“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”

Sara: English major/Gender and Sexuality Studies minor, working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.

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on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”


on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

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let me just say a few things about ‘all about that bass’ real quick

  1. it’s a song about body positivity and we don’t get many of those so can we just take that into consideration please
  2. i know people are kicking off about her using the phrase “skinny bitches” but she does follow it up with "no, i’m just playing i know you think you’re fat / but i’m here to tell you that / every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top"  she’s taken an insult commonly given to slim women and basically a said so what if you are skinny/skinny but you think you’re fat, YOU’RE STILL PERFECT 
  3. i’ve seen shit loads of people saying it makes them feel more confident, and slim women get a ton of media reinforcing the idea that their body is perfect anyway
[added by valeria2067]: Also, when you add onto any fat - positive, body - positive post with “But don’t exclude thin women!” you ignore the fact that thin privilege does exist.

Are the models and starlets all super thick these days? Is there no representation for slim or average gals in mainstream media?

Would you hijack a post about Beyoncé’s beauty and style to add something like, “Don’t forget about all the blonde, blue-eyed white girls! Pretty comes in all colors! “?

I’m not in love with the fact that this song makes a statement about fat being pretty because boys like a nice big butt. Boys (or anyone else) should have nothing to do with it. But considering all the other messages getting airplay these days, I’ll take this for now.

Because fat girls and fat women have next to nothing out there to tell us that we deserve to share the same oxygen as slim or average people, let alone that we might be acceptable and even lovable or sexy.

Every advertising image, every commercial on TV, every film or series or illustrated book I have ever been exposed to in the past four decades has slapped me in the face with my inferiority, unattractiveness, and unworthiness, only because my body is round and soft.

So, you know what?

Anyone who has an issue with the body positivity in this particular little pop song is cordially invited to step the hell off this one time.


it’s so weird that men can make endless misogynistic comments and not have to reassure people that they don’t hate women but when women, especially those in the spotlight, talk about things concerning women they feel an overwhelming need to constantly reassure the world that they don’t hate men, that they love men. 

and by weird i mean a cultural norm to demean women and overvalue men. 

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Robbie Coltrane with his double Martin Bayfield

I want them to hold hands everywhere they go

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Dragon protecting princesses because of abusive parents or forced marrying.

the dragon teaching princess how to protect herself, princess returning home riding her trusty dragon friend and killing everyone who tries to control her

Princess taking over throne and dragon continues to be loyal friend. Burning everyone and everything that disagrees with her.

Princess protecting dragon from thrill seeking princes who wish to hunt to make a name for themselves.

EVERYONE WHO LIKES/ED OR REBLOGS/GED THIS: May I refer you to Patricia C. Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles

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aka “Elitism is my middle name”

I like how Moffat would say that Reinette - a female character that he wrote into the show - is obviously a perfect match for the Doctor based on her level of ‘civilization’ and education.

As opposed to oh say…Rose Tyler - a lower-class girl who never went to university - whom the Doctor actually fell in love with and did settle down with in another universe.

This quote just has it all, doesn’t it?

- The elitism

- The dig at Rose Tyler and RTD, by extension

- The elevation of ‘his’ character at the expense of existing ones.

- The implication that Madame de Pompadour - one of the most powerful women in the country - would of course drop everything she had worked for to go and ‘settle down’ with a man who is basically a homeless spacehobo.

People who call Moffat a talentless hack are mistaken.  It takes some skill to cram that much fail into just three sentences.

Hah, excellent Moffat-criticism here. He is so petty, and so unequipped to write insightful sci-fi.

Like, okay, let’s pretend for a second that by “educated and civilised” he means “has a lot of knowledge and social insight” (which is a valid thing to look for in a romantic partner) rather than, you know, “rich, fancy and subservient” (which is what Moffat expects people to look for in a romantic partner).

… I really don’t think that an 18th century aristocrat has more understanding of science and society than a 21st person without A levels but with a working television. And in any case, if the Doctor was really looking for people who are Intellectual Equals, he’d surely look in the future, when people understand time travel, and have wikipedia installed in their brains, or whatever. Or AIs! I can’t imagine anyone more educated and ‘civilised’ than AI people!

Just, one thing I really loved about RTD’s Who arcs - which Moffat clearly didn’t understand at all - was that EVERYTHING the companions knew was useful - Harry Potter trivia! Game-show quickness! Fast typing! - and that the, like, real-world hierarchy of skills and marketability was always shown as less important than courage and compassion.



I’m imagining the real Madame de Pompadour and how very unimpressed she would be by Steven Moffat declaring his ~admiration for her, but


did this man just admit that he think the position of Companion is actually the Doctor’s maîtresse-en-titre?  Jesus wept.

That is exactly what this man thinks, and what he writes also. He thinks women are wired to ‘cling’ and men are wired to want to escape them, and the only way a relationship can be agreeable to both parties is if the woman accepts that they can only spend time together when the dude initiates it.

… Suddenly I am kinda surprised that Sherlock and Irene didn’t set up a long-distance relationship where she spends her days in an orientalist parody of a villa, waiting for Sherlock and passing the time taking luxurious bubble-baths and emotionlessly spanking female nobility.

Oh my god this is some sick shit— and really, really, really highlights how much Moffat doesn’t understand the fundamental heart of the show he’s fucking running. If the Doctor was so hot for intelligent, well educated, civilized women why the fuck did he ever leave his home planet? Why has he only ever had one Gallifreyan companion after he left his granddaughter to go her own way? Romana was foisted on him by the time lord ellimist, he didn’t go picking her out of a catalogue. 

The Doctor runs around with soldiers and schoolkids and teachers and sailors and students and journalists and shop girls and alien refugees and orphans and robot dogs and barbarians and private detective penguins and renegade archaeologists. If he wanted a slice of properly civilized girlfriend he had the whole universe to go pick one out from, and he never did till Moffat wrote him launching himself smooch-first at the lady in the fancy dress and historically inaccurate boobies.

Goddamn I am so mad. 

Oh my god. OH my GOD. If you even like moffat, just read this. WHAT A FUCKING ASS> I AM SO MAD

People who call Moffat a talentless hack are mistaken.  It takes some skill to cram that much fail into just three sentences.

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          ” I could cry thinking about her. She’s so amazing. She memorizes all of the lines, all of my blocking, all of her blocking, my mannerisms, my impulses; she, somehow, memorizes all of that and gives it back to me with a performance I can play off of.”

Tatiana Maslany about Kathryn Alexandre, her Orphan Black clone double

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If White People Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature

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when you get your period at school


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Doctor Who - Season 8 - Intro

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want this moment burned on my eyelids

So many girls saw this. Bless.

All hail the queen.




want this moment burned on my eyelids

So many girls saw this. Bless.

All hail the queen.

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never forget that for voldemort’s name to rearrange to “je suis voldemort” in the french translations, they had to make his middle name ‘Elvis’



are you telling me the french word for wand is ‘la baguette magique’


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