July 31st, 2014

If you’re anything like me, you spend countless hours binge-watching your favorite television shows, dancing to the songs that move you, and just generally consuming a lot of media.

That means that it is inevitable that some of the things you encounter and love are problematic. After all, we just don’t live in that feminist utopia we dream of (at least not yet).

So what are we do to do when we encounter something that we love that is also deeply problematic? When nearly everything we come across utilizes narratives about gender, race, and sexuality in ways we just aren’t down with as activists, what should we do?

There is no need to write yourself off for loving something that doesn’t fit into a feminist framework. You aren’t a bad person for loving a song with misogynist lyrics or for getting caught up in the latest season of Game of Thrones.

As the Social Justice League writes in their guide to being a fan of problematic things, we can expect texts to be problematic because they are created by humans, and the truth is that we are all imperfect.

However, it is still our responsibility as feminists to learn to consume that media responsibly.

n-a-d-h-i-e:

I like how, when Tumblr recommends you a blog on your dash, you can choose to ignore it. And it looks really polite

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But it slowly gets more agressive

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And more agressive

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And more

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Then it’s just plain rude

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And my personal favourite

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(via troyesivan)

July 28th, 2014

Mockingjay + Characters

(Source: a-world-of-our-very-own)

July 27th, 2014

Me trying to avoid my problems.

(Source: alphalewolf, via addictedtoamypoehler)

psychoshango:

you ever notice how in women’s razor commercials the models’ legs are already completely hairless before they “shave” them

like we can’t even handle showing body hair in a commercial about how to get rid of body hair

(via face--the--strange)

(Source: neuroflux, via teacoffeebooks)

Tatiana Maslany and Sarah Paulson | Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass Panel And Presentation - SDCC 2014

(via tatiana-evelyne)

blessthebutt:

my favorite flavor of cake is more

(Source: asscop, via herzeloyde)

July 26th, 2014

Tatiana tears up as a fan thanks Tatiana and the show for giving her the courage to come out and for writing Cosima as a character who is more than her sexuality. (x)

(Source: thecloneclub)

July 25th, 2014

moltengolden:

keylimepie:

horse-ebook:

donbroccoli:

Is the alphabet called the alphabet because the first two letters in the Greek alphabet are alpha and beta?

fuck

Are there literally 75,000 people who did not realize this?

Get the fuck off your high horse yes clearly that many people didn’t know that about the fucking Greek alphabet sit down and shut the fuck up

(Source: pizzapoppunk, via julyanomsaway)

July 24th, 2014

chesterhelbig:

PLANE LADY: The Epic Saga

(via ijustloveyoutubers)

July 23rd, 2014