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haha, of course

"Misogynist assholes on the internet are grossly degraded and disrespecting this educated, experienced woman solely because she’s a woman they find attractive, and "journalists" are taking a cue from that and pointing out the sexualized behavior to her, what’s up with that."

"LOL IDK but she prolly only got the job because she’s hot."

fuck you.

seriously.

fuck you.

supernatasha:

does it ick anyone else out how often sherlock insults his brother by fat shaming him, to the point where mycroft may have body dysmorphia? and he never ever gets called out on it? 

In Doyle’s original stories, Mycroft Holmes is a super genius, “IS the British Government,” and hates talking to anyone. He belongs to a special club that consists of dudes WHO DO NOT WANT TO TALK, EVER. He’s super lazy, way way WAY smarter than Sherlock Holmes, and is a big fat fatty. Like, he’s planet sized. He’s OMG DEATH FAT. And he doesn’t give a FUCK.

For whatever reason, the writers of “Sherlock” have made it canonical that Mycroft Holmes used to be fat and now isn’t, and also throw in a lot of fat jokes at him. A lot. A huge amount. A constant reminder that once a person has been fat, no matter how much weight they lose or how long they keep it off, they will always and forever be fat and deserve to be constantly reminded of their fat fatty fat inferiority and mocked for it.

This is a choice that the writers made. They chose to do this. They apparently thought it was a GOOD choice.

And a lot of fanfic writers have picked up on this and portray Mycroft with an eating disorder or exercise compulsion and have other people call Sherlock out on his cruelty. Because, once again, “amateur” writers display a greater depth of understanding of actual human behavior and motivation and consequences than professional highly paid writers.

karnythia:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

karnythia:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

theacemachine:

sourcedumal:

cybernotter:

pizzapuffs:

No media about the fact that there’s a All Male,  African American High school on the southside of chicago who year after year has a 100% graduating senior class who ALL get accepted to 4 year universities/colleges.

they just want to talk about how whether a person’s death on the southside is gang related or not.

WHAT

This is ridiculously impressive.

I’m just looking up sources, and the statistics are really incredible.

Yup

I am curious, however, of what percentage of these boys may have a disability or a learning disability…of course, not to detract from their obvious excellence, but I am a bit curious.

so am i actually. color lines comments that  they wanna see exactly how many of freshmen  make it to senior class and why that may be. 

Most of their students arrive reading 2 years below grade level, are low income & come from single parent homes. Urban Prep works because they have small class sizes, fellows (recent grads who act as mentors, tutors, & advocates) and students are in “prides” that essentially mean they always have a support network of peers as well as instructors. The staff is highly educated & has a demonstrable investment in the success of these disadvantaged young men of color. It’s literally designed to close the gaps that these students have had to deal with throughout their education. I have some criticisms of the way it focuses so heavily on the success of boys of color while excluding girls of color, but the model is at base a good one.

Cool! Thanks so much for the information! Do you have any in depth articles about their model? I have been looking but well…

Sadly no. As one of the few successful charters that treats students of color with respect & cares for their emotional & social health UP has gotten almost no press aside from these college acceptance announcements. Their site has some info & I did some digging when kid #1 expressed an interest.

I'm all for human rights and liberties and expressing your opinion but not when it goes as far as criticizing every single thing you ever come across. Unfortunately, sexism is found in everything, everywhere. The human culture has been honoring patriarchal roles for tens of thousands of years. We are an ever changing, evolving culture, and instead of publicizing where we lack, you should be publicizing the huge strides that are being made toward making this world a fair and just place for all. seanjava

feministdisney:

You have to have both, my valued tumblr acquaintance. 

Think about if sexism was a illness causing bacteria in your cans of (life!) soup. 

Yes, this soup might be sold everywhere

No, you’re not doing everyone a favor just by celebrating the good soup a rival soup maker made. People will still get sick from this soup — especially if you don’t see the value in saying “hey there’s bacteria that made me or my friends really sick in this soup, I’m going to point it out and demand some better soup”

you are a human entitled to a world without sexism, among other things

and the world has been more quick to praise strides as a whole, honestly, than criticize them. People are currently throwing themselves around the internet trying to promote some random card ad praising motherhood. The most self-serving drop in the bucket yet it makes a thousand more headlines than likely anything we’ll cover here that isn’t so positive.

change doesn’t happen with only praise — sad to say but it’s true if you look beyond really uplifting books they give you in kindergarten about fighting bullies with kindness. I am supportive of groups that mostly choose to just post uplifting messages like A Mighty Girl, but it’s never going to be the only thing I do.

 I am pretty against the idea that talking about problems can only be done in a nice, non-threatening voice. Which is what you’re pushing for.

tattle-tale on sexism like your sisters depend on it

I’m all for human rights and liberties and shit but GOSH could we PLEASE stop talking about all the toxic shit that hurts and oppresses people and just focus on, like, the good stuff? Like, nobody in the USA literally owns any other people literally, so can we just like totally ignore that Black women are still considered totally shitty and not really women and make waaaay less than white men or white women? Slavery’s over (in some places), let’s not talk about anything else even remotely negative! If we ignore it, maybe it’ll go away!!!

