Femslash Can Save the World If We Let It | Autostraddle

booklandreeve:

What troubles me about this article is that I don’t think that m/m slash and femslash can truly be compared.

As I mention in my paper, m/m slash is primarily written by women who are attracted to men. M/M slash is serving an entirely different exigence to femslash.

If I had to hazard, without research, I’d have to guess that it’s a place to explore sexual objectification, in much the same way men watch lesbian porn.

Which there’s nothing wrong with objectifying characters for the purposes of pornography and I’ll fight anyone who says otherwise.

But it isn’t actually forming their social identity.

There can’t be a war between slash and femslash because femslash isn’t supposed to be part of a conflict; it functions more as a ceasefire to pre-existing internalized conflicts.

(Here is a link to my paper, as well: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1999236)

dumpsterdog:

deonte-s:

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(Source: passivepsycho)

p0kemina:

builttobulk:

secretlyybroken:

Weight should be like virginity.
Once you lose it you can’t get it back.

Ohhhh. I thought you were gonna say “Weight should be like virginity: a societal ideal by which we shouldn’t measure our personal worth.”

B A M

(Source: aciidmonkeys)

Which brings me to a sad, but true, story. Which might explain why these books sometimes, sometimes, don’t get into your hands. Because no-one tells you about them.

When Ash was first launched here in the UK, I went to a ‘meet and greet’ with a large selection of booksellers. Now these were invited to HarperCollins HQ, so were the chosen few.

I waltzed around the room, telling them how excited I was that Ash was coming out, how it delved into mythology, history and just EPIC heroicness.

Then I met a bookseller who nodded politely then said:

“I can’t see the point stocking it. We’ve no Indians in our town.”

Well, I doubt she had any hobbits either but I bet she sold a few copies of The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings in her shop.

sarah paulson switching the name cards so tatiana could sit next to her

I mean, who wouldn’t? 

(Source: clonesbians)

thats-significantly-raven:

nohnoelle:

How To Train Your Humans

I’m obsessed with this

thats-significantly-raven:

nohnoelle:

How To Train Your Humans

I’m obsessed with this

(Source: epic-humor)

Woman:I'm smart
Patriarchy:Well you're probably ugly then
Woman:I'm creative
Patriarchy:You mean unattractive right?
Woman:I have all these incredible accomplishments
Patriarchy:Yeah but look how ugly you looked doing them
Woman:I have value
Patriarchy:Not if you're ugly lol
Woman:I'm conventionally-attractive & posted selfies on my blog
Patriarchy:I'm so sick of these empty-headed chicks only caring about their looks. Just because you are attractive and get attention from men doesn't mean you are special or deserve respect. Why don't you read a book or do something productive with your life you dumb slut
OUAT:We shall not utter the ship-that-must-not-be—
Chloe Bennet:HI EVERYONE I SHIP SKIMMONS. SKIMMONS EVERYWHERE.
OUAT:...as we were saying no one mention that lesbian ship that makes us all so uncomf—
Chloe Bennet:AND YOU GET A SKIMMONS AND YOU GET A SKIMMONS AND EVERYONE SHIP SKIMMONS
OUAT:...
OUAT:Maybe we're doing something wrong...
OUAT:NAH. Let's ignore the queers, they'll go away
Chloe Bennet:SKIMMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONSSSSSSSSSSsssssssssss

privilegetoengtranslationservice:

logicd:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Congress is what happens when you put white people in charge.

And Africa is what happens when you put black people in charge.

Translation:

Clearly I don’t know that Africa had many great and thriving civilizations before Europeans came and fucked that up.