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This one post reminded me of how when I was a kid, when I was playing Mario Kart 64 alone, I’d select Princess Peach and I’d do different tracks in a certain order, all while pretending that Peach was escaping on her own from Bowser’s Castle.

I’d do the Bowser’s Castle track to “break out,” then I’d go to Banshee Boardwalk because such a spooky place surely would be right outside Bowser’s place, then I’d go through Rainbow Road to get back to “earth,” and from there I’d go through the desert and the valley and the ice and the jungle and all of that until finally I was on the track around Peach’s castle, because that meant I “made it home.”

Ha, I don’t know why I wanted to mention it. Just another example that when little girls play pretend, they make their female characters a lot more proactive than we realize even when the media tells them not to (which is very damaging and horrid). But before little girls are aware of that stuff, I think their default setting is to be proactive, and if they’re surrounded by good media, that can be nurtured and encouraged. Even when we were playing house and school and tea parties, we were still always in charge. Doesn’t matter if you’re the princess who bakes cakes or rescues herself so much as if you’re in charge of your own destiny. I don’t know. <3

I guess what’s most interesting about this scenario is that I was only about eight to ten years old, I wasn’t doing it out of spite or any conscious reason to do with female empowerment. It was just an adventure that made me feel good. I was Peach and it was cool to bust myself out even when I had no real problem with her needing to be rescued on other occasions. But so long as I was Princess Peach, I wanted to take the wheel.

All at once everything looks different
Now that I see you

shitshilarious:

"I am the beautiest lady in all of the Spain"

shitshilarious:

"I am the beautiest lady in all of the Spain"

neokingendymion:

"Ah, girls won’t surrender their pride either
They won’t give up their Destiny to a Prince
They have the will to fight for themselves
Shiny Make Up sparkling
Assemble the starry skies
We’re not just frail weaklings who just need to be protected”

-Moon Pride

morphia-writes:

littlemoongoddess:

onemuseleft:

ittlebitz:

starrysleeper:

Wait a minute…

I have been laughing at this for hours now…

So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.
There’s been several articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.  
Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.
So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven. 
Good job Internet.

Thank you for this!

Finally a rebloggable version of this idiotic post. 


Wow, people are freaking horrifying.

morphia-writes:

littlemoongoddess:

onemuseleft:

ittlebitz:

starrysleeper:

Wait a minute…

I have been laughing at this for hours now…

So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.

There’s been several articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.  

Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.

So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven. 

Good job Internet.

Thank you for this!

Finally a rebloggable version of this idiotic post. 

Wow, people are freaking horrifying.