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✿We accept the love we think we deserve✿

✿We accept the love we think we deserve✿

I'm Brontë, I believe in love. I like alternative clothing and unusual films, I love technical drawing and enjoying food. I adore days out, music and youtube. I like stories of forbidden love. I sometimes pretend that I could be whoever I want. I like tea and coffee, and I collect little bits and bobs that mean something to me. I love taking photos of precious memories and listening to people tell me about their lives. I like long meaningful conversations and finishing other people's sentences. I am an aspiring Architectural technologist. I love animals, starry nights and laughing till my stomach hurts. I want to see the opera at least once in my lifetime. I am sixteen years old, I come from Scotland, and I am very pleased to meet you❤

tehzii:

ravensrandoms:

drziggystardust:

skeptikhaleesi:

Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female.  People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state.  When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry.  This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.

Now imagine a lifetime of gender specific socialization- male anger is par for the course while the same emotion in a woman is personal weakness. Ha oh sorry don’t have to imagine THAT’S REALITY 

Yes.

There was a post across my dash earlier about “If you’re cis, sit down and think about your gender identity and what it means to you” and there was someone in the comment who thought it was pointless for a cis person to think about why they are their gender and what that means because that’s the whole point of being cis but no. No. This is why it’s important to think about your gender and what it means, because if you’ve never thought about it you are not defining it for yourself.

tehzii:

ravensrandoms:

drziggystardust:

skeptikhaleesi:

Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female.  People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state.  When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry.  This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.

Now imagine a lifetime of gender specific socialization- male anger is par for the course while the same emotion in a woman is personal weakness. Ha oh sorry don’t have to imagine THAT’S REALITY 

Yes.

There was a post across my dash earlier about “If you’re cis, sit down and think about your gender identity and what it means to you” and there was someone in the comment who thought it was pointless for a cis person to think about why they are their gender and what that means because that’s the whole point of being cis but no. No. This is why it’s important to think about your gender and what it means, because if you’ve never thought about it you are not defining it for yourself.

(Source: queergraffiti, via thatfuckboy)

iguanamouth:

the fourth set of commissioned unusual dragon hoards ! looks like the breakfast and comic book hoarders might be cousins huh ? ? 

(part 1) (part 2) (part 3)

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icecooly94:

teacupnosaucer:

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because “Who hired a stripper” shouldn’t be the first thing said to me when I walk into a welding job.

women in trades are treated like such fucking shit. 

NO I’M STILL STUCK ON THIS WHY WOULD ANYONE SAY THIS TO A WOMAN HOLDING A BLOWTORCH

icecooly94:

teacupnosaucer:

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because “Who hired a stripper” shouldn’t be the first thing said to me when I walk into a welding job.

women in trades are treated like such fucking shit. 

NO I’M STILL STUCK ON THIS WHY WOULD ANYONE SAY THIS TO A WOMAN HOLDING A BLOWTORCH

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get to know me meme [1/10 female characters]
➤ ellen ripley

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faeriviera:

jadedmalice:

