Jan. 11th, 2017

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my predictions on what’s coming up next on wild Harry Potter discourse you can’t believe actually exists on this hellsite:
- Moaning Myrtle was abused by Professor McGonagall
- Ernie Macmillan did more to defeat Voldemort than Harry
- Umbridge was a misunderstood feminist icon
- Hagrid was a Nazi sympathiser

Apparently the Umbridge Feminist Icon Discourse already exists. I should have known. I’ll replace that prediction with
- Hedwig was actually the snake Harry set free from the zoo, she had been transfigured into an owl by Snape as Lily loved owls and he wanted Harry to have a constant reminder of his mum. Hedwig was the name Lily had chosen for the baby fathered by Snape she was pregnant with when she died, Snape was honoured that Harry had chosen that name for his snake owl.
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Innovative and Inspiring Artwork featuring the ladies of the new movie, Hidden Figures. 

We love all of the amazing support surrounding this powerful true story about the lives and accomplishments of NASA’s female, African-American “human computers”. Whose incredible work helped to send the first Americans to space. Learn more. 
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who’s gonna dm at my wedding?

roll for wedding vows

It’s a Nat 1…

“me… husband” I say nervously as I accidentally knock out the marriage officiant and somehow eat the ring
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The only good news of 2016:

Jien Carson is gonna be played by Jamie Clayton, a brilliant actress and trans woman. Jien Carson is the founder of the Andromeda Initiative and leads the expedition from the human ark “Nexus” in Mass Effect: Andromeda

Why do i care so much? Because it’s really nice seeing trans women being able to get voice acting jobs in video games, especially large ones like Mass Effect.
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Equal opportunity benefits can be far-reaching

https://twitter.com/sarahmei/status/818682610712866817

I’m not crying, you’re crying. 

Ok, I’m crying. 

Hey this woman is one of my coworkers! She’s pretty awesome.
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“Straight” isn’t a sexual orientation, it’s a position of power.

What I mean by this is that “Straight,” as the privileged class in a system of oppression, has the power to construct itself with arbitrary rules that go beyond “who you’re dating.” Straight people decide who and how and what is Straight, and Straight people enforce that canon to keep themselves in power.

Acting like all “sexual orientations” have equivalent meanings (”gay people are attracted to the same gender, straight people are attracted to the ~opposite~ gender”) ignores a lot of the fundamental ways that Straightness maintains and wields its power, and absolves Straight people of their complicity in the oppression of queer people.

Straightness is a monolith. Straight people have made it that way. A person can’t access Straight privilege simply by being in an m/f relationship or engaging in m/f sex; a person can only access Straight privilege by being Straight, and it’s Straight people who decide what that means.

And this is why ~bisexuals in “straight” relationships~ is Bad Discourse, and this is why het+asexuals and het+aromantics can never be Straight (and why that does not invalidate lgb+ace/aro identities), and is why your respectability politics and “We’re just like straight people, except we’re gay” rhetoric is dishonest garbage.

It’s also a problem of essentialism, trying to construct monolithic and prediscursive sexual orientations out of social positions of privilege and marginalization. That’s the whole reason for all the transphobia/transmisogyny coming from cis gays and lesbians. They’ve spent so long articulating homosexuality as something that’s dependent on genitals, something that’s uniform and always presents in a certain way, that they of course see trans and MGA people as a threat to that essentialist approach they’ve taken. I get that a lot of that approach was in response to societal bigotry and conversion therapies. That’s the history of it. But refusing to examine that now is an act of deliberate erasure and gatekeeping of people who face similar oppression with even less recognition.
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jewishbookwyrm:

I’ll go first

What she says: I’m fine
What she means: I love you so much and I want to declare it to the world but public extreme expressions of love short of marriage proposals are looked down upon or made fun of by society and I’m worried people are going to judge me but I’m content being by your side because there’s nothing I love more

you: I love youme, and intellectual: I love you unconditionally and the fact that I see myself as more intuitive does not change that at all, and, in fact, sometimes enhances my love for you

Did you know that I will climb nearly 90 degree angles to announce my deep love for you from the top of the highest mountains. Because I crave that affection.

Me, on a date: how do you feel about wholesome memes?My date: I love them so much as it is my deepest desire to have that kind of connection with someoneMe: *pulling breadsticks out of my purse* I stole these from Olive Garden and want to share them with you

Come one guys join in on thisIn case you haven’t noticed this whole meme is already a wholesome version of a past meme, the “what will be the first meme of 2015” memeSo this meme is a meme of itself

I came out here to have a good time and I’m honestly feeling so loved and supported right now.

this kind of wholesome subversion of memes looks like a lot of

fun

jewishbookwyrm: i have made a wholesome memetumblr: you fixed a really bad trend is what you did. look at it. it’s got love and support.

Meme: Wholesome

Friendship: Supportive

Affection: Expressed

I am included in the meme if I want to be, it’s okay, no one has to force you to do anything you don’t want to do, that wouldn’t be nice. 

“All memes are bad” is a statistical error. 4chan Pepe, which is used to support neo-fascists, is an outlier and should not be counted. When this is corrected for, memes are fun and humorous.
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Staying positive doesn’t necessarily mean being happy all the time. It just means that even when you’re feeling low, you know that it will end, and that there are better days on the other side.
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I’m really glad there’s a prequel cereal so we can learn more about the lore
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people in fanfiction are so good at identifying v specific smells. I literally struggle to identify vanilla when I’m sniffing a candle labelled “VANILLA” how are these kids getting woodsmoke, rain, mint, and a whiff of byronic despair from a fuckin tshirt
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dannerzz:

i fucking hate dating nerds one single time i wore a star wars shirt to see a dude and he was like, “wow are u wearing that to impress me” and i said, “star wars episode 4 was seen by approximately 110 million people during its initial theatrical run in 1977”

Congratulations. You’re dating people who for the longest time have been putting up with bullying, mocking, and scorn for most of their lives. That kind of shit stays with people. So imagine their surprise when they see a member of the opposite sex, who I’m assuming is really attractive in comparison to most people, wear attire that reps nerd culture. Which even though is accepted by the masses (if you’re reasonably attractive) is still rare. Now I’m not saying that you’re not allowed to be scornful I’m just saying expect it and don’t be surprised when you hear it. Ok? OK.

why i dont date fucking nerds: exhibit B

Bolded emphasis mine. Gross.

Stands on nearest chair: ATTENTION MALE NERDS. YOU ARE NOT SUFFERING FROM A SHORTAGE OF FEMALE NERDS. THERE ARE VAST NUMBERS OF US, AND WE RARELY HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING EACH OTHER. YOU ARE WITHOUT FEMALE COMPANY BECAUSE YOU ARE WHINEY ASSBABIES WHO THINK YOU OWN THINGS BECAUSE YOU LIKE THEM, AND BECAUSE YOU SOMEHOW THINK YOU SUFFER BULLYING WHEREAS GIRL NERDS SOMEHOW NEVER DO. STOP PRETENDING YOU GET TO BE ASSHOLES BECAUSE YOU HAVE A “TRAGIC PAST” OR YOU WILL DIE ALONE. IF YOU THINK GIRL NERDS DON’T GET BULLIED IT’S LIKELY BECAUSE THOSE GIRLS DON’T WANT TO TALK TO YOU, BECAUSE OF THIS SORT OF ATTITUDE.

also: fucking no one mocks nerds anymore. Game of thrones is the most watched show on tv, everyone and their mom is playing video games, dungeons and dragons is more popular than it’s ever been.

To conclude

i’m obligated to reblog the Critical Whale

Fucking thank you

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