that boy you just called gay? well he is gay. he’s your boyfriend. both of you are gay. how do you keep forgetting this, jeffery
I was just thinking about how a lot of the “yay female characters!” graphics going around make me kind of wary—because three of the most common quotes that get used with them are the “A woman can preach, teach, rule, conquer” etc one (which is a Zoe Saldana quote), the “Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well” one (which is an M.I.A. lyric), the “You can be the king but watch the queen conquer” one (which is a Nicki Minaj lyric) and yet a LOT of the photosets I’ve seen don’t feature women of color? which is kind of shitty when you’re using a quote from a woman of color, ESPECIALLY if it’s a multifandom post and you have characters of color to choose from.
but then I thought about the other quote that crops up a lot, the “screw writing strong women, write interesting women/women who cry/women desperate to get a husband” etc one, and I realized I didn’t know who said that… turns out it wasn’t a celebrity, just a regular tumblr user. and the reason she wrote it?
she was defending the way Moffat wrote the women in Sherlock.
We were discussing the Fantastic Four at dinner… including, as my friends dubbed them, “Flame on dude” and “the Hulk”
They are also serving lemon-flavored chocolate chip sesame seed biscotti. What. The. Hell.
I just got a BONE in my chicken parm. What the hell, Smith College?
I wonder if I could design a queer history field of concentration for the history major…
I mean don’t get me wrong, I still love antiquity and will definitely take classes in it, but studying the origins of western attitudes towards women and LGBTQ people has always been one of the driving factors for me—and I am taking a historiography of gender and sexuality seminar next fall, so that’s one out of five required class done.
And lately I’ve been trying to think of ~practical applications~ for my major, and it occurs to me that I could potentially work with nonprofit or activist organizations to address issues of queer education? maybe?