what is so awful about the administration?
#this sounds about right
i, and a lot of other students, disagree with how the illustration major is run. illustration students make up a third of the entire student body, which is ludicrous. they intentionally let in people who aren’t good so that they can make more money. i’ve spoken with teachers who are in charge of reviewing entrance portfolios and they are shocked at the skill level of some people they have to allow in. classes are woefully overcrowded as a result and a lot of people (ME) can’t get into required classes. the advice from administration is “try again next term”. illustration is used as a cash cow for the rest of the school. we don’t even have our own work spaces. they built some “homeroom” thing, but it’s 15 minutes away on another campus and you have to pay to use it, and afaik there’s no place to actually work, just couches and stuff. no one i know has actually been there.
when we bring up these concerns, we’re told to “not be critical” and “not raise a fuss”. but at $18,000 a term we are not getting adequate resources compared to the other majors. transportation design gets their own room, couches, and cintiq monitors. entertainment design gets their own room that you need a card to enter, cintiq monitors, AND A FRIDGE. when we asked for something similar, they told us to go outside and work there. the core problem is that they let in waaaaaaay too many illustration students, and then they don’t have the space/funding to accommodate us. on term it typically takes 1-2 hours to meet with an adviser to get one question answered or get one form signed because we have ONE ADVISER. stuff like that. the teachers speak out but nothing changes. students speak out and we’re told to be quiet. it’s really disheartening.
^as another art center student, I can vouch for all of this. The administration needs to start listening and stepping up.
Here’s why it’s a terrible idea to let your kids watch Fox News.
While commenting on a female perpetrator fleeing to Canada after committing statutory rape, a Fox correspondent said this:
"If you’re a sixteen-year-old kid and you have sex with your best friend’s mom you usually get high-fives."
And Jesse Watters didn’t stop there.
"She’s not that attractive so you might not have that kind of reception … She’s not Debra Lafave.”
This isn’t the first time a man on Fox’s Outnumbered downplayed the seriousness of statutory rape. For reference, see: Tucker Carlson, who told America to "lighten up" on the crime and said that men understand that sexual harassment from a female teacher is the "greatest thing that ever happened." A month later he attacked a kid for reporting statutory rape as "whiny."
We’re seeing a trend here, and it’s Fox’s glorification of crimes against America’s youth. This is especially problematic when an estimated 1 in 6 men go through unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before they turn 18.
How rape culture handles male victims.
and where are the MRAs??? are they not outraged?? Rushing to defend these victims??
haters can say what they want about the 4th of july but i just witnessed two dudes- one dressed as abe lincoln and the other as benjamin franklin- passionately making out on the balcony while fireworks went off behind them and half of the party, for some reason, gathered around them and chanted “USA! USA!” for like five solid minutes
god bless america
Ahh hell nah
What the hell?
Niggas out here trappin women
Then wonder how your ass got burned
what the fuck…
I’ve had a dude do that before. that shit is terrifying. Dude went across the room like he typically would to get one. Came back and I didn’t know that he didn’t have one until he pulled out.
I FLIPPED. Cried all the way home. Cried for days. Got tested. Bought the morning after pill. Seriously, fuck dudes that do this. There should be laws against it.
There ARE laws against this. It’s called rape by deception or fraudulent rape and basically, it’s anytime the conditions of your consent are compromised. In a situation like this, you consented to protected sex. By having sex in a way you did not consent to, a crime WAS committed and he could be charged if any physical effects like pregnancy or STD occurred. Remember, ANY SEXUAL ACTIVITY YOU DON’T CONSENT TO IS RAPE.
How can anyone think this is ok, by any stretch of the imagination???
My ex did this and only told me after I dumped him. This is pretty much why men aren’t to be trusted
If a guy does this, it’s rape. Call the cops. Ruin his life since he has no problem risking yours. Make him fucking learn. Rapists belong in jail. Rape by deception is rape, not a funny “meme”.
"An Israeli army officer who fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into a 13-year-old Palestinian girl and then said he would have done the same even if she had been three years old was acquitted on all charges by a military court yesterday."
Hey online friends, you may be tired about me talking about DashCon, but wait! There’s more!
So let’s go over the part that everyone knows super quick: I would definitely recommend that the con-goers to DashCon take collective legal action, not only for the $17,000 scam, but for the IndieGoGo prizes that were never sent. All the screenshots and disappointed con-goer witnesses definitely gives you a case.
And now for the part that is not so well known - as a company intern for legal documents, I’ve learned with experience what a company needs to operate in any one state. If you look at DashCon’s Legal Page you will see that they go by DashCon LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) and originate in Ohio. So I checked it out - and in Ohio, that is a real company.
So what’s the problem?
The convention that they have organized and made money from is being hosted in Illinois. Separate state means separate rules, filings, legal processes, everything. (And fun fact, filing in Illinois is superhard because they are rightfully meticulous.) So I checked out Illinois, and they aren’t filed there. If it were a convention in the sense that no money was being made for the DashCon organizers themselves, this wouldn’t be a problem. But they are making money - this isn’t a publicity convention, it’s what the entire company was made for in the first place.
THIS MEANS THAT THEY ARE ILLEGALLY OPERATING IN A SEPARATE STATE.
And this concerns me not only for the DashCon organizers themselves - because at this point I mean it’s the least of their problems - but the fact that tumblr users with products sell their things at this con means that the legal field is now very grey for them - as their transactions aren’t being covered by the broad spectrum that comes with attending a legally organized con.
It’s a huge mess - and anything that goes on under the umbrella that is DashCon is technically a grey area.
(Source: usedlexus, via hythe)
Wait. So Dashcon…
Major problems include but are not even limited to…
- Thinking they would have up to 7,000 people in attendance (claiming this is what they banked on to be able to pay the hotel), yet only had 500 tickets available a day (likely to suit their max capacity for fire safety in their rental space which had no chance at EVER being 7,000).
- Claiming the hotel initially told them they could pay after the convention. So long after, they could raise the extra $17k they didn’t have, apparently. But no. No hotel would ever allow an event to even set up while still owing them a whopping $17,000 (of a bill that was $20,000, so literally 85%).
- They took much of the funds via PayPal which can take a maximum of full weeks to actually process funds and are only instant in small amounts direct from paypal balances. Credit cards can take hours, and echecks can take weeks. Additionally, to transfer money from PayPal to a bank account takes days regardless, and it doesn’t move over weekends. This means that likely NONE or very few of the donations received unto them via paypal actually went toward paying the hotel at all, and are only now starting to trickle in for them to do who knows what with now that they’ve claimed to have already spent it.
- Taking this perfect opportunity to clear things up to instead say “we’ll work something out”.
- They were trying to sell tickets to see Steam Powered Giraffe, who have never mentioned DashCon on their events page nor mentioned anything about heading there/the whole fiasco on their social media. In short, DashCon sold (or tried to sell) tickets to see an act who seemingly doesn’t even know they existed.
- They literally enticed Welcome to Night Vale to take time off their tour to come to this fan event where an audience of multiple thousands was promised, and then not only had an audience of less than half a thousand, but refused to pay them for their travels and time. They claim they were unable to pay because a huge portion of the money was in cash (??? why would a group of performers who are travelling accept wads of cash?) and the rest was in paypal funds they wouldn’t accept. I say refused because what happened to that $4k they crowdfunded? To the $17k they raised in an hour? To the somewhere in the ballpark of $30k they earned from ticket prices? They had money they were unwilling to part with.
- They were unprofessional and shady from the start with no valid excuses or apologies made.
- Oh and their convention was illegal as shit.
So with 500 people in attendance, the amounts they crowdfunded and then yet again crowdfunded, DashCon received at least $53,000, (and that’s WITH the grace of assuming not everyone bought full weekend passes) with which they gave attendees play time in a kiddie pool and none of the acts they promised with their badge price. And now? As of 3:30 am EST (time of posting, many hours into the whole DashCon fiasco) the owner is making no effort to make statements, answer questions or right wrongs. But she’s seemingly alive and well after all this, since she’s literally blogging photos of cats and about how well DashCon is going.
Well for her bank account, perhaps.
Sorry to everyone who got scammed this weekend.