kosovan:

rufflesnotdiets:

deadcantdraw:

There’s over 300 languages spoken in London

Less than half of the population is white british

There are large areas with little to no white population

so if your show is set in London and has an all white cast you’re not even being remotely accurate

See Also: New York

los angeles is only 40% white yet look at every single tv show in LA :/ 

madamethursday:

[Image: Four gifs showing John Barrowma and another man, white balding and middle aged, on a game show speaking as Barrowman asks a question and the man attempts to answer. The conversation goes as follows:

Barrowman: On a clothing label which instruction is indicated by a solid black triangle with a cross through it?

Contestant: This is where we want the women in the team back, don’t we?

Barrowman: Or maybe you could help with the cleaning of the clothes every so often.]

vixyish:

solarbird:

xgenepositive:

mmmahogany:

#john barrowman is having none of your misogynist bullshit

i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant
"hahahaha women do laundry right john?  you with me, john?"
"don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”

This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.

Bolding mine.

Fuck yes. I usually don’t hand out cookies to men for just saying decent things, but this time I gotta break Barrowman off a piece just for this. 

Because not only did he deny the endorsement of that sexism, but he very handily made it clear that understanding clothing labels is not some Big Secret Woman Knowledge that women have because laundry is something only women (should) do. But rather that clothing tags are on EVERYONE’S FUCKING CLOTHES and if he doesn’t know what it means it’s because of a failing on HIS part.

So yeah. Have yourself a little chunk of oatmeal raisin praise there, Barrowman. Stay sexy.

(Source: kaniehtiio)

fandomsandfeminism:

mellarkks:

I’m just gonna say that — any type of “phobia” be it homophobia or cisphobia or transphobia is wrong. We should all accept everyone the way they are. Regardless of our color. Regardless of who we love. Or the gender we go by (or none at all if you choose.) No one should hate anyone. Period.

I will bet anyone $50 this person is a cis heterosexual. 

Do not even act like cisphobia is a thing. 

LGBTQIAP+ get MURDERED because of transphobia and homophobia. 

Cisphobia is, what? Cis people not being coddled all the time? Jokes at cis people’s expense? 

And I’m so tired of our anger, our hurt, being cast as invalid and illegitimate because it is unpalatable to our oppressors. 

Should we strive for a world with full equality and free of hate? Yes. But until that day comes, anger is a survival tactic for the oppressed. Maybe don’t throw us under the bus for your idilic perfect anger free world. CHANGES need to be made before some of us can stop being angry. 

the-exercist:

This concept of “no excuses” is objectifying and harmful.
What is this man’s name? What competition did he win? What does he do for a living? The only information that I can find about this guy is this single photo, which doesn’t give any identifying info about who he is actually is, what drives him, what he does with his life or what makes him an interesting person. This lack of info tells me is that the people who post and repost this image don’t actually care about him - They just want to look at a disabled bodybuilder (any disabled bodybuilder) and say “He’s supposed to be weaker than you, so what’s your excuse for not looking like that too?” 
Disabled people are still people. Both in addition to and in spite of his disability, this man is still a well-rounded person who cannot be solely defined by his body.  It is ridiculous to compare his situation to anyone else’s - He does not exist just so that you can use his image to shame other people into action. So stop the inspiration porn. Stop the “no excuses” rhetoric. Just stop. 
If anyone can help me identify this bodybuilder, I’d appreciate it. I’d like to be able to add a name and some personal information to this post so that we can recognize his effort and abilities. He deserves that much. 

the-exercist:

This concept of “no excuses” is objectifying and harmful.

What is this man’s name? What competition did he win? What does he do for a living? The only information that I can find about this guy is this single photo, which doesn’t give any identifying info about who he is actually is, what drives him, what he does with his life or what makes him an interesting person. This lack of info tells me is that the people who post and repost this image don’t actually care about him - They just want to look at a disabled bodybuilder (any disabled bodybuilder) and say “He’s supposed to be weaker than you, so what’s your excuse for not looking like that too?” 

Disabled people are still people. Both in addition to and in spite of his disability, this man is still a well-rounded person who cannot be solely defined by his body.  It is ridiculous to compare his situation to anyone else’s - He does not exist just so that you can use his image to shame other people into action. So stop the inspiration porn. Stop the “no excuses” rhetoric. Just stop

If anyone can help me identify this bodybuilder, I’d appreciate it. I’d like to be able to add a name and some personal information to this post so that we can recognize his effort and abilities. He deserves that much. 

(Source: mybloodsweatandtearsworld)

ekki-neitt asked: How are the black panthers different from the KKK? Publicly shouting that we need to kill cracker babies is somehow okay because the group is black? Do you realize how fucking dumb you sound?

un3ndingtragedy:

torisoulphoenix:

sbrown82:

torisoulphoenix:

un3ndingtragedy:

nikkisshadetree:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

When was the last time the Black panthers Lynched anyone?
-Elijah

When’s the last time the Black Panthers burned crosses in someone’s yard?

When’s the last time the Black Panthers completely destroyed white towns for fear of their prosperity?

Have the panthers ever burned down any white schools to keep white people “in their place”?

