grantaire narrates all of his painting like bob ross
even when he is alonehe’s like the sad version of bob ross. “now see here, we’re going to use this wider brush to make a little tree. a sad little tree. all trees are sad because humans keep destroying them and they can’t run away. look, it’s bending over like that because it’s filled with the fatalistic knowledge that the planet earth is doomed. now we’ll add some sad little clouds.”
#unless its a painting about enjolras #then its like ”now see here we’re going to use this smaller brush to make the ringlets” #”just a beautiful golden ringlet look at that you can see all the fiery justice and passionate patriotism in that ringlet” #”what a fiesty little ringlet just eager to tear down the corrupt government systems in anarchist revolutions” #”lets add another” (x)
Greek mythology meme: [1/4] pairings
↳ Pyramus & Thisbe
Pyramus and Thisbe are two ill-fated lovers whose story first appears in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and has been referenced or reproduced many times.
Pyramus and Thisbe were young lovers from two rivalling families. Since they lived in houses with a shared side, they could whisper to each other through a crack in the wall. They agreed to meet under a mulberry tree to see each other face to face. Thisbe arrives first but finds a lioness there and so she flees, leaving her veil behind. When Pyramus gets there, he sees Thisbe’s torn veil and the lioness with her bloody mouth and so he assumes his lover has been killed. Desperate in his grief, he commits suicide by throwing himself upon his sword, and his blood stains the mulberry fruits red. Soon after, Thisbe returns, and finds her lover’s corpse. After a brief lament, she stabs herself with the same sword and her spraying blood colours the fruits an even darker red. To honour the young lovers’ dedication to each other, the gods allow the mulberry fruits to remain red as a reminder of Pyramus and Thisbe’s love.
So there’s a thing going on in the radfem community where people say that bisexual women are privileged when we date men, and as a consequence they seem to feel okay with shaming us just for existing. Which … can I just point out the logical flaws? Radical feminist theory can’t really support that argument because:
'Privilege' is determined by what you inherently are and how society sees you, not by your actions. So if we all agree that people who happen to be born male are male-privileged no matter how they act, dress, or identify - and that people born female are oppressed on a biological basis no matter how they act, dress, or identify - then we have to agree that people who are bisexual are oppressed on the axis of sexuality no matter who they date. Capice?
(That said, I’m not entirely convinced that sexuality is an axis of oppression separate from sex/gender. If heteronormativity is a product of the gender binary, then engaging in a homosexual relationship is a form of gender nonconformity, and it seems to me like that’s what we’re being punished for - get rid of gender, and you also get rid of heteronormativity and homophobia.)
But look, here’s the point. Bisexual women are statistically much more likely to be raped, assaulted, or abused than either straight women or lesbians. We can go on analyzing the causes of that all day: We can say that part of it is due to homophobia (straight men attack bisexual women because straight men hate people who have been or have the potential to be in homosexual relationships) and part is situational (bisexual women are often in relationships with men, and lesbians are not, and since much rape and abuse are partner rape and abuse, bisexual women are more likely to be attacked). The point is that if we agree that the abuse of bisexual women is a problem - and if you don’t agree, then you either hate bi women or aren’t willing to believe us - then we need to start prioritizing bi women and finding a way to stop men from hurting bi women. Not arguing about who’s more oppressed.
So believe us, please, and stop whining.
1. outlander turned into porn and i’m really mad fuck this show
2. whoa that’s a lot of asks in my inbox
3. i ordered blue lily lily blue because i’m weak
You’ve gotten to know all my crazy, but I still know nothing about you. You don’t trust people. Not your employees, your clients….nobody. Not even your husband.
I do think that the public health obsession with “why are lesbians fat?” along with the feminist obsession with not being hairy legged man-hating butch dykes along with a general left-wing disapproval of gay women, gender non-conforming women and fat/ugly women of any sexuality are all connected to our culture being deeply suspicious of women who appear to possibly love themselves too much.