Parrot, Andrea & Cummings, Nina. Forsaken Females: The Gobal Brutalization of Women. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006, (p. 35 - 36)
(Source: gynocraticgrrl)12.09.13 ♥ 31
Bryan Fuller (via meganmachine)
Look at him being respectful.
Look at him recognizing the fannish enthusiasm of women in a way that doesn’t demean them, or bait them, or wink-wink-nudge-nudge them in a way that’s only just this side of mocking.
Look at him recognize the intelligence that goes hand in hand with goofy posts about randomly appearing stags and flower crowns on Will’s head.
Pay attention, creators, writers and show runners: this is how you talk about fans, especially female fans. This is how to not be a dick.
(via desolation-of-swag)11.23.13 ♥ 9507
I can recognize symptoms of domestic violence and abuse in a second, but when I was in the middle of it, it didn’t look anything like I expected. I was in love. I imagined a daughter, a domestic life. People don’t always get along, I thought. Lovers fight. It’s different because we’re both women. It’s different because we’re both writers. Both passionate.
Toward the end of our relationship, she told me a story about her teacher’s two cats.
“They’re so tightly bonded, they do everything together,” she said. “They eat together, sleep together, and even move together. But sometimes, they tear each other apart, because they’re so close. Kind of like us.”
If it ever looks like this, I am telling you to run." - Olivia Q (via feedyorhead)
(via fuckyeahfeminists)11.24.13 ♥ 3368
huh weird so rapists are, like, lying about the number of people they’ve raped but all we can focus on are those damn hypothetical lying women who lied about being assaulted? lying liars lying all the time damn women lying. there’s a bigger lie in our midst, it would seem
I would be curious to see how they defined “rape.” Would the numbers grow if they included pressuring someone to have sex, having sex with someone who is passed out or too drunk to say no? Most certainly they would.
(via fucknorapeapologists)11.18.13 ♥ 5201