Are these white folks serious?! Please, please…do yourselves a favor and earn some citations on this country’s history. The Black Panthers were NOT like the Klu Klux Klan. Their objective was not to go around and terrorize and murder white people. The KKK however, was definitely a reactionary terrorist/extremist group. The Klan emerged during “The Nadir” (the lowest point) in 1877, after poor and disenfranchised whites stomped out Reconstruction and Blacks ultimately lost their civil rights. White people losing their mobility in this country was the core reason for terrorizing African Americans, but after that bullshit, 15 reels, massive 3-hour long movie “The Birth of a Nation" was released in 1915, now all of a sudden, Black people became barraged with this false image of themselves as threatening, violent, and barbaric, particularly to white women in society (The New Negro Crime) which ultimately led to hundred of thousands of lynchings and murders of Blacks in America. The Klan had one objective, to exterminate Black people. They spurred false rhetoric, hate, and violence…that’s it!

The Black Panthers was a revolutionary socialist organization that started in the mid-1960’s in Oakland, CA aiming to PROTECT the Black community. They were against police brutality, imperialism, capitalism or anything they felt was detrimental to Black Americans. They wanted Black people to fend for themselves, that’s why they carried guns, and they used them cautiously. They helped the sick, the poor, single mothers and their children, they even implemented a free ambulance and breakfast program in the community, yet they’re like the KKK?! Their goals were simple: quality education, housing, employment, and civil rights.They were not a violent group and neither was Malcolm X, contrary to popular opinion, they just believed in their right to self defense.The bottom line is, The Black Panther Party was a mobilization by African Americans, and people of the African descent across the world to break down institutionalized oppression by any means necessary. And FYI, many whites supported like Marlon Brando, and others.

*Don’t disrespect my people and Blackness!

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GIRL, YOU BETTA SAY THAT SHIT!!!!!!

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I love the dialogue that whitepeoplesaidwhat starts.

priestessthief:

riotrite:

igotpillstheyremultiplying:

autistpsyche:

you should check out #AcademicAbleism on twitter, if you haven’t already. 

My life.

Sounds familiar

Oy

sheep-boy:

"guess we cant have different opinions on tumblr"

nah son. an opinion is like “orange juice is nasty” or “fall out boy is overrated”

"your gender identity is ridiculous and you dont deserve to have it respected" is straight up bullshit and you should be called out on it

kazuha159:

flashinglightsandecstasy:

musicalbunny:

I think this is necessary to post. I see a lot of people “saving” bunnies.

"*Bunnies are one of the most frequently “kidnapped” mammal species.*Mothers dig a very shallow nest in the ground that is easily uncovered when mowing or raking the yard. If you find a rabbit nest-leave it alone!!*Mother rabbits only return to the nest two or three times a day, usually before dawn and right after dusk. *To determine if they are orphaned, either place a string across the nest in a tic-tac-toe shape or circle the nest with flour. Check the nest the next day. If the string or flour is disturbed, the mother has returned. If not, take the bunnies to a rehabilitator.* A bunny that is bright eyed and 4-5 inches long is fully independent and does NOT need to be rescued!*If you find a bunny that does need to be rescued, put it in a dark, quiet location. Bunnies are a prey species and while they may look calm, they are actually very, very scared!”


Never knew this, keeping this for reference

As a student of Veterinary Medicine I can completely confirm this! Do NOT take them out of their nest unless you’re 100% sure that the mother did not come back for them after at least one day!

kazuha159:

flashinglightsandecstasy:

musicalbunny:

I think this is necessary to post. I see a lot of people “saving” bunnies.

"*Bunnies are one of the most frequently “kidnapped” mammal species.
*Mothers dig a very shallow nest in the ground that is easily uncovered when mowing or raking the yard. If you find a rabbit nest-leave it alone!!
*Mother rabbits only return to the nest two or three times a day, usually before dawn and right after dusk. 
*To determine if they are orphaned, either place a string across the nest in a tic-tac-toe shape or circle the nest with flour. Check the nest the next day. If the string or flour is disturbed, the mother has returned. If not, take the bunnies to a rehabilitator.
* A bunny that is bright eyed and 4-5 inches long is fully independent and does NOT need to be rescued!
*If you find a bunny that does need to be rescued, put it in a dark, quiet location. Bunnies are a prey species and while they may look calm, they are actually very, very scared!”

Never knew this, keeping this for reference

As a student of Veterinary Medicine I can completely confirm this! Do NOT take them out of their nest unless you’re 100% sure that the mother did not come back for them after at least one day!

And as it’s almost April, time for the usual PSA:

waitforhightide:

pointytilly:

Don’t support Autism Speaks, don’t “light it up blue”, don’t have anything to do with them or any autism “charities” that go on about how we’re burdens who need exterminating curing. If something paints disabled people as nothing but tragedy and/or inspiration porn, NOPE NOPE NOPE.

