September 19, 2014
"What about all those boys?… If you want to talk about male victims, let’s talk about male victims. Most male victims are the victims of other men’s violence. So it’s something that both men and women have in common, we are both victims of men’s violence."

Jason Katz

September 16, 2014
"I feel weird about eating these days or leaving the house, or existing in a material form at all, because having a body that talks too much and sweats and makes mistakes is exhausting, and here’s [Andrew W.K.] just standing around with dented hair and a Napalm Death shirt over sweatpants shorts and it’s almost as if the whole world isn’t scrutinizing what’s in his cart at the grocery store, what he looks like without makeup on, how his gender affects his authenticity as a performer. I was looking straight at this spaced out, sweet-faced, charming guy, just standing there, calm and existing."

Perfect Pussy singer Meredith Graves on the unfair gender-based expectations imposed on celebrities.

September 15, 2014
"The Doctor’s darkest hour has struck so often now that it feels like the boy who cried wolf. Things keep getting more and more ‘impossible’. And yet we’re no further forward in emotional terms. It’s dull. We’re on a downward spiral which shows no signs of heading back towards the light. [Moffat’s] Doctor is already a misogynistic, creepy, rude, inconsiderate, childish, often frightening, intimidating, untrustworthy, man. Do we really want him to get ‘darker’? We’re all hoping Capaldi can work his magic and revive the Doctor’s character, but how far can he manage to drag our hero back if the showrunner continues to push the Doctor further and further into the realms of ‘unlikeable’ and ‘typical moody white male protag’?"

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September 14, 2014
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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.

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— Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

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September 14, 2014

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September 13, 2014
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September 13, 2014
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Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.

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PBS: Language as Prejudice - Myth #6: Women Talk Too Much (via misandry-mermaid)

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September 12, 2014

Anonymous said: unfortunately I'm almost exclusively attracted to men, yet they repel me more and more. I could never date anyone who isn't AT LEAST a feminist but I'm like "hahaha good luck with that". I prefer girls over boys in every aspect except when it comes to attraction. I wish I could change that somehow. I'm sorry if this message is stupid and random.

sallydonovan:

not entirely certain how i can advise you on this as i’m not in the same situation, but for what it’s worth, i’m sure you’ll find someone dateable who shares your views soon enough. just surround yourself with good people, spend time in good places, explore explore explore. they’re all within your reach. wishing you best of luck, and don’t be afraid to come by for “stupid and random” messages again :^)

I’m in the same situation anon :( I have spent LOTS of time with wonderful people and that feminist guy has never come around, they’re always spoiled for choice. When all my other straight feminist friends go for those guys, I always lose out because being pretty is still the most important part. 

September 12, 2014
"I will die, possibly have a fit, and it will be a problem for you. I will be a dead Englishman in your car. Not good."

How Benedict Cumberbatch talked his kidnappers into releasing him

September 12, 2014
"I want to do a rom-com with Melissa McCarthy. I even told her that at an awards show, and she said ‘Yes, Let’s do it!’"

— Idris Elba, on his dream role, to US Weekly (via camewiththeframe)

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September 11, 2014
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September 7, 2014
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Fox Mulder’s office from The X-Files (1993-2002)

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Fox Mulder’s office from The X-Files (1993-2002)

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September 7, 2014

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September 7, 2014
"I’ve lived most of my life with the firm conviction that romantic love is a delusion, a hedge against the existential terror that is our own singularity. I feel liberated. I am, now and forever, post-love. I’m free to pursue a life of meaning."

Sherlock Holmes (via idunnothingsilike)

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September 7, 2014

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