We have a responsibility to listen to people of marginalized cultures, understand as much as possible the blatant and subtle ways in which their cultures have been appropriated and exploited, and educate ourselves enough to make informed choices when it comes to engaging with people of other cultures.
So if you’re reading this and you’re tired of people giving white women wearing bindis crap for appropriating because “freedom of speech,” recognize that pointing out cultural appropriation is not personal.
This isn’t a matter of telling people what to wear. It’s a matter of telling people that they don’t wear things in a vacuum and there are many social and historical implications to treating marginalized cultures like costumes.
Let’s see feminists push for female inclusion to the draft.
2. Most feminists, myself included, want to completely abolish the draft and selected service.
The idea of “women and children first” wasn’t invented by women - it was invented by men
Just another part of the patriarchy, I suppose? How dare those men try to stop us from drowning
First of all, it was never even a thing. Women and Children First was not ever a widely used practice for evacuating ships.
In fact, let’s look at some actual facts: While the phrase first appeared in the 1860 novel Harrington: A Story of True Love, by William Douglas O’Connor. [source]
As a code of conduct, “women and children first” has no basis in maritime law, and according to University of Greenwich disaster evacuation expert Professor Ed Galea, in modern-day evacuations people will usually “help the most vulnerable to leave the scene first. It’s not necessarily women, but is likely to be the injured, elderly and young children.”
Furthermore, the results of a 2012 Uppsala University study suggest that the application of “women and children first” may have, in practice, been the exception rather than the rule.
And really. Is this the best yall have? Your best example of sexism against men is a myth about women getting preferential seating in maritime disasters?
Shock of shocks, some 18 year old guy thinks kneejerk memes are somehow better than actually taking the time to do research to see if his pissy attitude is justified.
And the rest of his tumblr is just whining about women. I bet he’s a devil with the ladies.
ladies i know you couldn’t vote until like 1920 and the government still basically owns your bodies but LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT SOMETHING I LEARNED FROM THIS LEO DICAPRIO MOVIE THAT WILL FLIP THIS SHIT WIIIIDE OPEN
|Coulson and Professor Randolph/The Warrior Who Stayed talking about hanging out in Portland, meeting up with Thor.|
|Boyfriend:||They're so cute together, I totally ship them!|
|Boyfriend:||Coulson just wants to be stabbed by an Asgardian again :wink wink:|
|Boyfriend:||Coulson just wants an Asgardian "spear" inside of him again-|
but i look so cute with my spn shirt and all my fav articles of clothing
oh no mom what’re you doing
get oUT OF MY PIc- ohkay i can relax. and ooh look, a better pose uwu
And let me tell you, apparently CCSF has it’s problems, I mean it does.
But my god, at least CCSF let me waive my placement tests, and had contact info for it’s admissions departments, and MADE SOME FREAKING SENSE.
Bakersfield College, this is my like third time applying to you, and I’m remembering why I gave up the other two times.
Dear Goddess please do not let this be a sign of how things are going to be.
(also more on this move later, don’t fret. There are lots of reasons for it but nothing horrible has happened.)
