Such magnificent liars

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)

blkdzn:

Can y’all actually believe a man shot and killed someone and he isn’t in jail yet after nearly a month? Like really let that sink in. A man killed an 18 year old child and he is on paid leave from his job. Really think about that.

alisonshendrixs:

if u can’t handle me at my hardcore feminist then u can’t have me at literally any other time bc that’s all i am 24/7

somewherebetweenrageandserenity:

MAGNETO;   t h e   M A S T E R   o f   M A G N E T I S M

Magnetism is one of the fundamental forces of nature. Where do you think sunlight comes from? Stellar fusion is born of the interaction between gravity and magnetism. Thank your various deities for the conflict in his soul. Within Erik Lehnsherr is the rational man who struggles constantly with the methods employed by Magneto to achieve what he believes are righteous goals. The child of the holocaust who fears becoming what he most hates. If those two elements ever reconcile, there could be no practical limit to what he might accomplish.  - Doc McCoy, Excalibur v3 #11

Popular Misconceptions about Beyoncé: She doesn’t love/care about her fans [because she doesn’t use Twitter]

kosmotis:

do not pity the dead, harry, pity the living, and above all those who think feminism means hating men.

whenramsesdestroyedsyria:

10 Day Harry Potter Challenge | Day 4

↳ One House - Slytherin
“We Slytherins are brave, yes, but not stupid. For instance, given the choice, we will always choose to save our own necks.”

whenramsesdestroyedsyria:

10 Day Harry Potter Challenge | Day 4

↳ One House - Slytherin

“We Slytherins are brave, yes, but not stupid. For instance, given the choice, we will always choose to save our own necks.”