The last safe place is safe no more.

Sherlock, ER, Harry Potter, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Office, Literature, Politics, 30 Rock, West Wing. I'm a grad school student. What more do you want from my life?
meloromantics:

bobthewitch:

Hate to break it, but this is more done by other women than men.
Guys are mostly differently awful.

there are mountains of research backing up the fact that advertisers and media prey on women’s insecurities
like the rest of media ]and the world, basically], the ad industry is run by men. so is the beauty industry [the ceo’s of elizabeth arden, l’oreal, ulta, revlon, paul mitchell, nars, the miss universe pageant and several others are men].
men are the driving force behind media that is toxic to women and they are the ones who profit off of it.
on the ground, it may appear that women are the ones doing this to each other. that is a result of internalized misogyny, which women at times perpetuate due to the pressure to perform in a patriarchal society.
but do not think for a moment that women are behind this entire industry. do not think that women are the reason for this, do not think that women profit off of this, and do not think that mothers want this for their daughters.

meloromantics:

bobthewitch:

Hate to break it, but this is more done by other women than men.

Guys are mostly differently awful.

  1. there are mountains of research backing up the fact that advertisers and media prey on women’s insecurities
  2. like the rest of media ]and the world, basically], the ad industry is run by men. so is the beauty industry [the ceo’s of elizabeth arden, l’oreal, ulta, revlon, paul mitchell, nars, the miss universe pageant and several others are men].

men are the driving force behind media that is toxic to women and they are the ones who profit off of it.

on the ground, it may appear that women are the ones doing this to each other. that is a result of internalized misogyny, which women at times perpetuate due to the pressure to perform in a patriarchal society.

but do not think for a moment that women are behind this entire industry. do not think that women are the reason for this, do not think that women profit off of this, and do not think that mothers want this for their daughters.

(Source: audreyplaza, via make-meapromise)

republicanidiots:

southern-feminism:

shotguntactic:

southern-feminism:

shotguntactic:

southern-feminism:

shotguntactic:

southern-feminism:

shotguntactic:

southern-feminism:

Ah, yet another sexist cis man shows that he completely lacks the basic skill of comparison.

Before we have a country with free tampons, let’s have one with free soap. Tampons are useful to 50% percent of the population, soap is useful to 100% of the population. Priorities, feminists.

Yes and food should be free, too. This is not an astonishing concept to me. It’s why I’m fucking communist.

But you should really consider that it takes one second for a period to create biohazard while it takes much longer for a person not bathing would.

Yes and food should be free, too. This is not an astonishing concept to me. It’s why I’m fucking communist.”

Fair enough. If you ever move to a communist country I’m sure not working and corruption are not going to be astonishing concepts either.

*shotguntactic inches into his screen.* “Will she take the bait?”

Strawman. Bait? I don’t mind having the last word if you’re willing to give it away. I don’t mind discussing either, but two are required for a tango, so the choice is on you. I actually dislike discussing politics, I just happen to find communism fairly ridiculous, I find feminism a more interesting topic.

*shotguntactic casts another line*

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_fallacy

*shotguntactic tips his fedora as he slays a teenage girl on the internet with ~*logic*~*

How about we have a national holiday where we don’t wear tampons?  Where we bleed freely all over chairs and benches and bus seats?  Where we walk proudly with blood running down our legs, at the back of our pants, pooling on the floor?  We could call it “National Cut the String Day”.  We’d only need to do it once before truckloads of free tampons started showing up at our doors.

megaparsecs:

i just wanted to put this out there since im sure it’ll get written about differently tomorrow. 

(via dickenchippers)

"Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again." - Zelda Williams

(Source: theroning, via aworldofourown)