monosexuals:

arctic—junkeys:

stayuglystayangry:

monosexuals:

Can someone give me an actual example of a female hero who is portrayed as a “tomboy”?
 Literally every female hero is hyper feminine.

This is such a common thread and it really drives me up the wall… Like this post is literally describing most of sailor moon and totally spies, they use beauty products to fight. And as far as adult superheroes/fighters go, all the female characters are highly sexy and feminine. The ONLY thing I can think of that has actual, non sexualized tomboy fighter characters is game of thrones, and they’re not even heroes or anything, or maybe the girl in kickass, who isn’t even a tomboy she just has massive amounts of internalized misogyny. Where does this imaginary invisibility complex come from in regards to feminine heroes in media? Every female hero on big screens is feminine!!! Maybe I can see something like “I wish feminine heroes in media made for adults didn’t have to be so sexualized for the male gaze”? That would be a totally valid complaint. Asking for “less tomboys” when there is basically NO representation for tomboys/butch/gender nonconforming women is so… So selfish and hurtful.

I get your point, but black widow tho. she’s not hyper feminine

Black widow is extremely feminine are you joking????

This gets me so much because in a lot of cop/crime drama shows, there’s always some character who looks at the female cop/detective/agent/careerwoman and remarks on how she’s given up her femininity to get ahead in her career…and she has perfectly styled (usually) long hair, flawless makeup and wears heels despite having to run an incredible amount.

monosexuals:

arctic—junkeys:

stayuglystayangry:

monosexuals:

Can someone give me an actual example of a female hero who is portrayed as a “tomboy”?


Literally every female hero is hyper feminine.

This is such a common thread and it really drives me up the wall… Like this post is literally describing most of sailor moon and totally spies, they use beauty products to fight. And as far as adult superheroes/fighters go, all the female characters are highly sexy and feminine. The ONLY thing I can think of that has actual, non sexualized tomboy fighter characters is game of thrones, and they’re not even heroes or anything, or maybe the girl in kickass, who isn’t even a tomboy she just has massive amounts of internalized misogyny. Where does this imaginary invisibility complex come from in regards to feminine heroes in media? Every female hero on big screens is feminine!!! Maybe I can see something like “I wish feminine heroes in media made for adults didn’t have to be so sexualized for the male gaze”? That would be a totally valid complaint. Asking for “less tomboys” when there is basically NO representation for tomboys/butch/gender nonconforming women is so… So selfish and hurtful.

I get your point, but black widow tho. she’s not hyper feminine

Black widow is extremely feminine are you joking????

This gets me so much because in a lot of cop/crime drama shows, there’s always some character who looks at the female cop/detective/agent/careerwoman and remarks on how she’s given up her femininity to get ahead in her career…and she has perfectly styled (usually) long hair, flawless makeup and wears heels despite having to run an incredible amount.

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talesofpassingtime:

A classic novel isn’t good because it’s a classic, rather it is a classic because it was important to the development of the art. And that certainly doesn’t mean that any given person, on any given day, will enjoy reading it. It means that, as a writer, I should be aware of what the classic novel changed in the historical progression of novel story telling. Some classics are pretty terrible, even unreadable, but they are still important.

lets see you hate on pugs. B)

Why do you do this to me.

Probably that I hate that their eyes can pop out because I did not sign up for this. Babies don’t have eyes that pop out, why do pugs??

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galesofnovember:

hauntsichord:

the  new ask meme: send me literally anything and ill tell you something i hate about it

happy monday! this is my favorite meme of all time

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mulders:

Men Stop Threatening To Kill Your Daughters Boyfriends To Prove Your Masculinity and Show That Your Daughter Is Your Property 2k14

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#Feminism   

toelsweyr:

fyi the post that’s going around captioned “emma watson’s response to the nude photo leak threats” (or any variation thereof) of her showing her breasts isn’t real

it’s a photoshop of this picture she did for mariano vivanco and by reblogging that post you’re violating her just as much as the rest of the creeps threatening to release nude pictures of her

thanks, bye

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We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty.

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Assyrians are Christians, they live in Syria, Lebanon and turkey Nothing special about them they are Christians though they have Thier own language and culture but we count them as Arabs anyway (my mom is assyrian from Turkey )

assyrian-prince:

zaynocean:

thank u bby

We aren’t Arab.

I have no idea how your mother let you have such a lapse in the most basic knowledge about Assyrians.

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baruchobramowitz:

I’m not sure how I feel about this post’s portrayal of Jewish identity (heads up: long, long, long post; images of genocide; to find the Jewish section of the post just ctrl+f for “Ashkenazi”)

Particularly because I am not overly fond of non-Jews speaking about Jewish identity in absolute terms (unless OP is Jewish? the way they talk about Jewishness leads me to believe not?)

But also because they seem to be very selective about what “Jewish sources” they are using in that post. The post they take issue with is saying that Jews are not white in Europe. They do not include the URLs of the people who said that, so for all we know they could be Jewish bloggers. Like I would rather goyim not laugh off the opinions of Jewish bloggers on Jewish identity and how it relates to whiteness even if I don’t agree with the opinion of that Jewish blogger, if that makes sense. I guess it’s kind of a “stay in your lane” type deal.

OP also kind of waves off Jewish people by saying at one point “I understand that how Jewish people conceptualise identity can vary and may not fall neatly into ‘whiteness’ or ‘non-white’” which is good… but then they go and talk about an inconclusive study that says Ashkenazim are 80% European (and thus white) as far as mitochondrial DNA goes.

So like… they’re saying, “I get that individual Jews may or may not define themselves as white for a variety of reasons, but according to this one article on a study that I just googled and clearly didn’t read because the bulk of the article is other experts saying they were unconvinced by the study’s findings, they’re totes white Europeans. Checkmate, SJWs.”

I guess it all boils down to me not liking my people and our experiences used as a “gotcha” in the vast abyss that is tumblr “white or not white???” ~”~discourse~”~.

I mean I hate the online “white or not white???” debate in general as it relates to Jews because it’s ultimately useless and no one will ever agree on anything and like honestly a whole lot of white American Ashkenazim who are very adamant that they are not white need to change their diapers, but even moreso I don’t like goyim trying to act as any sort of an authority on our identity, especially when it is clear that they have done like two and a half minutes of research and clearly selected sources that backed up their preconceived notions.

Also very important commentary that I need to take into account!

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