April 19th, 2014

lestradeisasilverfox:

Nathan Fillion is not appreciated enough.

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deanwinxchester:

star-anise:

So some dudes were complaining lately, “Women are telling guys to stop telling them how to dress, but not all guys are total misogynists!  Women do it to each other too!”
So. People.  Let me tell you a thing.
This is a picture of a panopticon. It’s a kind of prison.  See, it’s a giant circle, with all the cells around the rim.  The tower in the middle is where the guards are.  The guards can see into all the prisoners’ cells, but the prisoners cannot see each other, and they have difficulty seeing the guards.  Each prisoner knows that at any time, they are being watched, and if the guards see them behaving incorrectly, they will come with truncheons and beat the prisoner up.  They learn to feel that gaze on them, all the time; every movement makes them think, “What if this breaks the rules, and they see, and they come and punish me?”  Soon, prisoners don’t need guards standing over them all the time to follow the rules; they do it themselves, because that gaze is omnipresent.  Even when the guard house is empty, they still think, “What if someone is watching me?”  (This is all from Michel Foucault.  You want more on this, go read Discipline and Punish, enjoy the descriptions of medieval torture.)
The panopticon is a metaphor.  In our society, we are constantly watched, tracked, disciplined, and punished, from childhood. The school says you skipped class today.  The babysitter says you wouldn’t follow the rules.  The police saw you at the park with your friends.  We are held to valid rules, and to bullshit rules; some of them are necessary to make our society safe, and some of them just make us easier to exploit.
You are held to rules.  I am held to rules.  They vary.  As a woman, I am held to rules that say be small be pretty defer to someone else and I’m punished in different ways if I don’t obey.  My brother is held to different rules, that say be strong don’t feel dominate the situation.  We end up policing each other; we meet and he says, “Looking good,” and I remember: people are watching how I dress and how I look.  If I disobey, they will notice, and I could be punished.  I meet him after his job and ask, “Do you think you’ll be promoted soon?” and he remembers: people pay attention to whether or not I’m in charge, and if I’m not dominant, I could be punished.
Sometimes the guardhouse is empty.  Sometimes nobody is paying close attention to what I’m wearing.  Sometimes the guards don’t come to punish me, so whether or not I am pretty or attractive does not affect whether I get to own property.  (It used to: whether or not my ancestresses were married affected their legal and economic statuses hugely)
Feminism is about the work of dismantling the prison when it comes to bullshit rules.  It’s about saying that we shouldn’t be held to stupid rules based on gender.  So it’s about the work of getting rid of the cells and the watchtower, and getting rid of the guards with truncheons.  We can stop telling each other these stories about all the rules we’re held to, and we can stop punishing each other for breaking them.  My brother stops telling me, “You’ll never get a date if you dress like that.”  I stop telling him, “You need to be strong and work hard so you come out on top.”
So no, feminists don’t believe that all men everywhere are 100% misogynistic.  It’s just that a lot of women are conditioned to think that 100% of the time, there is a risk that someone is watching us, and we will be punished if the break the rules.  It is really hard work to break the social structures and the internal attitudes that imprison us.
And yes, women can enforce the panopticon.  Hell, I’ll even tell you a womanly secret: I cannot count the number of times I’ve received cruelty at the hands of fellow girls for the way I looked or dressed.  My entire middle school experience was basically that and algebra. We’re working on fixing that!  Please, do not doubt that we’ve been working on that among ourselves as a gender.  Women have spent a lot of blood, sweat, and tears trying to change how we treat each other.  Now we’re asking you to pitch in.

this description makes our society sound like 1984 and that’s absolutely true and terrifying

deanwinxchester:

star-anise:

So some dudes were complaining lately, “Women are telling guys to stop telling them how to dress, but not all guys are total misogynists!  Women do it to each other too!”

So. People.  Let me tell you a thing.

