Dear Buffy, Happy Anniversary! Sorry pet, didn't get you flowers. Been busy talking to all the people who are celebrating you and Mr pointy! pic.twitter.com/Y7ytBus9xC— James Marsters (@JamesMarstersOf) March 10, 2017
I wish I could think of what to say, and there are endless articles extolling Buffy's virtues (which are all good, but none quite reflect ME). I guess above all she gave me fandom, fic, meta, all you lot... ♥
ETA: Oh, and if anyone's curious, here is My Buffy History. :)
And more cheering:
33 Hilarious Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Being A Woman
It's one of those annoying slideshow things, where you have to keep clicking to get the next one, except I can't stop. Also there are WAY more than 33...
My favourite is this one:
Hillary Clinton's resting face is "I just sat through 50 years of mansplaining."— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) November 15, 2015
And speaking of Hillary, this is an excellent article:
Why the Clinton America sees isn’t the Clinton colleagues know
(with thanks to kerkevik!) Why she's different (she's a woman! And would you believe it, women do things differently. For those skeptical, it lists both the pros & the cons.)
It's one of those places that I'll dip into randomly, because it's funny and smart and on-point and female.
However, it has one hell of a classy send-off:
made some tiny emoji art to mark this moment pic.twitter.com/Flk5ZT3Xp4— laura olin (@lauraolin) June 8, 2016
So many links, I'm gonna put them under a cut...
( This is history )
And finally, you can download 'The Hunting of Hillary' here for FREE. ('Learn the true history of the “vast right-wing conspiracy” — as Hillary Clinton herself once described it.' Hillary is obviously deeply flawed in many ways, but like I've said before - the Hillary haters remind me of the Moffat haters. The hate gets in the way of the facts. And of course, the fact that she's a woman taps into all the prejudices that are still unfortunately alive and well. See above.)
Oh and if you want to know what she actually wants to do: Hillary’s vision for America, and key policies she will fight for as president. (The one thing that comes across whenever I hear her interviewed is that she's all about action. 'This is a problem, here is how I propose to solve it.' (Including the background/history, previous policy and how that's worked, how it should be tackled in the future. Like some sort of encyclopedia with vision and a plan.)
ETA: How could I forget???
Listen To Hillary Clinton’s Interview With BuzzFeed
That’s right, Hillary hung out with BuzzFeed — and it’s not your typical interview. With the hosts of BuzzFeed’s boozy and culture-savvy Another Round podcast at the helm, we didn’t pull any punches. We asked her about everything from how she’s dealt with sexism in Washington to her opinions on the characters from The Good Wife, and even got the scoop on why she never seems to be sweating. (“You guys are the first to realize that I’m really not even a human being. I was constructed in a garage in Palo Alto.”)
Can You Not. Can You Not PAC is a political action project that aims to dis/empower and dis/incline people in positions of privilege, specifically straight white men, from ambitions of running for office in progressive urban districts.
Men legislating on behalf of women, PLEASE READ THIS. pic.twitter.com/N8kqXd7H07— kendalljaye⚾️collard (@KJCollard) 26 April 2016
ETA: Also this, omg:
Play the ‘woman card’ and reap these ‘rewards’!
Hillary's response: “If fighting for women’s health care, and paid family leave, and equal pay is ‘playing the woman’s card,’ then deal me in.” (x)
Shaking Up Shakespeare’s Balance of Power in the Upcoming Game Elsinore
How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously
ETA: Additional link:
Tumblr post detailing girls & women not taken seriously when they were in pain - and the consequences
Which is a nice anti-dote to stuff like this.
(Not that Elle King isn't gorgeous of course.) (ETA: ISN'T! Dammit, why can't I type?)
Or this, which I had to walk past every day for weeks on my way to work. I can't think of another movie poster I have loathed quite so much. Somehow 'objectification' takes on a whole other level.
Producer. These are intros for female leads in actual scripts I read. Names changed to JANE, otherwise verbatim. Update as I go. Apologies if I quote your work.
Although there's also this from The Mary Sue:
Ross Putman’s @Femscriptintros is Great, But Let’s Talk About the Women Who Came Before Him.
(Women talk about feminism = white noise. Men talk about feminism = INTERNATIONAL NEWS!)
ETA: Actually, this also ties in with my previous post...
Hillary: College should be affordable.
Twitter: Establishment puppet, no better than GOP.
Bernie: College should be affordable.
And, because it's related under the delightful umbrella of sexism, this article:
Why SXSW’s ‘Harassment Summit’ Is a Terrible Solution to Harassment