Pretty much every single horrible thing you can think of for a charity to do, Autism Speaks does. Other people have better lists than me, but on top of typical ~omg buy awareness products~ charity crap like your money not really doing anything, what it DOES do is awful, their “awareness” is dehumanizing and gross, they don’t have any autistic people in their higher-up staff, aaaand they even had an event where they endorsed a center that tortures children. for serious.

and people still defend them and attack autistic people for hating them asdklsjd dslfjkdsfjdskf ghfdjghgggnnnnnnn

I have a visceral reaction to those damned blue puzzle pieces now, one that’s a big mess of anger and fear and the world wants you to not exist. Thanks for making me “aware”, there, Autism Speaks.

If you see a company sponsoring them, don’t buy their stuff (if you can avoid it) and tell them why (if you can). Lindt chocolates and their bunnies are a particularly known one.

In case you need a masterpost and/or sources, check out goldenheartedrose’s post about it here (it won’t let me tag her, unsure why!)

queertoddler:

If you want your donations to actually go to autistic people for programs, care and resources, donate either to the Autistic Self-Advocacy Program or the Autism Women’s Network. The money they receive doesn’t go to greedy allistic CEOs or ableist “cures,” but actual beneficial, autistic-chosen, needed things.

Be a good ally this month and don’t support Autism Speaks!

nitewrighter:

benepla:

ideal hogwarts students:

  • aromantic wizards being absolutely immune to amortentia, it only smelling like the ingredients put into it when they smell it, and teaching other students how to identify the stuff on any food or drink
  • gender confused ravenclaw leafing through glossarys of pronouns and accidentally getting 80% of the class to stay up leafing through similar glossarys, screaming out pronouns in the common room when they think they found one that may fit
  • slytherin students sometimes taking polyjuice potion to pose as one of their depressed members who was having a bad day and really couldn’t bring themselves to classes
  • kids who read about the second great wizarding war and, when reading about Severus Snape’s brave acts, argue “well yeah ok but he was kind of an asshole still?”

—Wizard broomchairs instead of wheelchairs. No need to worry about stairs when you’re floating, right? Just say “up” to it like you would with a broomstick and it hovers a comfortable 7 inches from the ground, though it can be raised and lowered depending on the wizard’s preference/mood.

—No one giving Wizards with ADD/learning/organizational disabilities any guff about the rememberalls they carry on hand. 

—Aspie and autistic Wizards with dazzling proficiency in more mysterious and complex branches of magic like Wandlore and wandmaking.

—The books in Hogwart’s library reacting to dyslexic students trying to read them and helping them: breaking up paragraphs, highlighting words, sometimes reading themselves aloud if the student is having a particularly difficult time or has eyesight problems.

—Professors enchanting gloves to use sign language next to them as they teach for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

—Neville Longbottom instigating a schoolwide program to foster better communication between students and teachers and better regulation of how house points are handed out, and the general effort toward a less stressful learning environment, referred to lovingly by students as ‘Deebass,” from the joking acronym, “Don’t Be A Snape”

I am a lesbian woman of Color whose children eat regularly because I work in a university. If their full bellies make me fail to recognize my commonality with a woman of Color whose children do not eat because she cannot find work, or who has no children because her insides are rotted from home abortions and sterilization; if I fail to recognize the lesbian who chooses not to have children, the woman who remains closeted because her homophobic community is her only life support, the woman who chooses silence instead of another death, the woman who is terrified lest my anger trigger the explosion of hers; if I fail to recognize them as other faces of myself, then I am contributing not only to each of their oppressions but also to my own, and the anger which stands between us, then must be used for clarity and mutual empowerment, not for evasion by guilt or for further separation.

pixieorsomething:

t45dpowerarmor:

bennyandfangs:

t45dpowerarmor:

lodubimvloyaar:

t45dpowerarmor:

I just read a poem that was written by a Jewish trans woman in 1322 I’m literally crying right now

Share?

http://www.transtorah.org/PDFs/On-Becoming-A-Woman.pdf

if you’re interested in reading it, this translation is closer to the original hebrew

James ily

(Source: teslaarmor)

You know why LGBT people have such a bad impression of Christians? It’s not because of protesters with “God hates fags” signs. We know they’re extremists. It’s because of daily being dehumanized by the Christians who lecture and preach at us, treating us as issues instead of as human beings—and because of the Christians we know who stand idly by, thinking that if they’re not actively hating us, that counts as loving us.
Pro-life states have significantly lower indicators of infant / child well-being

Pro-Choice Versus Pro-Life: The Relationship Between State Abortion Policy and Child Well-Being in the United States.

Authors

Medoff M.

Journal

Health Care Women Int. 2013 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Affiliation

a Department of Economics, California State University, Long Beach , Long Beach , California , USA.

Abstract

In the United States, pro-choice supporters contend that the desire of pro-life supporters to protect the life of the fetus ends at birth and that thereafter they ignore the health and well-being of infants and children. This study examines the question of whether infants and children fare better in U.S. states that have the most restrictive abortion laws. Eighteen indicators of infant/child health, family, economic, and educational status are analyzed. The empirical evidence finds that states with the most antiabortion policies are also the same states that have significantly lower indicators of infant/child well-being. This supports the contention by pro-choice supporters that efforts by pro-life supporters to protect the life of the fetus end at birth.

PMID

 24245932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

(Source: wateringgoodseeds)