alanaisreading

alanaisreading:

The only major down side I can see to independence, is that as a country with oil reserves and a democratically elected government, Scotland could be in severe danger of being bombed by the US.

But then I remembered that Scotland is mostly white, so we’re probably safe.

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Can confirm, am American. You’re all good here Scotland, you do you. *thumbs up*

superunknwn

superunknwn:

quentinmclovin:

this-sharknado-loves-you:

quentinmclovin:

glowcloud:

in general Calling Out Girls On Being Bad Feminists is not a job for men to do

What should I do if I see someone being a bad feminist though? Should I express my opinions to the nearest female and have her be a proxy for me?…

Hey there. I feel that not encroaching on female spaces is a really important thing male feminists need to learn and keep in mind. My problem is that the original post simply suggested (IMO) that guys should let people be bad feminists if that person is a female and it didn’t sit right with me. Is it all the same and I’m not getting it? I don’t want to be appear like a sarcastic ass or like I’m concern trolling, but if I’m totally in the wrong it would be great to discuss it or simply explain why without being told to “flush myself down the nearest toilet”.

Hi since you seem to genuinely wanna understand and like you’re not just trying to be annoying I’m gonna try to explain it again cause I feel like I didn’t go into enough detail the first time. When you tell a woman she’s a bad feminist it’s really really gross because feminism is basically women and even non-binary people’s way of like revolting against oppression so it’s kind of like “you’re reacting to my oppressing wrong here is how you should deal with it”. As long as you are part of the oppressive group you really can’t tell someone how to be a good activists even if you are right and they are not. Also, you may be wrong. If you think a woman is being a bad feminist it’s likely that she’s not. There are a lot of things people only notice or understand when it is happening to them so men are never really gonna be able to understand what it’s like to face sexism so you can’t really decide what is or isn’t bad feminism or call anyone out on it who isn’t a man. And telling another woman that you think this woman is being a bad feminist so can you please call her out on it is basically doing the same thing just indirectly. That’s basically it.

this-sharknado-loves-you

this-sharknado-loves-you:

quentinmclovin:

glowcloud:

in general Calling Out Girls On Being Bad Feminists is not a job for men to do

What should I do if I see someone being a bad feminist though? Should I express my opinions to the nearest female and have her be a proxy for me?…

Hey there. I feel that not encroaching on female spaces is a really important thing male feminists need to learn and keep in mind. My problem is that the original post simply suggested (IMO) that guys should let people be bad feminists if that person is a female and it didn’t sit right with me. Is it all the same and I’m not getting it? I don’t want to be appear like a sarcastic ass or like I’m concern trolling, but if I’m totally in the wrong it would be great to discuss it or simply explain why without being told to “flush myself down the nearest toilet”.

feminspire

glowcloud:

in general Calling Out Girls On Being Bad Feminists is not a job for men to do

What should I do if I see someone being a bad feminist though? Should I express my opinions to the nearest female and have her be a proxy for me? Does that rule only apply to cis-men or should we also say trans-men can’t call out when women are being bad feminists? How does this line of reasoning work?

feminspire
Men who are progressive, pro-feminist, or allies to women — we have to constantly check ourselves. We have to be open and listen to women and sometimes respond by taking a backseat and not encroaching on female space in ways that are kind of natural to us. It’s so integrated into who we are as men: to take centre stage, to lead, to be out front, to not really understand the power dynamic that’s at play. I think it’s really important for all of us men who are progressive and who are working to eradicate sexism and all the other social ills out there to be a lot more cognisant of our presence in these circles and spaces.

Byron Hurt in an interview with Bitch Magazine being an actual ally

(via misandry-mermaid)

sharpewit
It’s funny, because I was expecting a fighting Sycorax on the top of a spaceship with a sword and a satsuma moment. Or an asking Prisoner Zero if he thinks earth is not protected while tying a bow tie moment. You know, one of those really big defining character moments. Capaldi’s big character moment was pouring a glass of scotch and making you wonder if he killed someone. I have a good feeling about this.
comment by reddit user IMthinkingGoAway that essentially sums up the Twelfth Doctor’s debut. (via sharpewit)