fuck boys but also fuck boys u feel me
literally this is a quote of me from live shows
I am so tired of seeing female characters getting raped, beaten, and killed—all for titillation or to move along a male character’s arc. Call her the Manic Pixie Dead Girl.
Or ‘raped girl’, for that matter. I won’t be watching the new season of [SPOILER] because I found out that a major female character will be sexually assaulted. It’s become impossible to enjoy most quality television shows because the hurt or endangered women device is so frequently used. And if a character is pregnant, forget it—you pretty much know she’s a goner.
Yes, dead or harmed women in television is nothing new. There are entire series dedicated to the practice (I’m looking at you, SVU!). But lately, I’ve just found it too…stressful. I watch my favorite female characters with my heart in my throat, just waiting for the inevitable to happen. Women have to fear and anticipate violence and sexual assault in their everyday real life—I don’t want to fear for it in my entertainment as well. It’s bad for my soul.
Edgar Allan Poe once wrote, “The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.” Too many male writers and directors buy into this narrative. But I don’t have to. — Manic Pixie Dead Girl: Why I’m Done with TV Shows, my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti)
as a kid i didn’t have the words to explain why i hated braveheart and other Great Man stories.
those are at least some of the words, up there.
Congrats to all nominees and winners of the 2013 MOTHA Art Awards! I won in the musician category with along with Big Freedia (http://www.bigfreedia.com/) and KOKUMO (http://kokumomedia.com/kokumo-music-2/) It was a huge surprise and great company to share the musician award with. There are so many amazing trans artists who deserve tons of recognition. Thanks to MOTHA for creating these awards to do just that.
Hey west coast, here we go. Facebook events in the info links:
Jan 9 – Seattle, WA – The Lo-Fi w/ Beefy & Death Star (info)
Jan 10 – Portland, OR – The Analog w/ Kid Apocalypse (inf0)
Jan 11 – Boise, ID – The Spacebar Arcade (inf0)
Jan 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Shred Shed w/ Mark Dago (inf0)
Jan 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock w/ Mega Ran (info)
Jan 15 – San Diego, CA – The Merrow w/ Doc Awk (info)
Jan 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Bar 702 w/ 3D6 (info)
Jan 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Complex LA (info)
Jan 18 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern w/ Dual Core (info)
Jan 19 – Mt. Shasta, CA – Mt. Shasta Vets Club – FREE (info)
oh shit you literally are not permitted to not go see my most beloved american rap friends do this tour
From: In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development
i was doing neither oops
hello children it is me The Thing the awful naked man from comic books. i may be made out of rocks. but you know what doesn’t rock? cyberbullying
i love your jokes greathaircut but this one is a lil familiar