Early 30s. Writer of queer nerdy romance novels. Lover of cats, books, and Captain America. Hardcore fangirl. Not so secret emo kid.  Grey ace and bi af. She/her.

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    The thing about Venom (2018) is that if they had cast an actor who played it straight, it would’ve just been a bad movie that made no lasting impression on any part of culture but instead they cast I-can’t-play-characters-straight-because-I-have-crooked-teeth Tom Hardy, who dives head fucking first into every role and is more concerned with doing a convincing job than he is about doing a good job, which is how you end up with a movie that is not particularly good but is actually unfathomable and completely batshit in a way that inspires tons of fanfic and fan art and created monsterfuckers out of many of us and remains such a strong sticking point that even if I just mention a lobster tank, you know and understand what I mean.

    eightyonekilograms

    I spent several minutes trying to come up with a witty caption for this, but nothing I can say is funnier than this headline.

    doubleca5t

    hacking into the cock lock mainframe to take away these fetishists’ penis privileges

    archer-bro

    I find the need by producers to make fantasy stories like “Castlevania” and more recently “Lord of the Rings” into “Game of Thrones” bizarre.  Yes GoT was popular when it was going but when it ended, no one talked about it ever again.  It’s pop culture relevance ended when the show did because it turns out making a nihilistic death-fest of gore and porn wasn’t going to end satisfyingly.

    Really, it’s what happened to comics all over again.  Not every comic was “The Dark Knight Returns” or “Watchmen”, nor were they supposed to be.  But when the companies saw the success of darker, edgier stories, ALL stories had to be darker and edgier.  The problem is when the genre is basically the same, people lose interest.  It also doesn’t help when you go against the nature of the source material to make it darker because you begin to alienate the fans of it.. (You can’t make “Legend of Zelda” more “adult”, Netflix.  It’s aimed at kids.)

    GoT has, for the foreseeable future, ruined the fantasy genre.

    urbanfantasyinspiration

    If I ever invent a time machine I’m gonna go back and kill George R.R. Martin with a shovel

    justsomeantifas

    call me ignorant but i genuinely don’t understand why sports have to be split up by gender.

    my-username-is-classified

    @ everyone in the notes talking about physical performance: if that were the case, then sports would be divided by physical performance. that’s a thing you can measure. that’s a thing that varies by individual. a weak man and a strong man would be an unfair fight in boxing/wrestling/MMA, which is why they divide those sports up into weight groups based on physical performance. but they also further segregate them based on gender. chess is segregated by gender for no reason but sexism. if it’s actually about skill and physical ability, then measure those and separate people by those metrics. don’t do some bullshit gender segregation and pretend like men and women are inherently on different levels no matter their individual abilities.

    aggrokawaii

    Remember that time a teenage girl struck out Babe Ruth? That’s fucking why. Men are afraid of being beaten by women.

    amuseoffyre

    Remember that time male swimmers were pulled out of training because Kate Ledecky was leaving them ‘broken’ by swimming better than them? Remember how she didn’t even notice, because she was busy actually training?

    notanadult

    Shooting is a sport that has no reliance on strength and so any allowance for gender variation is irrelevant. The last time there was a mixed competition (1992) a chinese woman named Zhang Shan won it.

    murderxbaby

    It’s often presented as for the benefit of women. After all, they’ll be heartbroken when they‘re hurt or bested by men.

    Projection is a hell of a drug. 

    yungcrybby-anonymousbosch

    this is why they drug test Serena like crazy. the believe no woman should be that good. let alone a black woman. and black women have always been considered “manly” and less feminine.

    iampikachuhearmeroar

    also can we talk about how surfing is segregated as well? like how the dude who won this years international surfing cup or whatever was given $30,000 worth of prize money, while the woman who won the women’s comp was only awarded like $16,000 of prize money???? or whatever it was. but I know it was either half or less than half of what the man won. like why can’t they get the same prize money and when they’re competing internationally in the same competition? they surely have the same level of skill and talent.

    yungcrybby-anonymousbosch

    the pay gap in sports between men and women is fucking insane.

    torukun1

    The pay gaps, not to mention lack of sponsorships for women athletes who don’t look like models is insane. If you weigh over 250 pounds, no one will sponsor you. It’s why most female Olympic-class weightlifters live in poverty/out of their cars.

    intersex-mhacha

    Reminder that in international (and usually national too) womens athletics anybody with 5m/mol of natural testosterone or higher is disqualified. (See legal case of Dutee Chand vs IAAF.)

    Do you or somebody you know have PCOS? You are banned from international womens athletics because you are supposedly in posession of an unreasonable advantage in sports.

    Folks disqualified for hyper-androgenism in womens athletics.

    Francine Niyonsaba

    Caster Semenya

    Dutee Chand

    Margaret Wambui

    And more

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    Why are those disqualified overwhelmingly black and brown? Because testing is case by case when an athletes performance “raises suspicions”. They overwhelmingly test athletes of colour, for being too fast and not meeting white expectations of femininity.

    Racism and intersexism(discrimination against intersex people) in sports is abject evil. Desegregate sports.

    catherine-the-great-tv

    Anna Karenina & Alexei Vronsky in Anna Karenina. Vronsky story (tv mini-series, Russia, 2017)

    drownedinlight

    On of the things that I learned in high school, which was just one of those facts that was just kind of like, “Yeah?” but is also one of those facts that you rarely see represented, that it does sort of startle into this idea of “wait, is that right.” Men absolutely helped their wives and lovers dress, especially in times when dress had become complicated enough that women could not get dressed alone (ties and buttons that had to fasten in the back for one reason or another, for example). If a woman didn’t have a servant to help her dress, and most women did not, it was the job of her husband once she was married.

    blood-head

    This leads to the interesting trope of a husband discovering his wife’s lover’s handiwork, for example in this 1840 illustration from Paris le Soir. The caption reads: “That’s funny! This morning I made a knot in this lace, and tonight there’s a bow!“