I don’t care how you feel about friendship or magic literally everybody needs to watch this video right now
FINALLY SOMEBODY GETS IT
This is pretty much it, good video. In fact, this video talks about one of the major conflicts a lot of girls (like me!) have in adolescence: the concept of femininity is bogged down with so much social bullshit and systematic unfairness (and believe me, even as little kids we can tell) that lots of us feel we have to reject feminine things because we don’t want any of that crap. Even if we like it.
And I suspect, this goes for boys too. Because things associated with girls are also associated with that social bullshit, and they get constantly shamed by their peers to maintain their masculinity (The ‘Fag Discourse’, from C.J. Pascoe, this is an excerpt from a book I think all bronies should read) in adolescence, so they can’t easily take coded feminine things out of their dark hole either.
I would have felt way less ashamed of myself when I was a little kid if I had discourse like this to follow.
This video is spot on, and I encourage everyone to watch it, even if you’re not a pegasister or a brony.
Applause gif that I can’t dig up right now.
Yes, yes, yes. This is exactly why I fell in love with this show.
I watched this a while ago, and I could not comprehend how someone else had been able to put my thoughts and opinions together so beautifully in one single video. I cannot stress how IMPORTANT it is for ANYONE to watch this, even if you hate MLP.
Yes, it is just THAT important.
This is an interesting discussion. Second comment down really resonated with me too. As a child, I loved to be ‘girly’ and dress up and do things like that, but either got directly made fun of or had femininity mocked often enough in front of me that I ended up acting and dressing a completely different way at school to come off as more tomboyish.
For a long time dressing too feminine or too masculine felt like a costume to me and I was uncomfortable if I wore much more variety than a t-shirt and jeans. I mean I’m an adult now and I wear whatever the hell I want, but back then as a kid that’s what it was like for me.
One of you made Kim Kardashian cry
“we’ve done our job” - Tumblr Community
the interwebs won!!!!
Shut up I wasn’t posting this to be funny. We didn’t win anything. You bullied someone. She might be famous but she still has feelings and your blind rudeness has obviously really hurt her. How can tumblr claim to be so against bullying and for positive body image when we still pull this shit. The things you say online have real life consequences, don’t assume that just because someone’s famous they won’t see your nasty jokes.
Can anyone tell me if this is an actual promo shot or a manip? Because if it is a promo shot I WANT TO WEEP WITH ITS RIGHTNESS, HOLY GOD. Lois in STANDING IN FRONT OF CLARK. She’s in the foreground! SHE IS STANDING IN A PHYSICALLY STRONG POSE. She is staring STRAIGHT AHEAD (i.e. she is NOT averting her gaze). Her shoulders are back, her legs are planted firmly on the ground, shoulder width apart, STEADY. SHE IS TAKING UP SPACE, AND NOT OVERTLY SEXUALIZED. CLARK IS STANDING BEHIND HER MIRRORING HER POSE. This is the most beautiful photo I have ever seen, holy fucking god. GETTING IT RIGHT.
(to answer the question, yes it’s official, it’s from Empire magazine)
Too often, female characters are posed for these promotional shots in distinctly sexual (and just plain uncomfortable) positions and told that it is somehow supposed to empower them; here, Lois Lane demonstrates both the strength and the femininity of her character through a confident, assertive stance. Because the two go hand-in-hand.
(Not to mention that, as previously stated, Clark is not only behind her, but also mirroring her pose.)
ten points to DC
don’t make me revoke them later I will Dumbledore your ass.
holy things done right batman
i may just have to get my ass out of the house and see a movie
you have to laugh when it has somehow gotten to the point where “woman from comic book stands up straight” is cause for celebration and praise
We have really low standards when it comes to this sort of shit. Yet we are still so very often disappointed.
this post makes me so happy I get chills.
Hundreds of Kurdish men are dressing up in women’s clothing “Hoping for the day that sexuality, gender will not be a way of evaluating humanity”
This is a reaction towards an imprisoned Kurdish man that was paraded through an Iranian prison by Iranian officers dressed up in women’s clothing hoping to publicly humiliate him.
This is how Kurd men have reacted.
They have created a facebook page “Kurd Men for Equality”
“Being a woman is not a tool to humiliate or punish anyone.”
Our people are the most understanding.
hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.
also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it.
anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!
The worst fears of conservatives have come to fruition after New Zealand’s approval of gay marriage suddenly and unexpectedly resulted in polygamy, bestiality and inter-species marriage.
“We were warned about the slippery slope but just didn’t believe it,” lamented New Zealand’s president Peter Jackson. “If only we had listened to conservative christians, my daughter would not now be married to two horses and a rooster. Truly the fabric of civilization is unraveling before our very eyes!”
Reports of nearly 500 human to fish weddings such as the one pictured above are flooding in, with the number expected to increase. Richard Dawkins went online with apologetic words as he reported that due to spawning methods, Fish-People will soon outnumber humans in the region by 30 to 1, taking our jobs and eventually learning to feast upon the flesh of man until our species is no more and the Fish-People rule the Earth. Attempts to overturn the destructive gay marriage law have been unsuccessful as the law was sealed into place with a magic Maori love song.
“We fucking told you,” said Pope Francis, “We god damn fucking told you this would happen”.
Is this where the fish people in adventure time came from??