I had crazy messy hair today. It was super curly and tangled from not brushing it for a few days and I was in a jacuzzi last night so I had my hair in buns and it got wet and I woke up like a grunge mermaid. I had to tear my hair up a little to braid it for work but I think it looked really good today. Time to go to bed.
Imagine if the straight edge scene put some of its energies towards addressing the social and economic factors that contribute to alcoholism, and the ways alcohol companies target certain groups and communities, rather than simply criticizing everyone who drinks? Or if they decided to look critically at the racist, classist criminal justice system and War on Drugs that leads to much more violence and crime than drugs themselves, rather than bashing people who use drugs?
I definitely am more critical of the alcohol companies and the fucked up way they target an audience that is too young to legally use their product and to do it responsibly than the people buying into it. I have very personal reasons for sort of considering myself straight edge and honestly I don’t really connect with any straight edge community, a few of my best friends stay sober but the whole edge thing is kind of just a joky guideline. I realize it’s a super problematic scene, it’s just easier sometimes to say you are straight edge than having to explain to some people why you are sober. I’m not even anti drug for the most part. I have been really wishing I could get back on my ADHD meds for years and now it seems like I will probably be able to do so. I don’t know what I am going on about other than I am a “straight edge” kid and I agree with this statement.
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2014 - sailor moon - bored in math class at school - day dreaming about the final blow to her mortal enemy
THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people. —madlori
Modeled on this post. This quote needed a gifset that featured a more diverse group of women. Because my takeaway from Lori’s marvelous answer (seriously, go read all of it) is that representation fucking matters and that great female characters do not—and should not—fit into the same cookie cutter mold. Because actual women are not one size fits all. And the irony of having that message cross my dash repeatedly with exclusively young, white, straight, cis women who match a prescriptive definition of beauty was getting to me.