Cherub

Shoot.    What are marijuana tablets?

Wait. I’m starting to question these loving nicknames.

(Source: c-mines)

— 6 hours ago with 2328 notes
#happy endings  #penny hartz  #i miss this show so much 
"A rich guy, a white guy and a black guy sit down at a table together. There’s a plate of 12 cookies, the rich guy grabs 11 of them and says to the white guy “watch out, that black guy’s trying to steal your cookie”."
The link between class & race and how racial resentment has been used to divide the middle and working class in the U.S (via alaelia)

(Source: culturedecay, via terraisfright)

— 8 hours ago with 132119 notes
#class warfare  #classism  #REMEMBER  #privilege 
Anonymous asked: Because Elementary is the proof that a good diversity cast isnt enough to save a boring show


Answer:

amindamazed:

click through the read-more for discussion of racism in fandom generally, concluding with:

lyrangalia:

I’ll grant you, anon, that diversity isn’t enough to save a show from poor writing. However, let’s talk about a few other things, shall we?

Let’s talk about how shows with all white male protagonists can churn out straight-up racist episodes still be utterly beloved by its fanbase and the Emmys. Let’s talk about how shows with all white male protagonists can kill off every female character it’s ever had for ten years and still have a massive popular following heralding it as progressive for gay representation. Let’s talk about how movies with with all white male leading men (most of them named Chris), with POCs and women only in supporting roles, is hailed as progressive.


No? Don’t want to talk about that?


Then let’s talk about how before Elementary started, before a single episode script had been seen by the public, Sherlock fans and its creators derided the show for daring to make Watson a woman, and called its leading lady ‘a dog’ on televised interviews. Let’s talk about how the Sherlock fandom hurled racist, sexist, and painfully country-centric abuse at Elementary before the show even premiered.

Let’s talk about how a certain show’s fandom is so bad there’s an entire Tumblr dedicated to documenting misogyny in the fandom (hey, sherlockfandomhateswomen!)

Let’s talk about how a number of people who responded to my comment about Tumblr fans admitted that they never gave Elementary a chance because the fandom reaction had been so virulent before a single scene of writing was made public.

Let’s talk about how there are literally fans who defend their dislike of Elementary because “Watson has to be a man” or “how dare they make Moriarty a woman.”


Don’t want to talk about that either?

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Fandom is not a utopia. Fandom does not need to be a utopia. But if fandom wants to pride itself on being a diverse and inclusive oasis, it needs to see that the ground it’s building on is as rotten as the rest and acknowledge its own shortcomings as it tries to improve, not try to pretend its own hypocrisy doesn’t exist.

— 1 day ago with 583 notes
#elementary  #fandom  #racism 
themarysue:

"The text reads “Score! Superman does it again!,” because as we all know, mackin’ on Amazon warriors is one of America’s national past times and we are required to assign the practice a points system just like we do in baseball. Also, Wonder Woman’s a lasso-less “it” now, we guess. Yeah, that’s why her arm’s all weird at the bottom of the shirt; she’s supposed to be lassoing Superman in the picture. But why present a powerful female superhero using one of her trademark symbols as a marker of sexual agency when you can instead present her as a stiff, rigid board to be scored upon?"

(via But Why, Though? DC’s New Licensed T-Shirts Suggest Some Terrible Things About Women | The Mary Sue)

themarysue:

"The text reads “Score! Superman does it again!,” because as we all know, mackin’ on Amazon warriors is one of America’s national past times and we are required to assign the practice a points system just like we do in baseball. Also, Wonder Woman’s a lasso-less “it” now, we guess. Yeah, that’s why her arm’s all weird at the bottom of the shirt; she’s supposed to be lassoing Superman in the picture. But why present a powerful female superhero using one of her trademark symbols as a marker of sexual agency when you can instead present her as a stiff, rigid board to be scored upon?"

