Things i like
specialcolorfulshabon:

mamafriesmeal, look! Shirtless manshoulders with tan lines!

specialcolorfulshabon:

mamafriesmeal, look! Shirtless manshoulders with tan lines!

GloZell shows why cultural representation is so important (x)

mmanalysis:

greatrunner:

thelouringlady:

almondkitty-tantricdreaminglover:

laracroftsspouse:

I remember when I was a kid watching Digimon and saw Patamon do this

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I was like

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same

Let’s face it, Patamon gave me false ideas about puberty.

My first question was “why does he have bullets in his chest when no one shot him?”

Because he died for your sins.

(I don’t think those are bullets as so much just big metal buttons because angels are hardcore)

In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.

Lundy Bancroft

(via proletarianprincess)

This is important. Just adding the modifier that this didn’t start victim-blaming. It just gave women’s “hysteria” a new pathology. People have been blaming women for incest since the year dot, kiddos. (Hey, it even comes up in my book.)

septembriseur:

A while back, there was a justified kerfuffle when David Goyer, renowned human trashcan, ran his mouth off about how She-Hulk was created to be a kind of sex super-object, ownable only by the Hulk. This isn’t the case, of course, but I’ve found myself thinking about that attitude in regards to a lot of other things— most of all the issue of fridging.

"Fridging" is the term we use to talk about the killing-off of female characters for the sole purpose of creating drama for men. Lately I’ve idly wondered whether there ought to be an related term for the killing-off of children. This occurred to me in the context of Rick Remender’s Captain America, but it comes up in numerous other places; it seems to be less common and more dramatic than the killing-off of women. If killing a woman isn’t dramatic enough, you can step it up and kill a child. 

I say that the word for killing off children would be related to the word for killing off women because both actions involve taking something from a man. When fridging happens, we aren’t meant to be sad for the woman— to feel that death is her loss, her suffering. Her suffering belongs to the man. We are meant to mourn not her, but rather the fact that a man has lost something he values. He has lost a cherished possession.

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tastefullyoffensive:

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septembriseur:

A while back, there was a justified kerfuffle when David Goyer, renowned human trashcan, ran his mouth off about how She-Hulk was created to be a kind of sex super-object, ownable only by the Hulk. This isn’t the case, of course, but I’ve found myself thinking about that attitude in regards to a lot of other things— most of all the issue of fridging.

"Fridging" is the term we use to talk about the killing-off of female characters for the sole purpose of creating drama for men. Lately I’ve idly wondered whether there ought to be an related term for the killing-off of children. This occurred to me in the context of Rick Remender’s Captain America, but it comes up in numerous other places; it seems to be less common and more dramatic than the killing-off of women. If killing a woman isn’t dramatic enough, you can step it up and kill a child. 

I say that the word for killing off children would be related to the word for killing off women because both actions involve taking something from a man. When fridging happens, we aren’t meant to be sad for the woman— to feel that death is her loss, her suffering. Her suffering belongs to the man. We are meant to mourn not her, but rather the fact that a man has lost something he values. He has lost a cherished possession.

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septembriseur:

Wow, OK, I had kind of conceptualized that Joss Whedon post along the lines of “here are some random thoughts that I’m gonna store behind a cut in case a few people are interested,” not expecting so many people to reblog it. But since there was so much interest, I ended up thinking about it more. And the direction my thinking took me in was this: what is it that women find attractive in male and female characters, and to what extent does this match up with what men assume that women find attractive in these characters?

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