My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

This. So much this. I cannot stand these movies anymore, I’m so fucking done with this trope. 

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Jason Momoa for Men’s Health UK October issue (x)

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can you imagine if this was your man and you came home hes just doing big body yard work like “hey baby.” #iddie

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Thank you Beefcake Jesus.

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sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.

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Pakistani teenager Aitzaz Hasan died Monday after tackling a suicide bomber trying to enter his school. By sacrificing himself, he saved the lives of the 2,000 students studying inside. Hasan’s father says, ”My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”
This is bravery. This is selflessness. This is true courage.

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Here is a beautiful picture of his grave decorated with many flowers. May Allah rest his soul in peace…

rest in power my friend

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vladith:

Pakistani teenager Aitzaz Hasan died Monday after tackling a suicide bomber trying to enter his school. By sacrificing himself, he saved the lives of the 2,000 students studying inside. Hasan’s father says, ”My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”

This is bravery. This is selflessness. This is true courage.

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Here is a beautiful picture of his grave decorated with many flowers. May Allah rest his soul in peace…

rest in power my friend

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fanduin:

I know everyone’s all like “Woman power! Aggra shouldn’t have to stay behind with the kids” blah blah but

A) Do any of you have children?

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B) I can understand Thrall wanting the children away from a war zone. As a woman, I wouldn’t be offended if my husband or wife ( being I’m bisexual)…

Hm. For me this isn’t about Thrall being misogynist, it’s about there being too few female characters around and Blizzards tendency to screw the ones we have over. We have an expansion coming that focuses so heavily on orcs and especially MALE orcs. One of the few female orcs we have who is a big name, kind of, is Aggra and it’s infuriating that they thought it’d be ok to just leave her out of the whole thing.

Also, it goes against what we’ve seen of orc culture and Aggras personality so far. I’m not saying it’s good parenting but the orcs are pretty brutal when it comes to caring for their babies. Aggra is very much an orc of the old ways and it just seems very strange that she would not be beside Thrall, especially when things get though, because in the past she has fought to do just that. 

To answer your first question, no, I don’t have any children but I hardly see why that matters. This isn’t about human babies and either way and why would that make anyone’s opinion less valid? 

A female character doesn’t always have to make the best decisions to be a “strong female character” but she does have to be present in the story…