thespeechqueen

thespeechqueen:

old-commie-bacon:

publicforumdebater:

Ok sorry I am going to rant about the gender inequality in debate, specifically public forum so bare with me.
So, lately I have noticed many competitors in my event look at girl-girl teams as an “easy win”. The stereotype on girls being considered “unexperienced” and…

Holy shit. I knew there was a problem in debate, I never knew how deep it went though. 

It seems to go against all logic. I’ve always thought that female debaters were a lot more intimidating than male debates, and that’s backed up with some numbers. (You’ll have to forgive me my numbers are a little fuzzy). In my district last year, 3 out of the final 4 in LD debate at state were female. In fact, the state champion was my FEMALE PF partner. She’s fucking scary. Both of the top PF teams have at least 1 female, and females took 4 out of 6 slots in Oratory finals. Female debaters are fucking scary. 

As far as the people who say sexist things/make sexist jokes in round or at postings, or really anywhere…What the fuck. Who are these people? Can I punch them? let me rephrase that. Where are they? I’m going to stab them. 

In short, female debaters wreck shit, and are much better than 80% of the guys I’ve hit, and the perception of female debaters as weaker or less competent is totally unfounded. (Also there may be some murdering of sexists later on this evening.)

Example of sexism:

*in HI finals at my home tournament last year*

I was last on the list to go, and I happened to be sitting in the front.  The guy next to me was being obnoxious and hitting on my hardcore.

We typically break 8 to finals and the first 6 had gone, except the guy we’ll call Alex and myself.

The judge checks to make sure we’re both in the room and it went something like this:

Judge: Are F15 and G7 here?

Alex:  I’m F15

Me:  And I’m G7

Alex: Wait, what?  You’re actually in finals?  Really?

Me:  *smiles cutely while giving him evil eyes*  Yes.  Why, does that surprise you?

Alex:  Um, uh…

AND THEN I PROCEEDED TO BEAT HIM.

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silentauroriamthereal:

peacelovehappinessandwriting:

jamesfactscalvin:

mrshudsonstolemytardis:

Prince Harry and John Barrowman both do a mutual high five/ass slap combo omg

Can we just appreciate that John smacked Prince Harry’s royal ass so hard that the guy actually had to rub himself a little while John waves his hand

Can we just appreciate that John smacked Prince Harry’s royal ass 

It’s basically illegal not to reblog this.