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What’s the vast feminist conspiracy up to? (9/22/14)

sugaredvenom:

yungmethuselah:

  • Agent 001865 updates Facebook status to show “solidarity” with Emma Sulkowicz and other victims of rape and sexual assault, part of a counterintelligence op for promoting insidious ideas about violence against women—namely, that it is bad, must be the target of various laws and policies, and that those laws and policies must be enforced.
  • Agent 030812, a CS major, reports completion of Project POSTER, an insidious attempt to organize a weekly gathering of women in male-dominated fields of study. Devices have been deployed to multiple campus bulletin boards.
  • Agent 020194, a United States Senator, meets with so-called “strategists” (one of whom is a suspected non-shaver) to discuss insidious campaign to make women’s pay more equal, therefore making men’s pay less equal.
  • Agent 078821 continues insidious construction of a neighborhood with ZERO (0) male Sims in it. While only 11 years old, Agent 078821 is quite dangerous, credited with a removal of gender-coded pink and blue construction paper from fifth grade classroom achievement boards. She is also reputed to receive science fiction materials featuring female protagonists from a local librarian, Agent 100762.
  • Former sleeper cell member confirms defection to females, openly assumes status as Agent 030295 mere hours before insidiously tweeting support for women in video games.
  • Agent 015663 instructs man on sidewalk not to whistle, and to never call her “mami” again, insidiously.
  • Agent 034522 refuses date with internet man as part of insidious effort to avoid creeps.

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tbfstreaming:

THE HYPEST GIVEAWAY ON TUMBLR: 1000 FOLLOWERS EDITION
TBFstreaming has hit another huge milestone! In addition to our one year anniversary we have also hit 1000 followers! To celebrate this awesome occasion we are holding another giveaway for our wonderful followers. Without you guys we wouldn’t be where we are today!
Prize List:
First Prize
Delicious pizza from a place of your choosing (please ensure that they allow online ordering and online pre-paying)
A T-shirt of your choice from the SharkRobot store.
You must be in attendance for the last part of the Shitstorm Monthly stream next month to win this prize
Second Prize
A T-shirt of your choice from the SharkRobot store.
You do not have to be in attendance for the last part of the Shitstorm Monthly stream to win this prize but you only have 24 hours to get back to me with your shipping information or else I will choose someone else.
Third Prize
A poster of your choice from the SharkRobot store.
You do not have to be in attendance for the last part of the Shitstorm Monthly stream to win this prize but you only have 24 hours to get back to me with your shipping information or else I will choose someone else.
GIVEAWAY RULES:
You MUST be following us. This is a giveaway to celebrate our awesome followers and I will be checking to make sure you are.
You have to be ok with giving me your address. Yes, I am willing to ship internationally.
Reblogs and likes count.
You can reblog as much as you like just don’t spam your followers.
NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS I WILL BE CHECKING.
If you have any questions/comments/concerns feel free to ask me at TBFstreaming (you may have to zoom out a bit to see the ask button).
-Castiel

tbfstreaming:

THE HYPEST GIVEAWAY ON TUMBLR: 1000 FOLLOWERS EDITION

TBFstreaming has hit another huge milestone! In addition to our one year anniversary we have also hit 1000 followers! To celebrate this awesome occasion we are holding another giveaway for our wonderful followers. Without you guys we wouldn’t be where we are today!

Prize List:

First Prize

  • Delicious pizza from a place of your choosing (please ensure that they allow online ordering and online pre-paying)
  • A T-shirt of your choice from the SharkRobot store.
  • You must be in attendance for the last part of the Shitstorm Monthly stream next month to win this prize

Second Prize

  • A T-shirt of your choice from the SharkRobot store.
  • You do not have to be in attendance for the last part of the Shitstorm Monthly stream to win this prize but you only have 24 hours to get back to me with your shipping information or else I will choose someone else.

Third Prize

  • A poster of your choice from the SharkRobot store.
  • You do not have to be in attendance for the last part of the Shitstorm Monthly stream to win this prize but you only have 24 hours to get back to me with your shipping information or else I will choose someone else.

