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If female fans are dismissed more easily, then so are their interests, their spaces, and their primary forms of engagement. Or, said differently, gender discrimination occurs on the level of the fan, the fan activity, and the fannish investment. There is a ready truism that enthusiasm for typically male fan objects, such as sports and even music, are generally accepted whereas female fan interests are much more readily mocked. Likewise, fangirls are mocked as is fan fiction, an activity more commonly ascribed to females. More than that, affect and forms of fannish investment get policed along gender lines, so that obsessively collecting comic books or speaking Klingon is more acceptable within and outside of fandom than creating fan vids or cosplaying. Even the same behavior gets read differently when women do it: sexualizing celebrities, for example, is accepted and expected among men but gets quickly read as inappropriate when done by women.
lethargicprince

vulcantastic:

Imagine all the Avengers messing with Steve and asking “SO WAS THAT YOUR FIRST _________ SINCE 1945?” about literally everything

"No, Clint. This is not my first hot dog since 1945. I know what a hot dog is…no, that does NOT mean you can take mine! HEY GIVE IT BACK I DIDNT…

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gallifreyburning:

dimensionsintime:

Things to take away from this
Colin Baker defended us when Michael Grade called us all ‘loonies’ for liking Doctor Who.
Colin Baker was, in fact, treated like trash by the man who headed the BBC
Colin Baker was canned because of politics - nothing to do with his ability as The Doctor (he was great)
Doctor Who, in general, had good numbers when it was cancelled. Better than other shows, but Grade had a vendetta against Doctor Who
Colin Baker loved the show enough to go on tour to help promote it EVEN AFTER BEING FIRED. JUST TO SAVE THE SHOW.
Colin Baker wasn’t even paid that much for his era. He mainly did the job because he loved it and he believed in the show.
Colin Baker STOOD UP to one of the most powerful men in Britain because he knew he was wronged, even when everyone was telling him to lie and say he quit. He even called him a coward.
Colin Baker was NEVER given a reason for why he was fired.
Colin Baker is a hero among the Who fandom. That people dislike him is simply criminal. Our enemy is Michael Grade.
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gallifreyburning:

dimensionsintime:

Things to take away from this

  • Colin Baker defended us when Michael Grade called us all ‘loonies’ for liking Doctor Who.
  • Colin Baker was, in fact, treated like trash by the man who headed the BBC
  • Colin Baker was canned because of politics - nothing to do with his ability as The Doctor (he was great)
  • Doctor Who, in general, had good numbers when it was cancelled. Better than other shows, but Grade had a vendetta against Doctor Who
  • Colin Baker loved the show enough to go on tour to help promote it EVEN AFTER BEING FIRED. JUST TO SAVE THE SHOW.
  • Colin Baker wasn’t even paid that much for his era. He mainly did the job because he loved it and he believed in the show.
  • Colin Baker STOOD UP to one of the most powerful men in Britain because he knew he was wronged, even when everyone was telling him to lie and say he quit. He even called him a coward.
  • Colin Baker was NEVER given a reason for why he was fired.
  • Colin Baker is a hero among the Who fandom. That people dislike him is simply criminal. Our enemy is Michael Grade.

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greenscrewdriver

shewhodestroysthelight:

for those saying “oh maybe they just don’t want to announce arianne yet” or “maybe they’re still casting for her”

