— (via fuckyeahaudrelordequotes)
— Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
Let’s examine this:
Miss is a word for a woman that has not been married.
Mrs. is an abbreviation of the word Mistress, used as a title for a woman that is married or widowed.
Ms. is a title used for a woman whose marital status is unknown or irrelevant (as in business).
The letters Ms. are not an abbreviation of a word, they are an amalgamation drawn from the letters of Miss and Mrs.
On the other hand, a man is just a mister (Mr.)
You see men don’t have to determine their sexual availability like women."
Laila Alsabahi (via goodpeopledosomething)
I remember some gobshite in the bank tried to tell me I couldn’t be down as Ms. because that was for divorced women. like, what. I can decide which title I get, asshole. This was another woman, too. We do love internalising that shit.
— Margaret Atwood
- Rock of Ages: Entirely composed of classic rock songs wrapped around a somewhat cliché but entirely American ideal of saving what you believe in. (Movie edition bonus: Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand fall in love)
- West Side Story: Take Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (already very bloody and twisted), and add GANG VIOLENCE.
- Lion King: Shakespeare's Hamlet (again, bloody and twisted, probably moreso than R&J) with MOTHERFUCKING LIONS.
- A Very Potter Musical and Sequel: Jesus, you don't even have to like Harry Potter! Swearing, sarcasm, violence, insults, and VIOLENCE.
- American Idiot: For the love of God, they put together a Broadway musical of GREEN DAY SONGS.
- Les Misérables: Um, murder, revolution, crime, betrayal, corruption, suicide? Sure, there's a romantic story, but still RED AND BLACK.
- Shrek the Musical: The loveable green behemoth farts and burps his way across the stage for a few hours with a talking jackass and also a talking Donkey.
- Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: Well, first we have Neil Patrick Harris, who is manliness made corporeal, Then we have an evil scheme and top it off with a bloody death.
- Young Frankenstein: I don't think this musical goes five minutes without making a sex joke. From "Please Don't Touch Me" to "Roll in the Hay", I was honestly uncomfortable watching this with my mother.
- Chicago: Scantily clad wome brag about brutally murdering their partners. Corruption, media whores and courtrooms.
- Billy Elliot: Miners stand strong together in solidarity during the strike and bad mouth Margaret Thatcher. Plus loads of swearing and anger.
- Next To Normal: Tons of swearing, about a family whose mother deals with depression. The daughter does prescription drugs, daughter's boyfriend is a stoner, father begins to have depression, the son is actually dead, and the doctor is a scary rockstar.
- Rent: AIDS, poverty, death, marijuana, a crossdresser, homosexuality and a stripper. Obviously it's /very/ girly. (also heroin)
- Spring Awakening: It's basically porn on stage, plus swearing and beating and more porn
- Avenue Q: There are songs called "You Can Be As Loud As The Hell You Want (When You're Making Love)", "If You Were Gay", and "The Internet is for Porn." Enough said.
- While this list is accurate, it also implies that there is something inherently negative about anything having characteristics that could be described as stereotypically feminine. That's an idea I can't get behind- that being a woman is less worthwhile than being a man (not that I am condoning gender roles either)