LEGIT THE BEST POST I HAVE EVER SEEN.
I literally just reblogged this two times in a row. No fucks given. This is the greatest post on tumblr.
writing adult emails is awful
hi [name of person],
this formatting is making me uncomfortable but I have to tell you something / ask you something that is vital to my career as a student.
I re-read and edited that sentence for an hour, but you’ll probably just glance over it for half a second.
look at this fragile delicate flower of a man look at how precarious his value and identity is wonder at the marvel that is masculinity
This makes me want to cry blood.
This is a prime example of patriarchy at work. He can’t handle holding a fucking purse for 2 fucking seconds before he has to bust out his “man bag” so he can feel validated by his male peers who are rooting him on for not wanting to be feminine. Is his ego and sense of masculinity so fragile he can’t possibly brush it with the slightest amount of femininity before he crashes and burns??Not to mention the fact that a symbol of feminity is being equated to a literal piece of shit.
or maybe he just doesn’t want to hold a fucking purse? god fucking damn it.
You’re right. We shouldn’t for anything in the world ever think about why he wouldn’t want to hold a purse, why he would feel it’s reasonable to drop it like it’s radioactive and then treat it both like toxic waste and a shameful secret, or why an audience of men would applaud him for treating it in this way instead of just holding the thing his wife asked him to hold.
Masculinity is too fragile to withstand investigation. We must protect it at all costs.
Maybe he just doesn’t want to hold a purse? But … he’s still holding the purse. Literally nothing has cahnged except him putting up a visual barrier around it so other people cannot see it. He’s not objecting to holding anything. He’s objecting — fucking stupidly — to the perceptions he believes this will cause people to have of him.
Let me break it down for the hopelessly dense.
1) People might, gods forbid, think he’s gay. Putting aside the fact that women’s clothing and accessories are not how men telegraph “I am gay,” but are ways men telegraph “I like these things and don’t see why I should not enjoy them”, what’s the problem with being seen as gay? There’s not one, unless you think there’s something wrong with being gay.
1B) It’s shameful because it’s acting like a woman. See above. There’s nothing shameful about acting like a woman unless there is something shameful about BEING a woman. Really, this should be #1, because fears of being perceived as gay are, at their root, fears of being perceived as womanly.
2) People might think he’s whipped. This is rooted in the idea that the man is being expected to endure some sort of affront to his masculinity by holding the purse. That he’s being asked to do something onerous, not ordinary. Because gods forbid a man do anything for a woman, especially anything that makes him look less like a man. There are hideous assumptions about both men and women throughout that entire ridiculous line of reasoning. I invite you to find and list them for yourself. Twenty-five points to the House of your choice.
I am sure there are other stupid reasons, but those are the big ones.
A “real man” who is not an emotional weakling would proudly hold that fucking purse.
A “real man” would realize it says “I have a female companion” and “I don’t mind doing the most negligible of favors for my girlfriend/wife/sister/mother/daughter/friend because I am not a giant crybaby who fears my testicles will wither and fall off like raisins if I touch girly things for five goddamn minutes”. And a “real man” doesn’t fucking care what ignorant-ass troglodytes think of him. A “real man” isn’t afraid, constantly, of being perceived as feminine, because he knows there is nothing shameful about being feminine. How exactly is it insulting to be compared to a woman? It’s not, unless you hate women.
(There is not, by the way, any such thing as a “real man”. Hence the quotes. I’m just using the term for the sake of argument, because “I won’t do that, I’m a REAL MAN” is such a common go-to cop-out for cowardly, testicle-clutching poltroons who think that if the stupidest tooth-sucking, stump-fucking goober on the planet looks at them and sees anything other than a REAL MAN, they are performing their masculinity wrong, and they need to start yelling “NO HOMO, BRO!”, start a Gatorade IV, and aggressively catcall the nearest available women while insisting they are a Nice Guy, or risk suffering an attack of the vapours. Guys trying to be “real men” usually care way too much about what other people think. They’re chickenshit.)
Lake Baikal, Russia. The only place I’d consider watching ice melt :P
i think this could be useful for the people who is not totally sure about spend their money in this movie, it has their good and bad points, but generally is a great movie, so please, let’s show them that “An Hispanic story” can be as good as any other one, or even better!.
"Hey, do you wanna come over and watch Disney movi—"
AND SHE’S BRUCE WAYNE’S COUSIN
I sincerely hope no one ever tries to fuck with Dean’s children later on. I don’t care who they are, where they come from. Dean Winchester will fuck your shit up.
Seriously, can you imagine? His daughter comes home with a bruise and maybe there’s a slight chance of it being her boyfriend. That boy’d never be seen again.
LOUISE WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT
NO BUT I WISH
On the other hand you can imagine when UNCLE SAMMY THE 7 FOOT TALL MOOSE HEARS ABOUT ANYTHING HAPPENING TO HIS NEICE / NEPHEW. SHIT WILL GO DOWN.
This post is a fucking perfection.THANK YOU
i dont know about you guys but i like to think that if dean winchester’s daughter ever got hurt by a boyfriend then she’d be the one to kill him
GUYS WE EVEN HAVE GIFS FOR HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS.
I love every single thing about this post
“Mr Frodo, look! The king has got a crown again.”
I don’t know which part of this is the best…
…they JUST ARE!
the day i don’t reblog this is the day i am deceased
Captain Picard & Captain Janeway