theladymonsters:

there is this thing that fandom does, where fans who love female characters aren’t able to even discuss their flaws, to talk about the negative things they say or do, in a constructive way, because we’re too busy defending their right to fucking exist against people dumping all manner of hate on them

and it really sucks? i would love to have some nitty gritty conversations picking apart the ladies i love and viewing them as complex people

like wouldn’t it be nice if we could discuss sansa stark’s flaws without constantly having to sanctify her to people who think she deserves every single awful thing that’s happened in her life, but we are mired in a culture that only allows us to lavish nothing but positive attention on minority characters we love because everybody else is bound and determined to shit on them

we can’t even get a breath in to treat them as people because we’re too busy defending their right to exist

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<p>The kick of girl-girl porno lies partly in its catering to the fantasy of violating the privacy of lesbians, of making even sex between women - something quite threatening to male sexual prerogative-serve a male agenda; the other, tacit element is the kick of seeing “normal”girls made to emulate homosexual activity. The assumption is that homosexual activity is repulsive, and that therefore the models are disgusted by it and endure it under some compulsion - whether the compulsion of money, force of personality, or physical threat.</p>

<p>Pictures of real lesbians - at Gay Pride rallies, for example - kissing, necking and flirting are often considered disgusting and ugly by the same men who enjoy girl-girl fantasy porn.</p>

<p>Lesbians in the public world who kiss, hold hands, or otherwise behave like a sexually intimate couple (in a restaurant, in a park, at a movie) have often been subjected to abuse, threats and violence from hetero men - the same men who constitute the market for ever-popular girl-girl porno.</p>

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Catharine A. Mackinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, (edited by Christine Stark & Rebecca Whisnant), “Not For Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution & Pornography.” 2004. (p. 198)

So what was that about lesbophobia “not being real” and lesbianism being “totes accepted by society despite being heteropatriarchal” because hetero guys get off on “girl-on-girl”-pornography? Yeah, shut the fuck up. Lesbophobia is very much real, even in *ahem* “feminist” circles. (via the-uncensored-she)

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via continueplease)

chescaleigh:

Here’s my official response to Shane Dawson’s "My Apology (Blackface & Offensive Videos" My Tumblr ask box is closed and I’m done speaking on this matter. Thanks to all that have offered support.

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amydentata:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

sandandglass:

Bryan Stevenson on The Daily Show.

tl;dr our country pretends that it doesn’t have a huge problem when it comes to acknowledging it’s horrors and its systematic racism

Plantations here are basically fun themepark rides that show all the “good” of slavery. Imagine the Holocaust museum spun into a fun ride about pulling Germany out of economic depression. That’s the US handling of its history.

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Anonymous said: Let me get this straight, Nicki Minaj can wiggle her butt six ways till Sunday and people can call her a black feminist messiah, but when there's a weak-ass Spider-Woman variant cover that make her look like she's posing like Nicki Minaj, it suddenly NOT okay and Marvel should be ashamed??? I'm honestly, seriously confused here :/

glowcloud:

teacupnosaucer:

ohmygil:

Nicki Minaj is also a real person who makes real decisions for herself and made a video and song that celebrated her own body and her own sexuality while outright critiquing the Male Gaze through visual metaphor

Jessica Drew is not a real person and was drawn by a man in a submissive position who visually objectifies her (spandex doesn’t work on asses like that come on) and every female superhero he’s drawn. And he can’t even draw a background right.

repeat it with me now everybody: made up women drawn for gross men to jerk off to are NOT equivalent to real life women expressing their sexuality for their own benefit

How do all these people still believe that fictional female characters have agency and can “do what they want.” They don’t do anything or want anything. They are not real

(Source: gouldenqueen, via eleveninches)

halfhardtorock:

fvanjik:

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY BLOG
IM JUST LAUGHING SO HARD
moment of silence 4 ppl who have to deal with surprise dick pics

Lets talk about dick pics for a minute, ok?

People are always confused about the dick pic. “Why do they do that? Why would they think I want to see that?”

We need to all acknowledge that the dick pic is not about you or your needs. It’s not about any social, shared experience of sex in any way.

The dick pic is forced voyeurism. You are forced, for a person’s sexual titillation, to look at their dick. It’s not about you, it’s about them and their pleasure in knowing you’ve been sexually violated.

It’s very similar to those awful Daddykink belt-whipping gifs that people are always like “lol, these are so bad, who thought anyone would find this hot??”

If you really think about it, NO ONE thought anyone else would find those gifs hot. Because it’s not about the viewer’s pleasure, it’s about the creator’s pleasure in knowing that he forced you into being the passive receiver to a gif of him dominating you (or any viewer). 

People (especially strangers on dating sites) send dick pics for their own sexual gratification. It’s a complete act on its own, not requiring any specific response from you. They forced you to look at their dick. They get off on you being surprised into looking at their dick. 

The end. 

Lets stop pretending dick pics are a part of sexting or some other social engagement, they’re not. They’re about power trips, control and self-sexual gratification through violation.

(Source: rawunmedicatedheartt, via appolsaucy)

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The worst of all possible things that could happen would be to lose that language [that black people love so much]. There are certain things I cannot say without recourse to my language. It’s terrible to think that a child with five different present tenses comes to school to be faced with those books that are less than his own language. And then to be told things about his language, which is him, that are sometimes permanently damaging… This is a really cruel fallout of racism. I know the Standard English. I want to use it to help restore the other language, the lingua franca.

1. He ø runnin. Standard American English (SAE )= He is running.

2. He be runnin. SAE = He is usually running or He will/would be running.

3. He be steady runnin. SAE = He is usually running in an intensive, sustained manner, or He will/would be running in an intensive, sustained manner.

4. He(’s) been/bin runnin. SAE He has been running–at some earlier point, but probably not now.
Other examples: I been knowing her. SAE = I have known her.
About eleven o’clock he been eating. SAE = … he was eating.

5. He BEEN/BIN runnin’. SAE = He has been running for a long time, and still is.
-This is a use of the African American English (AAE) stressed been/remote BIN.

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My mother Toni Morrison on AAVE (via howtobeterrell)

this is for whoever was telling me that AAVE isn’t a real thing… UGH

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Note how precise each AAVE phrase is. 

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Cries from perfection

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For anyone who thinks aave is just slang.
-Morgan

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loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

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