1. seifukucat:

    welcome to plastic surgery addicts anonymous. i’m seeing a lot of new faces in the crowd this week and i just have to say i’m really disappointed

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  2. leadherring said: I think it's a bit odd to say the Pillar Men are not a seductive threat to the heterosexuality of male viewers and then follow it up by saying that they are meant to make them feel uncomfortable. Usually when a villain is Coded as gay they tend to be effeminate and petty contrasting the traditional masculinity of the main character, or they tend to be musclebound bear-men who intimidate with their sexuallity, whereas the Pillar Men are fought as equals. Contrast the Stardust Crusaders villains.

    bikiniarmorbattledamage:

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    The “sissy villain" is probably the most common gay-coded archetype in popular media but it’s certainly not the only one.  It’s popular in a lot of "family friendly" media as it has it’s roots in the “hero’s inadequate friend” trope and doesn’t really require anything overt.  

    However, the use of coding of pretty much any “alternative” group (who are only “alternative” due to mainstream society’s lack of acceptance) to flag villains in media is very common.  Mostly because these people are “othered” by society and hence the audience is assumed to believe these people are not worthy of human compassion.

    Varying degrees of LGBT coding in villains in movies is common enough that there are high profile lists of the best and worst.  Game Theory did a video on the vilification of LGBT characters in video games.  These are only covering the blatant examples (though notably these characters rarely get to have any romance in their lives). They do however, represent a variety of looks and villains beyond the scheming sissy.

    An important thing to understand about this kind of coding is that it is not necessarily done with any intentional malice or even awareness of how the audience might read it.   That doesn’t make the end result any less harmful, it just means the creators are often not aware of the harm they’re doing.

    Sometimes it happens due to casting priorities (the powers that be insist the primary cast be x, y and z so the only room for diversity with decent characterization is villains).  Thus denying these groups the chance to be the hero and instead giving the audience the opposite impression.

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    Sometimes it’s simply the norm to that creator due to them absorbing so much media where regulations or society in general demanded that “deviant” characters be portrayed in a negative light.  Particularly if they’re doing a remake of or heavily inspired by something problematic.

    Sometimes it’s just overlap of interests (looks associated with body building and/or fashion can easily overlap into softcore porn for gay men).  The further from “normal” they look, the more necessary to ensure they are not “one of” the target audience.

    Sometimes these unflattering portrayals are celebrated by members of under represented groups.  Sometimes, regardless of how horrible or wildly inaccurate they are absorbed audience and lead to the vilification of innocent people.  Sometimes completely ridiculous things become coded due to people’s wild imagination.

    Once something becomes “coded” then society only accepts it in media if it’s attached to a member of that “other” or there’s some point made about how this is an exception, etc.  So if you want to diversify your cast, society wants you to give the undesirable roles to those in the “other”.

    Now this is all different to when you make a character deliberately predatory - trying to push their lifestyle onto the protagonist or player.  Tropes such as the “depraved homosexual" (or "depraved bisexual”) are more confrontational to the presumed straight male cishet audience. Remember: Even completely non-predatory flirting from fictional people can make an alarming number of straight men panic.

    HOWEVER a lot of the anxiety that comes with the acknowledgement of people who are not straight white cis men tends to fade immediately if the “other” is clearly completely different, vilified, dehumanized or even inhuman (the Pillar Men being megalomaniac asexual aliens, for example).  They also feel better about it if it’s only “bad guys” who are put in awkward positions due to the presence of the “other”. 

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    All of which is to say that pop culture and modern media in general feel that - if something can be interpreted as not a proper part of straight cis society then the place for it is in the “other” which often means as the bad guys, comic relief or both.

    - wincenworks

     
  3. aliofbabylon:

    200 civilian women have already picked up guns to fight ISIS terrorists. 

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  4. cloudcitycircus:

    Face of Even More Darkness!

     
  5. astronomifier:

    rachelhaimowitz:

    obsessionisaperfume:

    deadcatwithaflamethrower:

    queensimia:

    palavenblues:

    holy shit there is a name for it

    Well damn. Explains a lot.

    Suddenly I understand some of my fan base a LOT better.  That is Awesome. 

    "holy shit there is a name for it" was my reaction before I even scrolled down to the comments.

    I just need to keep reblogging this because I cannot even begin to tell you how profound a feeling of YES and THIS and THERE IS A WORD FOR ME OMG I get every time I see this, and I hope it helps others too.

    seriously, anytime you see a post with a comment saying “theres a name for it?!” reblog that post because even if it doesnt apply to you any of your followers could be waiting for that revelation.

    (Source: asexualityresources, via lightsharpnesssong)

     
  6. fuckyeahcutetranschicks:

    hi i’m Camille, i like roller derby, bikes and dogs. i’m into art and theory and experimental music. follow me at cimalle.tumblr.com

    [a girl taking a selfie. she’s wearing a black adidas track suit jacket with a red and pink rose print on it, a yellow vintage Vogue t-shirt, headphones and a cap with a print of a tropical landscape with palm trees, mountains and sea. her hair is dark brown and cute. the expression on her face is bold, seemingly saying: I Don’t Give a Fuck.]

     

  7. greenseer:

    i dont believe in trans “headcanons” i believe in spreading the truth about fictional characters, and the truth is, they are trans

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  8. hello ladies cute feminist boy here

    iwishgillianandersonwasmymom:

    i am into consensual sex, i bathe, and i have gone four months without taking a human life

    (Source: glossoblogia, via tunellite)

    Tagged #woooooow #score
     
  9. femmenatic:

    ~Watching Buffy and lounging in my new shoes~

    !!!Not for gross dude porn/fetish blogs!!!!

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  11. littleredqueen:

    dynastylnoire:

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    niggaimdeadass:

    lifeworkfun:

    Meet The First Woman To Make It Into The FDNY’s Calendar Of Heroes.

    Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department.

    This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men.

    There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.

    YYYYYYYAAAAASSSSSSSSSS!!!

    I am actually crying right now beCAUSE IT’S THE FUCKING YEAR OF THE BLACK GIRL AND I’VE BEEN WAITING SO LONG FOR THIS

    This is wonderful!!!

    I will never get tired of reblogging this. Iconic

    she’s so pretty too holy shit, got dem looks AND muscles!

    (via the-blue-miracle)

     

  12. bauks:

    Black girls with natural hair get made fun of and black girls with fake hair get made fun of and black girls with no hair get made fun of so like what are black girls supposed to do but not give a fuck abt u

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    Tagged #yellow
     
  14. anneboleyns:

    Rick O’Connell: a summary

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  15. just-redhair:

    Photo submitted by @kurri
    Send me yours!