Kristen Stewart’s Marrying the Feminist Movement in a Pile of Leaves this Sunday Funday

Good morning, starshine! The great big gay Earth says hello.

Kristen Stewart Loves Feminism, Hates the People You Hate

Kristen Stewart doesn’t understand why so many women in Hollywood have disavowed feminism, probably because she understands what feminism actually is.


That’s such a strange thing to say, isn’t it? Like, what do you mean? Do you not believe in equality for men and women?… Sometimes, the loudest voice in the room isn’t necessarily the one you should listen to… It’s a really ridiculous thing to say you’re not a feminist.

Batman’s New Robin Might Be A Chick

Jena Malone might be Robin in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of JusticeHow freakin’ cool is that?


Drastic times call for drastic measures.

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Marriage Equality ‘Round the World

+ Marriage equality made quite a storm in Idaho this week. An adorable, ball-of-happy-tears storm.

+ Scotland’s first gay marriages will happen on the 31 of December.

+ The fight for same-sex marriage rights in Italy has come to the Vatican’s doorstep.

Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano recently sent a notice to local prefects saying any registrations of foreign gay marriages would be voided, and Rome’s prefect vowed to do so immediately.

Nevertheless, Mayor Ignazio Marino received thunderous applause upon arrival at the city hall reception room where the couples and their loved ones gathered to make the marriages official in Rome’s city ledger. Marino transcribed the date and locations of their weddings, including in Spain, Portugal and the U.S.

Marino said Saturday was an important day in the fight for equal rights and that “the most important right is to say to your companion ‘I love you’ and to have that be recognized.”

+ The federal government will now recognize marriage equality in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. In Arizona, a federal judge ruled that banning gay marriage is, um – big surprise coming up – unconstitutional. A similar ruling in Wyoming is on hold until October 23.


This Cat Can’t Even

Have you ever seen a pile of leaves and just gone off the chain? Well. In the words of a decent man, you are not alone.

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  1. Totally in favour of Jena Malone’s involvement in any comics-related project. She’d make a cool Robin.

    Also – yay Scotland! :D

  2. Well, looks like I actually agree with Kristen Stewart on something. Never thought that would happen. I don’t understand it either. It’s like these celebs are so desperate to not be seen as “man-hating lesbians”(which is the stereotype attributed to feminists) that they have to disavow feminism in the press. I have seen many a female celeb make comments against feminism that make me roll my eyes because they have outright misinterpreted what feminism is and are helping to perpetuate those stereotypes by spreading that false information even further.

  3. Wow. I… can’t believe I’m agreeing with Kristen Stewart. Maybe I should go see more indie movies. :P

  4. As this cat elegantly demonstrates, the best way to releaf stress is to treet the root cause of the problem. Don’t be afraid to bare all or branch out for help.

  5. Is there anything more adorable than a cat chasing its tail? Yes – a cat chasing its tail IN A PILE OF LEAVES.

  6. Because feminism isn’t a simple definition. It’s a movement with a history and a voice. It’s the voice and all the ideologies I don’t subscribe to. I support equal rights for women and everyone, of course K Stew.

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