MiaZilla is a Fangirl

Likes teh pretty. Spends to much time in front of the computer. Fangirl. Atheist. Knitter. Doodle-er. Swede. Aromantic Asexual. She/her.

Oct 21
misandry-mermaid:

iseealittlesilhouettoofacat:

fucknosexistcostumes:

"The hyper-sexualization of little girls and their bodies, as a mother, really bothers me. It plays into the sexualization of their bodies into their teenager years and adult life. It makes them grow up faster than they need to. Let them be little girls, have fun, be able to play in the playground and not worry about going on the monkey bars because someone’s going to see their underwear. Something like this constricts their movements, which affects the way they play."Jenny Reid, a volunteer firefighter with Langford Fire Rescue, says the costume is not only offensive to women in her field, it’s also damaging to the self-esteem of little girls.
"That costume is awful and it sends the wrong message," she says. "It reinforces that there are still jobs that are off-limits to women. It’s not a representation of the real job. Little girls can do whatever they want. They shouldn’t be restricted. Those types of costumes put so many limitations on them. They don’t build the self-esteem and confidence you need to be a firefighter or police officer." " [x]

I don’t know why there can’t just be one unisex costume for little kids. When I was little and wanted to dress like a dinosaur, I wanted to look like a dinosaur, not wear some frilly little dress with a picture of a T-Rex on it.It’s like even on Halloween when you’re told that you can be whatever you want, little girls are still given the message that they have to abide by society’s standards of what’s for girls and how girls “should” look. They’re costumes of police officers and firefighters aren’t taken seriously so they subconsciously learn that they won’t be taken seriously in those career fields so why bother. They’re just an ornament for decoration


Studies show that gendered marketing sells more products, because a person who associates a product as being specifically catered to them personally will be more interested in it.  It’s disgusting that these sexist double standards exist for small kids, and the adults who make these products and the parents who purchase them are both to blame for it.

misandry-mermaid:

iseealittlesilhouettoofacat:

fucknosexistcostumes:

"The hyper-sexualization of little girls and their bodies, as a mother, really bothers me. It plays into the sexualization of their bodies into their teenager years and adult life. It makes them grow up faster than they need to. Let them be little girls, have fun, be able to play in the playground and not worry about going on the monkey bars because someone’s going to see their underwear. Something like this constricts their movements, which affects the way they play."

Jenny Reid, a volunteer firefighter with Langford Fire Rescue, says the costume is not only offensive to women in her field, it’s also damaging to the self-esteem of little girls.

"That costume is awful and it sends the wrong message," she says. "It reinforces that there are still jobs that are off-limits to women. It’s not a representation of the real job. Little girls can do whatever they want. They shouldn’t be restricted. Those types of costumes put so many limitations on them. They don’t build the self-esteem and confidence you need to be a firefighter or police officer." " [x]

I don’t know why there can’t just be one unisex costume for little kids. When I was little and wanted to dress like a dinosaur, I wanted to look like a dinosaur, not wear some frilly little dress with a picture of a T-Rex on it.
It’s like even on Halloween when you’re told that you can be whatever you want, little girls are still given the message that they have to abide by society’s standards of what’s for girls and how girls “should” look. They’re costumes of police officers and firefighters aren’t taken seriously so they subconsciously learn that they won’t be taken seriously in those career fields so why bother. They’re just an ornament for decoration

Studies show that gendered marketing sells more products, because a person who associates a product as being specifically catered to them personally will be more interested in it. It’s disgusting that these sexist double standards exist for small kids, and the adults who make these products and the parents who purchase them are both to blame for it.



  • YA Book: wHite yoUng girl!!!1!
  • YA Book: sHe is difFERenT!!!!!1!!@
  • YA Book: speciAL pOWer!!!-!!
  • YA Book: cute boY love HeR!!!
  • YA Book: bUTttttt
  • YA Book: anOTher boy alsO??? love heR?!?!??!!!
  • YA Book: HOw will sHe cHOOse!!?!?!?!?1!! aNd save wORld?????!?!!

lightspeedsound:

onlylolgifs:

Man gets a hard-on at the worst possible moment

oh my god this is gross and triggering on so many levels tho

Like I had to commute on the DC metro for an entire summer during rush hour for a non paying internship and like after that summer I swore to the heavens that I would never do it again. No DC metro during rush hour. Ever.

