I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’
We’re adults, but, like…adult cats. Someone should probably take care of us, but we can sort of make it on our own.
flin-t:

theworldstandswithpalestine:

Melbourne protest for Gaza, July 19. 2014.

realest sign I’ve seen in awhile

flin-t:

theworldstandswithpalestine:

Melbourne protest for Gaza, July 19. 2014.

realest sign I’ve seen in awhile

avatargrimes:

systemofadowny:

forsciencejohn:

love-megz:

annetdonahue:

The importance of consent: a narrative.

I will forever reblog this gifset.

look at how badass she is though i mean some of it gets on her too and doesn’t even give a fuck

She pours hot liquid on her own leg she’s that badass.

fire cannot kill a dragon.

(Source: misstanwyck)

No Pairing Left Behind: The function of lesbian fanfiction in conversation with mainstream media. - BooklandReeve - Femslash Studies [Archive of Our Own]

booklandreeve:

Okay, so I got enough reblogs asking for me to post this and AO3 seemed as good a place as any. Here it is.

The actual paper that got actual grad students to sit around a table for two hours talking about lesbian fanfiction and how important it was. Otherwise known as the day I won grad school.

booklandreeve:

you… you can stay

Driven to fanfiction by the inadequate, flat representations of lesbians in mainstream media, femslash writers have come together to create a living, breathing definition of what being a ‘normal’ lesbian truly means: how we act, how we live, how we go to work and do our jobs and come home to the partner of our choosing. By creating a safe, anonymous place online where being a lesbian is par for the course, someone struggling with their identity and stymied by the lack of available role models is able to map their own sexuality through characters they find safe and familiar.

gailpeckholly:

"I’m seeing someone."

Holly could be dating me, and I still wouldn’t ship it over Gail and Holly.

(Source: kissthefuture)