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  • me at least 3 times a day: girls are amazing
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Why is femslash the smallest genre in the world of fanfiction? Why is femslash the most underrepresented relationship type by a sizeable margin? More importantly, why is it that almost all femslash writers are queer women? Male slash pairings are written by straight women, queer women, and even some men (I say “even” because men are rarer than a two dollar bill in the world of fanfiction) and they’re read by a mostly female audience. Femslash has a completely different ideology, because it’s almost exclusively written and consumed by the community it portrays. Unlike a straight girl writing about two boys having sex (and I guarantee that they’re two conventionally attractive white boys whose female love interests have been deemed either worthy of death or asexual by the fandom), femslash is written by those whose identities and personal narratives are reflected in the stories themselves. Maybe the writer of that erotic scene hasn’t had sex with a girl yet, but damn, she has thought about it a lot. That queer author writes two girls falling in love even if they’re straight in the original work because two girls falling in love means something to her and to so many people like her, and it’s important that she sees herself in a piece of media whose canon forgets she exists. One of the great frustrations of LGBTQ media is the fact that so little of our representations end up coming from LGBTQ-identified creators, and thus we see inaccurate portrayals with limited diversity. Femslash exists because we were sick of being told we didn’t exist, so we wrote ourselves into their stories.
— excerpt from a very long piece I’ve been working on for autostraddle about femslash and why there’s so little of it (and why we need to make more of it NOW)
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charlesoberonn:

Reblog if you’re bisexual, biromantic, bigender or two people pretending to be one person in a big coat


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lesliecrusher:

blanket apology to all the female celebrities i hated as a teenager because i was up to my eyeballs in internalized misogyny


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dendriforming:

"Is being alive really in the best interests of people with profound disabilities?"

Well, yes, actually.


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notquitephil:

invertedgender:

calling a man a “pig” is literally dehumanising how do some people not think there’s anything wrong with that how

Because chicks, fillies, birds and bitches never get dehumanised. Those vixens always get away with this kind of shit. Especially the heifers, they’re the worst. What cows.


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kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

Yup.

So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

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Ok, I finally can’t stand it any longer

prokopetz:

sailorwolfmoon:

dorksidefiker:

actualmenacebuckybarnes:

fuckyeahblackwidow:

official-trafalgar-law:

Alright. All this damned complaining about “ERMAGERD MAKE A BLERK WIDER MERVIE!!!!!!111!” i’ve finally had it with. Seriously, do you guys realize how terrible of a person Black Widow is? Do you have any clue? Probably not since many of you have only seen the movies where she’s the “good guy”.
A list of things Black Widow has done:

  • Got Hawkeye thrown in a Maximum Security prison for shits and giggles basically
  • Worked in SHIELD basically as an undercover spy for HYDRA
  • Pretended to want to be in a relationship with Tony Stark to steal his technology
  • Tried to trick Hawkeye into completing her assassination target when injured and he almost did if Spider Man hadn’t stopped him.

This is what i can remember as of right now, the point is Black Widow is not nearly as honorable of a person as the movies make her out to be. She is a manipulator who will stop at nothing, including manipulating and harming her teammates to get what she wants. Her only loyalties lay in herself.

I’m not saying not to make a female headed movie but why not try for Scarlet Witch? or Storm? Those both have far more honorable lives without loosing any of the inner strength they represent and have.

It sounds like you are basing half your interpretation on Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? But haven’t seen all the episodes or something, because she threw Clint into that prison to protect him, and was also a spoilers: triple agent who was always working for SHIELD. The last thing is from an Untold Tales of Spider-Man issue, iirc, and yes, it is true Natasha did spin Clint into a super-villain career, before she defected from the KGB. The fallout is what pushed her to reform herself. It’s all there on the wiki.

