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30 May 2015 @ 11:56 am
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++ A little belated, but here is another friending meme, specifically for women who love women. ♥ Also, sorry for being a little MIA lately, I just haven't been motivated enough to post something. I think Mad Max kind of took a lot of my energy (which I'm seeing again later today, btw), but I'm back in full swing now.

++ Congratulations to Ireland and Greenland for passing marriage equality!

I've been thinking about the progression of the marriage equality over the years, not just here in the States, but worldwide as well. I know it's always been debated, but I specifically remember when I first started hearing about it when I first joined this site, especially in 2004 in terms of the U.S. presidential election. The debate over gay marriage rose to an all time high then, people on this site were always in discussion about it, even leading to all the support banners and whatnot. But just looking at the timeline of how this progression has taken us, we've made such a huge difference just within the last fifteen years. Mind you, it's definitely not perfect, there are still many issues to deal with and rights to fight for (particularly when recognizing the different sexual identities out there that are constantly being ignored or erased, in society as well as within the LGBT+ community itself, and especially with the protection of anyone underneath the umbrella in general), but overall it's amazing seeing how far we've come. It's been a slow but steady progression of acceptance that just continues to grow as time goes on, and it's been phenomenal watching and having been part of this change. ♥ ♥ ♥

++ Lastly, I want to mention Hayley Atwell and Lyndsy Fonseca's panel at the St. Louis Comic Con last weekend (WHERE MY SISTER ACTUALLY GOT TO MEET HAYLEY TWICE OMG AJL;SDKFJL;ASDF SO JELLY). They're so adorable and most importantly, I just love hearing Hayley speak. She's so eloquent and it such a smart woman, I love what she has to say in regards to Peggy Carter and how she portrays her. I've gushed over her before, especially since she's all onboard with Peggy being bisexual and being an advocate for the show to be more racially representative, never mind that her Twitter is just the greatest thing ever. She's an adorable dork who I would love to just hang out and chat with, honestly. (◕‿◕✿)
 
 
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Profiterole: Dollhouse - Echo and Whiskey_profiterole_ on May 30th, 2015 07:09 pm (UTC)
Hayley Atwell is a wonderful human being. She ships Peggy/Angie and she's also said something about Steve's bisexuality and she seems to do it in a truly supportive manner for the LGBT community. <3
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on May 30th, 2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
I love how supportive she is, and that she truly does care and is super respectful and speaks out on these particular topics. Plus, how she loves the fans. Just looking through her Twitter you can see she appreciates all the support from the fans and loves interacting with them. She's such a darling. We are truly blessed. ♥

Edited at 2015-05-30 07:31 pm (UTC)
R.: fairy tales are more than truependeries on May 30th, 2015 07:48 pm (UTC)
I'm so proud of Ireland! ♥

I didn't know about Greenland, but that's awesome!
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 31st, 2015 02:29 am (UTC)
I love hearing news like that. It makes me really happy that other countries and places in the world are making headway for equality. :)
Laeryn: black canarylaeryn on May 30th, 2015 09:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing the friending meme! :)

I watched Mad Max the other day btw, I had such a blast. Loved it. It's over the top and I love it for that, plus those aesthetics, and Furiosa is so cool, almost as much as the old ladies.

So happy about Ireland and Greenland!
Renée: Kaylee. Giddy.rogueslayer452 on May 31st, 2015 04:55 pm (UTC)
YAY! I'm happy that you loved it! :D Wasn't it just so awesome? I love how everything just meshed so well; it had a nice blend of things being over-the-top and wild like you're on some metal acid trip, but for this world that was created it just makes sense. Like, you're able to suspend belief because the world-building makes to believable enough. The aesthetics just never let up even after more than one viewing of the film, either. Watching Fury Road was such an experience in and of itself, and I certainly encourage everyone to not just see it, but see it as many times possible. :)
journeyanandrine on May 31st, 2015 01:47 am (UTC)
i don't follow anything that would put hayley atwell on my radar but what i've seen from her she seems pretty great!

