Kate/playwright/author of 22 scripts for children/drama teacher/New Mexico/married shiba inu owner and cat lady/obsessed with serialized television, pre-raphaelite art, vintage and street fashion, Indiana jones, history, fairy tales and folklore, gluten free baking, reproductive rights, ancient Egypt, makeup, musical theater, Star Wars extended universe, a song of ice and fire, Arthurian legend, snow leopards, Donna tartt, mads mikkelsen and more.
About 8 months ago, I diagnosed myself with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from a visceral reaction I had to the Breaking Bad finale. I watched the final episode like everyone else, expecting the writers to deliver swift justice to the sexist, sociopathic, but most importantly sexist villain that is Walter White–and like everyone else, I was thrown into an emotional tailspin when the episode didn’t sermonize the way I assumed it would because I had blogged about it. It made me question a lot of things. It made me wonder how its 2014 and television shows are not catering to my specific opinions and outlook on morality and artistic expression. It made me wonder why I bother watching television at all, when half the time, it’s not reaffirming the things I think and feel. Isn’t that what television and storytelling are for–to tell me that I’m right and that I have the good opinions that a good person should have?
this is a joke….right?
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I thought you were a compassionate person. I guess I thought wrong?Anonymous
I am a very compassionate person. What does this have to do with anything?
So...wait. You think brony's should keep on bronying? I expected more of you.Anonymous
Absolutely. I don’t give a flying spring roll who likes a show and why. It’s a cartoon. And it’s parents’ responsibility to keep children too young for the internet off the damn internet. As I said before, it’s not a safe space. We absolutely cannot dictate who is allowed to consume certain media and who is not, and how they can interpret and enjoy said media. That’s one of the most naive and inane things I’ve ever heard, and it’s rampant on this site.
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Just to get this straight, in this double page spread there are:
- Fat women
- Of different races
- Who are unedited (note the stomach and the rolls)
- And are being praised for being the weight they are (and eating what they want)
- While they are all being quotes talking about being healthy at any weight
I mean, this still isn’t perfect, but this is pretty damned impressive for a mainstream tabloid.
Elf Power | Heads of Dust, Hearts of Lust
Going to see them open for NMH next month!
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Rita Hayworth c. 1957
The concern for overly exposed young bodies may be well-intentioned. With society fetishizing girls at younger and younger ages, girls are instructed to self-objectify and see themselves as sexual objects, something to be looked at. A laundry list of problems can come from obsessing over one’s appearance: eating disorders, depression, low self-worth. Who wouldn’t want to spare her daughter from these struggles?
But these dress codes fall short of being legitimately helpful. What we fail to consider when enforcing restrictions on skirt-length and the tightness of pants is the girls themselves—not just their clothes, but their thoughts, emotions, budding sexuality and self-image.
Instead, these restrictions are executed with distracted boys in mind, casting girls as inherent sexual threats needing to be tamed. Dress restrictions in schools contribute to the very problem they aim to solve: the objectification of young girls. When you tell a girl what to wear (or force her to cover up with an oversized T-shirt), you control her body. When you control a girl’s body—even if it is ostensibly for her “own good”—you take away her agency. You tell her that her body is not her own.
When you deem a girl’s dress “inappropriate,” you’re also telling her, “Because your body may distract boys, your body is inappropriate. Cover it up.” You recontextualize her body; she now exists through the male gaze.What Do Dress Codes Say About Girls’ Bodies? (via becauseiamawoman)
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who the fuck named toxic shock syndrome am i right i mean tampons are scary enough when you are 13 seriously you couldnt name it something clinical you had to name it DEATH POISON DISEASE
It SHOULD have a scary name! Tampons ARE dangerous if used incorrectly! Jesus Christ.the grace cycle