anonymous asked: All this racist shit over a black Johnny Storm is hurting my insides.
Dear Nerds: If you’re getting upset that fucking Hollywood is too diverse for you, you need to have a long, hard look at the inherent racism of your racist-ass medium.
Abortion seems to be the only medical procedure that people want to deny you based on how you got in that situation.
Drove drunk, got in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem.
Messing around with a gun, accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course.
Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep.
Climb a tree, fall out and break your leg? We’ll fix that right up.
Have sex and get pregnant when you don’t want to be? YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS SITUATION AND YOU DESERVE NO MEDICAL HELP OR COMPASSION! THIS IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU WILL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!
“Worry about your own uterus” wise wise words.
It’s because all those other things could happen to a man, but only pregnancy could happen to a women, and since having sex all willy-nilly for pleasure makes you a ho in the eyes of the GOP, you deserves to be punished. And I by punished, they mean, pregnant and a mother, because those things are punishments, not life situations.
“M’gann won’t stop mind-raping…”
“Psimon got mind-raped bad”
“Why doesn’t anyone apart from Superboy care about all of M’gann’s mind-raping”
Imagine you’re reading a book, or watching a movie, or flipping though a comic. Imagine that these stories are great and wonderful, but you keep noticing the same thing over and over again. None of the heroes look like you, not even remotely. In fact, the only time someone does look like you, they’re either villainous or from some “savage” culture. Oh, and everybody’s straight. Not even a hint otherwise, not even from the tiniest of characters. Even though you yourself might like boys, girls, both, neither, etc, your stories all end up with the same sexuality each time.
How does that make you feel?
Nobody is taking away anybody’s straight white fantasy characters. Nobody is, in fact, saying they are a bad thing! But in a genre where you can literally have anything happen, dragons and elves and magics of all sorts, why on earth can’t you have not-straight, not-white characters?
But it’s based on a specific time period! Yes, with elves. Or magic. Or dragons. Those are all possible, but a non-villainous POC isn’t?
But my characters aren’t human! Then why do they all have to be straight? Wouldn’t non-humans have different orientations too?
But I don’t know how to write gay people/POC/women! You never will if you don’t try.
But the tone was mean! And I’m gonna write a five page post on how you can’t tell me what to write! Well, this is the internet, a wonderful place where everybody can express their own opinions. And the thing about the internet is that I’m not telling you what to do, nobody is, because we don’t know you. Opinions are being typed out to the ether, expressed in various ways to a general, not specific, you. Sometimes that is easy to forget, because we see something that makes us angry, and when we are angry, we want to speak out.
Nobody is telling you what to write. I, personally, am not telling you what to write. I’m just saying, there’s a good lot of people out there who would love to see people like them in the genres they love.
So why not consider it the next time you sit down to write out your fantasy story? Someone out there will be happy you did.
White people who tell POC they shouldn’t be offended by something they find racist.
White people who tell POC they shouldn’t be offended by something they find racist because their PoC friend doesn’t find it racist.
if women call you creepy, I want you to realize you are probably creepy.
the way you show affection is probably creepy. the way you talk to women is probably creepy.
there is not giant lady-led conspiracy to call actually nice people creepy. you are just creepy.
Spoiler Alert: You can ship something outside of canon while still supporting actual canon pairings that go against your ship. It’s a thing. It’s possible.
- what society thinks an anxiety disorder is: cute awkward girl who is klutzy and falls into things, but looks cute while doing it and the ~popular~ guy always finds her adorable for it
- what an anxiety disorder is: having panic attacks that make you sound like a dying animal every morning and not at all looking cute while doing it bc who looks cute hyperventilating
Such overblown rhetoric disguises the operation of a double standard in contemporary society. On the one hand, the consumption of alcohol is viewed as making women MORE responsible for their own rape: by choosing to get drunk, women are deliberately increasing their risk and should be prepared to face the consequences. On the other hand, male consumption of alcohol is viewed as making them LESS responsible for their actions; by choosing to get drunk, men increase the chance of inappropriate behaviour and should not therefore be required to pay the price for their actions.
Joanna Bourke- Rape: Sex Violence History (via girlofgallifrey)
This is something that I have been thinking about. YAY PEOPLE PUTTING WORDS.
white privilege is watching the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony and hearing the British and American commentators poke fun at the names of African and Asian countries and constantly refer to their negative downfalls (poverty, war, crime etc.) while they hold their flags. Meanwhile, European countries and the United States are only referred to in regards to their sports backgrounds.
White privilege is being able to disrespect nations with predominately POC on international television and have people be okay with it.
Mod note: White privilege is being able to say “I wish England was still an empire” and get away with it. I guarantee if a black or brown person hopped on a national platform and said “I wish Saudi Arabia would violently conquer the known world,” they’d probably be shot before they finished their sentence.
Also, having the NBC commentators (both wealthy white men, obvz) consistently mispronounce the names of many non-Western countries and not correct each other/give a flying fuck.
The worst part was Matt Lauer, introducing the athletes from Laos, saying, “They pronounce it without the ‘s,’ but we include the ‘s.’” YOU FUCKING DICKWAD.
pisses me off is all
Woah this actually happened?! I’m so glad I didn’t watch it after all.
And let’s not forget Rwanda.
“THEY HAD A LOT OF ISSUES IN THE 90S, BUT NOW THEY’VE BOUNCED BACK. THEY’RE A GREAT AFRICAN SUCCESS STORY.”
BULL. FUCKING. SHIT.
The only thing that’s really bothering me about all these headlines about KStew cheating on Robert Pattinson is that they never once call the man she cheated with—who is married and has two children—a cheater. He’s an accomplice, not a perpetrator. He’s practically a non-entity, while she’s slut-shamed into an unnecessary public apology and called a homewrecker.
Newsflash. That guy wrecked his own home. She’s not innocent but she’s also not the only guilty party, here.