jimmytgibbons:

fandomsandfeminism:

Cis str8ies: still predictably awful a majority of the time.

I think you’re strawmanning our objections here - Your assertion that all artists should include several LGBT characters can be easily misconstrued. I have absolutely no problem with…

As a fellow cis str8ie, I would like to say that jimmytgibbons is a garbage can.

neoliberalismkills:

being neutral isn’t being neutral

if you have the privilege of being neutral and you do it and stay silent, it only benefits the oppressors

your neutrality is literally never going to help those who are being crushed by an oppressive system

so don’t feel like you’re a good person for “not picking a side” because that oppressive system loves your passivity

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Dear abled writers #6

mattwritesthings:

Don’t give your villain a mental disability/illness.

Not only does it perpetuate harmful stereotypes but it is also lazy writing. Because very often their mental disability/illness is treated as their motivation.

It is not a replacement for proper character development.

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fallingplate:

ciscrimes:

I hate it when people try and point to the Paralympics as an example of ableism not being prevalent in todays’ society. As if the Paralympics are in any way representative of the issues a differently-abled person faces on a day to day basis. Most differently-abled people don’t get the opportunity…

The level of ignorance displayed in this post is fantastic. Let’s clear up one point to start with, disabled people are not fucking differently-abled, not one disabled person I know likes that term and neither do I, I prefer to call myself a crip.

The Paralympics are not meant to be representative of the issues a disabled person faces every day, they are supposed to showcase the best disabled athletes in the world. They allow athletes to take part in events with those who have similar disabilities, so it’s a level playing field, and they cater for a huge range of disabilities. 

The Paralympics also encourage disabled people, especially the younger ones, to take up sport, which will keep them active and fit for longer in their lives. 

Just as a bit of information, so that you don’t have to keep displaying your ignorance about the Paralympics and disabled people. The disabled competitors use the same athlete’s village that the Olympic athletes use, it’s not a fucking hotel. Most Olympic sized pools are open to the public and disabled people can use them, indeed most Olympic pools are used as public pools after the events, and are accessible. 

Most Olympic and Paralympic athletes aren’t paid a salary, they are funded by the state via sports organisations, and / or sponsorship, this allows them to train full time without having to hold down a job as well.

Overall, the Paralympics shows what a select group of disabled athletes can do, and gives disabled people a positive image. Unfortunately, there is a problem, people, like you, who use disabled athletes for their own political ends. Normally it’s inspiration porn, but now and again it’s a cretin like you who just doesn’t have a clue.

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glory-to-cobrastan:

so just to be clear, I am supposed to eat all of these, not like… stuff garlic in my ear while rubbing ginger over my biceps, right

God damn, good thing some idiot put together a poster, so we finally have a cure for endo pain, which nobody else figured out was oats?  Jesus Christ people are stupid!

bedtime-cstv:

Emma Frost cosplay - X-men

For more follow Bedtime

So bedtime is a cosplay blog that doesn’t credit photographers or cosplayers?  Why would anybody follow that trash?

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Q

Anonymous asked:

do you even care about grammar

A

shitrichcollegekidssay:

grammar and spelling are really important to me. I actually study grammar and spelling in typing styles. It’s not important to me as “WOW THEY SPELLED A WORD WRONG” or “WOW THEY USED THE WRONG YOUR” but rather I look for repeating themes in typing styles and can link that to a grapholect–or an internet dialect/register [typing styles unique to certain parts of the internet]

For instance a common grapholect is the doge meme speak shit.

"Much grammar, so spelling, very grapholect. wow"

thats a very specific and deliberate way of typing. There is a correct way to type in this grapholect and an incorrect way to type in this grapholect, and I think that’s fucking cool.

How about we look at language rapidly evolving–due to constant need to type and communicate via text, and stop clinging to classist/ableist/racist/sexist/etc. old white guy’s language wet dream.

Q

Anonymous asked:

Did you know that black men had the right to vote before white women did?

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daniellemertina:

lookatthewords:

Yes. And did you know that White women suffrage leaders demonized Black people and other PoC in order to get their right to vote?

"It is not fair that a plantation Negro who can neither read or write should be entrusted with the ballot."  -Frances E. Willard, president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.

"In Colorado… 6,666 men vote "Yes." Now, I am going to describe the men who voted "Yes." They were native-born men, temperance men, cultivated, broad, generous, just men, men who think. On the other hand, 16,007 voted "No." Now, I am going to describe that class of voters. In the southern part of that State are Mexicans, who speak the Spanish language… . The vast population of Colorado is made up of that class of people. I was sent out to speak in a voting precinct having 200 voters; 150 of those voters were Mexican greasers, 40 of them foreign-born citizens, and just 10 of them were born in this country; and I was supposed to be competent to convert those men to let me have so much right in this Government as they had.” -Susan B. Anthony

Go on and look up your white fem faves. They oppressed other groups in order to get up from their oppression. Stepping on the backs of PoC in order to stand up. And i’m supposed to be sympathetic to your “plight?!” Like dude, you mad at me for the patriarchy that oppressed your people and mine? Get real.

Oh! And did you know that White women were freed from slavery before Black… Oh….. wait…….

And if we’re talking about Blacks and “voting rights” did ya know that it was damn hella hard for Blacks to vote even when they got the right? Ignoring the expensive polling taxes and the rallies of Whites who threatened and attacked Blacks who attempted to vote… did you know that Blacks were disproportionately administered (among poor whites and other poc) impossible literacy tests in order to get this “vote”?

Here is a sample of this simple and easy test. 10 minutes. Get NOTHING wrong. Go go!

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Times up. How was it? Easy I bet. Each question made at a total 5th grad level so I’m sure you got them all right. But oops, doesn’t matter. As I am the one correcting your test I decide if you failed or not even if you, somehow, managed to get all of these correct in the 10 minutes provided to you, Negro.

Could also go into how racist laws put up to keep predominately Black people from voting, which were outlawed to protect Black voters, are now being allowed again so they can oppress them once more…could go into all that… but that would be a longer post.

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Part of the rhetoric white feminists used to support the 19th amendment was the idea that they’d vote in line with their white husbands thereby consolidating white supremacy. Due to the idea that Black men were barbarians and irrational and were going to ruin the country by being able to vote.

And in reality, Black people in mass couldn’t really vote till the Civil Rights Act and even today voter suppression attacks POC, but specifically African Americans. Whereas white women have never had an issue voting after the 19th amendment. So in actuality they got the vote first. And used their vote to oppress Black women and men.

Citing some girls as real nerd girls is the same thing as citing others as fake.  There are no fake nerd girls, there are no fake nerds.  Credential checking is for assholes, real assholes.

Citing some girls as real nerd girls is the same thing as citing others as fake.  There are no fake nerd girls, there are no fake nerds.  Credential checking is for assholes, real assholes.

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raijumykaiju:

I am so entirely sick of people ragging on characters that want/try to do the right thing. see: Captain America, see: Superman, see: Scott McCall

It’s always so utterly transparent too. Like I get it, these characters make you uncomfortable because you see them in all the…

“I wanted to kind of make this like, ‘Yeah, this is what Batman would be in the real world.’ But I had forgotten that actually to a lot of comic fans that smelling, not having a girlfriend—these are actually kind of heroic. So actually, sort of, Rorschach became the most popular character in Watchmen. I meant him to be a bad example, but I have people come up to me in the street saying, ‘I am Rorschach! That is my story!’ And I’ll be thinking, ‘Yeah, great, can you just keep away from me and never come anywhere near me again for as long as I live?’”
—Alan Moore