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February 22nd 1943: White Rose group executed

On this day in 1943, three members of the peaceful resistance movement in Nazi Germany, the White Rose, were executed. The White Rose, comprising students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor, began in June 1942. The group secretly distributed leaflets protesting against the regime of Adolf Hitler and the war being waged in Europe, highlighting the repressive nature of the Nazi police state and drawing attention to the mistreatment of Jews. The group took precautions to avoid capture by keeping the White Rose group very small. However, on 18th February 1943, the siblings Sophie and Hans Scholl were discovered distributing leaflets by a university janitor, who informed the Gestapo. Hans and Sophie were arrested and immediately admitted guilt, hoping to avoid being coerced into implicating their fellow members of the White Rose, but after further interrogation were forced to give up the names. Four days later, the Scholls and Christoph Probst - some of the founding members of the group - were put on trial and found guilty of treason; they were sentenced to death. That same day, February 22nd, the three were executed by beheading at Stadelheim Prison. After their executions, the remaining members were arrested and killed, thus ending the White Rose resistance movement. The White Rose, alongside other groups like the Edelweiss Pirates, are an important example of Germans speaking out against Hitler’s regime, and their deaths are yet another in the litany of Nazi crimes.

“We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace!”

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aquiver (adj.) [uh-kwiv-er] in a state of trepidation or vibrant agitation; trembling; quivering

pairing: min yoongi x reader
genre/warnings: mentions of death, slight angst, mentions or mature themes, fluff
words: 10,495
summary: Yoongi can’t remember the last time he was able to successfully bring himself to the point of orgasm, then Namjoon gives him a business card advertising ‘Healing Hands’, and that’s where he meets you; pretty and innocent looking, who gets paid to provide hand jobs for a living…
note. inspired by the novella ‘The Grownup’ by Gillian Flynn, literally just the main character’s past occupation haha

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What makes a good Sugar Baby?

I’m often asked: “What makes a good Sugar Baby?”

Unfortunately there isn’t a magic potion that transforms you into Aphrodite, nor is there a definitive set of qualities you need to succeed in the bowl. However I’ve noticed a few common traits that almost all genuine Sugar Daddies look out for.

1) Confidence

Possibly the most important thing for a Sugar Baby to possess, confidence is essential for every situation you encounter. This means you should feel confident in everything from the way you look, to the way you walk and the way you talk.

You don’t have to love everything about yourself, just be aware of your best qualities and make sure you showcase them to your Daddy. Be warned though, there’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance!

2) Flexibility

This doesn’t mean you need to be a super supple contortionist! – It does mean that you need to get used to your Sugar Daddy’s schedule. There’s a good chance that you are not the only commitment in this man’s life; he’s likely juggling a high-flying career, friends and potentially has a family to think about too.

With this in mind it’s not unheard of for plans to be made, cancelled and rescheduled last minute; so the ability to be spontaneous whilst maintaining your independence is a great skill to master. A Sugar Daddy doesn’t want to hear you moan or whinge – if he’s genuine he’ll know he’s let you down and will find a way to make it up to you!

Of course, it’s not unreasonable for you to have commitments too; make sure your Sugar Daddy respects these and is aware of any boundaries you may have.

3) Attentiveness

Being attentive doesn’t mean you need to cater to your Sugar Daddy’s every whim –whatever he might like to tell you! However a good Sugar Baby quickly learns to assess what her Daddy needs from her. Some men are lacking intimacy in their lives, others are searching for a companion or confidant, and some just want to relive their youth or unwind after a long day at the office.

Does your Sugar Daddy want a relationship or something more casual? Does he want to be told he’s fantastic in bed or does he just want to feel desired?

The sooner you can work out what your Sugar Daddy wants, and whether that’s something you can realistically give him, the sooner you’ll start seeing some serious sugar coming your way.

4) Ambition

The chances are your Sugar Daddy has had to work hard to get to where he is today; he’s not likely to want to share that success with a girl who behaves like an entitled princess (unless that’s a fetish of his).

A common complaint I see from Sugar Daddies is that aspiring Sugar Babes lack ambition or are only interested in materialistic things. So if you’re looking to fund your education, dazzle him with your smarts; if you have entrepreneurial flair, suggest a business idea, or simply show you’re passionate about something more than Louis Vuitton and Louboutin’s. 

Share these dreams with your Daddy – you never know, he might be able to help them come true.

5) Honesty

Girls, you know how frustrating it is when you’re talking to a promising POT, you meet him, only to discover half of what he told you was false… well, it turns out a lot of Sugar Babies are guilty of the same crime!

