I’ve always struggled with relationships and my sexuality and being bisexual and not knowing how to sort of embrace that while also not being judged for it…There was always this little bit of doubt in me that people would think the worst of me, that people wouldn’t understand me.
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Sansa Stark Appreciation Week: Day 7 → Anything you like!S A N S A ’ S B I G G E S T S T A N
"You can be a feminist that loves dolling up, wearing stilettos and loves make up, loves lingerie, loves looking beautiful, or you can be a feminist that doesn’t give a shit, or you can be somewhere in between. It doesn’t really matter. It shouldn’t apply to physicality. Feminism is just the making of a decision by your own volition. As long as you don’t feel as though you are living by the expectations of somebody else. I guess that’s how I’ve broken it down for myself."
People forgive Woody Allen and Terry Richardson because they’re artists, because they’re talented. I won’t deny that either of those people are visionary. They make beautiful work. But it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. If Woody Allen were anybody else, if he were just a man in the world, nobody would stand for this. But he’s safeguarded by the people who stay silent around him because they don’t want to rock the boat. Lifetime achievement awards. You’ve earned a lifetime achievement award while making somebody else’s lifetime unbearable. It’s pretty sad.
What is the deal with all the May hate?
I get that the promo came out, and Skye is now wearing black tactical gear and sliding down a rope / running in a dramatic fashion, but why does that equate to May hate? Why do we assume that Skye becoming tougher and wearing black means that she is going to be a heartless bitch? Or that this is May’s fault? Or that May is a heartless bitch? Let’s recap what happened last season: Skye joined S.H.I.E.L.D., was shot and nearly killed, and then was kidnapped. She has every reason to want to protect herself. She said in “Yes Men” that she couldn’t wait to be well enough so that she could train harder so that she could rescue herself in the future. I love that about Skye. Why are we treating that like a tragedy?
For that matter, it still saddens me that so many people see May as an evil bitch. I don’t see her that way at all.
A lot of people seem to think that anything they liked about Skye last year was 10000% because of Coulson, as if she is defined by the role models in her life instead of an entity on her own. (I see over and over again people saying that Skye has had such a positive influence from Coulson, that Ward lacked. As if she was in some kind of cocoon her entire life up until the moment she met the brave white man like A FEW MONTHS AGO when she was most likely the same person she is now.) There’s this weird tendency to treat Skye like some kind of young child who will emulate mommy and daddy in every way, and now she is in the “wrong” because she will be cold and distant and taking after the “damaged” parent.
As if Skye didn’t already know plenty of self-preservation already. She just wants to not seem like the weak link or the easy prey. She wants to not get shot in the gut both literally and figuratively again. I get that people don’t want her to lose the spark that makes Skye herself, but I don’t know why we would assume that she will. She’s been through a lot of rough shit before, from what little we know of her past. She turned out okay.
Being betrayed by Grant Ward isn’t going to be the moment that re-defines her, and neither is taking advice from Melinda May. (Though seriously. May, known for her pranks and her sarcasm, is not exactly a bad person to take after.) She might stumble a little, sort of like the way she almost bounced off the punching bag every time she hit it, but she’ll recover. She’ll find her way.
Hackers are adaptive.
21 hours ago on September 01, 2014 at 04:23pm with 230 notes
Ben Barres is a biologist at Stanford who lived and worked as Barbara Barres until he was in his forties. For most of his career, he experienced bias, but didn’t give much weight to it—seeing incidents as discrete events. (When he solved a tough math problem, for example, a professor said, “You must have had your boyfriend solve it.”) When he became Ben, however, he immediately noticed a difference in his everyday experience: “People who don’t know I am transgendered treat me with much more respect,” he says. He was more carefully listened to and his authority less frequently questioned. He stopped being interrupted in meetings. At one conference, another scientist said, “Ben gave a great seminar today—but then his work is so much better than his sister’s.” (The scientist didn’t know Ben and Barbara were the same person.) “This is why women are not breaking into academic jobs at any appreciable rate,” he wrote in response to Larry Summers’s famous gaffe implying women were less innately capable at the hard sciences. “Not childcare. Not family responsibilities,” he says. “I have had the thought a million times: I am taken more seriously.”
Saoirse Ronan is the cover of Wonderland Magazine Sept/Oct 2014 issue
Jumping on a bandwagon, Part II (Because I’m determined to make you hate me)
"Root and Shaw, what is going on?"
When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?
Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.