women ftw

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Our Current (2/15/17) Women’s Champions

the First Japanese woman to become the NXT Women’s Champion

the First African American woman to become the Smackdown Women’s Champion

the First Latina woman to become the Raw Women’s Champion

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“While Outlander is a brilliant period show, Claire represents so many qualities of a 20th-century modern-day woman, someone who is forging her own path, fighting for what she believes, and doing so with integrity,” Balfe said in a statement to press Monday. Elaborating exclusively to Vanity Fair, she added, “Right now it’s a very important time to stand up and voice our beliefs and reiterate that we are 50 percent of the population … that we have a voice and we need to use it. Even though Claire is a woman from the 40s, I think that she does have a resonance today. We need to stand up for our  b e l i e f s  and our  r i g h t s , and I think she embodies that kind of spirit.”

“…getting to play Claire was an absolute dream. She is strong-willed and, not perfect, but a survivor and a fighter, and I think that is such a great place to go to in your work every day—to play someone who has such resilience. It can only make you feel better about everything in your life. I feel very grateful to be able to go to work every day and play her.”

~ Caitriona Balfe on Why Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe Hopes Women Take a Cue from Claire Fraser, Vanity Fair

Happy International Women’s Day, sisters!

list your top ten favourite characters: i was tagged by @teamenti thanks hun! without further ado,

  • cedric diggory: hp (golden boy)
  • tenth doctor: dw (same tbh)
  • will graham: hannibal (lov him)
  • captain jack sparrow: potc (#relatable)
  • sister monica joan: ctm (iconic.)
  • minerva mcgonagall: hp (honestly tho,,,, wowza)
  • connor walsh: htgawm (i relate)
  • trixie franklin: ctm (heck chyeah powerful women ftw)
  • dean winchester: spn (angry birb)
  • sam wilson (another good birb)

tagging some new followers!: @cedrjcdiggory, @buttahbeer @buckiejbarnes @njmphadora @parvatpatil @tjnagoldstein @sanabakkxush 

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The 11 Most Feminist Moments From The Golden Globes

If the 2015 Golden Globes taught us anything, it’s that women’s stories matter – and girls truly do rule. This year’s Globes gave us one badass feminist moment after another. 

1. Tina Fey poked fun at the props given to male actors who undergo physical transformations for roles – and simultaneously got in a jab at bullsh*t beauty standards.

(doctaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa)

4. Joanne Froggatt used her acceptance speech to elevate the voices of rape survivors.

(herewestand)

6. Gina Rodriguez made it clear why having diversity on TV matters – specifically positive representations of the Latino community.

(gifthetv)

7. Tina Fey pointed out just how damn impressive Amal Clooney is. (George is a total trophy husband.)

(mtv)

8. “Transparent”-creator Jill Soloway drew attention to the discrimination still faced by trans people on a daily basis. Everyone deserves to live their truth regardless of their gender identity.

(miakirshners)

10. Maggie Gyllenhaal broke down the idea that all great roles for women have to depict “strong” women. Complicated women FTW.

(gifthetv)

Shrewsbury College had been fortunate in its wardens. In the early days, it had been dignified by a woman of position; in the difficult period when it fought for Women’s degrees it had been guided by a diplomat; and now that it was received into the University, its behaviour was made acceptable by a personality. Dr. Margaret Baring wore her scarlet and French grey with an air. She was a magnificent figure-head on all public occasions, and she could soothe with tact the wounded breasts of crusty and affronted male dons.
—  Gaudy Night, by Dorothy L. Sayers
Eileen and the MoL

I find it very interesting that, despite the fact her parents died when she was 6 months old (sometime around 1986 or so, going by the “30 years ago” in the cold open), nearly three decades removed from the Men of Letters being wiped out by Abaddon back in 1958, she still knew about the secret society. Even her mother must’ve been a young child when they were wiped out, so obviously she already knew something of her father’s work with them.

*as an aside, I love how there are just so many legacies of WOMEN in this episode surrounding Eileen– it was her mother’s lineage that led back to the MoL connection, her mother’s knowledge of magic that saved her life, a female hunter who subsequently trained her.

So the hunter who “adopted” Eileen must’ve either known about the history of the MoL from her own personal experience with them (meaning she was already relatively old for a hunter, at least in her 50′s at the time she found Eileen), or that Eileen’s mother had kept documents or something else relevant to the MoL that she found in Elieen’s home before taking her away. Either way, I find it interesting that she also found out about her familial connection, her legacy, through a maternal line and a collection of women, while Sam and Dean found theirs through the paternal line, and a collection of men.

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Late night karaoke with drinks had me feelin myself. 👌🏻 turn up.

My reaction to the USWNT winning the best team ESPY

*JUMPING UP AND DOWN* 

*DANCING AROUND THE KITCHEN*

 *ALSO PIROUETTING* 

 SCREAMING: YES YES YESYES YAAAAAS YES YAS YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YAAAAAAAAAAS YASSSSSS YES YES YES