This is a picture of a panopticon. It’s a kind of prison.  See, it’s a giant circle, with all the cells around the rim.  The tower in the middle is where the guards are.  The guards can see into all the prisoners’ cells, but the prisoners cannot see each other, and they have difficulty seeing the guards.  Each prisoner knows that at any time, they are being watched, and if the guards see them behaving incorrectly, they will come with truncheons and beat the prisoner up.  They learn to feel that gaze on them, all the time; every movement makes them think, “What if this breaks the rules, and they see, and they come and punish me?”  Soon, prisoners don’t need guards standing over them all the time to follow the rules; they do it themselves, because that gaze is omnipresent.  Even when the guard house is empty, they still think, “What if someone is watching me?”  (This is all from Michel Foucault.  You want more on this, go read Discipline and Punish, enjoy the descriptions of medieval torture.)

The panopticon is a metaphor.  In our society, we are constantly watched, tracked, disciplined, and punished, from childhood. The school says you skipped class today.  The babysitter says you wouldn’t follow the rules.  The police saw you at the park with your friends.  We are held to valid rules, and to bullshit rules; some of them are necessary to make our society safe, and some of them just make us easier to exploit.

You are held to rules.  I am held to rules.  They vary.  As a woman, I am held to rules that say be small be pretty defer to someone else and I’m punished in different ways if I don’t obey.  My brother is held to different rules, that say be strong don’t feel dominate the situation.  We end up policing each other; we meet and he says, “Looking good,” and I remember: people are watching how I dress and how I look.  If I disobey, they will notice, and I could be punished.  I meet him after his job and ask, “Do you think you’ll be promoted soon?” and he remembers: people pay attention to whether or not I’m in charge, and if I’m not dominant, I could be punished.

Sometimes the guardhouse is empty.  Sometimes nobody is paying close attention to what I’m wearing.  Sometimes the guards don’t come to punish me, so whether or not I am pretty or attractive does not affect whether I get to own property.  (It used to: whether or not my ancestresses were married affected their legal and economic statuses hugely)

Feminism is about the work of dismantling the prison when it comes to bullshit rules.  It’s about saying that we shouldn’t be held to stupid rules based on gender.  So it’s about the work of getting rid of the cells and the watchtower, and getting rid of the guards with truncheons.  We can stop telling each other these stories about all the rules we’re held to, and we can stop punishing each other for breaking them.  My brother stops telling me, “You’ll never get a date if you dress like that.”  I stop telling him, “You need to be strong and work hard so you come out on top.”

So no, feminists don’t believe that all men everywhere are 100% misogynistic.  It’s just that a lot of women are conditioned to think that 100% of the time, there is a risk that someone is watching us, and we will be punished if the break the rules.  It is really hard work to break the social structures and the internal attitudes that imprison us.

And yes, women can enforce the panopticon.  Hell, I’ll even tell you a womanly secret: I cannot count the number of times I’ve received cruelty at the hands of fellow girls for the way I looked or dressed.  My entire middle school experience was basically that and algebra. We’re working on fixing that!  Please, do not doubt that we’ve been working on that among ourselves as a gender.  Women have spent a lot of blood, sweat, and tears trying to change how we treat each other.  Now we’re asking you to pitch in.

this description makes our society sound like 1984 and that’s absolutely true and terrifying

(via clytemnestraismyrolemodel)

catedrals:

urbancatfitters:

slytherin-starkid-of-tardis:

urbancatfitters:

everyone is embarrassed of their fourteen year old self trust me if you’re fourteen right now you will regret whatever it is that you are doing at this moment

What, being a SuperWhoLockian, Tumblrian, and just being generally pretty good? I don’t think so.

screenshot this and look at it in 3 years

this will never not be hilarious to me

(Source: urbancatfitters, via misadventuresofateenagefangirl)

silversarcasm:

my favourite word privileged people say is ‘if’

'if someone came up to me and said…'

'if i got bullied for who i was…'

'if the roles were reversed…'

like we don’t get ifs, we are getting harassed on the street, we are getting attacked, we are in the marginalised group who you have power over I don’t care about your hypothetical fucking situation

