Diana Nyad speaking at #TEDWomen. What a badass. (at TEDWomen 2013)
Much flags, very breezy. (at The Fairmont San Francisco)
Seems legit. #TEDWomen (at The Fairmont San Francisco)
I am tired, not of arguing in favour of equality, diversity and tolerance, but of having to explain, over and over and over again, why such arguments are still necessary, only to have my evidence casually dismissed by someone too oblivious to realise that their dismissal of the problem is itself a textbook example of the fucking problem. I am tired of being mocked by hypocrites who think that a single lazy counterexample is sufficient to debunk the fifteen detailed examples they demanded I produce before they’d even accept my point as a hypothetical, let alone valid, argument. I am tired of assholes who think that playing Devil’s Advocate about an issue alien to their experience but of deep personal significance to their interlocutor makes them both intellectually superior and more rationally objective on the specious basis that being dispassionate is the same as being right (because if they can stay calm while savagely kicking your open wound, then clearly, you have no excuse for screaming).
"ON THE SPECIOUS BASIS THAT BEING DISPASSIONATE IS THE SAME AS BEING RIGHT"
ugh bless this
Posting will be sporadic over the next few days while I go awkwardly meet people way cooler than me at TEDWomen…
this is the only frozen-related gifset you’ll ever need
I thought I saw that dance somewhere before.
"Kinks Shirt" by Matt Nathanson
What I really appreciate about this video is that the song makes no mention of the woman’s trans* status; they could have easily done something different with this video, and had Matt’s love interest be cis.
But no, she’s trans*, and most importantly, Character!Matt doesn’t care. They meet, they flirt, they sleep together, they talk over breakfast and clearly have a connection. That’s what matters, not the fact that this woman wasn’t born with a vagina.
THIS IS A BIG DEAL YOU GUYS
God, I didn’t think I needed more reasons to love Matt Nathanson but apparently now I have some.
okay wow this is super cute
i don’t think i’ve ever in my life seen any form of media where there is a trans woman as a love interest who isn’t treated like a freak, isn’t made into a weird fetish object, AND LIVES THROUGH THE ENTIRE THING
and suddenly here it is
i mean its not totally perfect in every way (the “unveiling” of her trans status to the viewers made me cringe a little) but the fact that she’s trans, he knows she’s trans, and it has no bearing on whether he’s into her is just
its fucking nice to see something positive for once
PLUS THE AUDIENCE JUST APPLAUDS AND THERE’S NO GROSS REACTION SHOTS OF PEOPLE GASPING AND I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THIS
If you want more media where a trans woman is a genuine love interest and not treated as Other or freakish, check out the musical version of ‘Bring It On’! It’s such a great, feminist, inclusive story.
johanna mason literally said “fuck you” to president snow but he’s like “oh shit katniss done made herself a bird”
The red ornament that came with the Charlie Brown Christmas tree broke so we improvised with a Batman one and gave him a pile of Hanukkah gelt to break his fall. I like our version better.
"It’s time to see what I can do, to test the limits and break through. No right, no wrong, no rules for me. I’m free.”
Let’s see feminists push for female inclusion to the draft.
2. Most feminists, myself included, want to completely abolish the draft and selected service.
The idea of “women and children first” wasn’t invented by women - it was invented by men
Just another part of the patriarchy, I suppose? How dare those men try to stop us from drowning
First of all, it was never even a thing. Women and Children First was not ever a widely used practice for evacuating ships.
In fact, let’s look at some actual facts: While the phrase first appeared in the 1860 novel Harrington: A Story of True Love, by William Douglas O’Connor. [source]
As a code of conduct, “women and children first” has no basis in maritime law, and according to University of Greenwich disaster evacuation expert Professor Ed Galea, in modern-day evacuations people will usually “help the most vulnerable to leave the scene first. It’s not necessarily women, but is likely to be the injured, elderly and young children.”
Furthermore, the results of a 2012 Uppsala University study suggest that the application of “women and children first” may have, in practice, been the exception rather than the rule.
And really. Is this the best yall have? Your best example of sexism against men is a myth about women getting preferential seating in maritime disasters?
This is her “I’m so adorable, please forget I just tried to bury a chunk of corned beef in the couch” face. (at Harvard, MA)