(via But Why, Though? DC’s New Licensed T-Shirts Suggest Some Terrible Things About Women | The Mary Sue)

— 2 days ago with 1118 notes

Girls face so many challenges and people are constantly telling them they can’t do things, they can’t be funny, they can’t run the companies. My advice is just not to focus on anyone telling you that you can’t do anything or the politics of your situation. Just think about your art, or that thing you want to do.

(Source: kelly-kapoor, via smellslikegirlriot)

— 2 days ago with 14714 notes
#feminist  #feminism  #mindy kaling 

smellslikegirlriot:

Femme Jam:

theshazzamity:

Tori Amos - Me and a Gun

"Me and a Gun" is a song by American singer-songwriter and musician Tori Amos. It was released as the first single from her debut studio album Little Earthquakes. This song did not take off very well as a single, possibly given its serious subject matter; in fact, the track was not the A-side to its own single.

The song was inspired by a rape that occurred in LA when Tori was 21. After she performed at a bar, a patron asked her if he could have a ride home. She obliged, and he raped her at knifepoint (many journalists mistakenly state she was raped at gunpoint, possibly due to the song’s title). She escaped. Years later, in London, Amos saw the film Thelma & Louise and was stirred. On the way to a show, she wrote the song in her head. That night, she performed the song a capella.

Tori Amos explains the experience:

"I’ll never talk about it at this level again but let me ask you. Why have I survived that kind of night, when other women didn’t", she says. "How am I alive to tell you this tale when he was ready to slice me up? In the song I say it was ‘Me and a Gun’ but it wasn’t a gun. It was a knife he had. And the idea was to take me to his friends and cut me up, and he kept telling me that, for hours. And if he hadn’t needed more drugs I would have been just one more news report, where you see the parents grieving for their daughter". "And I was singing hymns, as I say in the song, because he told me to. I sang to stay alive. Yet I survived that torture, which left me urinating all over myself and left me paralyzed for years. That’s what that night was all about, mutilation, more than violation through sex". "I really do feel as though I was psychologically mutilated that night and that now I’m trying to put the pieces back together again. Through love, not hatred. And through my music. My strength has been to open again, to life, and my victory is the fact that, despite it all, I kept alive my vulnerability".

"I don’t talk about the details because I can’t, but it’s freeing to sing that song [Me And A Gun]. I have to go in a trance to sing it… It gets exhausting singing it. But there’s so much going on that nobody talks about, and I just found that out with myself after so many years of not talking."

— Tori Amos; The Washington Post, March 22, 1992

— 2 days ago with 65 notes
#Femme Jam  #Jam  #Jams  #Rape TW  #TW Rape 
"

When [Gamora] walked into that prison, there should’ve not been her being protected. She should’ve said what Rorschach said in “The Watchmen,” which was, “I am not in here with you; you people are in here with me.” Then fucking killed everyone.

[…]

Though there was a weird line, because [Drax] is super literal, and there’s a laugh line where he calls her a whore, where you’re like, ‘Wait she didn’t turn tricks at all previously in this film.’ So why does he think she might be a whore?

"

Jackie Kashian, on “Doug Loves Movie” about her only beefs with GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

She’s one of us, Tumblr.

(Source: wintesoldieriscoming)

— 2 days ago with 860 notes
#never thought about how it was out of character for drax  #just annoying casual misogyny  #gamora  #zoe saldana  #drax  #drax the destroyer  #guardians  #gotg  #guardians of the galaxy  #doug loves movies  #jackie kashian 

biovisual:

ABC SYRINGE
The ABC Syringe, a World Design Impact Prize finalist, could make injections safer.  Some 1.3 million deaths a year are caused by unsafe injections, mostly from Hepatitis C infections.

The ABC Syringe turns bright red within 60 seconds of someone opening its foil package, indicating that it shouldn’t be used again. The syringe contains an ink that changes color when exposed to CO2.

via World Changing Designs)

(via actualmenacebuckybarnes)

— 2 days ago with 198 notes
#wow  #science!