Because shit like this happened.

Here’s the dealio—a lot of women during rush hour don’t like finding a seat because they only got two stops and it’s really fucking hard to get out if you’re away from the door because it’s so damn crowded and it’s better than having to walk through a sardine can of men, some of whom try to angle up against you inappropriately.

and like it’s always the men who try this shit, who see a crowded train, see a crowd of women around the door and like shove in. I can’t count how many times I heard a man yell out “yo make room ladies make roooom”

Notice that it looks like there’s a shell of men around the door but the inner layer is all women.

I can’t count how many times I complained to other women that i worked with, that ‘oh god the creepers on the train today” and every replied like, “when are there not creepers at the metro?”

That’s some fucked up shit.

And this motherfucker, why the fuck did he get wood is what I want to know. Because if I had to stand up next to that shit like I see this man with an enormous boner coming towards me to rub up against me in closed quarters and I can’t escape? Hell to the fucking no, I HOPE you got your dick smashed in those doors. It’s your own damn fault for insisting on taking up my space and bursting my personal bubble.


Anonymous said: Fuck you for trying to promote that it's okay to be fat. People die from obesity every day. Don't just embrace the body that you're "stuck in". Get off the fucking couch and change. Don't say it too hard, you're just not trying hard enough. Guaranteed your boyfriend would love it way more if you didn't crush him in bed.

misandry-mermaid:

afatfox:

You sound…really bitter and like ya need to sort some shit out that has absolutely nothing to do with me or fat people.

1) People don’t die from obesity.  People aren’t just dropping dead from teh fatz.  I believe what you’re looking for are actual illnesses and conditions which can be linked to fat.  I think it’s funny though because you people always act like fat folk just drop like flies and as though we all have a heart attack by the age of 25 and die at 30.  Brah, let me just tell you that I know a TON (like 100s upon 100s) of fat people and I have known them for many years and they’re still alive and kickin’.  Stop aggressively trying to install fear in me when I am surrounded by the thing you’re trying to act like you know about.

2) I’m not stuck in my body.  I freakin’ love my body and all of it’s wobbly bits.  It gets me around, it lets me experience whatever I want, it’s a goddamn great body.  So no, I never even remotely implied that I’m stuck in this glorious vessel or that it’s ‘too hard to change’.  That would imply that I felt I needed to change.  Also, I am actually comfortably in a chair right now as opposed to a couch, but thank you for the concern.

3) Considering I’ve been with the fox for about 3 years..I think I can get a better read on what he would love and wouldn’t love.  I’d say he’s pretty happy with my weight on his hips.  You know what he would REALLY love?  As well as myself?  If self loathing, overly aggressive, bitter individuals like yourself just ceased to exist from the internet as well as real life until you could actually learn to interact with other human beings.

I apologize that the mere presence of someone you think should hate themselves, actually loving themselves and sharing it with the world, gets you this riled up.


fangoriaaa:

thnksfrpanicatthedisco:

does-anything-matter:

thesearethewordsofmyholiday:

I just wanna make sure nobody forgets that this exists and it is awesome.

THE FUNNY THING IS THIS ISN’T EDITED. GERARD ACTUALLY SAT AND SUNG NA NA NA IN SIMLISH. 

THERE’S LYRICS

Sha gimme sha gimme sha
Wes a neeba
Mes ooney wada da bramya na
Es zu weeba
In a deg
In a shat
With an “X” abba zor
Nibby zor nibby zor nibby zor
Wada bin winny natty-

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Bana zun cure enay
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Daba a nenetay
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Wa pan eshabatay
Brabd en zerb shee-mo-nay-shun

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Pasha a nagatay
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
We nasa wogatay
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Win gonna sagatay
Gibs as zor doo-bi-zay-shun
Za gimme za gimme za

Es zabsu wabu aba shab la
Wab nada zeda little braz dans
Wab neba zenny noba mas lan
Wa tinga zatlan (nananananananana)
He sifta nanny made a blascan
Prussy du was ana

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Foo noova wanatay
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Back ana kannasay
A fwingsu whata say
Prow in dur sa-ca-nay-shun