If you’ve never been horse riding, don’t say it’s a lifelong interest; if you’ve never been to the ballet or opera, be honest about it; if you’ve never ventured outside of the M25, don’t pretend you’ve been backpacking around the world. You will be found out!

Never feel like you have to lie about yourself in order to attract a ‘certain type’ of Sugar Daddy. Anyone who is genuine wants to hear about you and what you’re interested in, not the ubiquitous activities that pseudo ‘posh’ ‘rich’ people do.

That doesn’t mean you need to be totally honest when he asks the inevitable: “Did I make you cum?” ;)

As you can see from these tips; there aren’t any special or mysterious qualities that Sugar Babies are blessed with but mere mortals can only dream of… almost anyone could become a Sugar Babe if they wanted it badly enough.

~ KittensPeach ~ x 

Every time I talk about my research into sexual assault laws and my advocacy work for victims of sexual assault, I have to listen to some man ask me the same question 

“Well what about the men who get falsely accused?” 

No

Listen

There is an entire system set up for you. There are barriers in place and safeguards and double checks and a whole system designed to try and make sure only guilty people pay for crimes. 

Would you ever ask me 

“Well what about the men who get falsely accused of stabbings?” 

No 

Because you’re a law student and not a fucking moron 

So why

why why why 

Do you think that’s the appropriate question when I’m telling you about the overwhelming number of women who don’t report instances of sexual violence, or the fact that sexual assault trials effectively force women to relieve their assault as a public spectacle multiple times, or the gross underfunding of sexual assault crisis centres 

News flash 

‘Playing Devil’s Advocate’ is just a fun way of saying ‘but what about the men’ 

No matter how you dress it up, you still tell me you’re a dickbag 

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February 22nd 1943: White Rose group executed

On this day in 1943, three members of the peaceful resistance movement in Nazi Germany, the White Rose, were executed. The White Rose, comprising students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor, began in June 1942. The group secretly distributed leaflets protesting against the regime of Adolf Hitler and the war being waged in Europe, highlighting the repressive nature of the Nazi police state and drawing attention to the mistreatment of Jews. The group took precautions to avoid capture by keeping the White Rose group very small. However, on 18th February 1943, the siblings Sophie and Hans Scholl were discovered distributing leaflets by a university janitor, who informed the Gestapo. Hans and Sophie were arrested and immediately admitted guilt, hoping to avoid being coerced into implicating their fellow members of the White Rose, but after further interrogation were forced to give up the names. Four days later, the Scholls and Christoph Probst - some of the founding members of the group - were put on trial and found guilty of treason; they were sentenced to death. That same day, February 22nd, the three were executed by beheading at Stadelheim Prison. After their executions, the remaining members were arrested and killed, thus ending the White Rose resistance movement. The White Rose, alongside other groups like the Edelweiss Pirates, are an important example of Germans speaking out against Hitler’s regime, and their deaths are yet another in the litany of Nazi crimes.

“We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace!”

In honor of the lovely @actualsunshinepattytolan, official Patty Tolan appreciation blog, I offer these 10 reasons for why Patty Tolan is the best friend (or girlfriend) a lady (or gent, or nb person) can have. 

  • She’s an active listener and is all about validation (She listens very intently to Erin’s story about growing up then offers immediate reassurance “Kids is mean but I believe you.” She listens closely to Holtz’s speech then offers, “that was real”). 
  • She’s got style. (”If looking good is a crime, guilty as charged”). 
  • She’s thoughtful (She gets Abby a sandwich because she’s paid close attention to what Abby likes, “I got you a sandwich”). 
  • She gives back rubs (in one of the deleted scenes, she rubs Erin’s back, trying to make her feel better from letting the ghost out). 
  • She admits when she’s made a mistake (”I love that jacket, I got that jacket, oh my mistake, it’s a sweater” In the expanded childhood scene, she offers her own experience to Erin then admits it’s not at all the same). 
  • She’ll save your life (Holtz falling out of a window, Holtz almost getting hit by a ghost axe, smacking the ghost out of Abby, etc.) 
  • She’ll snuggle with you and talk books while listening to some Stevie Nicks (the cuddle I inferred but the books and Stevie Nicks are canon). 
  • Have you seen her smile? It’s pure joy and light. 
  • She likes gentle music and cute/friendly things (Let’s face it, Patty would totally be the person to take you to pet cute lil animals when you’re feeling down). 
  • She’s like an informational sponge and could give you a rundown of the coolest places to go that cater to your individual interests.

In conclusion, how can you not fall in love with this gem of a woman?

