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  • 24th April
    2014
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#TBT Poetry Month: Anne’s Ballad for Jack

(Oh God, this is one of the poems I simultaneous love and hate.  Intro to Poetry assignment, write from a different point of view, and the rhyming was meant to capture the “ballad” theme.  But I hate the rhyming because it sometimes just feels forced.

Anne Bonney was just fucking amazing, guys.)

Anne’s Ballad for Jack

“I’m sorry, Jack, but if you had fought like a man you would not now be about to die like a dog. Do straighten yourself up!”

~Anne Bonney, Kingston, Jamaica, 1720

 

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  • 24th April
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  • 24th April
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queerhawkeye:

jumpingjacktrash:

unwinona:

alphalewolf:

You know, for a homeless person, he’s pretty cut.

Can we please take a moment to appreciate how intensely Thor is trying to figure out what the fuck jeans are.

can you imagine thor bringing denim back to asgardIT IS NOT LEATHER BUT IT IS COMFORTABLEhe says to a gathering crowd of curious gods. (x)

Volstagg attempts double denim and Thor has to explain to him that such things are simply not done on Midgard except by a chosen few, and even they do so with great risk.

(via gimpnelly)

  • 24th April
    2014
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Have you ever heard the phrase cockblocking? You know, you’re at a bar, talking to a girl, and what happens? Her less attractive friend comes over and ruins everything. Cockblock. Well I have to tell you something guys: I have been the less attractive friend, and you were NOT cockblocked. I was following orders from my better-looking friend that she did not wanna fuck you. …Girls have two signals for their friends: ‘I’m gonna fuck him’ and ‘HELP.’

Amy Schumer [x] (via rashaka)

The number of “get me out of here” tactics women have developed and shared to help each other escape from overly-insistent-to-borderline-predatory dudes in public places should probably be enough evidence of the existence of rape culture all on its own.

(via madgastronomer)

YES

(via ellakrystina)

I especially like how, in the majority of cases, you don’t have to verbally communicate what your signals are to other women. I’ve had women I didn’t even know come save me. Literally every woman recognizes the “Dear god, help me” facial expression, and knows exactly what they should do. We don’t get a handbook for this. We don’t have a sit-down nail polish party where we talk about a standardized woman code for preventing creepers. It’s just part of being a woman.

BUT LOL RAPE CULTURE DOESN’T EXIST.

(via eastberlin)

Yup. I’ve definitely taken strangers by the arm and pulled her aside to go, “Oh my GOD it’s you! How ARE YOU?!? It’s been so long!” and then been like “hey I could overhear that guy who wouldn’t leave you alone so I figured I’d give you an out” and then see their VISIBLY RELIEVED expressions. This is part of girl code, because rape culture is that pervasive.

(via thebicker)

I once had a girl sit on my lap and say “hey baby” after she witnessed a guy (who was easily 20+ years older than me) hitting on me and harassing me for my number even after I told him I was taken. After he got up and left she asked if I was okay. I couldn’t thank her enough times, I even bought her a drink.

(via castielsmiles)

When I was 16 years old, I went to a club with my mother to see a band perform. The part of the club where the concert was taking place was too hot and crowded, and I broke away from it before I had a full anxiety attack, though I was still visibly shaken. As I sat down at the bar, with my clearly marked under-18 hand stamp, an older man sat down next to me and started talking about how much nicer concerts were in his home country. He kept trying to offer me drinks, even though I already had a cup of ice. He would not leave me alone, even after I pointed out my hand stamp. Said that he preferred younger girls. I started to panic again.

A woman that was about 6’1” came over, grabbed me, and about screamed, “Girlfriend! I lost you in the crowd! Come on, your dad’s outside to get us!” She dragged me outside of the club, gave me a hug, and left. I ended up ditching my mum and actually calling my dad to pick me up.

Never ignore the ‘please help me’ face, ladies.

(via touchofgrey37)

Had this happen so often to me as I grew up, being early with everything concerning puberty and body development. People notice. Ensured a large amount of cynicism and very practical way of dealing with this senseless stuff. Still, some people won’t understand a clear “No, fuck off” and the Please Help-face saved me when other women picked up on it. I myself helped out girls that way who didn’t dare to go against men, either telling off the men or pretending to be an old friend while I drag them out of the scene. Recently a man who has been beyond inappropriately creepy around me (the truly senseless way - which is what scares me as I don’t know if he has mental issues and knows how dangerous and ridiculously pushy without listening literally he’s being), where I lied through my teeth about the friend sitting next to me. She got it instantly. I can’t express how relieved I was.

It aggravates me so much. I don’t want to be overly cautious and turning down people when they ask if I want to “give it a shot” before knowing me properly - despite meaning it well. This isn’t the way to go. I need to know you first. An idea of who you are, your good and bad sides. Don’t jump on me senselessly. Sigh.

Help each other, ladies.
That was the whole point of starting this blog, to me.

