when disabled people say that we are only disabled because society disables us, we fucking mean it.
everyone has their own needs and requirements, but a certain group of those needs are considered “normal”, and society is so completely built to cater to those needs that no one even realizes that they need assistance for those things, because dealing with those issues has never been a problem.
disabled people, on the other hand, have different needs. these needs are not assumed by society, and so no one provides for them. if our needs were just as assumed as everyone else’s, we would not be disabled and would be able to function just fine. but they aren’t, and when we ask for help so we can go about our daily business, abled people throw a fit because we need things that they don’t.
Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion:
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!
a thank you card for cypress_tree, my internet-fandom-writing friend, who has been a source of creative inspiration and Hufflepuffian support since our happy online meeting, and who gives possibly the most wonderful birthday presents I’ve been lucky enough to receive
and I thought maybe ‘net friendship was sentiment other people might share <3
Japanese people and Korean people have spoken out about Isayama’s war crime apologism and condemned it and asked for those not affected to not ignore it. Many Korean people have actually called for a boycott of the series. It was a Korean news agency that uncovered it in the first place.
I don’t intend to act like I have any authority on the specifics of the discussion or get into that, but the fact Isayama is a war crime apologist is undeniable. It’s our responsibility as consumers of the series to call attention to the fact that a war crime apologist is writing torture scenes. There are many white people in the fandom currently trying to excuse these scenes and it’s our responsibility as fellow white people to call that mess out.
I am not saying anything other than Isayama condones and justifies war crimes and he is currently depiciting his heroes committing war crimes in his manga and in the context of his politics, that’s problematic. These are undeniable facts and it would be irresponsible of me to ignore them. I believe it would be wrong for me to do so, to ignore the fact that people are ignoring his politics in their reactions to these scenes.
However, if a Japanese or Korean person or a person otherwise affected has a problem with this, I ask them to please come to my inbox. I will not publish the ask if you ask, and I will listen and act accordingly. Thanks.
Regarding the levi thing, it’s kind of ridiculous to say people can’t feel uncomfortable or react to scenes in an anime or manga at all. It’s not applying Western politics to aot to say as a survivor of emotional abuse the treatment of Christa makes me personally uncomfortable. It may have a different context in Japan, but here and now Western fans are glossing over it in their own context and silencing abuse survivors who feel uncomfortable, Social justice shouldn’t be used to have fellow white people silence other people from having any negative reaction to media.
I don’t really intend to go further into the issue as I have no intention of getting involved in anything dicey or overstep my bounds.
As the person who wrote the post about Isayama/Levi, I feel the same way as adventureofcomicbookgirl. And I likewise invite any Japanese or Korean person to come to y inbox. I will not publish it if you ask me not to, and I will listen act accordingly.
These Red-winged Blackbirds riding around on a Red-tailed Hawk. Incredible! Apparently this isn’t all that uncommon. Read more about it on the source’s website.
THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN
Imagine Natasha breaking into the homes of people she considers her friends in order to prove they need better security.
literally thats all anyone would need to tell me to get me to hate john green
"did you know in one of his books the two main characters make out in the anne frank house"
thats literally making out with someone at a holocaust memorial that’s awful what the fuck
especially in the context of the scene, like they act like they’re Taking It Back For True Love bc no one else appreciates the anne frank house in the right way, i love when white christians reclaim holocaust memorials
okay i love this post but, just because john green wrote it doesn’t mean he endorses it, i feel like john green knows that’s a terrible thing to do, his characters are flawed immature teenagers you know,
is this criticized in the text, or does it pass without negative comment?
bystanders literally applaud in the scene while they’re playing tongue hockey so i daresay he endorses it
His exact words on the subject:
"It’s a sacred space, but it’s important to remember that real people lived there. Our usual way of honoring the dead–by freezing them in time and mythologizing them, by building the marble statues Shakespeare rails against in that sonnet–that’s not Hazel and Augustus’s way of honoring the dead. As Hazel notes, Anne Frank made out with a boy in the Anne Frank house. I think Hazel wants (and I wanted) to reclaim that sacred space for doomed people who are nonetheless still alive, and still full of desire."
“Generally, I wanted both of them to take back the weird, empty, quiet, sacred space that is the Anne Frank House (and more generally is the reverent but distant way we are always thinking of the dead) and find a different way to honor her life.”
So yeah, he endorses it. (Maybe not in real life, but definitely as part of the story.)
my jaw is literally on the ground right now
there it is there it fucking is
he tried to reclaim the anne frank house
i fucking hate john green i hope i can meet him one day at a con so i can throw up on him
Song of the Day is Raging Fire by Phillip Phillips.
Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Person
TODAY: Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises “her inspiring story.”
Photo: Getty Images via NBCNews.com
I’ve overheard my esteemed classmates talking about how much they “want ‘the D’.” They’re saying they actually WANT the D!
THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE! NO GOOD YOUNG MAN OR WOMAN SHOULD WANT THE D! IF YOU WORK HARD ENOUGH, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET THE A!
REFUSE THE D! GET THE A! YOU WANT THE A!