If you’re “not all like that”, please call out the people in your particular group or movement who are just like that, rather than snapping at the people who do it for you.
If you have the energy to spend chewing out people who have been victimized by your group directly or indirectly, you should spend it on fixing that shit, or acknowledge that you yourself are probably just like that.
I love it how when Snape draws out his wand there are audible gasps but when Mcgonagall draws her wand there people are screaming out of the way.
They just know better.
damn snape is piss-OH MOTHERFUCKING SHIT, MOVE OUT, CLEAR THE WAY, MCGONAGALL IS PISSED.
MAKE WAY FOR MCGONAGALL.
I love these comments because they, even more than the tired “why can’t we hit women” ones, inadvertently show you how low these guys’ regard for women actually is. Because, to them, the ONLY reason a man would ever support equal civil/political/social rights and opportunities for women is as a ruse to con women into sleeping with him.
Think about that for a minute. That very implausible scenario is the most plausible explanation these guys can think of, because the idea that women should have the same opportunities as men to live happy, successful lives, is so ridiculous to them that they don’t even consider it.
Today, I went to Best Buy to buy a present for my grandmother. I was minding my own business by the laptop area when, from the corner of my eye, I saw them - teenage boys. Now, I was clearly terrified because you never know if a guy is just going to pop up and cat call at you…
hearing someone say
"i hate that person because they are cis"
makes me just as uncomfortable as hearing someone say
"i hate that person because they are trans"
hate can exist anywhere and it’s terrifying.
hate people for what they do, not for who they are; no…
I hate how the word feminism doesn’t mean what it use to. Now if I were to tell someone that I was a feminist they’d probably think that I’m some crazy bitch that hates men.
That’s exactly what people used to think about feminism too.
That’s what people thought…
Suffragette isn’t even what they called themselves, it was a term coined to mock them. People who supported women’s suffrage, men women and other, called themselves suffragists.
Y’all need to get over your complex of “Us vs. Them.” Hate breeds hate.
Except it doesn’t. Racism doesn’t exist…
"Teach your sons not to rape"
Neither our sons, nor our daughters rape
Monsters know what they are doing is wrong.
Except we know that isn’t true. Multiple studies have shown that rape education campaigns DO actually work, because consent is not fully taught, explained, or understood in our culture. A shocking number of men will admit to rape as long as you never use the word “rape” to describe their actions.(via fandomsandfeminism)
Jack was employed into service for the East India Trading Company and was given command of the Wicked Wench. However, after he set free a cargo of slaves, his employer, Cutler Beckett, had Jack branded as a pirate and the Wench set aflame and sunk. After failing to rescue the Wench, Sparrow struck a bargain with the ghostly captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davy Jones, to resurrect his beloved vessel. Jones returned the ship to Jack in near perfect condition except for the permanently charred hull. This prompted Jack to rename her the Black Pearl.
Jack Sparrow just got way cooler.
Yo, this is why Norrington said he’s the “worst pirate I’ve ever heard of,” and then Jack followed it up with, “But you have heard of me.”
Because Jack was branded a Pirate because he freed people rather than stealing anything. So Norrington, with his sense of duty, knows that Jack has been branded a criminal for actively not being a terrible human being. Norrington is torn between his duty as a naval officer and knowing that Jack is right.
He freed exactly 100 people, that’s why his debt to Jones was 100 souls. Davy has a sick sense of irony after all. Jack freed 100 souls and as a consequence his ship got sunk. Now his ship has been raised and as a consequence, he has to enslave 100 souls. This explains his reluctance to actually pay back the debt.
Crap, the latter portion of this franchise was a lot smarter than I thought it was…
There’s so much people don’t get about this franchise, the story is really more complex than just “funny drunken pirate meets hottie lady and hottie man with occasional visits from squid man”.
The most recent encouragement to just “fake it til you make it” comes from Katty Kay and Claire Shipman who published a feature on the “confidence gap” in the Atlantic. In the undoubtedly well-meaning piece, Kay and Shipman share troubling research outlining an equally gloomy picture: Women undervalue their accomplishments, and it’s holding them back in the workplace.
Although it’s true that some women suffer from more self-defeating thoughts and lower self-esteem, gender inequality can’t be reduced to mental health issues. Women’s lack of opportunities in the workplace are due to much deeper issues, and it’s time we admit that. Instead of telling women to change their personalities, maybe it’s time we take a look at the entire system.
Here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of ways we can help women that don’t include telling them just to hold their head up high.
Did anyone ever think that maybe women undervalue their accomplishments because other people do? Like, if you were doing better work than anyone else in your workplace but you still make less than everyone else and are consistently passed over for promotions, wouldn’t you start to undervalue your own work, too?
Women and girls should never apologise for their bodies.
*nobody should ever apologize for there bodies
Did I stutter? If I wanted to make a general post I would have.
Women and girls should never apologise for talking about women and girls either.