"As terms like womanism, intersectionality, and women of color enter the mainstream, it is important to remember that they do not exist in a vacuum. They were created by Black women to address the ways in which we feel excluded from mainstream feminism. Kimberle Crenshaw, Patricia Hill Collins, Loretta Ross, Audre Lorde, and bell hooks are more than names to pluck convenient quotes from when it suits you. They are Black feminists, and they are part of a long tradition that can be traced back to Ida B. Wells-Barnett and beyond. So when your idea of feminism in 2013 harkens back to the racist, sexist rhetoric thrown at Wells-Barnett by Susan B. Anthony and Frances Willard, then what kind of movement are you trying to build? If your definition of feminism is rooted in Mammy myths, what can be built with you? Are you fighting for equality for all, or your right to be equal in oppressing Black women?"
If you’re worried about me and Beth, don’t. Don’t worry about us. We’ll take care of each other. We’ll look out. Me, Beth, and Glenn, we’ll look out. Go ahead Dad, it’s ok. Be peaceful.
(Source: maggiegreenewalkingdead, via the-walking-dead-fangirl)
It was important to have her saving Rick in that moment. We never want to show Rick as being this action hero; he is this everyman, and I like the idea of there being a physical confrontation between Rick and The Governor. In an action movie, Rick would totally decimate that guy — but that’s not our show. We can show our hero getting one over on him and then having him actually face death in a very real way. We thought it was cool to have Michonne come in and stop that. - Robert Kirkman
(Source: amctv.com, via the-walking-dead-fangirl)
"You know how boys complain about being “friendzoned”? Well we experience this totally legit thing called being fuckzoned. It’s when boys want to have sex with you but they never seem all that interested in getting to know you"
jewwariouniverse asked: Hey Wario, why is there even a need for cisgender? Why can't people just be called... I dunno... people? Love your work. -JewWario
The need for the word cisgender is extremely important. Cisgender is complementary and opposite to transgender, and the alternative to not having the word cisgender would be saying “trans people and normal people” which is incredibly degrading. Cis is not a bad word, it does not mean anything negative, it merely means the gender you identify as and the gender you were designated at birth match. Much like “heterosexual” and “homosexual”, they are words to talk about a topic. Simply calling everyone “people” would be to ignore and erase the differences between us that make everyone unique, which is even more important because gender identity affects how people treat you, and trans people often face discrimination, harassment, and worst of all violence. Having words that don’t impart a value judgement to discuss these kinds of topics is crucial.
So I work at a pet hospital, and we got a sick chameleon today that we had to treat. Needless to say we got a little attached to her and named her Susan. Her pillow was a cotton ball, her blankets were gauze squares and her head-warmer was a top of a glove filled with water. :)