Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can...
sheresists: Language is never neutral.
Yes, false rape accusations happen. Run the protocol anyway. I’ve heard that...– - JAG lawyer, speaking to my husband’s plant during Sexual Assault Prevention Month. (via circusbones) Rape culture means being more worried about a handful of men being accused of a crime and then proven innocent than helping hundreds and hundreds of actual rape victims over the course of 15...
mmtion: on a scale from robert pattinson to robert downey jr how much do you like your character
To all the assholes who are pointing out the existence of female sci-fi to authors me: Here wikipedia’s list of classic sci-fi authors. Why don’t you give that a nice long gander and see how many of them were really women. Here is wikipedia’s page on women sci-fi authors. Which says (and I do quote) “In 1948, 10-15% of science fiction writers were female.” It goes...
gossipseer: Sci-fi franchise: So there are these aliens, right? And they’ve never interacted with humans before, mkay? But they have the -exact- same gender system as the humans. I mean, duh, right? That’d be TOTALLY weird if they didn’t.
That Christ ushered in this new era of life and liberation in the presence of...– Mary Magdalene, The Witness (via azspot)
I see now that dismissing YA books because you’re not a young adult is a bit...– Nick Hornby, Shakespeare Wrote For Money (via jobberwacky)
ninako: “Women read comics. Anyone at all engaged in social media knows this. Women read comics and are a driving force behind fandom. I think I could call them the driving force behind fandom and put up a convincing argument. Just think about it: what fandoms have driven America crazy in the last decade? Could anyone dissuade me from saying that they were Harry Potter, Twilight and the Hunger...
Apparently, the word “asshat” has not made it’s way to Ireland yet. I taught it to my boss today. /update from Dublin
While teaching a unit on harassment and prevention to a health class of...– How Librarians and Teachers Could End Rape Culture (via mimitakestheleftturn)
The sexualization of women is only appealing if it’s nonconsensual. Otherwise...– Lindy West, “Female ‘Purity’ Is Bullshit” (via jatigi)
charliebronsons: me: *reading aloud* Among the 100 highest-grossing movies at the U.S. box office in 2012, the study reported, 28.4% of speaking characters were female. That’s a drop from 32.8% three years ago. brother: …i wonder if that has anything to do with a lot of movies being historically based? me: contrary to popular belief, women in the past did talk.
I walk to work every morning day dreaming about cars and those places we used to climb out to in the desert, out past the city. When the sky was so brilliant, blue above us, above me, stretching into outlines of eternity, ideas of infinity locked up in our veins. Being sixteen with a cavalier is a lot more freedom then being twenty-three with a good pair of sneakers in a foreign country. At...
sardonicheight: [[seductively does nothing to indicate I’m attracted to you]]
My new goal is to get a coworker who is fluent in Irish to teach me a cuss word in Irish. /update from Dublin
Once slavery ended and whites declared that no black woman regardless of her...– bell hooks in Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism (via daniellemertina)
Why is there very little utility to women’s clothing? Why don’t we get pockets...– Kara, “The Feminist and the Handbag” (via athenasaurus) Oh lord, don’t get me started on this. This is a little thing that highlights a big equality problem between men and women. We need the same supplies as men to do the same job. When I stocked shelves it was impossible to find pants that would...
mamamantis: walk up in the club like “end rape culture, unlearn sexism, question gender, fight back”
gently-wafting-curtains: moonupabove: askinnyblackman: elloelen: theprettygoodgatsby: piffsburg: Females: I want equal rights. Females: You can’t hit me I’m a female. Females: I want equal rights and i don’t want you to hit me because I am a human being and I don’t like being hit Even if they throw the first punch? how about no one hits anyone because hitting people is wrong ...
freezepeachinspector replied to your post: freezepeachinspector replied to your post: Guys,… Sorry if I ruined it for you? D^: Naw, it’s cool. You didn’t. I’m not going to stop liking Meat Loaf (I always knew he was problematic), but I also know he’s kind of really hit or miss in his live performances. And then I saw the video of him at the rally for Romney and he...
teganintraining: hiimjamie: too-stoned-to-remember: Why do dogs go mental when they see another dog I imagine that in their heads they’re like THAT IS DOG I AM DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG i do this with queer people in unfamiliar environments THAT IS QUEER I AM QUEER QUEER QUEER QUEER QUEER QUEE QUEER
likestepsonthemoon: people dont get it really simple tasks can become huge impossibilities for me some days i have trouble getting dressed and leaving my room i am not a functioning person depression isn’t always crying on the floor - tho that happens sometimes sometimes its just not being able to do anything at all
911: what is your emergency
me: straight people keep giving me their opinions
Some people underestimate how erotic it is to be understood.– Mary Rakow (via loveyourchaos)
thepensivebrony: “you shouldn’t be depressed, people have it worse than you” finally, after years of searching, the person with the worst life ever is found. formally, they are granted permission to be sad. but only them. only they have earned it. no sads for anyone else at all ever
freezepeachinspector replied to your post: Guys, you’re supposed to tell me to be responsible… Meatloaf supports Mitt Romney and played a rally for him. I still think you should go if it’s that important, though. Are you serious? Freakin ’ a. Now I’m even more conflicted. Edit: welp. I just saw the video of that performance and I think I’m not going to go. ...
wallmakers: here’s my problem with the Strong Female Character idea the assumption that all others are Weak
Sometimes my house make noises that sound just like the noises of my house back in the states - My roommate kicking around in the kitchen. An alarm clock going off. I’ll roll over in the morning and reach for a bedside table that is seven thousand miles away and remember, again, that I’m in Ireland. It hits me at weird times. Walking to work, buying dinner, getting on the tram - ...
werelemur: trapghoul: note to women: not all men are rapists but don’t dress like a whore and be responsible for your actions because all men are rapists You forgot “be clear about your boundaries with men, but don’t ever directly say no, because you might hurt their feelings and not be ladylike, and unladylike women deserve whatever happens to them.”