“Los Angeles, Calif. — Miss Ethel Mildred Lee, 23-year-old girl born in this country of Chinese parents, is shown at her job as an electrician-helper at the Los Angeles yards of the California Shipbuilding Corporation, where she has worked for almost two years. Extra incentives to help the war effort are two brothers in the U.S. Army and one in the Navy yard at Honolulu, Hawaii. Miss Lee, who’s 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 98 pounds, buys $100 worth of War Bonds a month.” — January 20, 1944
Miss Ethel Mildred Lee, doin’ the damn thing. So many examples of women shitting on bullshit patriarchal thinking, just hidden in plain sight throughout history.
this is also your feminist history: shit’s complicated.
My legs are smooth now after my seasonal shave. They lookin like the legs they be usin on them commercials for “women’s” razors. Ya’ll know what I’m talking about.
I applied to work at Target and this artisanal Ice Cream shop so I hope I get called for an interview cause we might be homeless if me or my Mom don’t get some kind of income to pay our rent and I really really need to pay back the $600 I owe my old college so they can unfreeze my transcripts or I won’t be able to transfer. Okay going to sleep.
We’ve been getting a whole bunch of new followers lately, so this is as good a time as ever to reaffirm this blog’s mission statement and mention a few things.
First off, Pretty Cool Webcomics is a blog dedicated to promoting webcomics of every kind and authors of every skill level. You won’t find any hate or mockery here; if a comic has great art, we’ll say it! If a comic has fun character designs, we’ll bring it up! If a comic has clever writing or raises some interesting questions, we’ll discuss it! What we’re doing here is creating a refuge of promotion and positivity in a virtual space where it’s all too easy to tear each other down instead.
The blog updates with three reviews a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. We try and update around 3-4pm Central Standard Time (CST). That said, this blog is run and maintained by one person working on her bachelor’s in studio art and has a part-time job, so there can be occasional delays.
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This blog has also begun to implement a ratings system. Any possible offensive or disturbing content such as violence, crude language, sexual content, and problematic themes will be mentioned at the end of the review along with a summarized rating:
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Teen: Ages 13 and up. Contains violence, mild or occasional harsh language, and mild suggestive content.
Older teen: Ages 16-18 and up. More of a gray area compared to the Teen rating but is typically more gratuitous in violence or sexual content without being deemed Adult. That or it may feature themes that may not be as appealing for young children, like politics or free-form jazz.
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On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed.
Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.
Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.
The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation.
In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last.
The United States security state is a terrorist and a plague on the people of the world.
Signal boost for GamePhobias, a wiki-style website dedicated to categorizing games based on content and trigger warnings. Users can either view content warning categories to find games that do and don’t contain the triggering content, or search for specific games to see exactly what content warnings are attached to that title (as well as brief, almost exclusively non-graphic descriptions as to specific scenes/levels containing that content).
It’s a very, very new wiki (IIRC it launched late August) and so its offerings are very paltry right now, and I would seriously encourage anyone with experience with games, wikis, and/or both to contribute however they can.