Disgusting

A 13-post collection

A Writer Sends Her Novel to Agents Under a Male Pseudonym--And Sees the Discrimination of the Publishing Industry.

bitch-media:

Really interesting article from writer Catherine Nichols: 

“On a dim Saturday morning, I copy-pasted my cover letter and the opening pages of my novel from my regular e-mail into George’s account. I put in the address of one of the agents I’d intended to query under my own name. I didn’t expect to hear back for a few weeks, if at all. It would only be a few queries and then I’d close out my experiment. I began preparing another query, checking the submission requirements on the agency web site. When I clicked back, there was already a new message, the first one in the empty inbox. Mr. Leyer. Delighted. Excited. Please send the manuscript.

Almost all publishers only accept submissions through agents, so they are essential gatekeepers for anyone trying to sell a book in the traditional market rather than self-publishing. There are various ways of attracting an agent’s attention, but sending query letters is the most accessible. The letter describes the novel, the author, and usually includes the first pages of the manuscript itself—the equivalent of what a reader might see picking up a book in a store. Agents can let silence speak for itself, write back with a rejection, or ask to see the novel.

I sent the six queries I had planned to send that day. Within 24 hours George had five responses—three manuscript requests and two warm rejections praising his exciting project. For contrast, under my own name, the same letter and pages sent 50 times had netted me a total of two manuscript requests. The responses gave me a little frisson of delight at being called “Mr.” and then I got mad. Three manuscript requests on a Saturday, not even during business hours! The judgments about my work that had seemed as solid as the walls of my house had turned out to be meaningless. My novel wasn’t the problem, it was me—Catherine.”

Read the whole article here. 

cocksuckerjoe: alwaysbewoke: Why isn't this on the news everywhere right now? Talking about it would bring up the long history of white...

cocksuckerjoe:

alwaysbewoke:

Why isn’t this on the news everywhere right now? Talking about it would bring up the long history of white racism expressed through the burning of Black churches (sometimes with people inside) and the mass media’s job is to protect, project and perpetuate the illusion of white innocence. Here the victims are Black and most likely in all these cases the arsonists are white racist. The media will do anything to avoid that conversation. However that purse snatching

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Florida cop suspended with pay after sexually assaulting lesbian teenager

Florida cop suspended with pay after sexually assaulting lesbian teenager

sicksadfemme:

peachdyke:

gaywrites:

In Hialeah, Florida, a 17-year-old lesbian has filed a police report after a cop allegedly detained her, sexually harassed her and alluded to raping her.

The 17-year-old and her girlfriend, who have both asked not to be identified, were pulled over for making a u-turn and detained for questioning. Sgt. Jesus Menocal, Jr. told the teenager to get in the back of his police car to go to the

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krxs10: Neighbors call police to a Suburb in McKinney,Texas when they learn that a family Invited "too many Black People" to their pool...

krxs10:

Neighbors call police to a Suburb in McKinney,Texas when they learn that a family Invited “too many Black People” to their pool party . Cops Brutalize only black kids.

A McKinney police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video that had surfaced online of an officer responding to a disturbance at a pool party in Craig Ranch with violence aimed only at the black teens.

The video shows the officer pulling a 14-year-old girl down and shoving her

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bussitwideopenuniversity: "If you've been hearing about the "riots" or the #purge or the "Warzone" in Baltimore today, this is important...

bussitwideopenuniversity:

“If you’ve been hearing about the “riots” or the ‪#‎purge‬ or the “Warzone” in Baltimore today, this is important context. h/t Jon Berger Sergio España

“I want to make this as clear as possible:

Step 1: the police created a “credible threat” about some high school students gathering at Mondawmin to start trouble.“

Step 2: the police showed up in force and riot gear before the students got out of school at Mondawmin, which is a major public transit

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arthnoldpendragon:auntophelia: dollycarousel: Just an FYI, trans people in England and Britain have now been banned from voting unless...

arthnoldpendragon:

auntophelia:

dollycarousel:

Just an FYI, trans people in England and Britain have now been banned from voting unless they provide their birthname.

Call your MP to show and explain your disgust.
here’s a webpage
explaining how you can contact your mp

also this website tells you who your mp is and lets you write to them directly

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femme-and-furious:Hundreds of tombs defaced in French Jewish cemeteryeretzyisrael: France's interior minister said Sunday several hundred...

femme-and-furious:

Hundreds of tombs defaced in French Jewish cemetery

eretzyisrael:

France’s interior minister said Sunday several hundred tombs have been defaced at a Jewish cemetery in east of the country, in what he called “a despicable act.”

“The country will not tolerate this new injury which goes against the values that all French people share,” said Bernard Cazeneuve without giving further details of the incident in the town of Sarre-Union.

“Every effort will be made to identify, question

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halfbakedidea: pop-juice: The New York Daily News couldn't change its attitude fast enough when it became public knowledge that their...

halfbakedidea:

pop-juice:

The New York Daily News couldn’t change its attitude fast enough when it became public knowledge that their “thug” was actually an off-duty cop.

Note the change to passive voice, as well as the sudden appearance of the word “allegedly.”

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I looked up seasonings for mushrooms and this clusterfuck of -isms popped up in the adspace. It’s like privilege bingo. Racism,...

I looked up seasonings for mushrooms and this clusterfuck of -isms popped up in the adspace.

It’s like privilege bingo.

Racism, sexism, body shaming, rape culture, forced sexualisation of people incapable of consent… and an iPad ad.

I think I threw up in my mouth a little.

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geekhyena: seananmcguire: jetwolf: seananmcguire: jetwolf: breakingnews: Vials of smallpox discovered in Maryland lab USA TODAY:...

geekhyena:

seananmcguire:

jetwolf:

seananmcguire:

jetwolf:

breakingnews:

Vials of smallpox discovered in Maryland lab

USA TODAY: Smallpox was discovered in a National Institutes of Health storage room last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.

Officials say there is no indication that anyone was exposed to the smallpox. The FBI and CDC are investigating how these samples ended up in the storage room.

Photo: This 1975 file electronmicrograph from the Centers for Disease Control shows the smallpox virus. (AP/CDC/

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HuffPo contributor, attempts to hide her TERF activities and then tried to erase this from the internet.

HuffPo contributor, attempts to hide her TERF activities and then tried to erase this from the internet.

hexgoddess:

Signal boost the shit out of this, terf huffpo contributor caught harassing trans women

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eraofstories: haaretz: At least three dead in two shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas. 15-year-old boy reported to be critically...

eraofstories:

haaretz:

At least three dead in two shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas. 15-year-old boy reported to be critically wounded; police report one person was in custody; man reportedly yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ when police arrested him.

Click here for the full story and breaking developments

Reblogging again to add: 

Also, non-Jews, please spread this. People will forget about it otherwise. The police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime, despite the fact that witnesses have said that

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tearsinmybubbletea: hheatherr: okcgoldmine: via legallybored. cognitive dissonance at its finest Can u notForever oh my god I dunno...

tearsinmybubbletea:

hheatherr:

okcgoldmine:

via legallybored. cognitive dissonance at its finest

Can u not
Forever

oh my god

I dunno about anyone else, but I read all this as him saying, “I like to fuck virgins cause I know I’m a bag of wet shit in the sack.”

Oh, and he’s willing to say/do anything to get that virgin poon.

Nice.

Not.

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