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deemah122:

shinjigraham:

elithewalrus:

GEt IT RIGHT PEOPLE!

i cant believe someone corrected a meme

That is why I’m laughing

deemah122:

shinjigraham:

elithewalrus:

GEt IT RIGHT PEOPLE!

i cant believe someone corrected a meme

That is why I’m laughing

she was special and unique because unlike other girls she read a book and drank a tea and didnt talk about a clothes
young adult authors everywhere (via klefable)

It’s fine for men to watch shojo anime and read shojo manga like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura.
It’s fine for men to make pornographic doujinshi of these, buy figurines, and jack off to the characters.
It’s fine for men to completely invade a Pretty Cure forum created for young girls and scare said girls away. It’s fine for these men to twist the entire fandom around themselves, its fine for them to show up to Pretty Cure events in throngs and its fine for them to frantically grab all the free handouts before any of the girls can.
It’s also fine for men to take these magical girl anime made for girls that celebrate being a girl and make them all about their pornography and which girl they most want to put their dick in. It’s fine, because theres even a cute name for them, ‘Ooki Tomodachi’ (Big Friend).
It’s fine for them to do the same with My Little Pony, of course. It’s fine that they can make the voice actors of the show uncomfortable with personal questions, its fine that they can yell out rape jokes to them at conventions, its fine that they have basically made it impossible for any of the 8 year old girls the show was made for to ever google it in public. It’s fine for them to gather in the toy stores around the pony toys and intimidate young girls. It’s fine that the whole show, created to celebrate femininity and how ‘theres no wrong way to be a girl’ is now associated with their fetishes. And its so fine that these male fans get given a cute name (‘brony’), get documentaries made about them, have newspaper article after blog post after feature talking about how they are ‘challenging gender norms’ and ‘transforming pop culture’.

But if a girl ‘trespasses’ into a male space, what happens? (Even when it isnt ‘trespassing’, in the case of Free!, in which a space was actually made for us ) We can expect such timeless classics as: degradation, ‘you’re not even a REAL fan!’ ‘I bet you dont even know ______’, all kinds of threats, and, of course, the posts you see on this blog.

- Male Otaku mad about Free! because its brilliant and accurate on so many levels (via shotalita)

This nailed my anger at the whole Brony phenomenon perfectly, yo.

(via joyfulldreams)

terebifunhouse:

Candy Candy, getting in and out of trouble

terebifunhouse:

Candy Candy, getting in and out of trouble

What do I want instead of a Strong Female Character? I want a male:female character ratio of 1:1 instead of 3:1 on our screens. I want a wealth of complex female protagonists who can be either strong or weak or both or neither, because they are more than strength or weakness. Badass gunslingers and martial artists sure, but also interesting women who are shy and quiet and do, sometimes, put up with others’ shit because in real life there’s often no practical alternative. And besides heroines, I want to see women in as many and varied secondary and character roles as men: female sidekicks, mentors, comic relief, rivals, villains. I want not to be asked, when I try to sell a book about two girls, two boys and a genderless robot, if we couldn’t change one of those girls to a boy.
Sophia McDougall, I Hate Strong Female Characters  (via perscitia)
fabootheenigma:

grodus:

i like this one

For a second I was expecting something different and was really enraged

fabootheenigma:

grodus:

i like this one

For a second I was expecting something different and was really enraged

clumsyisdefinatelysquidgirl:

why the fuck would God send down the cure for aids in a baby he knows is gonna get aborted

GOD CAN SEE THIS SHIT COMIN HES NOT GONNA BE LIKE DAMN FOILED AGAIN BY PRO-CHOICERS

How do we know my precious little baby isn’t the next Hitler? History’s monsters were once fetuses too y’know.

