Matilda, 18, Sweden. Started out as a Sherlock blog, ended up being a multifandom blog. Currently obsessed with all things related to Supernatural. Will also reblog Merlin, The Walking Dead, Hannibal, Doctor Who, The Avengers and My Chemical Romance.
If you are going to learn from other writers don’t only read the great ones, because if you do that you’ll get so filled with despair and the fear that you’ll never be able to do anywhere near as well as they did that you’ll stop writing. I recommend that you read a lot of bad stuff, too. It’s very encouraging. “Hey, I can do so much better than this.” Read the greatest stuff but read the stuff that isn’t so great, too. Great stuff is very discouraging.
I’ll add to this: few things have been as inspiring to me as reading or watching something that is just a giant pile of crap, so I know that if *this* crap got published/made/released, whatever I’m working on is certainly worthy of the effort.
This is what happens when women write ad campaigns for other women *dies from the hotness*
No, the YouTube comment isn’t right. Just because women have been the stereotype for centuries doesn’t mean you can turn it around. It doesn’t work that way. If you look back at Britain and America at the time they first started using women to sell stuff, you’d notice the changes that were made just after this time. Because it worked. No I’m not saying it’s good to look at a mostly naked woman trying to sell you something, (even though that does sound pretty cool now that I think about it)
It’s very hypocritical to think that you can just swap it around, and adopt the same opinions men did at that time. It’s not feminism. It’s just being spiteful. And that never helps anyone.
You talk about equality with men, then this happens. Doesn’t seem very equal to me.
If you want to help feminism, don’t switch the adverts round like that, just remove the women from them. Simple.
I think you’re missing the point. I don’t think the purpose of this video is to bring the men down or get revenge, but rather a way to spread awareness. A way to show men what they are doing because this is so woven into society that many people don’t actually realise what’s going on/that this is wrong. And by reversing the roles and making men experience what women do we can help men see it from the women’s point of view and actually realise that there is a problem here. And then we can work on the problem together :)
Oh I wasn’t talking about the video. I was talking about the comments made about it.
Oh right, sorry, I see that now *facepalm* I definitely agree with you there!
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years…
Oh, and when you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again.
The trouble is, most people don’t even know this exists. And if men only need one super-cheap shot every 10 years or more, that’s not something that gets big pharmaceutical companies all fired up, because they’ll make zero money on it (even if it might have the side benefit of, you know, destroying HIV).