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Pasha a nagatay
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
We nasa wogatay
win gonna sagatay
Gibs as zor doo-bi-zay-shun

Ewag nere, wap zow
All ze nayd in gattory nitty
Na pitta vilzin tayz their open wilpy zalms
Why dinny daggers up to leven
Itala boony bralls ab ze mittezen brats
Yak angels made bo zeon and blabbing garbage
ZEEM OUT—Rat rowaids us?
Eb zo whine nopen dorbs

Ned zu wanny wansa bag na sho
Ned zu wanny wansa bag na sho
But neeb zim, neeb zim wants to bly
Wabba tie wabba tie wabba tie
Wabba tie, Wabba
Za bashy gooby zaba

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Make zo apology
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Ee vada wickasay
Ab salla loratay
Tashy zurb—Boo-dee-cor-ay

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Bab naba bobatay
Was napa seepashay
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Ee bapa shobbycay
Ban zee la burgindory
Bap my lair, zab and vore me bull na bin
Leb nis zurb expnode

tHIS SHOULD BE ILLEGA L IM DY IGN

(via thrownrockisad4)


misandry-mermaid:

smitethepatriarchy:

notcisjustwoman:

brutereason:

telltale-goddess:

zennistrad:

Several minutes ago, Anita Sarkeesian posted this to her Twitter.
First response, a guy calling her a “cunt”, and the third is a guy linking to this image (VERY NSFW.)
Yeah, good job proving that you’re not sexist, guys.

Once again I do not support anita’s message in any way and agree with her on very few things but she in no way ever deserved death threats and harassment and a bunch of uneducated fucks harassing her every time she tries to say something.
Good job guys, you all proved how progressive you are.

Why do people do this? Always add the disclaimer that you absolutely totally do not agree with her at all BUT. Why does it matter in this context?
I mean, sure, I’m glad that you, unlike many people who disagree with her, don’t think she deserves harassment. That’s good. 
But what would it take for there to be a strong show of support for her that isn’t full of caveats about how you disagree?

And furthermore, what in the FUCK is there to disagree with her on? I mean, if she likes potatoes and you like carrots, then what the fuck ever. But how can you disagree with her analysis of misogyny in video games when literally every time she breathes, dudes show up to threaten to rape her and blow her up? Practically her entire life has become one long series of bullshit that proves her right at every turn. Fuck you if you don’t believe her. Fuck you if you don’t agree with her.

I’ve known multiple people who are all anti-Anita and they try to say it’s about her arguments, but when I press them about it they switch to say it’s about the way she presents them, and when I press them more it turns out it’s about misogyny.
People don’t like her because she presents these facts in an unapologetic, straightforward, no-nonsense way utilized by many male academics. In other words, she’s acting like a total b*tch. Because any woman who talks about these issues without apologizing to men about it and petting their egos every eight seconds is a b*tch.

Everyone read those last two comments.  Over and over.

misandry-mermaid:

smitethepatriarchy:

notcisjustwoman:

brutereason:

telltale-goddess:

zennistrad:

Several minutes ago, Anita Sarkeesian posted this to her Twitter.

First response, a guy calling her a “cunt”, and the third is a guy linking to this image (VERY NSFW.)

Yeah, good job proving that you’re not sexist, guys.

Once again I do not support anita’s message in any way and agree with her on very few things but she in no way ever deserved death threats and harassment and a bunch of uneducated fucks harassing her every time she tries to say something.

Good job guys, you all proved how progressive you are.

Why do people do this? Always add the disclaimer that you absolutely totally do not agree with her at all BUT. Why does it matter in this context?

I mean, sure, I’m glad that you, unlike many people who disagree with her, don’t think she deserves harassment. That’s good. 

But what would it take for there to be a strong show of support for her that isn’t full of caveats about how you disagree?

And furthermore, what in the FUCK is there to disagree with her on? I mean, if she likes potatoes and you like carrots, then what the fuck ever. But how can you disagree with her analysis of misogyny in video games when literally every time she breathes, dudes show up to threaten to rape her and blow her up? Practically her entire life has become one long series of bullshit that proves her right at every turn. Fuck you if you don’t believe her. Fuck you if you don’t agree with her.

