yangxiaolong-the-meddler:

ah you’re watching Attack on Titan? I love that show! The way they all just [clenches fist] never resolve any plot points whatsoever

14289 stars 2 hours ago

I asked myself what style we women could have adopted that would have been unmarked, like the men’s. The answer was none. There is no unmarked woman.

There is no woman’s hair style that can be called standard, that says nothing about her. The range of women’s hair styles is staggering, but a woman whose hair has no particular style is perceived as not caring about how she looks, which can disqualify her for many positions, and will subtly diminish her as a person in the eyes of some.

Women must choose between attractive shoes and comfortable shoes. When our group made an unexpected trek, the woman who wore flat, laced shoes arrived first. Last to arrive was the woman in spike heels, shoes in hand and a handful of men around her.

If a woman’s clothing is tight or revealing (in other words, sexy), it sends a message — an intended one of wanting to be attractive, but also a possibly unintended one of availability. If her clothes are not sexy, that too sends a message, lent meaning by the knowledge that they could have been. There are thousands of cosmetic products from which women can choose and myriad ways of applying them. Yet no makeup at all is anything but unmarked. Some men see it as a hostile refusal to please them.

Women can’t even fill out a form without telling stories about themselves. Most forms give four titles to choose from. “Mr.” carries no meaning other than that the respondent is male. But a woman who checks “Mrs.” or “Miss” communicates not only whether she has been married but also whether she has conservative tastes in forms of address — and probably other conservative values as well. Checking “Ms.” declines to let on about marriage (checking “Mr.” declines nothing since nothing was asked), but it also marks her as either liberated or rebellious, depending on the observer’s attitudes and assumptions.

I sometimes try to duck these variously marked choices by giving my title as “Dr.” — and in so doing risk marking myself as either uppity (hence sarcastic responses like “Excuse me!”) or an overachiever (hence reactions of congratulatory surprise like “Good for you!”).

All married women’s surnames are marked. If a woman takes her husband’s name, she announces to the world that she is married and has traditional values. To some it will indicate that she is less herself, more identified by her husband’s identity. If she does not take her husband’s name, this too is marked, seen as worthy of comment: she has done something; she has “kept her own name.” A man is never said to have “kept his own name” because it never occurs to anyone that he might have given it up. For him using his own name is unmarked.

A married woman who wants to have her cake and eat it too may use her surname plus his, with or without a hyphen. But this too announces her marital status and often results in a tongue-tying string. In a list (Harvey O’Donovan, Jonathan Feldman, Stephanie Woodbury McGillicutty), the woman’s multiple name stands out. It is marked.

- Deborah Tannen, “Marked Women, Unmarked Men”  (via harukimuracallme)
4441 stars 2 hours ago

kidouyuuto:

also kids shouldnt be scared of their parents. theres a difference between “im not gonna do this bad thing because i respect my parents and i dont want to disappoint them” and “im not gonna do this bad thing because im scared of what my parents will do to me if i do”

114473 stars 2 hours ago

spikeleeoprah-pissedoffbaby:

Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”

  • Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
  • Honest social commentary
  • Targeted to the college age demographic
  • Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
  • Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig

Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”

  • White people calling it racist
  • Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist
41813 stars 2 hours ago

Promo!! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

kanekis-sweet-ass:

YOOOO so i wanted to do a promo thingy when i reached 500 followers! It happened a really long time ago and im almost at 600 BUT OH WELL

Reblog this and ill promote your blog (in lists of ten) and i will say a lil something about ur blog ( ˘ ³˘)❤  

This is for my followers so mbf me 

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9 stars 2 hours ago
rlmjob:

okay but this one is all too real

rlmjob:

okay but this one is all too real

ahyato:

I love how we all agree that ayato’s new hairstyle is really bad

50 stars 3 hours ago
shrek one: BEST
shrek two: the funniest movie i have ever seen. literally one of the funniest comedies of all time. incredible pacing and dialogue. reference jokes that were actually funny. surreal world that was so modern fantasy it actually worked. rocking score. awesome scene set to "i need a hero" being sung by the villain unironically and completely played straight. a bar of villains. just overall the best concepts ever.
shrek three: bad
shrek four: bad
83522 stars 3 hours ago

yeahilovebeinpurple:

marmarbinks3:

I see 2007 and think “oh 3 years ago” and then it hits me that it was 7 fucking years ago

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647413 stars 3 hours ago
y-a-n-d-e-r-e:

drawing in class is such a religious experience

y-a-n-d-e-r-e:

drawing in class is such a religious experience

carolxne:

me: *stays hydrated*
me: guys wait fuck wait hold up give me like 2 seconds i gotta piss again

34277 stars 3 hours ago

partybarackisinthehousetonight:

never let your printer know that you waited until the last minute to print something and you’re in a hurry. they can sense fear

57489 stars 4 hours ago
522437 stars 4 hours ago

kornaru:

date a boy who is of average height. date a boy who is innocent. date a boy who likes burgers. date a boy who likes books. date a boy with black hair. date a boy with white hair. date a boy who’s a half-ghoul. date haise saseki. date kaneki ken. 

124 stars 4 hours ago

Those children need someone who cares for them. Money won’t buy that.

997 stars 5 hours ago
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