I appreciate her strength. She was the one who never, ever said, “I buy your line of bullshit.” Even when she was most terrified of Walt, she still quietly held her ground. — Anna Gunn

morganlilah:

Original Catelyn Stark: Cat Stays Silent Speaks Out Against War

"Why not a peace?"

eliotss:

surrexi:

Bupropion is the anti-depressant I take! It is fantastic!
One of the things that frustrates me most about the way that depression is depicted in tv/film/books is how almost universally characters who suffer from it either say that their meds make them feel numb/nothing/unlike themselves or say that they don’t want to take meds because said meds “will” make them feel those things. I always want to jump into whatever I am watching/reading and yell at them - “No! You are thinking of a different kind of medication for a different kind of problem!” (I mean, as far as I know and in my experience with a couple different kinds of anti-depressants, at least.)
But like, think about it logically - the problem with depression is an inability to process emotion correctly/an inability to feel certain emotions. So supressing emotions isn’t really the solution one should be going for, so that’s not what the medications you’re going to be prescribed are going to be for. It’s far more likely that the medications you’re going to be prescribed are going to be aimed at helping unlock emotions you’re having trouble accessing/processing/feeling.
I think the way things are depicted in media is really important for this very reason - why do people think anti-depressants will make them feel nothing, when to me feeling nothing is actually a pretty good description of depression (or at least one of the ways it can manifest)? Because that’s what the media tells them anti-depressants will do. And so instead of reaching out for help, they assume help isn’t there, even when doctors or people like me (i.e. depression sufferers who take anti-depressants) tell them that it is.

#usually when i read about people complaining that anti-depressants make them feel dull and cloudy#they are people who are taking ssris like prozac semi-recreationally or for general sadness#like some study where writers were given prozac to see how it affected their art#and then they complain it made them feel cloudy and off#WELL OF COURSE IT BLOODY DID#YOU WERE TAKING A MEDICATION MEANT FOR A DISORDER YOU DO NOT HAVE THEREFORE IT IS GOING TO MAKE YOU FEEL LESS THAN GOOD#and then these assholes go off and write columns and stories about how medication ~kills your art and intuition~#and mentally ill people should just channel their illness into ~making good art~#instead of losing their artistic inegrity to ~the pills~#like it’s too bad about the whole thing where you’re miserable and crazy all the time but DON’T TAKE PILLS AND DEPRIVE US OF YOUR ART#also there are now SO MANY DIFFERENT MEDICATIONS for depression and other mental illnesses#if what you’re taking isn’t working you can try to find something else that does — it isn’t necessarily ANTI-DEPRESSENTS ARE BAD#sometimes medication really doesn’t work for some people or the side-effects do outweight the benefits#but that’s also personal and subjective much of the time#and not something people should be driven to by fear and shame and stigma#and making people fear all of the help — medication; counselling; therapy — for their problems is cruel and dangerous#keeping people from seeking help who do not have to be miserable who do not have to be driven to desperation and despair#but have been told that the cure is even worse than the disease#this is culturally irresponsible and needs to stop (plenilune)

eliotss:

surrexi:

Bupropion is the anti-depressant I take! It is fantastic!

One of the things that frustrates me most about the way that depression is depicted in tv/film/books is how almost universally characters who suffer from it either say that their meds make them feel numb/nothing/unlike themselves or say that they don’t want to take meds because said meds “will” make them feel those things. I always want to jump into whatever I am watching/reading and yell at them - “No! You are thinking of a different kind of medication for a different kind of problem!” (I mean, as far as I know and in my experience with a couple different kinds of anti-depressants, at least.)

But like, think about it logically - the problem with depression is an inability to process emotion correctly/an inability to feel certain emotions. So supressing emotions isn’t really the solution one should be going for, so that’s not what the medications you’re going to be prescribed are going to be for. It’s far more likely that the medications you’re going to be prescribed are going to be aimed at helping unlock emotions you’re having trouble accessing/processing/feeling.

I think the way things are depicted in media is really important for this very reason - why do people think anti-depressants will make them feel nothing, when to me feeling nothing is actually a pretty good description of depression (or at least one of the ways it can manifest)? Because that’s what the media tells them anti-depressants will do. And so instead of reaching out for help, they assume help isn’t there, even when doctors or people like me (i.e. depression sufferers who take anti-depressants) tell them that it is.

 (plenilune)