My name is Rosie. I’m 22. I grew up in Texas, about an hour south of Austin. I’m the oldest of 4 children; the child of teachers; on my way to be a teacher as well.
I’m a fan of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, of anime and manga, of magical girls and pirates. I’m a fanfic writer and reader, a con-goer and a casual cosplayer. I’m a nerd girl and a feminist.
I like Star Trek and blueberry muffins and really sweet tea mixed with lemonade and cowboy boots and my pet snake and playing N64 games.
And I’m bisexual.
In a lot of ways, my bisexuality is one of the least important things about who I am as a person. In other ways it is incredibly important. Being a bisexual woman changes the way the world treats me, the way our society treats me, and, sadly, it changes the way that fandoms and nerd culture and the media treats me.
And let me just say this: Fandoms, you really suck sometimes.
Before you click that read more, know this: I don’t speak for all LGBTQ+ fans. I speak only for myself, but this is as honest as I really know how to be, and I think that it’s something that should be said.
speaking of it being worn:
So, Moffat used 7A to foreshadow 7B. Specifically, The Angels Take Manhattan; There he hammered home the point of knowing too much about your own future, setting it into stone, and seeing your own grave. That i have to give kudos to.
However, i find that Moffat is overusing his favorite trick: that of the ontological or ‘bootstrap’ paradox. When a small part of the plot (such as in Blink), it worked wonders. When integrated into a character Moffat had years to develop (River Song) it again worked, but also had more leeway due to the whole “rewrite the universe” thing. With Clara, however? She’s the impossible girl who keeps showing up, which causes the Doctor to look for her, which causes him to take her on as a companion, which allows her to become ‘the impossible girl’. And yet, unless there is more revealed, she’s otherwise a normal person. The Blink paradox worked due to the function of people Sally Sparrow knew affecting and allowing for such a paradox by forced time travel. River Song was also a time traveler (partly by choice, partly not), which allows for the bootstrap to work better. Here, the only time travel is through the Doctor himself, and it just doesn’t work that well.
A sad, sobering reminder that this still happens. I’m slightly heartened to know that the adoptive parents are suing though.
Of course, the reason doctors still do it isn’t listed in the article; it is based on old and debunked theories and research by John Money, who really screwed the pooch and wouldn’t admit to the fact his theories failed with David Reimer.
I got a request to make this repostable- here is a minirant about sissifcation, femmephobia, and politics that was in response to an image that came across my dashboard.
“I think that if you genuinely want to be sex positive it’s very fucking important to critique *even…
Game of Thrones opening theme - Mashup of Jason Yang (violin) and Roger Lima (rock) covers
Holy FUCK. This is amazing.
I think my ears came
So, uh…where can i download this?
Yessssss, World’s End trailer! Because your life needs more Edgar Wright movies.
you forgot the Martin Freeman tag!
hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.
also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it.
anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!
it’s upsetting how true this is :(
I suggest all females watch this.
*i suggest all humans watch this.
THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED WATCHING FOR ALL HUMANS
I’m a 17 year old white guy living in middle class America. I’ve never exactly been a supporter of feminism because that kind of thing has never really affected me personally. I don’t notice it and I don’t care about it. But in nine minutes this video has made what is truly a serious problem extremely apparent. Those “why I need feminism” posts or those slut-shaming or rape culture campaigns never convince me of anything. But this video actually did I think.
tl;dr This video kicks ass, just watch it.
A documentary after Leslie Knope’s heart. But seriously though, very insightful documentary.