What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable.
http://www.feministfrequency.com/2014/08/women-as-background-decoration-part-2/ (via queenfreija)
At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?
Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings
#yesallwomen have a right to an education without fashion policing by sexist administrators
Following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen on Saturday, and the ensuing media portrayal of his death, Twitter expressed outrage in the form of a hashtag: #IfTheyGunnedMeDown
tbh all the white ppl i know who truly understand racism to the best of their ability, have never asked me “do you hate white people???”
cause they actually listened to me and figured out that i hate white supremacy, not individual white people for simply being white
That and they went beyond the kindergarten, sentimentalist understanding of racism and race relations.
As for a movie with a non-white lead; if Marvel makes Thor 3 before it makes Black Panther, it will have made ten movies headlined by blond white men named Chris before it makes one movie headlined by someone who isn’t even white. (They can cast a black actor named Chris. That’s totally OK.)
Anonymous asked: The thing about being proud to be 'white' is that we white people created the concept for the sole purpose of enslaving POC. Before that, other races lived quite happily with us in Europe, as merchants, soldiers, members of the aristocracy, singers, actors. But we created the concept of 'whiteness' to dehumanize even them. As Eon pointed out, take pride in your ancestors, take pride in your customs, but not your skin color, because it was, from the first, a tool of oppression.
I once told a joke about a straight person.
They came after me in droves.
Each one singing the same:
Don’t fight fire with fire.
What they mean is: Don’t fight fire with anything.
Do not fight fire with water.
Do not fight fire with foam.
Do not evacuate the people.
Do not sound the alarms.
Do not crawl coughing and choking and spluttering to safety.
Do not barricade the door with damp towels.
Do not wave a white flag out of the window.
Do not take the plunge from several storeys up.
Do not shed a tear for your lover trapped behind a wall of flame.
Do not curse the combination of fuel, heat, and oxygen.
Do not ask why the fire fighters are not coming.
When they say: Don’t fight fire with fire.
What they mean is: Stand and burn.
Remember folks: If you don’t hold your oppressor’s hand while softly explaining to them things they could just as easily google and maybe make them some cocoa to help them feel comfortable learning about your lived struggles, you’re just a big ol’ meany who doesn’t deserve to be treated like a person.