A lot of men (and probably other genders, but mostly men) like to creepily hit on people (usually women) in contexts in which it’s not ok to hit on people. (Eg: on the subway).
Girls start experiencing this before they’re considered old enough for sex ed.
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This is the dumbest fucking thing…
1. You reference studies that show both men and women CAN BE sexually aroused due to nipple stimulation but go on to ignore the fact that men are included to advance your theory that women’s nipples are sexual objects intended for men’s entertainment.
2. Just because something can be sexually arousing when stimulated does not equate it with your genitals. Most people, of all genders, become sexually aroused when their ears are stimulated; are you going to argue that those should be covered as well? Although, I suppose you would just be interested in covering women’s ears…
3. It is hilarious that you use the fact that men find breasts attractive (in this elementary school hetero–normative understanding of evolution) to be a legitimate reason why we should consider breast to be sexual organs. These cavemen in your watered-down Darwin example were also drawn to females with more fatty tissue in all areas of their bodies as well as long hair. By your reasoning, all women should wear a burqa regardless of religious context.
4. Not all cultures and regions prohibit women from uncovering their breasts so your whole argument comes off as ignorant, imperialistic, racist bull shit. Oh, and really God damned sexist.
5. Your whole argument is flawed from the get go because it hinges on the doxa of a hetero–normative gender binary which is scientifically false. This goes beyond identity and sexuality; people are not only born with XX or XY chromosomes, and formation of external gender is incredibly nuanced and varied. Men with XY chromosomes can and do develop breasts that look and act just as a female with XX chromosomes do.
You have no idea what you’re talking about, so sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up.
i can almost hear the mic drop from here
|—||Sylvia Plath. (via theburnthatkeepseverything)|
What if Hans still loves Anna?
What if when they trolls said “Get the fiancee out of the way” they meant it?
What if they cast a spell on Hans that replaced his feelings for her with greed?
What if Hans is stuck inside his own mind, screaming and crying, because the love of his life is slipping through his fingers, by his own hand?
What if the open door never closed?
this is my new favorite theory
I’m glad Elementary shows the sexism women face. Joan Watson has been insulted, belittled, and underestimated numerous times. And each time she is shown to be a boss, a role model, more than capable at handling anything thrown at her without being portrayed as a bitch. She handles these situations by calling people out on their B.S., and continues on her way. She’s done this with Gregson, Sherlock, Moriarty, and many minor characters.
Lucy Liu is amazing, and I love that Joan Watson does not just brush off or accept these subtle sexist aggressions. She calls people out and is a boss with her words and actions while maintaining professionalism.
Excuse me, no. No one is cramming anything down anyone’s throats. Any Sterek shipper in that whole group commenting spitefully against another pairing is in the extreme minority, and I definitely do not support anything like that (hence why I mentioned the ‘unified, intelligent voice,’ not the occasional spasm of hyperbole). The majority are not unhappy that Sterek (or any other pairing) was overlooked; they are unhappy because of the ridiculous spin-doctoring applied to the article itself. Nobody was upset about the poll when it happened— we were just happy to talk about our ship and the characters. What we are upset about is the PR reaction to it.
The poll was about Stalia or Stydia, yes; the PR team did not ask about Derek. But neither did they ask whether Stiles should just be left alone, romantically, for a while, in the spirit of mental health. But was it perfectly acceptable for fans to voice their preference of that idea? Absolutely. Of course. Without question. Because the PR team asked a question of THE FANS AS A WHOLE; the didn’t go to a Stydia or Stalia blog and ask the question there; they put it out on the internet for everyone to see and respond to. The MAJORITY of fans did not like either option, so they chose a third. If someone comes up to you and says, “Do you like dogs or cats?” and you respond, “Actually, I’m allergic to cats and was once attacked by a dog; I prefer birds,” should your answer be dismissed and ignored? No. It’s your opinion; you as an individual were asked, and in the case of this poll, the fanbase IN GENERAL was queried.
There were over 8,000 comments on that post; that is a helluva lot of response. If the Sterek shippers (and those who don’t want to see Stiles with anyone right now) hadn’t jumped in, that poll would have shriveled and died a tiny, unnoticeable death. Why would the PR team completely ignore, and even purposefully undermine, such an explosion of positive attention? Why were even the answers supporting a lack of romantic relationship ignored? This isn’t a matter of Sterek shippers being up in arms about a perceived slight, it’s about the Teen Wolf Powers That Be completely ignoring the immense majority of their fanbase. The point is not WHAT people said, it’s that a whole bunch of people said SOMETHING and it was completely, utterly swept under the rug as though we (as FANS, not as Sterek shippers) don’t even exist. That is a ridiculously foolish thing to do, from a business standpoint. This show’s very existence relies on people liking and watching it, and the PR team is in the process of very effectively alienating a huge percentage of its viewership. I’m alarmed by that, because I adore this show to a ridiculous, insane degree, and I want to see it do well and continue being on tv, and (hopefully) smashing to bits all the tropes and heteronormative cliches that are so prevalent in other media.
