Badass Warriors w/ Boobs

Let me learn more and be a better person.   

Just another social justice blog run by a straight cis WoC as she goes through her Women's/Gender Studies major and carves out an identify for herself in the world. Occasionally NSFW, and I've recently taken to reblogging a lot of PoC artwork/photography.

I've identified as a feminist for several years with a specific passion for body image/self-esteem/use of Photoshop in advertising as well as female/PoC representation in Disney/movies. However, I still consider myself a novice in the field. I acknowledge that I am greatly privileged in MANY ways, and do my best to refrain from butting in on conversations concerning spaces (LGBTQIA+, mental illness, differently-abled) where I am not oppressed.

This is not a pretty blog that talks about pretty things. The posts will often be angry. Many posts will contain swearing. When I break my silence in reposts, I will sometimes do the same. If you're a newcomer to these kinds of discussions, I hope you will start questioning. I hope you will also become angry. And as idealistic as it is, I hope you become inspired to change things.

(If you know me personally, I apologize in advance for the TMI tidbits you will eventually come across. Also, not all badass warriors have boobs. Nor do they need to. I just like B's.)

PLEASE call me out on my mistakes.
On *some* occasions, I will also be willing to educate people on this or that.




**BODY POSITIVE*LGBTQ POSITIVE*INTER/PAN/DEMI/ASEXUAL POSITIVE*KINK POSITIVE**

theuppitynegras:

just think about y’all millions and millions of little dark skinned black girls are going to go to the supermarket with their parents this month and when they’re waiting in line at the check out aisle they’re going to look up and see Lupita Nyong’o being hailed as the most beautiful woman in the world god is amazing

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kateordie:

I haven’t posted anything lengthy or terribly eloquent on the subject of women in geek culture lately, have I? Have this instead.

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11 Facts About Environmental Racism →

(Source: knowledgeequalsblackpower, via angrytaiwanesegirlsunited)

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All lead actors in The Gods of Egypt will be white →
— 2 days ago with 7 notes
#I like gerard butler but mehhhhh 

"We are all, everyone in this room, so fortunate."

(Source: queen-angelina, via englishistheartofbullshit)

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thegestianpoet:

here’s the thing:

  • respect sex workers, but
  • do not defend the porn industry 

(via cirque-de-morgue)

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therockineflatmajor:

killdiobrando:

okuyasuofficial:

okuyasuofficial:

honey, im homo

welcome back queer

How was your gay?

Always reBLGTQIA.

— 2 days ago with 86987 notes

afghangster:

i have no time for professors or people in general who don’t even attempt to pronounce your name correctly and dismiss you when you try to correct them. this guest professor butchered my name numerous times and I told him the correct pronunciation for the third time and he completely dismissed me and said “yeah yeah, you” and pointed at me.

if someone refuses to take fifteen seconds to learn how to pronounce your name then don’t even fucking acknowledge them let alone give them an actual response.

I’ve never heard of professors or teachers actually DISMISSING people on issues like this, when the people themselves clearly have the authority on how to say it correctly. What the fuck. 

I am so sorry. That sucks. 

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(Forgive the blurriness)
Self-care comes in many different forms. Right now, I’m suddenly missing certain people in my life very badly, and it doesn’t help that I’m frighteningly behind on schoolwork. My plan? I’m going to take a shower and change into this top for my long night of library work. Overly glamorous for a night of reading and writing papers, perhaps, but wearing non-dressy clothing doesn’t quite cut it for me tonight. 

(Forgive the blurriness)

Self-care comes in many different forms. Right now, I’m suddenly missing certain people in my life very badly, and it doesn’t help that I’m frighteningly behind on schoolwork. My plan? I’m going to take a shower and change into this top for my long night of library work. Overly glamorous for a night of reading and writing papers, perhaps, but wearing non-dressy clothing doesn’t quite cut it for me tonight. 

— 2 days ago with 3 notes
#me  #self-care  #mood boost 

notamorningbird:

lillian-raven:

hungrylikethewolfie:

cure-krismoth:

pagangirl:

emegustart:

latining:

emegustart:

chenisthebestkitty:

emegustart:

This is supposed to happen the first time Persephone is back to the Underworld….so I went and made a sequel for a comic that hasn’t even happened yet. Wibbly wobbly timey wimey….

Did I regret anything? No. No I don’t. 

on deviantart

._.

He kidnapped her

Against her will

Thanks fo her father after her father raped her

She starved herself to get out of his place

twhere do people read romance into this, where??ßß1ßewkofp *flops over*

Thanks for continue to focus on the kidnapping part which is not the point of this myth. 

