Land of the free home of the rich
What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.
Magical Blue Crystals Cover an Entire Room by Roger Hiorns
Seizure is a large-scale installation by British artist Roger Hiorns in which he used unexpected materials to transform an everyday room into a giant piece of art. To create the site-specific installation, Hiorns covered the surface of the interior with plastic sheeting. He then poured more than 20,000 gallons of boiling copper sulphate solution into the abandoned space and let the liquid cool for three weeks. As the liquid cooled, these strange blue crystalline growths began to form, covering the walls, the floors, and the ceiling. The remaining liquid was drained and sent out for special chemical recycling.
So fucking crazy.
The evolution of girl gamers
Boy gamers are so self-centered they act as though women haven’t been playing video games for decades, and then act horrified when the female gamers who have always been there actually become visible and vocal about the rampant misogyny that has infected the gaming world.
Like seriously, how entitled do you have to be that women saying “it sure would be nice if I wasn’t treated like shit while enjoying the games I play” translates to “I must be catered to” when video games have LITERALLY been catered to men for decades?
- 1993 - 64% of girls reported playing video games
- 1996 - "home use had increased for fourth grade girls"
- 1998 - "both male and female adolescents play video games on a regular basis."
- 1999 - "88% of the female college students … surveyed were video game players."
- 2007 - 20-47% of adolescent girls play video games
- 2008 - "94% of girls play video games"
- 2010 - "Forty percent of all game players are women."
- 2012 - "Women 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (30%) than boys age 17 or younger"
- 2013 -"adult women are nearly half of all video game players"
I didn’t get all the dates, but I think you can get the point.
Also considered posting my own personal gaming history, but I would’ve had to go back to the 80s for that. e_e
I’mma keep posting things like this and adding that my mom was selling glass bottles she found in the road for arcade money long before any of these shitbabies were even thought of.
Reposting for comments! People have been gaming for a long time. People = all genders.
Aw it’s so sadly amusing. I was writing out games in code (because that was part of the fun of ‘home computing’) before I was a teenager, that’s in the early 80’s. Gamed ever since. Girls and women have always been involved in computers, sounds like someone needs a history lesson.
Charlotte Brontë’s 198th Birthday - 21st April 1816
Also today is the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II (88 yrs old)
and my gran, with loving memory :)
The Peak District was Britain’s first national park, created in 1951 following a campaign to increase open access to and to protect Britain’s countrysidethat included the famous mass trespass to the Peak District’s highest point, Kinder Scout in April 1932. There are now 15 national parks in the UK, with the latest, South Downs national park, being created in April 2011.