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All That Jazz

  • “Why don’t we paint the town?”
  • “I’m gonna roll my stockings down.”
  • “Start the car.”
  • “It’s just a noisy hall where there’s a nightly brawl.”
  • “Slick your hair.”
  • “I bought some aspirin.”
  • “We’re playing fast and loose.”
  • “Come on babe, we’re gonna brush the sky.”
  • “She’s gonna shimmy ‘till her garters break.”
  • “I’m no one’s wife.”
  • “I love my life!”

Funny Honey

  • “Sometimes I’m right.”
  • “Sometimes I’m wrong.”
  • “He doesn’t care.”
  • “He loves me so, that funny honey of mine.”
  • “Sometimes I’m down.”
  • “Sometimes I’m up.”
  • “Lord knows he ain’t got the smarts.”
  • “What if the world slandered my name?”
  • “It all suits me just fine.”
  • “It’s a good thing I came home from work on time!”
  • “How could he be a burglar?”
  • “I can’t stand that sap!”
  • “If they string me up, I’ll know who brought the twine.”
  • “So, she was two timing me, huh?”
  • “Boy, what a sap I was!”

Cell Block Tango

  • “He had it coming.”
  • “He only had himself to blame.”
  • “If you’d have been there, if you’d have seen it, I betcha you would have done the same!”
  • “So I took the shotgun off the wall and fired two warning shots… Into his head.”
  • “Single he told me? Single my ass.”
  • “You know, some guys just can’t hold their arsenic.”
  • “He took a flower in its prime.”
  • “It was a murder, but not a crime!”
  • “He ran into my knife. He ran into my knife ten times.”
  • “Yeah, but did you do it?”
  • “Uh-uh, not guilty!”
  • “I was in such a state of shock that I completely backed out. I can’t remember a thing.”
  • “It wasn’t until later, when I was washing their blood of my hands I even knew they were dead.”
  • “They had it coming.”
  • “They had it coming all along.”
  • “How could you tell me that I was wrong?”
  • “I didn’t do it, but if I’d done it, how could you tell me that I was wrong?”
  • “I guess you could say we broke up because of artistic differences.”
  • “He saw himself as alive. And I saw him as dead.”
  • “If they used us, and they abused us, how could you tell us that we were wrong?”

When You’re Good To Mama

  • “I love them all and all of them love me.”
  • “Got a little motto, always sees me through.”
  • “There’s a lot of favors I’m prepared to do.”
  • “They say that life is tit for tat and that’s the way I live.”
  • “Don’t you know that this hand washes that one too?”
  • “The folks atop the ladder are the ones the world adores.”
  • “Boost me up my ladder, and I’ll boost you up yours.”
  • “So what’s the one conclusion I can bring this to?”

All I Care About

  • “I don’t care about expensive things.”
  • “All I care about is love.”
  • “Give me two eyes of blue, softly saying ‘I need you’.”
  • “Let me see her standing there.”
  • “I don’t care for any fine attire Vanderbilt might admire.”
  • “No, no, not me.”
  • “Show me long raven hair, flowing down ‘bout to there.”
  • “Let me see her running free.”
  • “Keep your money that’s enough for me.”
  • “All I care about is doing the guy in who’s picking on you.”

We Both Reached For The Gun

  • “Where’d you come from?”
  • “And your parents?”
  • “When’d you get here?”
  • “How old were you?”
  • “Then what happened?”
  • “Oh, you poor dear. I can’t believe what you’ve been through.”
  • “Why’d you shoot him?”
  • “Was he angry?”
  • “Did you fight him?”
  • “And yet we both reached for the gun.”
  • “Understandable, understandable. Yes, it’s perfectly understandable.”
  • “How’re you feeling?”
  • “Are you sorry?”
  • “Are you kidding?”
  • “What’s your statement?”
  • “Let me hear it!”
  • “Now you got it!”

Roxie

  • “The name on everybody’s lips is gonna be ___”
  • “The lady raking in the chips is gonna be ___”
  • “I’m gonna be a celebrity.”
  • “They’re gonna recognize my eyes, my hair, my teeth, my boobs, my nose.”
  • “Who says that murder’s not an art?”
  • “They’re gonna wait outside in line to get to see ___”
  • “Mmm, I’m a star!”
  • “The audience loves me, and I love them!”
  • “And that’s showbiz.”

I Can’t Do It Alone

  • “My sister and I were headed straight to the top.”
  • “But my sister is now, unfortunately, deceased.”
  • “I know it’s sad of course, but a fact still is a fact!”
  • “You have to imagine it with two people, it’s swell with two people!”
  • “But I can’t do it alone!”
  • “So what do you think, huh? Come on… You can say.”
  • “I know, you’re right. The first part’s shit.”
  • “The second part is really nifty!”
  • “You may think there’s nothing to it.”

