There are literally Game of Thrones fans trying to argue that Jamie didn’t rape Cersei because it was actually more complex than that. The fact that people can watch a rape scene and not recognize it as rape is really disturbing and depressing.
No, really the actual things I am seeing fans say makes me want to nope right off this planet:
"Everyone knows Cersei’s personality, I think if she didn’t want some she wouldn’t have given in so easily."
"What would you expect of a man who didn’t have sex for, how long was it, two years? And then even after returning Cersei didn’t want to sleep with him. He couldn’t resist, especially after the kissing action. Yes, it was bad, but not as bad as killing his cousing and throwing Bran from the tower. And I also can never feel bad for Cersei."
I don’t even watch this show but this is disgusting
I hate everyone
fight porn with porn
- Me: I consider it my mission to bring better porn to sex.com
- Trisha: Yes. Let's fix not only sex.com, but porn everywhere. Together, you and I, will clasp arms and fight against animalistic porn that hurts women and create a world for people to be sexually understanding together and masturbate freely
- Me: I approve of this plan so hard
Kehinde Wiley’s paintings often blur the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation. Rendered in a realistic mode–while making references to specific Old Master paintings–Wiley creates a fusion of period styles, ranging from French Rococo, Islamic architecture and West African textile design to urban hip hop and the “Sea Foam Green” of a Martha Stewart Interiors color swatch. Wiley’s slightly larger than life size figures are depicted in a heroic manner, as their poses connote power and spiritual awakening. Wiley’s portrayal of masculinity is filtered through these poses of power and spirituality.
Contemporary Art Week!
We have one of these at the Milwaukee Art Museum! (Or we did, last time I was there.) I love it.
Q:Do you ever think that if you went about your business a different way, men might respond better? I don't like rape or any of that stuff, but I also don't like annoying nagging women that think they know everything and are better then men. Like the men's tears stuff? What's that even mean? It's not funny and doesn't make men like feminists.
Did you ever stop and think that maybe I don’t give a single iota of a shit about what you think and how you feel?
"I dont like rape or any of that stuff"
Literally oh my god
I used to be really nice about my feminism (When I ided as a feminist) and stuff, even went as far as to say I DON’T MEAN ~*ALL*~ MEN!!!!!!!
And men still didn’t like what I had to say.
Men still treated me like shit over what I had to say.
I still was on the receiving end of violence, harassment, assault, and then microaggressions.
So fuck it.
Going an extra mile to be kind to the people who’re treating me like that doesn’t make them stop, so just fuck it.
Men won’t like us no matter how nice we are, as long as we aren’t subservient.
I was this tone policing anti misandry feminist, very careful about not hurting men’s feelings, very sleek and tactful, but that was at the beginning. That was when seeing the backlash, seeing men trying to dominate conversations, men being openly misogynistic, men being offended at innocent, politically thoughtful posts and wanting to get revenge by twisting them into rape apologies or something equally as vile, was only beginning to frighten me. I always thought misogyny is not rampant at all but then I saw. I’ve grown tired after some time, and I stopped thinking feminists like MM are overreacting and they use feminism as an excuse to hate on men; I stopped thinking they are unreasonable. And I stopped thinking they enjoy this. I’m so mentally exhausted sometimes that I feel like crying. It’s scary that no matter how much you sometimes want to turn your feminist consciousness off, you can’t. And when you are this raw, when everyone is constantly touching your skinless body (despite you asking them not to, despite being patient in calm in explaining why it hurts you, sometimes you see them doing it on purpose, like hurting you was this year’s joke), after some time you lose the ability to grit your teeth and smile through it and to brush it off as just one accident, because you realise you miscalculated and accidents like this happen to you more often than you thought they would, they happen everyday. And you just start screaming.
The Black Excellence groupchat discussing this clip from The West Wing. #TeachTheBabies
i’ve been making this point for a while now too
esp. in regards to Asians who like to maintain the east/west framework for analysing shit, not realizing just how much they are buying into white supremacy.
the line between asia and europe is, quite literally, arbitrarily drawn to keep all the poc out and maintain the fiction of a white europe.
basis your analysis using this framework isn’t about jargon or whatever
it is about actually understanding how fundamentally white supremacy has organized the world to centre it.
it is also why, no place on earth can claim to be beyond ‘western’ politics, as some Asians like to argue.
you use this map? you are not only accepting western politics, but you are accepting the power of white supremacy to structure how you perceive the world.
this is also what i mean when i say that white supremacy is global…
it literally informs how we perceive and understand the earth. it isn’t by accident that we are still using an inaccurate map drawn at pretty much the birth of colonialism and white supremacy.
about five fucking hundred years old.
basing your analysis on this means your theories are grounded in lies. and, thus, bullshit.
Female privilege is getting to claim a headache to avoid sex.
Female oppression is having to claim physical illness to avoid sex because men won’t take a simple fucking “no” for an answer.
Female oppression is men being so entitled that they think being denied sex is oppressive.
Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).
Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly, how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?
— Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format.
and i try to be more like you
speak louder and prouder and hiding my love
but it spills out
Sex makes you vulnerable. It makes everyone vulnerable. Even if it won’t lead to True Everlasting Love. Even if you’re just friends, or scratching an itch, or strangers who meet on the train to Vienna, or having the rawest and sleaziest of Casual Encounters, I still think that you are opening yourself up to another person in a way that is sacred while it is happening. People are very quick to warn about the dangers of casual sex like unwanted pregnancy and STDs, but what they leave out is that in the moment, sex isn’t all that casual. You and another human made a decision to trust each other with everything you have, and for a little while, you stopped time. That’s amazing.
One of my dear friends has been struggling with a string of low spoons days lately, which inspired me to create this spoons meter so they could quickly and wordlessly convey how they were feeling that day. It works on a scale of 0 to 5, where five spoons means: “Hey, I’m feeling good! Let’s go out and see people and kick ass and crush the patriarchy!” and zero spoons means: “Spoon levels critically low - DO NOT ENGAGE”
I figured this might be useful for other spoonies struggling with chronic illness or disability, so I’m making it freely available! The meter itself is small enough to fit nicely in a blog description or anywhere else you may wish to conspicuously display your current spoons level.
You can download the full set here. It’s totally free to use (although, of course, credit and a note to let me know would be lovely!) Even if you don’t need this, please consider reblogging in case one of your followers might find it useful.
May all your spoons be polished and your silverware drawer be full! =3