I need feminism because grown men think it’s okay to make comments about what they’ll do when underage girls turn 18.
shout out to my job for paying me to walk around in the sun all day
It actually baffles me that Tumblr is so quick to praise guys who put on a dress and go in public and say, “Oh I totally get what girls go through. I mean look at all these people staring at me. Male gaze, amirite?”
1) They’re not staring you because they think you’re a girl and stare at all girls in the same manner
2) All you’re really doing is experiencing what it’s like to cross-dress in public
3) By putting on a dress and makeup or whatever else and saying “THIS is what it’s like to be a girl” or “I am now a girl” reaffirms stereotypical ideas of what a girl is or should look like
But you know, congratulations for caring what women have to endure. I’m sure what you’re doing isn’t an attempt for gaining attention at all.
hail hydra? no. all hail the glow cloud.
And is an active member of the school board.
i also bring the nicest scones, unlike some people
I’ve now accepted the fact that I will die in a pile of unread books.
Anonymous said: imagine the circumstances under which nat got her arrow necklace!
the first time clint asked natasha to marry him, he was concussed and dosed up on painkillers in shield medical, and she was in the bed next to him with a broken leg. neither of them had really been expecting to make it out of that mission alive, so when he came to and saw her laying next to him, reading a book, he laughed and laughed and laughed.
once he stopped laughing, he said, “tash, will you marry me?”
"nope," she said, not even looking up from her book. the smile tugging at the corners of her mouth gave her away, though.
the second time is right after new york. after the obligatory shawarma outing with the team, they escape to hole up in one of nat’s safehouses for a few days, and she’s already darkly announced that if fury dares to call her before the week is up she’s gonna tell him exactly where he can stick it. clint wishes he knew how he could thank her for that.
they should probably be drinking water and taking an advil and going the hell to sleep, but instead they’re laying on the couch with a bottle of nat’s best vodka and clint’s head in her lap and her hand in his hair and he wishes he never had to move.
"nat," he says hoarsely, "will you marry me?"
"where’s the diamond ring?" she asks, but he can tell she’s teasing.
he’s on assignment somewhere classified - so classified, she doesn’t even know where he is - and he spends hours in the marketplace, visiting all the jewelers’ stalls, and he’s almost ready to give up when he finds it- the simple arrow suspended in silver. he knows she’ll laugh at him, but he hands over the best money he ever spent anyways.
she does laugh at him - “an arrow, clint? really?” - but she also puts it on, and then she says, “you know, i’ve been thinking we should get married.”
"thought you’d never ask," agrees clint.
http://feministcurrent.com/8879/the-divide-isnt-between-sex-negative-and-sex-positive-feminists-its-between-liberals-and-radicals/ (via sexandsocialism)
What’s defined as ‘sex positive feminism’ tends to translate to: non-critical of the sex industry, BDSM, burlesque, and generally, anything that can be related to ‘sex’. ‘Non-judgement’ is the mantra espoused by so-called ‘sex-positive feminists’, which is troubling because it ends up framing critical thought and discourse as ‘judgement’ and therefore negative. Since I tend to see critical thinking as a good thing, the ‘don’t judge me’/’don’t say anything critical about sex because it’s sex and therefore anything goes’ thing doesn’t sit well with me.
'Sex negative', on the other hand, tends to be ascribed to feminists who are critical of prostitution, pornography, strip clubs, burlesque, BDSM and, really, sex and sexuality as defined by patriarchy and men. The reason that feminists are critical of these things is because they want to work towards a real, liberated, feminist understanding of sex and sexuality, rather than one that sexualizes inequality, domination and subordination, is male-centered, and is harmful and exploitative of women. To me, that sounds far more 'sex positive' (from a feminist perspective, anyway), than blind support for anything sex-related, because sex.
Marissa, Guerneville, June 2014 by Vivian Fu
the fact women are viewed as being more sexy at 15 than 40 is the creepiest thing in the world