But I don’t think any Natasha fan believes she’s never done bad things. The movies tell us this, over and over— a lot of fans want a Black Widow movie to see the awful crimson place she came from. Her story is about redemption and liberation and how who you choose to be means more than what you are made to do. Natasha has a supervillain skillset but heroic intentions and the tension between the two is part of why I like her. To say Natasha’s only loyalties are to herself is to ignore pretty much her entire 50 year comic history.

And, well, I’m kinda tired of hearing the only reason I want a Black Widow film is because I don’t know anything about other Marvel heroines and probably don’t know anything about Black Widow, either. Because I’m a massive Natasha fan, I know more about her, and that is how this thing usually works. I buy Storm’s comic every month because I like Ororo, too, because I’m actually able to appreciate female characters with diverse narratives and personalities instead of forcing them into some weird mental death match where only one can be good enough. I am okay with these life choices.

Look, people decide if they want to see a film all the time based on trailers, but fans who decide they want to see a Black Widow movie based on three whole films are secretly confused and need to be argued out of it. It’s just gatekeeping in another guise.

Daily reminder that MCU ‘verse is INDEPENDENT of all other Marvel universes, INCLUDING EMH, which is based on 616 (but not super faithful to 616 canon either). Basically fucking nothing that happened in EMH is canon for MCU. 

But yeah, you know, continue ~educating us stupid Natasha fans~ on ~the facts~ about her ~character~. 

I’d like to bring up another point, if I may.

If it was a guy who did all the stuff brought up by the OP, fanboys wouldn’t say shit.

I keep typing up capslock rants and deleting them so I’ll just point upward and scream wordlessly.

Yeah, it’s funny how we’re prepared to cherry-pick storylines to “prove” that Black Widow is a horrible character, but nobody ever mentions the fact that Tony Stark was literally running death camps for unregistered metahumans during the Civil War arc - and that was a freakin’ headline event!

It’s only despicable when a woman does it; when a male character goes down that road, he’s a Hard Man Making Hard Decisions™, and therefore admirable.


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debasered:

sure I talk about movies all the time but if you ask me what my favorites are, I forget the name of every single movie I’ve ever seen.. I have never seen one in my entire life.


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vergen:

godblessmalemodels:

Adonis Bosso @ Richard Chai Love S/S 2015 backstage.

he’s so beautiful

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do you ever think of the deliberate classism in the prices of allergy-free foods because they’re considered to be for health trends for the rich rather than a necessity for poor individuals with severe food allergies who actually need them 

because i do


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whoismims:

Hong Kong’s protesters are using the same “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture used in Ferguson
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falulu:

http://www.youcaring.com/other/i-m-almost-on-my-feet-again/241796

I really hate to do this, but I just do not know what else to do

I’ve sold everything I have of value at the moment, but my laptop.

I do not want to do that just yet, because I need it for work.

I moved from California to Missouri in order to escape a toxic environment and to help better my future.

I am so very close to doing so. I have been living off my savings for a long time. I had work for a while, but lost my job because I did not meet my sales goal. Which required for me again to go to my savings.

as you can see, I am down to my last 50$

I have no rent, I usually pay rent on the 15th, but for the last few months, my room mate has been having money problems requiring me to pay it early. I have 50$ to my name, I need that to get to work. I take the bus everywhere or walk if I have to. I have a job at Best Buy, but I do not start working there til the 4th and as with most businesses my first check probably will be held even though I would get paid on the 17th.

I do have other financial endeavors that could pan out, just for now I am desperate.

My rent is 350 every month, I really would appreciate any help towards paying it. I am literally at my wits end. I’ve sold everything

I’ve come a long way, I am almost on my feet, just please help me out?

My paypal is fguillory300@yahoo.com

or if you’d rather I set this up: http://www.youcaring.com/other/i-m-almost-on-my-feet-again/241796

if you would rather just look at my etsy though there isn’t much there at the moment. It is  https://www.etsy.com/shop/Luluscrochetedgoods?ref=pr_shop_more

if you can help me towards my rent i’ll be sure to pay it forward when I am on my feet again.. Thank you…

if you can’t help, can you possibly reblog/signal boost?

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