This heart-shaped locket is made out of golden-colored brass and has an ornate pattern etched in blue on the front and back. Adorned with a brass butterfly and hung from an antique brass chain available in various lengths. Sold on Etsy.
— Catherynne M. Valente, In the Night Garden
aah what a nice combination! Since it’s Utena we’re talking about and the series comes to the conclusion that neither princes or witches actually exist, but are problematic socially constructed concepts that do not deserve to be adhered to, does this translate to “never put your faith into nice guys when you require a miracle, trust in fellow women and feminists that have experienced sexist oppression and recognize it as such”? 8D
Women are not punished in this world for acting ‘like men’. We are punished for acting like human beings. In our world, only men are human. They take that label for themselves, they accord themselves social and economic and legal privileges because of it, and they declare women other and different and make damn sure that we wear our inferiority in whatever way they tell us to. Through our clothing and our hairstyles and our submissive and ingratiating behaviours.
Any time a woman gives herself the right to be fully clothed, to have access to forums and spaces in which to express her ideas and opinions, to work in fields which men declare unsuitable, to be comfortable and free of bodily restriction, she is (knowingly or not) refusing to accept her inferior sex-caste status. We are declaring our right to be human. Not our right to be men, our right to be human. Got it?
The association of man with human is so pervasive, yet invisible, that women refusing to accept inferior status is equated with wanting to be men, rather than with wanting to be human, which is surely more accurate. And it is difficult to get away from…
Free sketch for ladyodsinends of Mistral.
Anyway, this offer is still going on, and its not first come first serve or anything.
I’ll be trying to do all of them.
So if you want a free sketch like this lemme know.
Comment here, reblog, or send an ask.
If its an OC, supply a reference.
I never understood why Fresh Pretty Cure used the Heart motif for both Cure Peach and Cure Passion. Couldn’t they have given Passion the Club motif, and had the full set?
Submitted by Anonymous
In tarot, the two of hearts corresponds to the two of cups. The two of cups card generally depicts a handfasting — that is, a marriage ritual. Laid upright, it represents empowerment through unification, mutual feelings, positive one-to-one relationships, romance, and, yes, marriage. Basically, it is one of the most auspicious cards for lovers.
Now, I’m not saying that’s the reason Love and Setsuna are the two hearts of Fresh Pretty Cure. I’m just saying it’s an awfully nice coincidence.
Easily one of my favorite RPGs in the PS2 era… Female lead, great cast, rival cast with another female lead and a maturation of the female lead that’s actually great. Uuuugh, more people should’ve played this.
In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.
Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible.
But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience.
amidst the ruins of a sealed gate, patience.
The sea, the ocean, the barrier.
It’s time to flush your stereotypes down the drain.
Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent.