This is every single one of my white followers.
This is the shit you people benefit from every single day.
What are the chances that this photo will ever appear in the mainstream media?
Well I sure as shit will reblog it.
i love fall colors and fall drinks and fall activities and fall weather and fall clothes but most of all i love fall out boy
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.
"I don’t know you’re the cop, like buy a shovel."
She’s so sensible until she gets hot for the French girl. And then mostly she’s still sensible.
"This isn’t all about just one man killed in one town. It’s about how people of color, no matter their socio-economic standing face obstacles in this country with surprising grace. Imagine that on a pretty consistent basis you can’t get a fucking cab, even though you’re a neurosurgeon, because you’re black.
Race is there and it is a constant. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.”
Have I said how much I love John Stewart?
Thank you, John Stewart. Again.
Rethinking my latest Emelan ‘verse read and- Daja.
black and a woman and gay
tall and broad shouldered and flat chested
ridiculed and scolded by her family for her interest in smithing
cast out and denied acknowledgement of her existence by her people after her whole family died in a terrible accident that left her stranded for days
hated by racists and ignorants for being part of the people who cast her out
afraid to forget her culture and insisting on honoring her religion and family while embracing her love of smithing and craftsmanship
stopping an enormous uncontrollable forest fire as a thirteen year old to save a huge group of the people who cast her out and regard her as cursed and dirty and not even alive
using her new magic that is physically a part of her to do something good and having it backfire in her face and being betrayed by someone she trusted and admired
taking pity on the man who betrayed her and murdered so many and making his death painless
creating things like prosthetic legs and hearing aids along with art
finding love and discovering her sexuality and leaving the woman she loves behind because of principle and morals and how much she loves her foster-siblings
Daja Kisubo, the woman whose heart is strong and bright and as big as her whole body
This is the time and this is the place to be alive
History is not a long series of centuries in which men did all the interesting/important things and women stayed home and twiddled their thumbs in between pushing out babies, making soup and dying in childbirth.
History is actually a long series of centuries of men writing down what they thought was important and interesting, and FORGETTING TO WRITE ABOUT WOMEN. It’s also a long series of centuries of women’s work and women’s writing being actively denigrated by men. Writings were destroyed, contributions were downplayed, and women were actively oppressed against, absolutely.
But the forgetting part is vitally important. Most historians and other writers of what we now consider “primary sources” simply didn’t think about women and their contribution to society. They took it for granted, except when that contribution or its lack directly affected men.
This does not in any way mean that the female contribution to society was in fact less interesting or important, or complicated, simply that history—the process of writing down and preserving of the facts, not the facts/events themselves—was looking the other way.”
|—||Tansy Raynar Roberts (via feministquotes)|
watch out for that mug, losers.
"Cancer/mental illness/disability affects rich and poor alike."
Uh, no, it doesn’t. Rich people can afford the treatments and accommodations for those things. Poor people cannot. Get the fuck outta here with that classist shit.
Not to mention a higher proportion of disabled people are in poverty and people in manual jobs are more likely to become disabled, there is a class element to disability that cannot be ignored.