#can i mention how cool it is to have a variation of sherlock holmes where he says stuff like this #because it’s important #and this episode is my favourite so far because it’s surprisingly accurate #and it was just great to hear him say this #because sherlock holmes is of course intelligent and a modern sherlock would know this #and even though this holmes does have that social crass and indelicacy he’s softer in some ways to the others #which is what makes him different and a new take and interesting to watch #he’s a rare fictional example of a character who is pragmatic and driven and a bit socially blunt but also has a firm moral intelligence too #just because a character can be blunt and rude and not understand that they’ve just insulted someone doesn’t have to mean #that they don’t understand right from wrong (via teacupsandcyanide)
I’ll be driving into Seattle on Saturday Oct 11 and I’m staying at the Paramount because free wifi and then I’m leaving on Sunday Oct 12 . I think the panel I’m on will be at like…10am Sunday? 11am Sunday? Sometime on Sunday morning. I bought a two-day pass just because.
SO YEAH, information. Geekgirlcon, woot!!
everyone has said and done problematic things in their lifetime. that’s a result of the society we live in, not necessarily a reflection of their character.
what is a reflection of their character is how they react to being informed of the negativity within their behavior and statements, and whether or not they choose to change their behavior.
my favorite thing about yaoi isn’t just the bad anatomy
I really just am amazed with the constant, “BUT I AM NOT GAAAAAY”
I just sigh really loudly to myself and say, “Son that dick is all the way in your ass”
I looked into senpai’s eyes as he came in my butt. “N-no homo…”
They look like they’re in an action movie or something.
"You came to the wrong Abbey Road…"
LOL IKR, lookat them faces, they are ready to destroy someone with frenzy and a backbeat.
|Straight White Guys:||It's not racist. The reason why most characters are straight white guys is it's a business. They just want to do what makes the most money. No one's being racist or sexist. It's just smart business.|
|Straight White Guys:||Having a Black Captain America or Pakistani Ms. Marvel or female Thor is PANDERING. All they're trying to do is get MONEY from you. It's just a marketing ploy! This is horrible!|
And this here? This is the thing that those bootstraps-preaching, colonial-loving, monarchy-ass-kissing, head-down-keep-working-don’t-rock-the-boat, white-praising, anti-Black, anti-First Nations, anti-other-Asians, model minority Asian people don’t understand. You’re stepping on the heads of other PoC to get a pat on the head from white people. White people like Bill up there, who won’t hesitate to vilify you the instant they feel the need to. That’s what you’re there for, after all. And it’s not like you, good little model minority that you are, are gonna object, right?
Stop your silence, cease your complacency and speak up.
i always feel unsure how to feel when all white casts get a few poc somewhat regulars like, 6 seasons into the show
its like, cool! representation!! but also wtf took u so long. and why arent they permanent?
Or the opposite when a TV show slowly phases out the characters of color after a few seasons and replaced by white characters. Like…look network execs: a show’s success doesn’t have to depend on the white character inventory, ok?
Don’t be panicking and flinging white people around the room just because the ratings take a slight dip one season.
Hari Kondabolu (via misandry-mermaid)
This is CRITICAL. Remember, the oppressors do NOT want to stop oppressing; they simply want you to endure it but be quiet about it AND not acknowledge how it impacts almost every choice you can make in life and how you navigate life itself. This is the core of bootstrap theory, a facet of the lie of meritocracy, as to why it is a disgusting and flawed concept.
This quote is EVERYTHING.
I’m not obsessed with racism. You’re complacent in white supremacy.
Many ways to help Ferguson.
A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. 
Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]
A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. 
Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]
Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]
Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. 
Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. 
Source with more wonderful photos
|What they say to kids who want pets:||Are you sure you're not just saying you want one because all your friends have one? Remember, it's not going to be small and cute forever, it will grow up eventually! It's a living being that will depend entirely on you for the rest of its life. Are you really sure you're ready for this?|
|What they say to adults who DON'T want kids:||Oh, you'll want one sooner or later. Everybody does, after all. Besides, babies are soooo cute, aren't they? You'd better hurry up before you get too old!|
You know when you look in the mirror, and you think, ‘Ugh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know that’s not your authentic self, but that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard-earned money and spend it on some turnaround cream that doesn’t turnaround shit.
When you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for. You will hesitate to ask for a raise. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote. You will hesitate to dream.
For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution. And our revolution is long-overdue."
Margaret Cho (via allieeew)
The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
If you ever find yourself being annoyed by a female, first ask yourself why you are thinking that way. Many times it’s because we’ve been indoctrinated to accept the male gaze PoV as the only/default/correct point of view. We’ve been trained to find any other PoV as aggravating and/or wrong-headed. See: selfie culture viewed as vain and conceited.
If you think the only acceptable way women should view themselves is with ample helpings of self-loathing and self-criticism ( which can be draped in the pious clothes of ‘modesty’), then it’s your thinking that is the problem.