thecreatorss

kirasglowsticknunchucks:

staydia:

#Reminder that Kate Argent was not born a monster. #Reminder that Kate Argent lost people she loved too. #Reminder that ironically, Kate Argent became the number one thing she feared most: a monster. #Reminder that Kate Argent stopped the berserkers from killing Chris even though all he had for her was hatred.#Reminder that Kate was forced to work with Peter because she knew it was the only way to control her power and hopefully gain her brother back. #Reminder that Kate Argent was not born a monster.

reminder that, while not born a monster, she still burned an entire family alive in their own house before all this :/

Yeah, we’ve never been shown a good Kate on the show. When we first met her, she had already burned the Hale house with innocent children inside. Perhaps at one time she was good, I am convinced that Gerard basically created her, but she began making monsterous choices long before she was a literal monster.

slytherinquidditchcaptain

liberalisnotadirtyword:

File this under “Things You Won’t Hear on CNN.”

proudly-pro-choice

Anonymous asked:

I think the anon meant that if a fetus grew inside of something like an egg externally from the mother. Would say removing that fetus from the egg be wrong since the fetus isn't inside the mother.

proudly-pro-choice answered:

I feel like I’ve answered this question adequately more than once now - in my first response, I stated that bodily autonomy was not being interfered with in the hypothetical. In my second answer, I said that termination of a fetus would probably not even be a thing that would exist if pregnancies existed outside the body of the pregnant person. I don’t see why someone would even have to remove the fetus if it was not within another person’s body.

At the end of the day, this is a hypothetical situation that quite frankly, seems impossible. I don’t mind answering questions (I actually quite enjoy it), but I will probably not answer this for a fourth time.

- Emily.

As a vegan this reminds me of those people who try to catch you being a hypocrite through a ridiculous hypothetical situation. The most popular is “If it started raining fried chicken from the sky, would you eat it?”

thebaddestfemaleradfem

staininyourbrain:

randomstabbing:

projectunbreakable:

A friend of mine shared this post on Twitter today about something one of her friend’s witnessed in NYC last night, and I felt it was important for us to post it on here - as a way of both getting the word out and seeing if anyone has any way of helping the situation (blogging, writing an article, knowledge of a missing person, etc.) Please share if you can - there has to be something we can do to help. It is possible to get in touch with the original source - please first email it to projectunbreakable@gmail.com and we will forward it to her. 

WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS POOR WOMAN??!

my heart just broke :/

I wish we had the badge numbers of those cops.

thebaddestfemaleradfem
wizzard890:

xshruglife:



“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”  Oscar Wilde


Forever reblog

This gif’s widespread use as shorthand for the concept of ~weaponized femininity~ has always bothered me, and I’ve never understood why it’s become so popular. I mean, sure, at first brush, it seems obvious: here is a studiedly beautiful woman who, with the simple gesture of placing a cigarette between her lips, has dozens of men wrapped around her finger, vying for her favor. But just take a minute here and look at her face. She’s not reveling in this, you get the feeling that she didn’t even expect it, this woman is upset and overwhelmed by the amount of male attention she’s getting.
Because this is a pivotal moment in a movie about a woman who is forced into prostitution.
Giuseppe Tornatore’s Malena came out in 2000, and starred Monica Bellucci as the titular Malena, a young wife whose husband is off fighting for the Axis Powers in WWII. Beautiful and shy, Malena tries to keep to herself, but finds it increasingly difficult as word of her husband’s absence attracts not only the attention of all the men in town, but the bitter jealousy of their wives and lovers. She does nothing to encourage any of her suitors, and instead spends her days caring for her aging father. But this uneasy peace in her life is shattered when she receives word of her husband’s death, and she’s left to fend for herself in a town where half the people only care for her body, and the other half hate her for it.
In the rest of the film we see the following: Malena’s relationship with her father destroyed as a result of sexual slander, Malena taken to court by a jealous neighbor who swears the young woman was sleeping with her husband, Malena’s rape by her lawyer as “payment” for her legal fees, Malena’s entry into the world of prostitution, and Melena’s public beating, stripping, and humiliation at the hands of the town’s women when the Americans arrive at the end of the war. Her husband appears in the third act, somehow alive, and he reclaims his wife, restoring her to respectability, and the townspeople begin to accept her once more, now that she is on the arm of her husband, and has, as some of the women whisper, ‘put on a little weight”. 
But in spite of all of that, the film isn’t Malena’s story. Instead, we see her life through the eyes of our narrator, a young boy who by turns worships her and is disgusted by her “fall”. This is his coming of age, his discovery of himself through Malena’s trauma and the specter of female sexual jealousy.
In short, this is not a woman’s movie. Malena’s beauty is a cage, something that draws awful, selfish responses from the men around her, responses that she is forced to endure as a result of her situation. And what’s worse, her looks isolate her from women, none of whom can see past her smoky eyes and hourglass figure to the heartbroken widow who needs a friend.
So you know. Use gifs if you like, weaponize that femininity in the most numbskulled, reductively simple way possible, because lipstick is ~how you control men~ and Sex Is About Power, like Oscar Wilde said. Just remember that in this film, and so tragically often in real life, that power doesn’t rest in women’s hands. 