GIVEAWAY RULES:

  1. You MUST be following us. This is a giveaway to celebrate our awesome followers and I will be checking to make sure you are.
  2. You have to be ok with giving me your address. Yes, I am willing to ship internationally.
  3. Reblogs and likes count.
  4. You can reblog as much as you like just don’t spam your followers.
  5. NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS I WILL BE CHECKING.

If you have any questions/comments/concerns feel free to ask me at TBFstreaming (you may have to zoom out a bit to see the ask button).

-Castiel

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inksplattersandearlyhours:

I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.

We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.

But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.

And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.

Because while we recognised and empathised with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.

Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.

But don’t push us off with an ‘all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.

Also. Since when was ‘don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?

I would really love to know whether inksplattersandearlyhours has read the Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman, and what they think about it.

I am so, so feeling this right now. I hadn’t thought of it this way, but not only is the epilogue a narrative cop-out, it robbed us of the opportunity to identify with the characters when we still needed them. 

Here’s something I think about a lot: witches and wizards grow to be much older than Muggles. I mean, Dumbledore was about 150, right? Which suggests to me that actually, the set-up of the wizarding world must be much closer to our post-recession economy than the books suggest. I mean, talk about dead men’s shoes! In my twenties, my friends and I are finding that the sixty-year-olds aren’t clearing out of top spots fast enough to make way for later generations to move up. We’re stuck in menial jobs for so long—how much worse would that be for witches and wizards, who seem to have kids in their twenties and thirties but then don’t pass out of the workforce for another century?

Sure, the wizarding world is smaller, possibly has more space for growth, but that’s a bottleneck. And that persistence of older witches and wizards accounts for the conservatism of the wizarding world: the classism, racism, tremendous ageism, implied homophobia… How are we expected to believe that even the best and brightest young wixen (whose character assassinations by Rita Skeeter the world was all too happy to accept earlier) can break through that, and become successful by their early thirties? No, given the wizarding world we were shown, Harry, Ron and Hermione should still be struggling. Even the brightest witch of her age can’t really be expected to challenge colleagues with sixty years more experience and research behind them. As for the hot young Herbology teacher Neville headcanon—well, you need only look at the situation in Muggle academia to see how unlikely that is when there are always other, more qualified candidates.  

And the thing is, it took a few years of struggling against the recession—thinking that it was my fault, that I was failing in some way—to realise that the problem is systemic. And the problems in the Muggle economy are replicated in the wizarding one. Being told that everything just fell into place for the characters we’d identified with for so much of our lives exactly when things were getting harder for us felt like the cruellest dismissal of our ongoing struggle. The epilogue replaced our teenage selves with adult strangers—and not cool adults like Charlie Weasley and Tonks and Kingsley Shacklebolt, but the very establishment adults who insisted that going to school is a direct path to a fulfilling career and happy home life, who dismiss the difficulties of succeeding in a world that doesn’t mirror their own.

In fairness, we don’t know about the characters’ lives in their twenties. Perhaps they did move into a flatshare and hook up with other people before ultimately getting back together with their childhood sweethearts. Perhaps they struggled with the idea of going to work for a Ministry of Magic that had obstructed them and discriminated against their friends so many times. Maybe they floundered between different jobs for a while, never quite content (and after all, they’re picking these jobs for a very long life). Perhaps the “extended childhood” Millennials are constantly being accused of is a requirement in the wizarding world; a period to go chase dragons, live in other communities, do research, just so that you have enough life experience to be able to compete when you get to the point of trying to have a career. That would have been wonderfully reassuring. But we don’t get to see any of that; we just get the fait accompli of bland marrying-off, dutiful procreation and success in a prestigious field, when the road to getting there is what we really needed to see. And we didn’t need JK Rowling to write it for us; we were doing that fine ourselves. But by capping book seven with that epilogue, she took away a lot of our potential to create that material ourselves; she made any mirror to our own lives an explicit AU, rather than leaving those possibilities open.

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