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I have written 3000 words (12 pages) of a semi-coherent essay on feminist theory and multiculturalism in 6 hours (including research and formatting) while sitting in bed nursing a hangover today. I think I need an award and another vacation.


leaving Laverne Cox off of the Time top 100 despite the overwhelming support she received is an act of violence and erasure towards trans women


Purr = happy cat noise

Gato = Spanish for cat

Purgatory = infinite realm of happy Spanish cats

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The problem with traveling alone and talking to everyone and staying in shitty hostels for next to nothing and giving yourself up to everything is that when you say you’ve fallen in love with the city, a lot of people will offer you a job and a place to crash there. It wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t for the fact that I’m back in Rabat and trying to finish this paper and all I can think about is that I have everything I need here in this little room and it will all fit in my suitcase. I can literally do anything I want with myself and all I need is that suitcase and my passport. 


my role at family functions is to look the best and to drink the wine


It’s hard to shake the idea that Game Of Thrones, the show, doesn’t see a problem with pushing a scene from complicated, consensual sex to outright rape. It would be easier to accept that idea if it were clear what the show was trying to do with those changes. Rape is a tricky thing to use as character development, for either the victim or the rapist; doing it twice raises a lot of red flags. It assumes that rape between characters doesn’t fundamentally change the rest of their story—and it assumes that the difference between consent and rape is, to use the parlance, a “blurred line.”

Unfortunately, the show is wrong, on both counts. Changing a scene from consensual sex to rape is not just a pedantic issue of accuracy—it’s a problem with story. The Daenerys Targaryen who falls in love with a man who granted her respect when no one else would is different from the Daenerys Targaryen who fell in love with her rapist. It changes that relationship. (Dany falling in love with Drogo, and calling him her “sun and stars,” makes a whole lot more sense now, doesn’t it?)

Similarly, Jaime is a figure of chivalric love in the books—despite his arrogance and ruthlessness, his devotion and sense of duty to Cersei, the only woman he has ever loved, is so fervent as to border on adoration. Admittedly, the show can’t rely on his point-of-view chapters, as the book does, to communicate that love. But given what we have seen Cersei Lannister capable of—her ex-husband is hardly the only man she’s had killed—is it even conceivable that she would stand for it? Jaime raping Cersei is a major anomaly for these two characters—even based purely on what we’ve seen in the show. It’s just not something that either character would do.


- Sonia Saraiya, Rape of Thrones: Why are the Game of Thrones showrunners rewriting the books into misogyny? (via trophieblog)

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