The bolded sections represent quotes from the criticism he received. All the z-snaps are in order.
Your characters are unrealistic stereotpyes of political correctness. Is it really necessary for the sake of popular sensibilities to have in a fantasy what we have in the real world? I read…
As and add on to Lynch’s excellent response to that second, horribly bigoted criticism, here’s a list of 10 historical female pirates who managed to kick some ass…
1.) Sayyida Al Hurra- Active around 1515 in the Mediterranean.
2.) Pirate Queen Teuta of Illyria- She took on the God Damn Roman Empire. Tell me thats no bad ass.
3.) Anne Bonny- Irish born pirate, she terrorized British and Jamaican Merchant ships.
4.) Jeanne de Clisson- Aka the Lioness of Brittany, she controlled three warships and proceeded to wreak havoc.
5.) Ching Shih- Originally a prostitute, she ended up controlling an entire pirate fleet and bringing the Chinese Navy to its KNEES.
6.) Anne Dieu Le Veut- This was a pirate lady with two daughters. Proving that it is possible to be a mother with a career.
7.) Grace O’ Malley- She took over the O’ Malley clan fishing business and expanded it to piracy.
8.) Lady Elizabeth Killigrew- Took over her husbands piracy enterprise after his death.
9.) Christina Anna Skytte- Got into the piracy business with her Brother and Finace. But whereas her two male business partners were captured and killed, she managed to escape with her life.
10.) Jacquotte Delahaye- To support her younger brother, Jacquotte became an extremely successful pirate in the Caribbean, faked her own death to escape the law, then returned to piracy with the nick name Back from the Dead Red.
More info at- http://listverse.com/2013/09/28/10-amazing-female-pirates/
if men and women should have equal rights then why are you against men wanting rights? feminism isn't about women being better then men is it?...
im against men complaining about wanting ‘mens rights’ because it’s never about wanting anything other than to silence and talk over women.
if men’s rights activists worked to open crisis centers for male victims of abuse and survivors of sexual violence i would love that. if men’s rights activists worked toward support and parenting classes and education for single fathers that would be amazing. if men’s rights activists worked toward educating fellow men on practicing safe sex and consent i would be so on board. if men’s rights activists worked toward breaking down the chains of racism of their brothers of colour i would be so happy. if men’s rights activists advocated for anything of value i would be so down for it all.
instead men’s rights activists sit on the fucking internet talking over women and attempting to silence them and their oppression with arbitrary add-ons, bullshit about the friendzone, and useless fucking nonsense.
so no. i have zero use for men’s rights activists because it’s never about advocating for things men need and instead it’s always about making sure women shut up about what they need. they aren’t “men’s rights activists” they’re “anti women activists”. point blank.
finally feminism is not about women being better than men nor is it about being equal to men. feminism is about women being liberated from men. i have no desire to be considered “equal” to the system of power that allows men to abuse, murder, and rape us. i want liberation from patriarchy and men.
I am currently at a dilemma in writing a fantasy story... I want dragons but feel that perhaps they are on kind of creature that is overused. Are they overused? Magic uses them a lot, and people generally like them. I was thinking of creating a new kind of creature in this fantasy world but perhaps dragons can be something to identify with... thoughts?
Never underestimate the power of using things that people already identify with.
Like a Fledging Thrown into the Globe (Or: I Finally get a Damn Tumblr)
Well, it happened. I started following enough people here that I felt it best just to make one myself to help colate everything. I enjoyed my limited experience with a writing blog myself, and might turn this into one- my upcoming semester is comparatively light, so writing practice would do me good- but, for the time being, this is just a place for me to read cool things by cooler people.