officialfrenchtoast:

when someone gives me a compliment 

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  1. Friend: So how do you think you've changed since high school?
  2. Me: Well I became aware of oppressive power structures and how we are complicit in them and now seek to dismantle them.
  3. Friend: ...
  4. Me: I also think I got hotter.
marble-tears:

 

"Le Naiadi" (1881) - Gioacchino Pagliei

marble-tears:

 

"Le Naiadi" (1881) - Gioacchino Pagliei

“The consensual part of it was that she wraps her legs around him, and she’s holding on to the table, clearly not to escape but to get some grounding in what’s going on.”
Alex Graves, or LITERALLY WORD FOR WORD SOMETHING THAT AN ACTUAL RAPIST HAS SAID AND WOULD SAY BECAUSE THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF RAPE CULTURE, THIS MALE GAZE BULLSHIT THAT SAYS “I KNOW WHAT CONSENT MEANS BECAUSE I HAVE THE POWER TO DECIDE.” ALEX GRAVES HAD CONTROL OVER THIS SCENE AND BECAUSE HE SAID CERSEI SAYING NO AND LOOKING TERRIFIED IS CONSENT, IT OBVIOUSLY IS, RIGHT??? BECAUSE HE HAS THE CONTROL THAT CERSEI OR LENA OR ANY OTHER WOMAN DOESN’T, IT’S ONLY HIS VIEW THAT COUNTS, AND THE AUDIENCE AS A WHOLE BETTER LEARN TO LIVE WITH THAT BECAUSE THIS IS HBO AFTER ALL THIS IS SHOCK VALUE CENTRAL. WHO CARES THAT THE CLEAR CUT DEFINITION OF RAPE IS WHEN A PERSON SAYS NO, BECAUSE ALEX GRAVES AND THE WHOLE PATRIARCHAL STRUCTURE THAT COMES WITH HIM SAYS THAT SHE ACTUALLY WANTS IT, NO MATTER WHAT SHE SAYS. IT DOESN’T MATTER THAT PEOPLE LIKE HIM ARE USING DISTORTED AND INCORRECT VIEWS OF CONSENT, COUPLED WITH THE LANGUAGE OF OPPRESSION IN ORDER TO DISCOUNT VIEWERS REACTIONS AND ACTUAL LIVED EXPERIENCE IN THE FACE OF TRIGGERING FOOTAGE.  ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT IT GETS RATINGS RIGHT?? FUCK THIS MAN. FUCK THIS FUCK THIS FUCK THIS FUCK THIS FUCK THIS  (via gayrell)
“So raise a glass to teenage girls for their linguistic innovation. It expands our expressive vocabulary, giving us new words and modes of expression. Speakers may nostalgically look to a previous golden era of English, but the truth is that Shakespeare’s English is an abomination of Chaucer’s English, which is an abomination of Beowolf’s. Language is inherently unstable. It’s in a constant state of flux, made and remade—stretched, altered, broken down and rearranged—by its speakers every day. Rather than a sign of corruption and disorder, this is language in its full vitality—a living, evolving organism.”

ithelpstodream:

Game of Thrones
Brienne of Tarth

marypsue:

Kill the idea that naivety is an unforgivable flaw but cynicism is just wisdom, murder it, chop it up and serve it for dinner, I don’t care, just end this bullshit idea that it’s better to hate than to love and better to rot in miserable bitter resignation than to hope for the best.