I’ve known multiple people who are all anti-Anita and they try to say it’s about her arguments, but when I press them about it they switch to say it’s about the way she presents them, and when I press them more it turns out it’s about misogyny.

People don’t like her because she presents these facts in an unapologetic, straightforward, no-nonsense way utilized by many male academics. In other words, she’s acting like a total b*tch. Because any woman who talks about these issues without apologizing to men about it and petting their egos every eight seconds is a b*tch.

Everyone read those last two comments. Over and over.


thebicker:

stfueverything:

zbuqeefrankieztein:

appropriately-inappropriate:

themaddfeminist:

thehowlingwolf:

torea-dumbass:

true-fae:

gaywerewolflady:

holy shit



tbh i thought this was a really neat idea for a dystopia or something until i realized what was allegorical by seeing the picture and getting a connection there. i was just so blind that this could be as stupid as it was i took it literally or as a classism stance for a minute. this is so dehumanizing i didn’t realize they were comparing women to food, what the fuck

Not only are they comparing women to food, they’re basically saying women’s bodies are a luxury ITEM.

And that men are entitled to any woman’s body they desire.

It’s bad when even 4chan thinks you’re gross.

they think they are being “denied” something.

Not to mention food is a fucking necessity to live. Having access to women’s bodies is not

In case anyone’s forgotten, this was Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodgers’ entire reasoning for his shooting spree: that he was being unfairly denied access to women’s bodies.
In addition to the excellent commentary above (women: autonomous people, not consumables! touching boobs: not vital to staying alive!), in the original fucker’s “thought experiment” (pro tip: any time anyone uses the phrase “let’s try a thought experiment” they’re about to be an asshole), people are waving their food around. Except the food is boobs. People have very little control over whether they get boobs and how much they get. If you have them, it is difficult to hide or remove them. Having breasts is not a “luxury item” that you’re “waving around” in people’s faces. They’re a body part, and they’re there. This is the same mentality that shames young girls with sexist dress codes, the same mentality that blames rape victims for what they were wearing, and the same mentality that excuses street harassment. It is rape culture.

thebicker:

stfueverything:

zbuqeefrankieztein:

appropriately-inappropriate:

themaddfeminist:

thehowlingwolf:

torea-dumbass:

true-fae:

gaywerewolflady:

holy shit

image

tbh i thought this was a really neat idea for a dystopia or something until i realized what was allegorical by seeing the picture and getting a connection there. i was just so blind that this could be as stupid as it was i took it literally or as a classism stance for a minute. this is so dehumanizing i didn’t realize they were comparing women to food, what the fuck

Not only are they comparing women to food, they’re basically saying women’s bodies are a luxury ITEM.

And that men are entitled to any woman’s body they desire.

It’s bad when even 4chan thinks you’re gross.

they think they are being “denied” something.

Not to mention food is a fucking necessity to live. Having access to women’s bodies is not

In case anyone’s forgotten, this was Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodgers’ entire reasoning for his shooting spree: that he was being unfairly denied access to women’s bodies.

In addition to the excellent commentary above (women: autonomous people, not consumables! touching boobs: not vital to staying alive!), in the original fucker’s “thought experiment” (pro tip: any time anyone uses the phrase “let’s try a thought experiment” they’re about to be an asshole), people are waving their food around. Except the food is boobs. People have very little control over whether they get boobs and how much they get. If you have them, it is difficult to hide or remove them. Having breasts is not a “luxury item” that you’re “waving around” in people’s faces. They’re a body part, and they’re there. This is the same mentality that shames young girls with sexist dress codes, the same mentality that blames rape victims for what they were wearing, and the same mentality that excuses street harassment. It is rape culture.


assignedmale:

Girl’s Clothes
"I’m the one wearing it, and I’m not a girl! So they can’t be ‘girl’s clothes,’ then!"
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assignedmale:

Girl’s Clothes

"I’m the one wearing it, and I’m not a girl! So they can’t be ‘girl’s clothes,’ then!"

