seven of cups

Ask me anything   Kitty. 28 year old British, Literature student. Pisces (Leo moon, Aquarius rising), Hufflepuff, INFP. I love books, video games, manga & anime, and knitting. This tumblr will mostly contain activism (feminism, fat acceptance, sex positivity), geekery (Sailor Moon, Mass Effect, Jane Austen, Harry Potter etc) and cuteness (kittens!). I have a cat called Milo and a kitten called Hugo. I co-mod rawwomen (a body-positivity tumblr) and Fuck Yeah Romola Garai.

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While Johansson’s first Marvel appearance in Iron Man 2 may have relied somewhat upon sex appeal, this was quickly nixed in favor of characterizing her as the most cerebral Avenger. Her most important scenes in The Avengers relied upon her intelligence and skills as a spy, to the extent that she even managed to outwit Loki, the God of Lies. At the end of the movie, she’s the one who closes the portal that let all the aliens into New York. Then in Winter Soldier she’s given second billing to Captain America, a meaty role that showcases a wide-ranging skillset that stretches far beyond just “kicking ass.” At no point during any of these movies does she seduce anyone, by the way.

Sadly, there’s very little sign of this character in the most easily accessible reviews of both The Avengers and Winter Soldier. Judging by the Guardian, WSJ, or New Yorker, Black Widow is more like a blow-up doll with a black belt. By their logic, if she’s wearing a tight outfit, then she must be a sexy ass-kicker, meaning that she must be the token female character, and therefore is little more than eye candy.

With that thought process in mind, it must make perfect sense to relegate Black Widow to a single sniggering comment about her catsuit, because obviously Scarlett Johansson is just there for decoration. And if you’ve read in the New York Times that Black Widow is a token female character, then chances are you’ll have internalized that opinion before you even buy a ticket. The feedback loop of misogynist preconceptions continues on, and in the end, we all lose out.

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vivianvivisection:

straight boys think girls can’t take compliments, and that’s ridiculous cause i’ve seen so many girls compliment each other, i’ve seen conversations & friendships blossom from girls complimenting each other in line, on the street, at school waiting for the bys, pretty much anywhere.

the problem is straight boys think sexual harassment & assault are compliments.

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stupidswampwitch:

masooood:

safeidgul:

Why can’t there be a male hooter’s equivalent where male servers are shirtless and highly sexualized for their bodies and looks

Male Strip clubs. You’re thinking of male strip clubs.

No. Not a male strip club. A strip club is a strip club. I want a place called Cahones where waiters wear Speedos and are forced to stuff if they don’t fill out their uniform well enough. I want them to giggle for my tips. I want it to be so normalised and engrained in our culture that women bring their daughters there for lunch (because whaaaaaat the wings are good! Geeze sensitive much?) where they’ll give playful little nudges like, “Wouldn’t mind if you dad had those. Heh heh heh.” that their daughters don’t even understand but will absorb and start to assume is just the normal way grown up women talk about grown up men. I want to playfully ask my waiter if I can have extra nuts on my salad and for him to swat my arm with an Oh, you because he knows if he doesn’t his manager will yell at him. I want other men to pretend to like going there so I think they’re cool. I want to go to Cahones during my lunch break at work and when I come back and tell the other women in the office where I went they chuckle slightly and the men around us suddenly feel self conscious and they don’t know why.

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I am not offended by generalizations about white people or cis people.

fandomsandfeminism:

I’m not. If a PoC blogger gets fed up and types out a post about white people without clarifying that they meant “not all white people”, or a trans person posts about cis people without saying “not all cis people” I am not offended.

Do you want to know why?

Because in that situation, there is only one of three possible realities:

  1. I think about it and understand that I don’t do those things that the blogger is talking about, and the post isn’t about me really, so I move on.
  2. I think about it and realize that “oh shit” I DO sometimes do whatever it is they are talking about, and I fucking realize that I need to fix that behavior because holy hells I don’t want to be enforcing oppressive bullshit.
  3. It’s a joke at the expense of the oppressive majority. Seriously.

That’s it. Those are the only Three possibilities. The post either isn’t about me, or I’m getting called out on shit I need to fix, or it’s a joke (and not a joke at the expense of the marginalized but at the expense of the privileged). That’s it. Not something I’m going to fight about.

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thedoctorsconsultingfirebender:

timelordshavetwohearts:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

longshotlock:

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
So she ran away in her sleep
Dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Every time she closed her eyes

i’m actually crying

THE PICTURE DIDNT WANNA LOAD SO I THOUGHT IT WAS SOME EMOTIONAL THING BUT INSTEAD IT’S A SHITLOAD OF FRENCH FRIES

i dont know about you but french fries make me very emotional

thedoctorsconsultingfirebender:

timelordshavetwohearts:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

longshotlock:

When she was just a girl

She expected the world

But it flew away from her reach

So she ran away in her sleep

Dreamed of para- para- paradise

Para- para- paradise

Para- para- paradise

Every time she closed her eyes

i’m actually crying

THE PICTURE DIDNT WANNA LOAD SO I THOUGHT IT WAS SOME EMOTIONAL THING BUT INSTEAD IT’S A SHITLOAD OF FRENCH FRIES

i dont know about you but french fries make me very emotional

(Source: ya7oby, via girlsbydaylight)

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"People of all sexes have the right to explore femininity, masculinity—and the infinite variations between—without criticism or ridicule."
Leslie Feinberg (via ellielamothe)

(Source: petty-thief, via petitsirena)

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geothebio:

geothebio:

i realize that marvel has an official tony stark twitter but why don’t they have an official steve rogers twitter where all his tweets are just confused sentence fragments

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moth866643999642311568:

i found this series of stock images that are supposed to be of bullying but they just look really gay to me

(via sowideasea)

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