The difference between being a hero or a villain


about.
Heather.
Midwestern.
Bisexual.
Feminist. Received Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Philosophy. Entering grad school for 18th Century English. In a long term relationship.

Interests include literary criticism, writing, reading, German history (specifically WWII era). Critical theory. Freudian psychoanalysis. Medicine. Astronomy. Gender studies. Queer theory. Ethics. Morality. Classics.

Mostly I post feminist quotes, political stuff, mental health stuff, and pictures I find pretty, etc.



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beautyloveandsociety:

sodomymcscurvylegs:

Being an adult is realizing that $5,000 is a lot of money to owe and very little money to own.

this hurt.

(via socialnetworkhell)


megachikorita:

some kid in my class wrote an essay about how it never explicitly says Beowulf isn’t a robot

(via liz-of-all-ladybirds)


Anything a poor person buys, unless it supports a baseline level of ‘survival’, is considered a frivolity, while everything a rich person buys is considered a necessity.

shitrichcollegekidssay:

Wonder why that is?

(it’s class oppression)


"This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have." 


In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.

She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”

American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

(via cookingfastandfreshwithwest)

(Source: futilitycloset.com, via paperleviathan)


cynicallys:

ITS AN ADD FOR FUCKINF FUNERAL SERVICES

cynicallys:

ITS AN ADD FOR FUCKINF FUNERAL SERVICES

(Source: hippiesispunkz, via socialnetworkhell)


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Of all the varieties of irritating comment out there, the absolute most annoying has to be “Why can’t you just watch the movie for what it is??? Why can’t you just enjoy it? Why do you have to analyze it???”

If you have posted such a comment, or if you are about to post such a comment, here or anywhere else, let me just advise you: Shut up. Shut the fuck up. Shut your goddamn fucking mouth. SHUT. UP.

First of all, when we analyze art, when we look for deeper meaning in it, we are enjoying it for what it is. Because that is one of the things about art, be it highbrow, lowbrow, mainstream, or avant-garde: Some sort of thought went into its making — even if the thought was, “I’m going to do this as thoughtlessly as possible”! — and as a result, some sort of thought can be gotten from its reception. That is why, among other things, artists (including, for instance, James Cameron) really like to talk about their work.

Now, that doesn’t mean you have to think about a work of art. I don’t know anyone who thinks every work they encounter ought to only be enjoyed through conscious, active analysis — or if I do, they’re pretty annoying themselves. And I know many people who prefer not to think about much of what they consume, and with them I have no argument. I also have no argument with people who disagree with another person’s thoughts about a work of art. That should go without saying. Finally, this should also go without saying, but since it apparently doesn’t: Believe me, the person who is annoying you so much by thinking about the art? They have already considered your revolutionary “just enjoy it” strategy, because it is not actually revolutionary at all. It is the default state for most of humanity.

So when you go out of your way to suggest that people should be thinking less — that not using one’s capacity for reason is an admirable position to take, and one that should be actively advocated — you are not saying anything particularly intelligent. And unless you live on a parallel version of Earth where too many people are thinking too deeply and critically about the world around them and what’s going on in their own heads, you’re not helping anything; on the contrary, you’re acting as an advocate for entropy.

And most annoyingly of all, you’re contributing to the fucking conversation yourselves when you make your stupid, stupid comments. You are basically saying, “I think people shouldn’t think so much and share their thoughts, that’s my thought that I have to share.” If you really think people should just enjoy the movie without thinking about it, then why the fuck did you (1) click on the post in the first place, and (2) bother to leave a comment? If it bugs you so much, GO WATCH A GODDAMN FUNNY CAT VIDEO.


User Moff, on the iO9 article When Will White People Stop Making Movies Like Avatar? (via misandry-mermaid)

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Let’s play out the scenario for the one in millions chance that someone in the presence of someone who wants to assault her is wearing the nail polish, coyly gets her finger into the drink, and spots the color change. Then what? How does it end? If this person is willing to go to such lengths to harm her, they won’t be phased by her setting her drink down. So let’s say she gets away or finds help. Does she call the police to report the activity of her fingernails? What happens when the next person this predator wants to harm opts for her favorite OPI shade that weekend?

How does it end?

It doesn’t; not with nail polish, anyway.

(…)This product does nothing to dismantle a culture of violence against women that demands we constantly become ever more vigilant against those who would do us harm. Undercover Colors, like so many other products, treats rape as an individual incident rather than a systemic and pervasive problem. Despite the never ending stream of prevention products, the statistics haven’t improved.


Unfortunately, This Magical Anti-Rape Nail Polish Won’t Save Us

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(Source: safercampus, via seriouslyamerica)


kat-whiskers-phan:

SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE

kat-whiskers-phan:

SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE

(via socialnetworkhell)


The Wall Street Journal cries about the poverty of making $400,000 a year 

dailykos:

Please put down your drink, you won’t want to cover your computer/device’s screen with coffee or juice or water. 

(via seriouslyamerica)


witsradio:

riotfairy:

please

Good morning.

Oxford comma 4 lyfe 

witsradio:

riotfairy:

please

Good morning.

Oxford comma 4 lyfe 

(Source: memewhore, via socialnetworkhell)


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