Harry Potter Etymology | Patronus Charm (“Expecto Patronum”)
Patronus means “protector”, “guardian”, or simply “patron” in Latin, specifically reflecting the entire role that the Patronus Charm plays. In archaic Latin, it meant “father”, which is very interesting, considering that Harry Potter’s Patronus is the same as his father’s Patronus and Animagus form, a stag. The Latin word exspecto or expecto means “I look out for” or “I wait for”, thus the charm’s incantation roughly translates into “I await a protector.”
when you think about it, it makes the human race all the more awesome when it accepts itself as a massively diverse, culturally rich establishment and realizes how being from different places with different cultural configurations and differing minds actually makes us a pretty special group. we…
Antifemininity is misogynist. What you are saying when you engage in this type of rhetoric is that you think things traditionally associated with women are wrong. Which is misogynist. By telling feminine women that they don’t belong in the feminist movement, you are reinforcing the idea that to be feminine and a woman is wrong, that women who want to be taken seriously need to be more masculine, because most people view gender presentation in binary ways. This rewards the ‘one of the boys’ type rhetoric I encounter all over the place from self-avowed feminists who seem to think that bashing on women is a good way to prove how serious they are when it comes to caring about women and bringing men into the feminist movement.
Get Your Anti-Femininity Out Of My Feminism by s.e. smith (via nerdiestofbears)
A choice to be a housewife or a ceo (OR BOTH)
a choice to shave your legs or not to
a choice to decide WHATEVER the fuck you want to do and not be maligned for it
I’m on my iPad so I can’t erase the double post so sorry about that.
I was arguing with someone on Reddit once about feminism (I know right? Why the fuck would I do that to myself?) and it eventually led to me saying, “Feminism is about being able to go into the work force if you want OR being able to stay home with the kids if you want. It’s about the choice to do what you want to do and not being pressured by society into one thing or another.”
The response was, “Well that sounds awfully convenient.”
Yes, dickhead. That’s the fucking point.
Okay, so in Science class yesterday we were talking about sleep cycles and melatonin and my science teacher said, “if you’re trying to sleep, avoid one colour. Blue. Your melatonin levels decrease when looking at the colour blue because it’s the colour of the sky.” GUYS, I KNOW WHY NONE OF US SLEEP. TUMBLR IS BLUE.
David must have done this on purpose….