plot twist: GRRM makes Arianne the queen of Westeros and D&D are left hanging
|GRRM:||Here's a highly intelligent, queer, sex positive woman of color in a position of real power as heiress to Dorne, who's POV is a major portion of the book and establishes her as a crucial character in the series, and on top of that is badass and sexy.|
|David Benioff and D.B. Weiss:||Okay but what about that kid brother she had? The one with no lines? Let's just cut Arianne, age him up, and make him heir to Dorne. Because our show just doesn't have enough sexism yet.|
I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.
I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages.
There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.
We are socialized to think that sexual assault, and having to bear the costs of avoiding it, is “normal.” Children and women are socialized to fear it and we adapt our behavior to avoid or, if exercised by loved ones or friends, to tolerate it. It’s why we are told develop “buddy systems,” carry “rape whistles,” “don’t wear ponytails,” and more fundamentally useless advice.
Teach the Men to stay off is cheaper.
Ernest Hemingway, born 115 years ago today, shoots his cat – moving short read.
I cry every-time I come across this story… :(
Jon, he’d said, but Jon was g o n e.
It was Lord Snow who faced him now, grey eyes as hard as ice.
This is beautiful. And on the topic of sleepovers and kids getting stuck in uncomfortable situations: My mom and I had a code, ever since my first sleepover. I would always call home to say goodnight, and if I asked “How is the cat doing?”, it meant that I wasn’t comfortable and I wanted her to pick me up. I did use this code a few times, and whenever I did, my mom came up with the excuses for me. I was never stuck at a sleepover I didn’t want to be at - and as a child with anxiety and social phobia, this was a great system.
posts like these are the reason i love tumblr