“Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets, for child care, for social welfare, for rape crisis centres, women’s refuges, reforms in the law. If someone says, ‘Oh, I’m not a feminist’, I ask, ‘Why? What’s your problem?’”—Dale Spender, Man Made Language. (via donotcryout)
“I think the problem with this whole argument is everybody says: ‘a woman’. … You don’t ever cast ‘a man’ as the Doctor. You cast a particular man. One day, I am reasonably confident, somebody in this role, whether it is me or someone else, will say not: “Let’s cast ‘a woman’ “, they’ll say: “That person! That’s the one that could be the Doctor.” And that’s what we did. I think most … the vast majority of men will be terrible at playing the Doctor. There are only a few who would be great at it. So you are not casting ‘a man’. You are not casting a gender. You’re not casting anything. You are just casting someone that you think, will set that role on fire. And I think for now that is Peter. I thought it was Matt before. I think someday you’re gonna say *points* … ‘her’. That should be the Doctor. But it’s not about the gender thing. It is about the person who can inhabit that role. The only reason you can have, to cast someone in a role … full stop … the only reason is because you think they will be brilliant. There can’t be any other player on the board. That’s all there can be.”—
Steven Moffat on: "Why isn’t the Doctor a woman this time?"(x)
IT ANNOYS ME TO NO END THAT PEOPLE GET ALL UP IN ARMS WHEN SOMEONE TALKS ABOUT FEMINISM AND THEY GET THAT LOOK IN THEIR EYE LIKE “OH GOD HERE WE GO AGAIN” YEAH HERE WE FUCKING GO AGAIN I’M GOING TO BEAT YOU WITH A BOX OF TAMPONS AND SOME BRAS IF YOU KEEP PATRONIZING A MOVEMENT THAT EXISTS BECAUSE YOU ROLL YOUR EYES WHEN I TALK ABOUT EQUALITY
Rodarawr wanted Lydia to see shirtless Darcy, and I missed this gif and HOW DID I MISS THIS GIF?
Lydia Bennet did not make a habit of spilling things on her sister’s boyfriends.
Sure, there was the one time. George— whatever, he was an asshole. It was mostly for the viewers, anyway. It’s still not a habit, and not like she was into the sort of men Lizzie liked, anyway.
So when she tipped a pitcher of water on Darcy, it was an accident, swear to god. And Darcy was already running late to his dinner with Lizzie, which might have also been Lydia’s fault. Or it was the liquor’s fault. Day drinking on a Saturday while visiting your sister is perfectly valid, especially if she sticks you with her boring boyfriend all day. And yeah, it was just dinner, but she was still in a constant state of trying to convince her sister she wasn’t some idiot.
does anyone else find it immensely comforting to have someone touching you? not like poking or tickling you or like sexually just feeling some other person being beside you and like your elbows or legs or something are touching and you’re like oh this person is alive too