eeast-ringer asked: Language critique of WOR: I would like to draw people's attention to the language used in the RWBY opening, & the WOR series: it is always androcentric. The narrator refers to humans as 'Man' constantly, & the stick people, while still being stick people and therefore vague, have distinctly masculine silhouettes. As well, in the most recent WOR, the narrator only said 'Huntsmen' when referring to warriors, when at all other points in RWBY we've heard Huntresses & Huntsmen mentioned together.

rwbycritical:

My friend brought this up to me a while ago as well! It’s in all the narration in rwby, it’s very coded towards men. It could easily be an oversight, but that doesn’t really excuse it. The gender neutral words for the warriors seemed to be ‘Hunters’, huntress’ and huntsmen were just getting more specific about gender. So to use only huntsmen in the latest WoR was kind of unnecessary.

I actually noticed this the first time I watched the episode.

The idea that “masculine” is neutral while “feminine” is othered is one a lot of people have trouble shaking, it’s fairly common in the queer community. They’ve shown signs of attempting to avoid that, but they slipped up here and there, as you’ve noticed.

In another context, it’s interesting that they do this mostly on the historical segments. Women and their accomplishments are pretty commonly erased from real world history as well, their contributions downplayed or outright credited it someone else. It’s what leads to some people believing women “have never contributed anything” or are bad at a given subject like science or math.

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hangthatman:

you can be non-binary and still want to be referred to as he or she

you can be non-binary and still want to be someone’s girlfriend/boyfriend

you can be non-binary and be in a straight-passing relationship

you can be non-binary and want to refer to yourself with gendered language

there is no right way to be non-binary

your identity is perfect the way it is

don’t ever feel like you’re ~not queer enough~ because just by existing you are queer enough. 

posted 19 hours ago with 30,094 notes

feminasti:

riordam:

winchestercaptains:

officialtribble:

How History Books Will Remember The Government Shut Down: A Masterpost

i never want this post to die

I miss this

You miss the government being shut down?

posted 1 day ago with 346,500 notes

cadet-kenz:

Correct

posted 2 days ago with 69,448 notes

appleskank:

please make asexual characters

please make aromantic characters

please make agender characters

please keep “ally” out of the acronym

folks who say otherwise have no fucking idea what its like to be practically invisible you dont get any say on any of those things

triple a representation and visualization is so important please give that to people

posted 3 days ago with 28,137 notes

anti-fapitalism:

anti-fapitalism:

A video game in which every time you die your injured limbs and body parts are replaced by machines and you slowly become less and less human until the point in which you have no human body parts left and you must decide whether you will continue to fight for humanity of which you have no connection left with

Someone do fan art of this

posted 4 days ago with 136,813 notes
victoriousvocabulary:

FAROUCHE
[adjective]
1. wild; fierce; unpolished.
2. sullen or shy.
3. socially inept.
4. exhibiting withdrawn temperament and shyness coupled with an air of cranky, often sullen fey charm.
Etymology: from French, from Old French faroche, from Late Latin forasticus, “without”, from Latin foras, “out of doors”.
[bluefooted]

victoriousvocabulary:

FAROUCHE

[adjective]

1. wild; fierce; unpolished.

2. sullen or shy.

3. socially inept.

4. exhibiting withdrawn temperament and shyness coupled with an air of cranky, often sullen fey charm.

Etymology: from French, from Old French faroche, from Late Latin forasticus, “without”, from Latin foras, “out of doors”.

[bluefooted]

posted 5 days ago with 1,972 notes

exitpursuedbyasloth:

microcomets:

Read More

Hope you don’t mind, but I’m quoting part of your Read More…

 ”idk if i’m wording this right, but i also get this really uncomfortable, erotic vibe in the beating down of these women (abaddon’s death scene comes to mind), like the writers are getting a power rush off being able to kill women in all of its grotesqueness and glory.

It’s funny you say that, and mention Abaddon specifically, because Alaina Huffman said pretty much the same thing you did at Vancon. [x]

"[Huffman] seemed kind of uncomfortable with the amount of violence and misogyny directed at her character, saying that it felt like ‘the writers were treating me as their personal therapy by putting me through all this stuff… They stabbed me, cut my head off, shot me, called me all these dirty names"…

She also talked about how she remembered feeling really discomfited by the guns and being shot in the face and stabbed in her first episode, and saying “can you do that?” about what her character went through, at least once.

Apparently they told her that ‘oh yeah, it’s okay, because she’s a monster’.”

Now, think about all the evil women/monsters on the show. Think of how they died, what violence was done to them (usually by the heroes).

  • Remember Meg, being stripped naked, tortured, and raped with a knife. Remember her being killed off-handedly by her abuser.
  • Remember Ruby, being stripped naked and tortured.
  • Remember Abaddon, being tied up and tortured, having her hands cut off so she couldn’t fight back. Being set on fire. Remember her barely fighting back as Dean savagely stabbed her to death.
  • Remember Hael, lying broken and battered and helpless, glass shards in her head, being stabbed by Cas
  • Remember the Nephilim, who didn’t do shit to anyone but whom they made Cas kill anyway, and rip out her heart
  • Remember Anna, who wasn’t even evil, just brainwashed and tortured, burned alive by Michael
  • Remember Lilith, who actually wanted Sam to kill her bloody
  • Remember the female-vesseled Raphael, who exploded in a bloody mess

Now, think of their male counterparts. Were any of them subjected to the same lurid, prolonged deaths scenes? Were any of them stripped naked and tortured? How many died bloody? How many were killed with excessive force? Or were their deaths usually quick and with little blood? How did the Big Bad Men die?

  • Azazel, who killed Mary and Jess and John, shot once in the head
  • Alastair, who tortured (including implied rape) Dean for decades, is killed by Sam’s mind in a mostly bloodless fashion
  • Uriel was quickly killed with one stab
  • Bartholomew was stabbed once, quickly
  • The angel of Douchebags, Zachariah, stabbed once in the face
  • Dick Roman is stabbed once in the neck, before exploding in black goo
  • Raphael’s male vessel was turned into salt
  • Crowley…oh, he’s still alive for some fucking reason, he’s like the Winchesters uncle according to the writers

Even Cas’s death in 7x02, while on the gory side, was still kinda beautiful to look at. It was not grotesque and vulgar, like so many of the female monster deaths are.

Female monsters are tortured, stripped, raped, viciously and bloodily killed. Male monsters are quickly put down, not tortured nearly so often and never tortured naked, and often die pretty bloodless deaths.

posted 6 days ago with 631 notes

thankful-werewolf:

puhgs:

really tho straight guys will go on and on about how uncomfortable it makes them when gay guys hit on them but lets be fucking honest how many times have u seen a guy continue to hit on another guy after hes visibly uncomfortable vs. how many times a straight guy has continued to hit on a girl after shes visibly uncomfortable 

This needs more notes

posted 6 days ago with 361,433 notes
victoriousvocabulary:

VESNA
[noun]
spring; the season between winter and summer; the season when plants and trees begin to grow.
Etymology: Russian весна, from Proto-Slavic *vesna.
[Vladimir Kush]

victoriousvocabulary:

VESNA

[noun]

spring; the season between winter and summer; the season when plants and trees begin to grow.

Etymology: Russian весна, from Proto-Slavic *vesna.

[Vladimir Kush]

posted 6 days ago with 676 notes
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