I want a show with bisexuals who actually use the B word…

derinthemadscientist:

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And non-fetishised lesbians…

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And respected sex workers…

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And ‘bad’ mothers who are given the same chances at redemption that their male counterparts usually are…

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and foster families that aren’t treated as “substitute” families…

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and adopted families that aren’t treated as “replacement” families…

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and non-stereotyped transmen…

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and victims who refuse to be defined by their abuse…

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and have them all be vitally important characters…

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danverskate:

marvel studios is going through a moment where they could literally pick any character and make a successful movie if they wanted to. for fucks sake they made one about a team that not even most marvel comics fans really cared about, when no one was asking for a movie about them, a team that features a talking tree and a talking raccoon, and it had the fucking biggest box office of the year so far. stop giving me those weak ass excuses for the lack of female led movies

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"Writing stories is my way of scratching that itch: my escape from the claustrophobia of individuality. It lets me, at least for a while, live more than one life, walk more than one path. Reading, of course, can do the same."
- Emma Donoghue (via elm-books)

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I could never play just the girlfriend or the conquest or the two-dimensional female roles at all. I was raised by my mother alone. She’s one of the strongest women in the world. So for me, it’s very, very important to show it — and especially that young girls can be inspirational; they can be strong and they can do stuff with their lives.

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"Dialogue is not just quotation. It is grimaces, pauses, adjustments of blouses, doodles on a napkin, and crossings of legs. When people communicate, they communicate with their faces, their bodies, their timing, and the objects around them. Make this a full conversation. Not just the words part."
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Jerome Stern, Making Shapely Fiction (via the-right-writing)

Character Fortnight (which, I know, is a dumb name) just gets easier and easier.

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