(Trump) tried to switch from looks to stamina, but this is a man who has called women ‘pigs,’ 'slobs’ and 'dogs’.  And someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers; and has said women don’t deserve equal pay unless they 'do as good a job as men.’  And one of the worst things he’s said was about a woman in a beauty contest – he loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them – he called this woman 'Miss Piggy,’ then he called her 'Miss Housekeeping’ because she was Latina.  Donald, she has a name – her name is Alicia Machado, and she has become a US citizen, and you can believe she is going to vote this November.
—  Reminding everyone that Donald Trump is a pig by using his own words, HILLARY CLINTON

How are you going to give a manslation if you are a bitch? Unless you have a dick, you are womansplaining, and fucking whining at that. 

Manslation: I’m a huge fucking misogynist asshole who doesn’t even bother to hide it. I think that the equivalent of “man” is “bitch.” There’s absolutely no way you, as a simpleminded woman, could POSSIBLY comprehend and interpret what a man says. Making fun of misogynists = whining, because I just call literally everything women do whining, because again, I’m a HUGE fucking misogynist asshole.

Nerdy Fact #1678: When asked specifically about how much of Kilgrave’s character traits, powers, and his constant demand for Jessica to “smile” is inspired by modern misogyny, Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg responded, “100%. [Jessica] is not defined by her gender. But those of us of the female persuasion, our lives are certainly informed by our gender and the misogyny around us.”  

(Source.)

I am so tired of the argument that oppression doesn’t exist in the “first world”. 

Tell that to black people in the United States. Or anyone who’s not white anywhere in the “first world”.

And if you agree that racial oppression exists in the “first world”, what makes you think sex based oppression doesn’t exist anymore? Source? Show me the receipts.

Just because there are people in the world who have it way, way worse doesn’t mean there are no social issues in the “first world” or that people living there aren’t suffering because of oppression. 

dangeranddelight replied to your post “This has been bothering me for more than ten years”

Well, first, up until very recently in history, a boy would have been ashamed NOT to fight. I doubt you would understand. Second, the women were protecting the younger children. They were the last line of defense against total extinction. Again, you probably wouldn’t understand. Tumblr kids are so embarrassing… So, so embarrassing…

I’m not sure how old you think I am, but it says very clearly on my blog sidebar that I’m 23. I am no longer a “kid” by any stretch of the imagination. I can find no such indication of your age, so you could be younger or older than me. I suppose if you’re old enough to be my grandfather you could technically call me a “kid” but it would be rude of you to do so.  

Looking through the reblogs, looks like there’s plenty of much older fans, fans with spouses now, fans who’ve been into Lord of the Rings for longer than I’ve been alive, who agree with my post. There’s plenty of literary scholars who have discussed the lack of women in the books, and their depiction in the movies, and have been doing so for years now. None of them are “kids” so even if you consider me a kid, this is not some isolated tumblr thing, this has been going on in other places for many years.

Of course plenty of boys in a warrior culture would want to fight. But a nine year old who can’t see over the battlements and doesn’t have the strength to lift a weapon is a liability or a meat-shield at best. An adult peasant woman with the strength to lift a weapon, hack at the tops of the siege ladders, hold a shield to protect the archers, distribute extra arrows, shove an orc back, would have been an asset.

Want to make the boys feel important? Give them some weapons and put them in the caves and tell them they’re the last line of defense. Preserving the feelings of nine year old boys kind of comes second to the survival of the kingdom.