'You Mean My Whole Fallacy is Wrong?'

"We think of men as antiheroes, as capable of occupying an intense and fascinating moral grey area; of being able to fall, and rise, and fall again, but still be worthy of love on some fundamental level, because if it was the world and its failings that broke them, then we surely must owe them some sympathy. But women aren’t allowed to be broken by the world; or if we are, it’s the breaking that makes us villains. Wronged women turn into avenging furies, inhuman and monstrous: once we cross to the dark side, we become adversaries to be defeated, not lost souls in need of mending. Which is what happens, when you let benevolent sexism invest you in the idea that women are humanity’s moral guardians and men its native renegades: because if female goodness is only ever an inherent quality – something we’re born both with and to be – then once lost, it must necessarily be lost forever, a severed limb we can’t regrow. Whereas male goodness, by virtue of being an acquired quality – something bestowed through the kindness of women, earned through right action or learned through struggle – can just as necessarily be gained and lost multiple times without being tarnished, like a jewel we might pawn in hardship, and later reclaim."

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Foz Meadows (Gender, Orphan Black & The Meta of Meta)

Look at your stories - don’t just count who gets to be the hero and the villain (what kind of hero? what kind of villain?); count who gets the redemption arcs.

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May 19
May 19

darning-socks:

((The ability to appreciate and evaluate human aesthetic is not determined by your sexuality))

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May 19

brinconvenient:

tonidorsay:

gailsimone:

chrishaley:

Done and done.

(Not pictured: “Butt window”, but trust me, it’s there.)

You have no idea how much this cheered me up just now.

Bwahahahahahaha

I for one, think this is a major improvement. Look how empowered he is! And it’s relevant to the character as someone who is powered by the sun, he’d want to maximize the amount of sunlight he receives, right? It’s not like it makes sense for him to cover himself from chin to toe.
In fact, I think some strappy sandals might be an improvement.

(Source: thechrishaley, via theappleppielifestyle)

May 17

tofuboots:

Man, so this is hilarious but also really painful. How many POC can recall bringing their own ethnic food to school for lunch and getting made fun of? There was no way in hell I wanted to be caught eating Mexican left overs at school and my mom remembers feeling ashamed bringing tacos for lunch. This type of shame and internalized racism hits deeeep.

Wow, as a POC from an immigrant family, this gifset is way too relatable.

(Source: samwilsons)

May 10

siddharthasmama:

wow, look how easy that was.

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May 10

womxxn:

We went to this burger place for lunch and the walls were papered with rolling stones covers and it just really becomes obvious when you see lots of magazine covers next to each other that men are treated as people and women are treated as objects.

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thebluthcompany:

May the fourth be with you.
May 4

thebluthcompany:

May the fourth be with you.

May 4

Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield - Final Kiss in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - SNL

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Apr 28

buzzfeed:

Watch John Oliver Call Out All Of Western Media For Ignoring The Largest Elections Ever

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generalyung:

Someone on Twitter is trying to rename all the episodes of Breaking Bad with Shonen Jump anime-style titles, and the results so far are glorious.
Apr 27

generalyung:

Someone on Twitter is trying to rename all the episodes of Breaking Bad with Shonen Jump anime-style titles, and the results so far are glorious.

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