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punkpoisonivy:

Muslim women are one of THE most under-discussed demographic in feminist circles

Why aren’t there 50k note posts talking about Muslim trans women

Or queer Muslim women

Why don’t we talk about the incessant hate crimes committed against Muslim women in the US perpetrated by white xenophobes

Why don’t we listen to these discussions, give these posts virality and circulate it into feminist communities

Whywhywhy

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All of this is typical girl-fear. Once you realize that The Exorcist is, essentially, the story of a 12-year-old who starts cussing, masturbating, and disobeying her mother—in other words, going through puberty—it becomes apparent to the feminist-minded viewer why two adult men are called in to slap her around for much of the third act. People are convinced that something spooky is going on with girls; that, once they reach a certain age, they lose their adorable innocence and start tapping into something powerful and forbidden. Little girls are sugar and spice, but women are just plain scary. And the moment a girl becomes a woman is the moment you fear her most. Which explains why the culture keeps telling this story.

Rookie, The Season of the Witch

For readings on the correlation in horror between puberty and the monstrous, see:

I will add Carol Clover’s Men, Women, and Chain Saws here, although she’s concerned more with identification, monstrous-feminine as men’s horror, and the maternal aspects of possession tales (including a section on possession as oral penetration). Although both Creed and Clover are important feminist horror theorists who work in Psychoanalytical lenses, Barbara Creed talks more about transformation than Carol Clover does. And transformation is key to horror movies about how women are terrifying.

For variations on a theme, watch Ginger Snaps, Carrie, and Teeth together.

(Bonus: here is Kristeva’s Powers of Horror: an Essay on Abjection for free online)

I’m 90000% sure I wrote the text below this but it doesn’t link to (probably ff) anywhere. it’s important to keep sources in posts so that you don’t disorient authors about their own pasts,

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tolivedeliberately

sociolab:

Do you ever think about the fact that the US has created and legitimized a system of institutionalized inequality by funding schools through property taxes?  That basically a child’s education is only as good as the value of the property in their neighborhood.  Funny how education is so often viewed as an equalizing factor when there is nothing equal about it.

phoenixhobbit
As an actor, I pretend for a living. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe humankind has looked at climate change in that same way: as if it were a fiction, happening to someone else’s planet, as if pretending that climate change wasn’t real would somehow make it go away.

But I think we know better than that.
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rhyse:

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skeleton74:

is he… you know………….straight? not that theres; anything wrong with that i was just asking.. some of my friends are sstraight so im pretty accepting of people like that.Maybe he and i could play foortball toegther, or something Straights like ot do! :)

NOT ALL STRAIGHT PEOPLE LIKE FOOTBALL WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU

Broes I think we found our Quarterback!