1. disheveledhermit:

    BOOM! Studios: Lumberjanes
    The Epic Friendship of Jo & April

    "Trust me."

    "I always do."

     
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    gehayi:

youmightbeamisogynist:

naamahdarling:

mythosidhe:

Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.

This is the thing. Women have been doing awesome shit since there was awesome shit to do, we’ve BEEN THERE, if anyone bothered to look.

Oh, they looked. And then maliciously and willfully erased us from the books to keep anyone else from “getting ideas.”

Hell, the first named author in history? Enheduanna, a Sumerian high priestess, poet and lyricist. She’s known as the Shakespeare of Sumerian literature.

    gehayi:

    youmightbeamisogynist:

    naamahdarling:

    mythosidhe:

    Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.

    This is the thing. Women have been doing awesome shit since there was awesome shit to do, we’ve BEEN THERE, if anyone bothered to look.

    Oh, they looked. And then maliciously and willfully erased us from the books to keep anyone else from “getting ideas.”

    Hell, the first named author in history? Enheduanna, a Sumerian high priestess, poet and lyricist. She’s known as the Shakespeare of Sumerian literature.

    (Source: dovsherman)

     
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    Reblogged from bookriot

    Tags: amletohamletopera

    bookriot:

    Did you know there’s an opera based on Hamlet called Amleto?

    After 143 years, it’s been unearthed. Here’s the story.

     
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    forever-imaginary-friends:

Owned…
     
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  7. queermediarepresentation:

    doyoupermitit:

    *whispers* guys I know we’re all excited about Ezra Miller and everything, but like, he isn’t the first queer superhero actor, (not even the first out superhero actor like):

    • Sir Ian McKellen
    • Alan Cummings
    • Anna Paquin
    • Ellen Page

    Are just a few off the top of my head?

    EDIT: Reblogged this by accident without adding commentary, but what I wanted to say was this: Sorry to our followers, since we reblogged that post about Ezra without considering the other people who were out and who played superheroes, it was inconsiderate and I apologize.

    I think the big deal is not just that there is an out queer actor playing a superhero (which we know has been done before), but that an out queer actor is playing an out queer superhero.

     
  8. iscahmckrae:

    crimson-11-delight-dustafterrain:

    andrewgiraffields:

     #remember when sookie was played by a fat actress and there were literally no jokes about her weight on the show? #remember how she wasn’t defined by her weight? #remember how she got to date and get married and have kids and not be just the token funny fat friend of the main character? #remember when she ~got her life together and was happy before lorelai and that wasn’t seen as threatening?

    remember how her insecurities (which she did have, because doesn’t everyone?) had nothing to do with her appearance and were more about her artistic failures, her ability to be a mom, her “annoying quirks” she thought Jackson would get tired of?

    remember how even though she was often clumsy forgetful and disorganized she was still portrayed as a competent adult? remember how her decision to get married and have kids didn’t diminish her career as a master chef and entrepreneur? remember how she was a bubbly and funny supporting character without being shallow or unintelligent?

    (Source: halpertjames)

     
  9. 09:46 17th Oct 2014

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    Reblogged from jessicavalenti

    Tags: amy poehler

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    jessicavalenti:

You guys, I just got Amy Poehler’s new book in the mail and this is her author photo. Related: How can I break it to my husband that I’m leaving him for Amy Poehler? 

    jessicavalenti:

    You guys, I just got Amy Poehler’s new book in the mail and this is her author photo. Related: How can I break it to my husband that I’m leaving him for Amy Poehler? 

     
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    Reblogged from marykatewiles

    Tags: catstaylor swift

    (Source: wonderstay)

     
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    smartgirlsattheparty:

millika:

Who’s Alex?
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

YES!

    smartgirlsattheparty:

    millika:

    Who’s Alex?

    Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

    YES!

     
  12. micdotcom:

    This is Cindy Moon.

    In a recent re-launch of the Amazing Spider-Man series, she was introduced as a classmate of Peter Parker’s.

    Like Parker, her life is transformed when a radioactive spider bites her and grants her superpowers.

    Unlike her famous counterpart, she’s an Asian-American woman, making her one of the few heroes of color — let alone female heroes of color — in the entire Marvel universe.

    This is especially remarkable in light of recent news: Moon, otherwise know as Silk, will be given her own comic series starting in 2015.

    Follow micdotcom

     
  13. 09:43

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    Reblogged from gabzillaattack

    Tags: ben wyattparks and recreation

    (Source: teflonly)

     
  14. plasmalogical:

    damn shame how every japanese actress died or quit acting and they had to settle for scarlet johansson. im sure thats what happened

     
  15. buzzfeed:

    buzzfeedent:

    2012: Ezra Miller said, “I wouldn’t want to lose out on my macho action movie just because I told people I was queer”

    2014: Ezra Miller is going to be the first out actor to play a major superhero in a movie

    What a time to be alive

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