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  1. rosalarian:

    greenonthursdays:

    huffingtonpost:

    WHY THIS WOMAN WOULD RATHER READ HARRY POTTER EROTICA THAN WATCH PORN

    When spoken word artist Brenna Twohy tells you that she is an unabashed devotee of all things “Potterotica” — erotic fiction based in the magical universe of Harry Potter — your response probably shouldn’t be that her taste is “unrealistic.” 

    Watch her full monologue here. 

    (Source: National Poetry Slam uploaded by Button Poetry)

    I’m happy to be getting to the point where I don’t have to feel weird about enjoying fanfiction, or having written a bunch of it. Partly it’s that the fandom experience has become more broadly shared. Partly it’s that I stopped giving a shit.

    And as for why I like the porny sort of fanfiction, see above. She says it better.

    I like sex with context. I like sex when it involves fully fleshed out characters. I like the backstories. I like feeling like these people do other things when they aren’t having sex.

     
     
  2. merkkultra:

    do men have resting bitch faces as well or do they not have negative characteristics ascribed to them for putting on a neutral rather than a deliriously happy facial expression

    (Source: theanunnakiconnection)

     
     
  3. ohnoproblems:

besturlonhere:

arineat:

tryingtodisappearcompletely:

God I hope this is true.
Oh my god it is.

OMFG

i dropped my monster space condom for my magnum astro dong

men are too irrational for the rigors and stresses of living in space

    ohnoproblems:

    besturlonhere:

    arineat:

    tryingtodisappearcompletely:

    God I hope this is true.

    Oh my god it is.

    OMFG

    i dropped my monster space condom for my magnum astro dong

    men are too irrational for the rigors and stresses of living in space

    (Source: thehighpriestessofcuddles)

     
     
  4. allthebeautifulthings9828:

    Okay, you little peaches. Sit down so we can talk history.

    Y’all know about Paul Revere’s midnight ride during the Revolutionary War, right? He rode twelve miles to warn people that the British were coming, along with a couple of other guys that history has largely forgotten.

    Meet Sybil Ludington. This 16-year-old girl rode forty miles during the night in 1777 to warn Colonial forces that the British were coming. Virtually the same thing as Paul Revere, yet Sybil was not taught in history classes when I was in school. Did any of you learn about this girl in school?

     
     
  5. rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

    rosefire:

    gaywitch-practisingabortion:

    situationalstudent:

    purplespacecats:

    professorbutterscotch:

    kiskolee:

    THIS.

    I have never thought about it in this context

    that’s actually really, really creepy.

    I… fuck.

    Yeah, basically.

    I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

    There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

    (Source: bigfatphallusy)

     
     
  6. "A few months back, I was asked to participate in a debate on the topic of whether men should have to pay on dates. (I was “the feminist.”) It turned out that the male debater and I didn’t really disagree much on that topic. I said that, generally, whoever asks the other person out pays for that date, and then at some point couples generally transition into sharing costs in whatever way works for them. He was actually pretty happy to pay for first dates; he just wanted women to say thank you and to not use him. I had no problem with that.

    I think he said that women should offer to pay half, knowing they’ll probably be turned down. I said, well, sometimes — but what if the other person invited you someplace really expensive? What if you agreed to a date with the guy and he spent an hour saying crazy racist shit to you and you felt like you couldn’t escape? This is what led to our real disagreement.

    The male debater felt strongly that if a woman wasn’t interested in a second date, she should say so on the spot. If the man says, “Let’s do this again sometime,” the woman shouldn’t say, “Sure, great,” and then back out later. I said that that was a nice ideal, but that he should keep in mind that most women spent most of their lives living in low-level fear of physical aggression from men. I think about avoiding rape (or other violence) every time I walk home from the subway, every time there’s an unexpected knock at the door, and certainly every time I piss off an unhinged man. So, if I were on a date with a man who I felt was unbalanced, creepy, overly aggressive, or possibly violent, and he asked if I wanted to “do this again sometime,” I would say whatever I felt would avoid conflict. And then I would leave, wait awhile, and hope that letting him down politely a few days later would avoid his finding me and turning my skin into an overcoat.

    The male debater was furious that I had even brought this up. He felt that the threat of violence against women was irrelevant, and that I was playing some kind of “rape card” as a debate trick. He got angrier and angrier as we argued. I also got angrier and angrier, although I worked hard to keep speaking in a calm and considered way. He was shouting and cutting me off when I tried to speak. I pointed out that the debater himself was displaying exactly the sort of behavior that would make me very uncomfortable on a date. THAT made him livid.

    He then called me “passive-aggressive.”

    I was genuinely taken aback. “Actually,” I said, “I call this ‘behaving myself.’” It’s a lot of work to stay calm when you’re just as furious as the other person, and that other person is shouting at you. I felt that I was acting like a grownup — at some emotional cost to myself — and I wanted credit, not insults, for being able to speak in a normal tone of voice when I was having to explain things like, “We can’t tell who the rapists are before they turn violent, so sometimes we have to be cautious with men who do not intend to harm us.”"
     
     
  7. almightybob:

    heichaoba:

    Ubisoft animators

    talk about owned

    (Source: oopsinsurance)

     
     
  8. The biggest three Young Adult literature franchises in the past decade have been Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Twilight. All of them were written by women.

    fandomsandfeminism:

    And yet we still get articles like this:

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    And it annoys the hell out of me. 

    Because John Green has said and done some great, wonderful things. He’s also done and said some super shitty things. He’s written some decent books, and done some good charity work.

    But he did not save Young Adult Literature. He did not usher in a grand new era of Young Adult Literature. If anything, he is riding on the coattails of women more successful than him in the literary world. 

     
     
  9. laura-thesedays:

    SIGNAL BOOST THIS NEWS! Seriously, how come this isn’t all over tumblr? Angelina Jolie presided over the largest ever global anti-rape summit. She is using her celebrity for good. She is addressing rape in wartime and in conflict zones, which is where it is perpetuated on the most massive scale and in which context always has been used as a weapon.

    Feminists of tumblr should get behind this woman. Let’s stop the perpetual erasure and trivialization of women in the media through their sexualization and start looking at the work that they do. Her acts here are easily in danger of being eclipsed by her image in the tabloids which is more concerned with her relationship to Brad Pitt and the fact that she is a sex symbol than the important feminist work that she is performing RIGHT NOW. 

    I am such a fan of this lady… and she does not deserve to be trivialized for being a woman, a sex symbol, and a celebrity. Here, she is working for social justice for women all over the world. She’s doing what’s right.

    (Source: queen-angelina)

     
     
  10. modestdemidov:

    "make up is false advertisement!"

    translation:

    "i view women as products"