Mr. Cellophane

  • “If someone stood up in a crowd, and raised his voice up way out loud, and waved his arm and shook his leg… You’d notice him.”
  • “Everyone gets noticed now and then.”
  • “‘Cause you can look right through me, walk right by me, and never know I’m there.”
  • “A human being’s made of more than air.”
  • “With all that bulk you’re bound to see him there.”

Razzle Dazzle

  • “You ready?”
  • “Oh, ___, I’m scared.”
  • “But kid, you’re working with a star, the biggest!”
  • “Give ‘em the old razzle dazzle.”
  • “Razzle dazzle ‘em.”
  • “Give ‘em an act with lots of flash in it, and the reaction will be passionate.”
  • “How can they see with sequins in their eyes?”
  • “What if, in fact, you’re just disgusting?”
  • “Razzle dazzle them, and they’ll never catch wise!”
  • “Fool and fracture ‘em.”
  • “How can they hear the truth above the roar?”
  • “They’ll never know you’re just a bagel.”
  • “They’ll beg you for more!”
  • “Daze and dizzy ‘em.”
  • “Stun and stagger ‘em.”
  • “When you’re in trouble go into your dance.”
  • “Show ‘em the first rate sorcerer you are.”
  • “How can they spot you’ve got no talent?”

Nowadays

  • “Gone. It’s all gone.”
  • “It’s good isn’t it?”
  • “Grand, isn’t it?”
  • “Swell, isn’t it?”
  • “Fun, isn’t it?”
  • “You can like the life you’re living.”
  • “You can live the life you like.”

All That Jazz (Reprise)

  • “The first time there’s ever been an act of this nature.”
  • “You’ve read about them in the papers.”
  • “But nothing stays.”
  • “In 50 years or so, it’s gonna change you know.”
  • “But oh, it’s heaven nowadays.”
  • “Let’s pick up the pace.”
  • “Let’s make the parties longer.”
  • “Let’s make the skirts shorter.”
  • “Let’s go to hell in a fast car and keep it hot!”

I Move On

  • “When trucking down the road of life, although all hope seems gone, I just move on.”
  • “When I can’t find a single star to hang my wish up on, I just move on.”
  • “I run so fast, a shotgun blast could hurt me not one bit.”
  • “Heaven knows, a moving target’s hard to hit.”
  • “So as we play in life’s ballet, we’re not the dying swan.”
  • “Just when it seems we’re out of dreams, and things have got us down, we don’t despair.”
  • “There’s no doubt we’re well cut out to run life’s marathon.”
  • “We just move on.”
Riverdale Imagine: The Playbook (Jason x Reader)

Requested by @pottersnitch : Could you please write something about Jason Blossom? Like he and the reader are dating and then she finds out about the playbook and have a huge fight but make up because of Cheryl.

 A/N: I had to type this up on my phone so there may be some spelling errors and I couldn’t put anything in bold/italics so I’ll edit it on my computer and add it to my masterlist when I get home from holiday. 

Approx. 2200 words 

As you rolled over in bed, the nausea you had been experiencing throughout the day threatened to resurface. You groaned and clutched at your empty stomach, it churned as if it was filled with a nest of slimy eels. You were drenched in sweat from fever, you knew that your bedroom was cold because it was the middle of winter and you could see the cloud of your breath escaping from your chapped lips as you exhaled, but the sickness-bug had trapped you in a permanent humidity. At some point during the day, you had even opened your bedroom window, and frost was beginning to creep onto the window sill. Hearing a gentle knock on your door, you forced yourself into a sitting-position, resting on a mountain of cushions. 

“Come in” you called weakly. 

“How’s the patient?” you heard your favourite voice tease. You felt a smile spread across your face as a familiar red-haired boy peered around your door, his brown eyes regarding you with concern, making your heart flutter involuntarily. The few months that you and Jason had been together had felt like a dream. You had been pining after him for the majority of your high-school life, and you still couldn’t quite believe that he was yours. As he almost glided into your room and cautiously sat down on the edge of your bed, a lock of his silky hair fell onto his forehead and you couldn’t help but think that he was beautiful. He didn’t have Archie’s muscular frame, or Reggie’s charming smile, but somehow he was much more attractive than any of the other boys at school. He looked delicate, like a porcelain doll with his pale complexion and angular features, and his muscle was lean and wiry, clinging to his lanky frame. He was just as strong as any other boy on the football team though, he would always carry you around at any opportunity, gathering you up like a princess in his arms. You watched in fascination as his long white fingers danced over the skin of your arm, the sensation of his touch sending what felt like an electric current through your body. You wondered if you would ever get used to this, or would his touch always make your heart lurch. Suddenly, his concerned expression turned into one of disapproval as his attention was caught by the open window, he frowned. 

