"I think for a lot of women reading lesbian romance makes them have to confront their own anxieties and insecurities about their bodies and their sexualities as well as other women’s bodies and sexualities. […]
It is so much easier to think about male bodies and male sexualities which are constructed as natural, normal and overwhelmingly positive. Sexualized cisgender male bodies are not associated with the same kind of body policing or shaming […] that sexualized female bodies are."
— E.E. Ottoman: Why Is Lesbian Romance So Unpopular When Compared to Gay or Straight Romance? (Read the whole thing!)
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- draw pentagram
- sprinkle bread crumbs over pentagram
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"[Cersei] even decided to bust Brienne’s chops over Jaime - a man she no longer even seems to be interested in herself. It’s worth noting too that the series has landed down firmly on the “Brienne secretly loves Jaime” side of the fence, which weakens her character if you ask me."
ign.com (via nochanceandnochoice)
Really doe? Like one of the biggest reasons that Brienne followed Renly was because she was in love with him and he showed her kindness by dancing with her when no one else would. That is why she was a kick ass warrior and was willing to die for him. She was still kick ass in love with Renly. Why is it a stretch for her to fall in love with Jaime when he did much more for her than dancing? He saved her from being raped. He saved her from a bear by putting his body on the line. He told her things he never told another soul. And he’s fucking handsome as all get out too.
It doesn’t make her less kick ass to be in love with him. Just means she’s a human being with human feelings who has fallen in love.
I hate how so many people equate love with femininity and therefore weakness.
Or even more accurately with women who aren’t traditional love interests as not being as bad ass if they are in love or the insistence that this has to be a brotp because she is not traditionally beautiful. Meanwhile people eat up Sandor and Sansa like it going out of style. I’m not saying that as a insult to people who like that pairing. I’m saying that it is interesting that our reactions to the traditional beauty and the beast trope is acceptable when a male is the beast. But if a woman is less than a runway model they are seen as someone unworthy of romantic love.