Misogynist: (noun), a person who dislikes, mistrusts, or hates a woman.
Hook has never once shown to dislike women. Quite the opposite, in point of fact. He has never been shown to hate women — again, quite the opposite. He treats women as his equal. He does not base his opinions of people off their gender. In fact, Hook has only teamed up with a man once, and that was with Charming. Every other time, he’s worked with women (as an equal). Milah, Cora, Regina, Emma.
He doesn’t mistrust women. Again, he works with them as equals. He trusts them. If Hook were a misogynist, he’d have something to prove; he’d need to do anything he could to “prove” his masculinity. The very fact that he asked Emma to help him proves he’s not a misogynist. “Give me a boost, would you, love?” — Hook to Emma, 2x06, “Tallahassee”
He asked her to help him up. Meaning he treats her as an equal. He doesn’t think she’s weaker than him, he doesn’t think he’s stronger than her — they’re equals.If he was a misogynist, it would’ve gone more like, “Hey, come here and I’ll give you a boost so you can see on top of this thing.” Instead, he asked her, very politely, to give him a boost so he could check the top of the cage.
EDIT: Milah was also Killian’s first mate. Sailors and pirates don’t just make people their first mate for the hell of it, or just because they “like” them. Captains appoint first mates because they trust them, because they’ve proven themselves. A misogynist would not recognize these things in a woman because of their being a woman. Killian recognized Milah as a loyal person worth respecting, who proved herself worthy of being his first mate, and appointed her because of that.
Now I shut you down in four paragraphs. Get on my level.
[TW: Sexual Assault]
His lips crushed mine, stopping my protest. He kissed me angrily, roughly, his other hand gripping tight around the back of my neck, making escape impossible. I shoved against his chest with all my strength, but he didn’t even seem to notice. His mouth was soft, despite the anger, his lips molding to mine in a warm, unfamiliar way.
I grabbed at his face, trying to push it away, failing again. He seemed to notice this time, though, and it aggravated him. His lips forced mine open, and I could feel his hot breath in my mouth.
Acting on instinct, I let my hands drop to my side, and shut down. I opened my eyes and didn’t fight, didn’t feel… just waited for him to stop."
Twilight: Eclipse p. 331 (Bella and Jacob’s first kiss)
This is rape culture.
Young women are taught to think of this passage - which describes sexual assault - as erotic. Young men are taught to force their will on young women, regardless of any (non)verbal cues, because sex is conquest and women are objects - not something to be done between two consenting individuals because it’s pleasurable for both people.
The most frightening thing about this excerpt is that many survivors of sexual assault who have disclosed to me describe stories that sound exactly like this one.
tumblr user clockward submitted this to us. read at your leisure.
The lines before that:
He still had my chin—his fingers holding too tight, till it hurt—and I saw the resolve form abruptly in his eyes.
“N—-” I started to object, but it was too late.
And after he assaulted her she punched him in the face but due to his “super human strength” she broke her hand, said “Don’t touche me!” and then:
“Just let me drive you home,” Jacob insisted. Unbelievably, he had the nerve to wrap his arm around my waist.
I jerked away from him.
When he got in the driver’s side, he was whistling.
AND THEN while he was driving:
“…There is so much I can give you that he can’t. I’ll bet he couldn’t even kiss you like that—-because he would hurt you. I would never, never hurt you, Bella.”
I held up my injured hand.
He sighed. “That wasn’t my fault. You should have known better.”
He grinned over at me. “You kissed me back.”
I gasped, unthinkingly balling my hands up into fists again, hissing when my broken hand reacted.
“Are you okay?” he asked.
“I did not.”
“I think I can tell the difference.”
“Obviously you can’t——that was not kissing back, that was trying to get you the hell off me, you idiot.”
He laughed a low, throaty laugh. “Touchy. Almost overly defensive, I would say.
I took a deep breath. There was no point in arguing with him; he would twist anything I said.
Then when she gets home, to where her father, Charlie, the police officer, is:
“Why did she hit you?”
“Because I kissed her,” Jacob said, unashamed.
“Good for you, kid,” Charlie congratulated him.
I didn’t read the citation first. I read the quote. I thought I was reading a woman’s account of how she was about to be raped, not a fucking passage from a romance novel.
“My brain is already to busy being awesome”
Captain Hook + Color porn
Who will have mercy on your soul?
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Cristiano Ronaldo for “KFCArabia”.
Nick & Gail 3x08
Brazilian model Alexandre Cunha was paired with a three-year-old moptop to showcase Smalto’s matching child-sized and adult tuxedos. Unfortunately, while the pressure of performing didn’t faze the buff Brazilian, his partner broke down in tears as they were striding the catwalk:
Once, I was supposed to close a show with a 3-year-old kid and we both had matching outfits. During rehearsal, everything went as planned, but on the day of the show he started crying halfway down the runway, so in my head I thought, “What am I supposed to do?!” I ended up picking him up and I carried him to the end of the runway.