"I want a plus-sized princess!"
"I want a princess who can’t sing!"
"I want a princess who can fight!"
"I want a non-traditional princess!"
In conclusion Fiona is great and just because Disney didn’t make her doesn’t mean she doesn’t exist.
Maybe this is a sign that a trailer’s coming!
ohmygosh that would be amazing :D hahah
I think it was more my exhausted brain + love of avatar though haha x)
next book Korra better fuckin get a statue, a parade in her honor, and her own international holiday at the very least because holy shit
Mmmm I thiiiink she has to be killed for aaaaall of that
But I wouldn’t mind an Asami statue…, not at all
they don’t give statues for being sad and pretty
Are you kidding me…there are still people who say these kinds of things??
I’m just going to casually list some of the important things Asami has done from books 1-3 right here:
-Stood up to her father, electrocuted him, even though it would have been infinitely easier to join him
-Took out the lieutenant in four seconds flat
-Drove the krew around (with ridiculous skill) even though she had virtually no obligation or reason to
-Helped stop the Civil War
-Probably saved Tonraq’s life
-Is a CEO at 19 years old, and as of book 3, her company is thriving
-For about 1.5 seasons, she had no family or anybody at all, and does she brood about it? No, because Asami Sato doesn’t have time for that
-Doesn’t hold grudges against anybody for the relationship issues (which is much harder than it sounds)
-Built an entire ship from scratch so she and Korra could get out of the desert
-Singularly thought up a plan to get Korra out of prison and executed it flawlessly
-There’s a good chance Korra would died if Asami hadn’t have been there with her in the prison
-Is currently unbeatable at Pai Sho
-Just decided to give Korra a giant airship because, you know, that’s the Asami thing to do
-Volunteered to watch over and defend Korra’s body when she was in the spirit world, which is extremely crucial and I have no doubt Asami would have protected Korra with her life
-Is one of the most important support figures for Korra in her recovery and she said herself that she would do literally anything for her
-Freed Tenzin with a hair pin
-Pilots anything she can get her hands on with ease
-Took down that Red Lotus guard in seconds even though there were 5 or 6 benders right there that could have done it
Yes, Asami is pretty and wears make-up and has perfect hair, but this doesn’t make her any less important as a character.
That will be all.
ohmygosh guys I forgot to say
last night I had a dream that they came out with a new Book 4 trailer or clip or something and they were like “new love interest for Asami!” but didn’t show anybody
but they showed Ginger (yeah back from Book 2) next to Asami in the frame walking or something and tumblr was going insaane thinking Ginger and Asami were going to get together or something while I was hoping / holding out for irohsami
that is all.
dreams are weird
How do Time Lords even get married or deal with marital problems like
"It’s like I don’t even know who you are anymore! You… You’ve changed, Harold"
"WELL NO BLODDY FUCKING SHIT I GOT HIT BY A BUS SHARON!"
And what if you and your spouse both regenerated while you weren’t around each other?
"Who the fuck are you? This isn’t your house?"
"I fucking live here."
Also I love how sharon and harold are just obviosuly gallifreyan names.
Super condensed thoughts on feminism
I really don’t need feminism. Never in my life have I felt that I was prejudiced against or anything of the kind because of my gender. I don’t know of any single woman in my country who has experienced true and proven sexism.
The wage gap is bull, and rape culture is the biggest bunch of crap I’ve ever heard (literally NO ONE thinks rape is okay, and rapists KNOW what they’re doing is wrong). The abortion debate is about killing human life, not about controlling women’s bodies.
Feminism is certainly necessary in still-developing countries, where women are still fighting for equal rights like suffrage and education. But in the United States all I have seen feminism be today is women victimizing themselves when they actually aren’t victims at all, and often, women hating men/turning the tables of sexism on the opposite gender. It’s ridiculous.
I strongly disagree. EVERY woman in this country benefits from feminism whether they acknowledge that or not. If not for feminism, you couldn’t open a bank account or purchase a home without your father or husband’s permission. You couldn’t pursue a career outside of traditional female occupations without lots of strife and difficulty. If not for feminism, you could be sexually harassed at work without consequence.
