If a Palestinian ran over & crushed to death an Israeli child, an “investigation” wouldn’t be opened, that Palestinian would be in jail or dead right now. On top of that, the Palestinian’s home would be raided, a few family members would be arrested & their community’s lives would be made a living hell. But because the dead child is a 5 year old Palestinian girl, there is no “flare up,” no “ceasefire shattered,” no “calm disrupted.” It is just ignored.
I went to Sequoia this weekend! I sketched this while i was there and brought it back into photoshop for color and touch-ups.
it’s all about krabkrabs and honk friends. :|
employer: why should we hire you?
me: i got first place on Rainbow Road
employer: holy shit
"Janet, you know how much I love you. I look up to you as a big sister. And this book really, in my eyes, made me see myself as not just the one who went through my experience alone. Every time I would read a page in your book, it would be like a black and white scene of a movie in my head of my life, of something that you experienced that I’ve experienced in some way. It’s really hard for me to express myself to people when it comes to experiences that I had whether it be good or bad. And for you to have written a book about that is really a blessing. It’s like…this is like the ten commandments for us right now. Like literally. It speaks truth. And with truth comes freedom." - CeCe McDonald
Part of what Cece McDonald said to Janet Mock in regards to her important, exquisitely written, groundbreaking book about being a trans woman of colour, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. Quote is from The Barnard Center For Research on Women annual salon that featured several panelists.
Oh, CeCe. I love that girl.
i think you’re suffering from a lack of vitamin me
if i see andrew hussie in public i promise ill immediately start fighting him i have nothing to lose and everything to gain
It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.
Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”
tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not.
Most linguistic pedantry is inherently racist in nature.
andrew hussie? i love that guy. the way he just [clenches fist] fails repeatedly to be a decent human being
i just thought the word ‘mombinary’ so theres that
I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.
We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.
But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.
And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.
Because we recognized and empathized with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.
Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.
But don’t push us off with an ‘all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.
Also. Since when was ‘don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?
#i think this one of the reasons why the james/lily/albus naming theme bothered me #because there’s a sense of going in a circle rather than pressing forward #the only way the wizarding world will survive is if it changes dramatically from this point #having the station seem exactly the same #right down to the names being thrown around #makes it seem stagnant #so i’m guessing another dark lord should turn up in a couple of decades (x)
If you notice me reblogging
- a repost
- stolen art
- false information
please let me know, you’re not rude or annoying and I actually do give a fuck and I will correct my mistake, thank you
Also, if you notice me reblogging things from
- anti-sj blogs
- TERFs or SWERFs
- other shitty people
please give me a heads up. I’ll never get angry at you for letting me know and I’ll actually be really glad that you kept me from giving some awful person more visibility.
maybe i just need to sound off here but posts in this vein of “if i do a bad thing please tell me” really bother me because of how directly they feed into the tumblr dynamics of guilt by association and guilt by rumor. clearly i don’t want to deal with people who are going to steal art, spew shit about trans women and the like but the parameters of what constitutes a “shitty person” seem purposefully vague here and a very easy way to criticize anyone you dislike based on disagreement. when i get an anonymous message saying someone might have said something problematic in the past and i therefore shouldn’t have reblogged their 10,000 note post, how am i supposed to respond? if i apologize and delete it, i make an assumption with no evidence, and if i ignore it, i ignore what could have been very legitimate concerns and alienated one of my followers. and ultimately im given an ultimatum, told to take a side in a fight i may know absolutely nothing about, and the moment i take issue with this im very likely to just have my concerns waved away by truisms like “neutrality is siding with the enemy” even if my position isn’t neutral as opposed to completely uninvolved and unaware of the situation. and quite frankly i don’t think anyone here is naive to think that people on this site won’t accuse one another of being “toxic” and “shitty people” on the flimsiest of evidence, for the sake of political arguments they’re still trying to win. accountability on this basis is always going to be precarious and prone to extremism.
if i reblog a post made by someone you really deeply dislike and it bothers you, send me a message and tell me why. i want people to be comfortable here and to me the best way to do that is by inviting criticism and input from people, and trying to make a safe environment on my tiny corner of the internet for everyone, especially the people who need it most. but i really want to draw a line on “please call me out” because that lends power to an enormously vague and ever shifting set of guidelines i know im probably never going to fully comprehend, and i’d rather be engaged on a case by case basis then invite myself to judgement by everyone who happens to read my blog.