Stuff and Things

randomampersand:

therealeovaldez:

How the hell are they even comfortable

It is not about comfort. It is about victory.

mischievous-acrobats:

You know what I want the next Disney Princess to be?

An Alto.

fuckyeahandrogynousgirls:

boyishgirls:

somebody please tell me how a twilight porn fanfiction ended up as a best seller and got a movie adaptation

http://www.reddit.com/r/TwoXChromosomes/comments/2byz2l/many_women_do_not_agree_with_me_on_this_subject/cjaqvmi?context=5

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garykingoftheworld:

robbiebaldwin:

"trying to think of unproblematic celebrities"

tumblr, seeing as all human beings are imperfect aspects of this world, including but not limited to you, THERE ARE NO UNPROBLEMATIC CELEBRITIES

SOMETIMES SHIT DON’T CONFORM TO YOUR WORLDVIEW, YOU KNOW

Also, if you think you haven’t said or thought anything problematic in your own life, wait about 10 years and load up the wayback machine and look at your blog.

I guarantee you will be horribly embarrassed by at least one thing you said/thought. 

People are “problematic”; that is our nature. One of the ways in which we are problematic is that our frequent reaction to living in a big, scary, complicated world is to desperately attempt to draw attention away from our own flaws by loudly trumpeting the flaws we see in others, creating irrelevant distinctions between Good People and Bad People instead of utilizing that greatest gift of humanity—empathy—and embracing our shared imperfection.

And yet, the funny thing about viral images is how endlessly easy it is to misunderstand them. The selfie is already a politically and socially fraught form of expression, as many sociologists and social media theorists have written before; while self-portraits are understood by many to be little more than a flagrant show of narcissism or a plea for attention, they may mean something different to the taker herself. It’s less a matter of self-glorification than self-documentation — “I was here.” “This is who I was that day.” “This happened.”

“Self captured images allow young adults and teens to express their mood states and share important experiences,” the clinical psychologist Andrea Letamendi told Time last September. In other words — to paraphrase Jennifer Outllette, who recently published a book on “the science of self” — selfies aren’t merely a “look-at-me!” attention-grab. They’re an attempt to place oneself in a context, to understand how we fit into a bigger picture.

Grey was the color of the silent sisters, the handmaidens of the Stranger. Brienne felt a shiver climb her spine. Stoneheart.

widowsresolve:

So according to this article in the AoU footage Natasha doesn’t even try to lift Mjolnir because “That’s not a question I need answering.”

My heart hurts.

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via newwavenova)

so. real.

(via runtheriot)

If not for anything else here, reblogging to signal boot the horrifying fact that it took until 1993 for marital rape to be outlawed in all of the 50 states. I only found out about this abomination of justice two years ago, and I don’t think my ignorance is a hugely uncommon one. Even as it stands now, rape within marriage is subject to far less serious consequences than rape outside marriage in many states (especially South Carolina).

laterinthecaveoflesbians:

watershiphobbits:

If you are a man who thinks it’s funny to make misogynist jokes purely to make your female friends uncomfortable/angry, then you are a misogynist.  It is not “just a joke.”  You literally are finding humor in the discomfort and dehumanization of women.  You are not helping, you are not making satire.  You are just being misogynist.

Yes, this includes you gay men.

If you are saying things you don’t believe just to troll someone—i.e., to provoke a heightened emotional state from them for your own amusement—you are acting no less dickishly than people who actually believe what you are saying.

Jedi: May the force be with you
Catholic Jedi: And also with you
This weather is so humid…

deadlightsgirl:

It is like walking around in someone’s vagina.

In a not good way.

sluttiest-virgin:

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

FUCK

sluttiest-virgin:

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”

Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.

The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:

During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with

Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

FUCK

hiphopfightsplaque:

cutebabe:

nooneneedsfeminism:

THERE IS NO PATRIARCHY.

THERE IS NO WAGE GAP.

THERE IS NO RAPE CULTURE.

FEMINISTS, STOP CREATING ABSURD, ILLOGICAL AND MYTHOLOGICAL THEORIES TO PROMOTE YOUR HATE  MOVEMENT.

do you even live on earth or like are you blogging somewhere on neptune if so hows the food there 

THERE IS NO WAR IN BA SING SE

Except y’know, I say that and all, but really I don’t want any Exodus movies at all unless we finally deconstruct the story a bit, because I refuse to buy into any story where we’re supposed to be on the side of a God who murders innocent children. Even Prince of Egypt isn’t good enough (and could never be good enough) to make me overlook that glaring plot point.

Someday I want to make an Exodus movie where the Egyptian gods and the Hebrew god are all essentially Great Old Ones (because when you’re me everything has to be Cthulhu) who respond to the prayers of those who worship them, and Moses fights fire with fire only to discover too late in the game (i.e. when Yaweh-Sothoth slaughters every first born son in all of Egypt with his evil powers) that his god is not the Lord of light and love, but just another monster. I don’t know how exactly it would end, but believe you me, I’m working on it…