Two things happened then.
First, he fell in love - although it would be years before he realised what the feeling was called and how thoroughly it was going to complicate his life.
Second, she spoke directly to him for the first time, and he would remember her words with a clarity that would jar his heart long after the other incidents of that time had faded to a haze of half-truths in his memory.
‘You’re the Lamora boy, right?’
He nodded eagerly.
‘Well, look here, you little shit. I’ve heard all about you, so just shut your mouth and keep those reckless hands in your pockets. I swear to all the gods, if you give me one hint of trouble, I will heave you off a bridge and it will look like a bloody accident.’

 - The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch (via thieves-prosper)

~~SABETHA~~

(Source: agriff11)

kittenskysong:

feministsupernatural:

clio-jlh:

fleete:

Can I just say that one of my very favorite parts of Winter Soldier was Nick Fury cocking an eyebrow at the police officers side-eyeing his expensive vehicle and sneering, “You wanna see my lease?”

Because the idea of Nick Motherfucking Fury having to deal with shit as disgusting and petty as racial profiling is sort of painfully realistic and heartbreaking.  He’s hugely, massively powerful, and he’s sitting in his bulletproof car pondering decisions of worldwide import, but also he gets pulled over sometimes and asked for his registration because the police assume he stole it.  

Ack.  I was just so pleased that they included that line.

yeah the import of that really struck me the second time I watched the movie.

The driving while black bit was one of my favorite parts.

Yeah, this really struck me the second time when I wasn’t just sitting there terrified his car would blow up at any moment. It really makes you think of all the shit he had to go through to get where he is today and still the police give him the side eye when he drives up in an expensive car. Also, obviously we find out later they’re HYDRA agents but the car chase scene is literally a bunch of white guys in police uniforms shooting at a single black man and it’s an image we’ve seen a million times (on the news, in the movies, even on Agents of Shield with Mike Peterson) only this time the police are the bad guys and we’re rooting for Nick. I just thought, especially in the context of scene preceding it where it’s made clear that Nick’s had to deal with racism and profiling that it was a interesting choice to make HYDRA the police.

It was such a perfect setup, because I assumed they were side eying him because he was Black, and then the first police siren whoop and I’m all “oh noes they are gonna hassle Nick Fury for sassin’ them!!!” and I absolutely did not expect the sudden full on assault and chase that ensued because I was braced for regular, routine racism and not… y’know. And I think that was a conscious choice. Because on the one hand, HYDRA is this big ‘evil’ organization… but on the other hand, everyone in it— every human being in it— made the choice to join. “Evil” isn’t some free floating malevolence in the world, it’s human choices and actions. And maybe some of those cops/low level agents were pressured into it through simple peer pressure or black mail or whatever. But they seemed REALLY dedicated to it, y’know? They made their choices.

red3blog:

Bus selfie.

You would look so dashing with a long thinnish scarf added to your suit jacket. Not a big wide muffler, but a thinner (but not super skinny) scarf.

kneelbeforemistressphil:

kaalashnikov:

your-continuum:

kaalashnikov:

do you ever sit there and wonder what life must be like for people without anxiety

like they just

DO THINGS

without worrying about them first

wow

Anxiety is an excuse

I hope you walk barefoot on a world of legos for the rest of your life

The first time Tony Stark had an anxiety attack he thought he had been poisoned.

think about that

Many people visit the ER thinking they are having heart attacks when actually they are experiencing their first anxiety attack. Anxiety attacks are frequently perfect storms of mental and physical distress— very real and painful distress. That distress, that pain, is compounded by people who insist that anxiety is “just an excuse” or “is not real.” There’s an awful lot of people who are willing to stand up and call other people liars or weak, to disbelieve their pain. That’s really shitty, and also really  harmful. It’s an attitude that prevents a lot of people from seeking help, and causes them further harm.

what racist film is scarlett jonasson in? Not doubting, I just couldn't find anything Anonymous

fuckyeahwomenprotesting:

Recently the trailer for Lucy was released. Based on the trailer it’s about a white superhero (scarlet johanson) saving Asian people while also depicting Asian people as evil. Tons of stereotyping and white savior bullshit.

It’s about a Nice White Lady whose body is violated by evil dirty not white men who PUT SOMETHING IN HER BODY (omg! white slavery! it’s totally real!!! It could happen to YOU!!!!!!!!) and it makes her something something and she gets violent and beats up a bunch of Asian people including shooting them in the head for not speaking English. awesome! Absolutely nothing wrong with any of this! Wooooo girl power! It also repeats that utterly ridiculous lie that humans only use X% of their brains and if they could only use 100% of it they could be awesome and godlike. You know. That misconception that was proved false like twenty or more years ago. That one.

notacentaur:

roachpatrol:

coolchicksfromhistory:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

Signal boost

oh my gosh i want that stamped tee

oh shit i love those bags

I think Glenn had gone insane, completely insane in recent year. Probably because of the alcohol. But whatever it was, he did us a lot of damage this weekend. He killed Christians. The whole thing was completely insane. His brain has rotted.

