My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie. — Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)
She imagines him imagining her. This is her salvation. — Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin (via teenager90s)
"it’s like freud always said," says the ‘psychologist’ character in the movie, making everyone in the audience who knows anything at all about psychology flinch involuntarily
Just a reminder
predators literally love sex positivity and are the main supporters of it i just cant stress this enough obviously it started out with good intentions but its such an easy thing for evil manipulative people to latch onto and have people…
This comic is about how there are two sides to every story.
A guy insulting his ex to “compliment” you is always a red flag.
Instead I tend to hear all about the evil of feminism and the bad feminists: how “they” hate men; how “they” want to go against nature—and God; how “they” are all lesbians; how “they” are taking all the jobs and making the world hard for white men.
When I asked the same folks about the feminist books or magazines they read, when I ask them about the feminist talks they have heard, about that feminist activists they know, they respond by letting me know that everything they know about feminism has come into their lives thirdhand, that they really have not come close enough to feminist movement to know what really happens, what it’s really about. Mostly they think feminism is a bunch of angry women who want to be like men. They do not even think about feminism as being about rights—about women gaining equal rights. When I talk about feminism I know—up close and personal—they willingly listen, although when our conversations end, they are quick to tell me I am different, not like the “real” feminists who hate men, who are angry. I assure them I am as real and as radical of a feminist as one can be, and if they dare to come closer to feminism they will see it is not how they have imagined it. — bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody (via marinashutup)
GoFundMe bans all content “relating to” abortion — leaves antiabortion campaigns active - Salon.com -
Between this and the whole Darren Wilson thing, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that GoFundMe is run by a bunch of right-wing douchebags.
For those who are looking to start a fundraiser:
You have so many other choices for crowdfunding.
It’s funny that GoFundMe’s focus listed on there is “helping people after accidents and illnesses”, well guess that’s not it anymore.
This makes it even easier to never bother with gofundme again.
I came out to attack people and I’m honestly having such a good time right now