Tuesday 31st December 2013 @ 2:22 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

You may be a delicate flower but, hey, so is Belladonna and it can still kill people.

My boss, in what is probably the most inspiring thing I’ve ever heard. (via pushingcrazies)

Tuesday 31st December 2013 @ 1:41 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

holidaysweaterpunk:

quigonejinn:

                 

also rinko kikuchi is a goddess so that helps


Tuesday 31st December 2013 @ 12:33 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

flash-thunder:

Women make up 45% of the gaming community and 0% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest games of the year.

“Yes, but that’s still a minority! If more women played video games, there would be more reason to have female protagonists!”

Men make up 35% of the cinema audience and 84% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest movies of the year.


Saturday 28th December 2013 @ 9:45 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

note-a-bear:

queenbknowles:

I found a team of underdogs, a team of women, a team of people that no one believed in and we worked together. We stayed up all night and we were progressive and we did not follow the rules. We said, ‘Why can’t we do it?’ And I don’t think people believed. I said to so many people, ‘I have an idea to do a visual album and I want to…’ And they were like, ‘uhhhh, okay…’ And we did it. Not only did we do it. It’s my company and I’m very proud of that.”   –     Beyoncé

Tell me again how Beyoncè is bad for feminism, tho


Saturday 28th December 2013 @ 9:28 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

pinstripesuit:

the only way I am watching Doctor Who next season is through gif sets that have the Doctor as just Malcolm Tucker


Author Scott Lynch responds to a critic of the character Zamira Drakasha, a black woman pirate in his fantasy book Red Seas Under Red Skies, the second novel of the Gentleman Bastard series.

Friday 27th December 2013 @ 10:19 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

Author Scott Lynch responds to a critic of the character Zamira Drakasha, a black woman pirate in his fantasy book Red Seas Under Red Skies, the second novel of the Gentleman Bastard series.


Friday 27th December 2013 @ 1:19 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

marththebland:

I wish I was a female tiger because then if I was talking to someone and I was getting off topic I could say “but I tigress,” and then kill and eat them because I am a tiger


Thursday 26th December 2013 @ 12:30 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

iwilleatyourenglish:

everyone has said and done problematic things in their lifetime. that’s a result of the society we live in, not necessarily a reflection of their character.

what is a reflection of their character is how they react to being informed of the negativity within their behavior and statements, and whether or not they choose to change their behavior.


Hi jd, what Hogwarts house do you think you’d be in?

Thursday 26th December 2013 @ 12:09 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

johndarnielle:

Have not read the books (not out of animus or anything I don’t doubt that they’re a blast and I have special love for them because when I worked with kids, kids who’d never really been excited about books before, the release of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone was a big event for them, and that made me really happy) but Wikipedia tells me this is basically an alignment sort of question? So on the information I’ve gotten in the past three minutes about these four houses, Hufflepuff, even though “Slytherin” is quite clearly a much cooler-sounding name, as is “Ravenclaw.” But Hufflepuff is said to stand for hard work, patience, loyalty, and justice – everybody always wants to align with creativity but I think creativity ultimately arises from other choices one makes, other alignments one holds dear, so Hufflepuff it is. 

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Wednesday 25th December 2013 @ 9:01 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

When men imagine a female uprising, they imagine a world in which women rule men as men have ruled women.

Sally Kempton

I feel this is very important.

(via yourenotsylviaplath)


Wednesday 25th December 2013 @ 1:04 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

My 5-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl.

The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. And in the story I knew, Bilbo was a boy. A boy hobbit. (Whatever that entails.)

But my daughter was determined. She liked the story pretty well so far, but Bilbo was definitely a girl. So would I please start reading the book the right way? I hesitated. I imagined Tolkien spinning in his grave. I imagined mean letters from his testy estate. I imagined the story getting as lost in gender distinctions as dwarves in the Mirkwood.

Then I thought: What the hell, it’s just a pronoun. My daughter wants Bilbo to be a girl, so a girl she will be. And you know what? The switch was easy. Bilbo, it turns out, makes a terrific heroine. She’s tough, resourceful, humble, funny, and uses her wits to make off with a spectacular piece of jewelry. Perhaps most importantly, she never makes an issue of her gender—and neither does anyone else.


Thursday 19th December 2013 @ 12:10 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

Wednesday 18th December 2013 @ 12:56 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

apersnicketylemon:

Pro lifers often say ‘the debate is about when life begins!’

