*Unarmed Black person gets killed by police*
“It’s not about race they had to have done something to deserve it.”
*Black person gets a job or goes to a college*
“This is obviously about race there is nothing they could have done to deserve it.”
Bro it’s is the truth.
LOL man.never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,
Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?
because white people have made sure that everything is about race
as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.
Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)
Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.
And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers
Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.
^ and this is only on the topic of travel - let’s not begin with medicine, astronomy, mathematics and so on.
reblogging for grade A commentary
one of my FAVORITE cosplays from Megacon, because I love the character and she portrayed it so well.
@fem-trek, isn’t this you?
For some reason the tag didn’t go through so…
people keep gushing over female character designs that “show that you can still kick ass and be feminine and cute!!!” yea ok we all get it now show me a female character whos design doesn’t prioritize making her attractive
I don’t really have much to add. It’s all about the designer’s priorities.
(I have a summed up version at the bottom because I ramble and word vomit like no other)
This ties in with something I’d thought about recently…mostly in response to Cassandra’s being straight is good because she isn’t a “stereotype”, also with how it’s been bugging me how she’s a warrior and yet she still has the same generic fairly thin frame of EVERY FEMALE CHARACTER EVER (and lets be real the inquisitors are going to be like that too).
And it got me thinking that while I do understand not wanting to perpetrate stereotypes (such as masculine women are expected to like women) and I try to be aware of my tendency to value masculinity over femininity, which is honestly one of the roots of sexism and how it hurts all genders (masculine women seen as better than feminine men, though this can change depending on the scenario, but if we’re talking about scenarios where physicality is important then the feminine one is almost always weak and undesirable). So there’s an important point there.
But I got thinking more, and I don’t know how well I’ll sum up my thoughts, but honestly how many masculine women are in media that are both not stereotypes and don’t have an aspect of their personality that’s meant to reaffirm their femininity? Like I’m thinking Ripley and that’s about it right now. Not that they don’t exist (I dont watch a lot of things lol) but all the “masculine” female characters that aren’t meant for comedy or strawmanning always have this moment of extreme femininity. And it’s not always bad, like being in a sexist outfit or being hopelessly in love with some dude or being “”“vulnerable”“” in that crucial moment. Like I can use Aveline from DA2 as an example, she’s probably honestly about the best I can think of besides Ripley, and her main “feminine” moment is that she wants to marry this guy (and she’s super awkward about it and it’s so cute and awwwwww). But there’s little things. Like how her model looks pretty….feminine. Since she’s usually wearing armor she’s at least bulky, but not without it. And her face is pretty made up in a slightly dollish way. As with most things, if you only look at her there is 110% nothing wrong with that, and I think she goes a long way in being able to mix masculine and feminine traits.
But then you compare it to all the other women in Dragon Age, and you notice that she’s barely visually any more masculine than any of them, you look at women in media in general, all the masculine women still have to end up with a man (partially because we need to have more lesbians and bi/pan ladies in the media IN GENERAL and that’s really a more pressing issue lol).
To bring it back to why Cassandra made me think this, other than her (impecible) make up, she’s one of the most masculine female designs I’ve seen in a while. And then people say they’re glad she’s straight because it breaks stereotypes about manish lesbians and I’m like….mannish lesbians EXIST. Mannish female bisexuals exist! I’m neither but I’m pretty damn sure they would like representation of them that ARENT STEREOTYPES, which….wouldn’t be hard, for example just have Cassandra just like how she is, she just likes women too WOAH SHE DIDNT SUDDENLY BECOME AN OFFENSIVE STEREOTYPE WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE.
And actually, way more than her orientation, it just fucking bothers me that Cassandra still has a very thin (ie NOT MUSCULAR) body model, I noticed in a walking cut-scene there was a LOT of emphasis on her hips moving, and I couldnt tell in the scenes but I’m so afraid of a return of the STUPID FEMALE RUNNING ANIMATIONS. There’s the problem. The female traits are usually all the same. Either traditional devotion to a guy or some very feminine physical trait. Like, Cassandra is a step forward, cause STRONG JAW and doing tough things toughly and then btw also being a romantic but that being framed less as a “feminine” thing and just more “ooooh u didnt expect that c:”. But no they couldn’t be bothered to make her more stocky or muscly or BI. As long as they don’t write her romance as “oh golly all my problems and un-feminine anger issues have been solved by your penis” I’m not truly pissed.
But TL;DR….There are actually very few strongly masculine women in media that aren’t stereotypes, and women like that DO EXIST. I know while I’m not super masculine physically myself I would prefer to be, and in physical combat situations I identify way more with a female character that looks like she can punch a dude out than a barbie doll or, the best I usually get, average. I want a way to feel powerful in a way I never could growing up, trying to do physical things and being constantly told I was never going to be as good.
never in my life did I think that toilet doors would make me so angry
i love you chongo
Luis Camnitzer - The Photograph (1981)
The Screenshot (2014)
The Reblog (2014)
Bahahahaha love this
The Unnecessary Comment (2014)
I am laughing so goddamn hard at this
it’s like… I imagine this is what a pole dance at an asexual bar looks like
just me and a bunch of other asexuals admiring the strength required to rotate off the ground like this indefinitely
Come on guys, keep pushing this!!
This is so important!
"A federal judge ruled Monday that a tactic police used to control protesters in Ferguson, Mo., is unconstitutional and issued a preliminary injunction halting the practice.
U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry in St. Louis ordered law enforcement agencies to stop enforcing a requirement that protesters keep moving rather than stand still.
Law enforcement officers, seeking to control angry crowds, had ordered people to walk and not stand still while demonstrating over the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. The American Civil Liberties Union sued to halt the practice.
Perry wrote in her order that the requirement violates the constitutional rights of protesters. She said she granted a preliminary injunction ‘because it is likely that these agencies will again apply this unconstitutional policy.’”
While this discussion about “the lack of ~well-written/feminist female characters in media justifying fandom’s lack of interest in them” is going on, I think I’ll use the opportunity to talk about the potential of fannish activity/interaction and the way…
ah! just hold one for one second…
i’m looking in my handbag for a fuck to give about you but it seems mostly empty…
except for this old thing…
i wonder what that could mean.
actually i don’t wonder. that was a lie i just told. sorry about that. but what i’m not sorry about is what i am, what i know i am and what i know i will still be tomorrow even if i get a hundred more messages like this.
do you think you’re being original? do you think you can just tell me to stop and i will? that’s like telling the sun not to like, idk, be the fucking sun. it’s not happening. give up.
the other thing is, your message is tame. it’s so mild. you’re like a little drop of water in a sea of hot sauce. i get death threats, i get people telling me i’m going to hell, i get people who sincerely want to hurt me just because of who i am.
and i’m still fucking doing it.
but little arrogant plot holes like you think you can just tell me to stop.
no, you wet toaster. no.
i am a fucking queen and i will be a woman for as long as i know myself to be one. you will be a damp fork for as long as the universe continues to exist.
anyway if you’re done being a century old sock i’m going to go be a woman somewhere you’re not being a human embodiment of chapped lips
this got to 10k without me noticing