Cutting off someone’s resources to people who know what they’re going through
Taking control of an adult’s life just because you’re their parents and you think you know what they’re going through even though your actions assume you have no idea about the truth of their situation and oh THEY’RE AN ADULT
Simultaneously being oblivious to their emotions/punishing them for their emotions
Insinuating it is their fault for being depressed/having a mental illness
Treating them like animals/children/lesser beings because they aren’t perfect at being an “adult”
Acting like the person just needs to work harder at feeling better
You want to know how to help your kid? LOOK. THINGS. UP. Google things, and then, take what you find with a grain of salt, but LOOK IT UP MORE. Find multiple perspectives, most importantly, FIND PERSPECTIVES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING THROUGH WHAT YOUR LOVED ONE IS GOING THROUGH. Don’t assume you know crap, don’t assume that they need to chipper up and power through this, don’t assume that they just aren’t disciplined enough, because while having more (SELF) discipline in their life may actually help, there is a reason they’re not already doing that and it’s probably because straight up discipline when they were a child programmed a guilt/perfectionist response in them that makes them paralyzed with anxiety when they try to do ANYTHING
But what do I know
ASK THEM MAYBE
OR BETTER YET LEAVE THEM ALONE AND JUST LISTEN WHEN THEY TALK TO YOU
OR BETTER YET DON’T ASK THEM TO TELL YOU THINGS THEN GET ANGRY AT THEM FOR HAVING FEELINGS YOU DON’T LIKE
I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT HOW CRAPPILY SOME PARENTS TREAT THEIR CHILDREN AND IT LITERALLY MAKES ME ANGRIER THAN ANYTHING ELSE ON THIS PLANET.
we’re all people with
-desire for happiness
-times where we can’t be happy no matter how hard we try
-things we aren’t so good at
-the right to express ourselves in non-oppressive ways
-the ability to learn from our fuck ups
-the right to take our lives in our own direction
-the right to exist
recently I saw a set of 16 “missing child” posters up in a highway service plaza.
one of them was categorized as a “suspected family abduction”.
the other 15? “endangered runaways”.
I was immediately seething.
someone who runs away is not “missing”. they’ve left. and think about what that means as a teenager in modern society. it basically condemns one to life as a criminal, a victim, or a vagrant, because the moment your name hits an official record, there comes the helpful social services van to haul your ass back. and to where? whatever crummy place was worse than living on the run.
I know not every teenager who runs away from home realizes what they’re getting themselves into. perhaps it’s even true that a majority do not. but seriously, they know better than anyone else what they’re leaving. it’s probably a pretty bad situation. problem is, maybe it’s a bad situation that can’t be proven (a kid’s word often isn’t enough to get them out of an abusive home). maybe it’s a bad situation society is still sufficiently fucked-up to think is okay (plenty of people still think spanking is acceptable). maybe it’s emotional abuse, maybe it’s that you’re 17 and your parents won’t let you have any kind of social life, or maybe they won’t let you apply to Harvard because they want you to go to some “satan-made-the-fossils” college somewhere. none of that shit is illegal, you know. by law, the default position is for a child to be the property of his or her parents. getting out of that position requires a lot of work and a lot of time and a lot of luck. thus, people run away.
and our society has the absolute fucking nerve to use government resources and the public at large to pursue them across the country all in the cause of throwing them back to the goddamn wolves.
if we offered young people a way to get out of a home where they didn’t feel safe and secure, without their statements and their character being put on trial, and with their safety and their rights as human beings coming before someone else’s supposed right to control their lives, I bet we’d cut the number of “endangered runaways” out there by 90%.
until then, kids are going to keep choosing the less shitty of two shitty options, and they’re going to keep ending up being treated like fugitives for it.
I bolded that paragraph.
People need to listen to youth.
I babysit for a girl who use to think her mom’s name was “my love” because her dad said it so often to her and that’s just freaking cute I can’t
My little brother (2 years younger than me) used to call me “Honey” when he was a toddler, because my mom and dad called me that.
My dad used to say “Who’s that, Hayden!” and my brother would go “that’s Honey!” He learned after a while but it was pretty cute (according to my dad, I didn’t personally remember it.)
loki, one of the most well-known and well-loved marvel villains. was literally just officially confirmed to be not only bisexual, but also genderfluid.
let me repeat that: one of the most popular marvel characters of all time, is canonically queer.
okay this got a lot more reblogs than expected and a lot of people are skeptical so here is the source - the writer of loki’s new comic solo series, which is also loki’s first full solo series (therefore a very big deal) and given that he intends to write loki’s queerness in as more than just subtext, it is entirely canon. it’d be very much appreciated if you could reblog this version of the post so people actually believe me and are as happy as they should be about this.