“Y/N! No wonder you’re ill, it’s like Narnia in here!” Jason groaned, hastily closing your window. 

“No JJ!” you wined, “I’m too hot!” He sighed and opened the window again, but only slightly. 

“I brought you some ginger tea” he said proudly, pulling an enormous flask from his school bag, smiling like a child who had received a gold star. “It’s supposed to help with nausea.” You groaned internally. Your mum had practically been force-feeding you ginger tea for two days and you weren’t sure how much more you could take. You smiled graciously at Jason though, it’s the though that counts after all, you could always pour it down the sink later. 

“Thanks babe, that’s so sweet of you” you enthused. “Also, could I possibly borrow your English book so I can catch up on today’s notes?” He quickly dug through his bag and handed you the typical dark-green notebook that everyone used for English, before checking the time and muttering something about extra football practice. He leant towards you and kissed you sweetly on the cheek, his long lashes brushed your temple and his warm breath on your skin made your cheeks blush pink. He smelled like pine-wood and maple syrup and you wondered if you would ever stop loving this boy, you thought it was unlikely.

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"Jumblr"

Every Tumblr Jew that commented on that Jay-Z post is getting blocked. They lie, curse, disrespect, name call, threaten, harass, slander, and demean. If that’s how you want to chime in on a discussion, you will be ignored every single time. Jay-Z isn’t an anti-Semite. Neither am I. Go cry on your pathetic blogs, your echo chamber in where each of you follow each other and have no followers outside of each other, other than people who enjoy the same fandoms you do. I’ll continue to treat people I disagree with like human beings. For all the talk of “hate,” no truer hatred have I experienced on this site than the hate coming from “Jumblr.” How ironic that the accusers are the same people guilty of the crime. Now you’re all blocked. Bye now. :)

The discussion i see everywhere of the beastclans vs dragons never fails to irritate me, because everyone’s argument always boils down to “When dragons were first created thousands of years ago there was a huge genocide therefore all dragons are inherently evil and the real villains and what the beastclans are doing now isn’t REALLY genocide because they deserve it” (what the hell do you call “We will never rest until the last dragon on sornieth breathes it’s last”???)

And i’m just here like

Guys

That’s not how it works

If that was how it worked then all of humanity is inherently evil and deserves punishment for the genocide of the other species of the hominid branch hundreds of thousands of years ago, and also for the ongoing wars today, and basically everything else bad that’s been done by a human ever

You clearly don’t understand how complicated this is

Something i rarely see mentioned is that just being the same species as or descended from someone who did something bad doesn’t make you guilty too. The first contact of dragonkind and the beastclans resulted in a genocide of the beastclans, yes, but that was at the very beginning when dragons where first created and everyone that was involved with that is long dead (There’s also some implication that at that point the dragons were basically babies that didn’t understand fully what they were doing and just wanted to make Large Parental Figure Dragon happy. They were told to spread and claim territory, so that’s what they did, strange tiny things making noises and poking them with sharp sticks be damned.)

And yes, it’s a problem that continues to this day. But just being born one species or the other doesn’t make you inherently evil and guilty of the crimes of others of your species. All this line of thinking does is perpetuate the cycle of hatred and violence, preventing the world from ever moving forwards. So calling either species group “evil” or saying they all deserve hatred and punishment is completely nonsensical (And and even less often discussed thing is that hating someone based on them being the same species as someone guilty of racism is itself racism.). An individual’s crime is an individual’s crime, not the entire species’ crime.
The fact that you can have beastclans as familiars alone proves that the us vs them “dragonkind is evil/beastclans are evil/other/ect” concept people have is far from correct and the racism dragonkind and beastclans have against eachother is very far from universal.
There’s also the fact that being born and/or living in a tribe/city/country/whatever doesn’t mean that you’re automatically guilty of what your government does. It’s only your fault if you were actively involved in supporting this decision, so the deities telling their followers to wipe out all opposition doesn’t mean anything for an individual dragon’s morality if they refuse to do it or don’t even know that they were told to do it in the first place.

