White feminism is “Miley can dress however she wants, don’t slut shame her”
Actual feminism is “Miley can dress however she wants but she crossed a line when she started using another culture as a means to rebel and utilized black women and little people as shocking accessories in her music videos and live performances”
No, the next Nelson Mandela of the world is rotting in a jail cell tonight, just like Mandela nearly withered for 27 years on Robben Island. Or he is on someone’s terrorist watch list, or she is segregated and searched every time she travels through an international airport. Somewhere, government spies are reading the emails of the next Nelson Mandela. They are tracking his cell phone and listening to his calls, or monitoring her meetings with their undercover cops.Philly.com writer Will Bunch nails it on the head, discussing who could be the next Mandela for America or across the world. (via shortformblog)
OMG FUCK YOU YOU STUPID PIECE OF SHIT DISNEY MOVIES WERENT CREATED FOR YOU THEY WERE CREATED FOR KIDS SORRY IF THEY DONT MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS FUCK YOU
Once upon a time I was babysitting my 12 year-old cousin and I took her to the mall for food and window shopping. This was around the time Enchanted came out so of course the walls were lined with Giselle. Not that I particularly minded, Enchanted was a good film.
So at any rate, I was casually browsing some of the outfits they had out and pick out this pink sparkly dress meant to be Aurora’s. I said, “Hey, Destiny, why don’t you wear this for Halloween?”
I should note I was just joking because this was the age where she was rebelling against dresses but rather than to comment on that she simply replied with, “That isn’t for me.”
I thought she was talking about the fact that I was holding up a dress so I pressed on, “Aw why not? C’mooon! I’m sure it’ll look great on you! Oh we could get you a nice tiara and sparkly heels-“
But she shook her head and went, “That’s only for white girls.”
Of course it was the initial line that took me by surprise, but even moreso was the sheer matter-of-factness that was in her voice. She wasn’t even fazed by it and talked as if was telling me some fact that I must have missed in a memo.
She went on to look at the TV screen but I kept going through the outfits thinking that maybe Jasmine or Pocahontas or Mulan would work, but that wasn’t the problem.
The problem IS that she is the so-called target audience for a store in which she found nothing for her and she accepted it as a fact.
The problem IS that all of this princess stuff isn’t FOR her.
The problem IS that I went through this revelation when I was her age and I thought that it would have ended a long time ago.
The problem IS that they rejoiced in Tiana only to get three more non-POC princesses.
And the problem is that all of this will CONTINUE to be and I just don’t know if I would be able to stand watching my two year-old niece realize this herself.
Because we’re Mexican, we’re mixed, we’re African-American, but most importantly we’re not white.
So you know what? No. Fuck YOU.
Because I WAS a kid. These princess movies WERE created for me, my cousins, my niece, and damn near every other little girl I have know in my lifetime.
And we were NEVER a part of their formula.
We are NEVER going to be a part of their formula.
I’m sick of this shit. I want to see this shit change and I’m not going to sit around waiting for it to change.
I am going to raise hell and I will bust my ass through school and I will get my degree and I will get into the animation industry and I will fight my absolute hardest to help in the change because if there’s one thing I never want to see again is a kid questioning why movies refuse to acknowledge their existence.
So you sit the fuck down and you shut the fuck up and you go through hearing this shit from four different kids and then you see if you can get off your fucking ass and say that shit to me again.
Wondering if my subscribers would be interested in Let’s Play of old games :) or collection/reviews of old games like Gameboy, Gameboy Color etc… Retro gaming is my other passion and I really want to share that with my followers.
I love retro games and Let’s Plays :3
The fact that people still think girls don’t like video games and when they do it’s only to get attention, blows my fucking mind
the fact that women make up 43% of the gaming population even though it’s misogynistic, toxic, abusive and downright unwelcoming proves that women are automatically more hardcore at gaming than men
this might go over the heads of some of the kids on here.
did you just
This is the greatest post I have ever seen because it is both a pun and a harsh truth.
