So I came to a realization this afternoon.

I’m going through a massive process of renovating my display shelf (If you don’t already know, I collect action figures) which involved me having to take most my figures down and put them back up. And in doing so, I have to once again deal with what I refer to as my “problem figures.” See, while most action figures are designed to stand up in roughly any generic standing pose, I invariably have to spend about 10 minutes finding the exact configurations for every articulated joint on the figure in order to get it to stand.

Now, obviously some lines have more trouble with this than others… Mattel’s JLU line is NOTORIOUS for having issues standing, and Hasbro’s “thin male” Marvel Universe body is equally as problematic. However, there are some characters that seem to have issues even in lines that otherwise aren’t so bad. See if you can see a pattern here:

Arkham City Catwoman. TDKR Catwoman (Movie Masters and 3.5” versions). MLIS Black Widow. DCUC Wonder Woman. DCUC Troia. Arkham City Harley Quinn. Arkham City Talia al Ghul.

Noticing a pattern yet? And no, it’s not that they’re all female figures. No, inevitably, the common element with ALL these figures is that each and every one of them is sporting heels (and the worst offenders, like AC Catwoman, have heels almost bigger than their feet). And each of them, to a greater and lesser extent, is a fucking pain in the ass to stand up properly. And before someone tries to go “it’s because all women have small feet,” I do not have issues with other female figures on nearly the same level as I do with those sporting high heels. Because even if I manage to find juuuust the right way to get them standing, if they’re hit with so much as a puff of air they fall over

Anyway, the whole thing got me thinking about how, if it’s this much of a fucking pain to get action figures (which often use tricks, like having plastic between the heel and the rest of the boot, in order to better support the figure) to stand in high heels, how unnatural is it for actual human beings to wear shoes which force their bodies into unnatural positions? Especially superheroines, who are doing crazy shit like jumping off rooftops and beating up criminals. Does it REALLY make any sense for them to be sporting heels longer than their hands?

I mean, I’ve never really been fond of female superheroes and villains sporting heels, but it’s just really hitting home for me just how fucking stupid it is that you keep seeing them on women in comics, movies, and video games.

spiderkiss:

poppypicklesticks:

maraudere:

Josh Thomas talks about male suicide

I wonder how feminists will react to this

Probably ignore it then go back to making male tears mugs and gifs 

Actually this is a very common idea among feminists

It’s something feminists have been talking about for years it’s called toxic masculinity and it’s one of the common threads among the topic of ‘Patriarchy hurts men too’. If fact the first time I read about toxic masculinity was on a feminist blog.

If you actually read things feminists talk about instead of straw manning them you might know this but OH WELL

I was about to say… this is one of the big reasons I AM a feminist. Because putting people into boxes, trying to tell them what they are and are not allowed to feel because of gender is about as toxic for men as it is for women.

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abbythecatlover:

chubbymon:

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toothyhalcyon:

Welcome to Tumblr.

Holy crap this is the most accurate post I have ever seen in my life

wait…this is a completely different gif set on my blog…

Reblog this and then check it on your Tumblr. Go on, do it.

Yes.

What? How? O_O

IT KNOWS WHAT FANDOMS YOUR IN

holy I’m trying this

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cloudywithachanceofpokey:

kittengrin:

Goddamn.  Smart woman for thinking of the “ordering a pizza” thing, and smart dispatcher for picking up on it.

I know this is a reblog and I have a separate blog for reblog nonsense but this isn’t nonsense. THIS IS EXTREMELY USEFUL and I wish so hard that I worlds had this knowledge two years ago.
I know that several of my followers have been and/or currently are in abusive relationships and I need to reblog this for them.

cloudywithachanceofpokey:

kittengrin:

Goddamn.  Smart woman for thinking of the “ordering a pizza” thing, and smart dispatcher for picking up on it.

I know this is a reblog and I have a separate blog for reblog nonsense but this isn’t nonsense. THIS IS EXTREMELY USEFUL and I wish so hard that I worlds had this knowledge two years ago.

I know that several of my followers have been and/or currently are in abusive relationships and I need to reblog this for them.

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lovingmagcon2:

You better fucking reblog this guys

Not even queuing this, it’s going straight to reblog

curiobbw:

lovingmagcon2:

You better fucking reblog this guys

Not even queuing this, it’s going straight to reblog

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For everyone who doesn’t understand why this obsession with Ayn Rand within the Republican party is absolute insanity, here you are.

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theyatemytailorr:

never in my life did I think that toilet doors would make me so angry

i love you chongo

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samurott:

why do gamers need a gate anyway

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Dude the gamecube sucked
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Just for me.

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