the fact that a country legalized same sex marriage by popular vote boggled my mind. i've heard that some people were't necessarily for it and just wanted to challenge religious control? and it should never be up for popular vote ANYWAY... but that doesn't mean it can't still be encouraging to see!
Renée: Nikita. Femme Fatale.rogueslayer452 on June 1st, 2015 02:33 am (UTC)
She's utterly fantastic. She's gorgeous, she's intelligent and well-spoken, and is a complete adorable dork. I love her. ♥

Huh, that's interesting. Either way though, it's definitely encouraging to see these votes being the most popular than the other way around. These victories are what make the movement better in the long run. :)
Julie: A19 ★ the heart and strengthragnarok_08 on May 31st, 2015 02:49 am (UTC)
Hayley is so amazing ♥

Renéerogueslayer452 on June 1st, 2015 01:57 am (UTC)
She is, indeed. ♥ (◠ω◠✿)
we can't give up. that's the deal.omgpeyton on May 31st, 2015 04:29 am (UTC)
I definitely thought my state would be the last in this country to pass marriage equality but I'm happy to see that it wasn't! We did last year, and we even had some politicians trying to revoke it TWICE but it wasn't happening. Not perfect but a victory in the end. :)

I don't watch Agent Carter but I don't see anything but positive stuff when it comes to Hayley Atwell and what she wants for the show/character. I admire that!
Renée: Six. Relaxation.rogueslayer452 on June 1st, 2015 01:55 am (UTC)
The small victories will make the biggest difference in the end. :)

Hayley is just a gift all around. I love what she has to say in regards to women and being in the business, and wanting more women representation, especially in this particular genre of superhero action movies. I love her speaking out about those kinds of things. It's one of the many things I find admirable about that woman. ♥
verdande_miverdande_mi on May 31st, 2015 08:27 am (UTC)
Thanks for the friending-meme link :)

And it is so wonderful marriage equality was passed in both Greenland and Ireland <3 and truly the change in general opinion about this issue over such a short period is indeed a huge and terrific change. It has been lovely to watch it happen :)
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 31st, 2015 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I mean, the fight is far from over, but seeing how far we've come really has me very optimistic for the future. :)
Galadriel.: Random | Stuff ✽ Unicornsixphanel on May 31st, 2015 01:59 pm (UTC)
SIGHHHH, HAILEY! And your sister's so lucky! Was it fun? :DDDDD

And Mad Max was fantastic. I don't think I told you when you wrote that entry... <3
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on May 31st, 2015 05:51 pm (UTC)
She says it was fun, quite impulsive for her that she got to get a photo taken with Hayley along with an autograph and go to the panel. It makes me super jealous I wasn't there with her.

YAY FOR MAD MAX! So happy you enjoyed it. :DDDDD Do you have a favorite part, or is it just an overall blur of awesome at the moment?
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Jaystaaaaa: Misc | Bender applausejaysta_11 on May 31st, 2015 02:56 pm (UTC)
HAYLEY ATWELL YES GOOD <3

There's nothing better than finding out that a character you've been gushing over actually has an actor/ess who is JUST AS FUCKING AWESOME.
Renée: Elena Gilbert. Magic.rogueslayer452 on May 31st, 2015 05:31 pm (UTC)
I LOVE THAT FEELING TOO!

