Hey, I'm a princess. Excuse me? I'm really fucking great at things and I kind of know how to run this show better than anyone. I'm that chick in the corner who goes all-out and kicks ass intellectually and doesn't flaunt it, but sure as hell doesn't let you forget it if you notice.
if you ever get the chance please kiss me just fucking do it just go straight for the smooch and take it
i served my brother ice cream because i didnt trust him
but i got my bandages dirty with chocolate
|1. What's your favorite candle scent?|
|2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?|
|3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?|
|4. How old do you think you'll be when you get married?|
|5. Do you know a hoarder?|
|6. Can you do a split?|
|7. How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike?|
|8. How many oceans have you swam in?|
|9. How many countries have you been to?|
|10. Is anyone in your family in the army?|
|11. What would you name your daughter if you had one?|
|12. What would you name your son if you had one?|
|13. What's the worst grade you got on a test?|
|14. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?|
|15. What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight?|
|16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?|
|17. Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent?|
|18. Did your mother go to college?|
|19. Are your grandparents still married?|
|20. Have you ever taken karate lessons?|
|21. Do you know who Kermit the frog is?|
|22. What's the first amusement park you've been to?|
|23. What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in?|
|24. Do you spell the color as grey or gray?|
|25. Is your father bald?|
|26. Do you know triplets?|
|27. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?|
|28. Have you ever had Indian food?|
|29. What's the name of your favorite restaurant?|
|30. Have you ever been to Olive Garden?|
|31. Do you belong to any warehouse stores (Costco, BJ's, etc.)?|
|32. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?|
|33. If you have a nickname, what is it?|
|34. Who's your favorite person in the world?|
|35. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs?|
|36. Can you whistle?|
|37. Do you sleep with a nightlight?|
|38. Do you eat breakfast every morning?|
|39. Do you take any pills or medication daily?|
|40. What medical conditions do you have?|
|41. How many times have you been to the hospital?|
|42. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?|
|43. Where do you buy your jeans?|
|44. What's the last compliment you got?|
|45. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?|
|46. What flavor tea do you enjoy?|
|47. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?|
|48. What religion will you raise your children to practice?|
|49. How old were you when you found out that Santa wasn't real?|
|50. Why do you have a tumblr?|
I said a little while back that I would put together a list of recs to various essays and videos discussing feminism and female characters. Here is the start of that list, as well as a link to the page for it available on this blog. More will be added to that page as time goes on, and feel free to message me with suggestions.
The Misadventures of Comic Book Girl - A wonderful and heartbreaking essay written by adventuresofcomicbookgirl, about her experiences as a fan of comics and the sexism she faced.
How We Teach Our Kids that Women Are Liars - An article by Soraya Chemaly, exploring how women must often struggle to prove themselves telling the truth, and how this misogynistic stereotype is perpetuated.
Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games - The famous web essays by Anita Sarkeesian, exploring the harmful and misogynistic tropes about women that are oh-so-popular in video games.
Laverne Cox on Bullying and Being a Trans Woman of Color - Laverne Cox, activist and actress from Orange is the New Black, discusses transmisogyny and the issues she has faced as a trans woman of color.
Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy: Let’s Unpack That - This article discusses in-depth the idea of fantasy echoing sexism in history. "History is actually a long series of centuries of men writing down what they thought was important and interesting, and FORGETTING TO WRITE ABOUT WOMEN. It’s also a long series of centuries of women’s work and women’s writing being actively denigrated by men."
Girl Trouble: We Care About Young Women as Symbols, Not as People - An article by Laurie Penny discussing how women are not even viewed as people, and are instead demonized and viewed as objects or symbols.
Why Buffy Isn’t a Feminist Show - A short but well-written tumblr post expressing the troubling aspects of Buffy as a show, and the often sexist writing it employed.
Its Alright; You’re a Boy - "Modest is hottest". A young girl takes on her principal and her school over the sexism they express in their dress policy.
Mary-Sue What Are You? Or, Why the Concept of a Mary-Sue is Sexist - An essay examining the double standards involved in female characters being labeled “mary-sues”, once again by adventuresofcomicbookgirl.
What Scares Me is the World We Live In - A young man engages in a social experiement to see how other will react to him dressing in stereotypical “women’s clothes”, and he not only faces more harassment and abuse than he expected, but he fully realizes and admits that he will never truly understand what it is like to live as a woman.
Gender Inequality in Film - An infographic from the New York Film Academy.
Of Course Not All Men Hate Women. But All Men Must Know They Benefit from Sexism - Another article from Laurie Penny discussing how men benefit from sexism, and the flawed thinking that comes from men claiming that we must stop “hurting their feelings” when it comes to their roles in sexism.
What’s the Creepiest Thing Someone Has Said to You While Cosplaying - From Buzzfeed, several pictures of women in cosplay, holding signs of the creepiest things men have said to them while they were cosplaying.
Michelle Rodriguez Made Me Cry at Comic-Con - A first-hand account of sexism at San Diego Comic-Con by Kate Conway, and a panel with Michelle Rodriguez where such sexism was discussed.
What Women Want (in Video Game Protagonists) - An article from the Mary-sue exploring the kind of roles women would like to see for female characters in video games.
The Problem With “The Problem With False Feminism”, a Strongly Worded Essay - Discusses the movie “Frozen” in feminist terms, and it refutes some of its anti-feminist claims, while still pointing out the problematic aspects of the movie.
This will be added to over time, and you can see the page for it here.
omg it’s my writing! I’m on a list! Thanks so much I’m flattered! And this is good stuff!