YOU’RE NOT FOCUSING ON THE PROBLEM HERE

TRYSTANE IS DESCRIBED AS THE HEIR TO DORNE

THIS IS A THING THAT’S HAPPENING

Trystane Martell is Prince…

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For many of these women, the reading experience begins from a place of seething rage. Take Sara Marcus’ initial impression of Jack Kerouac: “I remember putting On the Road down the first time a woman was mentioned. I was just like: ‘Fuck. You.’ I was probably 15 or 16. And over the coming years I realized that it was this canonical work, so I tried to return to it, but every time I was just like, ‘Fuck you.’” Tortorici had a similarly visceral reaction to Charles Bukowski: “I will never forget reading Bukowski’s Post Office and feeling so horrible, the way that the narrator describes the thickness of ugly women’s legs. I think it was the first time I felt like a book that I was trying to identify with rejected me. Though I did absorb it, and of course it made me hate my body or whatever.” Emily Witt turned to masculine texts to access a sexual language that was absent from books about women, but found herself turned off by their take: “many of the great classic coming-of-age novels about the female experience don’t openly discuss sex,” she says in No Regrets. “I read the ones by men instead, until I was like, ‘I cannot read another passage about masturbation. I can’t. It was like a pile of Kleenex.”

This isn’t just about the books. When young women read the hyper-masculine literary canon—what Emily Gould calls the “midcentury misogynists,” staffed with the likes of Roth, Mailer, and Miller—their discomfort is punctuated by the knowledge that their male peers are reading these books, identifying with them, and acting out their perspectives and narratives. These writers are celebrated by the society that we live in, even the one who stabbed his wife. In No Regrets, Elif Bautman talks about reading Henry Miller for the first time because she had a “serious crush” on a guy who said his were “the best books ever,” and that guy’s real-life recommendation exacerbated her distaste for the fictional. When she read Miller, “I felt so alienated by the books, and then thinking about this guy, and it was so hot and summertime … I just wanted to kill myself. … He compared women to soup.”

In No Regrets, women writers talk about what it was like to read literature’s “midcentury misogynists.” (via becauseiamawoman)

Here’s a fun thing you learn when you study literature: the western canon is not universally beloved. Those books are not the Truth any more than the New York Post is skilled journalism. The main reason they’re held in such high esteem is because they were written by boring white dudes with rage fantasies and boring white dudes with rage fantasies also happen to be largely in charge of deciding which books are deemed classics and taught forever in the American school system.
So if your boyfriend tells you he loves Kerouac then you tell your boyfriend Kerouac was a fucking second rate hack who wrote Beat style because he didn’t have the skill or talent to write any other way, which is probably also why he just copied every adolescent male wanderlust story since the beginning of time. That shit’s derivative and boring.

(via saintthecla)

Everyone go read this immediately. As I decided last week, my life motto has been expanded from “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it” to include “If all your favorite books are by white men, I probably don’t think you’re a very interesting person.”

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claudiaboleyn

Anonymous asked:

So, have you heard? ISIS executed 1,500 Iraqi men the other day. How horny did that make you? Hmm, spilled men blood.

claudiaboleyn answered:

I tend to ignore asks like this, but I feel like I have to answer this in light of the rage my satirical ask answer about being visited by ‘The Misandry Fairy’. 

It frightens me that there are so many men that could not see the satire. At first I was confused, because, I mean, quite obviously I used the most ludicrous situation I could imagine. I wasn’t going for realism. 

But then it hit me. There are men out there with such burning misogyny inside them, that they honestly believe that we could hate them in the same irrational and vile way. They are frightened of the tables turning. 

Well, I am sorry to say that you have underestimated us. 

If you think I would be happy to see any man executed, then you are wrong. You are so worried about this liberation we feminists speak of ending up like some sort of reverse patriarchy, that you honestly cannot see that we want better than that. 

You can’t imagine better than that. It’s all you know. 

You’ve seen men abuse the power they have granted themselves for years and years and years, and now you can’t imagine women being granted equal, or perhaps even more power, without abusing it, without using it to the detriment and disadvantage of another gender. 

Feminism is not about hurting or hating men. Feminism is a movement that aims to end the privilege of men over women and non-binary genders. 

It does scare me that so many cannot see a difference between hating men, and hating a system that is rigged in the favour of men (in terms of gender, of course, other intersecting oppressions are very relevant), at the expense of everyone else. 

To the person who sent this ask, you frighten me. I am not afraid to say so. You frighten me because you are projecting. You imagine we could find the same pleasure in dead men that so many men do in dead and abused women. 

I will say it again: You underestimate us. 

You sicken me.