Life and Death, the balance between them and the changes they cause, and the origin and meaning of the seasons cycle, on the other hand, are the real points. 

Thanks for also persisting in the idea of Persephone as a passive figure. Kidnapped, raped, silenced, with no saying or power over anything (except for maybe starved herself because there are so many different versions of this myth that it’s difficult to keep track of them, did you know that apparently there is a version where she and Hades plot together?)

Thanks for also forgetting that she’s a goddess on her own and becomes Queen and Hades’ equal and actually they’re most stable marriages in the myths. 

Thank you, you’ve enriched this post by telling me things I already know but I don’t care about. (◡‿◡✿)

Reblogging for the bitchin’ commentary and also to add that if anyone wants to read the most current (and IMO accurate) studies on Greek mythology and women’s lives, Women in Greek Myth by Dr. Mary Lefkowitz is invaluable (and incredibly inexpensive for an academic book).

The confusion comes from “Zeus” which is almost a title for a supreme god (think of the way “Caesar” was used). So you have Heavenly Zeus and Infernal Zeus, and they are not the same god but rather the supreme ruler of the sky and underworld, respectively. Likewise Persephone became known as “Infernal Hera” and this naming scheme persisted well into the Roman Empire, where Pluto and Proserpina are referred to as “Infernal Juno” and “Jupiter of Dis” in Book 6 of the Aeneid as well as on many grave monuments and in spells.

Moreover, gods don’t need to eat. Persephone refusing to eat was her refusing to become a part of the Underworld, not her attempting to starve herself. The gods are defined as being deathless, and in Ancient Greek “deathless” is synonymous with “god”. (Cf. Theogony, Works and Days, any of the Homeric Hymns, etc.) The Homeric Hymn to Demeter is really clear about this. (HH 2 370-4, 393-403.)

The marriage of Persephone and Hades is actually the most loving and consensual union among the Olympian deities. Hades first offers a dowry designed specifically to please Persephone (HH 2 10-14.), then carries her off and keeps her as a guest of honour in his house. (HH 2 341-345) Persephone is referred to as αἰδοίῃ παρακοίτι - his reverent wife. “Reverent” here refers to a respect for one’s duty, and the similarity between the pronunciation of αἰδοῖος an “Hades” is deliberate and intended to show how well-matched they are. Persephone misses her mother, yes, but is not overly upset about her marriage to Hades. Even Anchises expresses more regret over his union with Aphrodite. (HH 5 185-190.) Finally, as a proper parent, Demeter is rewarded for giving up her daughter, and offers a gift to the other gods in turn. (HH 2 441-495.)

It is worth noting that Demeter is given a position of remarkable power in this myth and is in many ways treated as or better than a father would be. The focus of the hymn remains the relationship between mother and daughter, and emphasises that it is a bond that can endure even after a woman leaves to marry. More importantly, the Homeric Hymn to Demeter is an etiological myth for the Thesmophoria and the Eleusinian Mysteries, a woman-only festival and the most enduring mystery cult of the ancient world. HH 2 serves to anchor women firmly in religious and family life and sets some fairly idealised standards for husbands. Many issues arise when attempting to interpret this myth into a modern context, which is why it is so important to understand that the myth was created over three thousand years ago and is largely a historical document reflecting the mores of the time.

This is the last time I’m reblogging this strip. I edited the original post because I’m really tired of this discussion, but latining’s comment is just perfect and flawless and really educating and everyone interested in this myth should read it. 

THIS IS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL AND IM SO GLAD THAT MY BOYFRIEND REBLOGGED IT FOR ME TO SEE AND TO READ THE COMMENTS OMFG

Also like to point out that Hades and Persephone were one of, if not the, most faithful divine couples in Greek mythology. 

Compare that to Zeus, who slept with anything that moved.

This comic is beautiful and adorable, and the commentary is (if you’ll pardon the pun) divine.  A++, FAVORITE MYTHOLOGICAL COUPLE, WOULD FALL IN LOVE WITH THEM AGAIN.

Beautiful commentary. God, I love mythology. 

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thegeekagenda:

she didn’t say ‘because i am the best woman there was!’ 

she doesn’t claim to be ‘not like other women’

she doesn’t villify other women and suggest that she’s an exception

she calls dat shit out

yeah

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hawk-and-handsaw:

"I… struggle with anxiety sometimes, especially when promoting films like this. Just the life of doing what I do, being in the public eye, it’s a stressful environment." -chris evans

 (beesarealiens)

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