CHARACTERS WE’RE SUPPOSED TO HATE BUT SHOULD ACTUALLY SYMPATHIZE WITH: CHO CHANG
This is going to be the first of many posts dealing with characters who are written to be hated but actually deserve sympathy from the readers. Inspired by the 8 Fictional Girls You Were Supposed To Like But Who Actually Suck article.
First off is Cho Chang, who is arguably one of the most hated characters in the entire Harry Potter franchise, particularly in the books. And what for?
Well, in the film she’s kind of bland, her relationship with Harry seems pretty shallow and forced, and she doesn’t have a really huge part other than being forced into revealing the location of Dumbledore’s Army. At first her peers hate her for it, Harry apparently breaks up with her for it, but even when it’s revealed that she was forced into telling Umbridge after taking Veritaserum (a powerful truth serum that is used in interrogations), nobody makes an effort to apologize to her for ostracizing her. Harry doesn’t go out of his way to apologize, tell her that he’s sorry, or do anything in regards to her mend her broken heart and hurt feelings. It honestly makes you wonder why they even revealed that she was given Veritaserum to begin with. So Harry wouldn’t hate her when we see her again in Deathly Hallows Part 2? If anything, I think Cho would have every reason in the world to not forgive Harry for knowing that she didn’t tell on purpose and STILL not doing anything (on screen at least) to mend their friendship.
In the book however, this character’s only crime is that she literally has a lot of emotions and expresses them in a way that annoys the main protagonist.
Now let’s think about this for a minute. What happened to this girl to make her “cry over boys more than she speaks,” as Rachel Rostad put it in her video?
She was about fifteen or sixteen years old when her boyfriend was murdered.
If we are going by the film version, she is literally there, front row, dead center, WHEN HARRY ARRIVES WITH HER BOYFRIEND’S DEAD FUCKING BODY.
Not only was he murdered, he was murdered by a wizard so evil and so feared that people can’t even speak his name out loud. Which means there’s going to be a whole lot of shit that’s probably going to go down very soon that may result in more death and more pain.
SHE DIDN’T GET OVER HER BOYFRIEND’S MURDER OVER THE SPAN OF ONE SUMMER.
In addition to not getting over the murder of someone who was probably her first love, she gets ridiculed and teased for it by people like Pansy Parkinson.
She tries to connect with the only person who might understand just what sort of pain she went through. She wants to talk to him about it. She wants to heal and thinks that maybe he could help her do it, and what happens? He starts talking about another girl. On a date with her.
She has the audacity to be angry about this, even jealous, and somehow this is annoying and stupid and unreasonable even though she is a young girl whose boyfriend was murdered, who clearly isn’t getting the care and support that she needs from her friends or from a the guy who apparently has a crush on her, and her emotions overwhelm her.
AND WHAT’S MORE, HE MOCKS HER FOR CRYING.
I believe i also heard somewhere that Cho Chang’s character was specifically created in contrast to Ginny’s to show that Ginny is the better match for Harry because of how much stronger and tougher she is and how she has a better grip on her emotions. Which quite frankly, that infuriates me to no end. Maybe Cho is annoying because of her jealous outbursts, but that does not make her feelings invalid or unimportant because she chooses to cry about everything that had happened, wants to express herself and talk about those feelings to someone she thought she could trust, and then just gets shot down for them. And what’s worse is that the fandom genuinely hates her for being distraught and traumatized over the very recent death of her boyfriend.
All things considered, Harry and Cho could’ve easily been a very deep, complex couple. They could’ve helped each other heal and learned how to love, or at the very least (in the film version) ended on better terms. I’m actually really sad that it didn’t go that way. Even so, I don’t think there is any reason in the world for this character to be as hated as she was.


….I’ll fully admit, I have brushed Cho/Harry off as a pairing my whole life, but suddenly the idea of these two PTSD ridden kids healing together…But yeah, stop hating on my baby Cho.

faeriviera:

jadedmalice:

CHARACTERS WE’RE SUPPOSED TO HATE BUT SHOULD ACTUALLY SYMPATHIZE WITH: CHO CHANG

This is going to be the first of many posts dealing with characters who are written to be hated but actually deserve sympathy from the readers. Inspired by the 8 Fictional Girls You Were Supposed To Like But Who Actually Suck article.

First off is Cho Chang, who is arguably one of the most hated characters in the entire Harry Potter franchise, particularly in the books. And what for?

Well, in the film she’s kind of bland, her relationship with Harry seems pretty shallow and forced, and she doesn’t have a really huge part other than being forced into revealing the location of Dumbledore’s Army. At first her peers hate her for it, Harry apparently breaks up with her for it, but even when it’s revealed that she was forced into telling Umbridge after taking Veritaserum (a powerful truth serum that is used in interrogations), nobody makes an effort to apologize to her for ostracizing her. Harry doesn’t go out of his way to apologize, tell her that he’s sorry, or do anything in regards to her mend her broken heart and hurt feelings. It honestly makes you wonder why they even revealed that she was given Veritaserum to begin with. So Harry wouldn’t hate her when we see her again in Deathly Hallows Part 2? If anything, I think Cho would have every reason in the world to not forgive Harry for knowing that she didn’t tell on purpose and STILL not doing anything (on screen at least) to mend their friendship.

