Encouraging people to imagine that Cersei secretly wants it, even as she is pinned down and screaming “no” next the to corpse of her son, is encouraging people to think like rapists. It reinforces an idea that is already terrifyingly pervasive in our society: that consent is not something that women give but something that must taken from them by force or coercion. Imagine if we defined trespassing not by whether someone had been invited into a home, but by how well the homeowner was able to fight off any intruders who tried to break in. If the homeowner fails to repel someone trying to invade his house—well, maybe he just should have fought them harder, or shouldn’t have had such an inviting-looking house. Guess he didn’t really mind them coming in. It is a dysfunctional, dangerous way of looking at sex and consent, one that is based on the idea of forcing women to give it—the literal opposite of consent.

ϟ The Magic Begins Challenge: A Scene You Really Wanted To Be In The Movies, But Wasn’t

Have a biscuit, Potter.



so my boyfriend and I tried roleplaying the other day and we did the whole “professor and bad student who needs to pass” thing, only he wanted to be the professor, so I had to be the horny and failing student. I’m the valedictorian of my senior class of 400 and I have a horrible phobia of flunking, so when he whispered “you’re failing my class, you naughty girl” in my ear, I started crying and we had to stop

Too many women in too many countries speak the same language — of silence.

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Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.

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