The Lindy Badger

Lover, artist, Lindy hopper, feminist, foodie, Pokemon trainer, honey badger, kink shamer. Infused with feminist politics because I hate you.
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phoenixkeane:

I want to take kickboxing classes. Or ballet. Or lyrical dance classes. 

I just really want something where I can kick. And not hurt me.

Have you tried the Dancing with the Stars version of Lindy Hop? 200% kicking. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3gpN_qdUWE

LOOKIT THE SHORTY GEORGE. TELL ME HOW AWESOME IT ISN’T. 

Also, our 1920’s dance is totes always done to rock and in rhinestoned, polka dotted fluff. 

This is, sadly, one of my favourite dance videos. The whole thing is the most fabulous train wreck I’ve ever seen and I’m equal parts horrified and amused. 

But it has kicking.

jessicalprice:

vixyish:

yondamoegi:

dreamsofjade:

hoganddice:

captkylej:

themaskednegro:

bowiesnippleantennae:

whatarefrogs:

JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit

for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please

Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.

See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.

Also, can my followers who like guys please comment on whether or not they find this guy sexually attractive?

nah, too much muscle. Muscle is hard… I want something soft to rest my head on! :P the only guy that i’ve ever been attracted to who has looked like this is Jason Momoa. 

I personally like muscles. I adore them. They fascinate me.
But this Conan doesn’t look sexually attractive. He looks like he’s gonna kill me - he’s intimidating and forceful. I’d better stay away from him.
If he looked like this
I’d say “Well, hello sexy.”
Objectification and sexualization don’t really depend on character’s looks, even if they use it to objectificate and sexualize. They depend on character’s purpose and agency.
A girl character can run around with her titties exposed but still could be not sexualized.

Just my 2 cents

ALL OF THIS.

Looks like it’s time for cynixy's guide to video game false equivalence again! 
http://www.annamegill.com/blog/2013/12/10/a-brief-guide-to-video-game-character-sexualization

jessicalprice:

vixyish:

yondamoegi:

dreamsofjade:

hoganddice:

captkylej:

themaskednegro:

bowiesnippleantennae:

whatarefrogs:

JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit

for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please

Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.

See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.

Also, can my followers who like guys please comment on whether or not they find this guy sexually attractive?

nah, too much muscle. Muscle is hard… I want something soft to rest my head on! :P the only guy that i’ve ever been attracted to who has looked like this is Jason Momoa. 

I personally like muscles. I adore them. They fascinate me.

But this Conan doesn’t look sexually attractive. He looks like he’s gonna kill me - he’s intimidating and forceful. I’d better stay away from him.

If he looked like this

I’d say “Well, hello sexy.”

Objectification and sexualization don’t really depend on character’s looks, even if they use it to objectificate and sexualize. They depend on character’s purpose and agency.

A girl character can run around with her titties exposed but still could be not sexualized.

Just my 2 cents

ALL OF THIS.

Looks like it’s time for cynixy's guide to video game false equivalence again! 

http://www.annamegill.com/blog/2013/12/10/a-brief-guide-to-video-game-character-sexualization

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: California Bans ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

You can no longer wiggle out of a murder charge in California by saying you were frightened by a scary lesbian. 

Current California law allows a murder charge to be reduced to manslaughter if the killing happened in the heat of passion - the so-called “panic defense”. Defendants charged with murdering members of the LGBT community have been able to claim they acted in a “moment of passion” upon discovering the victim was LGBT, and therefor their crime met the requirements for a reduced charge of manslaughter. The bill that passed the Assembly this week will bar defendants from using their victim’s gender or sexual orientation to support a panic defense. An identical bill passed the state senate in May.

susan_bonilla.jpgDemocratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (right) sponsored the bill, which passed on a 50-10 vote. Ms. Bonilla told reporters that such defenses legitimize violence against LGBT people. 

Though The American Bar Association advocates curtailing the use of the “gay panic” defense, California is the first state to ban using the “heat of passion” defense because the victim was LGBT. 

The bill now heads for Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature. 

