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. — "Geek hierarchies, boundary policing, and the gendering of the good fan" Kristina Busse, Participations 10.1 (2013)
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Margaret “Maggie” Gee in her A-2 leather flight jacket and goggles. Gee became the second Chinese-American female service pilot when she graduated with WASP Class 44-W-9.
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That headline was a wild adventure from start to finish.
The picture just clinches it
can’t stop laughing
Oh my god male novelists are so fucking pretentious.
Ha. HAHAHA. HAAAAA.
dudes like him can blanket shit on the romance and erotica genres for being pornographic trash just by virtue of being by/for women, but watch them go full manbaby when their masterpieces of manly american literature receive any form of criticism
YOU COULDN’T COME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER THAN BRIE
IN WHAT UNIVERSE DOES BRIE SCREAM “PLEASE EAT ME OFF SOMEONE’S NIPPLE”
Think about how you will react if your child is fat. Over time, if you’re making it clear that you don’t want a fat son or daughter, well, your son or daughter may not be able to stop being fat. But your son or daughter can eventually choose to stop being your son or daughter. Imagine your adult child building a life with people who aren’t nagging about weight loss, or who can enjoy doing something physical without making it about weight loss, or who can eat a meal without it being about weight loss. Calling home? Not required. Spending time together? Optional. Listening to…weight jokes? Optional. —
tw: abusive parents
Aha! Found it. (Advice targeted to parents of fat people, but good advice for all parents, IMO.)
(Which is a wonderful blog as well, so signal boost as well.)
I literally am that adult they describe. (And the fat shaming was only part of what I left.)
^^ Not my comments above, tumblr is just trash about reblogging quotes.
BUT ALSO I JUST WANTED TO SAY that while this is good advice for parents, it’s ALSO a good reminder for those who have shitty parents - if you have the option to leave, you don’t need to feel guilty for doing so. It is not your job to take abuse, just because they’re your parents.
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Average size mannequin with average size woman.
The problem, in one picture.