people who politically mobilize solely around atheism really piss me off
Why are these shadows in my way
I think most leftists really only want a revolution so they can look at all the other leftist factions and be like “I TOLD YOU GUYS I WAS RIGHT, I TOLD YOU NEO-INSURRECTIONARY INTERNATIONALIST FOURTH-WAVE SYNDICALISM WAS THE ONLY WAY”
maybe that’s true for the white “intellectuals” but certainly not for people who are suffering systematic abuse & structuralized inequality.
when a fandom thinks they “rule” tumblr
I’ll take SIE SIND etc etc over anything that includes Beancounter Crumbcake
Taken from a speech given on April 27, 1969.
Never forget: Roe v. Wade wasn’t the beginning of abortion in America. It was the beginning of the end of illegal abortions. If you haven’t read this piece before, I highly recommend it.
A majority of abortion providers are in their 60-70s because they remember vividly what life was like before roe v wade and the people that came in with bicycle spokes lodged in them, bleeding profusely. Let’s never go back to those ways please.(via w1scons1n)
pissbees said:WHO EVEN
this english white feminist Caitlin Moran in her god-awful book i had to read for class called “how to be a woman”
i like girls who look like they kill people for a living
it’s also not acceptable to send people of color to watch mayo on wonderbread for 9 hours straight. and have the villains be muddy and muscular. and film your movie on Aboriginal land w/only white models.
but yeah. white men, amirite?
White Feminism y’all.
with a white washed heroine to boot
i dunno abt white washed heroine bc i thought the char kate from lost was playing was an OC but
a woman of color auditioned for the part of a dwarf and peter jackson fucking straight up told her that she couldn’t have the part bc she isn’t white
and then they cast all white male dwarves (a number of which are actually not even ppl with nanism
like there are no excuses 4 this shit and the last thing pj deserves are ppl lining up to lick his asshole for finally casting a single white female when he straight up dismissed this woman for a part she would have been better in then men who literally had to be made shorter in post
I really don’t understand why some of the Dwarves couldn’t have been cast as women in the film. Most of the Dwarves in the book didn’t get any sort of development so it wouldn’t have changed the story at all, and so what if it did? They already changed a ton of stuff.
I don’t understand why some of the Dwarves couldn’t be women and I don’t understand why they couldn’t cast POC to as Dwarves and Hobbits and Elves and men.
WHat the Actual fuck is this shit? are you PeopleREALLY serious? really?
I have no idea who you are or what this comment is supposed to mean.
Are you fucking kidding me. First off, Tolkien’s Middle-Earth is based around Norse and Anglo-Saxon lore, which was predominantly of the white race. Wouldn’t it look a little out of place to have a black hobbit? Or even a dwarf for that matter? Lets break the rest down here;
The woman wasn’t casting for the role of a dwarf. She was casting for the role of a hobbit. She didn’t look like a hobbit, at all. I’ll get into that later, too. And if you wanna talk size, look at Braveheart. William Wallace was described as being 6’5”, Mel Gibson is only 5’10”. Even though there were taller people to play the role (like Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is 6’2”) or even if they were of color, Mel got the role because he fit the character. Size doesn’t mean shit because Hollywood has always manipulated the size of people in movies to begin with. Size doesn’t define talent or importance.
As per dwarf women, Gimli even described that in The Two Towers. Dwarf men and women were so alike in voice and appearance, so it would be pointless for dwarf women to even make an appearance in either of the films.
But now I’m gonna go full-blown nerd on you. There were 3 races of Hobbits described in Tolkien’s world; Harfoots (who were of browner skin), Fallohides, and Stoors. Bilbo and Frodo were both Fallohides, and their appearances “were of fair skin and hair.” The Fallohides had already occupied The Shire by this time of Middle-Earth, so it makes sense from the movies down to the book that the Hobbits were white. If you’re going to go off about this kind of shit, especially about something as big as The Hobbit, be a little less ignorant of what’s actually going on.
You’re right, dude. The plausibility of a world filled with elves and dragons and talking mobile trees would totally be undermined by the presence of some people of color.
Clearly we wouldn’t want to undermine Tolkien’s genius with the inclusion of people with too much melanin. That just wouldn’t be realistic. after all. Unlike, you know, the ring that turns you invisible or the giant spiders.
God, nerds are gross as hell.
If Tolkien based it off the Norse, then would be a hell of a lot more PoC since vikings literally traded with everyone who wasn’t white Euro-Christian and there were black vikings, fucking ignorant piss ant nerd.
Shit if it was pointless for women dwarves to come out if they’re just the same as men, by that token it’s pointless for men dwarves to come out if they’re just the same as women.
High-five for open minded people
this is cute and also observe: sometimes people aren’t being deliberately close-minded and douchey about issues like sexuality etc. ok sometimes they just need somebody to patiently and politely explain things to them
Hmm maybe she could have learned a little about not being cissexist while she was in the teaching mood but whatevs.
I like how the person who “just” learned it now wasn’t being cissexist, shows literally how easy it is not to be.
pro-tip: if you censor the slur “f**ott” or any of its derivatives, but DON’T censor the n-word, you’re pretty racist.
The Sociological Cinema
There was actually research that was done that found that women who used an “I have a boyfriend/husband” excuse to reject unwanted sexual attention and harassment by their bosses were more likely to be left alone than those who used any other excuse (including “I’m not interested”)
just a little additional note too:
this is why I hate those videos, vines, whatever of some random-ass dude approaching a girl on the street, asking her to go to his birthday party or be his friend, etc., and she immediately responds with “I have a boyfriend,” or “I’m married,” and the video is like, WOAH THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY GEEZ
and I’m thinking, no fucking shit. you walked up to a girl on the street out of nowhere, and started asking her to go with you to some place she doesn’t know, or start a relationship with her.automatically, her reaction in the kind of culture we live in (the kind where rape and harassment is commonplace) is to get away, you are a stranger. you have entered her personal space, and however “innocent” your request is, it’s still at least a minor threat to her.
so yeah, she’s going to say she has a boyfriend, or that she’s married, or that she’s seeing someone. she has learned, through numerous interactions with men who can’t take a hint, that this is the quickest way to get some douche off her back. it’s not about her being stuck-up for assuming that you want to bone her by asking her to your birthday party. it’s about you putting her in an extremely uncomfortable social situation, and her wanting to leave it.
and guess what? she has the right to do that.
Not here for any attempt to denigrate marginalized people for being competent social actors familiar with the norms that other people apply to them whether they like it or not.