; queens of england 1464 - 1603 ; “I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.”
i just saw this and im starting to understand why other countries seem to think we are nice, polite people.
Wouldn’t they run out of paper?
All polite tickets are printed on 100% recycled paper
That’s it. The Canadians level up in niceness to people and the planet. They are too nice.
Canada is like something out of a disney movie, it’s all happiness and niceness and rainbows up there
American police make things up so they can arrest people it seems so this is refreshing
I’d be like:
The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.
She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”
The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “
For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”
"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."
I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.
She is just the best.
Brienne is one of my favourite characters in the whole thing ever.
and in that moment, the entire movie theater burst into tears
i think this was the moment that made most of us despise umbridge more than voldemort
most of us?! don’t you mean ALL of us?? I don’t think even Voldemort liked this bitch!
No one likes Umbridge.
I heard, one time, a dementor kissed her and IT died
Voldemort committed genocide, but Umbridge dared to be female while she abused her power.
The point isn’t that Umbridge was worse than Voldemort; it’s that everyone hates her more. And I think it has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything with being the sort of cruel most of us have actually experienced.
I mean, look at Voldemort. He’s basically Wizard Hitler, which is, obviously, an incredibly terrible thing to be. But most people—especially the younger people in Harry Potter’s target audience—have not had their parents murdered by a xenophobic cult leader. Nor have they fought for their lives against giant snakes, been kidnapped for dark rituals, or watched numerous friends die in front of them. Voldemort’s crimes are numerous, but they’re distant and fantastical, like hearing about a serial killer on the news.
But they have had that one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you. They’ve complained to parents and authorities only to be ignored. They’ve sat through pointless classes and been silenced when they criticize. Umbridge is that teacher we all hated because she made our lives miserable and we were powerless to stop her. And as we grow out of school, there are still people in positions of power who act like her. The manager who denies your schedule requests and penalizes you for invented infractions. That customer who complains to corporate because their scam didn’t work, and the corporate decision to listen to their story. Cops performing illegal searches because they know you don’t have any proof.
Yes, torturing and killing numerous people is worse than terrorizing a handful of schoolchildren, but Voldemort is the bad guy in a fairy tale. Umbridge is personal.
*drops the mic*
Voldemort is the villain we never hope to face.
Umbridge is the villain we face every day.
thank you all-four-cheekbones some people on this website need to realise not everything is a matter of sexism or gender discrimination omg
"malala is a role model for EVERY LITTLE GIRL regardless of race and religion"
no no n
no no fuck stop it
it is not regardless of race and religion
she is a role model SPECIFICALLY for muslim little girls around the world. little white girls around the world have TONS of role models. everywhere. literally all over television, books, you name it. admire Malala, yes. that’s not what is being said. do not take something that is meant for a specific culture simply because you want it.Cute little girl says how much she admires Malalia for her courage and intelligence. Smug white bitch decides that a little girl who can’t be more then seven tops that it’s “racist” for white children to look up to and admire non white people and have them as role models, we must segregate ourselves so we can only have people of our own cultures and ethnicities as our role models, and gleefully engages her white guilt to shit over a child, whilst shamelessly begging strangers to help pay her rent. I fucking hate this website. Do you even know how fucking racist you sound, you smug pathetic bitch? It’s really fucking strange that a child having someone outside their race angers you but begging for strangers to pay your rent doesn’t. Someone needs a good slap.
I am all about the role model for Muslim girls. I am a Muslim girl. Damn straight, she is a role model for me and every girl, boy, women or man in my whole Muslim community. Day she spoke at the UN, my masjet got together and watched it.
Malala is a force for good in the west. She is clearing Islam’s name. Her presence and fame makes it easier and safer to be a Muslim without fearing discrimination and attack.
So when I see this little girl hold up that book with admiration, part of me takes a deep breath in relief. Because I know if that little girl sees a woman in a hijab, she will not think terrorist or try to pull it off. And when that little girl grows up, she will not see Islam as a race but as a religion.
Yes, I disagree with the wearing of a “hijab” in this photo. I don’t think it’s this girl’s place because it shows a level of unawareness. But in a child from this time, unawareness of Islam and it’s practices it is forgiveable.
Because unlike others who degrade the hijab as a political statement or fashion choice or cry for attention, this little girl is doing it out of unadulterated respect for Malala and her cause and what she stands for: education, freedom for women, and acceptance of the Islamic faith.
And that is beyond uplifting as someone used to ridicule and disrespect because of their religion
MUST READ & If you’re hot, black, Muslim or even part of the LGBTQ, you’re a target for the TSA:Transgender comedian Avery Edison held at Toronto airport, tweets her way through.
Photo and tweets by Avery Edison.