(via aureliasthoughts)

And the fucked up thing about all of this is that even qith all of these women speaking up and sharing stories like this, there will still be doubt, we will be told by men that we are “overreacting” to our harassment.

(via sourcedumal)

This is why I hate all those “WHAT GIRLS REALLY MEAN” sort of things.  Because no, girls/women can and will and often are VERY DIRECT WITH WHAT THEY SAY.  But guys can’t take…shit, not even a hint, a very boldfaced “NO!”  Like, screaming in your face “NO!”

We could do THIS and it still wouldn’t be enough:

Guys complain about girls “lying” and “playing games.”  GUESS WHAT?  Sometimes we do that because you either won’t take “NO” for an answer and our only out is to make something up.  And if you think “don’t you care about my feelings?”  FUCK YOUR FEELINGS, douchesplash.

(via thesnowqueer)

  • 23rd April
    2014
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Huntress And Misfit

gailsimone:

Posting this just for fun. It’s the first half of an eight page Huntress/Misfit story that was going to go in a Birds of Prey annual that didn’t quite happen.

I had almost forgotten about it, and just now found it.

Hope you enjoy.

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Oh man, wish we could’ve seen this happen.

  • 23rd April
    2014
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Let’s Talk About Boobs

Because there’s been the uproar over Wonder Girl’s.

You know, from THAT Teen Titans cover which depicts her with boobs the size of her head, barely covered with a strapless top.  The one that Janelle Asselin critiqued at CBR, which led to her receiving rape threats.  Yeah.  THAT cover.

Apparently, there’s been some attempts to defend the cover by saying “But some teenage girls HAVE big breasts!  It’s not unheard of!”

No, it’s not, you’re right.  Because I was a teenage girl with generous bosoms.

I got boobs early.  I wore a bra early.  I got my bra strap snapped in 8th grade math class and when I screamed at the guy who did it that what he’d just done was sexual harassment, my classmates yelled at me…so did the teacher.  Who proceeded to tell me to not disrupt class again.

Other than that, my boobs and I generally got along, and most of my classmates found other things to tease me about (like the fact that I was in 8th grade and knew what sexual harassment was).  My rack was not an issue.

Until.

Until my Junior Prom.

You see, I wore this great dress for my Junior Prom.  It was the same one shown here:

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In case you can’t tell from this picture?  That dress is strapless.

I made a huge mistake.

You see, I can dance.  Back in those days, I could SWING dance (it was a thing, kids, okay?).  And my date and I had this thing where every school dance we got in ONE swing dance together.  People would stop and watch because either we looked cool or because we looked the exact opposite of cool.

Anyway, during this particular dance, in this particular dress, with THAT particular strapless bra, I kicked my heels off.  My dress was tailored to fit me with those heels on.  Meaning it was a little bit too long when those shoes went away.  No big deal, right?

Until, in the middle of a spin, I stepped on my dress.

The front of my dress.

Which caused the top to slide down.

And catch my bra on the way.

Meaning, at my junior prom, my boobs flew out, mid-spin, in front of a gathered crowd.

In fact, this was right in front of where the football team had clumped together to watch.

And they saw.

TRUST ME.  They saw.

Everyone saw.

You see, guys, the “it’s realistic” is a terrible defense because TRUST ME, no matter how much double sided tape you want us to believe Wonder Girl is packing?  That top is coming down during a fight.  And in her case, it ain’t gonna take much for a nip slip to go down.

So don’t tell me what’s realistic.  Because what’s realistic to me is a 17 year old girl humiliated because half of her school has just seen her naked breasts on a dance floor.  And the only thing I can say is that at least THIS was before smartphones.

Stop the madness, stop the strapless.

  • 23rd April
    2014
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  • 23rd April
    2014
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gimpnelly:

elluvias:

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

IF YOU ARE SEXUALLY HARRASSED YOU REPORT THAT SHIT

That is AWFUL. Please report it when you’re sexually harassed. If not for yourself, to try to protect future victims.

FUCK THIS SHIT.

Look, I can understand circumstances where, yeah, reporting it is difficult and you would choose not to.  There are times when you literally HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE and it sucks, and those assholes are taking advantage of it.  Not every woman can put her source of income at risk like that, and the one thing the article gets right is that the laws DON’T always work, you are NOT guaranteed protection.

Which is why we need to keep fighting for better laws and better enforcement of policies.  Which is why when you CAN report it, you SHOULD and FIGHT against this mindset that it’s just something women have to deal with if we want to sit at the boys table.  Harassment is NOT just an inconvenience, it is dehumanizing, it is upsetting, it is a weapon used against women and it is BEYOND NOT OKAY. 

And of course: why the fuck are you acting like women should have to control whether they report it or not instead of the very basic fact that MEN SHOULD NOT BE DOING THIS?!?!

FUUUUUUUUUCK EVERYTHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING.