"You don’t necessarily have to do anything once you acknowledge your privilege. You don’t have to apologize for it. You need to understand the extent of your privilege, the consequences of your privilege, and remain aware that people who are different from you move through and experience the world in ways you might never know anything about. They might endure situations you can never know anything about. You could, however, use that privilege for the greater good—to try to level the playing field for everyone, to work for social justice, to bring attention to how those without certain privileges are disenfranchised. We’re seen what the hoarding of privilege has done, and the results are shameful."
Roxane Gay, “Peculiar Benefits” from Bad Feminist (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
I see and write a lot of “DON’T DO THIS!!!” posts, so I thought I would make a “DO THIS!!!” post.
- More POC in leading roles
- More important friendships
- More queer characters in leading roles
- More disabled characters in leading roles
- More genderqueer and trans characters in leading roles
- Realistic women in leading roles
- Happier/more positive characters and messages
- 45 Things I Want to See More Of (Part 2)
- Black Villains
- Boys in YA
- Cool Things (2) (3)
- Fantasy (2)
- Female Characters (2)
- Female Character Traits
- Horror Genre Mashups
- Magic Systems
- Male Characters
- Medieval Fantasy
- Modern Fantasy
- Romance (2)
- Soulmate AUs
- Stories I Want to Read
- Urban Fantasy
- What thewritingcafe Wants
- YA Novels (2) (3) (4)
The plot bunnies tag is likewise updating and includes posts that I think would make for an interesting story.
More Things I Would Like to See
- Steampunk with different ethnic influences alongside the gears
- Utopias that try really hard to be good, even though they aren’t and never will be perfect
- Science and magic coexisting
- Creation stories - stories that focus on building and growth rather than destruction
- People are good themes
- Extroverted protagonists
- Environments other than temperate deciduous
- Stories centered on art
- Stories without war
“chuffed doesnt mean what you think it means”
it means exactly what i think it means its just some stupid word that literally has two definitions that mean the opposite thing
This makes me really chuffed.
This post is quite egregious
Well I’m nonplussed by this whole post.
Everything Beyonce does is careful and thought out. Her entire image is perfection crafted from planning ahead. She does not ‘wing it’ or throw things into her performances and public appearances ‘just because’.
What she did at this award show was amazing, especially because of how intentional and thought out it clearly was.
Feminism is a scary word for a lot of people. Many women are afraid of calling themselves feminist because they think it implies anger, hatred of men, or a rejection of traditional femininity.
Beyonce presented everyone watching with two distinct images of what many viewers viewed as two very different women. There is the strong, independent FEMINIST. She is the woman who likes being in control and being in the spotlight. Then there is the WIFE and MOTHER. She is soft, sweet, smiling at the husband and child you can tell she loves and values so much.
For every girl watching who was afraid to be a feminist, afraid to be powerful, because of what she thought she would lose, this is an incredible message. You can be all the things you want to be. You can be both. Feminists can have amazing happy, full lives full of both traditional and modern womanhood.
Feminism means gender should not be a source of persecution or a restriction of your choices. Feminism mean the type of person you should be is based on what you value, not what outside forces pressure you to value because of your gender or biological sex. Shout at the top of your lungs that you are a feminist and proud. Then go and be the exact person that you want to be.
Bop it, Twist it, Pull it, Spin it, Flick it.
*SHOUTING TO THE HEAVENS*
I A M F U C K I N G S C R E A M I N G