Are there things you see in characters that you just say, “Uh, not for me.” ?

(Source: theworldofcinema, via mostly-british-comedy)

“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”

Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via tiredestprincess)

So this is cool

(Source: ynannarising, via truffledmadness)

maaarine:

(Vanity Fair)

JOFFREY’S ANSWER THOUGH

17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?

…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.


Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women

Seriously, go listen to this.

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merkkultra:

do men have resting bitch faces as well or do they not have negative characteristics ascribed to them for putting on a neutral rather than a deliriously happy facial expression

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thewomanfromitaly:

fightingonarrival:

*DEAD*

TOLD YELLER. knights of the told republicNO COUNTRY FOR TOLD MEN

thewomanfromitaly:

fightingonarrival:

*DEAD*

TOLD YELLER. knights of the told republic

NO COUNTRY FOR TOLD MEN

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scifi-reality:

"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"

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shmemson:

booasaur:

cellfangirl:

So to get to 51% of the electorate the Republicans are going to have to pull some votes from previously offended demographics.

the greatest part of yesterdays episode. now wheres the womens part?

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She kills it every single time on that show. Every. Single. Time. 

But how is she so perfect though?

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