how doth the little crocodile...

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!
-Lewis Carroll

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True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.

And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”

My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.

il y a 17 heures // yeah - if my future significant other doesn't have a cooler last name than mine - no way am I changing - tralalalala - seaofbadstories + 104994
How long your hair has grown. You could strangle a man in it.
 Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless (via spectral-incantations)
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"Comic books shouldn’t make political statements!"

jennofsol:

I’ve always hated that mentality when it comes to comic books. Why? Because it tells me that the person reading the comic has no idea what the fuck they’re talking about. They’re so stuck in their own little bubble, they haven’t even realized that the very first comic books were pretty much all about making political statements.

Superman and Captain America were “superhuman” individuals, created by Jewish men during World War II. Captain America was literally created by a super soldier serum, and all around the “perfect” human in the eyes of the Nazis. And what was he doing? Killing Nazis. 

The X-Men was created during the civil rights era, and their struggle was supposed to represent the struggle of PoC, women, and GSRM. 

Comic books were born out of political statements. So if you sit there and say, “they shouldn’t make political statements,” all that tells me is that you don’t agree with the political statement, and therefore you feel uncomfortable.

And if you think that a Muslim female superhero is a “political statement,” ask yourself, “why? Why is it a political statement?” Ask yourself why our society is structured in a way that a Muslim superhero, whether the Green Lantern or Ms. Marvel, is a big deal.

il y a 17 heures consuljuniper + 4906

Sansa and Arya, Catelyn and Ned: Role Switching

how-much-farther-to-go:

In most respects we say that Arya is very like Ned: a skilled fighter, compassionate, loyal, “pack-minded”, and average-looking (or at least, not really called “ugly” except as a sexist insult). She is also very devoted to the old gods and calls herself a “wolf.”

And Sansa is like her mother: diplomatic, well-spoken, dutiful, thinks analytically and is considered very beautiful.

And I absolutely agree with that 100%. But when you go back and look at the text, the Stark sisters switch roles several times. It’s NOT a “Stark” vs. “Tully” sort of thing, it’s just the personality differences between Ned and Catelyn.

This is not a coincidence: Sansa was the closest witness to their father’s death, and will finish his work in the South by defeating Littlefinger and winning allies for her House.

  1. Like her father, Sansa now lives in the Vale, is being mentored there, and has befriended a Baratheon.
  2. After his death, her chapters in ACOK pick up where he left off in descriptions of the royal court. She compares them to “whining dogs”, howling for Joffrey’s approval.
  3. Before meeting Mya, Sansa used to live by a somewhat elitist-tinged southron version of her father’s beliefs about honor and chivalry, and refers to these things frequently, unlike Arya. Ex. In ASOS, she comments that Lothor Apple-Eater is “no true knight” based on his simple, rough clothing.

Arya was the closest witness to their mother’s death and now has all of the skills she needs to finish Cat’s work, and do what UnCat cannot: get justice for her family.

  1. Like her mother, she is now called “Cat” and lives by flowing bodies of water. Huh.
  2. Like her mother, Arya would rather pass up a chance for vengeance to save people she cares about. Ex. Gendry and Hot Pie instead of giving Tywin’s name to Joffrey.
  3. Like her mother, Arya believes in Justice: she judges by more universal concepts of good and bad, not rules of honor. Ex. “A girl has no honor.” (shrugs in response)
  4. EX. Arya thinks that Dareon a “foul heart” at first meeting, only later calls him a “deserter.” Ned’s mind, Dareon would be a bad person because he deserted. In Arya’s mind, it’s the other way around: Dareon deserted because he is a bad person. She decided to kill him on moral grounds, not exactly legal ones.

 On the surface, Arya’s story is about a girl who seeks “honorable” vengeance, when it’s actually about a girl who still believes in fair and good justice.

On the surface, Sansa’s story is about a girl who loses all her faith in honor and chivalry, when it is actually about a girl who still, deep down, believes that those things have a place in politics. A person with decency can still win in the end.

TL;DR how the Stark sisters take after their parents is much more complicated than “one is Ned, the other is Cat.”

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get to know me meme: ten female characters ♦ joan watson

↳ “My point is that the only thing that anyone can predict about people with a 100 percent certainty is that they’ll change, and anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding themselves.”

il y a 19 heures prior-eaton + 257

cubebreaker:

This collaboration by Dutch designers Studio Wieki Somers and Rafael Mutter entitled Chocolate Mill revealed tasty hidden geometric patterns as it was shaved down layer by layer.

il y a 19 heures // cries - + 152

verb (used with object), changed, chang·ing.

to make the form, naturecontent, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one’s nameto change one’s opinion; to change the course of history.

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Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.”
Things I Wish My Mother Had Taught Me | d.a.s (via vittamin)
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parkingintopeter:

do you want to hear a joke

the north american education system

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