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What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly.
Sherlock and the Adventure of the Overzealous Fanbase by Laurie Penny  (via basilandtheblues)

(Source: linpatootie, via ethelreds)

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I agree that women deserve to earn equal pay and I like what this poster is trying to say- but the phrase “that could help a family…”- why do people assume that the $11,000 that would go towards women would also go towards families?
I mean are we just assuming all women want to get married and have children? What about the woman who want to remain single or never want to have kids? That’s just another stereotype we need to destroy- not all woman want to have a conventional family. 

I agree that women deserve to earn equal pay and I like what this poster is trying to say- but the phrase “that could help a family…”- why do people assume that the $11,000 that would go towards women would also go towards families?

I mean are we just assuming all women want to get married and have children? What about the woman who want to remain single or never want to have kids? That’s just another stereotype we need to destroy- not all woman want to have a conventional family.