-Don Black, former KKK member and founder of Stormfront speaking on the shooter of the Jewish Center in an interview with ABCNews.com (source)

Ah yes, he’s “insane” to this KKK member because he “killed christians” instead of us dirty jews. amirite?

why is the fucking media interviewing kkk members and the founder of stormfront? why are they perpetuating this narrative this guy was a “lone wolf” and stressing that he fell out of white supremacist circles? why are they buying white supremacists’ tripe about insanity being the reason behind Miller’s murders (instead of racism and white pride “activism”). and, worst yet posting this racist’s statements that, “tragically”, goyim were killed instead of the intended target. do they fucking hate us this much? that because dirty jews weren’t killed it’s making kkk “look bad”disgusting - at least at the end they have a statement from the Southern Poverty Law Center saying stormfront and white supremacist groups is the source of our country’s domestic terror

(via theroguefeminist)

I’m so confused by the thing where the news media keeps sort of, just. Letting these people talk? As if they’re supporting the message that the great tragedy here, most of all, is that the shooter has made? the? kkk? and white supremacy? look bad??????????? I just. What country are you even living in? What kind of people are you????? The tragedy is that three people were murdered, people who would still be alive if this man wasn’t a piece of scum. The scary thing is that it could have been even worse, he could have killed more people. The only conclusion that you should be drawing about the fucking kkk here? Is that they are evil. Like. If you have a different takeaway on them here? You are a racist, antisemitic piece of garbage. 

(via knitmeapony)

It’s totally awesome how this man is both an active member of, and former leader of, a virulent and outspoken hate group and yet ALSO a lone wolf acting totally on his own, a loose canon, totally unaffected by, uninfluenced by, anything else. Huh!!!

itswalky:

gailsimone:

kellyjacobsbooks:

rosalarian:

gailsimone:


the preeminent gail simone of our time

One’s too many and a hundred ain’t enough.

100% truth

never heard of her.
If feminists wish to be accepted in the comic industry, or any industry, then make something of genuine worth and individuality, instead of a statement about gender inequality by just flipping organs between parties.
Why is Ellen/ Robin Williams popular as a comedian? Because s/he’s good at it. Why are Dane Cook/Sarah Silverman  on the fringes of an industry? Because they fucking suck ass.
Gender does not matter. Stand on creative merit!

Yikes.

I know who Gail Simone is, but who the fuck is Kelly Jacobs?

Oh man, this is fucking fantastic, some cave dweller preaching to Gail Fucking Simone about how to succeed & be accepted in the comics industry.

itswalky:

gailsimone:

kellyjacobsbooks:

rosalarian:

gailsimone:

the preeminent gail simone of our time

One’s too many and a hundred ain’t enough.

100% truth

never heard of her.

If feminists wish to be accepted in the comic industry, or any industry, then make something of genuine worth and individuality, instead of a statement about gender inequality by just flipping organs between parties.

Why is Ellen/ Robin Williams popular as a comedian? Because s/he’s good at it. Why are Dane Cook/Sarah Silverman  on the fringes of an industry? Because they fucking suck ass.

Gender does not matter. Stand on creative merit!

Yikes.

I know who Gail Simone is, but who the fuck is Kelly Jacobs?

Oh man, this is fucking fantastic, some cave dweller preaching to Gail Fucking Simone about how to succeed & be accepted in the comics industry.

(Source: dee-lirious)

lokiale:

midnight-pursona:

"Your too fat."

"I didn’t know [insert character] was black!"

"Why don’t you do more black cosplays?"

"Cosplay to your size!"

"I don’t think that looks right on you, why don’t you cosplay [insert character] instead?"

"Why is [insert character] black? They’re not black in the show."

"You shouldn’t cross-play, it looks weird on you."

"Your boobs are too big for [insert character]."

To everyone who as ever posted a comment or question like this, my answer:

I am a black plus size female cosplayer, if you don’t like it… well honestly I don’t care. The more you comment like an idiot, the more it feeds my will power to prove I’m an amazing cosplayer, not matter what you say. I may have days, or even weeks when I feel down about myself, but that will never stop me from doing what I love. I may have large boobs, chubby stomach, double chin, hair on my face, dark spots around my face and body, and a flat butt, but I rock any cosplay I put on. So grow up, and get out of my face. <3

Some of my favorites are here, you did an amazing job cosplaying them! 

This kick ass lady is everything. EVERYTHING. every. thing.

joshreads:

See, if society accepts that it’s OK to save a parking spot with a chair when it snows, some people are going to decide it’s OK all the time

This.

joshreads:

See, if society accepts that it’s OK to save a parking spot with a chair when it snows, some people are going to decide it’s OK all the time

This.

guinevak:

The Republic of Thieves
Scott Lynch

Okay let me just get this out of the way up front HE DIDN’T DO THE THING I’M SO PROUD okay.

It was an alarmingly fast and distressingly hilarious read, because of course it was, with all the loyalty kink and identity shenanigans that my…

Sabetha is the best. THAT IS ALL.

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