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Hello! I'm Athena. Slytherin - INTJ Aries #radblackfeminist

Bi ciswoman // she-her-hers

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Roll Tide! I'm a senior in college far from home. This blog is a hodge-podge of fandom, social justice, astrology, history and poetry, fashion, travel, some other pretty stuff, liveblogging, and the odd original text post. I love lots of different things and I'm involved in plenty, and this is where I share them. :) This blog is a Safe Space; don't come around here with nonsense.

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"We haven’t come from anything like X Factor or Britain’s Got Talent. We haven’t had a platform for people to get to know us and they’ve literally heard Trouble, made their judgement, and decided that they wanted to support us. All they know from us is what they see in interviews or what they see on Twitter and it’s really, really humbling.”



Jeff Kohlver: You were coming on to me! 

Hayley Stark: Oh, come on. That’s what they always say, Jeff. 

Jeff Kohlver: Who? 

Hayley Stark: Who? The pedophiles! ‘Oh, she was so sexy. She was asking for it.’ ‘She was only technically a girl, she acted like a woman.’ It’s just so easy to blame a kid, isn’t it! Just because a girl knows how to imitate a woman, does NOT mean she’s ready to do what a woman does. I mean, you’re the grown up here. If a kid is experimenting and says something flirtatious, you ignore it, you don’t encourage it! If a kid says ‘Hey, let’s make screwdrivers!’ You take the alcohol away, and you don’t race them to the next drink! - Hard Candy (2005)

We get SO MANY messages from young women asking if it’s a good idea to sleep with a guy who’s way older. Every time we get one of those messages, I think of the movie Hard Candy and this dialogue. The movie is dark and tackles some seriously disturbing subject matter, but the point that this scene makes is that EVEN IF you, as a young woman, are choosing to flirt with an older man, THEY are the responsible adult and should not be indulging you at all. Anything else is a big red flag that reads “pedophile”.

xoxo, Shannon

Q : Would you rather have a tongue that always interrupted or screaming nipples?


Cetinje, Montenegro (by Miki Badt)


"The “strong” in “strong female character” doesn’t—or shouldn’t, anyway—mean “strong” in a physical or emotional sense. A strong female character is one who’s strongly written, with her own personality, agency, motivations, fears, and goals, whatever those happen to be. Because female characters, like all characters, should be written as complex human beings." (x)


BARBIE Bridal Wedding Dresses 2012