As for the wage gap, this is very much real. Women still earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. If you dig beyond Fox News and talk radio, there are many studies that support this. Here’s a personal example: one of my sisters is a social worker, a field dominated by women. Despite having a master’s degree and nearly 15 years experience, her male colleagues are treated with more respect and given more prestige. That’s not bull, that’s reality.
Rape culture is also a real problem, not a figment of imagination. One the best examples is blaming a woman’s dress and appearance rather than her attacker’s lack of self control. Another thing: rapists rape to exert power over their victims. If they knew their actions were wrong, they wouldn’t have committed them to begin with.
In terms of abortion, you have every right to apply your values to your life. But the anti-abortion movement has NO right to impose them on the rest of us.
Feminism was NEVER about hating men and rejecting chivalry. Some extremists believe so, but they’re the minority. Feminism was, and is, about economic, social, and sexual equality. You may not have experienced overt sexism, but that doesn’t make it nonexistent. That’s like me denying racism still exists because I haven’t been subjected to it.
Thank you for replying politely.
I do believe that I benefit greatly from what feminism has done in the past in fighting for equal rights for women, and I appreciate that and all the freedoms that I have today. That is why I support feminism in developing countries where women still do not have equal rights. In America, however, I feel that time has passed, and now that men and women have equal rights, feminism is only overdoing things that are already done and making huge problems out of small things, making excuses, simply to continue existing as a movement.
The article you cited states:
"In 2010 the median full-time working man took home $47,715 in earnings, while the median full-time working woman made only $36,931—77.4 percent of that amount, or $10,784 less."
That is the median salary of all full-time working men and women. That is not comparing men and women doing the same work.
It is not taking into account the amount of hours worked, education, or experience. It is not even defining full-time. Taking this single statistic and saying that “women get paid 77¢ for every dollar a man earns for doing the same work" is a gross exaggeration and total lie, and I find it unbelievable that it has blown up so much in the media (probably because of the shock value).
Here is a feminist debunking some myths, including this one.
Here is the Washington Post’s factchecking on this popular factoid.
Also, if one was to simply look at this purported “wage gap” logically, one would see that if women really could be paid less than men for doing the same amount of work, corporations would hire women over men time and time again because it would save them money and they would get the same amount of work done… but this simply isn’t true.
I’m very sorry about your sister; I don’t know her situation. It’s very unfortunate and unfair that her male counterparts are treated better, and I hope that that ordeal is remedied. However, I do doubt at least a bit that they are paid better.
"Another thing: rapists rape to exert power over their victims. If they knew their actions were wrong, they wouldn’t have committed them to begin with."
Murderers murder to exert power over their victims and get revenge or things that they want. Rapists rape to exert power over their victims and get what they want.
Murder is wrong. Rape is wrong. Any human being can tell from their very conscience that these are wrong.
I am more than a bit perplexed, especially at your second sentence: “If they knew their actions were wrong, they wouldn’t have committed them to begin with.”
I really don’t understand. People do things that they know are wrong all the time. Because people are flawed and can be quite despicable. Murder, theft, rape, terrorism, they are all wrong and people know it. It is only by ignoring one’s conscience a thousand times over that one can truly convince themselves that these things aren’t actually wrong.
"In terms of abortion, you have every right to apply your values to your life. But the anti-abortion movement has NO right to impose them on the rest of us.”
See, in terms of the pro-life movement, abortion is killing human life. It is equivalent to murder. So talking about the pro-life stance on abortion like it’s just a petty personal value people should keep to themselves simply doesn’t work in this case. We see that murder is outlawed, so abortion should be as well. It’s honestly that simple. It’s not about imposing religion or something; it’s about protecting the right to life that all American citizens—and all human beings—should have.
I am sure that there are remnants of some sexism alive somewhere in America today. But honestly, that’s never going to fully, completely disappear. There will always be racists and sexists out there. That’s, very unfortunately, the way the world is.
But we don’t need feminism anymore. Women have equal rights under the law, we have equal opportunities, and we have every chance to do what men can do.