and if beauty is terror
then what is desire?

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tags: #SPQueueR #beauty is terror

one scene per favorite film
a little princess (1995)

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tags: #SPQueueR #mythandry #i can reject gender norms and still be a princess #so there #this movie was my favourite

When we come together to , we can help create a safer world for men and women, boys and girls.  (x)

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tags: #rape tw #rape culture tw #mythandry #SPQueueR


You swallowing matches and suddenly I’m yelling Strike me. Strike anywhere.
I swear, I end up feeling empty, like you’ve taken something out of me, and I have to search

my body for the scars, thinking

Did he find that one last tender place to sink his teeth in?


Richard Siken (via facina-oris)

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tags: #fuck you siken you're too good for the universe #how are you real #can i be you? #urgh #light the match #in the shadow of your heart #richard siken

Lebed, Baba Yaga, and Weaponized Femininity: How You Might Be Missing the Point of Deathless (And Feminism) 

Lebedeva’s eyes shone. “Masha, listen to me. Cosmetics are an extension of the will. Why do you think all men paint themselves when they go to fight? When I paint my eyes to match my soup, it is not because I have nothing better to do than worry over trifles. It says, I belong here, and you will not deny me. When I streak my lips red as foxgloves, I say, Come here, male. I am your mate, and you will not deny me. When I pinch my cheeks and dust them with mother-of-pearl, I say, Death, keep off, I am your enemy, and you will not deny me. I say these things, and the world listens, Masha. Because my magic is as strong as an arm. I am never denied.”

Guess where Madame Lebedeva ends up?

That’s right. Dead.

Sorry, that probably sounded a little hostile. So let me back up a minute and tell you where this is coming from: Lebedeva seems to have become a poster girl for this phenomenon called “weaponized femininity,” which seems to be tumblr’s favorite thing these days. She’s right up there with Natalie Dormer’s Moriarty, Cersei Lannister, every character Amber Heard has ever played, and … how shall I say this? Every other skinny, blonde, conventionally-attractive white female character ever.

So let’s break this down, Lebed fans, because I think there are some serious flaws and incorrect assumptions in your argument for “weaponized femininity” and Lebed as a prime example thereof.

  1. Lebed has some great lines in Deathless, yes, but she does end up dead despite her “weaponized femininity,” which clearly indicates that her femininity could not save her, and
  2. in real life, femininity will also not save you from anything, in almost any situation, ever, and
  3. the fact that tumblr as a whole is almost exclusively ascribing “weaponized femininity” to white women is racist, because it plays off the idea that only white women can achieve real “femininity,” and further
  4. that it is sexist, because the idea that femininity is somehow an “achievement” denies women of all races and appearances their basic personhood and the right to be seen as human without their outward appearance getting in the way.

You mad yet? Keep reading, keep reading. You can argue with me later.

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i’m writing the rudest meta ever i’m sorry in advance

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tags: #rina dixit

"It is the destiny of stars
to collapse."

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (via narcissablck)

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tags: #NEIL WHEN DID YOU BECOME A POET #made of starstuff #quotes #SPQueueR

"MEDEA : Tell me,
How does it feel with my teeth in your heart?"

Euripides, Medea (via elucipher)

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tags: #SPQueueR #with bloody hand #quotes

"Female ambition is such a complicated thing to play because it is an aggressive quality and people respond very badly to women exhibiting any kind of aggression. Actually when I play Bel at her most assertive, every single director we have had on The Hour has said to me, ‘That was really great but can you do it again and make her a bit less aggressive?’ Yet I know if it was a male character that kind of ambition would be perceived as strength."

Romola Garai (via upsanta)

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tags: #SPQueueR #mythandry

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tags: #SPQueueR #woman king

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