24 7 / 2014

“Blaming the majority of normal men for rape…is wrong,” Mr. Elliott, a 53-year-old Toronto man, wrote back in September of 2012. “Rapists are not normal men; they’re crazy. Why not blame the mentally ill?”

I hate this. I hate seeing “opinions” published in mainstream newspapers that are simply ignorant ramblings and not actually INFORMED opinions. Christie Blatchford did not even need to do any research into the psychology of rapists to come to the conclusion that it’s only mentally ill people who rape, and then have a large section to share these thoughts in a popular newspaper.

This is dangerous. Publishing ignorant bullshit like this for many, many people to see only reaffirms their uninformed ideas about what rapists are “really” like. The vast majority of men do not rape. But the ones who do are NOT mostly mentally ill, and “blaming the mentally ill” is the most astoundingly ignorant suggestion I’ve heard in a while. Yes, we totally need to stigmatize the mentally ill even more, and for yet another crime they aren’t actually the main perpetrators of!

Apparently Christie was “gobsmacked” at the suggestion that it is normal men who rape, not “crazy” people. I am just gobsmacked that Christie Blatchford did absolutely no research whatsoever to find out if their opinions have any grounding in real fact.

17 7 / 2014

lightandwinged:

pkthunda-art:

angry-shaman:

tyrianterror:

roachpatrol:

nearly-headless-horseman:

totalnerd666:

her-my-oh-ne:

#can we just stop and appreciate Harry’s face in this scene? #I mean, he’s literally waiting for someone to say something about Hermione’s blood status #she’s the only Muggleborn in the slug club full of purebloods and well known people #and Harry’s there just like “say something I dare you” #and if you look at her face, you can see the actual hesitation and somewhat fear of what will happen next after telling of her parents occupation #Harry truly is acting like Hermione’s big brother, which I absolutely love #i just adore this scene

I love that Neville looks genuinely interested in what hermione’s talking about.

Harry: I wish a motherfucka would talk shit right now
Say something, make my day
Das right

Nevile looks like he’s just made a private mental note in flaming red ink: WHATEVER THE HELL A DENTIST IS, DON’T MESS WITH ONE. 

            

Including tags because oh my fucking god.

Y’all acting like there’s no dentists in the wizarding world.

Considering there are no doctors, there probably aren’t.
There are /healers/ who use magical and potion means of fixing bodies up, but I distinctly remember a part in one of the later books in which the wizarding world looks at muggle doctors with horror.

Particularly since Hermione begged her parents to let her fix her teeth with magic and they never let her, I’m betting there aren’t really official dentists so much as there are healers who can cast this spell or mix up that potion and voila! your teeth are fixed.

(Source: pottergifs, via nonbinaryanders)

17 7 / 2014

factota:

bampdeer:

factota:

"i don’t support feminism because i don’t hate men"

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Sure is actually. I believe the term you’re interested in is GENDER EQUALITY.

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(via letassi)

13 7 / 2014

misandry-mermaid:

Interesting how we’re always hearing how shameful and irresponsible it is to be a teen mom.

But we never hear the same messages directed at teen dads.

Or even the words “teen dad”.

It’s almost like society demonizes women’s sexuality and sexual choices while absolving men of all sexual responsibility and judgement.

(via ladyshinga)

13 7 / 2014

bluandorange:

monetizeyourcat:

dancepunksnotdead:

You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?

It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2013/05/venezuelas-new-labour-law-best-mothers-day-gift

holy shit!

fucking COOL

(Source: new-here-again, via reverseracism)

13 7 / 2014

brilliantfantasticgeronimo:

linnealurks:

classic-whovian-spinster-aunt:

clarabosswald:

goodbye i’m gone bye

#perhaps it’s the fact that twelve has a pose all about power and control while clara is all demure #he looks straight into the camera #challenging it #while she smiles sweetly and looks off to the side #one leg bent - one hand on the console #unsteady almost #certainly staged #this just has heteronormative gender roles written all over it #the oncoming patriarchy #is all i can see 
via thesilverdevastation
PRAISE THE TAGS


PRAISE THEM.
And in contrast, observe Rose Tyler, BAMF, in promo stills for Series 1:






Firmly rooted. Looking straight at the camera. NOT smiling.  Even when Nine is guarding her with his body, she’s directly engaging with whatever they’re confronting. And sometimes she’s looking at the viewer, or the action, and Nine is looking at *her*.  She’s a force to be reckoned with. She’s a force to be reckoned with.


#excellent tags are excellent#jfc moffat#twelfth doctor#clara oswald#the oncoming patriarchy#in contrast with#ninth doctor#rose tyler#bamf#i know that’s a lot of pictures#but i kept looking for counterexamples#and there weren’t any#someone who’s got more martha and donna promo pictures handy#should do some examples of their presentation

(credit to tragicalhistorytour)
/w martha



/w donna




and some more promo pics of rose but hanging out w/ ten:



honestly is rather hard to find promo pics from the 2005/2009(?) years where the doctor and the companion aren’t shown to be in equal footing, the closest i could find to the above situation was this, but it is a) not a very common shot?  i don’t remember eer seeing this particular ver of the promo pic, and b) rose is still showing a very confident stance, even if she’s not directly adressing the viewer like ten.

orrr maybe this one w/ donna? i think this one was used in one of the recent blue ray covers for s4.

ps LET’S NOT FORGET THAT amy promos started like this:

and ended like this:

brilliantfantasticgeronimo:

linnealurks:

classic-whovian-spinster-aunt:

clarabosswald:

goodbye i’m gone bye

 

via thesilverdevastation

PRAISE THE TAGS

PRAISE THEM.

And in contrast, observe Rose Tyler, BAMF, in promo stills for Series 1:

Firmly rooted. Looking straight at the camera. NOT smiling.  Even when Nine is guarding her with his body, she’s directly engaging with whatever they’re confronting. And sometimes she’s looking at the viewer, or the action, and Nine is looking at *her*.  She’s a force to be reckoned with. She’s a force to be reckoned with.

(via claudiaboleyn)

13 7 / 2014

seisans:

traceexcalibur:

"who cares about representation in video games, video games are meant for escapism"

how exactly is it escapism to switch from a world where white cis men are in charge to…….. a world where white cis men are in charge

also what does that say about you when you want to “escape” to a world completely devoid of poc and women

(via reverseracism)

13 7 / 2014

"It’s rare to see women in a film who are not somehow validated by a male, or discussing a male, or heartbroken by a male, or end up being happy because of a male. It’s interesting to think about, and it’s very true. Of course men are a part of women’s lives, and that’s fine, but it’s important to see strong, independent women who are making their own choices and aren’t completely at the mercy of men. It shouldn’t be, ‘Oh, does this guy love me?’ It should be, ‘Do I love the guy?’"

~ Dakota Fanning (via jumblejo)

(Source: promiseswecantkeep, via becauseiamawoman)

13 7 / 2014

the-fault-in-our-youtubers:

the internet summed up in one gif set

(via ladyshinga)

13 7 / 2014