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I took my partner to get four of their teeth extracted today but they forgot the extracted teeth here and I’m currently holding four small pieces of their skull in my hand and I have to say this is pretty metal.

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Allow me to tell you that the feeling you get when you accidentally misgender someone is DEFINITELY ONE OF THE WORST FEELINGS EVER OH MY GOD I AM SO SORRY

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radicalreaper:

holy mother of god

this could’ve been you dis-dream

(via ultimate-journey)

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fuckyeahfemaleyoutubers:

Earlier today Laura Chernikoff made this tweet

Which prompted this conversation

And that got me interested in working out what the demographics have been for the Special Guests (as listed on their websites) of the past four major YouTube events. I feel like we’re all generally aware that women and people of color are underrepresented at these things, but when you look at the numbers it becomes embarrassingly clear how ridiculous this disparity is.

The highest percentage of female Special Guests at any of these events was 32% at Summer in the City. LESS THAN 1/3. 

The highest percentage of Special Guests of color* at any of these events is 16% at the current Buffer Festival. LESS THAN 1/6. (And SitC only had ONE PoC on their Special Guest list this year, which is fucking absurd.)

I don’t want to rant about this too much, I just sort of want to make these numbers known because I find them maddening. And if you guys do too, I encourage you to message the organizers of these events, let them know your thoughts, and maybe recommend them some of the incredible prominent women and PoC we have in this community. 

  • Playlist Live: http://www.playlist-live.com/contact/
  • VidCon: info@vidcon.com
  • Summer in the City: support@sitc-event.co.uk
  • Buffer Festival: support@bufferfestival.com (Corey contacted me not too long ago about female representation at Buffer and I gave him a ton of names, but I don’t know if he had time to take any of those suggestions on board in time for the event. Hopefully it’s something he and the team are genuinely serious about and that next year will be better on that).

C’mon YouTube events. I love you, but you seriously need to get your shit together.

*Note that my count is based primarily on looks and the people whose races I know for sure. If I made a mistake and missed anyone who’s white passing, let me know.

Isn’t it generally problematic to make these kinds of graphs without doing actual research? I mean, I don’t deny that the events are probably still overwhelmingly white, but demographics really should be determined by surveying the people of the event. Even furry cons I’ve attended have done that.

You also have to account for the audience as well. Like, I’ve never been to VidCon, but I know it’s a thing with YouTube personalities. What percentage of prominent youtubers are white vs PoC? Were any PoC even invited? Do they every request to attend these events? The same goes for women.

I’m not claiming to know any solid facts on this matter, but there are a lot of things to take into consideration. Going back to the furry convention example, the attendees are predominately white males (though more and more women and PoC are attending). And it’s not because any one demographic under-represented. That just happens to be the demographic of the audience.

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Tomorrow I’m taking my partner to get four teeth extracted because the skeleton war is drafting new recruits.

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I feel like skype calling someone today. Like, with my phone.

Idk I guess I just feel talkative.

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first of all, how dare you

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I mad e a light box! Photo taken with my mom’s iPhone 5C. That’ll do until I get an actual camera.

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but AXL I NEED NOOOOOOOOTESSSSS