When you are 9, or 12, or 17, it is easy to overlook racist comments. That your friends’ dad does not like black people has little to do with what your friend thinks, right? When you cannot yet vote, the fact that your friends’ parents are Republicans means little. With age, these things start to matter. At 25 or 32, it is harder to overlook the inevitable racially ignorant comment that will come, especially when you have had access to friendships where this is never an issue. At 30 or 35, the fact that your white friends now vote Republican alongside their parents strikes you as a choice that detrimentally impacts your material existence.
On advice for the ages

dearcoquette:

What single piece of advice would you give to a 5 year old? 10 year old? 15 year old? and so on. It’s vague but I’m curious on what you’d find important for someone to know at various stages in their life.


Age 5: Never stop asking questions.

Age 10: Never stop questioning the answers.

Age 15: Don’t take anything personally.

Age 20: Let go of your childhood.

Age 25: Surround yourself with good people.

Age 30: Hustle.

Age 35: Let go of your bullshit.

Age 40: Change while you still can.

Age 45: Delegate your hustle.

Age 50: Let go of your youth.

Age 55: Go do that thing you’ve always wanted to do.

Age 60: Get the fuck out of the way.

Age 65: Let go of your legacy.

Age 70: Give away everything that you can.

Age 75: Stay connected with the world.

Age 80: Let go of everything.

Cats through Art History

Oh my god I need one of these SO BAD

For all the women I have loved who were dragged through the mud

aiffe:

I’ve read a lot of great essays about how fandom is female-majority and creates a female gaze and a safe space for women and etc. But spend five minutes in fandom and you’ll have an unsettling question.

Why does a female-majority, feminist culture hate female characters so much?

It’s not a question of if it happens. You know it does. You can go into any fandom and see it. Some fandoms are worse than others, but it’s always there. Scroll down the Tumblr tag for any show, movie, book, comic, whatever, and you’ll see nothing but love for the men, and a lot of unjustified hate for the women, maybe with a few defenders here and there insisting on their love for the women in the face of all that hate.

To be clear, we’re not talking about female villains. Male villains get just as much hate. It’s fine if you hate Bellatrix Lestrange or Dolores Umbridge, you’re supposed to. (I personally stan for Bella, but I realize that wasn’t the authorial intent.) This is about people hating Hermione, Ginny and Luna, but loving Harry, Ron and Neville. This is about how ambiguous male antiheroes, like Snape, Zuko, or pretty much any male vampire protagonist can get away with walking that fine line between good and evil and not only remain sympathetic, but be even more beloved for how ~tortured~ he is, but when a female character is morally gray that bitch has to die.

So you can’t tell me it’s okay that you hate Sansa because you also hate Joffrey and he’s a dude. They’re not comparable. It isn’t even comparable if you pick a female antihero. Let’s do this apples to apples, here.

We all know that fandom does this. We all know that it’s fucked up and symptomatic of internalized sexism. What’s really fucking weird about it, though, is that the women doing this hating often aren’t ignorant. These are feminists. These are women who can go on meta-analyses of the writing. Some will hide behind pseudo-feminist reasons for their hate—oh, it’s the writing, we just aren’t given strong female characters! (I saw this used for the women of AtLA: Katara, Toph, Azula, et al. This was about when I just backed away slowly because I know a lost cause when I see it.) I’ve seen women who denied being sexist, but couldn’t name a single female character they liked. And it’s always that the female characters aren’t good enough, even when they obviously have a double standard, and they’re measuring women on an impossible scale full of contradictions and no-win binds, while the men are just embraced and loved pretty much for existing.

The reaction nearly every time one of these women is called out is not to say, “Huh, you may have a point, I should examine the way I judge and process women’s actions more closely,” but an insistence of their feminism, followed by a more detailed description of why that particular woman is terrible and she hates her, as if the whole point were not that fandom is already oversaturated with that kind of hate, and as if the person doing the calling out were not already 110% done with that bullshit.

Particularly telling is that male-dominated corners of fandom do not have this problem. They fetishize, they objectify, they ignore. They don’t hate like this.

We know it happens. What I want to know is WHY.

Theories follow below the cut.

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0whatever-tickles-your-fancy0:

Oh HUSH Christopher 

If this is how Captain America feels, think how Hawkeye feels LOL

lux-ac-umbra:

he is so cute

stpressure:

Star Trek AU
 ↳In a post-apocalyptic world, Captain James T. Kirk is the leader of a specialized team created to fight zombies and keep them away from the shelters where the surviving population remains.

[Sequel]

ackl3holic:

a collection of Karl Urban doing strange ass things

(Source: )

quasi-normalcy:

The Bajorans are, well, they’re like my children, I suppose. And like any father, I want only what’s best for them… Bad manners are the fault of the parent, not the child. My weakness is I’m too generous, too forgiving. My heart is too big. 

—Gul Dukat.

I think the article above is akin to a child acting out against his parents. Makes it tough for some to listen, but since I am a loving parent, I read these comments without anger or resentment, no matter how misguided.

—Roberto Orci.

Now, I’m not saying that Bob Orci is an egomaniacal, power-mad, Cardassian dictator…but at the same time, I can’t prove that he’s not.

Only difference, Orci doesn’t murder Bajorans. (Yet.)

formosusiniquis:

Captain America was so unrealistic. You honestly expect me to believe they put the flash drive in the right direction on the first try every time.

sansaofhousestark:

doctorkpepper:

henrycavills:

in movies when kids sneak out through their windows and im just like why dont you have screens in your windows who doesnt have screens in their windows what do you just let bees and bugs and birds and shit fly into your room what the fuck

this is why you guys had the black plague.

while I was living in the UK I was regularly horrified by the size of the multi-legged wildlife that would routinely come through the window

WHY WOULDN’T YOU HAVE SCREENS?

Maybe this is why everybody owned cats

protest-resources:

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protest-resources:

50 Shades of Abuse Flyer - Canada

Use, redistribute, print. 

Click image and magnify for large version.

Print pack available here: http://tinyurl.com/cpjtazc

all week I’ve been randomly shouting JASPER FUCKING SITWELL and gross sobbing. i can’t talk about it, ugh.

UGH, I fucking know, right?! I spent half the movie internally going NOOOOOO~

Patterns of Insanity - mrasaki - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]

Title: Patterns of Insanity 
Fandoms: Cable & Deadpool, Agent X, Deadpool, Marvel Comics/616
Pairing: Taskmaster/Deadpool
Rating: R
Word count: ~19k

Summary: Taskmaster was having a bad day. 

(Because, you know, I could be writing Avengers fic, but decided to revisit old fandoms instead.)