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If a girl is lucky enough to receive any sex education, she will be taught the biological basics. She’ll learn that men have penises and testicles and produce sperm and women have vaginas and uterii and produce ova. She’ll learn that when a man and a woman have sex, the man inserts his penis into the woman’s vagina until he ejaculates. She’ll learn that the semen in the ejaculate will render her vulnerable to pregnancy so she will have to protect herself by using a hormonal or a barrier contraceptive. Hormonal contraception is preferable because barrier methods such as condoms, while safer for women, apparently reduce sensation for men which is obviously a no-no. It’s much better that a woman take a pill every day for her entire reproductive lifespan, or get a painful injection every 12 weeks, or have a copper rod inserted into her uterus, or a silicone rod implanted into her arm. She probably won’t learn that 3 out of 4 women never orgasm from vaginal intercourse. She almost definitely won’t learn how women do achieve orgasm. She’ll learn her place as a receptacle.

- Let Me Slip Into Something A Little Less Comfortable (via radical-bias)

Yup.

(via findingmissb)

So we will band together and teach our daughters about their bodies and they will tell their friends and we will be rebels.

the eternal battle with internalized misogyny

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…

Yup, utterly true. I grew up with a “1970s feminist” mother who felt a need to reject all things “feminine” in order to gain any validation as and intelligent human being. Now I am having very, very painful internal dialogue regarding my attitudes toward my own daughter’s preferences (pink, purple, and sparkly).

http://knitwit1912.tumblr.com/post/83701665317/factsinallcaps-dame-judi-dench-learned-dungeons

knitwit1912:

factsinallcaps:

DAME JUDI DENCH LEARNED DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS FROM VIN DIESEL. SHE NOW ACTS AS DUNGEON MASTER FOR HER GRANDCHILDREN.

Okay, I had to double check this one and OH MY GOD YOU GUYS he at least taught her D&D while filming The Chronicles of Riddick:

"The idea that I was able to…

So Judi dench cannot rise any higher in my already stellar opinion of her, but this anecdote adds a point ot Vin Diesel for sure.

symmetrism:

Art’s great nudes have gone skinny

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano has created a visual re-imagination of historic nude paintings, had the subjects conformed their bodies to what the 21st century considers an ideal of beauty. The results are revealing—and quite shocking in what they say about the modern attitude toward women’s bodies.

I don’t find them to be nearly so pretty
petermorwood:

mostlycatsmostly:

(via nanaz555)

Ah, everyone’s favourite feline lumploaf. Hi, lumploaf!



Lumploaf may become the new preferred name for my enormous cat.  Her current monicker is “Lardcat” but Lumploaf may be the winner. Especially as I can’t say it without snickering.

petermorwood:

mostlycatsmostly:

(via nanaz555)

Ah, everyone’s favourite feline lumploaf. Hi, lumploaf!

Lumploaf may become the new preferred name for my enormous cat. Her current monicker is “Lardcat” but Lumploaf may be the winner. Especially as I can’t say it without snickering.

marianmaidenrose:

fallingaroundagain:

lupeylycan:

un-balanc-ed:

thatwrongthing:

this shirt would fit if it weren’t for boobs: a tragedy

that shirt would fit if i had boobs: the sequel 

this shirt fits perfectly because my boobs are the right size: the fanfiction

my shirts always fit: a man’s tale

what shirt: a nudist au

C2E2!!!

juiceboxmermaid:

lalalala—lee:

shinykari:

Oh god it’s ALMOST HEEEEEERE!!!

Who else is going? And what are you cosplaying on which days?!?!?!?

I’m going, I’ll be wearing my Captain Marvel sweater, a Winter Soldier hoodie, or a Beacon Hills Lacrosse hoodie.

On Saturday, I’ll be dressed as a lady Captain Jack Harkness. Friday will probably just be a Doctor Who/Karen Hallion tee and on Sunday a street wear friendly Browncoat concept. 

Eeeeeee! I’m excited. And scared.

I have an MCU Tony Stark style pale grey suit, winter soldier hoodie, and fem!Dr. Banner as well as fandom t-shirts if I chicken out…

I read your Winter Soldier analysis, and I have a question : you say that "There’s a reason his code name is drawn from an investigation into one of the ugliest chapters of American history." Please help a non-American understand what you meant? I mean I obviously see the Cold War reference in the movie, but from what you've written it seems like something more subtle *within* the Cold War... shit, I mean just "Cold War" seems too evident and I can't find the deeper meaning?

Anonymous

liveship:

wizzard890:

Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.

The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.  

When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.

But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.

So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.

#plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth

Yarn. Buy yarn. I hear muggles say it all the time "But she has so much yarn. I’ll get her something else." Hear me now. Your knitter has a lot of yarn because she LIKES yarn.

- - The Yarn Harlot, 2006 (via knitmecrazy)

(Source: staticandlove)

lalalala—lee:

@juiceboxmermaid came over tonight and very patiently dealt with my total bewilderment re: makeup



We’re totally doing this!

lalalala—lee:

@juiceboxmermaid came over tonight and very patiently dealt with my total bewilderment re: makeup

We’re totally doing this!