1. "In pop culture, girls who crush hopelessly on guys they can’t have are painted as just that – hopeless. Over and over again, we’re taught that girls who openly express sexual or romantic interest in guys who don’t want them are pitiable, stalkerish, desperate, crazy bitches. More often than not, they’re also portrayed as ugly – whether physically, emotionally or both – in order to further establish their undesirability as an objective fact. Both narratively and, as a consequence, in real life, men are given free reign to snub, abuse, mislead and talk down to such women: we’re raised to believe that female desire is unseemly, so that any consequent shaming is therefore deserved. There is no female-equivalent Friend Zone terminology because, in the language of our culture, a man’s romantic choices are considered sacrosanct and inviolable. If a girl has been told no, then she has only herself to blame for anything that happens next – but if a woman says no, then she must not really mean it. Or, if she does, she shouldn’t: the rejected man is a universally sympathetic figure, and everyone from moviegoers to platonic onlookers will scream at her to justgive him a chance, as though her rejection must always be unfounded rather than based on the fact that he had a chance, and blew it. And even then, give him another one! The pathos of Single Nice Guys can only be eased by pity-sex with unwilling women that blossoms into romance!"

    Lamenting the Friendzone, or: The Nice Guy Approach to Perpetuating Sexist Bullshit (via nyquilontherocks)

    Basically, this will be my response to anyone who’s like “Um, you think about (insert dude/celebrity/historical figure/attractive person’s name)’s attractiveness too much, are you like one of those celebrity obsessed/ boy crazy girls?”

    Well, this and: “I JUST APPRECIATE PEOPLE’S ATTRACTIVENESS…CALL ME HUMAN-CRAZY IF YOU CAN’T WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND THAT”

  2. thegang:

    Azizah, a film by Hanifah Walidah & Olive Demetrius  

    Azizah translated means “My powerful beloved”. Azizah looks at the lives or Black American Lesbians who were raised in Islam. This is a documentary currently in development. To support this documentary please go to www.iloveupeople.com (click on upcoming projects)

  3. probablyharrison:

    warningdontreadthis:

    Steve Hughes: “Straight; it’s the new gay”.

    I posted this last night but it’s so fucking funny I want to make sure everyone has a chance to see it.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I SEE YOU POINTING OUT THOSE GENDER STEREOTYPES AND TURNING THEM ON THEIR HEAD.

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