When an actor from a character you love not only loves the character as much as you do (possibly even more), but then just does and says all these amazing things and loves the fans, it's just such a gift. And Hayley, herself, is a blessing in every single way. ♥

Edited at 2015-05-31 05:31 pm (UTC)
💋: got me on my toesmaybe on May 31st, 2015 07:14 pm (UTC)
Hayley is such a darling. ♥
Renée: Lost Girl. Kenzi. bb gurl.rogueslayer452 on May 31st, 2015 08:51 pm (UTC)
She truly is. ♥
Northern Wanderer: Avengers - Standing alonemidnightwhisper on June 1st, 2015 01:11 am (UTC)
I should finish watching Agent Carter. Hayley is a beautiful person. I mean appearance and characteristic wise. If the whole world was a lot more like her I think it'd be a better place. Is that deep? I dunno. She just seems so genuine and wonderful.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 1st, 2015 05:06 pm (UTC)
She really does seem quite genuine and wonderful, every report I've seen has people gushing on how kindhearted she is. The way she is with fans is my favorite, because you really see how lovely she is with how she interacts with them. Both meeting them in real life and on Twitter. She's a gorgeous person, inside and out. ♥
giallarhorn: myka beringgiallarhorn on June 2nd, 2015 05:27 am (UTC)
I mean, we're literally living in a time where change of any sort is happening at exponential rates. The last 15 years alone has seen the world change about as much as it did in the previous 30, so it makes sense that it's finally catching up.

(Of course, there's the counterpoint that it is 2015 and it took this long for a country to let popular vote to decide this, but that's another discussion)

Hayley Atwell is just ridiculous. Besides that her twitter is absolute gold, and basically I sum my feelings up as YES GOOD :D
raktajinosraktajinos on June 3rd, 2015 05:56 am (UTC)
I love how Hayley is specifically targeting her fans and being a badass feminist activist and representing women and talking about diversity. She's making herself ADORED by the fanbase (which makes it harder for her show to be cancelled - yay), it makes us love her more, and just really helps her career, and she's helping to add a prominent voice to minoritized voices in the media. All while having amazing clothes and hair.

Hayley Atwell is winning all the things right now. And I love that S1 of Agent Carter pretty much canonized Howard's bisexuality, so going forward with a biPeggy would be awesome.

I too am really happy to see the way the world is moving towards a more inclusive society. That we're having international discussions about trans identity and rights is amazing. I mean, we still have a long long long way to go, and much of the queer discussion has been focused on white dudes (cause god forbid a white dude be oppressed). But I'm looking forward to when erased identities (particularly bisexuality, trans men, and gender fluid as they experience the most erasure right now) can be celebrated. Well really I'm looking forward to the day when the world gets over itself and we stop having to fight for basic human rights and we can start rebuilding the systemic shit.

/feminist rant. hahaha.

Edited at 2015-06-03 05:57 am (UTC)
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2015 02:50 am (UTC)
I love how vocal she's been about these particular issues, as well. She gets engaged with these discussions and includes the fans in it as well, as evidenced from her Twitter, and I just love how not only is she a humongous dork but is using her voice as an actor to bring some awareness and positivity. And she's just one huge ray of sunshine all around. ♥

We most definitely have a long way to go still, and no doubt there will be setbacks here and there throughout this journey, but I love how much has been accomplished thus far. Just looking at the difference we can make in a short period of time makes me have hope. I mean, looking back to the early 00s I know that gay rights were talked about, but nothing else underneath the LBGT+ umbrella, and especially nothing about the trans community, and now look at where we are. It's still an uphill battle for sure, but these small victories will no doubt pay off in the end.

Well really I'm looking forward to the day when the world gets over itself and we stop having to fight for basic human rights and we can start rebuilding the systemic shit.

Amen!
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Dani: peggykoyaaniisqatsi on June 4th, 2015 02:38 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, omg, that is so amazing about Hayley. She is stunning and such a beautiful person inside-and-out.
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2015 01:42 am (UTC)
She absolutely is. :) ♥
Patty: hannibal; will » two facedwoodycakes on June 6th, 2015 05:33 pm (UTC)
i would kill to hang out with hayley and lyndsey!
your sister is so lucky!!!
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2015 01:41 am (UTC)
I would like to, as well.

And yeah, I remind her of this every. single. day. that she is super lucky to have had that opportunity. ;)