Susan Bonilla photo via Facebook

Source: Jean Ann Esselink for The New Civil Rights Movement

First, the bill in question is AB2501. I really, really hate the fact that the media pretty much never cites the actual bill when they’re talking about legislation.

Second, the most important thing about this bill is that unlike most bills of this type, AB2501 is fully inclusive of trans people as opposed to being for gays only. To quote the bill itself: “provocation was not objectively reasonable if it resulted from the discovery of, knowledge about, or potential disclosure of the victim’s or defendant’s actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation…”

This may actually be one of the biggest steps forward in trans legal rights/protections in YEARS.

Huge.

gradientlair:

Her hair is perfection.

Holy shit it’s gorgeous

Sophie and Markl follow the crowd, but Sophie is cautious. Suddenly she sees one of the Witch of the Waste’s black minions and tries to make herself inconspicuous. Then she observes that the creature is walking around in plain sight but no one is noticing it. She says to herself that must mean that it can’t be seen by ordinary people. 

I’m embarrassed to say that this flew right over my head the first 
time I watched it, because Sophie never put it together that if SHE 
could see it, then she must have magic powers herself! Not only that, 
but in some ways she is the most powerful of all the magical beings in 
the film.”

 

"As for that new study that shows the first four seasons of Doctor Who passing the Bechdel Test more than the recent seasons… five or six entire internets have been written about the relative strengths of Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat. But it’s interesting how much Davies uses conversations between women to build his characters and stories — Rose Tyler is special, in the first season, because she talks to random women (the cleaning lady in “End of the World,” the maid in “Unquiet Dead”) and finds things out. And both Rose and Donna are shaped by brutal conversations with their mothers. What makes these companions special as well as relatable, for Davies, is bound up with their ability to relate to other women. As opposed to a time-swaddling mystery for Clara, or a romance for Amy.”

FIVE OR SIX WHOLE INTERNETS HAVE BEEN CREATED ABOUT DOCTOR WHO.

Who the fuck goes on a walk at night, comes back, retreats to their room and leaves the front door open an inch, knowing that the door is sticky and you have to actually close it and not just swing it shut?

My fucking roommate.

Who sees the front door open and super slams it shut because the roommate’s room is right next to the front door? 

Me. 

lateshowletterman:

Serena Williams smashes Hello Deli’s window on 53rd street… in heels. How’s that for a grand slam?

AND IN HEELS 

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gendertremblr:

set rapists on fire, set rape apologists on fire, set anyone who says ‘we should think about how the rapists’ life is going to be affected’ on fire, set victim blamers on fire

Look at those flammable clothes. They were obviously asking to be set on fire. They secretly wanted it. 

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bigbardafree:

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Internalized misogyny makes me more sad than angry. 

I can be mad at men for perpetuating bullshit. But I can’t bring myself to be mad at a woman for trying to survive and doing what she thinks will earn her the most of what is prized in this world - male attention.

The fact that she has to hate herself enough to deny other women the chance to exist in her space makes me really sad.

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neptunain:

honeymoon is an interesting term because an actual moon made of honey would imply space bees which is pretty horrifying

Honeymoon became a thing after the father of the bride was required to supply the groom with as much honey beer as he could drink for one cycle of the moon. 

But shortening things to make them easier to reference and stuffs.

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NR keeps walking around the house with no shirt on and I’m extremely tempted to do the same. He’ll either start wearing a shirt or he’s going to be extremely uncomfortable. 

Anyone know of any downsides to this that I should be aware of before I rip my shirt off?

In which Reddit defends a guy with an incest porn obsession and says his girlfriend, who has been abused by her dad, is “overreacting” and that she should just totally accept that it’s fantasy and totes not real life.

http://www.reddit.com/r/relationships/comments/2f19xa/my_girlfriend_33_f_23years_found_incest_porn/

WHY THE FUCK DO YOU EXIST? 

I’m so angry.

Someone recommended some pads and I looked them up.

I don’t understand the related searches. Female circumcision and how to have sex?

What? 

sublimemichael:

my anaconda don’t want none unless you got 

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hun

The sound of a combined squeal of joy and maniacal giggle is a very odd sound.

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