July252014

kathythewriter:

I majored in History at university. My thesis was a feminist interpretation of Catherine of Aragon’s personal involvement in her divorce from Henry VIII. One day I went to see my advisor about it and he said I was the only person in my year writing a thesis on something that occurred before WWI.

I mentioned this in my next class and got the reply, from a HISTORY student, that obviously we can’t relate to things that happened before people alive today were born. This has always bothered me. If we can’t expect intelligent, well-educated individuals to understand people from even 500 years ago, what chance does society have?

History is so, so important.

(via buffyofwinterfell)

July232014
“I like my women the same way I like my glasses: sitting on my face.” Rupert Giles (to Jenny Calendar), Some Assembly Required. (via incorrectbuffyquotes)
1PM
11AM

nickgoeshere:

Here’s an example of sexism in the media. It’s very subtle, but it’s insidious, and it’s everywhere.

Men’s washroom and women’s washroom, each with an ad in the mirror. Both ads are for the same car. However, the text is slightly changed - in the men’s, it tells you that you look a million bucks but would look even better in that car. In the women’s, it gives you concern that you’re having a bad hair day but that’d be okay if you had that car.

The men’s ad assumes you’re confident and powerful and tries to optimize that image. The women’s ad undermines your opinion of yourself and tells you how to fix it.

Seriously. That shit is fucked.

(via claudiaboleyn)

10AM
feministpandas:

Recently I was talking to a parent, who said of her daughter:

"Oh no, we don’t buy her pink and flowery toys or any of that silly business. We are teaching her better than to like that."

But actually, that is not teaching children to “be better”, as much as it is teaching them that pink, flowery and all traditionally ‘feminine’ things are lesser things, and that it is not okay to like them. In this scenario, you are teaching your child that to be better, they must suppress any ‘feminine’ side. Which I find pretty misogynistic.

feministpandas:

Recently I was talking to a parent, who said of her daughter:

"Oh no, we don’t buy her pink and flowery toys or any of that silly business. We are teaching her better than to like that."

But actually, that is not teaching children to “be better”, as much as it is teaching them that pink, flowery and all traditionally ‘feminine’ things are lesser things, and that it is not okay to like them. In this scenario, you are teaching your child that to be better, they must suppress any ‘feminine’ side. Which I find pretty misogynistic.

9AM
deductionseduction:

Look what my BBF Chris knitted me! It just arrived and I picked it up after yet another stressful day at work. Love it already, helping me deal with this awful chilly weather.

deductionseduction:

Look what my BBF Chris knitted me! It just arrived and I picked it up after yet another stressful day at work. Love it already, helping me deal with this awful chilly weather.

July222014
dragonage-headcanons:

I believe that Malcolm Hawke was a goofy man (where else did purple!Hawke get it from?) and he named his children in the order in which they came. Hawke has an “A” name, Bethany, the second child by a few minutes, has a “B” name, and Carver, the youngest, has a “C” name.

dragonage-headcanons:

I believe that Malcolm Hawke was a goofy man (where else did purple!Hawke get it from?) and he named his children in the order in which they came. Hawke has an “A” name, Bethany, the second child by a few minutes, has a “B” name, and Carver, the youngest, has a “C” name.

11AM

Optime!

grizzlyhills:

flightcub:

interretialia:

life-of-a-latin-student:

ratwithoutwings:

i’m so upset

I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb

they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!

I can’t

present active boōpresent infinitive boāreperfect active boāvīsupine boātum

Recte!

image

if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter

do they speak latin because it’s a dead language

(Source: pidgeling, via zadoorknobs)

July202014

lehaaz:

I always say this, but language is really powerful. changing a mere word or even the order of words can alter how a person perceives the message. it can make a lot of difference if people are reported “dead,”or if people are reported as killed. there is a huge difference between being murdered, being shot, and getting murdered and getting shot. one shows the agency of the person who did the killing/it shows that the action was carried out by them, while the other shows that it’s the victims fault, it is them dying, it’s them being shot. that’s why the headline in NYTimes went from “Four Young Boys Killed Playing on Gaza Beach” to “Boys Drawn to Gaza Beach, and Into Center of Mideast Strife" Here the innocent boys are not killed, but were merely in the wrong place. it’s the boys fault for going into the "Mideast Strife" rather than the settler fault for killing them/directly shooting at them.

(via zadoorknobs)

10AM
July192014
feministpandas:

I love the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, which states that your world view is structured by the language you use to conceptualise it. If you are using very gendered language, not even in the context of men and women (such as “my commute to work in the morning is a b*tch”), you are reinforcing negative and restrictive values on gender (in the example, the speaker and the listener are seeing “b*tch”, a feminine term, as a negative descriptor of a negative situation. But this works both ways and you are reinforcing femininity as a negative or lesser thing).

feministpandas:

love the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, which states that your world view is structured by the language you use to conceptualise it. If you are using very gendered language, not even in the context of men and women (such as “my commute to work in the morning is a b*tch”), you are reinforcing negative and restrictive values on gender (in the example, the speaker and the listener are seeing “b*tch”, a feminine term, as a negative descriptor of a negative situation. But this works both ways and you are reinforcing femininity as a negative or lesser thing).

July182014
feministpandas:

Use of the phrase “not all men…” immediately invalidates any point you were trying to make. I just don’t get why that is a relevant point to make.

feministpandas:

Use of the phrase “not all men…” immediately invalidates any point you were trying to make. I just don’t get why that is a relevant point to make.

July172014
monalisaparking:

The best part of this DVD

Sarah (Maslany) is in a desperate race to find her missing daughter, but her scorched earth tactics spark a war with Rachel (Maslany), dividing and imperiling all the clones (Maslany, Maslany, Maslany).

monalisaparking:

The best part of this DVD

Sarah (Maslany) is in a desperate race to find her missing daughter, but her scorched earth tactics spark a war with Rachel (Maslany), dividing and imperiling all the clones (Maslany, Maslany, Maslany).

(via tanyanevidimka)

July162014

Whoop! My new sideblog (Feminist Pandas - in case you haven’t heard) just got its first piece of Anon Hate Mail! Part of me wants to post it to record the momentous occasion, but that is not the point of the blog. Keep things light.

4PM

the-social-recluse:

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

  • finding someone aesthetically pleasing
  • being sexually attracted to someone
  • being romantically attracted to someone

(Source: gethinblake, via tanyanevidimka)

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