But for young women, the culture of slut shaming that the Kristen Stewart scandal represents won’t go away. I might not be concerned for K-Stew, but I am concerned for all the young women today who are tuned into this scandal, ones who are learning that it’s not okay to screw up, ever. Chris Brown can publicly beat the hell out of his girlfriend but still be played on the radio and win Grammys. However, if you ever cheat on your boyfriend, your life is over and no one will ever want to be associated with you. Almost no one will blame the much-older guy you cheated with, and it might actually make him more famous andhelp his career. Few will care that he was your boss and in a position of authority or that he may have have taken advantage of your youth and relative inexperience. Everything is your fault, and your life will be threatened over it. If you are a trampire, you will be publicly staked for it, even though cheater Ashton Kutcher recently emerged relatively unscathed by the media. No one asked for him to be fired from Two and a Half Men.
I might not be concerned for K-Stew, but I am concerned for my younger stepsister who has pictures of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on her walls, who idolizes and worships them, and who might grow up to hate Kristen Stewart for reasons she doesn’t understand. I’m worried she will be taught that it’s not okay to mess up, learn from it and apologize, because no one wants your apology, just your suffering on camera. I’m worried that she’ll think its okay to harass and threaten women for their indiscretions, even if men get off scot-free. I’m worried she will think this culture of bullying, slut-shaming and rhetorical violence against women is the norm, because you get a t-shirt for it. I’m worried she will learn to internalize the shame brought on far too many women today, for having sexualities, for not being perfect, for not fitting into a box. I’m worried she’ll believe men like Todd Akin, Paul Ryan and Mike Huckabee are right.
Because even if she doesn’t know who Akin, Ryan and Huckabee are, even if she doesn’t pay attention to politics or the radical right-wing GOP, she does pay attention to Twilight and Robsten. And if we want to empower her to be a strong, independently minded woman who knows that her body, sexuality and safety are legitimate and can stand up for her rights, we need to pay attention, too. This might seem ridiculous to us, and most people I know can’t wait to stop talking about it. But for her, having this conversation makes a difference. Although no young woman shouldn’t think it’s okay to cheat, what we are teaching them right now is so much worse.
“Trampire:” Why the Public Slut Shaming of Kristen Stewart Matters for Young Women
this is one of the worst cases we’ve ever seen.
we assembled the best team of doctors from around the world to help.
Everyone knows this Pibb guy didn’t get his degree.
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Rule 63 Captain America, cosplayed by dangerousladies, photographed by Josh Barrett
finally a fuckin’ lady cap that isn’t all ass and tits but looks like she’s ready for fuckin battle
AND CHECK OUT THAT SICK HAIR JESUS CHRIST SHE’S BEAUTIFUL
CHECK THAT THING OUT. It has the exact same burn marks that the shield gets in The Avengers. Amazing.
oh my actual fucking god.
She looks absolutely stunning. This cosplay. Jesus Christ this cosplay is fantastic!
You win the internet today, lady.
dangerousladies are three very nice girls, and they’re all more than willing to help people with how they did their cosplays. The cosplay community needs more people like them.
Guys, hey, guys. Do you remember that time that Coulson called Natasha and she ended up forming the Avengers? Remember how she did that by digging up Bruce Banner and introducing Steve to him then was the voice of reason when Tony and Steve were bickering and then how she brought Clint back from being mind controlled so that they can be a team? Remember that? Remember how the Black Widow out smarted a god? Remember that time she kept her shit together when the Hulk attacked her, even though she was really scared? Remember when she knocked an alien off his flying scooter and igured out how to drive it despite it being extrateresstrial tech, then got her ass up to the top of Stark Tower, found Loki’s staff and saved the world from being invaded by turning off the machine?
Remember how she was the central character of the whole freaking movie?
Anyone else remember that? I sure do.
Damn straight. She was the key to the whole damn thing.
yeah, remember when she got her own movie as she clearly deserved?
ugh studio execs suck.
Black Widow for life.
TOTALLY. And she didn’t outsmart just ANY god. She fucking outsmarted the trickster god. The one who outsmarts everyone else. But she got his ass.
BLACK WIDOW IS EVERYTHING.
Black Widow Appreciation Life.
Black Widow foreverrrrrr
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The Creepiness Question « shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows
someone at the onion is sooo fucking pissed about todd akins’ comments
wow i have never seen the onion so angry
good for them
I kind of resent the suggestion that there would be something inherent about superheroes that wouldn’t be of interest to women…. There’s nothing inherently masculine about power fantasies. There’s nothing inherently masculine about superhero comics. There’s nothing inherently masculine about mythology. About science fiction. There is no reason that a woman who is interested in this field as a reader or creator should feel that she is peculiar in any way.
-Kelly Sue DeConnick [x]
^ An awesome quote by an awesome lady, accompanied by pics of many awesome ladies
Yes, I must reblog this <3
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We caught up with the amazing Riley today! The camera and the internet love her! This pint-sized natural is proud to be a mascot for Mocha Kid Magazine.
Photos By: Christin Shoots People
DYING FROM THE CUTENESS
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The Away Team
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Meryl Streep, on being told that she often plays “strong-minded women.”
#god had a second child #her name is meryl streep
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