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micdotcom:

Fans are taking ‘Where’s Gamora?’ into their own hands

As many frustrated fans have pointed out online, much of the official Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise leaves out Gamora, one of the movie’s five titular Guardians, played by Zoe Saldana. Though Gamora has an equal amount of screen time as her male colleagues, and Saldana is second-billed after Chris Pratt, Gamora is mysteriously absent in some egregious ways.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new

This missing-Gamora bullshit makes me SO. MAD. “It’s a boy’s shirt so it can’t have a girl on it” ah yes, boys cannot wear something with a ladybody on it, that would turn them gay or something.

Hey, I wonder what the girls’ shirt for Guardians of the Galaxy looks like? OH WAIT HAHA THERE ISN’T ONE. In fact, a number of their licenses — Lego, Captain America, Star Wars, Ninjago, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, X-Men — only appear on boys’ clothing.

I do not envy the challenge for parents who want their kids to have gender-neutral clothing.

So the logic is guns and knives are okie dokie on boys apparel but a woman is a no go? Ain’t that some shit.

This infuriates me. As a kid I had to get boys’ shirts because there was no girls’ clothing with Star Wars shit on it. The exclusion is real.

mtvstyle:

want this moment burned on my eyelids

mtvstyle:

want this moment burned on my eyelids

"Do you consider yourself a feminist?"
“I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.”

- Taylor Swift 2012

"As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means."

- Taylor Swift 2014

boyhands:

i identify with fight club a lot because i also like to express my nonconformity through traditional masculine violence and misogyny. it really goes against what society wants me to do. no wait

lexlifts:

when some douchebag cries “oh why did you put me in the friend zone” all i hear is that my friendship isnt important or worthwhile and that you basically consider women to be nothing of use or value to you unless you can stick your dick in them

thornsandwillows:

If you take a young man and woman and they both tell a stranger that they work in the same restaurant, it’s very likely that they will assume that the woman is the waitress, and the young man a cook.

But I thought a woman’s place was in the kitchen? Not when she’s being paid for it. I can’t believe it took me this long to realize the implication of this. A woman’s place is one of servitude.

The thing about patriarchy is that individual men, gay and straight, are often really wonderful people who you love deeply, but they have internalized some really poisonous shit. So every once in a while they say or do something that really shakes you because you’re no longer totally certain they see you as a human being, and you feel totally disempowered to explain that to them.
(via cunicular)

17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?

…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.

Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women

Seriously, go listen to this.

(via josette-arnauld)

  • Male Writer:

    Ah, anniversary jokes are so funny. Because chicks always hate it when you don't remember anniversaries! A plus gold very original

  • Male Writer:

    Mother in laws amirite?

  • Male Writer:

    My male character who is an author insert of myself pines after a woman I used to pine after in high school. Then they have sex. This is good literature.

  • Male Writer:

    Ugh female books are so romance filled

  • Male Writer:

    And girl fanfics, so mary suey

  • Male Writer:

    Now listen about this original middle aged man who is an expert in everything, suffers from ennui, looks like me, acts like me, and gets all the girls i want.

  • Male Writer:

    She was sexy in an alluring, boring way, filled with purple prose and riddled with objectification

  • Male Writer:

    If i make a female character parrot my misogynistic views, they cease to be misogynistic! Are you saying you don't respect my fake female characters opinions, feminists?

  • Male Writer:

    a good action girl is one who looks hot at all times

  • Male Writer:

    If the female main character got in an asskicking line, my work is Feminist with a capital F and no one can criticize me

  • Specifically White Male Writer:

    Heroic tropes are so overdone. I'm going to create a boring white guy with stubble to be a completely original antihero no one has ever seen before TM.

  • Same Guy:

    It's original because he is a jerk who gets away with bad behavior, just like I wish i could.

  • Another Specifically White Male Writer:

    It's in my universe to only have white men do things in my book. I mean, don't you care about historical accuracy

  • Same Guy:

    I mean, it's a generic fantasy verse with no real life time period equivalent and i haven't done any research, but i'm SURE that it's historically accurate. To that dark mideval dragon fighting europe period

  • Same Guy:

    Where in Europe? Who cares!

  • Male Writer:

    There is no better way to introduce a female character to a male character than by him saving her.

  • Male Writer:

    Characters hating each other is good sexual tension!

  • Male Writer:

    One female character and five male characters is a good team balance

  • Male Writer:

    If my female character chooses to act in a sexist tropey way, it's not sexist. In fact, because she CHOSE to do it, it is Feminist.

  • Male Writer:

    I am original