OKAY FINE KORRA YOU’RE PRETTY COOL I GUESS
A 14 year-old boy was recently raped at knife-point by a 20 year-old woman. When the story broke, it was primarily men who claimed he should have enjoyed it. It was feminists who validated his pain and spoke in support of him.
This is why we need feminism.
"but men get raped too-"
AND LOOK HOW YOU HANDLED THAT
I am SICK and TIRED of people objecting to seeing women using their breasts for what they are actually for. BREASTFEEDING IS NOT VULGAR OR OBSCENE.
it was what breasts are for, people are so stupid
This week in one of my classes we had to read an article on breastfeeding in different cultures and it showed that only 13 cultures out of 190 found women’s breasts sexually attractive.
And the rest of the 177 cultures? They all view breasts as just a functional part of a person’s body used to feed their children.
We live in a society where breasts have been sexualized and objectified to the point where a person with breasts can’t even feed their child in public without it being seen as ‘disgusting’ or ‘obscene’.
And yet those same people who think so lowly of public breastfeed can’t even see how truly ridiculous those views are compared to the views of the majority of cultures.
Reblogging because UNA.
glitterarygetsit, in a discussion on fan responses to media on facebook
I know some creators who get really riled up by opinions like this, but as a creator myself I can only hope to one day have a fandom that dissects my work the way big fandoms do, that holds me accountable for problematic stuff, that finds solutions with fix-it fic, that creates countless variations and AUs that experiement with different and unconventional alternatives to canon. And I can only hope that someday through all this people will meet each other the way I met pretty much all of my friends (not to mention my wife). Fandom is amazing. I can’t imagine enjoying a canon without the fandom too.
oh no sweethearts
Did you know? Prom is coming up! And you have a right to express your gender identity. Your school may be violating the law if it doesn’t allow a female student to wear a tuxedo or a male student to wear a dress.
reblogging for my followers who will be going to prom this year
It’s easy to look at something like Monáe’s mythos and see only the obvious metaphors. Her android’s struggle for the freedom to love after all paralells the struggle of American slave women to marry legally, to keep their children, to control their very bodies, in a system that cruelly commodified these activities. But it’s wrong only to apply an historical, and racial, lens to the work of any modern black woman. We have spent generations sharing the struggles of other opressed groups, collaborating with and occasionally being betrayed by them, and progressing nonetheless. We’re the ones who (literally) wrote the book on intersectionality. And it’s clear that Janelle Monáe feels no sense of threat from the others with whom our future will be shared. She welcomes, after all, with love and dancing.
And yet. When I watch her videos and listen to her lyrics I’m SHOCKED to see so much of myself in this ultra-technological future - despite my own writings, despite my own knowledge that black history and myth abounds with techies and innovators, despite my LIFE and my long-held desire to see this very thing. It’s not Monáe’s ability to imagine an inclusive future that’s remarkable, but my subconcious resistance. What the hell is wrong with me, that her vision feels so strange?
Too many years of ‘The Jetsons’, maybe. Too many white-supremacist Medieval Europes. I’ve spent years swallowing these bizarro world versions of humanity, and they have become a toxin poisoning my imagination. But Janelle Monáe is a tiny, fast-footed, pompadour’d antidote to all of that.
|—||"How Long ‘Till Black Future Month?: The Toxins Of Speculative Fiction, and the Antidote that is Janelle Monáe", N.K. Jemisin, published in "Adventure Rocketship #1: Let’s All Go To The Science Fiction Disco" (via reifferschizzle)|
A Guide to Different Kinds of Parallel Universes
These days it often seems that if a theory has loose ends, its dangling threads are surreptitiously tied together out of view within the hidden fabric of a parallel universe. While some researchers recoil from introducing unseen aspects to a theory, others find that the invisible knots create an irresistibly pretty package.
Depending on one’s taste, there are so many types of parallel universes to choose from—alternative cosmos galore. If extra dimensions are not your thing, maybe bifurcating timelines would work. If an endless array of gigantic bubble universes seems intimidating, then perhaps a nursery of baby universes is more endearing. While there is not yet a GPS device or app to navigate through the cartography of scientifically sanctioned parallel possibilities, perhaps this guide to all things alternative will help.
i’ll like neil degrasse tyson the day he apologizes for this crap
made me change my opinion about him
|—||Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer|
Saw this somewhere else and felt the need to post it cause no one else ever really tells you this stuff
My mom never really noticed. She noticed when she was breast feeding my little brother and blood started coming out instead of milk.
My mom said she felt and saw a little lump in the shower. She was lucky enough she found it at stage 2
My mom had a mammogram. The radiologist thought the spots were just regular calcium deposits.
Turns out it was triple negative breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nods. Mastectomy, radiation and chemo saved her life.
This could SAVE a life.
dont be embarrassed to reblog, this post could be life saving
Signal BOOST and pass it on. I had a breast cancer scare before (luckily it was just scar tissue…) and information like this kept me calm and collected at the doc’s.
As a cancer patient myself, who found my own cancer through a supposed LARPing injury last year, i know how scary it is and how important it is to catch it early. Please spread this around!
listen to ur boobs
its all in the boobs
hoW MANY TIMES AM I GOING TO REBLOG THIS ! SORRY FOLLOWERS , #sorrynotsorry
REBLOG,THIS COULD SAVE SOMEBODY!!! DONT BE EMBARRASSED!!!
Also, and I don’t have a graphic or link handy right now, but you should also do self breast exams every now and again. They’re really easy and you can do them if you’re just chilling out or something (my doctor said it’s really good if you do them while taking a shower, too).
It’s a really good thing to be familiar with your breasts so that way you know when something is up. And if you feel something abnormal, GET IT CHECKED OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I had a scare a few months ago (thankfully it turned out to be nothing) but my doctor praised me for letting her know and getting it checked out as soon as I found something, even though I was almost positive it was nothing.
Please please don’t be embarrassed by this. Being knowledgable about breast cancer saves lives.
trying to one-up each other in sneaky pictures and bad instagram blurs