“I want [female characters] to be allowed to be weak and strong and happy and sad – human, basically. The fallacy in Hollywood is that if you’re making a ‘feminist’ story, the woman kicks ass and wins. That’s not feminist, that’s macho. A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.”
Why does no one ever talk about Andromeda Tonks I mean she was a pure-blood Slytherin in the Black family and she still chose to marry a muggle born despite being disowned and then she raised one of the most badass witches in all of existence and joined the Order of the Pheonix and when her husband, daughter and son-in-law all died in the war, she stepped up and helped raise Teddy seriously that woman was a fucking hero.
the really shitty thing about being told that youre smart your whole entire life is that as soon as you dont understand something you just kind of completely shut down and his this big shitty crisis because maybe youre not as smart as youve always been told
because it’s not the fact that it’s hot, hot ~*yaoi*~ or whatever - i have a lot of het ships too. i don’t want to be labeled as one of those fans who will ship something solely because it’s gay/refuses to ship het, so i thought for a while about it, and this is what i came up with.
okay, so the thing about a lot of tv shows (and movies/books/etc., but for the sake of this post i’m generalizing with tv shows) is that when they have a pairing that they want their audience to root for, they force it. like, they really awkwardly force it. they punch you in the face with this pairing.