Saturday, April 19, 2014 Friday, April 18, 2014

skylark11:

beverlystokes:

policymic:

"Masculinity is a trait, not a gender"

In an effort to both allocate space for and document the existence of masculine women, photographer Meg Allen created a powerful series of portraits for an exhibit at Cafe Gabriela in Oakland, Calif.

Entitled BUTCH, Allen’s series not only represents genderqueer women for a broader, heteronormative audience, but reaffirms butch identity within the queer community at a time when “butch flight,” or gender transitioning, is arguably becoming more and more commonplace. It is, as Allen says on her website, “an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers and bois who continue to bloom into the present.”

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These are some good looking folks

This is all I have ever wanted to see. My butch friends may sometimes get “Why don’t you just become a man?” in the same way folks would tell me “Why don’t you just be a butch lesbian?” Because masculinity and gender identity are two totally separate bubbles, that for some become a venn diagram, and for others, coexist peacefully inside of us.

Two things can exist independently, and coexist peacefully. Gender identity and masculinity/femininity/androgyny.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
When they’re babies, people will come up and say to you ‘Are they a boy or a girl?’ when the kid’s in the pram and you can’t tell. And immediately when you tell them which gender it is they will behave differently according to what you tell them. It got to the point where we didn’t want people to know what gender the baby was. Just treat it as you’d treat someone you wanted to be nice to! Why is it so important to you to know? And then you hear people saying ‘Oh, look at him, he’s a little flirt isn’t he’, or ‘Oooh, she’s gonna wrap you around her little finger’ and all this. What are you on about? She’s two months old, she’s just shat herself. Alan Davies completely and utterly demolishing gender roles (via vanillanice)
I think we still live in a culture that assumes that men are single by choice and women are single because no one wants them.

Sara Eckel, This is Why You’re Still Single (It’s Not Why You Think)  (via aprettypastiche)

This is so true

(via thefemcritique)

(Source: live-to-the-point-of-tears)

Sunday, April 13, 2014
antmaley:

youaintpunk:

If this is how he speaks to a senior female politician of the opposition. Imagine what he thinks of you or your mum. If you’re a working man in the UK and you spoke to a female colleague like that, you’d be fucking lucky to get away with palming it off as – it’s just a joke..!
The snide comment was made 2 years ago when speaking to Angela Eagle about the government health reforms.

look at him and Osborne’s reaction. 

antmaley:

youaintpunk:

If this is how he speaks to a senior female politician of the opposition. Imagine what he thinks of you or your mum. If you’re a working man in the UK and you spoke to a female colleague like that, you’d be fucking lucky to get away with palming it off as – it’s just a joke..!

The snide comment was made 2 years ago when speaking to Angela Eagle about the government health reforms.

look at him and Osborne’s reaction. 

m0drnmoonlight:

rebuildthevoidwithflowers:

Nicky’s Richey impression

Oh my god, this is precious

Wiy-ah?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

thebloggerknownasgeeknip:

sinterwoldiers:

Tony being a dork and entering every room just before Bucky does so he can loudly announce that winter is coming

He is a Stark, after all.

Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’ Lena Dunham, in an interview with The Guardian (x)

(Source: reshmarambles)

Friday, April 11, 2014

(Source: phoebebuffay)