1. wearywanderer:


    remember that time emma watson said beyonce’s work was too male gaze-y and then like 5 mins later gave a speech about how misogyny is hurting men and preventing them from expressing their feelings?

    Like legit, if white feminists spent less time examining and criticizing Beyonce’s feminism and more time on their own, they’d be better feminists for it. But would that happen?

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  2. neptunain:

    no wonder my gaydar keeps going off i’ve been holding the dang thing backwards!

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  3. 36slottoaster:



    happy birthday someone




  4. pardonmewhileipanic:

    I hate asshole MRA/Brony types too

    but it would be SUPER if we could stop making every photo/drawing in reference to them, depicting them as all fat and surrounded by cheetos


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  5. the-snowflake-owl:




    Almost as bad, “What are you anxious about?”

    "Oh yeah, I’m going to magically relax. Because I never tried before 8)"

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  6. isohels:

    Stop turning celebrities into feminist icons and start turning feminist icons into celebrities.

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  7. thesilentkilleriswatchingyou:


    I see your shifting gaze, that disgusted glance. I know you’re questioning my parenting from across the elementary school assembly.

    Let me tell you a little story about the kindergarten student with bright purple hair, my little Raven Marie…

    A month before school started she decided to play hair stylist with the craft scissors, and to save what was left I had to opt for a pixie cut. She was absolutely devastated. It was about three hours before she stopped her harsh sobbing and hiccups.


    She has thought that the length of a girls hair was what made her “girly”. I know I’ve personally had many hairstyles around her before, including a purple mohawk, which many people criticized as not being “girly” enough. Media, other children, other parents, and society made it worse. She would randomly burst in tears while out in public for the first week of her new style, screaming that she looked like a boy. That everyone would think she’s a boy.

    At one point she took off her bow in her hair, threw it at a cashier and screamed, “I DON’T NEED THIS BOW TO TELL YOU THAT I’M NOT A BOY, BECAUSE I’M NOT”

    Proudly stomping away in her blue jean overalls, head held high.

    Once we edged closer to the first day of school she kept asking questions like, “Do you think the other kids will like me? Do you think they’ll be my friend? Will they think I’m a boy? Will they pick on me because I have boy hair?”

    So I went to the grocery store, bought some dye, and spent the whole night transforming my bright blonde little girl into a plum punk rock fairy. I then assured her that if any of the kids didn’t like her, they were just jealous.

    As for you, mothers and teachers with the wandering eyes filled with disgust and judgement, I’m in the business of raising a free spirit.

    Here’s to you, Raven Marie. I love you.

    Hell yeah!!!!

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    1. me: are there any spirits listening
    2. ouija: yes are you alone
    3. me: yes
    4. ouija: haha nice whats up :P
    5. me: trying to contact my dead grandmother
    6. ouija: cool cool so what would u be doing if i was alive right now lol

  8. ormondhsacker:




    I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.

    Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like 90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by women & girls.

    And all that stuff take’s a lot of work and research and critical analysis and staring at reference photos for hours.

    We are literally the most well versed and invested group in the fandom. So, like, What the fuck boys? You mad you can’t keep up?

    I saw an argument, and I can’t find it now, but it totally made sense, that there’s a gender split in fandom. Male fandom tends to be a curator fandom; male fandom collects, organizes, and memorizes facts and figures. Male fandom tends to be KEEPERS of the canon; the fandom places great weight on those who have the biggest collection, the deepest knowledge of obscure subjects, the first appearances, creators, character interactions.

    Female fandom is creative. Females create fanart, cosplay, fanwritings. Female fandom ALTERS canon, for the simple reason that canon does not serve female fandom. In order for it to fit the ‘outsider’ (female, queer, POC), the canon must be attacked and rebuilt, and that takes creation.

    "Male" fandom devalues this contribution to fandom, because it is not the ‘right’ kind of fandom. "Girls only cosplay for attention, they’re not REAL fans!" "Fanfiction is full of stupid Mary Sues, girls only do it so they can make out with the main character!" "I, a male artist, have done this pin-up work and can put it in my portfolio! You, a female artist, have drawn stupid fanart, and it’s not appropriate to use as a professional reference!"

    In the mind of people who decry the ‘fake geek girl,’ this fandom is not as worthy. It damages, or in their mind, destroys the canon. What is the point of memorizing every possible romantic entanglement of heterosexual white Danny Rand if someone turns around and creates a fanwork depicting him as a bisexual female of Asian descent (thus subverting Rand’s creepy ‘white savior’ origins)? When Danny Rand becomes Dani Rand, their power is lessened. What is important to them ceases to be the focus of the discussion. Creation and curatorship can work in tandom, but typically, in fandom, they are on opposite poles.

    This is not to say that there aren’t brilliant male cosplayers or smashing female trivia experts, this is to say that the need of the individual fan is met with opposing concepts: In order for me to find myself in comics, I need to make that space for myself, and that is a creative force. Het white cis males are more likely to do anything possible to defend and preserve the canon because the canon is built to cater to them.

    This is genuinely the best post I have ever read.

    Comment bolded by me because effing important that’s why.

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  9. vastderp:




    Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.

    There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.

    It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish. 


    Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.

    Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together. 

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  10. "it’s sweater weather. and clever weather. and getting to know you better weather."
    — nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

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  11. bloggish:

    how the hell did we get the idea pink isn’t a cool colour

    because scientifically speaking pink doesn’t even exist; it fits between violet and red on the spectrum but actually what goes there is infrared and ultraviolet and all those things we can’t see

    pink is the ambassador of an otherworldly and unknowable realm it is the most badass colour out there

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  12. jaybird-gaybird:

    Now remember people, National Coming Out Day is on its way. If you “come out” on facebook as straight and/or cis, an ally, a brony, a fucking whovian, or anything other than a marginalized sexual orientation and/or gender identity, I will ram my boot so far up your ass you’ll be tasting Vans for weeks.

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  13. thinkinggivesyouwrinkles:


    Parenting Done Right: Morticia Addams

    The Addams Family (1991) dir. Barry Sonnenfield

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  14. meridiandreams:

    One of the BEST lines of the season.

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