It’s not. The debate has never been about when life begins. The debate has been about whether pregnant people still have the right to their own body and internal organs.

Pro choicers will generally agree that a fetus is alive. We’re well aware of that fact. We don’t think it’s dead and pops out alive.

Pro choicers will also agree it’s human. We don’t think it’s a velociraptor or a basking shark.

We will generally disagree that it’s a person. We say persons must be autonomous, aware and sentient -things a fetus is not. You claim personhood from birth.

It doesn’t matter though in the end really if a fetus is a person or not.

Because regardless of labels, organs, anything. It still needs the consent of a person to exist inside that persons body.

Even if you destroyed my liver intentionally and were the only person in the universe who was a match to me I would not be allowed to take half of your liver to save my life. Because you have the right to deny me the use of your internal organs.

If you get in a car drunk and hurt someone and they need a blood transfusion, even if you’re the only matching blood type in the world you cannot be forced to give blood.

Because you have a right to your bodily autonomy and no one can deny you that right, regardless of what you have done. Denying anyone these things does not infringe on the potential recipients rights either. Forcing you to give though would.

Likewise denying a fetus use of my body is not infringing on the fetuses rights. Yes, the fetus dies as a result of the abortion. But it is not infringing on the fetuses rights because the fetus is the one infringing on MY rights.

The right to bodily autonomy is your most basic human right. You would not have any other rights if you didn’t have this one. You do not get to deny it to people just because you disagree with abortion.

You could disagree to my brother not giving me his kidney so I may live until the cows come home. That won’t obligate him to give me one of his kidney’s and it still won’t be infringing my rights just because he says no.

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Wednesday 18th December 2013 @ 12:50 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

becca-morley:

history


Tuesday 17th December 2013 @ 1:12 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :


Tuesday 17th December 2013 @ 12:16 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

What if
all women were bigger and stronger than you
and thought they were smarter

What if
women were the ones who started wars

What if
too many of your friends had been raped by women wielding giant dildos
and no K-Y Jelly

What if
the state trooper
who pulled you over on the New Jersey Turnpike
was a woman
and carried a gun

What if
the ability to menstruate
was the prerequisite for most high-paying jobs

What if
your attractiveness to women depended
on the size of your penis

What if
every time women saw you
they’d hoot and make jerking motions with their hands

What if
women were always making jokes
about how ugly penises are
and how bad sperm tastes

What if
you had to explain what’s wrong with your car
to big sweaty women with greasy hands
who stared at your crotch
in a garage where you are surrounded
by posters of naked men with hard-ons

What if
men’s magazines featured cover photos
of 14-year-old boys
with socks
tucked into the front of their jeans
and articles like:
“How to tell if your wife is unfaithful”
or
“What your doctor won’t tell you about your prostate”
or
“The truth about impotence”

What if
the doctor who examined your prostate
was a woman
and called you “Honey”

What if
you had to inhale your boss’s stale cigar breath
as she insisted that sleeping with her
was part of the job

What if
you couldn’t get away because
the company dress code required
you wear shoes
designed to keep you from running

And what if
after all that
women still wanted you
to love them.

(via vagina-thumper)

THIS.

(via blue-eyed-fury)


Tuesday 17th December 2013 @ 12:11 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

jackekarashae:

*AGGRESSIVELY FORWARDS TO EVERY GUY I KNOW*

*TIME TRAVELS AND AGGRESSIVELY FORWARDS TO PAST SELF*


Monday 16th December 2013 @ 3:36 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

gaywrites:

The world’s largest communal same-sex wedding ever took place this Sunday, when around 130 same-sex couples participated in a mass wedding in Rio De Janeiro. While Brazil’s new marriage equality law has not been officially passed, some offices have already begun accepting marriage license applications from same-sex couples. Love it. (via The Advocate)


Monday 16th December 2013 @ 3:06 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

regiinamills:

xxmickeydxx:

This is how many children that died in their Hunger Games, without even being mentioned throughout the three books. All these children were under 18. All these children had parents. All these parents’ hearts sank to their knees during their child’s reaping. All these parents saw their terrified child off at the train station. All these parents heard the sound that signified their child’s death. All these parents received their cold, dead child in a wooden box. All these parents’ lives ended there. All these parents could say or do nothing. All these parents were merely thanked that they gave up their child. Thanked.

And the media focuses on the love triangle.


Monday 16th December 2013 @ 3:02 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :