"Last year I abstained
this year I devour
without guilt
which is also an art."
— Margaret Atwood, “Last Year I Abstained” (via fatsmartandpretty)


don’t say you’re a writer if you just write fanfiction for your entertainment. you’re only a writer if you kill a bear with a typewriter to appease the spirit of hemingway and slather yourself in ink in tribute to shakespeare, the one true over-penis of literature.


Chris Ramsey calling out Katie Hopkins for her views on fat people.





I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.

High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:

… or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):

… or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:

In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.

so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?

A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.

But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.







A silly comic about a silly thing. Go to high res view if it’s difficult to read, sorry about that!

Social Justice Fighter 9/Barbarian 1/Holy Liberator 10. 

I have been called a “Social Justice Warrior” as an insult a few times. So from now on, I would prefer you all use the term “Social Justice Time Lord.”

And you can all be my “Social Justice Companions.” 

And together with our water pistols we shall fight the forces of sexism, misogyny, Daleks, and Cybermen.

Thank you, this has been an announcement.

Can’t decide if I’d rather be a Social Justice Time Lady, Social Justice Queen of Westeros, or Social Justice Lady Knight. WHOOP

Not a social justice queen, a social justice Khaleesi. 

Anonymous Asked
QuestionI can't help but find it rather amusing how self-righteous sjws are in general (I consider you one of them). You think you're making all these great, progressive changes in the world, you think you're the voice of every oppressed minority? Like hell. In reality, you're probably just a young girl sitting at a computer screen, thinking she's the goddam queen for yelling stuff like "STUPID IS AN ABELIST TERM!11!!" at everyone who passes. Your blog is inconsequencial and full of shit. Answer



I’m not posting this to respond to the ironically self-righteous asshole, but to comment on how anonymous hate functions as a method to silence women on the internet. Let’s break this comment down really quickly.

First, there is the attempt to call me a “Social Justice Warrior” as an insult. Second, there is the attempt to insult me by calling me a “young girl,” with the intent to make me feel diminished and immature and the implication that young girls are stupid, self-righteous, and too full of themselves. Finally, there is the attempt to belittle my work by saying that it is inconsequential and full of shit.

I could rebut all of these points. I choose to call myself a SJW with a bit of humor, and I don’t see it as an insult. I’m most definitely not a young girl; I just graduated college and I work a full time job, which is why I haven’t been posting a lot lately. Furthermore, I find that young girls make some of the most insightful comments about feminism and Doctor Who, and their input has influenced the posts I write for this blog. This person’s attempt to call me a “young girl” would only insult me if I bought into their misogynistic opinions about the intelligence and assertiveness of young girls. Finally, I could remind this person that my work has been published and funded by grants, and that 14,000+ people follow this blog, so I know that others have recognized my work is good and that it is influencing others. Personally, I don’t really care if this doesn’t change the world in big dramatic ways. I’m just happy if it starts a discussion.

But that won’t change this person’s mind or stop them from sending me anonymous hate, because this isn’t really about me or my work. They are not engaging or criticizing any particular thing that I’ve discussed on my blog. They just want me to shut up.

You’re not important. You’re stupid and self-involved and too confident in yourself. Your work is shit and won’t change anything.

That’s not something someone says when they just disagree with you and want to criticize your work. That’s someone who hates the fact that you exist and you’re talking, and they just want to insult you and make you feel bad so that you shut up.

So, ladies, if you get anonymous hate messages like this, remember that it’s not really about you or your work. It’s a silencing tactic. Don’t let them silence you.

katedrawscomics said: The irony of a drive-by-hater anon calling anything ‘inconsequential’ is staggering.

Shhhh, that’s too much self-reflection for your average troll. You’ll hurt their poor little heads.


I love u plastic worm bike man

I love u plastic worm bike man


I love u plastic worm bike man

(Source: saturdaynightbigcocksalaryman)


i need more redeeming qualities my amazing sense of humor isnt getting me anywhere





Deadpool Annual (2014) #2

I am literally just sitting here with my mouth hanging open.


1) is capable of human relationships, be they romantic, platonic, or anywhere in between. 

2) considers Spider-Man his friend, even if Peter’s a little leery on the subject.

3) Would kill for his friends. Has killed for his friends.

4) Is awesome. 

ok but seriously




he covers his eyes so he doesn’t see who spider-man is underneath his mask

and then puts his mask on peter

(Source: 5ummit)



i miss when i was like 12 and it would be the night before a big field trip or something and i couldnt go to sleep because i was so excited. i miss being so into a book that i would stay up past my bed time reading it. everything seems so bland or something idk. i’m only 19 and everything is so tiring. i miss wanting to be awake

this is the realist shit on this website