April 4, 2014

ivoryandwire:

so is Sam/Steve a thing people ship and do people call it American Eagle and if not why the hell not and DON’T TELL ME IT’S BECAUSE A FALCON IS NOT AN EAGLE, look there is literally nobody upon this beautiful planet who is as invested as I am in raptor distinction but sometimes you just have to make a sacrifice for the greater good, is all I’m saying

Did someone call for AMERICAN EAGLE - oh wait. Wait, this is awkward. 

(via nenya-kanadka)

February 10, 2014

dlikeatree asked: Thoughts on free-bleeding?

jazzypom:

theslaingod:

jazzypom:

fem-for-thought:

fuckingrapeculture:

White Feminism. Menstrual blood is considered medical waste and if you deliberately expose people to yours then you’re a jerk. If you force people to clean up your mess because you thought your periods were beautiful and you should free bleed all over public places you’re a jerk. If you make your feminism all about menstruation, ignoring the fact that it’s not exclusive to women, then you’re a jerk.

- Mod D.

And once again, many people with vaginas that have gone through rape or sexual abuse have had vaginal tearing, bleeding, or physical trauma from it. Even still, when I get my period my first thought goes to the blood on the bed sheets from physical trauma, not from a naturally occurring body function. I can’t be the only who has that trigger, and if you free bleed in public spaces where people dealing with that might be exposed and triggered, you’re an asshole. I get that menstruation is/can be beautiful, but it’s not always the first thing a survivor/victim will think of when they see blood between someone’s legs! Not to mention people who have dealt with miscarriages or stillbirth, where vaginal bleeding can be a reminder of the loss of a wanted child. Blood is associated with a lot of things, but especially physical pain. Please be mindful of this (and the medical/health issues already pointed out by the person above) if you’re seriously considering free bleeding.

STOP! FREE WHAT? Isn’t blood a biohazard? How is that even hygenic? ETA: I hear it’s a prank?

Free bleeding is one of those things that can work for women who have a light flow (and I’ve heard the shape of vagina/vulva makes a difference). It’s not supposed to make a mess, it’s about not using products unless you need them (or that’s how it started, anyway). Of course, like any “this works for some people” idea, group A tries to push it on everyone “you are a BAD FEMINIST if you don’t free bleed your period blood is the sacred essence of womanhood” and group B acts like it’s some kind of horrifying global pandemic “blood in the street the menstrual fluid is OUT OF CONTROL damn feminists” and then it all goes round in increasingly ridiculous circles.

1) blood is a biohazard, be careful.

2) you don’t necessarily need to go through four pounds of cotton a day to be careful.

Ah, I see. 4 pounds of cotton a day, eh? :/

Mm naturally the sellers of sanitary products would prefer people having a period to use a tampon and a pad and maybe panty liners the rest of the month JUST IN CASE. Which is, in the vast majority of cases, complete overkill. But many women are raised and encouraged in the belief their bodily functions are utterly taboo and will fortify their underpants with ramparts of super absorbency just in case.

No criticism intended towards people who have really heavy flows or are upset by blood! But the original intent of free bleeding was just to relax a bit against the pressure to be ~fresh and dainty~ even it it takes cramming half a sheep up there to keep your panties spotless.

February 10, 2014

dlikeatree asked: Thoughts on free-bleeding?

jazzypom:

fem-for-thought:

fuckingrapeculture:

White Feminism. Menstrual blood is considered medical waste and if you deliberately expose people to yours then you’re a jerk. If you force people to clean up your mess because you thought your periods were beautiful and you should free bleed all over public places you’re a jerk. If you make your feminism all about menstruation, ignoring the fact that it’s not exclusive to women, then you’re a jerk.

- Mod D.

And once again, many people with vaginas that have gone through rape or sexual abuse have had vaginal tearing, bleeding, or physical trauma from it. Even still, when I get my period my first thought goes to the blood on the bed sheets from physical trauma, not from a naturally occurring body function. I can’t be the only who has that trigger, and if you free bleed in public spaces where people dealing with that might be exposed and triggered, you’re an asshole. I get that menstruation is/can be beautiful, but it’s not always the first thing a survivor/victim will think of when they see blood between someone’s legs! Not to mention people who have dealt with miscarriages or stillbirth, where vaginal bleeding can be a reminder of the loss of a wanted child. Blood is associated with a lot of things, but especially physical pain. Please be mindful of this (and the medical/health issues already pointed out by the person above) if you’re seriously considering free bleeding.

STOP! FREE WHAT? Isn’t blood a biohazard? How is that even hygenic? ETA: I hear it’s a prank?

Free bleeding is one of those things that can work for women who have a light flow (and I’ve heard the shape of vagina/vulva makes a difference). It’s not supposed to make a mess, it’s about not using products unless you need them (or that’s how it started, anyway). Of course, like any “this works for some people” idea, group A tries to push it on everyone “you are a BAD FEMINIST if you don’t free bleed your period blood is the sacred essence of womanhood” and group B acts like it’s some kind of horrifying global pandemic “blood in the street the menstrual fluid is OUT OF CONTROL damn feminists” and then it all goes round in increasingly ridiculous circles.

1) blood is a biohazard, be careful.

2) you don’t necessarily need to go through four pounds of cotton a day to be careful.

December 16, 2013

angryseawitch:

lightsharpnesssong:

dont-be-a-pichu:

femmeboyant:

still upset that the films never acknowledge that Peeta loses a limb in the first arena and goes through the Quarter Quell with a prosthetic leg

or that Katniss has suffered permanent hearing loss in one of her ears and now requires a hearing aid

or, you know, the Avoxes

because, you know, why show disabled people doing things

(via shakeytime)

December 10, 2013
Lies Big Bang have told us.

dee-ee-ee:

You know, I’d really been hopeful that I wouldn’t have to write about Big Bang Press again. I said my piece last time and I stand by it, and in a perfect world that would’ve been that.

Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world, and, over the last few days, I’ve come to doubt my last post’s basic assumption. Specifically, that the people involved in Big Bang were well-meaning but naive.

I don’t think that any more. Now, I think they’re intentionally misleading and exploiting fandom—and, more importantly, fan authors—in order to turn themselves a profit. And that I do have a problem with. Not the “turning a profit” part, mind; Big Bang is setting up a business, businesses (hopefully) make money. I myself live a comfortable upper-middle-class lifestyle thanks to the proceeds of business, so it would be hypocritical for me to deny anyone else the same. But the way Big Bang is going about it, by outright lying to fandom, is objectionable.

Hence this post. And no, I’m not the only person saying these things (check the reblogs on the original post). So think of this as a signal boost, if you will.

(Massive tl;dr ahead. Consider yourselves warned…)

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September 22, 2013
totderryderrydown:

wtfbadromancecovers:

"So, uh, Phil… what are you doing with that baby?"”What baby?”

Sid and Geno? THIS IS NOT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

Are you kidding me, this is James Neal all the way.

totderryderrydown:

wtfbadromancecovers:

"So, uh, Phil… what are you doing with that baby?"
What baby?

Sid and Geno? THIS IS NOT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

Are you kidding me, this is James Neal all the way.

(via derryderrydown)

September 14, 2013

jazzypom:

somethingclever219:

geejayeff:

race-and-romance:

WIT!!!!  TRUTH!!!! BRILLIANT!!!!!

lmao! 

I love him! 

Yeah, I always wondered if that’s why the powers that be at BBC still decided to go with a white guy for Dr Who. If Dr Who is not a white guy, they’d have to think too hard about certain plots and situations. Moffat ain’t got time for that.

That’s a really Western-centric view of history, though. White people are a considerable minority globally, and up until about five hundred years ago they only controlled Europe and the Mediterranean. Most of global history is not white-dominated.

July 26, 2013
"We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean, because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag."

Jeremy Glass, We Can’t Get Lost Anymore (via fawun)

Come on, son, back in the days before the ubiquitous cell phones, people didn’t just jump off bridges for the hell of it. But I do hear him about technology and how it dooms the moment. I remember being in St Paul’s Basilica trying to have a moment (grew up Catholic, so the memories still tug) only to be distracted by the clicking of cameras. The views distorted by the images on the now ubiquitous ipad. Bleh. 

(via jazzypom)

Eh, and back in the day you’d hear the annoying scratch of pencil on paper as young ladies determinedly sketched it. And beaches, really, at least we don’t have to hitch up a pony and trap - if we are lucky and wealthy enough to have access to such - and spend hours jogging along to the coast, where we would be pretty unlikely to skinny dip, taking into account modesty, weather, and the not at all ubiquitous ability to swim.

Technology has allowed access to adventure for people who could never have afforded it. Spontaneity is and always has been a luxury.

(Source: her0inchic, via jazzypom)

July 16, 2013
"Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belong to a man-a woman who was ‘one-in-herself.’ The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chasity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past…, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus-they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramatic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chasity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched. When Joan of Arc, with her witch coven associations, was called La Pucelle-‘the Maiden,’ ‘the Virgin’ - the word retained some of its original pagan sense of a strong and independent woman. The Moon Goddess was worshipped in orgiastic rites, being the divinity of matriarchal women free to take as many lovers as they choose. Women could ‘surrender’ themselves to the Goddess by making love to a stranger in her temple."

Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor in the book “The Great Cosmic Mother -Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth” (via sacredwoman)

There’s a lot of nonsense right here, but let’s just pick out Joan of Arc. What the fuck, guys, her “witch coven associations” were allegations made by her enemies along with a slew of other slanders. Joan of Arc was really fucking Christian, and was passionate about her love for the Christian god, and claiming her as a pagan is about as tasteful as Mormons posthumously baptising people into their church.

Never trust anyone who treats ancient spirituality like a monolith, or who thinks they can generalise about ALL cultural heroes.

In fact you can probably simplify your life a lot if whenever anyone says “all cultures” you throw your drink into their face. If you don’t have a drink, get one, you’ll need it.

(via daunt)

June 19, 2013
Catchy In My Confusion: (◡‿◡✿) Derek and Stiles in ~♥~(◡‿◡✿) More female characters who...

the-deus-ex-machina:

tsukinofaerii:

(◡‿◡✿) Derek and Stiles in ~♥~
(◡‿◡✿) More female characters who haven’t died!
(◡‿◡✿) ~ooooh Ms. Blake get it gurl
(ʘ‿ʘ✿) What you say about Ms. Blake?
(ʘ‿ʘ)ノ✿

So basically what I’m hearing on the internet is that Jennifer/Derek is a heteronormative attempt to escape the crushing grip of Sterek…

We not that important? Dude, the fans are the reason it’s an season 3. There wouldn’t be a show if the fans from all the otp didn’t watch the show.

Teen Wolf has a couple million viewers, and is said to double the usual MTV numbers for its timeslot. 

The AfterElton slash tournament had Sterek getting under 60% of under 600,000 votes -  say 350,000 votes. Even if all those votes were unique (which they absolutely weren’t, people voted hundreds of times) then Sterek shippers aren’t key to the show’s survival - if they all dropped the show, the show would still be performing comfortably above timeslot averages.

The vocal online fandom is a small proportion of people who watch the show. The show does not depend on it.

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