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curious little asian kitty whovian who is a self-proclaimed feminist-nerd-adventurer. i like sharing anything and everything that strikes my fancy.


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16 September 14

adulthoodcanwait:

We’ve come a long way, baby. [X]

(Source: khaleesifeminism)

Reblogged: rangerofdiscord

15 September 14

mare-moment:

Some ticks carries a disease, so we’re supposed to avoid them all.

Some sharks bite people, so we’re supposed to always be cautious in the ocean.

Some snakes are venomous, so if you can’t decide whether it’s deadly or not, assume deadly.

But no, not all men.

Reblogged: kinkstertime

14 September 14

kinkstertime:

dimnuggitz:

Zoom zoom

nyooooooooOOOOOOOooooooooOOOOOOOMM

Reblogged: kinkstertime

13 September 14
Happy Dapper Day! 💁🎩👗🎀 @lils1111 @linda1138 @decontroller @dapperday #latergram #ohyoufancyhuh #gooberlife #fancyfriends #dapperday #dapperdayfall2014 (at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa)

Happy Dapper Day! 💁🎩👗🎀 @lils1111 @linda1138 @decontroller @dapperday #latergram #ohyoufancyhuh #gooberlife #fancyfriends #dapperday #dapperdayfall2014 (at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa)

Posted: 3:00 PM

Reblogged: fatfeministfetishist

12 September 14

Educating a Friend

  • Me: So, let's say that you're at school and you see a guy you know. I mean, you guys talk every once in a while and he's pretty cool, but you're not like friends or anything. You just talk to him every once in a while.
  • Guy Friend: What's his name?
  • Me: I don't know. Frank?
  • Guy Friend: No.
  • Me: Okay, fine. His name is Will. Okay?
  • Guy Friend: I don't think it really suits him, but okay.
  • Me: ...So anyway, you're at school during lunchtime and you see Will. So, you notice Will's not eating anything. That's when you realize that Will has no lunch, no money for lunch, and no way of getting either. He's just sitting there like he normally would. He's not acting any differently and he's not asking anyone for anything. Not money, not a fry, not even a salt packet, but you know he's gotta be hungry. So, what do you do?
  • Guy Friend: Do I have any money?
  • Me: Yeah. You have enough for you and another meal.
  • Guy Friend: Duh, I buy him lunch.
  • Me: Okay, cool. So, like you said, you buy him lunch. You buy your lunch and you buy his lunch and you go over and hand it to him. And, he says, "Wow. You know, that's really nice of you, but I wasn't gonna ask anyone for lunch. I was probably just gonna wait until I got home to eat." And, then you say--
  • Guy Friend: Nah, it's cool.
  • Me: Exactly. You say, "Nah, it's cool. I'm just being nice. It's a gift." And, Will says, "You know, that's awesome. You're really nice, bro." And, after that, you guys start hanging out. You guys are like really good buds. You are always hanging out and laughing and just having a good time. So, you guys are friends for a few months, and it's tons of fun. Then, one day, you go up to Will and you say, "Hey, Will, you know, I've been thinking, and I kinda want that five bucks."
  • Guy Friend: What five bucks?
  • Me: Hold on. I'm getting there. So, Will says, "What five bucks?" To which, you reply, "Well, we've been hanging out for a long time and it's been really fun, but like, I've done a lot of really nice things for you. Like, I'm always nice to you and I always listen and do things you wanna do, so I was thinking that because I've been so nice, you should pay me back that five bucks I spent to get your lunch right before we started really hanging out."
  • Guy Friend: What? Why would I--
  • Me: I'm not done yet. So, then Will looks kinda hurt and he says, "But I thought you were just being nice. I thought that was just a gift." So, you say, "Whether or not it was a gift, don't you think you kinda owe me that five bucks since I've been so nice to you?" And, Will says, "No. I don't think I owe you that!" And you get mad, so you say, "Well, I think that you do, so I think you're being really shitty and stuck up about this and I feel like I've been completely wronged."
  • Guy Friend: Oh, my God. That's so fucked up of me. I would never do that to Will. Will was nice. We were buds. That's way screwed.
  • Me: I know, right? Hey, just wondering, have you ever heard of this fictional place called "The Friendzone?"
  • Guy Friend: Well, yeah, but...
  • Guy Friend: ...
  • Guy Friend: ...
  • Guy Friend: oh

Reblogged: rangerofdiscord

9 September 14

teamstarpluskid:

mewchamp:

mewchamp:

"Ew you’re a guy and like the color pink are you gay?"

