i-shall-move-on-in-life:

I love how people blame Jane for Frigga’s death when the latter had been fighting to protect Jane, and when Loki himself told the Elves how to get to Jane.

Instead of blaming the innocent person who was caught in the middle of a battle, why not put blame on the guy who TOLD THE GUY WHERE JANE (AND FRIGGA) WAS?

And yes, I know Loki did not mean to get Frigga killed—but he assisted the people that everyone (including his family) were fighting against. There was a consequence to his assistance.

Anonymous said: why do people make up words like cisnormativity?

killbenedictcumberbatch:

why do people make up words at all? why do we have a structured language to convey concepts and meaning? why not just grunt and clap and fling our shit on the walls like chimpanzees

Women in Refrigerators

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Dead Men Defrosting: "In cases where male heroes have been altered or appear to die they usually come back better than before, either power-wise or in terms of character development/relevancy to the reader. "
-John Bartol

"Men get tortured and die too!" you say?

"First, there’s always been a larger selection of male characters, so a handful made barely a ripple. Second, they didn’t seem to be killed in the same way—they tended to die heroically, to go down fighting. Whereas in many cases, the superladies were simply found on the kitchen table already carved up."
-Gail Simone

Anonymous said: honestly curious, why does it offend you?

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

humblystark:

supersoldiers:

everyone in comics comes back to life but if u mention cassie lang or gwen stacy it’s like OMG HOW DARE U SUGGEST THAT THEY COME BACK THEIR DEATHS ARE SACRED or something like ????

No one in comics stays dead except for Uncle Ben (and about a hundred women).

(via fangirlfeminists)

Anonymous said: I recently got into Orange is The New Black, and while I do enjoy it, I can't help but feel that all the bisexual and lesbian romances are just a bunch of sex scenes between white, cis, able-bodied, neurotypical women. Why do the WoC inmates have to be hetero and or shown to be interacting with other women on a strictly platonic level? It really bugs me that for a show that is praised for it's positive portrayal of non-hetero women is lacking in diversity and a far-cry from LGBT+ women.

fandomshatepoc:

Well aside from the fact that the show is intensely biphobic (they just refer to Piper as being a lesbian again) I completely agree with you.

Like the ‘great romance’  is for Piper/Alex but the cis hets also get a fair amount of representation (Piper/Larry, Larry/Polly, Daya/Bennet who also get screentime- but that relationship is problematic in itself, he’s in a position of power and she’s in inmate, it has a shit ton of consent issues). 

While season two does go into WoC falling for each other with Poussey falling for Taystee Poussey has to go through the pain of having to be rejected because…? why? The black contingent was unaccepting of homosexuality?! 

And then we have Maritza and Flaca who kiss once just to try it out and decide it’s not for them. Which isn’t bad or anything, it’s just that- why can’t we have a queer relationship between two woc? 

What about Sophia who we see never hanging out with her fellow black girls? 

What about Suzanne, who’s clearly queer yet she doesn’t even get a love interest? Even stalker white girl Morello gets love. 

Bisexuality is not talked about but it is represented… among only white cis ablebodied women.

The racial problems aside (Vee being a villain compared to Red’s benevolent dictatorship) the writing assumes that the PoC are inherently queerphobic or that we’re uninterested in seeing them in queer relationships.  

- Mod M & R 

Anonymous said: What is your stance on Malia Tate in Teen Wolf. Jeff Davis has written her poorly and trying to make a forced, abusive relationship seem quirky. She could have been written better with time. Jeff has a way of writing women then throwing them away when they don't serve a purpose anymore.

Mod R here:

My stance is that I love her and I think that most of the criticisms she receives are misplaced. I do strongly wish that they had dealt with her trauma better, and had spent more time rehabilitating her and preparing her for school and social interaction, etc. I think that Jeff has indeed made her ignorance into a joke and her struggles into a joke.

But I don’t think that she is in a forced, abusive relationship. I think that she and Stiles communicate, I very strongly trust that Stiles would never do something to hurt or or without knowing she was consenting. I think Malia is the kind of person who wouldn’t do something if she didn’t want to. 

That being said, I invite you to question whether you feel the same way about Derek. How do you perceive his relationship with Stiles? Because if you don’t perceive it as abusive and forced as well, then I also invite you to ponder the concept of misogyny.

Jeff certainly does have a way of throwing out characters he doesn’t seem to believe serve a purpose anymore (i.e. Danny sob #bringbackdanny)

but that  being said I really like Malia, she’s been through a lot, she’s learning to be loyal and she is steadfast in her convictions and very confident. That’s something that we desperately need to see - confident ladies. 

