Just leaving this here…

Daniel Craig, 007 cross dresses to support equality (by RTAmerica)


Holy fuck. I was going to make a quip about how much he looks like J.K. Rowling, but then the tears at the end happened, and my heart made a very uncomfortable kinda sideways lurch in my chest…

OH MY GODDDDD. I already love Dame Judi Dench but this solidifies Daniel Craig as a fantastic human being in my mind (I already liked him for arguing with the writers of Casino Royale that Vesper should be clothed when in her fetal position in the shower after seeing her first violent death, rather than in some state of “sexy” undress.)

1. This video is wonderful.

2. I didn’t know that about Daniel and that shower scene! That information made me happier than this video, quite honestly. Keep being wonderful, Daniel Craig.

Okay yes it has Daniel Craig crossdressing, but there’s also a really important message in this. Looooove

Oh how I love him.

#But why doesn’t he speak?#I think it’d be more powerful if he spoke#instead of just standing there#and looking broody

tbh I like that he doesn’t speak. The ad is about women, and narrated by a woman, and one of the most iconic male fictional characters dresses like a woman. There’s really nothing for him to talk about tbh. He’s kinda setting an example for other men? He’s listening, and he’s empathizing. One of the most macho fictional characters ever is listening to his female boss and it’s not funny or played for laughs, and it’s respectful.

/idk two cents

some really powerful stuff

This…. wow. 

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"Although most boys figure out how to bring themselves to orgasm by age thirteen, half of girls don’t have their first orgasms until their late teens, twenties, or beyond. Teenage girls widely agree that they get the message loud and clear that masturbation is something boys do, but girls don’t, can’t, or shouldn’t. The cultural focus on intercourse tells young women to expect they’ll begin to experience sexual pleasure once they have sex with a man (whether or not they’re even interested in sex with men). Nearly all teen boys, on the other hand, experience sexual pleasure long before they get their hands—or other body parts—into a partner’s pants. Despite the massive advances in women’s equality, young women’s sexuality is stuck in a surprising paradox. Young women are sold provocative clothes but aren’t taught where to find their own clitoris. Many girls give their boyfriends oral sex, but are too uncomfortable with their own bodies to allow the guys to return the favor. It’s still a radical act to say that women need and deserve access to information about their own sexual pleasure—not just about the risks and negative consequences of sex."

Dorian Solot, I Love Female Orgasm: An Extraordinary Orgasm Guide. (via feministhistorian)

I don’t know if this is our cue to talk about our own experiences but - um, I figured out how to masturbate and even have an orgasm entirely on my own, at a relatively early age for girls, and I seriously seriously seriously thought I was the only one who did it. For the longest time. I didn’t really know it was a thing that people did. I thought it was something I made up and I wasn’t supposed to do it until I had a boyfriend to do it for me, so I had to keep it a big secret.

Which is, in retrospect, bonkers. And sad. We should be telling girls that it’s normal and healthy and awesome to touch themselves and not leave them to figure it all out on their own.

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"To really examine how incredibly messed up this is for Amy as a character, you have to look at how River is introduced. In the previous Doctor’s tenure, once Moffat had been named the future show runner, he introduced a woman called River Song, who was The Most Important Woman That Will Or Has Ever Existed To The Doctor, but she couldn’t reveal why because she was meeting him out of order (curse of the time traveller). The next season, Amy is introduced.
The main purpose of Amy Pond was always for her to be the mother of the magical child who would be both the Doctor’s Girlfriend and Ultimate Foe. This was Moffat’s long game. Her relationship with the Doctor was predestined not because of her own, unique self but because of what would be in her uterus. And Steven Moffat expects us to think this is the most amazing plot twist ever in the near fifty-year history of Doctor Who."

The Dangers of Mystical Pregnancy as Entertainment by Crystal Coleman, in Persephone Magazine (via feministwhoniverse)

This is a really good encapsulation of many of my problems with Series 6 of Doctor Who, and also of how Steven Moffat sets up really awesome female characters and then writes stories in which their strength is undermined in order to exalt the main dude on the show.

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Writer Jim C. Hines “Striking a Pose (Women and Fantasy Covers)

Maybe there are some poses more suited to the female form, or at very least someone who is making a serious attempt instead of just mocking the covers for emphasizing femininity.


From an anatomical view point some of those poses are absolutely ridiculous. There’s a difference between “emphasizing femininity” and “wow there’s no way you can see my tits and ass at the same time from that angle unless my spine is broken but who gives a shit about broken spines when you can see tits and ass at the same time?”

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"Gamers get hella uncomfortable over male sexuality too. Can you imagine a “good male character who just happens to be wearing sexually exploitative outfits because he’s ok with his masculinity?” Constantly has the camera pan lovingly over his asscrack and firm glutes, and big ole dangly ballsack that is totes sweaty from all this MMA and soldiering. Time to hit the showers, and do you, personally, think it’s ok to have a long slow pan up the dude’s package (indiscreetly hidden in a jock of course), to his chiseled physique and erect nipples (pierced). He’s not even a Bond-esque confident man, he’s basically a weird Bowie caricature that’s constantly having near-dickslips in every single cinematic as the completely nonsexualized female characters do their business of being gruff and shooting dudes and advancing the plot. Finally, at the end he falls in love (out of nowhere) and/or is killed by the big baddie."

a forum post I read recently, trying to give a solid example of what ‘male objectification in gaming ’ would actually look like if it was anything equivalent to current female objectification in gaming. (via nothingbutsurrender)

Let’s not forget the broken feet from impractical footwear, the oddly asymmetric everything, and the complete lack of effective armor. 

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