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River Song as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor.

 #RIVER TEACHING AT HOGWARTS #RIVER TUTORING HERMIONE AND ENCOURAGING HER AND MAKING SURE SHE NEVER DOUBTED HOW MUCH AWESOME SHIT SHE COULD DO #RIVER TAKING GINNY UNDER HER WING BECAUSE GETTING A FAMOUS GUY’S ATTENTION IS HER SPECIALTY #RIVER TELLING LUNA STORIES ABOUT ALL THE AMAZING THINGS IN OTHER DIMENSIONS THAT REALLY EXIST THAT RIVER’S SEEN THAT LUNA ONLY IMAGINES #RIVER WHACKING RON ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD ON A REGULAR BASIS #RIVER CHALLENGING HARRY AND PUSHING HIM HARD BECAUSE SHE KNOWS BEING A SUPER HERO IS NOT EVEN MOSTLY FUN AND GAMES #RIVER HAVING TEA WITH MCGONAGALL AFTER A LONG DAY #RIVER RIVER RIVER IN ALL THE PLACES

SCREAM

And here is what Leia does, when you force her into a scanty outfit and choke-chain: she takes that chain, and she kills you with it. She doesn’t let her clothing get in her way or limit her more than she can help—she waits for her moment to strike, and then she conquers her would-be conqueror and saves the day.

And I was a little kid, not yet desensitized to violence […] Jabba’s death scene freaked the hell out of me. It wasn’t a clean blaster shot to the chest or a slice from a lightsaber that sent sparks flying or made you turn invisible. There were struggles, and flailing, and twitching limbs. The shots are close-ups, and very dark—it’s vicious, and vengeful, and physical, and very very personal.

So for me, wearing that gold bikini does not mean Here I am, a sexy toy for your amusement and gratification.

To me, that gold bikini says, If you fuck with me, I will end you.

Olivia Waite - Ellora’s Cave author, inquisitive mind, and hedonist-about-town (via veggiezombiex)
As the layers of this incident continue to unfold, Black feminists have been accused by misogynists of irrationalism in the face of microaggression and ignorance in the face of satire apparently so sophisticated that it floats just beyond our comprehension. And during this condescending exercise in privilege, white feminists have largely remained silent. That is the travesty here. We can all take the outcry over Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” all the way to the White House, but a 9-year-old Black girl can’t even get the support of white feminists in 140 characters or less

Where Were White Feminists Speaking Out For Quvenzhane Wallis?

Now I know what a lot of you are thinking - and you’re right, there were some white feminists who got vocally outraged about the Onion. I was one of them and I saw plenty of others on Tumblr.

But consider this: an XOJane editor defended the tweet. Amanda Marcotte, one of the so-called “inventors of internet feminism” (don’t get me started) basically wrote it off as a misunderstanding, and Jezebel ran a “totally unrelated” piece about how the c-word isn’t that big a deal at all. (Which is fine, let’s have that discussion, but let’s not have it days after a nine-year old is called one on Twitter.)

As far as prominent white feminists go - and unfortunately I and my amazing white feminist Tumblr followers do not fall into that category - the response was poor to say the least. And as a not-prominent white feminist, I want us to acknowledge it, talk about it, and do better next time.

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elrondiana:

binging on bsg and i can’t tell who is supposed to be bones, i mean there is cranky doctor whathisface obviously but then i feel like tigh is also pretty much bones because alcoholism, crankiness &c which just makes me upset because i just love bones and tigh is like sad, sad space john mccain kinda and i just dislike him

nooooooo I love Tigh how dare you 

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What’s remarkable about all this is not that men and women have so much in common but that these commonalities persist despite relentless gender policing that usually involves quite a bit of shame. Men face ridicule if they’re perceived as having female-like levels of empathy and concern for their friends, and yet, according to the study, they overcome it. Women are routinely told there’s something wrong with them if they have “masculine” attitudes towards sex and men are emasculated if they aren’t horny all the time or if they desire intimacy alongside their sexual adventures, and yet both genders tend to have a mix of adventurousness and tenderness when it comes to sex. We’re constantly being put in gender silos, and yet, apparently, we keep escaping. (Go us!) With that in mind, imagine how much happier we’d be if we just gave up on all the needless gender policing! If men didn’t feel like they might lose their “man card” if they hug a friend outside of a sports context or women didn’t get labeled “bitch” for assertive behavior, the overlap in these traits would almost surely be greater. (Sure, some claim the differences that do exist are “biological,” but if that were true, there would be no need to use shame to keep people from venturing away from their assigned gender roles. Nature would do its job.) Feminists often face a wall of skepticism for suggesting simply that we relinquish our attachment to gender expectations, but this research implies that doing so would free us all up to be ourselves even more than we already are.

Men and women are basically the same: New study says our personality traits overlap. (via dendroica)

some claim the differences that do exist are “biological,” but if that were true, there would be no need to use shame to keep people from venturing away from their assigned gender roles.

some claim the differences that do exist are “biological,” but if that were true, there would be no need to use shame to keep people from venturing away from their assigned gender roles.

some claim the differences that do exist are “biological,” but if that were true, there would be no need to use shame to keep people from venturing away from their assigned gender roles.

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