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Will the Third

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Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

— Anonymous
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have you considered that maybe i am not pleasant?

maybe i wear lipstick so that
you will see my pretty pink mouth
wrapping around a coffee cup lid
and be distracted enough not to notice
that i am intelligent and powerful;
a threat.

maybe i draw my brows into high arches
so you will look at my unimpressed skepticism
and overlook my spiteful glare
as a trick of my silly, girlish routine.

maybe i wear my heels so high and thin
so that i grasp your attention with the sway of my hips
as i listen to the click-clack-click against the floor
and know that if you should try to overpower me
i walk on sharpened knives.

maybe when i laugh at your worthless jokes
i am really baring my fangs
waiting patiently for the day
that i sink them into your neck.

i am not made of porcelain pleasantries;
you will find that these things are my armor
to keep you at a distance
so you do not step on me and shatter
my fragile control.

i am not a husk — i am not wilting.
i am turning my head
so that the fire blazing through my eyes
does not catch on the accelerant of your sweaty palms
and burn your bones to dust.

i am not your pretty girl;
i am a fury, a faerie, a phoenix —
a forest of werewolves and wendigos
that will carve out your chest
so that the next time i paint my pretty pink lips
i will taste the copper tang of your dying breaths.
R.K., I Am The Wolf Only Barely Contained  (via damnitamber)

geekylittlecephalopod:

grrlyman:

deliciousmaletears:

sanityscraps:

nessfraserloves:

goaquatic:

sourcedumal:

toptumbles:

Rejection

Um. So I’m probably one of the few folks who doesn’t think this is adorable. At all.

I think it’s fucking scary how this little boy keep pushing himself on her after she CLEARLY doesn’t want to be bothered with his ass.

And the adult behind the camera doesn’t intervene at all because it’s ‘cute.’

And how analogous it is to when grown ass men don’t take fucking no for an answer, no matter how much we push and shove and say no.

This is not cute. This is an absolute disregard of this little girl’s boundaries.

In the very bottom left gif you can see he’s smiling/laughing. Like this is some kind of game.

I would bet money that the person filming this is laughing and encouraging him.

This is how we teach boys not to respect women’s spaces.

^^^^^^^

Yes, ALL OF THIS COMMENTARY. It’s so hard to believe how we encourage this disgusting behavior in babies now. What. The. Fuck.

Men and women are socialised from BIRTH. Men develop these habits from BIRTH and they are reinforced year after year after year until they reach adulthood.

Through adulthood!

Reblogging for commentary. This is NOT cute. 

capitolhillofficial:

capitolhillofficial:

Dragons are henceforth a feminist icon. You’re no longer allowed to participate in the appreciation of dragons and dragons in culture unless you’re totally down for helping the equality movement. 

Anti-feminist blogs are mad about this post so everyone should reblog it.

‎’Slut’ is attacking women for their right to say yes. ‘Friend Zone’ is attacking women for their right to say no.
And “bitch” is attacking women for their right to call you on it (via moldmaiden)
What people don’t understand is when we say “Teach men not to rape,” we’re not talking about telling them not to jump out of the bushes in a ski mask and grab the nearest female. We’re talking about the way we teach boys that masculinity is measured by power over others, and that they aren’t men unless they “get some.” We’re talking about teaching men (and women) that it’s not okay to laugh at jokes about rape and abuse. We’re talking about telling men that a lack of “No” doesn’t mean “Yes,” that if a woman is too drunk to consent they shouldn’t touch her, that dating someone - or even being married to someone - does not mean automatic consent. We’re talking about teaching boys to pay attention to the girl they’re with, and if she looks uncomfortable to stop and ask if she’s okay, because sometimes girls don’t know how to say stop in a situation like that. We’re talking about how women have the right to change their mind. Even if she’s been saying yes all night, if she says no, that’s it. It’s over. That’s what we mean when we say “Teach men not to rape.”

Kalitena

In other words, we need to teach men that they aren’t entitled to women’s bodies. 

(via lavenderlabia)

Links & Resources.

childofthefoxes:

thatfeministdyke:

Feminism

Racism, Race, & Culture

Sizeism & Body Positivity

GSM (Gender & Sexuality Minorities)

Ableism

Privilege

Reproductive Health

Classism

Misc/Other

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You went through a phase where every film you were in you were taking your clothes off.

