#misc badass females  #gifs  #jemma simmons  #skye  #skimmons  #agents of shield  #babbbiesRequested by kenzi-malikov
#feminism  #race  #media representation
(Thank you for posting this!)
The interesting thing about Fandom is that you cannot seperate it from life. You really cannot..
This stuff doesn’t exist in a vaccuum. When fans say, “But why do you have to bring race into this show?” they really don’t get that this isn’t something we turn on and off. Life isn’t race-neutral, our race affects our quality of life in very tangible ways. For example, when I go outside, I don’t hear “that woman over there”, I hear “that black girl”. People literally racialize me and form opinions about me before they even say a word to me. So saying that race shouldn’t be a factor is like saying that you don’t want to be reminded that WoC exist, that you shouldn’t be “forced” to acknowledge us in your shows and movies. That we should be happy with the “blond, brunette, and redhead” version of female diversity because anything else is just asking too much.
And its ridiculous because these same people never seem to be there to demand more diverse roles for WoC. I don’t see these “empowering roles for women” people calling out Teen Wolf for how poorly it treats PoC, especially WoC. But the moment there’s a WoC (especially a black one) in a substantial role without her competence and beauty being downplayed, suddenly its the time to complain about her? Suddenly we’re losing out and its time to discuss better roles for all women…because white women aren’t the center of attention in something.
And its insulting how they try to make it seem like its a fair criticism.
Like, ”Oh i just think too many people are trying to stan for interracial relationships in a superficial way…but those white people who have no way of physically encountering each other belong together!”
Before that it was, “I can’t see her in a relationship, that would take away from how competent she is.”
Before that it was, “But I just didn’t see her as black, now i can’t care about her…but its not about race its about quality of writing.”
And its always topped with , “But why can’t we focus on ALL women?” And again, these people don’t care when “all women” only refers to white women with different hair colors. And a small handful of important black women with relationships is still far too many for them and somehow THEY’RE the ones losing out.
Why not be happy that there’s a black woman in the forefront of a supernatural show where she’s not killed off in the first episode? If she were, would those people complain about the sexism and racism that doubly impacts WoC as characters in these genres? Or would all be right in their world?
#feminism  #happy womens day
international womens day today
dont forget to include trans women, disabled women, women of colour, non-binary people who partly identify as women, queer women, all women.all of them. i don’t want to see any derailed posts today about shit like “international mens day” it doesnt fly like that
finally watching this week’s castle i’m scared tbh #castle for ts  #talk to me about it  #idek  #personal  #so far nothing happened i just saw the preview tho haha
- don’t ever feel bad for asking me to tag a trigger
- i do not care what the trigger is
- i will tag it for you
- you have legitimate reasons to be triggered by it
- and i am not one to question those reasons
- so just send me an ask
- anonymous if you’re scared
- and i will tag it all the time in future
- your wellbeing is worth twenty extra seconds of my time at least
#greys anatomy  #lmao  #gifs
In which screaming in front of Webber and Meredith is their guilty pleasure. (Parallel 2x26 // 10x14)
#misc badass females  #melinda may  #skye  #jemma simmons  #agents of shield
What is so amazing about the women in Agents of SHIELD is how real their skills in their respective fields feel. The three women of Agents SHIELD don’t have skill in place of character: they have skill as an inextricable part of character. Skye, the hacker, learned her skill out of a desire to discover the truth of her past. Jemma Simmons, the scientist, not only speaks candidly about the isolation of pursuing advanced education in science, but has the tics and social awkwardness to show for it. And Agent May, the pilot and combat specialist, pursues the honing of her skills with a dedication that has a real human cost and a profound effect on the way she interacts with others. These are characters who worked hard to gain their skills, and who had to make very real sacrifices to make it to the tops of their respective fields.
Just as importantly, all three are women. I know it seems like an obvious thing to say, but their being women is about much more than just their gender. All three women are undeniably attractive, but all three also steer well clear of the impossibly beautiful supergenius trope that plagues intelligent women on screen. Each has a distinct personal style, just like real women do, from Skye’s slightly grungy casual, to Simmons’ buttoned-up preppiness, to May’s no-nonsense black combat gear. Better still, though there’s not a push-up bra or a high-heeled shoe in sight, none of the three women deny their femininity in the way they present themselves, either. Skye curls her hair and wears eye makeup. Simmons wears clothes that are practical for a lab, but that are coordinated and full of appealing feminine details. Even May, who could easily hide her body under androgynous combat fatigues, wears clothing that contours to her shape. She doesn’t flaunt her body, certainly; but she doesn’t deny it either.
But the very best thing about the women of Agents of SHIELD? The fact that they are women at the very top of traditionally male-dominated fields isn’t even remarked upon. Should we celebrate when women make strides in fields historically closed to them? Of course. But the mark of real progress in equality in those fields is when women can succeed in them because of course they can. That’s what makes the women of Agents of SHIELD so downright remarkable.
#weasleys  #harry potter  #gifs  #favorites
tmb: favourite wizarding family - Weasley
Red hair and a hand-me-down robe…
#misc badass females  #gifs  #anne of green gables  #anne shirley  #diana barry  #babes
anne of green gables meme → two friendships
anne shirley & diana barry