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Oct 20
medievalpoc:

thisonewillnotdie:

Mary Jones aka Peter Sewally of New York City was put on trial June 11th 1836 for pick pocketing a wallet containing 99$ from a white john with whom she had done business with the night before.
During their arrest Mary had attempted to throw out two additional wallets hidden in their bosom and the police upon taking Mary’s key and entering their home found dozens more wallets, watches and trinkets belonging to dozens of the cities male Upperclass whom although knowing Mary had stolen from them had become fearful to report to police least their vices be known to an increasingly moral conservative public.
Upon Mary’s interrogation and strip search it was discovered they were born as a man and had created a leather device in the shape and form of a vagina tied around their waist to keep clients from learning Mary’s T and birth sex (Although there is some dispute that the men were well aware of her male identity that she performed in the daytime)
On trial (in as far as I know) in the earliest known first person account of Queer life in United States Mary Jones went on record stating :

"I have been in the practice of waiting upon Girls of ill fame and made up their Beds and received the Company at the door and received the money for Rooms &c and they induced me to dress in Women’s Clothes, saying I looked so much better in them and I have always attended parties among the people of my own Colour dressed in this way — and in New Orleans I always dressed in this way"

 In so doing Mary Jones explained that there existed an active and known community of what would now be called gays, transsexuals, and drag queens in both the most populated city in United States and the blackest city in the United States during the pre-Emancipation era populated solely by black and mixed race people.
Of course Mary was convicted of Grand Larceny imprisoned for five years but not before being humiliated during trial and her image sensationalized by the press. Additionally days after their initial release Mary was sentenced a second time to Sing-Sing for a five month period for daring to walk about in female attire again before finally disappearing from the records.
It can be argued that this community of which Mary belonged to was the foundation of the later Black Drag Cakewalk balls known in late 19th century New York City, the queer rent parties and gay social life of 1920’s Harlem and eventually the Ballroom/Vogue community formed in the 1940’s to Present.
Although their life was marred in controversy caused by the multipronged discrimination so common for black gender and sexually variant people (then and now) for exisiting out, open and matter of factly Mary Jones was able to create a “beginning” for recorded black Queer life and history in this nation.

This is outside the usual purview of Medievalpoc, but a recent influx of questions about people of color, sexuality and gender diversity from history can be answered in this post.

medievalpoc:

thisonewillnotdie:

Mary Jones aka Peter Sewally of New York City was put on trial June 11th 1836 for pick pocketing a wallet containing 99$ from a white john with whom she had done business with the night before.

During their arrest Mary had attempted to throw out two additional wallets hidden in their bosom and the police upon taking Mary’s key and entering their home found dozens more wallets, watches and trinkets belonging to dozens of the cities male Upperclass whom although knowing Mary had stolen from them had become fearful to report to police least their vices be known to an increasingly moral conservative public.

Upon Mary’s interrogation and strip search it was discovered they were born as a man and had created a leather device in the shape and form of a vagina tied around their waist to keep clients from learning Mary’s T and birth sex (Although there is some dispute that the men were well aware of her male identity that she performed in the daytime)

On trial (in as far as I know) in the earliest known first person account of Queer life in United States Mary Jones went on record stating :

"I have been in the practice of waiting upon Girls of ill fame and made up their Beds and received the Company at the door and received the money for Rooms &c and they induced me to dress in Women’s Clothes, saying I looked so much better in them and I have always attended parties among the people of my own Colour dressed in this way — and in New Orleans I always dressed in this way"


In so doing Mary Jones explained that there existed an active and known community of what would now be called gays, transsexuals, and drag queens in both the most populated city in United States and the blackest city in the United States during the pre-Emancipation era populated solely by black and mixed race people.

Of course Mary was convicted of Grand Larceny imprisoned for five years but not before being humiliated during trial and her image sensationalized by the press. Additionally days after their initial release Mary was sentenced a second time to Sing-Sing for a five month period for daring to walk about in female attire again before finally disappearing from the records.

It can be argued that this community of which Mary belonged to was the foundation of the later Black Drag Cakewalk balls known in late 19th century New York City, the queer rent parties and gay social life of 1920’s Harlem and eventually the Ballroom/Vogue community formed in the 1940’s to Present.

Although their life was marred in controversy caused by the multipronged discrimination so common for black gender and sexually variant people (then and now) for exisiting out, open and matter of factly Mary Jones was able to create a “beginning” for recorded black Queer life and history in this nation.

This is outside the usual purview of Medievalpoc, but a recent influx of questions about people of color, sexuality and gender diversity from history can be answered in this post.


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