So yeah, she has been written in some ways poorly, mostly for comedic effect. But she also has overcome immense trauma and she is definitely growing. We saw it just in the last episode - she found an anchor during the full moon and didn’t hurt Stiles. Stiles helped her do that. So don’t tell me that this relationship is forced and abusive when they are clearly helping each other out.

"If a Disney princess had night terrors, the story of Sansa Stark might be what woke her up screaming. Often overlooked in favor of her killer kid sister, the elder Stark sibling has had all her illusions about the world, and her safety in it, shattered. But her quiet, innate political shrewdness and emotional strength have enabled her to survive in a royal court that likely would have cost every other member of her family their heads. She’s the show’s best-kept secret."

— Rollingstone about Sansa Stark in their list of top 40 game of thrones characters. Sansa is number 4. x (via tomlincum)

(Source: feministark, via fangirlfeminists)

Well, “this protocol crap” matters to me.

(Source: manquant, via fuckyesagentsofshield)

Why we need to start a #SaveVictoriaHand campaign.

In the screencaps Agent Victoria Hand is killed for shock value and to reveal Agent Grant Ward’s duplicity that he was HYDRA all along.  Its a slight twist on killing a female character for manpain but her death is still a plot point in Ward’s narrative. They didn’t even give her a decent fight scene. He just empties a clip into her and sits down and mopes.

But here are the reasons why we need to start a campaign:

  • Let me start off by mentioning that it’d be shame if she never came back and you never found out she was a canonically lesbian character. She even had a girlfriend in the comic books.
  • (Not to mention there are  no canon queer couples in the MCU yet).  As much as I ship Skimmons that’s all subtext.
  • It would probably help with the ratings if she did come back.
  • And hopefully help take down Garrett, she needs revenge damnit. Why does no one know she’s dead???????
  • We need some LGBTQIA+ representation
  • If they can resurrect Coulson and Fury can fake his own death, why not?

There was literally too much wasted potential in Agent Victoria Hand’s character to not try doing this.  I’m going to start tweeting about it come Tuesday after 12pm pacific time and hopefully if this gets enough signal boosting we’ll see it trending by Tuesday evening. Remember to use the hashtag #SaveVictoriaHand and tell people why she deserves to come back! 

Bringing this back so we can all remember what a shitty death Victoria got.

(Source: fandomshatewomen)

kiwisson said: #savevictoriahand because young girls who love girls deserve to see that they can grow up to be amazing. we deserve a future.

This makes me want to cry thank you.
http://twitter.com/fandomsh8women/status/491082479839637504

Anonymous said: Can you make this tweet for me? "Not only do you take a queer character and make her straight, you kill her off? No, we don't accept this. #SaveVictoriaHand" ?

Thanks Nonny! here’s your tweet:
http://twitter.com/fandomsh8women/status/491079948871163905

k-b-rock said: Don't let HYDRA take away LGBTQ+ representation--Give Victoria her victory over what they stand for!

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005478

Reminder to our followers that Nazis forced gay men into concentration camps (pink triangles)and that although lesbians weren’t widely arrested they had nothing to gain from the Nazi regime. It would have been so easy for the show to address this issue.

Here’s your tweet:
http://twitter.com/fandomsh8women/status/491075776364544000

bisexual-books:

goshdarnbisexuals:

starscreamsswayinghips:

placesbetween:

Looks like the people who are working on Constantine are choosing to ignore the fact that he is bisexual. Officially boycotting this show. Having a lead who is canonically bisexual and making him straight is not only frustrating, but downright offensive in a world where bi-erasure is the norm. 

Jesus Fuck. No smoking, no bisexuality. Is this even John Constantine??

This is so incredibly disappointing and angering. I love Constantine and I was so excited for this show. I was blindly optimistic about it, but I guess we just can’t have nice things.

We can’t have anything.

bisexual-books:

goshdarnbisexuals:

starscreamsswayinghips:

placesbetween:

Looks like the people who are working on Constantine are choosing to ignore the fact that he is bisexual. Officially boycotting this show. Having a lead who is canonically bisexual and making him straight is not only frustrating, but downright offensive in a world where bi-erasure is the norm. 

Jesus Fuck. No smoking, no bisexuality. Is this even John Constantine??

This is so incredibly disappointing and angering. I love Constantine and I was so excited for this show. I was blindly optimistic about it, but I guess we just can’t have nice things.

We can’t have anything.

I totally agree!  Here’s your tweet 
http://twitter.com/fandomsh8women/status/491067675620032514