You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.

Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

(via lil-ith)

It’s also just rude and disrespectful to patently ignore what someone has told you regarding their personal space, body, and time. Get a clue.

(via geekdomme)

I will always reblog this. Always.

(via myherocomplex)

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone.

(via alamaris)

yes

(via thefitally)

(Source: lostgrrrls, via papiliodraconem)

disney-musical-lover-8948:

Six complaints to the BBC about last Saturday’s same-sex kiss on Doctor Who.

Over eight hundred complaints about the Great British Bake Off’s baked Alaska scandal.

I love this country.

(via sweetheartvslife)

thepussytrembles:


same
thepussytrembles:


same
thepussytrembles:


same
thepussytrembles:


same
thepussytrembles:


same
thepussytrembles:


same
thepussytrembles:


same
thepussytrembles:


same
shakesqueers:

The Golden Compass Recast 
“We are all subject to the fates. But we must act as if we are not, or die of despair.” 

Amandla Stenberg as Lyra Belacqua 
Idris Elba as Lord Asriel 
Oona Chaplin as Mrs. Coulter 
Chiwitel Ejiofor as Lee Scoresby
Lucy Liu as Serafina Pekkala

shakesqueers:

The Golden Compass Recast 
“We are all subject to the fates. But we must act as if we are not, or die of despair.” 

Amandla Stenberg as Lyra Belacqua 
Idris Elba as Lord Asriel 
Oona Chaplin as Mrs. Coulter 
Chiwitel Ejiofor as Lee Scoresby
Lucy Liu as Serafina Pekkala
twofishies:

roserosetyler:

vixyish:

the-uncensored-she:

Tell me again why a women’s liberation movement is no longer needed.

Dear “I don’t need feminism” crowd…

“The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender." [x]

JESUS FUCKING DICK

twofishies:

roserosetyler:

vixyish:

the-uncensored-she:

Tell me again why a women’s liberation movement is no longer needed.

Dear “I don’t need feminism” crowd…

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender." [x]

JESUS FUCKING DICK

(Source: yoursocialconstructsareshowing, via letsboldlygomotherfuckers)

  • fleur: oh, i have to breathe underwater for an hour? better get myself a bubble of air!
  • cedric: yeah, bubble charm seems like the best solution.
  • harry: see i didn't think of that but i do have this handy plant.
  • everyone: what about you, viktor?
  • viktor: IM GONNA BE A FUCKING SHARK
how-much-farther-to-go asked:

Bran has been cut from Season 5 and I am beyond enraged. I am done with this show unless it puts out an especially spectacular season 6, which it almost certainly won't. They've ruined the core narratives, and so butchered the essence of the story that not amount of good performances or costuming or production values can change that. Fuck D&D.

donewithwoodenteeth:

Okay, I looked into this and apparently Bran might be in the next season still- though Hodor and Meera seem to be definitely cut. From what I’ve seen, there are some extra Bran scenes that didn’t make it into season 4 that might be used for season 5 and the source of this belief comes from Hodor’s actor talking about being cut (meaning he may not be aware of a Bloodraven/Bran only scene or Bran/weirwood visions scene.) All that being said, this means to me that if we do get Bran, it’ll be like maybe ten minutes all season (and that’s being pretty generous.)

Now that I’ve clarified for people who weren’t aware, I’m just going to say that I’m beyond enraged. Like words do not describe my fury- and everyone reading this should be, too, even if you don’t like Bran.

It’s like cutting major POV Arianne and focusing on minor (male) characters instead. You don’t have to enjoy or like the character/plot line to be upset, it’s the message it sends. Cutting Arianne in favor of male characters sends a very serious message that the show would go out of its way (because this isn’t like swapping Roose Bolton for Tywin Lannister or any of the show choices that are explainable or convenient) to change Dorne politics so it doesn’t have women inherit. That’s the only purpose- why else cut Arianne, what else does that accomplish? I’m starting to wonder if D&D would have cut Dany in favor of Viserys taking her storyline if they could have gotten away with it because like what???

But back to Bran, like Arianne, his cutting (or in his case severely diminished screentime in favor of comparably minor characters like Olenna Tyrell, Margaery, Tywin Lannister, Sandor Clegane, and so on) sends a very powerful message.

I’ve complained about Bran’s treatment in the show before. Despite most people (myself included) focusing more on the Stark sisters’ downplayed importance and/or character assassination, no one has it worse than Bran in the show. 

And that’s a real problem. Bran is a very unique character in all fiction- especially fantasy epics like A Song of Ice and Fire- who really should be celebrated and appreciated more. This is a character who reflects the very serious feelings of lack of self-worth and loss due to his paralysis. It’s very important to me to have a hero, one who’s going to definitely play a huge part in saving Westeros, who lacks the use of his legs. 

This is huge! This is a huge deal because there are so many people in the world who deal with this on a day-to-day basis, people who struggle with feelings of inadequacy or helplessness because either they were born or they later became unable to use their legs (or any sort of similar disability.) This is not the type of hero represented in fiction, specifically fantasy books. 

And to see them represented in a major hero of a popular book series is pretty cool when you think about it. Or at least, I think it is. I think it’s important.

This is also why I get very irritated when I see posts about how Bran is just going to become a tree and never return to Winterfell/see his family again/get to live a real life. Besides the fact that I personally disagree with that interpretation and subsequent prediction (so, so much,) those types of write offs for the character both invalidate Bran’s struggle to see himself and be seen as something other than “Bran the Broken Boy.” Also, it affirms this belief by Bran:

Bran did not want to be married to a tree…but who else would wed a broken boy like him? Bran, ADWD

Bran doesn’t want to “become a tree”, but he thinks/worries that because of his legs he can never be anything more.