I suspect it’s difficult for men to imagine a world in which their bodies have long been inextricably linked to their value as an individual, and that no matter how encouraging your parents were or how many positive female role models you had or how self-confident you feel, there is an ever-present pressure that creeps in from all sides, whispering in your ear that you are your body and your body defines you. A world where, from the time of pubescence on, you can feel the constant and palpable weight of the male gaze, and not just from your male peers but from teachers and sports coaches and the fathers of the children you baby-sit, people you’re supposed to respect and trust and look up to, and that first realization that you are being looked at in that way is the beginning of a self-consciousness that you will be unable to shake for the rest of your life.Even if they are never verbalized, the rules of bodily conduct for females become clear early on: when school administrators reprimand you for the inch of midriff that shows when you lift your hands straight in the air or youth group leaders tell you that the sight of your unintentional cleavage is what causes godly young men to fall, you learn that your body is dangerous and shameful and that it’s your responsibility to cloister it in a way that is acceptable to everyone else. You learn that your body is a topic of public debate that everyone is entitled to weigh in on, from a male classmate telling you that those jeans make your ass look huge to the male-dominated United States Congress dictating the parameters that rape must fall within to be considered legitimate. To be a woman, and to live life in a woman’s body, is to be held to a set of comically paradoxical standards that make you constantly second-guess yourself and jump through a million hoops in pursuit of an impossible perfection.

Stop Catcalling Me (via anorecsia)

Men: please, please read this.

(via stfuconservatives)

Can… Can I just hand this out at parties because

If you think men can’t control themselves in front of a short skirt, who’s the real misandrist?

sonneillonv:

See, this is what I want to know.

Men are human beings.  They are not ravening, raping beasts.  They are (in general) reasonable, thinking people who are fully capable of exercising self-control and recognizing the agency of others.

And they say *I* hate men?

alexsaurus-regina:

A boy sows a wild oat or two, the whole world winks. A girl does the same - scandal.

Sure you do. We all do.

Feminist Bolin:

ilovelucieandshelovesme:

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Who ever started this meme, God bless you. 

stopjumpinginshadycars:

Feminist Bolin / Perfect Man Bolin [x]

I guess I am the best man.

bluelikeheavenis:

agentsex:

(via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

100% true.
I have never had anyone ever, of any gender, tell me that people should value me for my mind, instead of my breast size.
They usually just respond with “Oh, but tiny breasts are cute and hand sized!”

I used to do this in my pre-Tumblr days (re: back when the only influences for critical thought I had were my sexist family and general society). Regardless of my best intentions, it didn’t even occur to me to maybe critically think about the implications of what I was saying and why I was saying it and what might be a better thing to say. 
Tumblr you have taught me so much.

bluelikeheavenis:

agentsex:

(via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

100% true.

I have never had anyone ever, of any gender, tell me that people should value me for my mind, instead of my breast size.

They usually just respond with “Oh, but tiny breasts are cute and hand sized!”

I used to do this in my pre-Tumblr days (re: back when the only influences for critical thought I had were my sexist family and general society). Regardless of my best intentions, it didn’t even occur to me to maybe critically think about the implications of what I was saying and why I was saying it and what might be a better thing to say. 

Tumblr you have taught me so much.

velocicrafter:

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

Yup, I’m reposting the exact same thing I posted yesterday….

For all the moments of despair we feel in battle over reproductive rights, donating to an abortion fund is a concrete way to help actual people in moments of true crisis.

And all it takes is $5 to help someone who has no where else to turn.

Please donate if you can. Your money WILL make a real difference.

My bowl-a-thon effort goes to the Lilith Fund here in Texas, a state that needs all the help it can get when it comes to reproductive rights and health care. Even though Lilith Fund gave out the most money ever last year ($78,000), they could only help 25% of people who called needing financial assistance to get an abortion. They had to tell 75% of the people who called them asking for help that they could not do anything for them. That is tragic. 

And if you want to donate to a fund closer to your home, check out the long list of funds participating in this year’s event

Seriously, if 1/2 the people who follow just this blog donated $5/piece, that would be $7,500, nearly 10% of Lilith Fund’s total budget last year. 

Maybe as individuals we can’t save the world but together, in small pieces, we can get damn close.

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