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Reblogged: teamstarpluskid

8 September 14

fatfeministfetishist:

"you’re not fat you’re beautiful" = "I think fat people in general are gross but I like YOU specifically so you are exempt from my shitty prejudices"

Reblogged: kinkstertime

7 September 14
When liberal whites fail to understand how they can and/or do embody white-supremacist values and beliefs even though they may not embrace racism as prejudice or domination (especially domination that involves coercive control), they cannot recognize the ways their actions support and affirm the very structure of racist domination and oppression that they profess to wish to see eradicated.
— bell hooks, Talking Back (via sociolab)

(Source: brutereason)

Reblogged: loveyourchaos

6 September 14
And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.
— Paulo Coelho  (via thatkindofwoman)

Reblogged: thatkindofwoman

5 September 14
Ron Weasley’s character is consciously written as somewhat racist. Not as racist as Malfoy, of course - he doesn’t scoff at mudbloods and halfbloods, and he doesn’t see himself as superior at all. Still, he unquestionably accepts the inferior position of house elves (they love serving), when he finds out that Lupin’s werewolf his reaction is not only scared but also disgusted (Don’t touch me!) and he is clearly very uncomfortable finding out that Hagrid is half-giant (giants are wild and savage).
And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should stop ASAP”.

Reblogged: jazzseeksjustice

4 September 14
thepoliticalfreakshow:

Racism In Plain Sight: The Sapphires US DVD Cover Relegates Black Females Stars To Background
The Sapphires is an award-winning Australian film about four Aboriginal women who struggled against — and overcame — rampant sexism and racism in the 1960s and 70s in order to form a soul quartet. It’s now being released in the United States, which is great, but its shitty new DVD cover has incited ire and criticism.
For some reason (i.e., the same systemic forces of sexism and racism that provide the central conflict of the film), The Sapphires’s American cover imagery has the actresses who portray the Sapphires blurred into a pale blue background, while Chris O’Dowd — who plays their white manager — is foregrounded in full color. Perhaps even more insultingly, O’Dowd’s name is the only one to appear on the U.S. DVD cover.
In the Australian cover, the actresses playing the quartet — Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, and Miranda Tapsell — are featured prominently; Chris O’Dowd is smiling behind them. The difference between the two cover images is striking; in the American version, the women appear to be O’Dowd’s backup singers. As MaryAnn Johanson put it onflickfilosopher.com:

The Sapphires is the story of four young Australian women who form a singing group and travel to Vietnam in the 1960s to entertain the American troops there. Their new manager, who is along for the ride, is indeed a white man. The women are Aborigines. They are black black black black blackety-black black. Not blue. Oh, and they’re women. And this is their story. It’s even a true story… So why are they shoved into the background, the color of their skin disguised by that blue monotone?

Last week O’Dowd expressed his distaste for the new DVD cover on Twitter, writing, ”it’s ridiculous, it’s misleading, it’s ill-judged, insensitive and everything the film wasn’t.” Yep, pretty much, since the film is about striving to overcome sexism and racism. The original Sapphires (Naomi Mayers, Beverly Briggs, Lois Peeler, and Laurel Robinson) have also joined in on the protest, calling on the NAACP to advocate for them. In a letter sent to the NAACP on the Sapphires’ behalf, Sol Bellear, the chairman of the Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service, wrote:

As I’m sure you can appreciate, the treatment of people of colour in Australia mirrored much of the trauma to which people in the United States were subjected. That trauma — and much of that treatment — remains alive and well in Australia today, as I know it does in the United States.
The US cover of the DVD completely misses this point, and in fact reinforces precisely the sort of bigotry that Naomi, Beverly, Lois and Laurel fought so hard against.

