I WANT EDITH WIDDER'S LIFE

29th March 2014

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the-real-seebs:

voxlunch:

YUP

Oh, nicely played.

That’s perfect.

the-real-seebs:

voxlunch:

YUP

Oh, nicely played.

That’s perfect.

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8th October 2013

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arcadiasilver:

hagakures-luscious-locks:

/SLAMS BUTTON

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GIMME THE DAMN BUTTON

arcadiasilver:

hagakures-luscious-locks:

/SLAMS BUTTON

BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP

GIMME THE DAMN BUTTON

Tagged: Snail rebubblesfeminismgaminggirl gamersGIMMEunless they're that particular breed of radfem that is horrifically transphobic and thinks asexuality is a political statement

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20th September 2013

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wocinsolidarity:

queerness-and-coffeebeans:

blackest—raven:

amydentata:

More important than the freedom to choose is what choices are actually made available.

Important.


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I feel like whoever edited this kinda missed the point. They’re bringing up ways in which women are NOT given choices, when the point being made here is that feminism is about fighting FOR choices. If the problems being pointed out here weren’t issues, then there would be no need for feminism, because it IS all about choice. It’s about making a world in which you really can choose any of the above options just because it’s what you really want, not because you were limited in your options and this was the best you could do. Freedom to choose is not a separate issue from having a range of not-terrible choices.I believe the original is also making a valid point about how there is no wrong way to be a feminist, or a woman.

wocinsolidarity:

queerness-and-coffeebeans:

blackest—raven:

amydentata:

More important than the freedom to choose is what choices are actually made available.

Important.

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I feel like whoever edited this kinda missed the point. They’re bringing up ways in which women are NOT given choices, when the point being made here is that feminism is about fighting FOR choices. If the problems being pointed out here weren’t issues, then there would be no need for feminism, because it IS all about choice. It’s about making a world in which you really can choose any of the above options just because it’s what you really want, not because you were limited in your options and this was the best you could do. Freedom to choose is not a separate issue from having a range of not-terrible choices.

I believe the original is also making a valid point about how there is no wrong way to be a feminist, or a woman.

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2nd September 2013

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ollymurmaid:

GUYS REBA MADE A PETITION TO HAVE ROBIN THICKE’S BLURRED LINES VIDEO REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE AS IT VIOLATES THE SAME TERMS THAT HAD THE FEMINIST PARODY REMOVED

This is an excellent petition and everyone should sign it.

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16th August 2013

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And crush the patriarchy!

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24th July 2013

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summer-of-supervillainy:

hey guess what

you can like a female character

and also critique how they are handled in the movie/book/whatever

it doesn’t mean you’re a misogynist

you can say “I wish she had been given more screen time and character development”

or “I thought that scene really focused on her vulnerability in a squicky way that would not have been done to a male protagonist”

or “I know the white male author was trying his best and he did jump some bars but wow those are still really low bars and I had hoped for more”

or “I wish she weren’t the only woman in a sea of dudes who all get different character traits because no matter how well done she is there is only one of her and people have more of a chance of connecting to one of the dudes because they outnumber her and there’s one dude for every kind of person”

or “even though he’s trying to be respectful, I really don’t think the author knows what he’s doing with female characters”

or “wow the male characters here are treated so differently from the female characters, in a way I think privileges the male characters”

or “ugh I am so tired of seeing this trope used on female characters, I don’t even care if it’s well done at this point”

because guess what

female characters are not the same thing as women

female characters’ choices, actions, and portrayals can and should be critiqued and examined in a way that real women can and should not

because most of the time female characters are not written by women and not written for women

they are deliberately written, deliberately given certain character traits in a narrative that deliberately frames them in a certain way, and the creative choices their creators make are not above criticism

Also required reading for my followers.

Tagged: Snail rebubblesfictionfeminismfemale charactersSummer says smart stuff

23rd July 2013

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ami-angelwings:

As an addition to my last post about Bronies and manhood, I want to add that another aspect of “manhood” is the idea that men must always be in control.  Men must always know more than women, be in charge of the situation, and be the one who makes decisions.  That idea plays into the construction that men must pay for dates, must make more than the woman, must drive on a date, should choose the restaurant, should make all the decisions, hold doors, pull out chairs, etc… the framing is that they’re “taking care” of women, but it is also about them being in control.  And men are very threatened by having that control be taken away no matter how much they complain about it.  I’ve had more than one date get really angry at me for wanting to pay my own way because it takes away their control, and the idea that I would owe them after.  If I pay my own way, to them, I’m an equal, and free to do my own thing.  They feel less in control.

This relates to fandom similarly.  Men feel threatened by the “incursion” of women into what they see as their spaces.  As women expand in society, it becomes more and more important to manhood that men have their own spaces, because they cannot define themselves as “men” without being able to do things that women can’t.  Hence all the policing of “fake geek girls”, the tests to prove that women don’t actually know anything about their favourite comic book, or the idea that they must be a better gamer than any woman who walks in.  Sexual harassment, gendered put downs, rape threats, etc are all about this, keeping it a male space, preserving it from women, and keeping men in control.  They’re the ones defining the worth of women in their spaces, and which women are, and aren’t, allowed in.

In the same way, “Bronies” that police other MLP fans, that chase out girls, that create a space unwelcoming of girl fans, are establishing the fandom as a male space, under the control of men.  As I said in the last post, this is not breaking down gender roles, it’s merely an expansion of manhood into typically “girl” territory.  It doesn’t share space, it doesn’t break down manhood, and it doesn’t tell men it’s okay to be girls, it just tells men “it’s okay to like this because it no longer belongs to girls, it belongs to you, and you are in control and must keep control for it to remain yours and not a “girl thing”“. 

this is officially required reading for all of my followers.

Tagged: Snail rebubblesfeminismmasculinityMLP:FiMbroniesbrony

22nd July 2013

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geekgirlsmash:

It’s hard to find a gamer who won’t share his D&D books, or dice, to get a new person involved. Especially a woman. Or girl, depending on the age.

There was actually a ton of static in my first group because I was a girl. I got invited by the DM after a conversation at school, involving deities, pizza, and kissing, while we were both dawdling about getting to our next class. And, I was the only girl there who wasn’t dating one of the guys (there were four girls total in the group). And since I wasn’t an accessory girl, I really fucking pissed people off. As in one of the guys pulled me aside after game to tell me I was ruining “guys’ night,” because I wasn’t sexually available to any of them, and I was the only girl there on personal merit alone (some of the other girls were damned good players, don’t get me wrong, but acceptance of girls into the group as a whole was based mostly on sexual availability). 

The DM stood up for me, because he’d personally invited me, and the girls stood up for me out of solidarity, but the group as a whole had a lot of problems.

Currently, I mostly play tabletop games in online chatrooms with people who live miles away. It’s just too difficult to find a meatspace group with no members that are sketchy or actively hostile towards me because I am a girl. (This is especially important for Exalted- you don’t play Exalted with people you can’t trust, not even one person in an otherwise good group. It will end very very very badly.) A lot of times even in a group that seems good at first, you’ll find that the guys think they’re doing you this huge favor by letting you into this place where you don’t actually have the right to be and you need to pay them back for it. In my first D&D group a girl was the DM, and we still wound up with a condescending jerk and an outright stalkery creep.

Sooooooooooo yeah, it’s not actually that easy for a girl to get into tabletop games. I mean, I really love my online group. It has basically the best people ever in it, including really great guys!  I’ve had a lot of fun and expect to keep having a lot of fun. But if you have to go online to play pencil, paper and dice games, something has gone wrong.

Tagged: Snail rebubblesgaminggirl gamer problemsD&DPathfinderExaltedthank Sol for the Mad Scientist Wars RP communityfeminism

15th July 2013

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if “i was scared of him and standing my ground” is actually a legitimate defense then it must now be permitted for every woman to shoot several people per day

but most of the people getting shot would be white guys, and we can’t have that.

Tagged: Snail rebubblesGeorge ZimmermanTrayvon Martinfeminismstand your ground

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26th June 2013

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floozys:

a lot of beautiful baby feminists were born yesterday and today

but the trouble with baby feminists is that they’re not very well educated yet 

so please do not shout at the baby feminists because they are new and have just been born, only meanies shout at babies

welcome the beautiful new born babies

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but also teach them 

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here’s the first rule 

  • good feminism is intersectional, that means when you’re a feminist you don’t only stand up for the rights of white straight cis women, you stand up for the rights of queer, trans*, and people of colour. 

there are many more you will learn as you grow and develop

happy smashing the patriarchy sweet feminist babies 

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Not only is this good advice for everyone, it’s adorable.