If the ongoing elemental civil war doesn’t make all dragonkind inherently evil, then the beastclan war shouldn’t either. Every side in both conflicts seeks the total eradication of all opposition at all costs (Not to mention that the whole reason this fight is happening in the first place is because the deities are assholes who can’t take the idea of there being any power but them, so they use helpless mortals as pawns that die by the thousands just to spite eachother without having to get their own claws dirty) and their are plenty on all sides who either don’t involve themselves in any of this nonsense or tell the whole thing to go jump in the wyrmwound so they can snuggle with their harpy friends and cousin of a different element in peace.

If i had a gem for every time i saw a clan lore that was multi-elemental, beatsclan-allied, or in some other way a neutral territory i would have a Boolean. Also keep in mind the fact that by the time the beastlans showed up to become a player in the 11-way civil war it had already been so long that dragonkind had most likely pretty much entirely forgotten about the whole thing, so at the beginning of that as far as they could tell these people were just showing up and smashing their eggs for no reason.

ALSO, there’s some implication in the unhatched egg system and some of the cyphers on the letter scraps that the beastclans regularly raid nests and kidnap baby dragons as slaves for war. Sound heroic?

It’s a war. Wars NEVER have a clear good or bad side. The closest you can ever hope to get is a situation where one side is slightly less actively horrible than the other.

Tl/dr: There’s no “good” or “bad” side in this conflict and marginalizing entire species into the clear-cut roles of villain and hero as if they’re somehow a hive mind containing every member of their race that has ever lived is stupid and nonsensical. All 12 sides involved have a rap sheet as long as the windsinger, all of them seek total genocide of opposition, and none is inherently better or worse than the others. Not to mention thinking in terms of “whole species is X” severely limits lore possibilities.

zibilivedro  asked:

Hi, could you explain why you think Daenerys is not a feminist? (Im kind of used to everyone admiring her, so when you said "only people who hate feminism think daenerys is a feminist" I was really surprised? I mean, I understand that she has plenty of flaws, but I didn't think it was that bad?)

Thanks for the question! I’m afraid it took me more words than I initially expected to give an answer though, apologies in advance. 

It’s funny you’re asking because I amused myself with this specific article today, and I think it’s very good in explaining exactly what I mean, when I say only people who do not understand feminism, or hate feminism, think Daenerys is a feminist.

This article is a good example of the first, I think. The writer is saying Dany is one of the best feminists to have ever decorated our tv screen… okay? Aside from the fact that this insults soooo many amazing and inspiring women, it’s mostly just plain bullshit. It’s save to sat the person only saw the show, but even in that case (though I agree the tv version of Dany is white-washed brat), there is literally no sense in it.

They give her character traits to prove their point. Let’s have a look;

1. Strength. They point out that when you ‘lay a hand on Daenerys you will undoubtedly lose it’, they make it seem like Dany is strong because she doesn’t let men push her around. They say her strength commands respect.
Yes, yes, yes… heard this before. It makes me wonder, is it her own strength that commands respect?
It’s not. It’s her dragons. Daenerys owes everything she has, including her life, to her three dragons. If Viserys had ended up accidentally hatching dragons, people would be following him, and the dragons had ‘commanded respect’ for him. Add to that the simple and plain fact that Daenerys has male advisors only who all desperately try to clean up the mess she makes. Dany is still alive, not because she was smart, capable and clever but because of the men in her life.

2. Understanding. They say Daenerys finds her place in the Dothraki because she’s so ‘understanding’. …. *cries* That is why she refuses to join the Dosh Khaleen when Drogo dies and gets real pissed at his blood riders when they leave the moment her 'beloved’ husband dies, because she’s so respectful of Dothraki culture. Now, I won’t deny she adopted well to her surroundings in the first book, before Drogo dies, but ever since… there’s little adapting on Dany’s part. In fact, the moment she takes Mereen, she complains about them eating dogs, about their clothes, about their hobbies… she’s extremely un-adapting. This article also happens to claim that ’she ultimately believes that we are all equal’ and that’s even funnier. Daenerys adopted her brother’s ubermensch mentality that most Targaryens were blessed with… she does not consider anyone her equal, promise.

3. Tenacity. Here they say she’s so inspiring because she’s fearless. Remember when Ned said only men who fear can be brave? I would be fearless too, with three goddamn dragons. Smart people are afraid, you know. Daenerys is an idiot.

4. Inspiration. This one is the worst. “While any man can lead an army with fear and violence, she instead commands admiration, trust and loyalty.” *cries again*… yes, I’ll remind you of her dragons, again… she doesn’t inspire anyone but Jorah Mormont who wants to do her.   When Dany arrives in Westeros, do you think anyone will dare refuse her? They can’t. Look at her army! No one follows Daenerys because they believe in her (except Mormont, yes), they either owe her because she freed them and now they have nowhere else to go, or it’s because they want to revenge their enemies and plan to use her and at the end, again, it’s just all because of the dragons.

