Something Intrepid

How's it goin', internet? My name is Lily. I love Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and everything fandom-wise. However, I manage to pull myself out of the fictional world enough to enjoy studying psychology, music, creative writing, and feminist studies at my college.

"It’s not fighting, it’s water dancing."

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We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

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parteira:

sunburnkidsandsadpricks:

loveyourchaos:

phoenix-falls:

queereyes-queerminds:

lostruth:

Power Structure of Oppression

Yes. Yes. YES. 

parteira:

sunburnkidsandsadpricks:

loveyourchaos:

phoenix-falls:

queereyes-queerminds:

lostruth:

Power Structure of Oppression

Yes. Yes. YES. 

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ninjasexfarty:

Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

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canisonicscrewyou:

you know at this point I’m so used to Doctor Who being on hiatus that I forgot that we even get a new episode on Saturday

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“In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.”

—   Toni Morrison (via howardtuniverse)

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