'Kohaku' - Spirited Away
YOU ARE THE HERO GOTHAM DESERVES
what is James Franco doing
Benedict Cumberbatch arrives at Comic Con on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California.
"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”—
Libby Anne (via coachk13)
I am honoring all those women by choosing my own opinions and my own politics. I refuse to align myself with any movement that does not allow me to disagree. Those women fought for my right to decide what I think, how I act, how I dress, everything I do.
I am not a feminist because I want to be allowed to disagree.
I am not a feminist because I’m sick of feminists telling me what to believe.
I am not a feminist because I’m sick of feminists telling me what words to use.
I am not a feminist because I’m sick of feminists telling me what I can and can’t do in the bedroom.
I am not a feminist because feminists told me I wasn’t really bi because I’d never dated a girl.
I am not a feminist because I don’t want to have kids and I should not be treated differently than women who do.
I am not a feminist because I was told that I was a “gender traitor” for believing my male friend when he told me he was raped.
I am not a feminist because I do not think that conservative women cannot be feminists. I am not a feminist because I respect women who are pro-life.
I am not a feminist because I vote for Republicans every now and then, and feminists tell me that I cannot possibly vote Republican, because my uterus determines my political views.
I am not a feminist because feminists talk about women as if we are a homogenous voting block, as if my gender has anything to do with my political beliefs.
I am not a feminist because I voted for John McCain.
I am not a feminist because I value reproductive beliefs, and I want my male partners to have the ability to choose whether or not they want to become fathers, without sacrificing their sex lives. I don’t have to, so why should they?
I am not a feminist because of you. You want to tell me what to believe, what to think, how to act, what to say, what to do. You want to control me.
Nobody controls me. I make my own decisions, my own choices, and because of the way you have treated me, I AM NOT ONE OF YOU.
By the way, it’s only married women who couldn’t own property. Read a fucking book. Oh, and domestic violence? Pshh, please. Women can’t rape men in the United States and Great Britain, according to the law. In fucking first-world Western nations. That’s yet another reason why I’m not a feminist - because feminists lobbied for that to be the case.
"A new study shows that men are threatened by confident women taking pictures of themselves, and call these women stupid, socially inept, and ugly. In other news, the world is round, the sky is blue, and the patriarchy is still shitty."
Guess what though, that study only had women and teen girls as their subject pool. So it’s women who are hating on women for posting sexy selfies. Good job assuming it’s men though.
« Ralph did three takes. I still, to this day, haven’t seen Take 2 or 3. He was absolutely brilliant. After seeing Take 1, I knew he was Amon.I saw sexual evil. It is all about subtlety: there were moments of kindness that would move across his eyes and then instantly run cold. »
Steven Spielberg in TIME Magazine (February 24, 1994)
"best of life" is on netflix, i had no idea
who wants to budget 6 hours of their time to watch it with me
Daniel Brühl gives Chris Hemsworth the thumbs-up as they walk around the Aventador LP 700-4 (x)
i like this
god your sexual orientation and gender doesn’t have to be an inherent biologically justified inborn thing for it to be valid, and if you think it does you are appealing to the very systems that attack queer and trans people in the first place
having a movement that is only saying “i’m gay and i’m so sorry i can’t change it because it’s inherent” is accepting that queerness is less valid that heterosexuality
this is the problem with liberalism. a biological/scientific explanation isn’t necessary for you to be valid, it’s just an appeal to your oppressors. the only people this really helps are the ones that are thisclose to accessing their own privilege (ie. white cisgays).
it’s better to have a movement that says “you do not have to conform to the heteropatriarchal standards of society, and if you choose not to your choice is a valid and good one”. that is a radical idea, one that ties into dismantling other systems of oppression that compound on the most vulnerable members of the queer community
lmao lmao lmao lmao you’re so fucking wrong you can’t just choose to be trans or gay or straight holy shit no it is a biological thing that’s the whole fucking point if people could choose their orientations we wouldn’t be having the issues we’re having NOW WOULD WE