Where were my women who were forced to learn that with great power comes great responsibility? Where were my awkward school girls who were just trying to graduate high school when they found they didn’t need their glasses anymore, but could lift a school bus one-handed? Where were the funny best buddies? It’s not as though we can all be Lara Croft. Yet for a long time, she was all we had: if you were a woman, you had your place, on one end of the spectrum or the other. Why, I still ask every single time the movie is on TV, is it Kick-Ass and not Hit Girl?
Then the recent Marvel films arrived. Pepper Potts came along in her business-wear and skyscraper Louboutins and was unstoppable in her rise to CEO of Stark Industries. Black Widow slunk onto the scene and showed us that we don’t need to choose between sexy and dangerous. Jane Foster, the astrophysicist genius, still blushed when confronted with Thor’s overwhelming good looks, just the way the rest of us would, while Darcy Lewis was as concerned about her iPod as she was about the faceless government organisation behind its theft.
Maria Hill reached the very top of the male-dominated SHIELD organisation, Sif is a fully-fledged goddess of war, and Peggy Carter was a sharp-shooting, red lipstick-wearing female officer at the frontline of WW2. These aren’t the cardboard cut-out women of action movies gone by. They’re more than the girlfriends or relatives or unobtainable dream girls, more than pawns for a hero’s man-pain. They’re definitely more than a gorgeous yet robot-like tomb raider with a penchant for dressing in clothes that are so often inappropriate for the weather.
They’re you, me. The boss you want to be someday, the academic your friend aspires to. The student who just wants to listen to music and have fun. The women who can do battle, run Fortune 500 companies, wield tasers and drive questionably. Girls who can show fear but fight against the bad guys anyway, who flirt just for fun. The brainwashed Russian superspy assassin. (OK, so maybe not that last one. Then again, we do all have that one friend we wonder about.)
soooo, someone please explain to me again why we are yet to see a Marvel film centred around a female character?
men don’t get to decide what is misogynistic
straight people don’t get to decide what is homophobic
cis people don’t get to decide what is transphobic
white people don’t get to decide what is racist
people in positions of power
don’t get to decide what is considered oppression
that’s how we move backwards, not forwards
The complete article can be found here: http://totalfratmove.com/why-girls-should-not-cut-their-hair-short/
I love the look of everyone’s hair above. I don’t understand why people think it’s bad?
Two of my friends have a short/pixie hair. They look really cute with it too.
WOAH WOAH WOAH. HOLD THE FUCK UP HERE.
THIS GUY IS NOT ONLY SAYING THAT AESTHETICS ARE THE ONLY IMPORTANT THING IN APPEALING TO GUYS, BUT HE’S TELLING US WE CAN’T HAVE OUR HAIR HOW WE WANT IT?
THIS IS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF PATRIARCHAL BULLSHIT I’VE EVER HEARD.
ALL OF THE GIRLS UP THERE LOOK FUCKING FLAWLESS WITH PIXIE CUTS. AND EVEN IF THEY DIDN’T, GUESS WHAT!! IT DOESN’T EVEN AFFECT YOU!! SO STOP!! TELLING!! WOMEN!! TO LOOK!! A CERTAIN!! WAY!!!
US WOMEN AREN’T HERE TO PRETTY OURSELVES UP FOR MEN. HELL, SOME OF US AREN’T EVEN ATTRACTED TO MEN. WE’RE HERE TO BE OURSELVES AND IF SOMEONE HAPPENS TO BECOME ATTRACTED TO US ALONG THE WAY, THEN HEY, THAT’S AWESOME.
AND TRYING TO SAY THAT EVEN WOMEN NOTICE IT? BULLSHIT. IT’S JUST TRYING TO GUILT US INTO THINKING THAT THE POPULAR MALE OPINION IS RIGHT.
WOMEN CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO. WE’RE NOT JUST HERE TO FEED INTO THE IMAGE OF WHATEVER SEX FANTASIES MEN HAVE. WE’RE INDIVIDUALS, AND WE CAN EXPRESS OURSELVES IN WHATEVER WAY WE WANT.
As I have had both long and short hair during my youth, I can say without a doubt that I look WAY better with a short, pixie cut.
So this guy can grow his pubes out and braid it if he wants long hair, because I will not grow out my hair for any dickface who asks me, especially the way this asshole phrased it.
what a fucking cunt
Just fucking lost it at “You just might look at Rihanna and think That’s edgy, that’s worth aiming for, but she also rocks the ‘I just got punched by my boyfriend’ look, so her judgement is questionable at best.
Who the fuck does this moron think he is?
Found from various places online:
- The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
- Angela Y. Davis - Are Prisons Obsolete?
- Angela Y. Davis - Race, Women, and Class
- The Communist Manifesto - Marx and Engels
- Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
- Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf
- Critical Race Theory: An Introduction by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic
- The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America-Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki
- Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism - bell hooks
- Feminism is for Everybody- bell hooks
- outlaw culture - bell hooks
- Faces at the Bottom of the Well - Derrick Bell
- Sex, Power, and Consent - Anastasia Powell
- I am Your Sister - Audre Lorde
- Patricia Hill Collins - Black Feminist Thought
- Gender Trouble - Judith Butler
- Four books by Frantz Fanon
- Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
- Medical Apartheid - Harriet Washington
- Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory - edited by Michael Warner
- Colonialism/Postcolonialism - Ania Loomba
- Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault
- The Gloria Anzaldua Reader
- Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher
- This Bridge Called by Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa
- What is Cultural Studies? - John Storey
- Cultural Theory and Popular Culture - John Storey
- The Disability Studies Reader
- Michel Foucault - Interviews and Other Writings
- Michel Foucault - The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3
- Michel Foucault - The Archeology of Knowledge
(Sorry they aren’t organized very well.)
reblogging for reference