You cannot be racist to white people
just like you can’t fire your boss
because you don’t have that power
See, this is a great analogy because an employee can say the same words to their boss and it would have a completely different effect as their boss saying…
tumblr made me a much more tolerant and less judgmental person like my cousin be like “omg look at that bitch eyebrows she drew them damn near in her hairline” and i’m like shrug maybe the bitch wanted to have eyebrows in her hairline you don’t know shit about her life.
ok this annoys the crap out of me, firstly the font in question costs a fortune, secondly no link to something that can change a persons life as it did mine, so here lemme fix both of those:
Open Source Dyslexia is a FREE font that is designed in a similar fashion as in weighting the letters, it is also being constantly updated, yer welcome
Hi for all of my disability friends, please bookmark opendyslexic this is a really great project! Tell your friends c:
The best part of the video may be when Jackson addresses the comments she’s heard about her daughter and sets the record straight about statements like you “wanted a girl so you turned your child into one” and “kids have no idea what they want or who they are — my kids wants to be a dog, should I let him?”
Follow Your Dreams!
That took a direction I did not expect.
That was the best direction that could have taken
I don’t know what I expected.
I fucking love this website
Phoenix Wright wrote a book.
first i just saw the title and comment and i laughed but then i saw the author’s last name and, my god
Cross-examining the Parrot: Thinking Outside the Bounds of Sanity
The best part is this is an actual book.
let’s glorify the heroines rather than just the princesses I like that better
I love this! MOAR HEROINES.
- Israel forcibly sterilised Ethiopian immigrants
- Israel harvested the organs of dead Palestinians without consent
- Any mention of Israel wiping Palestine off the map
- Israelis chanting ‘Death to Arabs’ (an extremely regular occurrence)
- Their top Rabbis signed a religious ruling forbidding renting homes to Palestinians/non-Jews
- 'Price tag' attacks by Israelis on churches, monasteries, mosques and graveyards (Christian and Muslim)
Fuck the word “Mary Sue”. It is literally shorthand 90% of the time for “your character is female and doesn’t act how I want a female to act so I don’t like her.” Or “your character is female and a self-insert/wish fulfillment and that makes her bad.” As if a large chunk of male characters AREN’T self-inserts or wish fulfillment characters.
You know what I’ve noticed? That the qualifications of realistic or relatable are only applied to female characters in these genres. No one questions that Steve Rogers apparently learned French, computer and technology skills, an advanced fighting technique, and had the free time to catch up on history and pop culture between The Avengers and The Winter Soldier. But Skye is good at computers and can learn how to be an agent rather quickly? MARY SUE WHO DESERVES TO DIE.
SO many male characters are Marty Stu self-inserts, like, pretty much ALL of them. Men don’t care; hell, they’re into it. Women don’t care if male characters are “too good to be true” either. Why is that? Why are we so ready to buy into those ridiculous male characters but balk at the female ones?
Tony Stark is the biggest self-insert, self-indulgent male fantasy FUCKING EVER (genius, billionaire, ladies man superhero who has a pithy comeback for everything? COME THE FUCK ON), and yet I never see a single comment about how he’s unrealistic. NOT. ONE. Or any of the other male characters out there. I never see a single comment about mary stus or unrealistic male characters. It’s ONLY WOMEN.
I think the larger problem is that EVEN WOMEN have trouble envisioning women as being anything other than flawed, weak characters. When they’re smart or pithy or rich while being pretty? MARY SUE! OMG UNREALISTIC! OMG ANNOYING! We can’t seem to accept these characters, and almost seem to view them as a THREAT. I still remember back in the SPN days when people lost their SHIT over Jo because she was a “threat” to the guys on the show (god forbid anything get in the way of the slash pairings). And so she was UNREALISTIC and ANNOYING! BLAH BLAH PATHETIC EXCUSE BLAH!
No one is saying that every female character should be the pinnacle of perfection, but the fact that women who receive the same treatment as a lot of male characters (aka they are given power and perhaps one or more positive characteristic) are the only ones getting called out on it? Troubling.
Fuck it. I love mary sues. WHAT THE FUCK IS A MARY SUE ANYWAY? Because these days it seems like a mary sue is a character that is pretty damn awesome. So bring on the mary sues. What’s WRONG with having a character that’s fucking awesome that you can relate to or want to swap places with?
Shameful confession: I used to be very into Mary Sue fanfic sporking communities on Livejournal when I was in middle/ early high school. I loved to tear apart self insert fanfic with a bunch of other people which I now am fully aware was a shitty thing to do but at the time it made sense because I was twelve-fifteen and stupid. And I think I started to drop my self-righteous Mary Sue hate the first time I visited the Canon Sue site and saw that three different people had submitted Martha, Rose, and Donna all as Mary Sues, with the main reasoning seeming to be “she has a role in the show and she’s not actually The Doctor but still accomplishes things so therefore MARY SUE.” The concept really is flawed and misogynistic and I’m 100% over it. And to anyone whose fanfic I made mean comments on around 2004-2008ish, I’m sorry.
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