Where Iron Meets Poetry

Stephanie. 25. English Masters Graduate. Looking to gain muscle, strength, and confidence. Ask me about fitness, body image, food; mental health, mental illness, toxic relationships; literature, grammar, Harry Potter; Queer Theory, Gender Studies, Feminism.



@jenna_fail: Rocking big wild lion hair today. #rawr 😼 Just knocked out delts then finished up with some ab & glute work 😅 feelin the burn 🔥


From the book “Thoughtless Acts?” by Jane Fulton Suri and IDEO

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14 Times Women Were Sexed Up For Absolutely No Logical Reason

We live in a world saturated with images of beautiful women. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with beauty and sex appeal, sometimes marketers take their use of that sexiness to inappropriate, unnecessary and just plain disrespectful levels.


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Sneak peek of a new doodle-pattern I’m working on ^-^


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My model poses. Yessss come through duck face 🐥😂. #tbt





I AM BEAMING! ree-lifts made me this goooorgeous infinity scarf and it is so soft and well-made! I can’t wait to wear it daily! Check out her Etsy store: NurseyKnits!


omg i want oneee

Aww ree-lifts I love your scarves!!


Soooooo sick of your indifference, girl. Bah! Moving along.



Tom Riddle is aghast ⚡️ {Harry Potter}

Disclaimer: this is not what happens at all. Tom Riddle doesn’t call Slughorn “Sluggy.” That is why this is funny to me.




I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go

so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post”

nice idea and all

but the thing is, as soon as a decent number of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued.

as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, the respect for it drops, and it’s seen as less of a big deal. it’s not about the job- it’s about the number of women in the job.

observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field. so has happened with scores of other areas; nursing comes to mind

so the thing is, it’s not the work or the job that has to be uplifted and seen as more respectable. it will never work out, until people start seeing women as respectable

but there’s a doozy and who the fuck knows if it’s ever happening in my life time

"observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field."

Personal anecdote time!  I’m in a biology graduate program.  An acquaintance wanted to introduce some guy to me because his son was thinking about becoming an undergrad science major.  When he found out I was in the biology department, he grinned and said, “Well, I guess that’s kind of related to science.”

I gave him what I hope was an icy look and said, “Isn’t it strange how men outside the field started saying that right around the time biology majors shifted from mostly male to mostly female?”

The guy got this look on his face like he was about to play the “just a joke” card, and then an older woman who had been standing nearby, talking to someone else, turned to me and said, “The same thing happened with real estate.”  She went on to explain that, over the course of the career, the male-to-female ratio among real estate agents had dropped, and the pay and “prestige factor” of that job dropped along with it.

  • Men's Rights Activists: THIS IS NOT FAIR. MEN HAVE PROBLEMS TOO.
  • Black Men: We're constantly demonized by mainstream media and are targets of police brutality.
  • Gay Men: We face discrimination and hatred and are denied marriage and job security.
  • Trans Men: We are outcasts and are denied medical care, our lives are constantly under threat and our gender is always under scrutiny and policed by others.
  • Men's Rights Activist: ....
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  • Men's Right Activist: Y-Yeah, but... a Feminist was mean to me...



It’s been too long since my last selfie, but I think my legs are looking great!

you look fantastically beautiful *O* <3


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