"Avatar Korra, I vow that we will do everything in our power
to follow in your footsteps and bring harmony to the world."
lamerwaffle said: Just started following you. Loved the age bending. <3 Biggest question I have: Zutara? XD Just curious of opinion because of your posts and reasons. lol. No hate if you don't like it. ^_^ (God, I feel the need for a disclaimer because of all the aggression.)
Thanks for the follow and Im glad you liked it! I’m posting part 2 later today.
And as far as Zutara goes I KNOW I hate all the aggression I honestly don’t care if you ship it or not! But to be honest zutara is absolutely 1200% my otp. I just think they are perfect complements, obviously with katara’s gentleness offsetting Zuko’s temper and fiery personality and their elements being perfect opposites. But my biggest reason why I ship them so hard is because I believe they challenge each other to be better people. They push each other to be better than they already are, and it works. Obviously katara pushes zuko to be better in every possible way- she makes him work for her trust, doesn’t allow him to fall into angst or violence, and generally challenges him to step up to his full potential (something that I personally don’t think Mai does for him at all). Also, zuko challenges katara too. He challenges her to look past her own experiences to be able to empathize with someone extremely different from herself as well as forcing her to face the true injustice and evils in this world with courage. Also, zuko provides her with a sense of comfort, as he has suffered as much, if not more, than her (and vice verse for zuko). They level each other out. When they’re together I just feel like they are their truest and best versions of themselves. They treat each other like equals while simultaneously admiring the hell out of each other. Not to mention they would be the most beautiful couple in history like oh my god???
BUT none of this means that I don’t also ship kataang and maiko to some extent. I just feel like zuko becomes morally and emotionally stagnant with Mai and that aang’s love for katara is so innocent it borders on hero worship. But honestly they’re all my babies and you can ship whoever you want:):)
your life is worth living even if you’re “not doing anything”
your life is worth living even if you are “letting life pass you by”
your life is worth living even if you stay in bed all day every day watching netflix
you don’t have to be big, beloved, important, beautiful, wealthy or famous
there is dignity in just being
it is ok to be
you merely have to be
Emma Watson Delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N.
By: Joanna Robinson || Published: September 21, 2014
Earlier this summer, fresh from college graduation, Emma Watson, was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. Though the ripples of her involvement over the past six months can be seen online (crashing the U.N. website, using Twitter to denounce a sexist politician in Turkey or respond to the gender politics of the recent celebrity nude photo hack), Watson’s power in person is an entirely different matter.
The actress gave an impassioned speech on feminism and gender at the U.N. Headquarters in New York this weekend to launch the “HeForShe” campaign which aims to galvanize one billion men and boys as advocates for ending the inequalities that women and girls face globally.I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive.Why has the word become such an unpopular one? I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.
Watson is pushing back against recent campaigns like Women Against Feminism. As Watson puts it elsewhere in her speech, these campaigns portray the feminist cause as “man-hating.” By involving both genders in the “HeForShe” campaign, Watson hopes to abolish the “us vs. them” mentality.
Watson is potentially in an even better position than many of her peers to do so. Her role as Hermione Granger, the universally-adored heroine of the Harry Potter series, gives her an automatic in with male and female Millenials. This is a rare case where an actor being conflated with their role might be a good thing. In this way, her wide-spread influence on young minds (still forming their opinions on gender roles and advocacy) is even stronger than other high-profile defenders of the f-word like Beyoncé.
Watson’s Harry Potter association also carries with it a disadvantage –– the fear she might not be taken seriously. She addresses this concern in her speech:You might think: who is this Harry Potter girl? What is she doing at the UN? I’ve been asking myself at the same thing. All I know is that I care about this problem and I want to make this better. And having seen what I’ve seen and given the chance, I feel my responsibility to say something. Edmund Burke said all that is need for the forces of evil to triumph is for good men and women to do nothing
That Harry Potter association will always follow Watson. Even U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon joked, “She’s been waving a magic wand. I hope you use your magic wand to end violence against women!” But with her serious approach to advocacy, it’s impossible to laugh off Watson’s message.