Oh my god.
i honestly hate vine so much
things i needed to hear in health class:
- puberty might make you squishier and its ok
- vaginas have a smell and it’s a ok
- all kinds of people with all kinds of bodies have gr8 sex
- genitals do not all look the same and variety is rad
- people have stretch marks sometimes
- people have pimples on their butts sometimes
- people have cellulite sometimes
- gender =/= sex
- sex =/= scary danger FEAR
- bodies aren’t scary or gross or sacred
- everything is ok
Stop using “asexuals are only 1% of the population” as an excuse to dismiss them or try to invalidate people because you know how many people are on this fucking planet? Over seven billion people.
So you know how much “1% of the population” is?? Over seventy million people.
That’s double the size of the entire population of Canada. The entire population of Canada could be asexual.
shhh nobody’s supposed to know
White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”
I will never understand why.
Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.
Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.
Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.
If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.
the hunger games aren’t amazingly unique or flawless or anything but I think katniss as a character is very important and i think the media misunderstands
we aren’t in it for the cute boys. we’re in it for katniss. thousands of young girls were introduced to an introverted, angry girl born into poverty and watched her become the savior of the world and the media doesn’t seem to understand that she, as a character, is important to girls. not who she dates, but her
this is a constant battle
do I genuinely prefer how my legs look/feel shaved or have i just been conditioned to prefer it?
do miniskirts and thigh high socks only make me feel more confident because i know men find me more attractive in them?
how can i tell? is there even a way to tell at this point?
On the opposite end of the spectrum, do conscious people actually prefer the opposite of these societal conditionings or do they just fall in love with the subversion behind it?
Every aspect of human nature is socially conditioned. Even those aspects which seem counter to our society.
Nerdy guys aren’t guaranteed to get laid by the hot chick as long as we work hard. There isn’t a team of writers or a studio audience pulling for us to triumph by getting the girl.
Whoa folks, the guy who won Jeopardy 11 times using game theory just wrote a fantastic article about the recent mass shooting at UCSB. GO READ IT NOW!
“We (male) nerds grow up force-fed this script. Lusting after women “out of our league” was what we did. And those unattainable hot girls would always inevitably reject us because they didn’t understand our intellectual interest in science fiction and comic books and would instead date asshole jocks. This was inevitable, and our only hope was to be unyieldingly persistent until we “earned” a chance with these women by “being there” for them until they saw the error of their ways. (The thought of just looking for women who shared our interests was a foreign one, since it took a while for the media to decide female geeks existed. The Big Bang Theory didn’t add Amy and Bernadette to its main cast until Season 4, in 2010.)
This is, to put it mildly, a problematic attitude to grow up with. Fixating on a woman from afar and then refusing to give up when she acts like she’s not interested is, generally, something that ends badly for everyone involved. But it’s a narrative that nerds and nerd media kept repeating.”
"Why don’t you ask the women you know who are in committed relationships how they’d feel about guys concocting elaborate ruses to have sex with them without their knowledge to “earn a chance” with them? Or how it feels to be chased by a real-life Steve Urkel, being harassed, accosted, ambushed in public places, have your boyfriend “challenged” and having all rejection met with a cheerful “I’m wearing you down!”?
I know people who’ve been through that. And because life is not, in fact, a sitcom, it’s not the kind of thing that elicits a bemused eye roll followed by raucous laughter from the studio audience. It’s the kind of thing that induces pain, and fear.”
"But the overall problem is one of a culture where instead of seeing women as, you know, people, protagonists of their own stories just like we are of ours, men are taught that women are things to “earn,” to “win.” That if we try hard enough and persist long enough, we’ll get the girl in the end. Like life is a video game and women, like money and status, are just part of the reward we get for doing well."
tbh I don’t see the fuss about having waiters/waitresses not being happy and enthusiastic like I came here to eat I didn’t come here to be amused by employees as long as I’m getting my food and they’re not being blatantly rude I don’t see why y’all need to go on yelp to rank a restaurant 0/5 and have an outburst on why your waitress didn’t smile at you when she poured you water
this is pretty fucking important
That one friend that be goin too far listening to music
The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.
These are some fun fucking facts
equestrianrepublican said: Want to tell me how making Thor a woman and Captain America black is a genuinely good and interesting comic choice? I think it's pretty clearly pandering.
Passing the mantels onto different characters (which is a comic superhero staple and has been done with these characters before) allows for writers to explore new facets of the universe and mythos, as well as how that particular mantel is situated within it.
What is the importance of Captain America if the mantel is passed? How will Sam fit into those shoes? In what way will he fulfill the promise of the name differently than Steve? How does being Captain America change Sam as opposed to being Falcon? Does the man change the mantel, or the mantel change the man?
What does it mean to not only have a woman worthy of Mjolnir (which has been done before in the comics) but to have her actually take up the mantel of Thor? To give her a run of her own? To separate this hero image from the mythology it spawned and was spawned from, it begs the question of what does “Worthy” mean? What traits will this woman have that makes her worthy? How will we see that compare and contrast with Thor before her?
It is a good and interesting comic choice because it opens up new possibilities and energizes those fan bases. Just like Robins and Batgirls and Green Lanterns pass the mantel on every now and then to give a fresh look and feel to a familiar mask, this will expand the mantel of these characters, to see how the image of this hero is larger than the face who was behind them.
Anyone with an appreciation of comics from a fundamental narrative perspective and macro-cultural viewpoint has to be excited about this opportunity.