Gay pharmacist-in-training who likes video games, Rooster Teeth, WoT, and feminism.

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darnhomosexuals:

One of my favourite aspects of argumentation in favour of monosexism/monosexual privilege as a concept is how bi/pan people arguing in favour of it will happily use personal experience as proof, yet when we gay people mention having been treated shittily by bi/pan people, it’s invalid and generalising and perpetuating stereotypes and has a million justifications and is actually also proof of monosexism.

If you are female, expressing hatred for your own body is not just acceptable, it’s practically de rigeur. Failure to indulge in the requisite amount of self-flagellation – my thighs! my skin! my face! – isn’t just negligent, it’s unfeminine. Self-hatred is fundamental to how femininity is constructed, more fundamental than any of the more obvious external symbols (dress, make-up, shoes). What matters is not that you are beautiful, but you know your place in the beauty hierarchy (and since every woman ages, every woman’s place will eventually be somewhere at the bottom).

Young women are encouraged to bond over their dislike of excess body hair, surplus flesh and “uneven” skin. They are meant to do so in a jovial way, egged on by perky adverts informing them what “real women” do: worry about having underarms beautiful enough for a sleeveless top, celebrate curves with apologetic booty shakes and cackle ruefully over miserable Sex-and-the-City-style lunches of Ryvita and Dulcolax. It’s a gendered ritual; men get football and booze, women get control pants and detoxes. We are supposed, of course, to be grateful. Hey, you don’t have to be perfect! Just know you’re not perfect and act accordingly, with the appropriate levels of guilt and shame!

Fairy tale after fairy tale tells us that what matters is being beautiful “on the inside” but what does that really mean? It means submission, obedience and the suppression of one’s own desires. Don’t be haughty and proud. Clean the hearth. Kiss the frog. Love the beast. Suck it up when you’re replaced by a younger model. Sure, you may look fine, but you mustn’t feel fine. You mustn’t be vain. You mustn’t be angry. All fury and pain must be turned back on itself. That way you’ll be a real princess: silent, fragile and never threatening to challenge the status quo.

#justwheeloftimethings

isjee594:

livia-sedai:

mats-bloody-hat:

gandalf-sedai:

vikrattlehead:

-floating in the void

-smoothing skirts

-having an expressionless face

-tugging braids

-woolheads

-not following advice

-channeling the power
-talking to dead people
-killing trollocs

  • hearing voices in your head
  • going into Tel’aran’rhiod
  • balefiring things out of existence 

- Blood and bloody ashes
- Burn me
- Have a grand bloody day

- sniffing

-snorting

  • tumblr: using human uteri in feminist messaging is an act of violence against people on the trans spectrum
  • tumblr: 10000 notes! ALL THE AWARDS! so progressive. uwu!
  • us lawmakers: legislate against humans with uteri 400+ times in 2013 alone
  • us lawmakers: legislate against humans with no uteri 0 times in same time period
  • tumblr: such an unfortunate circumstance :) but please don't forget whats truly important is everyone feeling included :) hearts not parts :)

nextyearsgirl:

Misogyny is not the “hatred of feminine attributes and femininity,” feminine attributes and femininity are the fucking primary tools of misogyny.

I feel like all of Evan Peters’ characters are an analogy for patriarchy where men are needlessly forced into women’s lives for no real benefit or gain

americxanhorrorstory:

Ryan Murphy: Yes Evan Peters and Emma Roberts will have a relationship during Freak Show.

AHS Fandom:

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Anonymous asked:

What is a fandom?

illkim:

Imagine that girl in elementary school that never stopped talking about horses in a class with 1700 other girls who are obsessed with horses in a class about horses

lesbolution:

feminist puppy helping free this woman of her sexed up ankle breakers

lesbolution:

feminist puppy helping free this woman of her sexed up ankle breakers

(Source: generic-art)

internetgoose:

I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go

so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post”

nice idea and all

but the thing is, as soon as a decent amount of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued.

as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, the respect for it drops, and it’s seen as less of a big deal. it’s not about the job- it’s about the amount of women in the job.

observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field. so has happened with scores of other areas; nursing comes to mind

so the thing is, it’s not the work or the job that has to be uplifted and seen as more respectable. it will never work out, until people start seeing women as respectable

but there’s a doozy and who the fuck knows if it’s ever happening in my life time