Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Rumi

“To be honest, it’s been very surreal for me,” said Maslany. Her shoulders drooped a little and the volume of her naturally lively voice dropped considerably. When asked why she’d suddenly started whispering, Maslany’s face turned red. “I’m embarrassed,” she confessed. “I know that there’s a following now, and we have our fans and our critics who’ve been really good to us and taken us to that next level. But the only world I can understand is about the work. This other thing feels very foreign to me.” [x]

“To be honest, it’s been very surreal for me,” said Maslany. Her shoulders drooped a little and the volume of her naturally lively voice dropped considerably. When asked why she’d suddenly started whispering, Maslany’s face turned red. “I’m embarrassed,” she confessed. “I know that there’s a following now, and we have our fans and our critics who’ve been really good to us and taken us to that next level. But the only world I can understand is about the work. This other thing feels very foreign to me.” [x]

I think there’s quite a few reasons but I think what it does is it sort of normalizes having a lead female. It’s just, the default. So often the male perspective is our default perspective in television in film and in all kinds of different media and I think what this show does is it just goes, ‘nope.’ Women can be all these different things. It’s played by the same actress but we have the potential for so many things and not defined by how we look necessarily because it’s just me…I don’t feel responsible, I feel proud of it. I don’t feel like it has to be “right” or all-encompassing. I think, Jordan, you’ve talked about that quite a bit with Felix too that we don’t have to represent every type of person out there but it’s just nice to have outsiders as the leads.
Tatiana Maslany, responding to a comment by Wil Wheaton about how Orphan Black resonates with women. 

dweebitdorkit:

One day to go

So looking forward to this.

fandomsandfeminism:

vegan-animallover:

fandomsandfeminism:

mean-vegan:

a speciesist feminist is still a rape apologist

I have a really, reallybig problem with vegans who act like female animals are somehow indiscernible from human women. Considering the long, long tradition of literally dehumanizing women of color by comparing them to animals,…

It’s more than just “eating a hamburger.” The animals are routinely tortured in horrible ways all for someone’s tastebuds. When you consume meat, you fund their murder. Pro-meat=pro animal abuse. It’s simple. But I understand what you mean about saying not to compare the two on the same levels. Yes, both animal rights and women’s rights are equally important and it’s NOT good to say one is lesser or more important than the other.

I’m not saying that there are no issues with the meat industry.

What I’m saying is that the rights and treatment of women is ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS more important than that of animals.

Women are more important that animals. Women of color are more important than animals. Disabled women are more important than animals. LGBTQIAP+ women are more important than animals.

Women are always more important than animals.

risarodil:

Yep.

risarodil:

Yep.

rnedia:

everyone in harry potter treated luna like she was crazy for believing in weird shit like they didn’t go to wizard high school

Why, hello tumblr. Long time, no see. You are one addictive motherfucker. Not sure if it’s a good or bad thing that I haven’t been using you in a long time.

Way ahead of her time, Wollstonecraft was convinced that gendered behaviour was learned through education and experience, rather than being something with which one was born. This perhaps partly explains why her work, after initially being well received, was neglected until the feminist movement of the 1970s found in it a very modern sense of gender identity.