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lipsredasroses:

Snow White from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is strong. She is feminists favorite punching bag, right after Aurora but at least every once in awhile someone will come to Aurora’s defense. Snow (and Cinderella frankly) are seen as what is wrong with the Disney princesses. Snow likes cute animals, cooking, cleaning, and a useless prince. She befriends seven strange men who end up saving her in the end. Dude, the prince just comes and kisses her. She is stereotypically feminine. She doesn’t go fight for her country. She doesn’t prevent a war from breaking out. Girl is nice to every single person she meets, even the woman who tried to kill her. She felt bad that she scared the animals when they found her crying in the woods. She is kind hearted. She wants to help everyone she meets. Her looking out for others is what got her killed.

All of that does not make her weak. Sure, she is a bit naive but she lived a rather sheltered life. The queen had her locked away doing chores all day. When she found out the queen wanted her killed, instead of standing in the field looking at the huntsman, she fucking ran. She ran away to protect herself. She left an abusive home (she lived with the queen in her castle). When she met the dwarfs, she bargained with them so they wouldn’t kick her out. She ran that house. She put the dwarves and animals to work. She was very sweet but she was also the head bitch in charge. Even Grumpy didn’t try to backtalk her.

The fact she needed the dwarfs and animals to save her doesn’t make her weak. Saving yourself is more than just killing the enemy. It is about surviving, which Snow White did. She may not know how to throw a punch, shoot an arrow, or save her country; but that doesn’t make her weak. Not every woman can defeat their demons/enemies on their own. Some of them need help from their friends, which the dwarfs and animals were to Snow, to defeat their enemy and that doesn’t make them weak.

Also, girls who prefer Snow White to Merida are not weak or “too girly.” There is no such thing as being “too girly.” Not all girls are going to relate to Merida and that is okay. Not all girls are going to like Snow White. Some girls like both characters. There is nothing wrong with girls liking the classic Disney princesses. There is nothing wrong with girls preferring the newer princesses. What is a problem is when people try to deem what princesses are “good” or “bad.”

Over the past 2 days this has been reblogged over a thousand times. I’m not sure which blog originally reblogged it but it’s become a very popular post. It seems like every few months this posts resurfaces, which is great. I still stand behind everything I said in the post.

With that being said, I’ve wanted to reblog some of the posts with one of those snarky “you missed the point” images/gifs. This post is only about Walt Disney’s Snow White from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. This post has nothing to do with the original Snow White, who is frankly older than the Grimms character. With that being said, Walt Disney did create her in the 1930s. The 30s did not exactly scream “women’s lib” but that doesn’t mean their aren’t strong female characters in historical literature or films. Snow White is one of the youngest Disney characters since she was only 13/14 in the story. I might cry if I see another “but the movie came out in the 30s, you can’t expect it to be a feminist film” or some nonsense like that. I never said Snow White was a feminist film, I said she was a strong character. Frankly I think Frozen and Brave are as feminist as Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs but that is for a different post.

I did read one reblog, that I really wish I reblogged now. The author was saying how Snow White survived an abusive relationship and that makes her strong. The Queen abused Snow White and tried to have her killed on multiple occasions but Snow White survived. Snow White was strong for many reasons, including the fact she survived an abusive situation. It’s a post for another day that 3 of the princesses (Snow, Cinderella, & Rapunzel) all survived abusive relationships.

Long story short, I still stand by what I wrote and say Snow White is a strong character. She may not have saved China or froze her kingdom but she survived an abusive step mother and remained a kind and caring person. I can barely remain nice to a customer who got on my last nerves let alone remain kind, optimistic, and caring when someone is trying to kill me. That is a positive strength of Snow Whites and makes her a good role model.

I like Snow White as a character(feminine does NOT = non-feminist), but I think the Disney film is too heteronormative. The fact that they are a man and woman and that they just SEE each other is really the only basis for them falling in love. I’m pretty sure the prince isn’t called anything besides “prince” in the movie, so he basically has no name. He’s also only in the beginning and end, I think??? This was still enough for it to be ~true love~, though.

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Oh Holland, you make too much sense for this show.

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Holland’s reaction when she found out they’re going to do memes

she makes a similar expression when she finds out they’re gonna read fanfiction

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adamusprime:

i dont wanna lecture you all about respecting other people but just real quick

i know trigger warnings can sometimes seem overzealous and ridiculous to people who are not triggered by stuff but please realize when you make fun of trigger warnings you’re making fun of someone who experienced some sort of traumatic event and just wants to feel safe

there are lots of funnier things that dont involve you kicking someone while theyre down

one time i saw a burger king marquee that said “chickend stris”

that was way funnier than any trigger warning joke that has ever been made

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"No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom.’ If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs."

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President Barack Obama

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN FORCE OTHERS TO LIVE BY YOUR OWN BELIEFS —THANKYOU: BBams.

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  • Question: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it? - Anonymous
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    aconissa:

    50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

    It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

    While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

    Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

    It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

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anotherwellkeptsecret:

Something dumb I sketched at work. 

Sherlock confesses his love like an asshole.

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redhoodedwolf:

I’ll just leave this here…

I might have forgiven you, Jeff. Except that you didn’t skip over Malia’s mental development in order to more fully delve into her story or her struggles or, god-forbid, the plot. Nope, you skimmed over what ought to be a full on handicap in order to sexualize her and use her as the cherry popper for one of your precious boys like the misogynistic douche that you are. :)

Yep, seems like they went “Well, her having the mental state of a 10 year-old would make the sex creepy so let’s just pretend that shouldn’t be the case” instead of, I don’t know, just not throwing her into a relationship?!

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