My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)
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problackgirl:

we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.

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Never actually thought I’d be a vegan chef/baker. I have made it.

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Regram of my dinner special via @thelunchrooma2. Philly cheesesteak w/ portobellos on a pretzel bun. Cue “Flawless.” #vegan

Regram of my dinner special via @thelunchrooma2. Philly cheesesteak w/ portobellos on a pretzel bun. Cue “Flawless.” #vegan

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Wow working 9 hrs instead of 13.5 on a Saturday is a luxury. I do not know what to do with myself

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I’m sure that Capri sun is distracting, but please do not run me over with your car

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Spent ~one hour trying to get dressed because all I could manage were emo high school looks or overly-formal ice queen cocktail party attire. I settled for looking like Connor’s grandmother, who is my fashion icon. I really need some adult clothing.

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Language Tips for Cis Feminists Speaking on Trans Issues

scienceofeds:

unpitchable:

Over the past two years, I’ve shared a lot of space with cisgender feminists who are seeking to add a trans voice to their panel, event, or conference. I can often sense that these feminists’ hearts are in the right place with regards to trans issues. They’re trying and their…

Unrelated to EDs, but I found this helpful and informative soooo yeah.

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poison-oak:

I fell in love with a princess today

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