It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like other girls –...– “I’m not like the other girls”, Claudia Gray (via grrrlstudies)
Who's this "Ibid" character anyway?
shitmystudentswrite: Many of the statements in this paper are also noted as coming from a person only identified as ‘Ibid’ in the footnotes. I am not skeptical of Ibid’s view, but I would like to find his/her article and read it for myself.
Them: I don't think kids should be exposed to gay relationships.
You: Why not?
Them: It's introducing children to sexuality! They're too young for that!
You: So when a prince and princess kiss in a Disney movie, are they introduced to sexuality? When the prince and the princess get married and have a child, is that introducing your child to sexuality?
Them: NO! But if they see a man and a man, or a woman and a woman together... they're going to start asking questions! Like how a man and a man can... you know, do anything together.
You: You think the only thing people think when they see a gay couple is "I wonder how they have sex"? Furthermore, you think a CHILD is going to even know what that means? When the prince and the princess kiss, does your 4 year old daughter ask, "mommy, how do people have intercourse"? No. She just sees two people in love. If you remember when you were a kid, you probably didn't think about sex every time you saw two people happy together.
Them: But it'll bring up all kinds of questions, it'll confuse my child!
You: Then be a fucking parent and explain it to your child. The only question that might be brought up is "mom, why don't you want gay people to be happy?". And when you don't have a good answer for that question, you can look your child in the eye and say "It's because I'm a bigot".
If you're a feminist who understands the...
the fact that “love your body” rhetoric shifts the responsibility for body...– look at the medusa straight on.: on “loving your body.” (via vladislava) Yes! This pretty succinctly expresses a problem I have with some posi rhetoric. Like obviously I want people to feel good about themselves and I try hard to not hate myself, but people also shouldn’t be made to feel bad for...
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lettherebecramp: THE WORD “GYSPY” IS A RACIST SLUR USED TO BELITTLE AND ABUSE ROMANI PEOPLE DON’T TAG PICTURES OF YOU DANCING IN THE WOODS WITH SPARKLY SCARVES AS “GYPSY” DON’T TAG PICTURES OF ANY OF YOUR OTHER HIPPIE SHIT AS “GYPSY” DON’T USE THE WORD “GYSPY” THIS HAS BEEN A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
[me talking on the phone in Spanish]
White woman standing near me: God, don't people speak English in this country anymore?
Me: Yes, and fuck off.
adulting: It has nothing to do with Adulting, but I felt like you should all know that sometimes, Jack Nicholson looks exactly like a tortoise having sex. This fact brought to you by my amazing ability to find the very most useless thing to do when the book is due in 48 hours. Also, regular posts to resume very, very soon!
You know what, I’m going to take hormones, have surgery, lose ‘friends’ and...– No trans woman ever (via grrrlstudies) infiltrate the super-secret feminist clubhouse and rape them all (via fauxmosexualtranstrender)
This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are...– Gary Provost (via qmsd) This might be my favourite quote on writing ever. (via bdoing)
jsmooth995: ALL THESE SEXIST GAMER DUDES ARE SOME SHOOK ONES. il all jay smooths
What's the worst thing you can ask Loki during...
downboy: meinsodapop: Who’s your daddy? CRY-LAUGHING FOREVER
While I was plundering the fantasy world for the next cliche to pull a few...– Terry Pratchett: Why Gandalf Never Married (1985) PTerry, you magnificent beast.
slutaeyang: someone needs to rework The Horse And His Boy so that it no longer has creepy racist themes and is instead about two subversive badass POC heroes wait hold on Shasta is supposed to be white isn’t he he’s secretly one of the heir princes to Archenland and they’re white right because the evil Calormenes are ~arabian~ i never pictured Shasta as white wow The Horse And His Boy...
How to stay alive according to Kate Bornstein's... →
queerfatfemme: Please stay alive.
singing dancing magical homosocial boy world:... →
notcuddles: iamthespacecadet: Terry Pratchett is 100% the best author I know of when it comes to writing men and women with equal agency. A ton of Discworld books feature women. A few of them, are, admittedly, about being a woman (Monstrous Regiment and Equal Rites, notably), but…
grangersmythe: if you’re reading this you’ve survived EVERYTHING that you’ve come across/has ever happened to you etc let that sink in for a minute