Larissa. 25. Mount Holyoke graduate. Psychology grad student. Fall Child. Audiophile, bibliophile, cinephile. Feminist Killjoy. Bisexual cisgender woman. Fat positive. This blog is occasionally NSFW. Please don't follow if you are underage.

 

bossymarmalade:

gailsimone:

thebanegrimm:

Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail. Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes. Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.

Wow.
I hadn’t really considered this. Interesting point!

Yeah, but: There’s a reason for the word AMAZON.
It’s great that Kacy Catanzaro is small but is strong as hell. But don’t we have enough ‘strong female characters’ who are skinny and model-delicate? Why can’t Diana, the Princess of the Amazons, actually BE the cultural ideal of what an Amazon is? The one female character who has it built into her mythology that she’s huge and powerful — taller than most of her male peers — and it’s “closed minded and ignorant” to want her to look like that, when we don’t see that kind of female strength in the media unless they’re making that woman out to be a freak or grotesque?
So even apart from her disgusting anti-Palestine comments, Gal Gadot is not the Wonder Woman for me. I DO want a big strong Amazon princess. Where the hell else am I gonna get one?

bossymarmalade:

gailsimone:

thebanegrimm:

Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail.
Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes.
Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.

Wow.

I hadn’t really considered this. Interesting point!

Yeah, but: There’s a reason for the word AMAZON.

It’s great that Kacy Catanzaro is small but is strong as hell. But don’t we have enough ‘strong female characters’ who are skinny and model-delicate? Why can’t Diana, the Princess of the Amazons, actually BE the cultural ideal of what an Amazon is? The one female character who has it built into her mythology that she’s huge and powerful — taller than most of her male peers — and it’s “closed minded and ignorant” to want her to look like that, when we don’t see that kind of female strength in the media unless they’re making that woman out to be a freak or grotesque?

So even apart from her disgusting anti-Palestine comments, Gal Gadot is not the Wonder Woman for me. I DO want a big strong Amazon princess. Where the hell else am I gonna get one?

sapper-in-the-wire:

planetfucker:

People still think that the American civil war about slavery. Such a damn shame.

Fuck you guys. From Mississippi’s Declaration of Independence:

In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.
Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery - the greatest material interest of the world.


From Texas’ Declaration of Independence:

She was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery - the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits - a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time. Her institutions and geographical position established the strongest ties between her and other slaveholding States of the confederacy.

From the Confederacy’s own Constitution: 

No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several states; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form states to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory, the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress, and by the territorial government: and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories, shall have the right to take to such territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the states or territories of the Confederate states.

So not only was slavery a key cornerstone of the Confederacy, they went so far as to say that any Confederate state was REQUIRED to allow slavery, and could not limit it in any way. BUT WAIT, WHAT ABOUT STATES’ RIGHTS? Fuck the Confederacy, may it burn in hell for all eternity. The South shall never rise again. 

sapper-in-the-wire:

planetfucker:

People still think that the American civil war about slavery. Such a damn shame.

Fuck you guys. 

From Mississippi’s Declaration of Independence:

In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.

Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery - the greatest material interest of the world.

From Texas’ Declaration of Independence:

She was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery - the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits - a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time. Her institutions and geographical position established the strongest ties between her and other slaveholding States of the confederacy.

From the Confederacy’s own Constitution: 

No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.

The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several states; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form states to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory, the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress, and by the territorial government: and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories, shall have the right to take to such territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the states or territories of the Confederate states.

So not only was slavery a key cornerstone of the Confederacy, they went so far as to say that any Confederate state was REQUIRED to allow slavery, and could not limit it in any way. BUT WAIT, WHAT ABOUT STATES’ RIGHTS? 

Fuck the Confederacy, may it burn in hell for all eternity. The South shall never rise again. 

(Source: blue-eyed-devil-88)

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via newwavenova)

(Source: dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry)

"I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."

Happy Birthday Joanne Rowling (7/31/1965) and Harry James Potter (7/31/1980)

(Source: katherinesage)

floozys:

i don’t care about straight girls who are afraid to cut their hair short in case they get called lesbians, i care about the fact that lesbians are being used as fucking insults 

tinytrees:

no one wants to be equal to privileged people

we want to dismantle the system that gives people privilege in the first place

so stop yr whining like “how can u say want EQUALITY if u dont kiss cishet ass 24/7??”

Everyone just calls us best friends, best friends for life, like we’re just friends hanging out. We fuck and friends don’t fuck. I have never fucked one of my friends. -Angel Haze on her relationship with Ireland Baldwin

(Source: lanarey)

kois0:

nerdymouse:

Yet they claim that the queer community is overly sexual and puts our sex lives out there. Straight people are weird. 

this isnt even weird anymore man it’s plain disgusting

My darling, you are allowed to fail without being a failure. You are allowed to make mistakes without becoming one. More opportunities will present themselves, you will find hope again.

365daysofhalloween:

f0r-neverland:

griffinoconner:

a mix for urban witches; who breathe in smoke and exhaust and breathe out magic, who love the city like a familiar, whose veins are laced with starlight and nightshade and neon. [ l i s t en ] 

i. la la la song - ahs: coven | ii.i put a spell on you - joss stone | iii. jag vet en dejlig rosa - robyn | iv. climbing up the walls - radiohead | v. where the boats go - M83 | vi. ash tree lane - MS MR | vii. custom car crash - calla | viii. moon and moon - bat for lashes | ix. seekir - zola jesus | x. alone in kyoto - air | xi. house of the rising sun - lauren o’connell | xii. gallows - cocorosie | xiii. cosmic love (acoustic) - florence + the machine | xiv. child i will hurt you - crystal castles | xv. cry little sister - gerard mcmann | xvi. walking on air - kerli | xvii. in the room where you sleep - dead man’s bones | xviii. sam - massive attack 


kaialtair
These are good!

365daysofhalloween:

f0r-neverland:

griffinoconner:

a mix for urban witches; who breathe in smoke and exhaust and breathe out magic, who love the city like a familiar, whose veins are laced with starlight and nightshade and neon. [ l i s t en

i. la la la song - ahs: coven | ii.i put a spell on you - joss stone | iii. jag vet en dejlig rosa - robyn | iv. climbing up the walls - radiohead | v. where the boats go - M83 | vi. ash tree lane - MS MR | vii. custom car crash - calla | viii. moon and moon - bat for lashes | ix. seekir - zola jesus | x. alone in kyoto - air | xi. house of the rising sun - lauren o’connell | xii. gallows - cocorosie | xiii. cosmic love (acoustic) - florence + the machine | xiv. child i will hurt you - crystal castles | xv. cry little sister - gerard mcmann | xvi. walking on air - kerli | xvii. in the room where you sleep - dead man’s bones | xviii. sam - massive attack 

kaialtair

These are good!

betheothergirl:

apollojusticesocialattorney:

fightingforanimals:

A woman woke up on Monday 21st July and went to her stable to find that somebody had terrorised her four year old horse and vandalised his stall.

Dusty was spray painted with an ‘R’ symbol on his side, as was the door of his stall. He also had his mane, forelock and tail roughly hacked off. 

Thankfully he otherwise seems unhamed, if not very shaken up by his ordeal. Lisa suffers from PTSD, and Dusty helped her to overcome her nightmares. 

Has anyone in Wayne County seen this ‘MARK’ ? Anyone that rides horses in Williamson especially. Obviously it could mean many things. We need to know if you have seen this ‘MARK’ and where.

If anybody has any infomation, please contact the New York State Police.

You can also view a news report on the incident here.

I can’t believe this! This poor horse treated THIS badly?! I can’t believe that someone would be this heartless as to vandalize not only the stable, but caused the horse mental anguish because of it. It’s people like whoever did this that deserve to be in Hell!

poor baby