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    fem·i·nist: (noun) a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes

    (Source: sspacer, via caitirin)

    — 4 hours ago with 2360 notes
    #feminism 
    Let’s start a band and call it Ladies Fight Club and sing songs about the galaxies being born in the marrow of our bones.

    Sometimes I really want to do something but it requires other people and I just give up immediately. Why is that?

    — 4 hours ago with 1 note
    #me  #personal  #ladies fight club 

    sixpenceee:

    Creepy monster drawing by Don Kenn. All of them were drawn on post its. More of his work here

    — 15 hours ago with 6383 notes
    #Illustration  #creepy  #don kenn  #post its 
    Red lentil coconut curry soup with yogurt and fresh cilantro #food #Indian #soup

    Red lentil coconut curry soup with yogurt and fresh cilantro #food #Indian #soup

    — 19 hours ago with 2 notes
    #food  #soup  #indian 

    cross-connect:

    Selçuk Yılmaz is an artist from Istanbul, Turkey who creates this lion sculpture from 4000 pieces of scrap metal. He hand cut and hammered every piece by himself.

    Check out more work by Yılmaz on deviantART.

                                                                                :-)

    — 1 day ago with 896 notes
    #lion  #sculpture  #art  #wild 

    tarkulich:

    This is why the internet was invented.

    I’m not sure if you mean the internet was invented to give us silly gif/photo sets, or to give us immediate access to cats. Both work, really!

    (Source: 4rch0n)

    — 1 day ago with 184370 notes
    #funny  #cats  #darth vader  #the internet 

    swingdownlove:

    ghoulnextdoor:

    Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week, Sheguang Hu S/S 14

    I always did want to see some Cenobite high fashion.

    — 1 week ago with 268 notes
    #cenobite  #horror  #fashion 

    antisjwyellowfang:

    Just your daily reminders:

    • Racists are a problem
    • White people are not
    • Homophobes are a problem
    • Straight people are not
    • Transphobes are a problem
    • Cis people are not
    • Sexists are a problem
    • Men are not

    And most importantly,

    • Hating an innocent person solely because of their race, sexuality, or gender makes you a fucking asshole

    (Source: antifeministyellowfang, via swingdownlove)

    — 1 week ago with 200144 notes

    tarkulich:

    lovemorefiercely:

    fleurbot:

    WHEN U LOVE SOMETHING SO HARD BUT THE FANDOM CONSISTS OF APPROXIMATELY SIX OTHER PEOPLE AND A SHOELACE 

    actually the only fandoms i belong to

    You’re such a hipster.

    I am a hipster, but admitting that I am a hipster automatically makes me uncool, and therefore no longer a hipster. #PARADOX XD

    — 1 week ago with 57281 notes
    #hipster  #fandom  #paradox  #hispters are yetis 
    fuckyeahmarajade:

I should explain…
This is one of those vivid childhood memories that made such an impression I remember it so well even thirty years later.
I’m about six or seven years old, I suppose, on a scorching hot day at the house of friends of my older brother’s. They’re playing with Star Wars toys in the dust in the back yard, and for once I’m being allowed to join in for lack of other entertainment for me.
I pick up a particular toy – a rough looking bounty hunter type with a helmet and a big staff. I pull at the helmet, it comes off, and to my little girl surprise, underneath are feminine features. I ask one of the boys who it is, and they tell me it is Princess Leia, dressed as Boushh the bounty hunter.
A girl dressed as a boy? Doing boy things?! My young little mind is blown.
And after that when we saw Return of the Jedi on TV, I was always utterly fascinated by that scene – the Princess, not being rescued, but being the rescuer (even if, OK, it did go wrong). The girl doing everything a boy can do.
How much of an impact that little toy made on me really says something – that thirty years later I still remember it vividly. That already at that young age societies ‘norms’ for female behaviour were so ingrained in me that her existence was a shock. That somehow that simple toy, those short scenes in a film, gave me permission to be the tom boy I always was, to look at the world and think ‘I can do anything a boy can.’ A simple but powerful message I’ve carried with me the rest of my life.*
And this is why decent, meaningful female characters in films matter. Why we need Princess Leia, Mara Jade, Padme Amidala, Jaina Solo, Winter, Mirax and all the others. This is why we need Princess Leia dolls in Disney stores (and not just Slave Leia!) and far, far more than that. It’s important because yes, a silly little thing like a toy can spark possibilities in a child’s mind that can change their world for ever.**
*although as I grew up, I of course discovered that it’s not ‘I can do anything a boy can’ but that ‘I should be able to do anything a boy can, but there are a hell of a lot of social barriers in the way’.
**and that’s why we also need more people of colour, both male and female in our franchise and in our toy shops.

OMG SO MANY AMAZING FEMALE CHARACTERS IN THE EXTENDED UNIVERSE. I am so ridiculously upset that Mara Jade isn’t going to be in the new films. She is my hero. <3

    fuckyeahmarajade:


    I should explain…

    This is one of those vivid childhood memories that made such an impression I remember it so well even thirty years later.

    I’m about six or seven years old, I suppose, on a scorching hot day at the house of friends of my older brother’s. They’re playing with Star Wars toys in the dust in the back yard, and for once I’m being allowed to join in for lack of other entertainment for me.

    I pick up a particular toy – a rough looking bounty hunter type with a helmet and a big staff. I pull at the helmet, it comes off, and to my little girl surprise, underneath are feminine features. I ask one of the boys who it is, and they tell me it is Princess Leia, dressed as Boushh the bounty hunter.

    A girl dressed as a boy? Doing boy things?! My young little mind is blown.

    And after that when we saw Return of the Jedi on TV, I was always utterly fascinated by that scene – the Princess, not being rescued, but being the rescuer (even if, OK, it did go wrong). The girl doing everything a boy can do.

    How much of an impact that little toy made on me really says something – that thirty years later I still remember it vividly. That already at that young age societies ‘norms’ for female behaviour were so ingrained in me that her existence was a shock. That somehow that simple toy, those short scenes in a film, gave me permission to be the tom boy I always was, to look at the world and think ‘I can do anything a boy can.’ A simple but powerful message I’ve carried with me the rest of my life.*

    And this is why decent, meaningful female characters in films matter. Why we need Princess Leia, Mara Jade, Padme Amidala, Jaina Solo, Winter, Mirax and all the others. This is why we need Princess Leia dolls in Disney stores (and not just Slave Leia!) and far, far more than that. It’s important because yes, a silly little thing like a toy can spark possibilities in a child’s mind that can change their world for ever.**

    *although as I grew up, I of course discovered that it’s not ‘I can do anything a boy can’ but that ‘I should be able to do anything a boy can, but there are a hell of a lot of social barriers in the way’.

    **and that’s why we also need more people of colour, both male and female in our franchise and in our toy shops.

    OMG SO MANY AMAZING FEMALE CHARACTERS IN THE EXTENDED UNIVERSE. I am so ridiculously upset that Mara Jade isn’t going to be in the new films. She is my hero. <3

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    — 1 week ago with 832 notes

    fleurbot:

    WHEN U LOVE SOMETHING SO HARD BUT THE FANDOM CONSISTS OF APPROXIMATELY SIX OTHER PEOPLE AND A SHOELACE 

    actually the only fandoms i belong to

    (via caitirin)

    — 1 week ago with 57281 notes

    wallflowerbloom:

    No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

    We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

    (Dead Poets Society, 1989)

    (via caitirin)

    — 1 week ago with 470482 notes
    #dead poets society