Tagged: Snail rebubblesfeminismintersectionalitynot being a meanie

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26th June 2013

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tempusfidget:

jellyguy:

calibornsbottombitch:

turntechtier:

im all for feminism, but i dont want it to be the only thing on my dash, u feel me?

no 

no i dont feel you at all

Not really feeling you either, and I’m a dude.

Feminism is like cayenne pepper. It goes well in everything, all the time, unless you can’t handle the heat. ^^

Tagged: Snail rebubblesfeminismSnail really loves cayenne pepper

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6th June 2013

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feminspire:

alyssakorea:

Tumbling over the past year and a half has made me see the problems of gender roles that exist in media, but sometimes it gets to the point where I over analyze every single piece of television or film that I come across. (However this in no way means that I think feminist media criticism is wrong, or should be avoided!) Mostly I just over think everything.

This is awesome!

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10th April 2013

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and if i die today...: Because of the Times →

thehappyfangirl:

makingfists:

It’s like this…

You’re fourteen and you’re reading Larry Niven’s “The Protector” because it’s your father’s favorite book and you like your father and you think he has good taste and the creature on the cover of the book looks interesting and you want to know what it’s about. And in it the female character does something better than the male character - because she’s been doing it her whole life and he’s only just learned - and he gets mad that she’s better at it than him. And you don’t understand why he would be mad about that, because, logically, she’d be better at it than him. She’s done it more. And he’s got a picture of a woman painted on the inside of his spacesuit, like a pinup girl, and it bothers you.

But you’re fourteen and you don’t know how to put this into words.

And then you’re fifteen and you’re reading “Orphans of the Sky” because it’s by a famous sci-fi author and it’s about a lost generation ship and how cool is that?!? but the women on the ship aren’t given a name until they’re married and you spend more time wondering what people call those women up until their marriage than you do focusing on the rest of the story. Even though this tidbit of information has nothing to do with the plot line of the story and is only brought up once in passing.

But it’s a random thing to get worked up about in an otherwise all right book.

Then you’re sixteen and you read “Dune” because your brother gave it to you for Christmas and it’s one of those books you have to read to earn your geek card. You spend an entire afternoon arguing over who is the main character - Paul or Jessica. And the more you contend Jessica, the more he says Paul, and you can’t make him see how the real hero is her. And you love Chani cause she’s tough and good with a knife, but at the end of the day, her killing Paul’s challengers is just a way to degrade them because those weenies lost to a girl.

Then you’re seventeen and you don’t want to read “Stranger in a Strange Land” after the first seventy pages because something about it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth. All of this talk of water-brothers. You can’t even pin it down.

And then you’re eighteen and you’ve given up on classic sci-fi, but that doesn’t stop your brother or your father from trying to get you to read more.

Even when you bring them the books and bring them the passages and show them how the authors didn’t treat women like people.

Your brother says, “Well, that was because of the time it was written in.”

You get all worked up because these men couldn’t imagine a world in which women were equal, in which women were empowered and intelligent and literate and capable. 

You tell him - this, this is science fiction. This is all about imagining the world that could be and they couldn’t stand back long enough and dare to imagine how, not only technology would grow in time, but society would grow. 

But he blows you off because he can’t understand how it feels to be fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen and desperately wanting to like the books your father likes, because your father has good taste, and being unable to, because most of those books tell you that you’re not a full person in ways that are too subtle to put into words. It’s all cognitive dissonance: a little like a song played a bit out of tempo - enough that you recognize it’s off, but not enough to pin down what exactly is wrong.

And then one day you’re twenty-two and studying sociology and some kind teacher finally gives you the words to explain all those little feelings that built and penned around inside of you for years.

It’s like the world clicking into place. 

And that’s something your brother never had to struggle with.

IMPORTANT READING

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2nd April 2013

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Like a Gay Peacock Threesome: wordsonpagesandlettersinphrases: A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That... →

wordsonpagesandlettersinphrases:

A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On

misandry-mermaid:

Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not…

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