Ms. Mayers, who is now the chief executive of the Redfern AMS, adds that the cover is “disrespectful to the very talented young Aboriginal actors in the film, and it’s disrespectful to us as a group.” In particular, however, it’s “disrespectful to women of colour everywhere who have stood up against this sort of thing all their lives.”
A Change.org petition calling on Anchor Bay, the U.S. distributor, to change to the cover has already garnered over 10,000 signatures.
"The Original ‘Sapphires’ Join Protest Over Sexist, Racist DVD Cover" [Colorlines]Images via Hopscotch Films and Anchor Bay.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Racism In Plain Sight: The Sapphires US DVD Cover Relegates Black Females Stars To Background

The Sapphires is an award-winning Australian film about four Aboriginal women who struggled against — and overcame — rampant sexism and racism in the 1960s and 70s in order to form a soul quartet. It’s now being released in the United States, which is great, but its shitty new DVD cover has incited ire and criticism.

For some reason (i.e., the same systemic forces of sexism and racism that provide the central conflict of the film), The Sapphires’s American cover imagery has the actresses who portray the Sapphires blurred into a pale blue background, while Chris O’Dowd — who plays their white manager — is foregrounded in full color. Perhaps even more insultingly, O’Dowd’s name is the only one to appear on the U.S. DVD cover.

In the Australian cover, the actresses playing the quartet — Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, and Miranda Tapsell — are featured prominently; Chris O’Dowd is smiling behind them. The difference between the two cover images is striking; in the American version, the women appear to be O’Dowd’s backup singers. As MaryAnn Johanson put it onflickfilosopher.com:

The Sapphires is the story of four young Australian women who form a singing group and travel to Vietnam in the 1960s to entertain the American troops there. Their new manager, who is along for the ride, is indeed a white man. The women are Aborigines. They are black black black black blackety-black black. Not blue. Oh, and they’re women. And this is their story. It’s even a true story… So why are they shoved into the background, the color of their skin disguised by that blue monotone?

Last week O’Dowd expressed his distaste for the new DVD cover on Twitter, writing, ”it’s ridiculous, it’s misleading, it’s ill-judged, insensitive and everything the film wasn’t.” Yep, pretty much, since the film is about striving to overcome sexism and racism. The original Sapphires (Naomi Mayers, Beverly Briggs, Lois Peeler, and Laurel Robinson) have also joined in on the protest, calling on the NAACP to advocate for them. In a letter sent to the NAACP on the Sapphires’ behalf, Sol Bellear, the chairman of the Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service, wrote:

As I’m sure you can appreciate, the treatment of people of colour in Australia mirrored much of the trauma to which people in the United States were subjected. That trauma — and much of that treatment — remains alive and well in Australia today, as I know it does in the United States.

The US cover of the DVD completely misses this point, and in fact reinforces precisely the sort of bigotry that Naomi, Beverly, Lois and Laurel fought so hard against.

Ms. Mayers, who is now the chief executive of the Redfern AMS, adds that the cover is “disrespectful to the very talented young Aboriginal actors in the film, and it’s disrespectful to us as a group.” In particular, however, it’s “disrespectful to women of colour everywhere who have stood up against this sort of thing all their lives.”

Change.org petition calling on Anchor Bay, the U.S. distributor, to change to the cover has already garnered over 10,000 signatures.

"The Original ‘Sapphires’ Join Protest Over Sexist, Racist DVD Cover" [Colorlines]
Images via Hopscotch Films and Anchor Bay.

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow)

Reblogged: jazzseeksjustice

3 September 14
2 September 14
chibird:

Animation of this lovely post by findingmyrecovery~

“You can give yourself the things that you are looking for externally. You are allowed to be good to yourself.”

chibird:

Animation of this lovely post by findingmyrecovery~

You can give yourself the things that you are looking for externally. You are allowed to be good to yourself.”

Reblogged: chibird

1 September 14
chibird:

I say yes to more of all of these! ^u^

chibird:

I say yes to more of all of these! ^u^

Reblogged: chibird

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh