My grandmother grew up in this tiny village in Barbados, and she was the only kid in the village to have a cricket bat. She used to play with all the boys, but then they started stealing the bat every time she bought it out of the house and saying that she couldn’t play because girls shouldn’t play sport. So one day she invited them to come play cricket, then set fire to the bat and made them watch it burn, so none of them could play cricket anymore. She was 11.
Let’s talk Hannibal and feminism for a second.
Specifically, let’s talk about what makes Lecter’s character so appealing to a female audience and why that makes so many people uncomfortable.
(Takes the book & movie canons into account. TW for discussion of murder, cannibalism and violence as well as mentions of sexual violence.)
damn this is interesting…
Basically the big three trying to figure out what the heck is up with this new fandom.
i love how we’re basically treating hannibal like our newborn baby brother just being brought home from the hospital
"The few own the many because they possess the means of livelihood of all … The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands—the ownership and control of their livelihoods—are set at naught, we can have neither men’s rights nor women’s rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease."-
- Helen Keller, 1911
Why did we learn about Helen Keller’s childhood in school and not about the socialist and feminist advocacy that was her focus for the vast majority of her adult life? She was a suffragette and a disability rights activist! She helped to found the ACLU! She was a member of the Wobblies! She supported birth control and the rights of sex workers! In school her story always ended when she went off to college and “became a writer.” She was a badass political activist, not an inspirational disability trope, and if we learned about that we would think of her as more than just a joke in Apples to Apples.
New Photos from my Witch Cosplay Aniba (Spirited Away)
Photos & Edit by FrauDoku
Have I ever mentioned how much I loved Tamora Pierce’s books when I was younger? No? I’m mentioning it now. Thanks to the illustrators for making reasonable and gorgeous drawings of young women! Also thanks, Tamora Pierce, for literally making me the person I am today.
PS: You apparently visited my college the year before I started there and I’m heartbroken. Ah, well. Mastiff was beautiful.
I read the Alanna series for the first time in 3rd-4th grade, which is what inspired me to sign up as a squire for our 3/4 class medieval feast! My first non-halloween costume, and still one of my favorites: a yellow tunic (just like Alanna’s!) with a brown belt and boots, white tights, a tinfoil helmet, a red feather in said helmet, and a wooden shortsword. I wore this costume when I went to the renaissance fair for the first time. The guy playing Little John loved me since my last name is Little so he insisted that we must be kin! Hmm maybe I should go to the Ren fair as a knight again? all the times I’ve gone since that first one I’ve been a sexy tavern wench like 99% of the women there. :P
i actually like being up early i just don’t like getting up early
YOU PUT THIS IN WORDS
Can I just say how cool it was that both of these superheroines’ personalities and powers were explored in this episode? And how well it was done?
Starfire was not shamed for being emotional. Her powers come from her emotions.
Raven was not shamed for suppressing her emotions. Her power requires amazing control.
They both. Work. They are both different kinds of strength, and they are both heroic and powerful and good. And they each learned from the other, and helped each other out by seeing from each others’ perspective, and finding the value in their differing approaches! Wow!
Fuck yes, this is how you write super-ladies, okay. There’s more than one way to be a “strong female character.” There’s all different kinds of strength. Why don’t more people GET this?
Teen Titans: doing it right since forever
Today my art history professor gave some words of wisdom:
Nude is when your clothes are off. Naked is when your clothes are off and you’re up to something
Frank Ocean - Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Cover)
what is this noise. no way could this actually have been a lady gaga song at one point. omg. dying.
SO MUCH FUCKING BETTER
FRANK OCEAN FOR PRESIDENT
Second that for writers as well, big time!
And musicians, I can never seem to get down what I hear in my head!
basically every artist has this problem so yeah
*Still crying ten years later over this*