Oh maaaan this is super cool!
Oh maaaan this is super cool!
Ect. From Toothpaste For Dinner.
Bioware fan art by Smilika.
Oof, that Zevran one…*whew*
The sexual tension between you and your posters as you’re getting dressed
I can only imagine how hot and bothered my world map gets.
NO BUT SERIOUSLY
I used to have a lot of posters up and I got this weird superstitious feeling that the people depicted in them could see me, that they were somehow connected to their posters, and therefore always felt self-conscious when changing in my room …
Things come in little waves across my dashboard, and after the second or third time I get an urge to respond to them. I wonder if that’s the right thing to do. For example, there have been multiple posts sneering at the possibility of “reverse racism.” (I’m a pedant, so I consider any treating of people differently because of the colour of their skin to be racism.) I’m in a position of relative privilege, so I probably should just keep my mouth shut. But these posts do bother me a little.
Part of my reaction is personal. Who likes having their own experiences erased? When I lived in Japan, I came to understand that I was a helpless yet promiscuous child with a ridiculous nose who wore glasses because of her weak blue eyes and who could never speak Japanese (or it was amazing that I could say even a simple phrase in it). On more than one occasion I had people start violently and exclaim at the sight of me, or had children point, jeer, and laugh; not to mention adults staring, refusing to sit near me on the train, and a memorable pair of young women discussing right in front of me whether I was female or male.
Now, this was over six+ years that I collected these experiences. And they weren’t daily, so I really don’t see myself as hard done by, or in the same position as a minority living in Canada or the US. The biggest difference was that I came home and it all immediately stopped. That’s privilege in a nutshell.
So yes, the racism I have experienced matters far, far less than that experienced by minorities. And the ravages of colonialism have been far less nasty to me, although I wouldn’t be surprised if my Irish and Scottish ancestors didn’t run into problems — many groups that are considered white now were not in the past.
Beyond my hurt feelings, though, I have a greater concern. This racism/reverse racism is usually either implicitly or explicitly about the situation of African-Americans. I’m afraid that using that particular form of racism as the example of all, and the term PoC as a blanket term for minorities, will make it harder to see many other forms of minority oppression.
On top of that, inaccurate statements make for lousy arguments. What’s the endgame? If it’s to convince anyone, anywhere, then “omfg reverse racism doesn’t exist white people are a joke” is obviously weaker than “yeah, sometimes that might happen, but it’s not nearly as common as it is for PoC, and frankly, as a PoC I’m allowed to fight for a better life for myself without worrying about every other group out there.”
If the goal is vengeance or just venting, then overgeneralizations are understandable. I’m not proposing tone policing. Yet, with Nelson Mandela’s passing, I can’t help but hope for more effective arguments that could change people’s hearts and minds.
its 20 fucking 13 can we stop pretending that online activism and general awareness campaigns “dont do anything” before i got on tumblr i was a racist sexist anti-feminist piece of garbage whos greatest understanding of any social issue was discrimination against white gay men and that trans people were “men trapped in womens bodies”
obviously something fucking right is going on so why dont you stop being pessimistic little shits.
Space miniaturized. Just add Tilt-Shift
Loud Like Love [9/?]
Stirb nicht vor mir - Don’t die before I do
Nasir lil pale blood-drained face lighting up at the sight of his Ag-gron tho!
That’s how Agron knew it was ok to plant one on his bb…
fuckin incredible the rip-off version of frozen has more diversity than the original disney movie
EXCUSE YOU, TUMBLR? Please do some research before plastering the ‘knock-off’ label on a movie. Or, you know, ACTUALLY WATCH IT. First, this movie is /not/ a knock-off, and second, the plot/setting is actually something ENTIRELY different. While I agree with the point of Frozen lacking diversity, PLEASE be responsible and do your research before dragging a non-related movie into this mess. Especially before slapping the ‘knock-off’ label on it.
This is the original movie poster.
It’s pretty crap that a movie about indigenous people can’t get recognition in the states without being relabeled as a play off a Disney movie. I’m going to try and make a point to watch this next week!
Even more crap — this is not available on Netflix in Canada >_<
Strength is being able to crush a tomato.
Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.
Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit…