congalineofdurin:

Here everything ends, and begins: lionza: youarenotyou: ami-angelwings: I think what bugs MRAs and guys…

lionza:

youarenotyou:

ami-angelwings:

I think what bugs MRAs and guys like them so much about the word “creep” is that it’s the only word they understand means “Game over, you lose.  Don’t ever go near me again.”  Anything else, they feel they can work around, even a flat out “no”, just means “okay try again later” or “maybe it’s not a firm no, let’s see if I can talk my way into her phone number with another 5 minutes of pushing.”

But “creepy” means that their “shot” is over.  If they’re creeping us out, that means anything else they do will just creep us out more.  Pushing the issue will just mean they’re being more of a creep.  It’s over.  She’s never going to be interested.  Goodbye.  It is the ONLY word we have that shuts off all opportunities for them.  It is the only word we have to set our boundaries in stone.

That’s why they’re obsessed with policing it, that’s why they want it to be unusable, or call it a slur, that’s why they keep wanting explanations and claiming creepy is too vague, because they can nitpick and rules lawyer and push against explanations.

If we say they had bad breath, it means pop a breath mint and try again, if we say we’re tired, it means try again tomorrow, if we say we don’t like them, it just means we need to get to know them better, if we say we’re in a relationship, it means wait until it’s over (or try to sabotage it if they pretend they’re our friend), if we just want to be friends, it means for them to wait until another time, if we hate that they’re a transphobe, they’ll try to convince us they’re really not, if we think they’re exotifying us for our race, they’ll try to dictionary fight us about what exotifying means and it’s “just a preference”, if they touched us and we didn’t like it, they’ll try to convince us we’re over sensitive and it’s a compliment, if they were following us around, it was just them really liking us and not stalking.  On and on and on, everything we say and do will be picked apart as to why it is totally okay for them to keep haranguing us and why we objectively mustn’t rule out dating them.

Hell, there are sites upon sites upon sites, and bestselling books teaching men how to push, talk, pressure, confuse, trick, threaten, and nitpick their way past our “nos”, past our explanations, past our boundaries.  To so many guys, “no” (and any variation of no, including all explanations) means “wrong tactic, try again.”

So we HAVE to say “you’re creeping me out”, because they ARE, because a lot of the behaviours above are creepy, because not leaving us alone is creepy, because anything else we say gets pushed back onto us, and they refuse to respect our boundaries, and that is fucking creepy!  Creepy is the only tool we have to definitively send a message to a guy we’re not interested.  You’re creepy, if you do anything else towards me, you’ll be even creepier, and THAT they do understand.

And that’s why they hate it so much.  That’s why they want to take the word away from us.  And that’s why we can’t let them.  It’s the only tool we have in a society where nothing a woman says to a man to set her boundaries can’t be picked apart by that man and pushed back onto her to defend, and re-defend those boundaries.

whoa

this post is like sriracha in how it burns with the truth

cherrybina:

The School District of Philadelphia is currently in the midst of a major budget crisis. Before the 2013-2014 school year started, the district almost didn’t open because there wasn’t enough money to operate schools safely. An emergency loan from the city of Philadelphia allowed the schools to open on time, but it was an extremely difficult year due to the doomsday budget.

It hardly seems possible, but the 2014-2015 school year is about to begin with even more budget cuts. They had to really work to find anything left to cut, but they managed to do it by eliminating transportation for many students and cutting back on cleaning services. That means this year, hundreds of students will have to walk to their filthy understaffed schools.

We don’t have enough paper and pencils, which means expensive supplies such as up-to-date textbooks and computers are pretty much out of the question. I set up a project through Donors Choose to get some much-needed technology supplies for my classroom. 

The awesome news is that The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is funding HALF the project, but only if it’s funded by 24 August. But that’s not all! Donors Choose will match donations dollar for dollar through 29 August if you enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page. 

My students are amazing and they deserve so much better than the poor excuse for a public education that the city of Philadelphia provides. I would be grateful beyond words if you would consider making a donation for them.

gehayi:

numbledore:

bootyscientist:

descentintotyranny:

Anti-trans trolling spree forces Wikipedia to ban U.S. House staffers for third time
Aug. 21 2014
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has once again blocked all computers from the U.S. House of Representatives in order to stop malicious edits to popular pages on the site.
According to The Hill, Wikipedia instituted the ban on Wednesday night after users operating from the House IP address made a series of anti-trans edits to the page for Netflix series Orange is the New Black.
Anonymous users operating from the Republican-led House were persistently re-editing the page to slur trans actress Laverne Cox by mis-gendering her mentions on the show’s page. For instance, they changed Cox’s description from “real transgender woman” to “real man pretending to be a woman.”
One user in particular went on an anti-trans editing spree this week, changing entries on multiple pages related to transgenderism until Wikipedia administrators were forced to step in.
“An obvious transphobe is using this IP to edit the article on transphobia,” the Hill quoted one Wikipedia user as saying.
“I have no problem with Congressional staffers editing Wikipedia,” said another user to the anti-trans editor. “I have a problem only with YOU vandalizing Wikipedia.”
The person using the IP address responded — without revealing their identity — that the malicious edits were in fact “official business” endorsed by a member of the House. Their changes, they said, were intended to bring “fairness” to the discussion.
Read More

and these are the fucking children that run our country. this is despicable.

Goddddddd fuckingggf DaMMIT

On the plus side, the admins are not putting up with this bullshit. They stepped in. They said, “No, you can’t do that. We don’t care if you work for a Representative. We don’t care if you *are* one. If you want to be a bigoted troll, then GTFO. You’re not doing it here.”

gehayi:

numbledore:

bootyscientist:

descentintotyranny:

Anti-trans trolling spree forces Wikipedia to ban U.S. House staffers for third time

Aug. 21 2014

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has once again blocked all computers from the U.S. House of Representatives in order to stop malicious edits to popular pages on the site.

According to The Hill, Wikipedia instituted the ban on Wednesday night after users operating from the House IP address made a series of anti-trans edits to the page for Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

Anonymous users operating from the Republican-led House were persistently re-editing the page to slur trans actress Laverne Cox by mis-gendering her mentions on the show’s page. For instance, they changed Cox’s description from “real transgender woman” to “real man pretending to be a woman.”

One user in particular went on an anti-trans editing spree this week, changing entries on multiple pages related to transgenderism until Wikipedia administrators were forced to step in.

“An obvious transphobe is using this IP to edit the article on transphobia,” the Hill quoted one Wikipedia user as saying.

“I have no problem with Congressional staffers editing Wikipedia,” said another user to the anti-trans editor. “I have a problem only with YOU vandalizing Wikipedia.”

The person using the IP address responded — without revealing their identity — that the malicious edits were in fact “official business” endorsed by a member of the House. Their changes, they said, were intended to bring “fairness” to the discussion.

Read More

and these are the fucking children that run our country. this is despicable.

Goddddddd fuckingggf DaMMIT

On the plus side, the admins are not putting up with this bullshit. They stepped in. They said, “No, you can’t do that. We don’t care if you work for a Representative. We don’t care if you *are* one. If you want to be a bigoted troll, then GTFO. You’re not doing it here.”

(via aniralurks)

calliotrope:

kate-wisehart:

palaceofposey:

aiffe:

tarrloks-butt:

warsfeils:

gavinserection:

Remember when

  • Smuts were known as lemons
  • Yaoi Warnings ( Don’t Like, Don’t Read! )
  • Character x Character instead of Character/Character
  • Every Time We Touch videos, and the forgotten  Listen To Your Heart videos
  • Numa Numa
  • Naruto Phase
  • Bring Me To Life amv’s
  • citrus and lime warnings
  • when fanfiction.net still allowed porn
  • when fanfiction.net still allowed original writing before the great fictionpress split
  • deadjournal
  • when livejournal was invite-only
  • cardcaptors a mystic adventure
  • aim roleplay
  • when everyone had their own little fansites on geocities, angelfire, and tripod
  • character-bashing fic and anti-shrines
  • fanfic MSTing
  • save our sailors
  • the word “bishies”
  • AOL message boards
  • tinny background MIDIs on every page
  • "this page coded with notepad" and netscape buttons
  • "this page best viewed at 800x600"
  • "under construction" pages
  • yahoo mailing lists
  • fansubs only available on the subber’s IRC channel
  • fansubs only available if you send $30 for a VHS tape
  • no official release whatsoever for Japanese media
  • fanworks, especially fic, of Western media, especially print media, considered illegal and met with C&Ds
  • the gap between Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix
  • The Sentinel/Highlander/X-Files crossovers
  • "this is part of the [fandom/ship/etc] webring"
  • printing fics out because it feels more permanent

Having to wait until late at night to get your fandom on because that’s the only time your parents wouldn’t give you grief for tying up the phone line.

Flamingtext.com banners for all the fansites. All of them.

Webrings.

(Source: retropastel, via hollyandvice)

copperbadge:

scifigrl47:

So much canon for Clint waking up tied to a chair.

Yeah but he kind of likes it though

[From Avengers #60, 1969]

(Source: clintonfbarton)

discopunkk:

OMGs. If the 50 Shades of Grey movie looked like this I’d be in line right now waiting till February!

(via rageprufrock)

annies-booobs:

tits-mcgeek:

not-pizza:

My idol

This will never not be funny.

a hero for the ages

annies-booobs:

tits-mcgeek:

not-pizza:

My idol

This will never not be funny.

a hero for the ages

(Source: cassieisclose, via canujustlikenot)

americachavez:

americachavez:

IMAGINE NATASHA AND SAM MAKING STEVE WATCH NATIONAL TREASURE

"don’t worry steve you’re our national treasure”

"the only one we care about and we’ll never let nic cage have you"

steve hits them both with pillows

(via konnfusion)

(Source: tenshi-art, via lunapics)

Tags: yes

What do we say to the god of death?

  • Persephone: it pisses me off that people ignore the hymn to my mom that talks about how great we are together and instead believe this is against my will
  • Persephone: I mean I have you tied to the bed how would I not be into this
  • Hades: please can we not talk about your mom during sex it's really uncomfortable
"Witnessing someone realize that Steve is Chaotic Good is like watching a fairy appear. It’s a beautiful thing."

handwritingofgod (via buckyoubucky)

(Source: buckysexual, via middlemarching)

mandylasers:

wearthewindythong:

mandylasers:

This is part one of me coping with “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe”.

There’s a longer version but nyeeeeh I’m drunk

in the longer version they make out dont they mandy

dont they

oops you found me out…

image

(via lalalavoldie)