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charleypollard:

owenhqrper:

A thing I may or may not participate in, but definitely want as many people to try as possible. A big problem for asexual geeks (and grey-a’s, demisexuals, and other people on the spectrum) is the lack of representation we get in the fandoms that we spend…

babylonsquared
mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

dynastylnoire:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Things Are About To Go To Hell Again in Ferguson: Working to confirm the information above. When I get confirmation, I will give it. No matter what, please stay safe in Ferguson this week, especially tomorrow. [Source]

OMG

why the fuck

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

dynastylnoire:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Things Are About To Go To Hell Again in Ferguson: Working to confirm the information above. When I get confirmation, I will give it. No matter what, please stay safe in Ferguson this week, especially tomorrow. [Source]

OMG

why the fuck

justkillianthings

onceandfuturekiki asked:

I think the people trying to argue that Emma wearing the dress is character development are missing the point. It's being presented as being specifically about Hook. The dress is being used to show that Emma has "let her walls down" and "let love in", specifically thanks to Hook, who has "brought out" Emma's "girly side". There is so, SO much wrong with that. First, Emma doesn't need her "girly side" brought out. She is plenty feminine even without a frilly dress. And the implication here is (1)

justkillianthings answered:

(2) is that dressing in a frilly princessy dress directly corresponds with “letting love in”, as though women who don’t dress in ways that are considered traditionally feminine are somehow broken and need to be fixed by a man’s love in order to be a “real” feminine woman. The suggestion is that a woman can’t be truly “feminine” unless (a) she is “traditionally” feminine and (b) she has a man to love. Which also suggest that it it isn’t possible for a woman to really be in love unless she’s (3) traditionally feminine. It’s also kind of ridiculous within canon, considering this is hardly the first time Emma has let her walls down and let love in. So it’s kind of a slap in the face to the development and relationships she had with Graham, Neal, and Walsh because it suggests that those weren’t “real” or “right” because she wasn’t feminine enough for her to have really let their love in. It’s also not character development because there has been no natural progression to this point. (4) It’s very similar to Hook getting the reset button. It’s not surprising, though, because these writers have show time and again that they cannot handle development. There’s an insidious misogyny to this whole thing that is just disturbing.
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evandre15

hexgoddess:

I hate to break this to you but there are lesbian relationships that involve penis because there are trans lesbians with penises. There are lesbian relationships where everyone has penises in them.

Sorry* to burst your transmisogynist bubble.

*Lol, I’m not sorry.

evandre15
It’s either:1. Endgame2. Extreme queerbaiting3. Or a severe lack of understanding of female friendships

It’s either:
1. Endgame
2. Extreme queerbaiting
3. Or a severe lack of understanding of female friendships

therealgrangerdanger

ereri-is-l0ve-ereri-is-life:

thehomosexuallyfrustrated:

vivavoxveritas:

The Fosters, finally a show that confirms boys have crushes even when they’re 12.  Let me rephrase:  especially when they’re 12.

Just adorable

The Fosters legit has every kind of representation you could ask for. I mean whether Callie is asexual or just having ptsd is debatable but yeah there’s a biracial lesbian couple raising a family, a 12 year old boy having a crush on another boy, an extremely important trans character with a good plot line (he’s actually treated like a real character!) and yeah the show is the best

Not only is one of the moms half black and half white, and her being biracial is addressed in ways I’ve never seen on TV, but two of the kids are hispanic and Mariana struggles with her identity. Jude has feelings for a boy and no one rushes to put a label on him—because he’s 12 and he doesn’t have to have everything figured out and that’s okay. There are queer kids and straight kids and kids who don’t know what they are, and it’s all treated with respect. Not only is there a trans character, but the show deals with everyone’s reactions to him and shows people struggling to understand and accept his identity while still treating his story and him with respect; characters accidentally use the wrong pronouns and get corrected, others are complete assholes to him and the show *makes clear that’s wrong*, and so many aspects of being a trans teen are addressed—from hormones to families to dating. One of the moms has parents that embrace their family, while the other has a dad who struggles to accept them, and it’s ALL handled with respect and compassion. One of the kids is a survivor of physical abuse, another a survivor of rape; two of them were neglected and abandoned; and one of them has never known anything but love. There are mental illnesses and learning disabilities and substance abuse.

This show has all the diversity, representation, and respect you could hope for. It’s a family show and by nature it can get a bit melodramatic, but it’s worth it a thousand times over.