Consulting Witch



my feminist goal is not to convince men that girls are of value, my feminist goal is to achieve a future where the judgement of our value isn’t in the hands of men. 

and this goes for, especially goes for, trans girls, girls of colour, disabled girls and LGBTQA+ girls. 

girls, all girls, and if you believe otherwise don’t reblog this.



I just realized that in POA not only does Snape teach about werewolves because he hopes someone notices Lupin’s lyncanthropy, but he also takes away Remus’ opportunity to teach about them as they should be, not as monsters, but as afflicted people.

 (via deadbeatrice)



Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover



Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part IV)

And now for the side show… the STL County Council/police fail at being empathetic, and tone deaf white people are tone deaf (and white). #staywoke #farfromover

chantelle winnie for ashish ss15 fashion show

The Light Switch Trope


John and Sherlock lock lips for the first time and suddenly none of John’s previous relationships matter. This is it. The light switch flips to the gay position and becomes firmly stuck there. Those women didn’t really mean anything. Cue the music swelling in the background. Also erections. 

Hold up there, fic writer. Let’s back off the background swelling erections for a second and talk about what’s going on here. I get what you are attempting to say. You want to show that Sherlock and John are meant to be. I am all about Sherlock Holmes and John Watson being happy forever and retiring to Sussex to raise a thousand bees. But you can still write your swelling romantic erec— I mean, epic without falling prey to the light switch trope. Take a time out on the whole ignoring/undermining every relationship John had previous to recognizing the glory that is Sherlock Holmes’ fabulous booty and consider who John has been with previously. Those relationships do matter and John being interested in women is an important part of who he is. And it certainly doesn’t “ruin” things if John has expressed interest in men other than Sherlock. BBC’s Sherlock has given us a mother lode of interesting past relationships to mine when it comes to John Watson. There is nothing wrong with John having relationships with other people before Sherlock and we shouldn’t be so quick to brush them under the rug as some sort of attempt at painting the most romantic romance to ever romance. 

Being bi doesn’t have an expiration date on it. You don’t marry someone or chose to spend the rest of your life with them and flip a switch where the two choices are gay or straight. It doesn’t work like that. Settling down for a life of domestic fluff and crime solving doesn’t magically erase all of his past relationships nor does it change who he still finds attractive (‘cause let’s face it, John ‘He’s Always Walked Like That’ Watson flirts with everyone). Settling down just means that he has chosen to spend his life with Sherlock. All those relationships along the way impacted him in some fashion— good or bad. 

So can we get a little less suddenly gay John and a little more always been bi John? Excellent! Now back to your musical penises. 





reblogging here for that tag.  always be wary of people who don’t respect your space.  always.




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Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago our message board and general inbox were bombarded with demands we address something called the “GamerGate Scandal”, posts written with the urgency and rage one would associate with, say, discovering that Chipotle burritos are made entirely from the meat of human babies. It’s apparently a big deal in some circles, so we followed the links and read the piles of data presented, and had to stop and take a deep breath just to grasp it all. “Gentlemen,” we said amid the stunned silence, “do you realize that if what they’re saying is true, then this is still the most pointless fucking bullshit anyone has ever forced us to read?”

The “scandal” turned out to be an excuse for an Internet harassment campaign against a random indie game developer who, like many such targets, was a female and a feminist.

It was all sparked by a single forum post from a jilted ex-boyfriend, but the ensuing outrage was so fierce and relentless that the story made it all the way to The New Yorker. This kind of spontaneous shitstorm is depressingly common these days, so we reached out to Zoe Quinn to see what it’s like to be the Internet’s Most Hated Person (well, for a couple of weeks, anyway). Here’s what she told us.

Wow. Just wow. 



It was a moment Anthony Carbajal will never forget: standing on the stage of one of TV’s most popular talk shows, fighting for a cause that touches him and his family profoundly. All while his mom looked proudly on.

Watch Anthony and Ellen do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and see the full interview here.