That is not to say that I am going to insist on them writing Sterek, or get huffy if they don’t; the writers are the gods, and the show is their baby. They can do what they want and I absolutely defend their right to carte blanche. But if they don’t like Sterek and don’t want Sterek shippers to talk about their show, then they need to have not queerbaited and teased and shown their support for us and dropped mega hints about it, only to pretend we don’t exist as soon as it becomes convenient to do so. Every single tv show has fans who ship a pairing that will never happen, and that’s not a big deal. But when a PR team is as involved with their internet fanbase as TW’s is, and knows exactly how prevalent and loud and supportive we are, it behooves them to not take advantage of our existence when they need to win a contest or fill con seats or jack up ratings, and then hide us in the attic like a deformed child when it suits them.
TL;DR: This isn’t about Sterek. This is about 80% of Teen Wolf’s fanbase being told that their feelings about a show they love beyond reason and sanity don’t matter and aren’t important. And that’s just not great.
(PS. Way to comment as anon. Mad props for that. /sarcasm)
Panic Button Collection
I check my Facebook page 36 times a day for the sole purpose of making sure I have not accidentally posted a nude photo of myself
I reread an email 13 times before pressing send to ensure I have not written something in the email that could convict me of a crime
Before taking a stage when asked if I allow flash photography I always want to say “No” because I’m terrified flash photography will give me epilepsy
I know it doesn’t work like that, still
I never eat nuts on an airplane out of fear of that I will suddenly develop a nut allergy and if I have to asphyxiate I don’t want it to happen at 30,000 feet
Twice in the last two years I’ve been aborted from an airplane for running screaming down the aisles as the plane was taking off
I can’t walk through San Francisco without worrying my indigestion is the beginning of an earthquake
I brace for tsunamis besides lakes in Colorado
I’m not joking
The last time I saw Niagara Falls I couldn’t take it
It was too much much
I had to plug my ears to look at it and close my eyes to listen
Generally I can’t do all my senses at the same time they are too much much
Like if you touch me without warning, whoever you are, it will take everything I have to not hate you
Imagine your hands are electrical sockets and I am constantly aware that I am 99% water
it’s not that I’ve not tried to build a dam
Ask my therapist who pays her mortgage
My cost of living went up at five years old when I told my mother I have to stop going to birthday parties because every time I hear a balloon pop I feel like I’m gonna get murdered in the heart
Last year a balloon popped on the stage where I was performing, I started crying in front of the whole crowd
plugged my ears and kept repeating the word “LOUD LOUD LOUD LOUD” it was super sexy
That’s what I do
I do super sexy
Like when I asked the super cute barista 11 times ‘you sure this is decaffeinated? Are you sure this is decaffeinated? Are you sure that’- yes I drink decaffeinated and still jitter like a bug running from the bright bright bright
I have spent years of my life wearing a tight rubber band hidden beneath my hair so my brain could have a hug
These days when no one’s looking I wear a fuzzy fitted winter hat that buttons tight beneath the chin
I only ever wear a tie so that when I convince myself I’m choking my senses have something they are certain they can blame
As a kid I was so certain I would die the way of meteor falling on my head
I would go whole weeks without looking at the sky ‘cause I didn’t want to witness the coming of my own death
I started tapping the kitchen sink seven times to build a shield
My mother started making lists of everything I thought would kill me in hopes that if I saw my fears they would disappear
Bless her heart but the first time I saw that list I started filling a salad bowl with bleach and soaking my shoe laces overnight so in the morning when I ironed them they would be so bright I would be certain I had control over how much dark could break into my light
how much jack hammer could break into my heart
My spine it has always been a lasso that could never catch my breath
I honestly can’t imagine how it would feel to walk into a room full of people and not feel the roof collapsing on my ‘NO NO NO I am not fine’
Fine is the suckiest word
it never tells the truth
And more than anything I have ever been afraid of I am terrified of lies
How they war the world
How they sound by our tongues
How they bone dry the marrow
How they never out-llow the inside
How did we get through high school without being taught Dr. King spent two decades having panic attacks?
Jumped at thunder
I think we are all part flight the fight
part run for your life
Part ‘please please please like me’
Part Can’t breathe
Part scared to say you’re scared
Part say it anyway
You panic button collector
You clock of beautiful ticks
You run out the door if you need to
You flock to the front row of your own class
You feather everything until you know you can always, always shake like a leaf on my family tree and know you belong here
You belong here and everything you feel is okay
Everything you feel is okay
|—||Andrea Gibson “Panic Button Collector” (via ohandreagibson)|
Teen Wolf AU: “I got my first tattoo when I was fifteen. I forged my mothers signature on the release paper to give me permission. I wasn’t a rebel, I wasn’t this punkster. My parents just got a divorce and I wanted something to take my mind off of it. Now, five years later I have more tattoos and am even learning the art of it.”