I’m in shock…requested by katmellark221b
TRIGGER WARNING: Rape, misogyny, general horribleness
I am asked all the time why I think Professional Internet Types tend to be male more often than female. Is it because women aren’t as aggressive about building an audience and so struggle amid the media saturation? Is it because women aren’t as funny, or aren’t as talented, or blah blah blah?
Maybe we need to consider that one of the central reasons women artists/vloggers/musicians/etc. are less likely to rise to prominence online is that whenever women build an audience online, men threaten those women with rape and murder. And unlike traditional celebrities, most of these women do not have the resources to hire the kind of lawyers and bodyguards that one needs to stay safe.
Like all misogyny, and I want to emphasize this, this is bad not just for women but also for all human beings. We are better off as a species if everyone has a chance to be heard, and we are worse off if talented people like Kitty Pryde don’t have the basic safety and security that one needs in order to effectively make and share stuff.
But it’s not just these kinds of horrifying threats (which as pointed out above is “the most normal thing”).
I also want to say something to all those guys who are like I was as a teenager, the people who aren’t sick people trying to get someone’s attention by harming or threatening them but who do have weird relationships with the women who make stuff they like.* You think that if this person knew you, you could be friends…maybe more than friends. And so you want to get her attention, so you can get to know each other, because then you’ll definitely become friends or maybe—
When you start falling down that rabbit hole, stop. I know it’s hard. But stop.
What we love—even if these people make highly personal and confessional vlogs or whatever—is the stuff they make, not the people themselves. And what we really want is for more of that stuff to exist in the world. So the only proper way to be a fan is to let them be, so that they can bring more good and useful stuff into the world for us to enjoy.
* EDIT: Many people are yelling at me for saying the person in the above ask is not a sick person harming or threatening people. That is not what I am saying here. I am speaking to the people out there who are NOT like this person, but whose excessive and sometimes romanticized attention can shut down discourse. I thought that was pretty obvious from the grammar, but I just want to underscore it.
I dedicate this little number to all those who like to say Disney princesses are nothing but passive, submissive, and horrible role models.
Bless this post.
Except Ariel. That bitch didnt do shit. sorry.
she ran away from home and made a deal with the devil and spent like three straight days trying to get laid while the dude was just obliviously playing with his dog
i thought ariel was one of the more proactive, 90’s-stereotype-rebel-teen princesses, as opposed to cinderella or someone
i was browsing through ellen degeneres’ youtube videos and when i was watching her interview segments i noticed a trend where she keeps the comments enabled for all of her adult interviews but when she has a child on the show she disables any of the comments to protect the child from any bullying or negative feedback and that is why she and her team of producers are incredible
#like these lines kill me almost as much as the ‘If this is my last chance to say it…Rose Tyler I-’ one #the way she would gladly rip the universe apart and die the second after in order to have the chance to properly be with him #even for a few seconds #now that she has the chance to confess how she really feels about him because well it was like now or never #but no she has to confess her love and say goodbye to an ologram #while her love is physically a fucking whole universe away from her #and she can’t even touch him for the last time #think how devastating actually would be #and their faces #their fucking faces #their broken little smiles #they kill me and rip my soul apart every fucking time #WHAT IS MY LIFE NOW?
am i the only one who sees sherlock trying to run away as quickly as he can???
like “oh fuck john saw me im supposed to be dead quick gotta go fast!!”
^^^^ I AM LAUGHING SO GOD DAMN HARD RIGHT NOW!!!
- me: this is a bad idea and will only make me sad
- me: okay let's do it
having a crush is like having that little piece of rock stuck in your shoe and you stop walking and shake it out and you’re pretty sure it’s gone but then a half hour later you feel it under your toe and you’re like oh no
I couldn’t just leave you there looking all pathetic.
GUESS WHO GOT SOME APPLE FLAVOURED SHAMPOO
WAIT NO I MEANT SCENTED
DON’T WORRY IT TASTES LIKE APPLES TOO
i just threw up
I think we should all celebrate by taking a moment to appreciate Robert Pattinson’s attitude and I’m laughing so much right now.
JUST ALL THAT HE IS.
I’m going to miss this
Who would have thought he hated Twilight so much?
He hates Twilight more than Stephen King.