what i want to know from men’s right activits who want “progression of both sexes” is how much further can white cis straight men progress? like where are you going???? mars?????
inspired by a quote from sex worker problems
I’d like this on a t-shirt
Women and femininity are so derided in American culture that it’s not uncommon to see men punished via feminization. A prison in South Carolina, for example, disciplines sexually active inmates by dressing them in pink. Another Arizona prison mandates that all inmates wear pink underwear. This shaming technique, however, isn’t limited to convicts. A preschool in central Florida came under fire in 2004 when parents discovered that teachers were reprimanding unruly boys by forcing them to wear dresses, and in 2001, a teen sued his former school for forcing him to cross-dress (complete with wig and bra). It seems that as far as punishment goes, nothing is worse than being a woman.
Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth
“I’m not ashamed to dress “like a woman” because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.” - Iggy Pop
It’s fine if a woman dresses or acts like a man but a man dressing or acting like a woman is humiliating and shameful. Anyone who doesn’t see how this is inherently problematic should reconsider the message this sends and how it devalues women.
super fucked up stuff
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More and more I’m noticing that people seem to think that the things they dont like, or dont understand, or make them feel uncomfortable, shouldnt be allowed. The presumption in this is just staggering.
Honey Boo Boo and her family are happy, she isn’t doing anything more embarrassing than your standard blush-inducing family photo album stuff and her parents are literally putting every single dollar they make from the show into a college savings for their children and all the gifts she gets from fans get donated to LGBT youth shelters what possible bone could you have to pick with these people other than the fact that you find them slightly abrasive
I love them.
When I lived in Porpoise Spit, I used to sit in my room for hours and listen to ABBA songs. But since I’ve met you and moved to Sydney, I haven’t listened to one Abba song. That’s because my life is as good as an Abba song. It’s as good as Dancing Queen.
I’m not a misandrist, but has anyone noticed that guys who are anti-feminist are really ugly? I mean, don’t be such a woman hater because you’re ugly. All the good looking guys are feminists.
Struggling to Care About Heterosexual Romance: a chronicle of watching mainstream movies with straight people
This is a Holmes knocked from the pedestal of the dispassionate gentleman detective. His relationship with his addiction forms the core of his character, of secondary importance only to Watson in his development throughout the season. And Jonny Lee Miller’s fantastic incarnation of Holmes makes sure we feel the weight of addiction in a show that takes it seriously. He suffers the aftermath, and must face the realities of recovery — no easy thing for a man who trades on the illusion of invincibility with all the gusto of the Conan Doyle original.
Also keeping him humble: his supporting cast. There’s a popular misconception — the fault of many an adaptation — that Holmes is a supergenius accompanied by an admiring everyman and surrounded by dunces. Conan Doyle’s Watson and Gregson would beg to differ, and so this Holmes lives in no such vacuum; he’s never the only clever person in a room. When he reveals his addiction, Gregson (not unkindly) points out that as a detective, he had that covered. His sponsor Alfredo’s skills in the repossessionary arts outclass Holmes’s by a mile. He acknowledges Moriarty as more than a match for himself. Even housekeeper/librarian Ms. Hudson has the effortless memory to which Holmes aspires.
And in Watson, he’s found an equal — and that’s what the show’s not-so-secretly about.
from io9’s excellent analysis of the first season of Elementary - Elementary Demonstrates the Right Way to Update a Classic Hero (via gallifreygal)
And this is why I don’t think I can watch “Sherlock” again.
ok ok, i’ve GOT to start watching.
I adore Elementary. I had no interest in Sherlock but Elementary has carved a place in my heart, and a sense of place and humanity I regard as familiar.
Red Velvet ice cream on a chocolate cone
realest shit i ever heard
Rihanna is on point with this one.
I needed to read this.
My grandmother grew up in this tiny village in Barbados, and she was the only kid in the village to have a cricket bat. She used to play with all the boys, but then they started stealing the bat every time she bought it out of the house and saying that she couldn’t play because girls shouldn’t play sport. So one day she invited them to come play cricket, then set fire to the bat and made them watch it burn, so none of them could play cricket anymore. She was 11.
Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.
satire is meant to target the powerful, not the vulnerable
and jokes are supposed to be funny
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