Whaleshark Days

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

whoo boy am I sick of this, yuuuup

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I never thought about it like this before, not in conscious terms, but yeah, I’ve noticed this, too. This is really crappy!

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spookythingy:

twerkforyoutube:

are dogs even real?

the second from the top and the third from the bottom tho ooooomg

willsicott:

tuxedoandex:

ugly:

What do you call the security guards outside Samsung shops?

what

Guardians of the Galaxy

Cultural Appropriation: or How Wendy White Guilt saved India Forever

poppypicklesticks:

"Chandra, have the new bindis come in yet?"

"No but they’ll be arriving later.   There’s another music festival coming up, so we should sell a lot of them again!"

*phone rings*

"Patel’s Imported Indian Goods and Fabric Emporium, how may I help you?"

"Hello, this is Wendy.  I have done you a great favour just now.  I’ll be around in five minutes to tell you.   You are going to be so pleased at this renouncement of my whiteness."

"Umm…."

*click*

"What a strange young woman."

"What is it, Chandra?"

"Nevermind darling.   Oh, a customer!"

"Hello, you strong, proud, beautiful PoC couple.  I am so glad to see neither of you have polluted your blood by allowing yourself to be fetishised by white people."

"Ummm…. yes.   May I help you?"

"No, I have come to help you."

"Ah.  That’s very kind of you, but we aren’t looking for a part-time girl at the moment… if you want to leave your resume here we will let you know if we need one in the future."

"No!  I would never use my white privilege to appropriate the labour of a PoC establishment!  No I have come to bring you great news.  Some nasty ass mayo-faced crackers on facebook said they were going to come here to buy some bindis to wear to the music festival that was coming up!  Before I unfriended them, I thoroughly educated all of them on cultural appropriation!  Rejoice!  Those crackers won’t be appropriating anything from here in a hurry!"

"……"

"And I made sure to post reviews explaining the evils of cultural appropriation on all your yelp, google and facebook pages!  You won’t get any crackers trying to buy bindis, incense or saris from you again, if I’m worth my salt!"

*stares expectantly*

"I renounced my whiteness and saved you from the crackers trying to steal your culture!  Their money probably smelled like mayo anyway.  Are you not pleased?"

"You’re trying to save us…. by scaring our customers away?’

"Cultural appropriation leads to othering, fetishising, oppression and death of brown people.  I invite you to educate yourself by looking at these blogs on tumblr…"

"Educate ourselves? On our own culture?!?!?" 

"You won’t believe how many likes and reblogs I got from WoC feminists on tumblr!"

"I can’t put feed my children or pay my mortgage with likes and reblogs!  Get out of my shop!"

"Well!  You have clearly internalised so much racism, living in Bedfordshire!  Again, I invite you to educate yourself by looking at the following tumblr blogs, so you will understand how whites wearing clothing made by Indian people destroys Indian culture!  Internalised racists are so ungrateful…."

"Get out of our shop!!!!!"

"Fine!  It’s not my job to educate lost causes like you!  I know the Korean deli and the Nigerian bakery will appreciate my activism!" 

simonjadis:

the-champion-of-the-citadel:

Before the Orliasien ball everyone is getting ready and putting on their masks, except for the Inquisitor, who is a Qunari mage and refuses to wear one. Most are confused by this, except Iron Bull who understands immediately.

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neptunain:

remember when children used to say “i know you are but what am i” bc never in my adult life have i found an incident where that phrase is more appropriate

none shall be untouched
by the fires above (insp x)

tamorapierce:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

gillpickle:

my babies are big, strong

THEIR FEATHERS STILL HAVE NOT COME IN YET BUT THAT IS OKAY
I STILL LOVE YOU
MY WEIRD FEATHERLESS CHICKEN BABIES

Sometimes chickens can be so goodhearted.  Sometimes not, but sometimes they really can.

tamorapierce:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

gillpickle:

my babies are big, strong

THEIR FEATHERS STILL HAVE NOT COME IN YET BUT THAT IS OKAY

I STILL LOVE YOU

MY WEIRD FEATHERLESS CHICKEN BABIES

Sometimes chickens can be so goodhearted.  Sometimes not, but sometimes they really can.

mysticmoonhigh:

rubee:

what the fuck how is he putting his arm through the cat and it doesn’t even care

You clearly don’t own a cat

mysticmoonhigh:

rubee:

what the fuck how is he putting his arm through the cat and it doesn’t even care

You clearly don’t own a cat

bustysaintclair:

meowdypurrtner:

its really important for men to stand up to other men who say terrible and sexist shit

because sexist men dont listen to what women have to say

literally the most important thing men can do if they want to call themselves feminist allies