5. Self Belief. “As she says to her legions of loyal followers: “I am Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, of the blood of Old Valyeria. I am the dragon’s daughter, and I swear to you that those who would harm you will die screaming.” How can we not love this woman?“
I don’t understand why people always love to repeat this specific line again and again and again. To remind you all… most people Daenerys says this to, have tragically died by now.
In any case… someone is promising others that she’ll make their enemies scream when she’ll kill them. Yay feminism? How can I possibly not love this woman indeed? *cries some more*

Let’s look at these reasons and conclude that… aside from them being bullshit, feminism also just happens to not be about self-believe, inspiration, tenacity, understanding and strength. Feminism is not about GIRLLLPOWERr!@(#!!.

Feminism is, literally, the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

When has Daenerys ever done anything ever to better the lives of women? When has she ever attempted to fight for equality? When has she ever openly spoken out about the rights of women

Never. Because all Daenerys cares about is her own ass on the Iron Throne. Remember when everyone was saying that Hilary Clinton becoming president wouldn’t do anything for feminism overall? Daenerys on the throne would simply not be a wow-feminism moment either. She is just another conqueror and yes, I do believe that had she been an ugly man, no one would have liked her all that much. Remember Stannis? Stannis believed the throne belonged to him too, Stannis burned people alive as well, Stannis considered himself a savior prince too… Proves my point, I hope. 

Daenerys may understand that men will underestimate her because she’s a woman (hence the ‘Woman? Is that meant to insult me?’ quote) and even uses this to her advantage, but that all becomes so much less impressive when you realize she herself underestimates women too. She mocks Cersei, for example, when she hears Joffrey died and king Tommen is now ruled by his queen-regent mother again. Now, Cersei is not the epitome of great leadership, but we’ve all seen what she’s capable of. And Cersei… doesn’t have/need dragons. Cersei suffers and Cersei fights, Cersei schemes and plots and plays the game. Cersei has some… impressive quotes that actually do indicate that she hates male privilege, unlike… Daenerys. 

Daenerys is on her way (in the show) right now, with a huge Dothraki army. What do the Dothraki do? They rape. Who are the greatest victims of rape? Women.

What kind of feminism icon brings a raping army with her to conquer land that doesn’t want to be conquered?

Just because Daenerys fights for what she wants and happens to have a pussy, doesn’t mean she’s the embodiment of feminism. It’s not cool feminism that Daenerys demands respect, because she simply has not done anything to demand respect. It’s not feminism that Daenerys goes after what she wants, cause what she wants is wrong.

Look at this conversation in the books between Dany and Xaro Xan Doxos, after she conquered Mereen:

Daenerys: Meereen is a free city of free men.

Xaro Xhoan Daxos: A poor city that once was rich. A hungry city that once was fat. A bloody city that once was peaceful.

-Daenerys III A Dance With Dragons

Later Xaro dear also says this:

Xaro Xhoan Daxos: You will not make Meereen rich and fat and peaceful. You will only bring it to destruction, as you did Astapor.

Daenerys III A Dance With Dragons

What I am trying to say is… Xaro Xhoan Daxos is right. Daenerys is not a badass power queen who fights to save the poor, who liberates slaves and goes after what’s ‘hers’. Dany allows the freed slaves to sell themselves back into slavery and keeps part of the money (according to the Human Rights charter and the European Court of Humans Rights, that simply makes her guilty of slavery, yes). She destroys complete civilizations. When prince Quintyn sails past Astapor he says he has never seen such a horrible place. And that’s Dany’s fault. Did she please the women of Mereen and Astapor with her behavior and actions? Do you think she helped their position in society? NO. In fact, when societies suffer, when it’s a time of war, when the men are off fighting, it’s the women who suffer the most. Everyone who has little knowledge of war and war crimes knows this.

She is going to possibly do the same to Westeros… and why? Because she wants to help people? Because she is going to make their lives better? Because she’ll do justice? Because she’s a feminist? Because she’ll liberate them from oppressors and evil?

The smallfolk of Westeros don’t care who sits the Iron Throne. They don’t make secret dragon banners, all they care about is summer and rain. And Daenerys knows this. 

Dany wants Westeros because she took on Viserys’ lifelong dream the moment she allowed her husband to throw molten gold over her brother’s head. She wants Westeros, because in her messed up mind, she was born to rule.
Daenerys doesn’t see power for the heavy duty it is, she finds herself entitled and supreme. Someone like that is not an example to me, and she’s definitely not a feminist.

