In my dreams, I am a star. That star is me.

thatkindoffangirl:

eternal-floette:

How long until the 15 year olds take over this post with their garbage

I’ve stopped being 15 years old long enough that I have the privilege of occasionally saying something that is not garbage so let’s try to pull it off.

What you are trying to express with this comic is problematic. The idea that tumblr or more specifically social justice activist don’t know that these people exist is not only false (they do), but feeds into a shallow narrative of what social justice is and how it should relate to the individual.

As the name implies, social justice is social, the opposite of individual. As an individual you are entitled to your opinion. You have no problem being called faggot? Your right. Want to try your bindi on your white friend that looks supercute in it? There is no social justice police going to stop you from that. But the moment in which you don’t recognize that no matter what your opinion is, and no matter what your feelings on these issues are these actions harm your group at a societal level, then you are wrong. Not as a matter of opinions anymore, but as a matter of facts.

Cultural appropriation (bindi/dreads), microaggressions (faggot/racial prejudice), lack of representation (transexuality awareness) and claims of “reverse sexism” are hurting minorities, no matter what anyone’s opinion on these issue is. Research out there shows that all the problems you are tackling here harm at a societal level the same people you have depicted here as not affected by them at an individual one. 

As an example, I have OCD, and I really do not care about people who say things like “oh I’m so OCD”. I understand that they mean no harm to me, I understand that their ignorance is not their fault, and I understand that is just a word. I don’t care about all this. BUT when this illness keeps being trivialized as a character quirk a lot of bad shit happens at a societal level: people getting told they should just get over it, people who fit the diagnosis not recognizing that they have it because OCD is wrongly represented, people being denied accommodations for their disability because OCD is not so bad and so on. Did this ever happen to me? No. It didn’t affect me as an individual (yet). But it does affect society, and it is my duty as a member of a larger group to take a step back, to realize that not everyone is going to be as lucky as I am, and realize that my individual thoughts and experiences do not matter when other people out there are suffering from the results of that harmless ignorance I could easily ignore based on my individual experience. And after I’ve done that I need to call out that ignorance, because the moment in which I justify that ignorance on the base that as an individual, I am not affected by it is the moment in which I become the oppressor of the same minority I belong in.

lulz-time:

Poe’s Law: That moment when a Fox Business commentator sounds just like a Disney villain.

princess-peachie:

The bottom two gifs are me and my mother haha.

artbooksnat:

Storyboards illustrated by Satoshi Kon for the animated short Ohayo (オハヨウ). 

See more selections from Kon’s Works 1982-2010.

laughinghabit:

For all you beefy badass baras-to-be, this is the shirt for you.

Now available at LookHuman! (1|2|3)

There are plenty of styles and combinations, so find the one that lets you rock your sparkling Takeshi Matsu Realness.

LIFT ON, BARA BEASTS

6-heures:

KILL LA KILL ME

12x18, available at Anime North

poppypicklesticks:

fiul-risipit:

spacedoutsparrow:

stranger—than—fiction:

mehreenkasana:

eastafrodite:

realfakescientist:

what is it with white people and being carried on thrones by non-whites? so much wrong with this, I don’t know where to start.

OH MY GOD.

Hmm. This looks awfully similar to this:

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And this too:

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Excuse me while I throw up all over these royal jerks.

Ah I love these kind of Tumblr users. Let’s ignore the fact that the people of Tuvalu built the carry thrones for the William and Kate as a mark of respect and to thank them for visiting the tiny nation as part of the Jubilee tour. 

Let’s ignore the fact that nearly everyone in those photos is smiling.

No let’s hark back to a long gone era of imperialism where the White Man’s burden was justification of exploitation, and tar people born 100 years after those times with the same brush. 

You’re much more likely to find the Royals of this world doing this..
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than consenting oppression.  

Social justice bloggers

I guess treating honoured guests with warmth and hospitality through their own traditions and customs is a sign of oppression. Funny how that works out.

While the world has so many unresolved issues, this is the thing you stumble upon. This custom of a nation. Let’s hate on the royal couple and feel better about ourselves. Let’s hate them because we’re not royalty and they’re not american/canadian or whatever the fuck we are. They should have been assholes and fuck diplomacy and they should have said: I think you custom is stupid and ridiculous and we don’t appreciate the way you welcome your guests because some idiot might comment about this and call us racists. Fuck you! If those people want to carry them or wash their feet or bow down to them I don’t give a shit because this is how they chose to welcome their guests and you don’t have a say in that.

As soon as I saw the Kate Middleton being carried around in the way these people would treat any royal guests, I knew this was going to be good

girldwarf:

cacheoftheday:

7 Things Women Writers are sick of hearing.

See more here.

"Why is your lead always a girl?"

"Who’s her love interest, then?"

"What kind of young adult do you write?" (I don’t write YA…)

"Oh, you do fantasy? Like Twilight?"

"Women just can’t write men. I mean, men can kind of do both just because it’s been done so much, but women always write men too girly."

"Are you going to hide your name like JK Rowling so you can get published?"

AND THE WORST ONE: Upon hearing my writing group is predominantly women… “Oh, I don’t think that’s for me. I do serious writing.”