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We write so much dub-con - is there any fic out there at all about anybody dealing with any form of domestic abuse - not as part of a story about a better relationship coming along? As a personal thing ?
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Do you know those "woke up gay" fics? Like The Day Harry Potter Woke Up Gay?
And then The Day Everyone at Hogwarts Woke Up Gay?

How about "woke up feminist"? What would that be like ?
Witches are always cursing Dean and Jensen with stuff that's supposed to make them Dean nice r to women, I guess. this one I haven't seen done.

On a different note, porn.
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In case anybody missed Emma Watson's UN speech, I rec it. I disagree with some of her opinions within feminism, but she is so fantastic, and also moving. There's been some bad backlash , because of course.

Fandomwise, cookies (but the fluffy, nice kind) for Tom Hiddleston.



Jun. 1st, 2014 07:38 pm
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An open letter to privileged people who play devil’s advocate

"It is incredibly painful to feel that in order for you to care about my safety, I have to win this verbal contest you have constructed 'for fun'."

"It is physically and emotionally draining to be called upon to prove that these systems of power exist. For many of us, just struggling against them is enough — now you want us to break them down for you? Imagine having weights tied to your feet and a gag around your mouth, and then being asked to explain why you think you are at an unfair disadvantage. "
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This sure made me smile.

I mean, it's... don't use it to teach feminism, but this really made me smile.
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(This is what Tumblr sounds like when it's awesome! And may more people answer condescending interviewers like this!)
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Discovering AO3 was down actually made me gasp in horror. Priorities, I've got em.

Also, this.
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Discovering AO3 was down actually made me gasp in horror. Priorities, I've got em.

Also, this.
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Click for more of the pretty.

And, she kinda rocks :)

(don't know where this came from)
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I'll admit this doesn't describe my whole experience, to me it is more complex than that, but this is sweet and lovely and true. Reminds me of Adrienne Rich.

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Ohhhhhh, this is so wonderful <3
Not accurate, but so so wonderful, so wonderful.
YES! People who can talk like that, people who can think like that! Yes! Thank you! <3

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The Daily Mail made some money, writing about Amanda Palmer's boob falling out of her costume. Cause they're classy like that. This is her awesome response, in song form.

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Slutwalk. Got a ride there with a bunch of feminists, spent it playing I Never, sharing personal stuff, trying to play the raunchiest feminist songs on the ukelele (first time I ever tried to play one, I think), cheesily flirting with each other, talking about the differences between the waves of feminism, and trying to find cheap, vegan, gluten-free food.

You know, like the Winchesters and Jack Kerouac.

Awesome road trip.

It was too cold and too unsafe to wear my I Love Queer Porn shirt, so I was a covered up slut this time. Hugged a lot of people. Said no to a hug I didn't want, which was really hard to do. Heard a heartfelt, touching cover of Barbie Girl, sung on a megaphone cause we had no mic. Got harassed, cause of course, and everyone got pushed around a little by the police, just to make sure we remembered who was in charge.

It's so meaningful to me that this year, with new organizers, the Slutwalks made a point of being (way more) inclusive. The organizers made a point of inviting people from a whole lot of groups to write short pieces about it, from their standpoint . so many women, so many survivors, so many people I wanted to hear from - genderqueer, crip, asexual, immigrant, fat, people of different races and ages, trans, femme, butch, people living in rural areas, prostitutes, people in BDSM, mothers, heterosexual, cisgender, white, male, gay, lesbian, pansexual, polyamorous. And not even "one of each", I think they just included whoever wanted to write or talk, as well as personally asking people to talk. It came out real awesome, and was what made me want to go.

And sure, there's more to be desired. Not everyone could participate, and that is a big deal. But it is so much better than most feminist events I've been to, which are so often only about women from the strongest social groups. I want to set this at the new standard for events.

I'm so hungry to hear about all these people's different experiences, when they're things I am ignorant about, and to hear people actually saying stuff I so desperately need heard, when it's stuff I know too well myself.
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Thing 1:
This is beautiful and touching. Watch the vid.
"Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. At her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened."

Thing 2:
Google's International Women's Day doodle looks like someone drew a lot of white women, got sent back to fix it an hour before deadline, and just darkened a bunch of the drawings without even bothering to correct the color of the teeth and the white part of the eyes. It mostly looks like some of the women are standing in the shade.
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"Why we oppose votes for men", delightfully snarky thing from 1915. (From the book Are Women People? by Alice Duer Miller)

Also, this is nice both from the activism angle and cause, well, if Sam ever needed it... I like the idea of BornFemale!Sam. Though I have to say, SPN is pretty much the single fandom in which I don't go for trans stories.
Stanford offers student sex reassignment surgery coverage.


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