“I want to live in a world where little girls are not pinkified, but where little girls who like pink are not punished for it, either. We can certainly talk about the social pressures surrounding gender roles, and the concerns that people have when they see girls and young women who appear to be forced into performances of femininity by the society around them, but let’s stop acting like they have no agency and free will. Let’s stop acting like women who choose to be feminine are somehow colluders, betraying the movement, bamboozled into thinking that they want to be feminine. Let’s stop denying women their own autonomy by telling them that their expressions of femininity are bad and wrong.
Antifemininity is misogynist. What you are saying when you engage in this type of rhetoric is that you think things traditionally associated with women are wrong. Which is misogynist. By telling feminine women that they don’t belong in the feminist movement, you are reinforcing the idea that to be feminine and a woman is wrong, that women who want to be taken seriously need to be more masculine, because most people view gender presentation in binary ways. This rewards the ‘one of the boys’ type rhetoric I encounter all over the place from self-avowed feminists who seem to think that bashing on women is a good way to prove how serious they are when it comes to caring about women and bringing men into the feminist movement.”— Get Your Anti-Femininity Out Of My Feminism by s.e. smith (via nerdiestofbears)
A little bit of Rogers in my life A little bit of Iron Man by my side A little bit of Natasha is all I need A little bit of Thor is what I see A little bit of Bruce in the sun A little bit of Hawkeye all night long A little bit of Loki here I am A little bit of you makes me your man
“I was stopped and questioned seven times by University police on my way into the physics building,” he says. “Seven times. Zero times was I stopped going into the gym—and I went to the gym a lot. That says all you need to know about how welcome I felt at Texas.”—
The case involved a black man, Heman Marion Sweatt, who was refused admission to the School of Law of the University of Texas, whose president was Theophilus Painter, on the grounds that the Texas State Constitution prohibited integrated education. At the time, no law school in Texas would admit black students, or, in the language of the time, “Negro” students.
The state district court in Travis County, instead of granting the plaintiff a writ of mandamus, continued the case for six months. This allowed the state time to create a law school only for black students, which it established in Houston, Texas, rather than in Austin. The ‘separate’ law school and the college became today’s Texas Southern University; the law school is known as the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
it doesnt manifest in people treating queer ships as better/more interesting than het, and it doesnt manifest in people caring the most about canonically gay white dudes
what its like is watching people in a fandom, like sherlock for example, constantly treat the intentional subtext like its actual queer representation and watching them continually call any homoerotic moment GAAAAAAY or “totally heterosexual”.
GUESS WHAT. IT IS HETEROSEXUAL. especially in a fandom like sherlock where pretty much everyone involved continually says theyre not gay, theyre not any kind of queer just two regular cishet dudefriends man why would you think their queer its not like were intentionally putting in a lot of homoerotic subtext in to lure fans in or make gay joke totally not. They are, for all intents and purposes, not an actual queer couple and at least one of them is straight. Not gay. Totally heterosexual. and i am being genuinely sincere when i say that.
its totally cool to ship them or appreciate the subtext but as a queer person i am so fucking sick of seeing “no homo” homoerotic subtext treated as actual queerromantic/erotic (sub)text instead of a device to titillate the audience. because thats what it is in nearly all of tumblrs favourite fandoms.