Putting Manners on a Feminist

'Write about what disturbs you'

morningstartees

A good artist friend of mine has started designing t-shirts at reasonable prices; themes including Sherlock (BBC), Doctor Who, Pokemon and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The designs are really fun, especially for the fans, and run from sizes Small to XXX-large. Find the links below with a selection of my favourite designs, and support if you like: 

http://www.redbubble.com/people/morningstartees/shop

wilwheaton:

jean-luc-gohard:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

katespencer:

I find it very disheartening that the news coverage of this James Franco story is that he “flirted” and “chatted” with this 17-year-old girl instead of calling him out for what it really is: being a predator. He very clearly tried to have sex with her and was well aware of her age. This is is not, as he called it, “a model of how social media is tricky,” and the media not calling him out his inappropriate behavior is really giving me all the rage today. 

He literally asked if he could book a hotel room for them. What the hell does the media think he wanted to do in said hotel room, bat his eyelashes and play footsie? 

Motherfucker wasn’t tryna take her to the damn sock hop and then to the diner for malts.

Go fuck yourself, Franco. You disgust me.

wilwheaton:

jean-luc-gohard:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

katespencer:

I find it very disheartening that the news coverage of this James Franco story is that he “flirted” and “chatted” with this 17-year-old girl instead of calling him out for what it really is: being a predator. He very clearly tried to have sex with her and was well aware of her age. This is is not, as he called it, “a model of how social media is tricky,” and the media not calling him out his inappropriate behavior is really giving me all the rage today. 

He literally asked if he could book a hotel room for them. What the hell does the media think he wanted to do in said hotel room, bat his eyelashes and play footsie? 

Motherfucker wasn’t tryna take her to the damn sock hop and then to the diner for malts.

Go fuck yourself, Franco. You disgust me.

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sixsmithyouass:

sixsmithyouass:

Friendly reminder that an independent feature film of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth with Sean Bean, Rupert Grint, Charles Dance, James D’Arcy, Jason Flemyng, William Moseley, Joe Gilgun and a badass crew needs your help to start production.
Just click here and pledge whatever you can, and remember that every little bit can help!

REBLOGGING ONE LAST TIME CAUSE IT STILL NEEDS 35,000$ IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS!!!!!

sixsmithyouass:

sixsmithyouass:

Friendly reminder that an independent feature film of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth with Sean Bean, Rupert Grint, Charles Dance, James D’Arcy, Jason Flemyng, William Moseley, Joe Gilgun and a badass crew needs your help to start production.

Just click here and pledge whatever you can, and remember that every little bit can help!

REBLOGGING ONE LAST TIME CAUSE IT STILL NEEDS 35,000$ IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS!!!!!

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invisiblelad:

arefinedrascal:

sizvideos:

Watch Honey Maid’s awesome answer about the backlash they received 

FUCK YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa

A little moved, I won’t lie. That’s some grand flourish. 

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Sexual Abuse Is Terrifying To A Child. One Survivor Is Responding With Something Even Scarier.

itgetsbetterproject:

Today is the Trans* Day of Visibility. We’re proud of the milestones that we’ve created for our movement this year and we’re looking forward to continuing further equality next year!Thank you to Trans Student Equality Resources for collaborating with us on this graphic.

itgetsbetterproject:

Today is the Trans* Day of Visibility. We’re proud of the milestones that we’ve created for our movement this year and we’re looking forward to continuing further equality next year!

Thank you to Trans Student Equality Resources for collaborating with us on this graphic.

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housewifeswag:

ambivalentlyyours:

“The point is not for women simply to take power out of men’s hands, since that wouldn’t change anything about the world. It’s a question precisely of destroying that notion of power.” 
― Simone de Beauvoir

this makes me so happy because I always say it. don’t tear down another woman to impress a man. if we supported each other, we would rule the world.

ody-ssea:

lauriehalseanderson:

policymic:

Do you still need more proof of rape culture?

As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.

Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives. 

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Keep speaking up!!!!!

SIGNAL BOOST!!!

SO glad we’re talking about the dress code issue. In eighth grade a girl at my school was touched by a guy and we had an entire assembly about how girls shouldn’t dress “slutty” unless they wanted to attract male attention. For Christ’s sake I can’t even walk into AP without my teacher harassing me about my leggings and how I’m always with “a male partner.” Last week she even pretended to auction me off to the other males in the class because, and I quote, “If you don’t want to be treated like property, then don’t act like it.”

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wocinsolidarity:

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wise-barrel-maker:

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30 Days 21 Hunger Games Argo Drive Pay it Forward Lone Ranger Fantastic 4

Lemme reblog again and let you know why casting that white woman as the female lead in “Drive” was so fucking wrong and fucked up.

Director literally gave her the part because she looked like someone he would want to protect (read: innocent, delicate, helpless).

These traits were ones he literally did not consider a Latina for. He picked her specifically because he fit that damsel in distress imagine that’s been coded as white (and what’s made women of color “unrapeable”).

This is obviously an issue, but a couple of things to note. Mendez oversaw all casting and changes to the script and he loved the idea that Ben Stiller or whoever would play him (he and his wife spoke at my school about it).

Assuming the complaint about recasting Asian Americans is for the movie 21 (I think that’s a screen cap from it but I’m not positive) Asian Americans would have been cast, it would have been viewed as reinforcing a “Asians are good at math, are really intelligent, etc.” stereotype.

Let me reiterate: what is happening is wrong and there is a disparity between whites being cast and POC being cast, BUT sometimes there are reasons or explanations.

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Yt ppl always have reasons for including themselves and erasing PoC.  The MAIN POINT of ‘21’ was the Asianness of the real people. They were ABLE to do what they did by playing up stereotypes on ‘rich Asian tourists who like spending a lot of money’.

Part of NOT making the cast Asian? Means the script didn’t have to explain how racism and stereotyping helped them get away with it.

The fact remains they WERE a group of Asians, from MIT, teacher included who WERE good at math and gamed the system. But it’s only ever a THING to make Asians ‘good at math’ when it doesn’t show them outside a narrow stereotype; that is NOT showing them, having fun, being a little daring and reckless, risking danger and winning.

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b-luesheep:


The 6 commandments of Kurt Cobain

this is the best

b-luesheep:

The 6 commandments of Kurt Cobain

this is the best

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playboydreamz:

playboydreamz:



I almost forgot…..Nevada State Senator Kelvin Atkinson comes out as a black gay man today



THROW THAT SHADE SENATOR!!

playboydreamz:

playboydreamz:

I almost forgot…..Nevada State Senator Kelvin Atkinson comes out as a black gay man today
THROW THAT SHADE SENATOR!!

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