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A random assortment of things from feminism to social justice to feels to whatever else I think is interesting, from a bisexual former libertarian who's wondering what the fuck she was thinking.

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pleatedjeans:

You Don’t See That Everyday (18 Pics)

Eventually I’ll get around to listing all my chainmaille stock. There’s a lot of it and I only have a shitty cellphone camera. It’s all cute, good quality stuff and I’m willing to take commissions and make custom pieces and whatnot. There’s some pride stuff already made and once I replenish my jump ring supply I will make even more pride things! Wheeee!

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datakin:

labels are for soup cans and queer kids who want to know that they aren’t alone

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thebetterworldfight:

windows-vriska:

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. 

"honestly curious, why does it offend you?"

Asked by Anonymous

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子 EDIT: sorry it says ORANGE 橘子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

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hermiginnyharvelle:

remember when i thought i wasn’t attracted to ladies

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  • Woman: I'm smart
  • Patriarchy: Well you're probably ugly then
  • Woman: I'm creative
  • Patriarchy: You mean unattractive right?
  • Woman: I have all these incredible accomplishments
  • Patriarchy: Yeah but look how ugly you looked doing them
  • Woman: I have value
  • Patriarchy: Not if you're ugly lol
  • Woman: I'm conventionally-attractive & posted selfies on my blog
  • Patriarchy: I'm so sick of these empty-headed chicks only caring about their looks. Just because you are attractive and get attention from men doesn't mean you are special or deserve respect. Why don't you read a book or do something productive with your life you dumb slut

Reblogged from idislikecispeople

caelas:

saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire

Reblogged from idislikecispeople

joshpeck:

do not let anyone make you feel like shit for putting yourself first

you are the only person that is guaranteed to be with you throughout your whole life so you might as well have a loving relationship with yourself

Reblogged from princess-risa

iguanamouth:

youre gonna look so godamn cool

Reblogged from feministsociology

birdluvr1993:

masculinity is so funny to me bc men deprive themselves of the best things in life in order to achieve it like ….fuzzy socks, fun fruity pink drinks, spa days, lifetime movies,  expressing positive feelings in a healthy way, being a warm genuine person

Actual things that should be done with plantations

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elegantly-tasteless:

-burn them all to the ground

- sacred museums telling the actual history of slavery not glorifying the lives of slave owners

-genetic testing/ ancestry mapping sites for Black Americans 

youjustrealized:

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Survival Life Hacks That Will Prepare You For Zombie Apocalypse
Self Defense and Survival Tips
Food Hacks That Will Be Your Stomach’s Best Friend
Home Remedies And Cures For Sunburn
Life-Changing Life Hacks Everyone Should See
Genius Products/Inventions
9 Extremely Helpful Life Hacks
Duct Tape: The Ultimate Life Hack
Life Hacks For Dog Owners
Brilliant Gadgets You’ll Want After Seeing
10 Amazingly Awesome Life Hacks
Ramen Life Hacks…aka How To Actually Live Off The Stuff
Food Hacks That Will Make You Hungry
Pastry Folding Life Hacks
10 Food Hacks That Change EVERYTHING
Coca Cola Life Hacks…And We Drink This?
9 Mouthwatering Food Life Hacks
Life Hacks You Won’t Know How You Lived Without
9 Life Hacks To Improve Your Life
Lego Life Hacks (Someone Show Ed Sheeran!)
10 Life Hacks Explained Through GIFs
Bobby Pin Life Hacks MacGyver Would Appreciate
A Guide To Drawing The Human Body
Parenting Life Hacks
Unexpected Ways Coffee Can Improve Your Life
Impossibly Practical Life Hacks
Microwave Snacks You Can Make In A Mug
Ingenious Ways To Use Empty Drink/Food Containers
Tampon Crafts For Any Time Of The Month
Eye-Opening Life Hacks
Bathroom Hacks That Might Save Your Life
Life Hacks That Will Save Your Summer
Creative Braid Tutorials
Every Objects That Go Beyond The Call Of Duty
Must-Haves For The Beach This Summer
Mac Hacks That Will Change Your Life
Brilliant But Bonkers Inventions
10 Life Hacks That Will Make You Smarter
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10 Life Hacks EVERYONE Should See
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Reblogged from cognitivedissonance

youjustrealized:

Unethical Yet Unbelievably Helpful Life Hacks

Survival Life Hacks That Will Prepare You For Zombie Apocalypse

Self Defense and Survival Tips

Food Hacks That Will Be Your Stomach’s Best Friend

Home Remedies And Cures For Sunburn

Life-Changing Life Hacks Everyone Should See

Genius Products/Inventions

9 Extremely Helpful Life Hacks

Duct Tape: The Ultimate Life Hack

Life Hacks For Dog Owners

Brilliant Gadgets You’ll Want After Seeing

10 Amazingly Awesome Life Hacks

Ramen Life Hacks…aka How To Actually Live Off The Stuff

Food Hacks That Will Make You Hungry

Pastry Folding Life Hacks

10 Food Hacks That Change EVERYTHING

Coca Cola Life Hacks…And We Drink This?

9 Mouthwatering Food Life Hacks

Life Hacks You Won’t Know How You Lived Without

9 Life Hacks To Improve Your Life

Lego Life Hacks (Someone Show Ed Sheeran!)

10 Life Hacks Explained Through GIFs

Bobby Pin Life Hacks MacGyver Would Appreciate

A Guide To Drawing The Human Body

Parenting Life Hacks

Unexpected Ways Coffee Can Improve Your Life

Impossibly Practical Life Hacks

Microwave Snacks You Can Make In A Mug

Ingenious Ways To Use Empty Drink/Food Containers

Tampon Crafts For Any Time Of The Month

Eye-Opening Life Hacks

Bathroom Hacks That Might Save Your Life

Life Hacks That Will Save Your Summer

Creative Braid Tutorials

Every Objects That Go Beyond The Call Of Duty

Must-Haves For The Beach This Summer

Mac Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Brilliant But Bonkers Inventions

10 Life Hacks That Will Make You Smarter

Brilliant Everyday Life Hacks That Make Life Better

10 Life Hacks EVERYONE Should See

Studying/School Life Hacks

Creative Ways To Reuse Your Tic Tac Containers

Insanely Interesting Life Hacks

Cheap And Brilliant Dollar Store Hacks

Easy Ways To Hide The Ugly Stuff In Your Home

Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box

fillingthespaces:

ethiopienne:

"I was on the cover of Time magazine in June, and that same month, four trans women of color were murdered in the United States. So just because I got an Emmy nomination doesn’t mean the lives of trans people aren’t in peril every day.” - Laverne Cox

CRUCIAL

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fillingthespaces:

ethiopienne:

"I was on the cover of Time magazine in June, and that same month, four trans women of color were murdered in the United States. So just because I got an Emmy nomination doesn’t mean the lives of trans people aren’t in peril every day.” - Laverne Cox

CRUCIAL

Reblogged from fuckyeahwomenprotesting

getsby:

y’all are like “ooh everyone is beautiful” “ooh everyone deserves to feel hot” and then three seconds later you’re making fun of people who cover their acne with makeup and people who haven’t mastered winged eyeliner yet like grow the hell up you don’t get to pick and choose times to be body positive