21 10 / 2014

shibbbyyy:

People have a knack of really oversimplifying feminism like “feminism: the radical notion that women are people” or “feminism is literally just believing in equality” like…no it’s not it’s so much more complex than that ask any dingus if they think women and men should be equal they’ll probably say yeah but their actions and thoughts probably majorly contradict that so quit acting like anyone’s a feminist if they vaguely believe women are ok humans

(via senicacrane)

21 10 / 2014

I really don’t have words anymore for this man just please stop him 

(Source: thranduilings, via flatbear)

21 10 / 2014

heyepiphora:

My biggest sex toy giveaway of the year has ARRIVED. I’ve rounded up 37 prizes (52 if you count all the lube) and assembled them into 18 swanky prize packs. Like, this is some high-end shit, people.
Enter here — giveaway runs through November 10th, 2014!

heyepiphora:

My biggest sex toy giveaway of the year has ARRIVED. I’ve rounded up 37 prizes (52 if you count all the lube) and assembled them into 18 swanky prize packs. Like, this is some high-end shit, people.

Enter here — giveaway runs through November 10th, 2014!

21 10 / 2014

"

“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

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Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. 

other quotes from the article i really like:

"According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace."

"Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! Before succumbing to the intoxicating warmth of that promise, it’s critical to ask, “Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like nonwork?” “Why should workers feel as if they aren’t working when they are?” In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. If we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for family and leisure time."

(via mercy-misrule)

(Source: bakcwadrs, via iwriteaboutfeminism)

21 10 / 2014

the use of the word “bitch”, in the grand scheme of things, isn’t the biggest one.

like, this isn’t the feminist hill i’m going to die on, but i do still have this visceral reaction to the word. it’s kind of like “slut” to me, I’ve heard it used against myself so many times thats it really hard to separate out those experiences from a larger cultural impact.

so, clearly, its not this huge, terrible, inexcusable crime against feminism when people use the word, i just have a very personal reaction to it, and it’s especially hard when i see other women use the term, because if there is one thing that feminism has absolutely taught me, it is that hating other women is a tool of the patriarchy, and that it is much easier to hate other women than it is to confront why we live in a culture that suggests that for women to feel good about themselves we need to put down other women. 

21 10 / 2014

terminalcure replied to your post “wowww the acting in once upon a time is so bad”

They apparently couldn’t have brought in Jasmine or Tiana or even freaking Pocahontas, they had to ride the Frozen cash cow a little longer. Glad I’m not alone in my disappointment and boredom with the Frozen storyline

Yeah, I would have welcomed any of those charachters you just mentioned.
But yeah, I’m just no super interested in this storyline. And it’s just kind of bizzare seeing a live action version of an animated movie that came out fairly recently.

21 10 / 2014

I saw this comment on facebook on an article comparing the media’s reaction to the Keene State stuff and Ferguson. I have a feeling this person has been watching a lot of fox news. I know i’ve reblogged a fair amount about Ferguson but I’m looking for something that can directly refute her claims:

Coverage wasn’t the same because the acts weren’t the same. Keene was people with a big bonfire and throwing things and rioting for sure (in response to the tweet that said no arrests- over 14 arrests have been made) and Ferguson was rioting, looting, burning down BUILDINGS and businesses and an awful lot of gunfire. They’re just really not that similar and it has nothing to do with race”

21 10 / 2014

"Sometimes this really seems to shock people. They appear genuinely upset when I say ‘this conversation is over’ or ‘I’m actually not interested in debating this with you.’ There’s an expectation that if you care about social justice and political issues, you’re always ‘on.’ You’re always ready to debate, you’re always ready to have theoretical discussions about your own lived experiences and the issues you care about, you’re always ready to defend yourself. That’s manifestly ridiculous and unjust, an expectation that’s simply not reasonable."

S.E. Smith Sometimes I just Don’t Have Time for Individual Fights

Anyone who’s facebook friends with my knows I get into a lot of heated conversations facebook/tumblr. If you ever see those evolve into immense frustration on my end, consider the above quote. It can be incredibly disheartening to have “debates” on things that are an essential part of who I am. (Ex. People telling me that street harassment isn’t a problem, people saying shitty things about the LGBT+ community, etc.) What one person might see as a friendly debate is often a conversation in which one person’s lived experience is being used as a hypothetical for someone to take the “devil’s advocate” position.

(Source: meloukhia.net)

21 10 / 2014

i mean some of the actors are good, but this frozen storyline not only totally jumped the shark but the actresses for the two ladies are soooo bad. i mean, i haven’t seen the movie, so maybe its part of their characterization?

idk man, I think its mostly the writing. i’m not sure how much longer i’ll watch this show, but i’m a sucker for fairy tale type stuff. but yeah, the frozen stuff is just too much. 

21 10 / 2014

"And now Klaus is apparently running off to go and save Sunny. In the books of course it is Violet, but I know that Hollywood prefers its female actresses to do very little."

Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events audio commentary (via literatureloveaffair)

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