The idea that Bran won’t become anything more, he will “be married to a tree” and that’s his endgame and entire future is validating the belief that Bran lacks the ability to be a part of Westerosi society and live his life. Keep in mind the Brynden Rivers lived a full life (he was a Hand of the King and a Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch) before he more or less retired into his position in the weirwood. 

This idea that Bran will never do anything else in his life and just stay in the weirwoods, that his life/ability to interact with society is basically over at the age of nine. And, as Bran himself thinks, all because no one else will be with a “broken boy like him”.

That’s a horrible message. Full stop. 

That’s one of the reasons I believe Bran will leave the weirwoods and return to society, live a full life, and then return like Brynden did- after living his life first. 

So all of that was to say that the fact that the show deems this storyline, this struggle “boring” and “useless” is really upsetting to me. 

Moreover, it is once again proving that the show really cares about different values than the books. They glorify and value the ~game and the ~players, not the smallfolk, the pieces, the victims. That is, also, to me why they have gone in weird directions with Arya and Sansa’s plots. They see Sansa being more manipulative and Arya being more violent and treating the two of them less like abused, victimized children and more like badass, completely-in-control players (who aren’t really allowed to show emotions like fear and grief, particularly in Arya’s case.)

Bran’s not involved in politics or fighting currently in his storyline and is therefore worthless in D&D’s mind so far as I can tell. There’s no other reason that Margaery Tyrell’s screen time should dwarf the first POV’s so much. 

So even if you prefer show!Margaery and the Lannister drama, even if Bran bores you to tears (all of which is fine to feel,) I still think that people should be upset with the message this sends and what this says about how D&D value characters/stories.

steevoooo:

thedarkknyght:

jcsp1688:

paleasland:




OMG

…now that you think about it…

Never can just scroll by this.

No fucking way.
steevoooo:

thedarkknyght:

jcsp1688:

paleasland:




OMG

…now that you think about it…

Never can just scroll by this.

No fucking way.
steevoooo:

thedarkknyght:

jcsp1688:

paleasland:




OMG

…now that you think about it…

Never can just scroll by this.

No fucking way.
steevoooo:

thedarkknyght:

jcsp1688:

paleasland:




OMG

…now that you think about it…

Never can just scroll by this.

No fucking way.
steevoooo:

thedarkknyght:

jcsp1688:

paleasland:




OMG

…now that you think about it…

Never can just scroll by this.

No fucking way.
steevoooo:

thedarkknyght:

jcsp1688:

paleasland:




OMG

…now that you think about it…

Never can just scroll by this.

No fucking way.
steevoooo:

thedarkknyght:

jcsp1688:

paleasland:




OMG

…now that you think about it…

Never can just scroll by this.

No fucking way.

officialfolgers:

"Minerva McGonagall Potter I named you after the bravest person at Hogwarts. "

"Dad you named me after a girl."

“Listen son you talk like that around McGonagall you’ll get your ass handed to you turned into a goblet and be forced to drink from it.”

(Source: achillesvevo, via hannibals-teacup)

monetizeyourcat:

kingofwing:

I just realised that Legolas is older than his own father. 

i don’t even like lord of the rings but this is beautiful

monetizeyourcat:

kingofwing:

I just realised that Legolas is older than his own father. 

i don’t even like lord of the rings but this is beautiful

(via hannibals-teacup)

advil:

THE BABY RUNS INTO A TREE I’M DEAD

advil:

THE BABY RUNS INTO A TREE I’M DEAD

(via hannibals-teacup)

mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up
mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up
mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up
mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up
mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up
mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up
mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up
mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up
mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up
mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up

comealongraggedypond:

simplypotterheads:

It’s been over 13 years since I first read PoA and I still can’t believe Harry asked the Minister of Magic to sign his Hogsmeade permission form.

#go big or go home 

(via hannibals-teacup)

Salome dances her dance of the seven veils,
The men all eye her like wolves on the hunt, this beautiful girl
finally undressing for them. Finally they can see her
exactly as they want to.
The first veil drops.

In 2007, Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend
released their sex tape against her will.
Kim Kardashian, rather than hide in shame
Used the publicity to promote her own career.

Salome moves like a dream half-remembered.
Salome dances like a siren song. All the men ache
to see the hot sugar of her hip bones.
The second veil drops.

In 2014, Kim Kardashian walks down the aisle
As the whole world watches. If only all of us
were so successful in our revenge.
If only all of us stood in our Louboutin heels
on the backs of the men who betray us,
surveying the world we created for ourselves.

The third veil drops.

Kim Kardashian knows exactly what you think of her.
She presses the cloth tighter against her skin
Her smile is a promise she never intends to keep

We can almost see all of her.
Salome shows us her body
but never her eyes.
The fourth veil is dropping.

The four things most recently tweeted at Kim Kardashian were
@KimKardashian Suck My Dick
@Kim Kardashian Can I Meet Kanye?
@KimKardashian Please Fuck Me
@KimKardashian I Love You. I Love You.

Women are told to keep their legs shut.
Women are told to keep their mouths shut.
Some women are kept silent for so long,
They become experts in the silent theft of power.
The fifth veil has dropped.

Kim Kardashian made $12 million dollars this year
Yesterday, uncountable men in their miserable jobs,
told their miserable friends that Kim was a “dumb whore”
Kim Kardashian will never learn their names.

The sixth veil has dropped.
The seventh veil has dropped.

And Salome sat beside King Herod. And he swore unto her
“Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give to thee
unto the half of my kingdom”
And she smiled, and said
“Bring me the head of John The Baptist.
Punish the man who hurt me”

Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)

(via fullofstoryshapes)