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quiet-knives:

PSA: because I keep seeing that shitty manipulated photo of Emma Watson on my dash. THAT PHOTO WAS PHOTOSHOPPED.  The original photo (with another from the same shoot, is from 2011 with Mariano Vivanco) are pictured above. Please don’t perpetuate this error. 

Deliberately spreading an altered image of Emma Watson which purports to show her breasts as a statement against threats of nude photo leaks is the height of hypocrisy and whoever did it should be ashamed. (x)

tamorapierce:

profeminist:

From the always amazing and on-target Laci GreenIn Five Things Everyone Should Know About Slut Shame This Halloween,” she breaks it down: 

1. Calling women sluts/whores/skanks is a form of sexism.

2. Slut shame limits women’s freedom.

3. Slut shame is one of the ways women compete with each other for male approval.

4. Slut shame is a form of bullying.

5. Slut shame leads to rape, sexual assault, and sexual violence.

This Halloween (and always) be a good person.  Respect women, respect their choices, and check yourself when you find yourself thinking or saying someone is a slut.  It’s a deeply held attitude about women that we all learn from our sexist culture, and it is vital that we all take the time to unlearn it.  These attitudes are more vicious and dangerous than they might appear.”

Read MoreFive Things Everyone Should Know About Slut Shame This Halloween

I hate slut and related words like I hate b***h and any other word that slams women.  Anyone who knows me knows I don’t want to hear these words spoken around me.  We are not each other’s enemy; we do not need to trash one another to gain male approval.  If we feel we have to compete for a man, chances are he isn’t worth competing for, not if it means belittling a sister.  We should work together, not tear at each other.  It’s the only way we’ll all get ahead.  When women trash each other, only men gain.

I’m definitely working on checking myself when it comes to that kind of thinking. When I see another woman in a revealing outfit, I stop myself and think, “Okay, that is a revealing outfit. I probably wouldn’t wear it but good for her that she feels comfortable enough with herself to wear it.” And I hope that other women learn to show me the same courtesy when I wear low-cut tops or mini-skirts or anything that we’ve been taught to consider “inappropriate.”

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Anonymous asked:

how is that homophobic? i have gay friends and support them all the way, but i don't believe in gay marriage.

scienceofsarcasm:

ickletayto:

lesbianvenom:

your gay friends are all talking shit behind your back 100%

Yeah, you support them all the way.. We’ll most of the way.. We’ll some of the way.. Clearly not as far as marriage.. Cause marriage ain’t for gays.. Or something

You hear so many of these people say, “I have a lot of gay friends but don’t believe in same sex marriage”, but you never hear gay people say “I’ve lots of friends who think it should be illegal for me to marry the person I love”.

So, here’s a PSA for everyone who is against marriage equality, but thinks they have gay friends. You probably don’t. What you have are gay acquaintances who have learned to quietly put up with your bullshit because it’s the path of least resistance and they just don’t have the energy to “My Fair Lady” your ass into being a decent human being.

tilly-and-her-books:

First of all i will not be giving away 100 books (If i was rich enough to give away 100 books I would but i’m an 18 year old who spends too much time on the internet). My giveaway is based off my 100 book reading challenge (there’s a full list of all the books there and you can also enlarge the photos above to see the selection.) hence the name for my giveaway. All these books are from the list i plan to read. So i haven’t read them all but from what people have said there are A LOT of good books here. 

Secondly theres actually 102 books here. hehe!

Anyway if you didn’t know by now this is a book giveaway! *cheers*

  • Now here is the link to my blog (tilly-and-her-books). You don’t have to be following me to enter this but it would be nice y’know? I’d rather people follow for the enjoyment of books and my cats. 
  • I will be doing this giveaway through The Book Depository so please check if they deliver to you before you enter
  • Likes and reblogs count but be wary of your followers, don’t spam them please
  • No giveaway blogs
  • Just take a deep breath and relax. Have a good day alright? 

THE PRIZES!!!!

  • There will be…5 winners. Each of them will receive two of the books from above. You can also pick other books from the series that are selected.
  • They will be in paperback and the covers/editions may vary. 
  • This giveaway ends November 1st 2014. 
  • Keep your inbox open and be prepared to send me your address. I won’t stalk you.

Don’t hesitate to ask me any questions and also thank you to all of my followers and feel free to just message me anytime to talk. I think that’s everything…much love <3

 

twenty-nine-years asked:

Hi Maggie! Have you read, and if so, do you have an opinion of Kathleen Hale's article on being catfished by a reviewer?

writerofwrongs-bookblog:

maggie-stiefvater:

It is this article, which is fascinating and horrifying for about 13 different reasons.

I will sum it up: the author is tormented by an unprofessional Goodreads reviewer and ends up going to her house to confront her.

Shall I repeat that?

Goes. To. Her. House. The author. Went to the reviewer’s house.

I won’t lie: being online is difficult. Being personally attacked is difficult. Reading death threats is difficult. Maintaining a presence online that manages to be both professional and invested with as much of the real you as you can … is difficult. I don’t always succeed. I trip up, sometimes with my eyes open, and sometimes by accident. But.

IT IS A VERY EASY THING TO NOT STALK SOMEONE’S HOUSE

We can talk until we’re blue in the face about whether or not authors and reviewers should be allowed to engage, and what level of personal attack is allowed before it’s considered abuse, and blah blah blah

AUTHORS PLEASE DO NOT CALL READERS DO NOT VISIT THEIR HOUSES DO NOT CONTACT THEM AT THEIR PLACES OF WORK.

That is my opinion on that piece. I am sorry that this author felt pushed to the brink, but there’s pretty much no room for tolerance of this kind of authorial reaction.

UTTERLY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR. I will also clarify that Kathleen Hale provided NO EVIDENCE of the reviewer in question “tormenting” her. Every claim she has against the reviewer (who, full disclosure, happens to be a close blogging friend) is hearsay. What the reviewer did was read Hale’s book, heartily dislike it, and write a review on Goodreads—a site MADE FOR REVIEWING BOOKS. Hale was the instigator in every and any conflict that followed. Furthermore, one reviewer is not capable of ruining an author’s career. It is absurd and unhealthy to fixate on one one-star review to that degree.

But like Maggie Stiefvater perfectly points out, even if the reviewer in question HAD done that, it is NO EXCUSE TO STALK THEM, SHOW UP ON THEIR DOORSTEP, LEAVE THEM PACKAGES, PEER INTO THEIR CAR, CALL THEM AT THEIR PLACE OF WORK, AND THEN PUBLISH AN “ARTICLE” ABOUT THEM.

There is no excuse for that. Ever. Ever.

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