Jonerys Fam. It’s only natural that the haters are trying to come out from the rock that they’ve been hiding under now that our ship is getting stronger. But instead of retaliating or engaging, I suggest more use of that beautiful Tumblr creation: block. Block block block. It’s actually quite fun. I love blocking antis. I just remind myself that they’re not even worth interacting and they’re not worth my time. I have better things to do. You’ll feel so powerful, trust me. It’s like they’re just venting at a wall. 

And there’s no need to feel guilty either! Remind yourself, that a startling number of anti-jonerys shippers are really anti-daenerys. And that these same antis will crucify Daenerys for crimes that her male counterparts have already committed. An example: Daenerys is arrogant and entitled for referring to herself as “Queen” however Jon Snow is “my homeboy” and “the man” for calling himself King. Or how dare she immolate people with dragons during battle but it’s totally cool to disembowel enemies in battle (do these viewers not realise that people don’t just immediately die from stab wounds all the time?!). Or another favourite, she’s a heathen because she’s bringing foreign savages into Westeros but Jon Snow’s cool because he assimilated the wildlings (if you can’t comprehend how racist and hypocritical this is, then GTFO). 

There are many words for these people and but the main one coming to mind is misogynist. It’s fine to prefer Jon over Daenerys for many reasons, but demonising her for what male characters have already done is one of the stupidest arguments. 

So don’t feel guilty. Block away. Misogynists are not worth my time. Shouldn’t be worth yours! 

And most importantly, celebrate! Because our ship has set sail and is beautiful!

Originally posted by dassala

“Can’ say I really give too much a’ crap. Neveh really cared abou’ makin’ friendly with other drags’ back ’en either.“

“There ain’t really any game any more… humans rule the world, ain’t worth messing with them on a global scale..“

“So, what now ‘en? What you even up to any’more?“

“Guess i’m just trying to… see whose left, make sure the rest of us don’t die out? I don’t even know..“

“Righ’ th’n.. so what was the deal with you lookin’ all young n’ that?

I don’t even know. Some dumb magic thing, prolly ate something bad.. didn’t mean to mess with ya’ just, thought it’d be fun to try n’ relive old times, but… nahh.“

“Nahh, fair enough l’uv. Guess I’m guilty of da’ same crime as well.

“???“

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This post is probably not what some or even many of you might expect. I  need to ask you to bear with me, and read this post to its end. I know, this is a long post. But I will try to keep this as consistent as possible.

The day before yesterday I had a longer on-dash discussion with Basile Pesso that continued in pm’s. While Basile and I surely do not agree on all things in general, we do agree on the most important issue here, and so he asked me to weigh in once more:

There are no sides to take here. We all are on the same side in this matter. We all do not want any kind of illegal material anywhere. Not on Tumblr, not on the web, not in real life. Especially not material of the most heinous crimes.

Other than Basile asking me to weigh in here, I also have a very personal reason to do this: This topic is very important to me. Some close friends of mine are survivors of childhood abuse. In hours, days, months, years of talking with them, I heard first-hand stories which didn’t let me sleep for a very long time, I can assure you that. And as a result, I have spent the last years in various ways to help survivors of abuse.

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But you agree that a grown tree and a dormant seed are not the same as one another? If you believe they are the same, have the courage to say so. I do not think they are. I think that one is life fulfilled, and one has potential for life requiring soil, water, sunlight, time to grow and be actualised. That is my opinion. And I say these things to you because you have suffered much in isolation, because you have already been misled, because you have no parents to guide you. And a student of scripture really ought to know that on this specific matter, the Bible is silent. Why? Well, that is anyone’s guess. Perhaps the authors do not pronounce judgement because they believe it to be a private matter, or a matter for society to decide. The Bible tells us thou shalt not kill, and yet we do, when there are sufficient reasons. Rather often, as it happens. What about defending one’s city in war? What about the execution of a guilty man? Our church, on the other hand–the one that you and I are members of–is indeed vocal, and would call it a crime. But that is not the same.
—  Katie Ward, Girl Reading

donald trump: “when you’re rich and famous women let you have sex with them”

everybody: “Oh my god he’s talking about raping women!!!”

bill clinton: *rapes and sexually assaults multiple women including underage girl being held as a sex slave on Jeffrey Epstein’s property*

hillary clinton: *helps to cover up her husbands rapes and intimidate/destroy victims* *laughs on tape about getting a child rapist who she believed to be guilty off by doing the same thing to his victim*

hillary clinton: *commits war crimes*

same people who are outraged about trump: *don’t care at all*