Sex + Gender
Queer + Feminist
Social theory + Cultural Critique

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)

This is why most movies are BOOOOOOOOORING

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“ Poetry is the salt in chocolate. It’s not there to make sense; it’s there to stimulate the senses. ”

—    Nikki Giovanni (via loveyourrebellion)

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There’s not one way to be any anyone, to do anything, or to feel anything. All of life is a multiplicity - a multiplicity so complicated and intricate we could never possibly be witness to it all. Because of this, judgement becomes futile.

money money money

there never seems to be enough of you

i’m constantly chasing you just to give you away

this game we play is exhausting to the spirit




Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here. 

HEY FUN FACT: pole dancing is known as something strippers do because strippers invented it. And that’s okay! It’s okay to have respect for strippers and the hard work they put into what they do! Let’s stop trying to take the stripper part out of pole dancing so upperclass white girls can do it without being ~stigmatized~ because god forbid women be sexual.

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@queeravenger said: that sounds great. but jsyk, GSM is a terrible acronym for the community, it includes ppl like pedophiles and rapists (always has, the term was created to do so). MOGAI (marginalized orientations, gender alignments, and intersex) is better

Holy shit/ For real? Do you have references? Not because I doubt you, but just because I’m interested in the history. MOGAI sounds great and I’m happy to use it instead as, obviously, I’m not trying to include those who cause harm and destruction to people without consent. Thanks for pointing this out!

So! I’m thinking of starting a series - photographing women and LBTGQ/GSM folks in my community doing what they love best and interviewing them about their lives. Posting on the blog of course :) what do y’all think of this?


"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand  temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"

- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)

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Need some new blogs to follow. Looking for feminist and/or body positive blogs! Any you recommend?