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projectunbreakable:

Submissions from projectunbreakablesubmissions@gmail.com.

fuckyeahfeminists:

themajesticmountainscold:

maxolines:

sassy-spoon:

nerdbird:

Google is definitely a woman, it starts suggesting things before you can even finish your sentence.

That must mean Bing is a man, tries to convince people it’s superior and does a horrible job with pleasing its user.

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sassy-spoon lives up to its url

Oh snap!

These days, before we talk about misogyny, women are increasingly being asked to modify our language so we don’t hurt men’s feelings. Don’t say, “Men oppress women” – that’s sexism, as bad as any sexism women ever have to handle, possibly worse. Instead, say, “Some men oppress women.” Whatever you do, don’t generalise. That’s something men do. Not all men – just some men.

This type of semantic squabbling is a very effective way of getting women to shut up. After all, most of us grew up learning that being a good girl was all about putting other people’s feelings ahead of our own. We aren’t supposed to say what we think if there’s a chance it might upset somebody else or, worse, make them angry. So we stifle our speech with apologies, caveats and soothing sounds. We reassure our friends and loved ones that “you’re not one of those men who hate women”.

What we don’t say is: of course not all men hate women. But culture hates women, so men who grow up in a sexist culture have a tendency to do and say sexist things, often without meaning to. We aren’t judging you for who you are but that doesn’t mean we’re not asking you to change your behaviour. What you feel about women in your heart is of less immediate importance than how you treat them on a daily basis.

You can be the gentlest, sweetest man in the world yet still benefit from sexism. That’s how oppression works.

projectunbreakable:

Submissions from projectunbreakablesubmissions@gmail.com.

fuckyeahfeminists:

shyperbole:

thattallsummonerguy:

jumpingjacktrash:

dredsina:

some general boob-having problems

THE DARTS, THEY DO NOTHING

the expressions and body language in this are fantastic.

To all you lovely people with boobs, thank you for being awesome <3

This is the realist shit that I have ever seen.

Oh man that stretch over the boobs when in a button-down shirt is such a real struggle.

cargast:

whovianfeminism:

thedoctorchanges:

aetherbleeding:

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So, detractors, lemme see if I’ve got this straight. Patrick Troughton wanted this. Peter Davison wants this. Colin Baker wants this. Carole Ann Ford wants this. Louise Jameson wants this. Freema Agyeman wants this. Matt Smith wants this. Karen Gillan wants this. And now we have word that Sydney Newman, attributed with giving the show its lead’s name and basic mode of transport—the same man, I remind you, who hired a female showrunner in nineteen sixty-fucking-three—wanted this.

And somehow demanding a female Doctor is appropriation.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

—Wack’d

Here’s the original source for that fun fact. What I find most interesting is not just that Sydney Newman wanted the Doctor to be a woman, but that he wasn’t interested in making the female Doctor a gimmick. His letter says:

At a later stage Doctor Who should be metamorphosed into a woman. This requires some considerable thought – mainly because I want to avoid a flashy, Hollywood Wonder Women because this kind of heroine with no flaws is a bore. Given more time than I have now, I can create such a character.

Newman wanted a strong female character in every sense. He wanted her to be interesting, he wanted her to be complex, and he wanted her to be flawed.

So for all of you naysayers who think that a female Doctor would never be more than a ratings gimmick:

        

plannedparenthood:

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Someone asked us:

Is it true that not shaving your armpits is unhygienic? Because I’m a girl, my mom opposes my decision to stop shaving for a while. She says not only that it’s unhygienic, that it will make me sweat more and will ruin my shirts. Is any of that true?

A lot of people…