(via do-black-people-do-stuff)

blackknightmedia:

Pharrell and The New Black

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itsblitzomg:

kateordie:

alexithymia-daily:

Because of Them, We Can

BEAUTIFUL

Just… Something in my eye…

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chooserecovery:

phyerfly:

Movie Night Masterpost (all links working as of 26/10/2013):
The Great Gatsby
Evan Almighty
The Breakfast Club
Clueless
Theres Something About Mary
Clue
She’s the Man
Mean Girls
10 Things I Hate About You
Clerks
Switch
Legally Blonde
Insidious 
Pitch Perfect
Step Brothers
Imagine Me & You
The Silence of the Lambs
The Virgin Suicides 
Warm Bodies
Donnie Darko
Lolita
Pulp Fiction
Girl, Interrupted
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
21 Jump Street
Freaky Friday
Titanic
Pitch Perfect
Forrest Gump
The Outsiders
The Heat
Finding Nemo
Taken
Project X
Grease
The Hunger Games

The Aristocats

Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Fight Club
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Dead Poets Society
The Hangover
LOL

500 Days Of Summer

Bridesmaids
The Blind Side
Little Miss Sunshine
White Chicks
Easy A
Its Kind Of A Funny Story
Magic Mike
Lord of the rings:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Pokemon:
Pokemon Movie 1: Mewtwo Strikes Back
Pokemon Movie 2: The Power of One
Pokemon Movie 3: Spell Of The Unown
Harry potter:
Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban 
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire 
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince  
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows Part 1
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows Part 2
Pirate of The Caribbean:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 
Back to the Future:
Back to the Future
Back to the Future 2
Back to the Future 3
Disney:
 Snow White And The Seven Dwarves 
 Pinocchio 
 Fantasia 
 Fantasia 2000 
 Dumbo 
 Bambi 
 Bambi II 
 Saludos Amigos 
The Three Caballeros
 Make Mine Music 
Fun and Fancy Free 
 Melody Time 
 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 
 Cinderella 
 Alice in Wonderland 
 Peter Pan
 Lady and the Tramp 
 Sleeping Beauty 
 101 Dalmatians 
 The Sword in the Stone 
 The Jungle Book 
 The Aristocats 
 Robin Hood 
 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 
The Rescuers 
 The Rescuers Down Under
 The Fox and the Hound 
 The Black Cauldron 
 The Great Mouse Detective 
 Oliver & Company 
 The Little Mermaid 
 The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea 
 Beauty and the Beast 
 Aladdin 
 The Lion King
 The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride 
 Pocahontas 
 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World 
 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
 Hercules 
Mulan 
 Mulan II 
 Tarzan 
Tarzan II 
 Dinosaur 
The Emperor’s New Groove 
Atlantis: The Lost Empire 
Atlantis: Milo’s Return 
Lilo & Stitch 
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch 
Treasure Planet 
Brother Bear 
Brother Bear 2 
Home on the Range 
Chicken Little 
Meet the Robinsons 
 Bolt 
The Princess and the Frog 
Tangled (HD) 
Wreck-It Ralph 
Pixar:
Toy Story 
Toy Story 2 
Toy Story 3 
A Bug’s Life 
 Monsters, Inc.
 Finding Nemo 
The Incredibles 
Cars 
Cars 2 
Ratatouille 
WALL-E
Up 
Brave 

In case any of y’all need a distraction. Movies are good.

chooserecovery:

phyerfly:

Movie Night Masterpost (all links working as of 26/10/2013):

Lord of the rings:

Pokemon:

Harry potter:

Pirate of The Caribbean:

Back to the Future:

Disney:

Pixar:

In case any of y’all need a distraction. Movies are good.

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anglosexual:

larwrence:

facts about other movies

"the first disney princess to be crowned quee—"

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let’s try that again

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x-89:

[switches to mother tongue to talk shit about you]

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