At 5:23 p.m. yesterday, British comedian Avery Edison was detained at Pearson International Airport after flying to Toronto to visit her girlfriend. On its face, this was a routine detainment—she reports that she was prevented from coming into Canada because she had overstayed her student visa on a previous visit—but thanks to the magic combination of Twitter, Pearson’s free wifi and Edison’s wit, the situation resulted in an eight-hour tweet-a-thon detailing every twist and turn of the case.
Yesterday, she was moved to a woman’s prison. But she’s still in prison. There is stuff on Change.Org and I suggest checking out “Ask a Trans* Woman” for more info. She is how I originally became aware of the issue.
emotional abuse is when someone does something to hurt you, and when you express your feelings, that you’re upset, they turn it around to be something you did to hurt them and they force you to apologize for it, and your feelings, like always, are rendered invalid and silenced, forever damaging the ability to trust others with your feelings because they always are used against you.
this is important because so many people don’t know this
america looks dumb sending a bunch of gays to russia to show them that it is acceptable and they should be treated equally but yet gAY MARRIAGE IS ILLEGAL
THE AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NOT WHO CHOOSES…
And the athletes themselves. I do agree. Like Germany might insist that those uniforms aren’t protests, but for the athletes who wear them and the people who made them those uniforms are a way of protest.
But! The NYTimes made a point of stating how Obama sent an openly gay man, a former Olympic snowboarder, as part of the delegation in his place. But I’m just thinking it’s because Obama picked the best man for the job.
Yes, thank you, because some people care about who is qualified a hell of a lot more than who that qualified person likes to bone, and Obama seems like THAT kind of person.
But all this “THIS COUNTRY IS HYPOCRITICAL BECAUSE THEY STILL HAVE LAWS AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE” needs to go away, because it is not up to the government of the country who goes and who does not and it is certainly even less up to the government of the country what the fucking uniforms look like.
I’ve heard GSRM can be too inclusive and that it’s been used to incorporate pedophiles and incest so it might be too inclusive.
Plus, I prefer LGBTQUIA+ because I think, personally, it carries more weight. I could just as easily say/type LGBTQ or LGBT and be done. But instead, I and others must make an effort to say each name. And that effort, I think, has meaning and keeps me and others aware. You have made a decision of support , now continuously recognize it and be aware.
I hope that makes sense. It’s 4:18am and I don’t know why I’m awake.
I have yet to hear anything about GSRM including pedophilia and incest, because neither of those things are sexual orientations, gender identities, or romantic orientations. One is a crime generally fueled by being abused as a child themselves, and the other is usually also caused by abuse but not widely regarded as a crime unless one of the two is underage, which puts it straight into the other category. Like, this glosses over the definitions, but it pretty straightforwardly explains why those things are not included in Gender, Sexual, and Romantic Minorities.
The problem I have with LGBT and so on, is the A gets claimed by allies all the fucking time, when its supposed to be Asexual … and to include all of the names, theres somewhere in the neighborhood of 27 letters, and that doesn’t include any kind of gender identity, sexual orientation, or romantic orientation that isn’t explicitly defined, and STILL includes a little extra A for allies, which are not the minority in any of it.
I don’t mind when everyone else uses it, hell when I’m talking to someone I know doesn’t know what GSRM is, I use it, because its widely recognized. But I, myself, on a website that pretty much everyone that follows me has heard GSRM somewhere and knows what it means, will use the shorter, easier to understand, and more inclusive to actual minorities, rather than the one that people bitch about all the time for “THE A STANDS FOR ALLY” “NO IT FUCKING DOESN’T” and a lot of people don’t even know what the fucking T stands for, because I’m tired of that shit.
You are making perfect sense, its fine. Like, your reason for using it alone is perfectly fine, so keep using it. I’m just clarifying that the other one - to ME - is easier, more inclusive, and doesn’t include that … nasty shit you mentioned. Pedophilia gives me the squigglies buhhhhhhhh.
That T in there is important to me, and most people off of Tumblr don’t know what the fuck it even is, whereas GSRM basically states “you don’t have to know EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING on this topic, just know there are minorities of these things and we ALL NEED SUPPORT EQUALLY” because even within the communities of minorities … not everyone knows what all 27 letters stand for, let alone what all of those names/labels actually MEAN … and GSRM by itself covers that as a whole, thats kind of okay, just support everyone that falls under GSRM.
I thinks it because of how I learnt about the LGBTQUIA+ community but the idea that the A = Allies has never…like where did that come from?! And the T! It is in the “original” four: LGBT. Like how can you forget the T? I don’t…it doesn’t compute.
Which is why I fail so hard at like trying to explain why the A = Asexual and what the T is. Because even when I was harboring some Transphobic ideas about what it meant to be Trans*, I fucking new it existed. To me, it’s just common sense. So trying to explain it is…how did you once put it? “Trying to stable pudding to a wall.” Not working.