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How do you respond to people who support feminism but don't want to call themselves a feminist? I once heard someone say they didn't like labels.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

The only circumstance in which I have no problem with people rejecting the word “feminism” is in criticism of its history of exclusion of women who are not white/cis/able-bodied/heterosexual. That criticism is entirely valid. 

Otherwise, I find it offensive when people reject the term. 

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I'm just curious about the Dumbledore being LGBTQ+ thing. Why do you find it so aggravating? I don't really see it as a major issue. Just wondering.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

black-bible-neon-mirror:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Dumbledore being #1 on any list of queer characters is a problem because Dumbledore being gay is not mentioned even once in all seven Harry Potter books. It’s not even strongly hinted at. It’s barely subtext. That is NOT representation and does NOT deserve to be celebrated for it. 

I understand where you’re coming from and I agree that him being on a list is a bit far fetched, but in terms of representation I don’t believe the intention was for him to be openly gay. J.K. Rowling had said she’d always imagined the character as gay while writing, that doesn’t mean, however, that she is required to say so at any point in the books. You wouldn’t expect a person to outright tell you they are gay (and in some cases that may be found obnoxious), so why would you expect a fictional person to do so?

I expect a fictional person on a list of fictional queer people to be openly queer. 

heathicorn:

apparently some guy named mark was trying to tell my mom he needed to speak with my dad about any financial transactions my mom was making because he was the man of the house and she did not take kindly to his implying that my dad was the primary breadwinner/person in charge in our family so

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huffingtonpost:

Girl Who Was Called ‘Ugly’ After Donating Hair To Cancer Patients Gets Major Support From Internet

A few snips at the hair salon turned Jetta Fosberg’s selfless act into a school nightmare.

After the 10-year-old Ohio girl cut and donated 14 inches of her hair to Wigs for Kids, an organization that supports children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments, she started being bullied at school, her mom told WHIO News in Dayton.

For what happened with the bullies from Jetta’s school go here. 

To show support for Jetta, “like” her anti-bullying page on Facebook.

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What talent does sex "work" require? You get naked, you have sex, you make easy money. Men don't care as long as they get their rocks off. So called sex "workers" have this very high opinion of their "work" that it takes a special talent to have sex. Men aren't paying for "talented" sex "workers" they're paying for the easy access of sex. The only reason sex "workers" can get higher fees is through their looks.
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askasexworker:

If you think there’s no such thing as being good or bad at sex, then you are very bad at sex. My god, are people this stupid?

God, I wish I got to just starfish naked on the bed for every booking. That’d be amazing.

You know I really hate pulling out this line, but I’m going to this time - if sex required no talent, married men wouldn’t see us. They’d be pleasing their wives so their wives wouldn’t have stopped fucking them year ago, and their wives would be satisfying them.

Do you think other people in service jobs are also taking the piss? Is there one level of being good at customer service? At being a hostess or a waitress? All you have to do is carry food right, what’s the big deal. I bet anyone could be on their feet 10 hours a day balancing dishes that weight 20lbs at a time, negotiating with incredibly rude customers and never talking bad, dealing with bat-shit insane chefs and lazy dish-hands. Models just stand there too right? And Personal Trainers just watch people do sit ups.

I know women who can hold a condom in their mouth and give a covered blow job without the guy even noticing. I heard a story yesterday about a girl forgetting a tampon during her period who managed to whip it out, get a sponge in and dispose of it during foreplay without the dude even noticing.

I’d like to see the state of your knees and elbows and hips after you fucked for 4 hours straight, how good are you at dealing with whiskey dick?

Do you have any strategies for negotiating with drunk or drugged individuals? Can you comfort weeping strangers?

Is sitting in an office pushing paper and answering the phone so difficult? I never found it so.