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the eternal battle with internalized misogyny

shinykari:

thirddeadlysin:

rubyvroom:

here’s an example of how insidious this is:

If you were one of those young girls who was simultaneously told that she was smart and talented and loveable for being smart and talented but also told that men were smarter and more valuable than women, you might grow up rejecting anything even vaguely feminine because you didn’t want to be mistaken for weak/stupid/ girly, which you know are bad things.

So you might have a whole lot of tastes that you thought were intrinsic to your personality, like hating the color pink, that are really internalized misogyny. You might grow up and discover some girly stuff that is GREAT like Sailor Moon and realize that you don’t actually hate sparkles and flowers and pink after all, and wonder how different you might have been if you hadn’t been taught from an early age that being a girl was distasteful.

For instance.

oh look the realization i’ve been having for the past few years

ahahahahah oh god it hurts to read this because it’s so true

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thisshitis2muchtohandle:

Inspired by (x)

Best part is no one ever asked her to.

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fefifofun:

isaia:



feministbatwoman:


blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion: 
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

I’m just sitting here, thinking of all the kids who will feel more beautiful because of Lupita Nyong’o.  




This is why this is important.

Lupita is quite literally flawless, and her lipstick is always on point.

fefifofun:

isaia:

feministbatwoman:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

I’m just sitting here, thinking of all the kids who will feel more beautiful because of Lupita Nyong’o.  

This is why this is important.

Lupita is quite literally flawless, and her lipstick is always on point.

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icameforthephotos:

waltgifs:

Disney’s Women of Color + hair appreciation

Yes! This! I’ve been wanting this post on my dash for years!!

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robaschi:

jane-potter:

asukaskerian:

jumpingjacktrash:

stuckinabucket:

damnitbohler:

roseylady:

verysharpteeth:

Raleigh’s “WE HAVE A SWORD?!” face cracks me up.

Home girl’s been waiting for this moment her whole freakin’ life

This is it!!! The exact moment in my first viewing experience of this film where I literally stood up in the theater and screamed: “That’s it! I’m done! I’ve seen it all! This movie is the greatest god damn thing ever created by man! Thank you!” It was exhilarating!

EXACTLY! I JUST SCREECHED AND GIGGLED AT THE SAME TIME!

it’s called a screeggle.

See, I saw this and immediately went “You had a sword? All this time, you had a sword? The fuck were you waiting for, an invitation?”

I mean, we could have had like an extra ten minutes of a giant robot stabbing mutant alien dinosaurs.

i could only interpret it as some kind of meta-commentary

like a callback to how voltron used to wait until they were getting their ass kicked before they went ‘form blazing sword’

The writer has said that the drift isn’t knowing everything your partner knows; you’re overhearing their current stream of consciousness. Mako didn’t bring up the sword before then, so Raleigh didn’t know about it.

You’d still wonder why they didn’t brief him about the upgrades before he got into the Jaeger and why Mako didn’t think about the sword before, but. XD

Apparently the sword also causes a LOT of excess radioactive kaiju blood spill, contrary to blunt fist trauma or cauterizing weapons, so it’s supposed to not be used in heavily populated areas. Maybe it’s why Mako wasn’t plotting to use it beforehand…?

The scene was pretty epic either way. u.u

THANK YOU. That makes perfect sense and I no longer have even a single tiny nitpicky problem with this scene.

And this is why I believe Pacific Rim is an awesome movie. Everything is executed perfectly.

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alinamari:

Are you implying that everyone isn’t already in love with Felicity?

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art-is-the-word:

majiinboo:

ayn-randroid:

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

I find this to be REALLY dumb on numerous levels. The reason Doctor Who is great is because of the actors, white though they were. If you wanna go off and start your own show that’s wonderfully imaginative and highly addictive that runs for 50 years, then by all means, go ahead.
But Doctor Who is a man, and the guy(s) who invented Doctor Who wanted it to be that way. Re-appropriating this character isn’t constructive, it’s tearing down another human beings work and saying “This isn’t as legitimate because it’s a white dude playing this character.”

Am I gonna get called a racist? Probably.
Am I a racist? No. Fuck you.
The point being, someone else made Doctor Who, a bunch of white guys made Doctor Who. It was THEIR PROJECT. IT’S NOT YOUR VEHICLE FOR DIVERSITY.  IT’S WHATEVER THEY WANT IT TO BE. The fact that Doctor Who is a white male is only the symptom of a problem. People of color were not and are not properly represented in modern media. It’s not Doctor Who’s fault he’s a white guy, but you can’t change that. Come up with a better show, come up with a DIFFERENT SHOW.

Politically, the idea that people would want to change a property, or desire change within a property because of the skin color of the protagonist is disgusting, come up with your own.

How can someone be so obtuse? Is Doctor Who not a being that supposedly transcends race and gender? Portraying this character as a different crusty white man each time goes against this very principle. And yes, you are racist.

EVERYONE POINT AT ayn-randroid AND LAUGH. HAHAHAHA WHAT A DUMBASS HAHAHA 

And you do realize that the creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor?

When the original series was struggling with ratings in the 1980s, the show’s creator, Sydney Newman, wrote a letter to BBC One Controller Michael Grade, admonishing the state of the show. He called for a temporary return of Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, before metamorphosing The Doctor into a female incarnation – a Time Lady.

So if The Doctor has the ability to regenerate into a woman, The Doctor could also regenerate into a person of colour as well. It would have been much more imaginative to have this iconic character transcend race and gender, especially since The Doctor is meant to transcend time itself. 

There’s no reason Doctor Who can’t be diverse yet still authentically English, especially if it wants to last another fifty years.

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| The creation of a single world comes 
from a huge number of fragments and chaos | 

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fandomdruid:

joanwatson-s:

Paul said to Peter you got to rock yourself a little harder
Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire
But I got a girl in the war, Paul, the only thing I know to do
Is turn up the music and pray that she makes it through (x)

I haven’t seen this film but this is beautiful and I’m gonna call this a reminder to self to see this film, because every time someone mentions this character I think that I gotta see this film.

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ppatroklos:

magic girls fallen stars

they are the cosmos come to rest in bodies of flesh and bone, with supernova eyes and black hole hearts, entire universes trapped inside. sometimes the stars leak through and worlds drip from their fingers like blood. they are careless destruction incarnate, all the secrets of space bound to earth in a form that can barely contain them, and even then not for long.

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