In the book however, this character’s only crime is that she literally has a lot of emotions and expresses them in a way that annoys the main protagonist.

Now let’s think about this for a minute. What happened to this girl to make her “cry over boys more than she speaks,” as Rachel Rostad put it in her video?

  1. She was about fifteen or sixteen years old when her boyfriend was murdered.
  2. If we are going by the film version, she is literally there, front row, dead center, WHEN HARRY ARRIVES WITH HER BOYFRIEND’S DEAD FUCKING BODY.
  3. Not only was he murdered, he was murdered by a wizard so evil and so feared that people can’t even speak his name out loud. Which means there’s going to be a whole lot of shit that’s probably going to go down very soon that may result in more death and more pain.
  4. SHE DIDN’T GET OVER HER BOYFRIEND’S MURDER OVER THE SPAN OF ONE SUMMER.
  5. In addition to not getting over the murder of someone who was probably her first love, she gets ridiculed and teased for it by people like Pansy Parkinson.
  6. She tries to connect with the only person who might understand just what sort of pain she went through. She wants to talk to him about it. She wants to heal and thinks that maybe he could help her do it, and what happens? He starts talking about another girl. On a date with her.
  7. She has the audacity to be angry about this, even jealous, and somehow this is annoying and stupid and unreasonable even though she is a young girl whose boyfriend was murdered, who clearly isn’t getting the care and support that she needs from her friends or from a the guy who apparently has a crush on her, and her emotions overwhelm her.
  8. AND WHAT’S MORE, HE MOCKS HER FOR CRYING.

I believe i also heard somewhere that Cho Chang’s character was specifically created in contrast to Ginny’s to show that Ginny is the better match for Harry because of how much stronger and tougher she is and how she has a better grip on her emotions. Which quite frankly, that infuriates me to no end. Maybe Cho is annoying because of her jealous outbursts, but that does not make her feelings invalid or unimportant because she chooses to cry about everything that had happened, wants to express herself and talk about those feelings to someone she thought she could trust, and then just gets shot down for them. And what’s worse is that the fandom genuinely hates her for being distraught and traumatized over the very recent death of her boyfriend.

All things considered, Harry and Cho could’ve easily been a very deep, complex couple. They could’ve helped each other heal and learned how to love, or at the very least (in the film version) ended on better terms. I’m actually really sad that it didn’t go that way. Even so, I don’t think there is any reason in the world for this character to be as hated as she was.

….I’ll fully admit, I have brushed Cho/Harry off as a pairing my whole life, but suddenly the idea of these two PTSD ridden kids healing together…

But yeah, stop hating on my baby Cho.

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infamousgod:

yucakes:

coolfatcat:

oh my god

21th century art

how do you even pronounce 21th

infamousgod:

yucakes:

coolfatcat:

oh my god

21th century art

how do you even pronounce 21th

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micdotcom:

Powerful portraits of the Liberians who beat Ebola

To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.

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skeletism:

salt-and-pepper-skeleton:

free them

prisoners of the skeleton war

skeletism:

salt-and-pepper-skeleton:

free them

prisoners of the skeleton war

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designedtoseduce:

flowurdust:

drowningxlessons:

livers:

GIRLS AGAINST CAT CALLING 2014

this is tight

omg i swear i reblog this every week

I want this on a t-shirt. Now

designedtoseduce:

flowurdust:

drowningxlessons:

livers:

GIRLS AGAINST CAT CALLING 2014

this is tight

omg i swear i reblog this every week

I want this on a t-shirt. Now

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