BFE

wizzard890:

xshruglife:


“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”  Oscar Wilde

Forever reblog

This gif’s widespread use as shorthand for the concept of ~weaponized femininity~ has always bothered me, and I’ve never understood why it’s become so popular. I mean, sure, at first brush, it seems obvious: here is a studiedly beautiful woman who, with the simple gesture of placing a cigarette between her lips, has dozens of men wrapped around her finger, vying for her favor. But just take a minute here and look at her face. She’s not reveling in this, you get the feeling that she didn’t even expect it, this woman is upset and overwhelmed by the amount of male attention she’s getting.

Because this is a pivotal moment in a movie about a woman who is forced into prostitution.

Giuseppe Tornatore’s Malena came out in 2000, and starred Monica Bellucci as the titular Malena, a young wife whose husband is off fighting for the Axis Powers in WWII. Beautiful and shy, Malena tries to keep to herself, but finds it increasingly difficult as word of her husband’s absence attracts not only the attention of all the men in town, but the bitter jealousy of their wives and lovers. She does nothing to encourage any of her suitors, and instead spends her days caring for her aging father. But this uneasy peace in her life is shattered when she receives word of her husband’s death, and she’s left to fend for herself in a town where half the people only care for her body, and the other half hate her for it.

In the rest of the film we see the following: Malena’s relationship with her father destroyed as a result of sexual slander, Malena taken to court by a jealous neighbor who swears the young woman was sleeping with her husband, Malena’s rape by her lawyer as “payment” for her legal fees, Malena’s entry into the world of prostitution, and Melena’s public beating, stripping, and humiliation at the hands of the town’s women when the Americans arrive at the end of the war. Her husband appears in the third act, somehow alive, and he reclaims his wife, restoring her to respectability, and the townspeople begin to accept her once more, now that she is on the arm of her husband, and has, as some of the women whisper, ‘put on a little weight”. 

But in spite of all of that, the film isn’t Malena’s story. Instead, we see her life through the eyes of our narrator, a young boy who by turns worships her and is disgusted by her “fall”. This is his coming of age, his discovery of himself through Malena’s trauma and the specter of female sexual jealousy.

In short, this is not a woman’s movie. Malena’s beauty is a cage, something that draws awful, selfish responses from the men around her, responses that she is forced to endure as a result of her situation. And what’s worse, her looks isolate her from women, none of whom can see past her smoky eyes and hourglass figure to the heartbroken widow who needs a friend.

So you know. Use gifs if you like, weaponize that femininity in the most numbskulled, reductively simple way possible, because lipstick is ~how you control men~ and Sex Is About Power, like Oscar Wilde said. Just remember that in this film, and so tragically often in real life, that power doesn’t rest in women’s hands. 

BFE

ilovemanitou
manifestcolorado:

You are invited to the GREATEST and BEST and FREE festival in Colorado this Sunday, September 21. An all-day, city-wide festival with events in art, music, food, culture, yoga, sports, and even events for kids will be offered, such as our popular Bubble Circus. Save the date and we’ll see you in beautiful Manitou Springs!
http://www.manifestcolorado.com/

Excited for this!!

manifestcolorado:

You are invited to the GREATEST and BEST and FREE festival in Colorado this Sunday, September 21. An all-day, city-wide festival with events in art, music, food, culture, yoga, sports, and even events for kids will be offered, such as our popular Bubble Circus. Save the date and we’ll see you in beautiful Manitou Springs!

http://www.manifestcolorado.com/

Excited for this!!

slytherinquidditchcaptain

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T LIKE TO TALK ON THE PHONE BUT WANT TO HELP KEEP THE INTERNET AWESOME

rosalarian:

liberalsarecool:

laineydiemond:

  1. Go to  
  2. Click on 14-28 
  3. Comment “I want internet service providers classified as common carriers.”
  4. Done! 

Please reblog for people who have phone-related phobias or anxieties.

Be sure to hit “confirm” to send your comment.

Ironically, this website is INCREDIBLY SLOW.

So no pics at all on Tumblr today? According to the Mary Sue it’s just supposed to load a bit slower but no matter how long I let the page sit nothing will load. I get the purpose and it’s needed but I’m so stressed already right now and just need to relax a bit. Grrr