Sassy Hermione for coffeeandadreamtogo! (by Tyler Feder)
OH MY GOD BABY WEASELS
THEYRE SO CUTE AND TINY WHAT THE HECK
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Fandoms and Feminism: Can we just take a sec to talk about this book here -
Even ignoring the fact it’s by TERRY PRATCHETT who is an amazing human being, it’s pretty much the best thing ever.
- Strong female characters turning the damsel in distress trope on its head? check
- Addresses issues of gender roles/transgender/sexuality (but without…
Reblogging for future reference
In the 101 top-grossing family films…from 1990 to 2004, of the over 4,000 characters in these films, 75% overall were male, 83% of characters in crowds were male, 83% of narrators were male, and 72% of speaking were male. When the American Psychological Association commented on this research, they said, ‘This gross under-representation of women or girls in films with family-friendly content reflects a missed opportunity to present a broad spectrum of girls and women in roles that are non-sexualised.’ —
Natasha Walter, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, pages 69-70, 2010. (via bitemebeautiful)
Bringing this back as people have started reblogging this again and EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS.
Here’s a map of visiting all* countries in a single path
How long do you think this would take? Could I take a gap year?
El Ayuntamiento en Astorga has little dolls that ring the bell on the hour :)
marysues are basically a power fantasy and yet only female power fantasies ever get called out and mocked. Batman is basically the most ridiculous marysue ever and yet hes a national symbol of bad assery I mean really. There’s nothing wrong with power fantasies back the fuck off 12 year old girl’s oc. Ok fuck you
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More people found Vlogbrothers through teachers or librarians than through Twitter.
For most of America, Psy is a funny name, a funny face, and a funny personality. He doesn’t sing in English and most people just don’t get it leaving most of them to not take him seriously. It’s easy to strip the significance behind “Gangnam Style” down if you don’t know what it means and solely find entertainment in the Asian guy shaking his hips. But what most people don’t realize is that Psy doesn’t take himself seriously. He’s a satirist and political dissident. “Gangnam Style” was a commentary, not just a fun pop tune with a silly dance.
Gangnam is Seoul’s wealthiest and flashiest neighborhood. For South Koreans, Gangnam represents the ideal life of excess and consumerism. Psy’s character in the video is a wannabe Gangnamite. He dreams he’s living the flashy, excessive lifestyle while he’s really just like everyone else, swimming in a public pool and riding the subway. But never in the video does it seem that Psy’s character is unhappy. He’s content to play in a children’s playground and meet the girl of his dreams in the subway. “Gangnam Style” is much more that we have made it, but that’s not surprising considering Psy’s background and how little we know about it.
In America, it seems like “Gangnam Style” was Psy’s big break when in fact the song had been released on his sixth studio album and his music career hadn’t been about making flashy and catchy songs. He believes music is the key to overcoming the intolerance embedded in his country’s political systems. Throughout his career, his songs have been banned for inappropriate content and have been surrounded by controversy, not to mention the fact that he fought his mandatory military draft.
Psy is a voice for his people. He’s fighting the oppression and intolerance he sees in his culture through his music. And by ignoring his worth and his value, we’re reducing the culture of South Korea into a short man with funny pants doing a ridiculous dance. — Opinion: American media chooses to undervalue artists like Psy from “Gangnam Style” (via kpop-confessions)
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