all the giants topple when I stomp

marianne. twenty-five. born and raised in ireland, living in oxford. still waiting for my letter from hogwarts and/or my dormant superpowers to manifest. expect lotr, adventure time, avatar: the last airbender & legend of korra, pokémon, samurai jack, game of thrones, big barda, young justice, teen titans, studio ghibli, zelda, tea, tattoos, bears, owls, and the finest cats the internet has to offer. anything else, you can just ask.

(the patriarchy is a) massive hassle - this is where I keep my writing and feminism
fuck yeah fictional maps - this is where I keep ALL OF THE MAPS

Apr 06
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pervocracy:

partymage:

melanijann:

fandomsandfeminism:

how-to-vidya:

The evolution of girl gamers

Boy gamers are so self-centered they act as though women haven’t been playing video games for decades, and then act horrified when the female gamers who have always been there actually become visible and vocal about the rampant misogyny that has infected the gaming world. 
Like seriously, how entitled do you have to be that women saying “it sure would be nice if I wasn’t treated like shit while enjoying the games I play” translates to “I must be catered to” when video games have LITERALLY been catered to men for decades? 

More like:
1993 - 64% of girls reported playing video games 
1996 - "home use had increased for fourth grade girls"
1998 - "both male and female adolescents play video games on a regular basis." 
1999 - "88% of the female college students … surveyed were video game players."
2007 - 20-47% of adolescent girls play video games
2008 - "94% of girls play video games"
2010 - "Forty percent of all game players are women." 
2012 - "Women 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (30%) than boys age 17 or younger" 
2013 -"adult women are nearly half of all video game players"
I didn’t get all the dates, but I think you can get the point.
Also considered posting my own personal gaming history, but I would’ve had to go back to the 80s for that. e_e

Been playing since I was old enough to hold the NES controller.

I was in middle and high school in the 90s (oh god I’m old), and I don’t remember a lot of “lol look at the loser and his videogames.”  If you had a videogame system in your house, both boys and girls were most likely to respond “oh lucky, you have awesome parents, please invite me over to play.”
The only videogames that carried any social stigma were MMORPGs and to a much lesser extent violent FPSs.  But even then, it was mostly other guys going “lol virgin” at male MMORPG players (and “lol guy in disguise” at female ones, which is maybe why the OP doesn’t remember their existence) and out-of-touch adults going “omg spree killer” at FPS players.
If there were menacing packs of nerd-hating girls going around in the 90s and 00s cruelly mocking boys for playing Super Mario World or Oregon Trail or Simcity, I sure never saw them.

Yeah this is nonsense. I remember the late nineties, and I can guarantee you that the biggest loser on the playground with her brand new Game Boy Colour clutched in sweaty palm was ME. Then Pokémon Red and Blue hit the shelves and EVERYONE, male and female, spent all summer trading and battling in the park.
Sorry your persecuted nerd boy fantasy isn’t a real thing. 

pervocracy:

partymage:

melanijann:

fandomsandfeminism:

how-to-vidya:

The evolution of girl gamers

Boy gamers are so self-centered they act as though women haven’t been playing video games for decades, and then act horrified when the female gamers who have always been there actually become visible and vocal about the rampant misogyny that has infected the gaming world. 

Like seriously, how entitled do you have to be that women saying “it sure would be nice if I wasn’t treated like shit while enjoying the games I play” translates to “I must be catered to” when video games have LITERALLY been catered to men for decades? 

More like:

I didn’t get all the dates, but I think you can get the point.

Also considered posting my own personal gaming history, but I would’ve had to go back to the 80s for that. e_e

Been playing since I was old enough to hold the NES controller.

I was in middle and high school in the 90s (oh god I’m old), and I don’t remember a lot of “lol look at the loser and his videogames.”  If you had a videogame system in your house, both boys and girls were most likely to respond “oh lucky, you have awesome parents, please invite me over to play.”

The only videogames that carried any social stigma were MMORPGs and to a much lesser extent violent FPSs.  But even then, it was mostly other guys going “lol virgin” at male MMORPG players (and “lol guy in disguise” at female ones, which is maybe why the OP doesn’t remember their existence) and out-of-touch adults going “omg spree killer” at FPS players.

If there were menacing packs of nerd-hating girls going around in the 90s and 00s cruelly mocking boys for playing Super Mario World or Oregon Trail or Simcity, I sure never saw them.

Yeah this is nonsense. I remember the late nineties, and I can guarantee you that the biggest loser on the playground with her brand new Game Boy Colour clutched in sweaty palm was ME. Then Pokémon Red and Blue hit the shelves and EVERYONE, male and female, spent all summer trading and battling in the park.

Sorry your persecuted nerd boy fantasy isn’t a real thing. 

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"BUT A WONDER WOMAN MOVIE WOULD NEVER WORK, HER COSTUME IS TOO RIDICULOUS"

"BUT A WONDER WOMAN MOVIE WOULD NEVER WORK, HER COSTUME IS TOO RIDICULOUS"

(Source: reddit.com, via lost-carcosa)

Apr 05
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In many ways, being a gay woman that is also a feminist feels like being the punchline to a bad joke. I am one of those hairy feminists. I am a lesbian: the sweater vest, sensible shoe, cat-loving kind; not the edgy-leather-and-studs-cool-haircut kind. You know, the one you trip over yourself to emphasise you’re not when the subject of your politics comes up, out of fear people think you’ve become a lavender menace. It’s sad that an ideology that concerns itself with the freedom of women from patriarchy is willing to engage in lesbophobia unashamedly.
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suricattus:

fabulips:

pixieprincesslittle:

mrsroot:

Cordylus cataphractus

ITS A BABY DRAGON

baby no don’t eat your tail

more proof that dragons are just scaled cats…

suricattus:

fabulips:

pixieprincesslittle:

mrsroot:

Cordylus cataphractus

ITS A BABY DRAGON

baby no don’t eat your tail

more proof that dragons are just scaled cats…

(via bookoisseur)

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Mar 31
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cartoonpolitics:

"It was working men and women who made the 20th century the American century. It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of middle-class security all bear the union label." ~ Barack Obama

cartoonpolitics:

"It was working men and women who made the 20th century the American century. It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of middle-class security all bear the union label." ~ Barack Obama

(Source: leftycartoons.com, via bookoisseur)

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uppercut:

Q:First thing ladies notice about me?
A: My classy fedora.

Q: Who is you favourite My Little Pony
A: Twilight Sparkle because I’m dark and mysterious, natch.

I think I’m finally ready for OkCupid…

I miss you.

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duchessofdeviance:

role model

No seriously. Role model.

(Source: gifstelevision, via caffeinatednightmares)

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(Source: bluekomadori, via oldspencer)

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tangled-rose:

blackpoemusic:

readabookson:

The Trouble Between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement

https://anonfiles.com/file/877975186837dbbbcd57d841ffe5c26e

Segregated Sisterhood: Racism Politics American Feminism

https://anonfiles.com/file/bbe6cc9f05335a8144fa0be2098a06e8

Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism

https://anonfiles.com/file/6923ebcd172d45425d86da18c1926644

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

https://anonfiles.com/file/b4994a81e4c9747e42e1d5209e206dae

Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

https://anonfiles.com/file/81b95aa8e335602d1627e178361c8a72

Feminism Is For Everybody: Passionate Politics

https://anonfiles.com/file/5a31a895c6f4d226dd0ef07f88c8cbfd

The Womanist Reader: The First Quarter Century of Womanist Thought

https://anonfiles.com/file/dd9f429a320aab3076764568ae9be545

Black Feminist Voices in Politics

https://anonfiles.com/file/fb475479b90b47a6eebaf426840c9a29

Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968–1980

https://anonfiles.com/file/22aa61fc8933bb1dd59539d6a2662720

Reblogging for future reference

READING LIST.

(via mywholeeternity)

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Mar 28
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(Source: total-queer-move, via riotrite)