I'm a SoCal girl at the University of Alabama. I'm working on my MA in Women's Studies. I'm pansexual, poly, kinky, a huge nerd, and a fangirl. Many things will make more sense with reference to The Gentleman Friend.

scienceofneuroplasticity asked:

I love how half the shit you get for critiquing fantasy is basically "Shut up! That's how it was in the real world!" and the other half is "Shut up! This has nothing to do with the real world!"


At least they all seem to agree on one thing: I need to shut up.


This is the language of privilege – the audacity of standing at the top of a mountain you made on the backs of others and then yelling at people for being at the bottom. If it’s not the intangible Market that’s to blame, it’s the writers of color, who maybe don’t have what it takes and don’t submit enough anyway. Read the subtextual coding here – the agent first places the onus of change on the folks with the least institutional power to effect it, then suggests we probably won’t be able to find the time (i.e., lazy) to master the craft.

—Author Daniel Jose Older on Buzzfeed, responding to this panel of literary agents discussing the lack of diversity in publishing. (via tubooks)

(Source: thehardkandy)




when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”

When it occured to us that “said” implies a direct quote, while “was like” clarifies that you mean to communicate the person’s tone and general point without quoting them word for word.



look if you unironically say ‘money can’t buy happiness’ then either you’ve never faced a real financial struggle or you’ve achieved enlightenment, because goddamn does financial security feel an awful lot like happiness when it’s something you’re not used to


it’s funny that the only people who are accused of “breeding hate” are marginalized people calling out bigotry

bigots, on the other hand, are told how ~brave~ they are for not giving in to the ~liberal agenda~ or whatever

hmm…it’s almost like…”hate breeds hate” is just a silencing tactic…to use against marginalized people…




Another friend is pregnant

There is something in the water. I am only drinking tea for a while then

I have some alarming news for you in regard to one of the main ingredients in tea.


When white western men condemn muslim men for misogyny, they’re not doing it because they give a fuck about women, because if they did they’d start by addressing the sexism they perpetuate personally. They don’t give a fuck about women, they want an excuse to be racist. 


I think the thing people don’t realize with that bullshit “well not all guys are dangerous, you should give them a chance” or what the fuck ever is like 

if i had a plate of cookies and i was like yeah, a few of them have laxatives in them and one’s got cyanide in there, BUT THEY’RE NOT ALL LIKE THAT

you’re probably not gonna take a fucking cookie

(Source: acederek)


The absence of women in history is man made.


The absence of women in history is man made.