Notes: 162751 / 8 months ago
from kristofersonkam (originally from cespur)
Notes: 6970 / 10 months ago
from rhyelee (originally from mendaciousmind)
Cosplay does not make me a freak.
I hear from my mom all the time that cosplay makes me a bad person. I hear that only freaks cosplay. I hear that only guys who are out to get little girls are cosplaying. She never listens to the fact that people do it for fun. Because they want to support their fandoms. Because it’s part of their life. I want to prove a point. I want everyone who cosplays or supports cosplay to re blog this. I want to show my mom I’m not a freak. I want to prove its my passion.
Notes: 23302 / 10 months ago
from linairui (originally from jessicavalenti)
When Stuyvesant says that women’s dress and bodies are distraction in a learning environment, for example, what they’re really saying is that they’re distracting to male students. The default student we are concerned about - the student whose learning we want to ensure is protected - is male. Never mind how “distracting” it is to be pulled from class, humiliated, and made to change outfits - publicly degrading young women is small price to pay to make sure that a boy doesn’t have to suffer through the momentary distraction of glancing at a girl’s legs. When this dentist in Iowa can fire his assistant for turning him on - even though she’s done absolutely nothing wrong - the message again is that it’s men’s ability to work that’s important.
And when rape victims are blamed for the crime committed against them, the message is the same: This is something that happened to the perpetrator, who was driven to assault by a skirt, or a date, or the oh-so-sexy invitation of being passed out drunk. Women have infringed on their right to exist without being turned on. (Ta-Nehisi Coates describes this centering of male sexual vulnerability quite well.) Our very presence is a disruption of the male status quo.