope walk that women are expected to do in our screwed up society — make any mistakes and our culture will turn on you to broadcast every mistake.  And maybe we’ll just add some totally made-up stuff in there too.  Don’t step out of line girls.  Leave cons to the boys.  

- Sarah

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vast-fantasies:

vast-fantasies:

dani-kin:

Here is a full list of everyone who participated in the Megamind Fandom Meet Up at Dash Con in case anyone wants urls for everyone:

dani-kin
justiceisanoncorrosivemetal
thatfilthyanimal
sevandor
dont-call-me-a-faerie
thoughtful-raven

SWEET! ALSO where did you get those earrings ! -intense stare- xD I’m a massive Belle fan. XD it was so funny cause I was like, “are those Belle earring!?” “Yes!” -pulls out my Belle wallet- and then the Belle conversation ensues. XD

I got them at C2E2 from a vendor named Miniworld Entertainment.  

They had regular belles, gold dress belles, and the ones I got her, the belles with books :)




mxtori:

businessinsider:

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This is so important!

I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.

Don’t be me.

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sorrowsfall:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

And this is why I refuse to enroll my novels in KDP, the Kindle Select program. Exclusive doesn’t equal sales, it equals LESS exposure and I need every blasted cent I can get. I didn’t work for ten fucking years to get paid $.35 when someone buys my ebook. 

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Anonymous asked:
what actually happened at dashcon to make it so awful? ive seen lots of stuff making fun of it and complaining, but nothing explaining why

officialunitedstates:

It is one of the biggest errors in world history and here’s why:

  • Although starting in the middle of summer with a few small battles, it eventually dragged on for almost six months into a brutal winter
  • The Russians’ scorched earth policy surprised the French and made the French’s advances much more treacherous and costly
  • Napoleon’s thirst for a full victory was impossible to satisfy because the Russians refused to engage in any prolonged battles, instead wisely choosing to use guerrilla tactics to decimate an already broken, famished, and sickened French Army
  • Over 17,000 French troops lost their lives each month during the disastrous campaign



vast-fantasies:

dani-kin:

Here is a full list of everyone who participated in the Megamind Fandom Meet Up at Dash Con in case anyone wants urls for everyone:

dani-kin
justiceisanoncorrosivemetal
thatfilthyanimal
sevandor
dont-call-me-a-faerie
thoughtful-raven
emmalyn
abalidoth

Thanks so much for everything Dani and I loved your panels and since you live near Chicago, I hope some us can meet up again! -big hugs- Also was Books-for-Belle the one with Belle earrings!? I remember having a big discussion on Belle with someone in our group and I couldn’t remember her name or her url! XD <3</blockquote>
Yep, that is my roomate.  I gave her those earrings for her birthday :)   
And yes, with the meeting up!  I am 100% down for that!!



Here is a full list of everyone who participated in the Megamind Fandom Meet Up at Dash Con in case anyone wants urls for everyone:

dani-kin
justiceisanoncorrosivemetal
thatfilthyanimal
sevandor
dont-call-me-a-faerie
thoughtful-raven
emmalyn
abalidoth
niente-dal
immortalwitness
blueraysunshine
rooks-and-ravens
missmartian23
vast-fantasies
yaminekotsuki
tabbydragon
ladystormcrow
lotuseaterdragora
jj-lockd

Also Van (who we will be peer pressuring to get a tumblr soon).  And my roommate books4belle who says thanks for letting her stay on Saturday night.




fandomsandfeminism:

livelongandgetiton:

ormondhsacker:

christinefuckingchapel:

is that you hobby lobby

Am I the only one that’s a just a tiny bit pissed off that this is still an issue?

The Original Series wasn’t even in the general VICINITY of fucking around yo

James Tiberius Kirk; the feminist.

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everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

ineffable-hufflepuff:

theconsultingshieldmaiden:

aegontargaryen:

friendly reminder that if harry would have been a girl snape would have treated her like petyr baelish treats sansa stark ✿◕‿◕✿

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I feel really gross now. Thanks.

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