Nobody tells an actor, ‘you’re playing a strong-minded man.’ We assume that men...– Meryl Streep, on being told that she often plays “strong-minded women.” #god had a second child #her name is meryl streep (via bathcrone)
allthebirds: [Melissa’s note: This is an excellently-written and thought-provoking post about the objectification/idolization of Joanna Newsom within the tumblr community and this blog’s previous criticism of the fanblog “Joanna Newsom is Perfect” and what we felt was their sexist representation and treatment of Newsom. This is the perspective we needed the entire time. And I love this post....
Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you, the 2012...
Michelle Bachmann: "Don’t misunderstand. I am not here bashing people who are homosexuals, who are lesbians, who are bisexual, who are transgender. We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders.” (2004)
Ron Paul: "The rate of AIDS infection is on the increase again. From the gay point of view, the reasons seem quite sensible. First, these men don't really see a reason to live past their fifties. They are not married, they have no children, and their lives are centered on new sexual partners... because sex is the center of their lives, they want it to be as pleasurable as possible, which means unprotected sex. Third, they enjoy the attention & pity that comes with being sick." (1995 in a newsletter)
Rick Perry: "I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. " (2011 in a campaign ad)
Mitt Romney: "I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed." (2011 while speaking to unemployed people in Florida. Romney's net worth is over $200 million.)
Newt Gingrich: "She's not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of the President. And besides, she has cancer." (1994, about his first wife)
Rick Santorum: "Is anyone saying same-sex couples can’t love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?" (2008)
Michelle Bachmann: "Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas." (2009 during a debate)
Mitt Romney: "PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air." (2006, when questioned about driving 12 hours with his dog in a cage strapped to the top of his car)
[tw: abuse/rape] dating danger sense, cont'd
missvoltairine: jayoublie: In October I had a one-night stand with a guy and was about to go back for more, and then he starts telling me about “BDSM protocols” and how I should shave and what kind of cologne to use and that he’s calling me “boy” whether I like it or not. And I’m all, y’know, maybe he’s too controlling! After agonizing over it for a while, I tell him I don’t want seconds. He...
I am so sick of this idea that men are...
partysoft: notaiden: It’s the basis of every sitcom: oh look, useless man who can’t even put his own kid to sleep. Enter the poor wife who spends all day complaining about how her husband is like an extra kid who just lounges around and doesn’t appreciate her. Throw in a teenage daughter who gets whatever she wants because she’s daddy’s little girl and he’s oblivious. Bonus points for a...
Does Kitagawa Keiko get around?
omoxi: Kitagawa Keiko, who is rumored to be the “Strongest Carnivorous Queen of the Entertainment World” was outed by 2 of her ex-Boyfriends in the Shuukan Taishuu, which goes on sale the 26th. According to the article, Keiko’s ex-boyfriends were Ikemen Actor A who is now at the height of his popularity, and wild popular actor B. The two first have reminiscent talk about going out with...
huerca zafada: partysoft: saltmarshhag: If it’s... →
zincfingers: desliz: partysoft: saltmarshhag: If it’s transphobic or ableist to have appreciation for one’s own menstruating body, then it’s also ableist to enjoy taking walks, listening to music, smelling flowers, or looking at pretty pictures on Tumblr. PERSONAL PROBLEMS. CONSIDER THERAPY. tumblr’s preoccupation with personal problems and conflating them with oppression annoys...
partysoft: saltmarshhag: If it’s transphobic or ableist to have appreciation for one’s own menstruating body, then it’s also ableist to enjoy taking walks, listening to music, smelling flowers, or looking at pretty pictures on Tumblr. PERSONAL PROBLEMS. CONSIDER THERAPY. tumblr’s preoccupation with personal problems and conflating them with oppression annoys the shit out of me, but I have...
saltmarshhag: the day a neckbeard straight man who has the entitlement and wtfever else it takes to live out his gorean fantasy of owning a 24/7 slavegirl is systemically oppressed for it will be the day that i become straight myself.
When we consider the myriad school shootings that have occurred between ...– Michael Kimmel: Men, Masculinity, and the Rape Culture (via simeral)
darlingtonia-californica: desliz: darlingtonia-californica: misskatie: spytap: This reminds me of a comic book character I once created. He worked under the premise that natural selection works too slowly sometimes, and some people were so stupid that by all rights they should have long ago been eaten by a lion. He aimed to fix this problem - to take care of those that nature had...