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weetbixgod:

hotdadcalendar:

I’m actually concerned for boys who complain about how different girls look without makeup. Like did you think eyeshadow permanently alters a girls eyelid? Are you frightened when people change clothes

Babies have no concept of object permanence

kellysue:

Sexy Lamp Page one. Panel one.
All the tropes are getting held up.
My breasts or my backstory,
Let’s see which is more developed. I’m the character you’re writing.
The only one that’s female.
I feel like Smurfette.
I guess that makes you Gargamel. Don’t fridge me, bro.
I’m not a plot device to stroke your ego.
I’m not your damsel or your tramp,
And I’m not your…
Sexy lamp. Write me dialog,
That’s more than pure emotion.
Give me clothes that,
Might survive a small explosion. Midriff, high heels.
I won’t be chasing anyone.
Please tell the criminals,
Not to shoot and not to run. Don’t fridge me, bro.
I’m not a plot device to stroke your ego.
I’m not your damsel or your tramp,
And I’m not your…
Sexy lamp. Even with a cheat sheet,
You couldn’t pass a Bechdel Test.
It seems you need to see me,
Oppressed or undressed. I’m not from Venus.
I’m from the same planet as you.
Write me like I’m human,
Or give me to Kelly Sue. Don’t fridge me, bro.
I’m not a plot device to stroke your ego.
I’m not your damsel or your tramp,
And I’m not your…
Sexy lamp. Don’t fridge me, bro.
I’m not a plot device to stroke your ego.
I’m not your damsel or your tramp,
And I’m not your…
No, I’m not your…
Sexy lamp.

http://thunderingasteroids.com/lyrics.html?song=sexy_lamp

popculturebrain:

Leading Men Age, Leading Women Don’t | Vulture

There are more charts if you click through.

mybrassclue:

So I’m at work right now…. And this one little girl has been begging me to put on this Justin Bieber CD that’s here. It doesn’t matter how terribly I take care of the disc the damn things nearly indestructible. So I’m half listening to the lyrics and its full of ‘what you do to me’s’ and shall I say Robin Thick-ean style words. I didn’t like it before and now I’m trying to think of better music for little girls to be listening too. And all the stuff I know is like Boss Ass Bitch and better messages full of stuff I can’t play.

Anyone know music I can use to sneakily teach kids to fight the Patriarchy?

Alright boyfriend, listen up. You looking for really “now” music or overall music? I consulted myself and the internet, and here’s what I’ve got so far:

  • Spice Girls: Wannabe, Say You’ll Be There, Spice World. Mostly these are just fun BUT there are themes of putting friendship first and respecting yourself in relationships.
  • Destiny’s Child: Independent Woman pt 1, Say My Name, Bills Bills Bills, SurvivorI miss Destiny’s Child tbh even if Bills Bills Bills is problematic.
  • Des’ree: You Gotta Be
  • Willow: Whip My Hair
  • Christina Aguilera: Fighter
  • TLC: Unpretty, No Scrubs, Waterfalls (maybe too adult? idk if they’d pick up on it though)
  • No Doubt: Just A Girl
  • Lesley Gore: You Don’t Own Me
  • 2Pac: Keep Ya Head Up
  • Beyonce: If I Were A Boy and Run the World (Girls) — find a clean version. Tangent Time: I really overall UGH SO HARD at her new album and I just stumbled onto a review that perfectly articulates song by song what I thought as I heard it. “I’m not just his little wife” but then next song you’re making an audience scream your married name at you when you made your own name? Just… okay. And being a judgemental meanbutt to everyone in the club based on her own appearance and then trying to sell to me that beauty hurts and is a terrible standard (that she then proceeds to use for the rest of the album to make other women feel like shit and calling them bitches and telling them to bow down) *rambles into the night*
  • Madonna: What It Feels Like
  • Bikini Kill: Rebel Girl
  • Janelle Monae: Q.U.E.E.N. Badu’s verse is randomly quiet and underwhelming but it’s overall pretty great and clean for kids For real, ANYTHING by Janelle is amazing.
  • Nancy Sinatra: These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
  • P!nk: So What (there has to be a clean version somewhere). So hard to find something without swearing. Stupid Girls (I’ve seen arguments for it being slut shaming? But I hear it as idiot shaming. ymmv)
  • Robyn: Who’s That Girl. Handle Me (mature lyrics?)
  • Lily Allen: The Fear (clean version, of course).
  • Lauryn Hill: Doo Wop (That Thing). Maybe a bit mature? But they will have no idea what she’s talking about so.
  • Meghan Trainor: All About That Bass. Again, a little more mature. So uh. Maybe not for the kids.
  • Fifth Harmony: Bo$$
  • Boomkat: Crazy Love (she sings it with her brother and it’s about generic love and not romantic love so? Sort of). She says “gettin freaky in my sheets” though :\ Also this is Pennsatucky from Orange is the New Black for those bbs who don’t know Boomkat.

There are also some good Queen Latifah and TLC ones I had to leave off because they were about oral sex and/or had some swearing. But maybe if you found “clean” versions…? IDK. Then there’s classics like “Respect” by Aretha. Some good clean versions might be on Kidz Bop (ugh) if you can’t find them on itunes or something.

That’s all I can think of atm ^^; Fronds, halp my boyfriend be a good ally and make more suggestions please.

Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

- Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via theflowershop)

theroguefeminist:

themonkeybananaking:

tinasfanfiction:

Hello Queen of Genovia

i read an article once that tried to “analyze” why so many people hate anne hathaway. i think the reason is because she’s a woman who sticks up for herself and stands up against sexism

kellysue:

I think it’s time this made the rounds again. 

By howtonotsuckatgamedesign

Though the article centers on women, similar logical gymnastics of exclusion likely apply to POC and the LGBT community.

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mybrassclue:

More pictures taken from children’s colouring books. Try and see which parts are not from the original picture.

This one is my favorite <3

smartgirlsattheparty:

unatheblade:

biscuitsarenice:

We Can’t Get Out Of The Bedroom Now.

Shirley Maclaine on Parkinson in 1975

Mind. Blown.

This woman is amazing. 

olgaulanova:

americanninjax:

isaia:

mybodythehandgrenade:

brinconvenient:

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.

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.

strappy high heeled sandals would increase his height making him closer to the sun. and if wonderwoman can fight in heels it can’t be that hard, right?

SO EMPOWERING

Felt a dire need to contribute to the hilarity.

Now I can tell right away he’s a strong male character. Whew! No more confusion.

  • Assassin's Creed Unity: *no playable female Assassins*
  • Male gamers: This is just fine, so shut up! What's important isn't the character's gender, it's the story they are in! Who cares about the characters' genders? Stop trying to ruin other people's fun!
  • Hyrule Warriors: *10 playable characters, 8 of them are women*
  • Male gamers: WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!?! There are too many girls in this game! What about us, the male fans? Why the female fans have more options? Women aren't interesting, if you don't include more men in the game then the story will become boring!

fandomsandfeminism:

jon-snow:

god bless sdcc

-cackles-

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

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Libby Anne (via newwavenova)

so. real.

(via runtheriot)