I showed this to my 11 year old brother and asked him if he knew what it was. He looked at it for a few seconds and said
"I dunno. a printer?"
i’m 15 and i don’t get it
It’s called an overhead projector. Back in the 80s and 90s (when I was in school), these things were used to project images of lessons onto a movie screen in your classroom. Teachers would write/draw/whatever onto a clear piece of plastic called a transparency, which would then be placed on top of the main box part of the projector. When turned on, there would be a light underneath the projector, which would cause a mirror inside the ‘arm’ part to reflect the image onto the screen in an enlarged format so everyone could see it.
Reblogging for ‘over their heads’.
I hardly see these now. Kinda sad.
Man I remember these back in high school.
They just slowly fades out once classrooms can show computer’s screens projected on the board…
These things taught me that my vision was bad.
If sitting at the closest desk and still not being able to read the writing, its the 100% way of letting you know you need glasses
THERE ARE ADULTS ON TUMBLR?
I remember doing a report and getting to do the presentation on the projector.
It was always pretty neat when you got to use it.
Your vision wasn’t bad, they just never decided to focus the damn things and they were always fuzzy.
Also why were they so damn big? It was just a light and some glass and a mirror thing, yet they were heavy as hell.
Go there, and do as the instructions say.
When my art was stolen, I got the post reported, and it was taken down. Don’t worry, it doesn’t just take down the sources post, but it takes down all the reblogged posts too.
Please give this a reblog, many artists out there may not know this is here.
And remember, ask permission before sharing, or don’t post it.
not everything is about oppression vs privilege, people actually have feeling, and when you do something extremely fucked up & hurt people, “i don’t have the power to oppress you!” isn’t a fucking excuse & hiding behind your oppression or using it to get away with doing hurtful things to other people is gross & you’re probably an abusive person.
During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.
Mission fucking accomplished
Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.
It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.
You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.
The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.
The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.
Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.
So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.
Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.
These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!
So, slight tangent, but spurred by the brief mention of fleas above -
I read a book recently that stated that contrary to popular belief, the bubonic plague and the Black Death were (are) not actually the same thing, and did a very good job of explaining why the bubonic plague doesn’t match with historical records & anecdotes of the Black Death. There were a lot of factors examined, but some key points:
- The zoonotic (animal to human) method of transmission is too inefficient to have spread as quickly as the Black Death did, and the survival rate of the bubonic plague is far too high to fit with descriptions of the Black Death.
- Records of the time show that people were aware that the disease spread through direct human contact, and the fact that many towns successfully implemented a quarantine further backs this idea up. (Because rats and fleas don’t give a shit about your boundaries.)
- Records of such things as crop & food storage indicate that rats were not a significant problem in the UK until the 1700’s, by which time plague epidemics had already been popping up on the isles for centuries. Other countries such as Iceland have similar situations - records of plague outbreaks in areas that had low to no rat population.
- While there are a few symptoms that seem to be shared - most obviously, swellings near the lymph glands - most recorded symptoms of the Black Death are inconsistent with the symptoms we know of the bubonic plague. The authors of the book theorize that the Black Death was actually a virus similar to Ebola.
The authors also theorize that the disease must have been one with a very long incubation period, perhaps over a month, because with the methods of travel in use at the times of various epidemics, that’s the only logical way it could have been spread so widely.
If any of y’all are morbid and into history, I highly recommend checking this book out. It’s called Return of the Black Death: The World’s Greatest Serial Killer, by Susan Scott and Christopher Duncan.
(Also, until I read this book I had no idea of how truly horrific the Black Death actually was. Symptoms included copious bleeding through the nose and large bruises from internal hemorrhage, prolonged spells of vomiting which involved more blood, delirium and thirst that led many victims to suicide, and then the victims’ organs would undergo necrosis while they were still alive.)
When someone asks adult male fans to be respectful of the fact that a show is primarily meant for the entertainment and enrichment of young girls and the response is, “No, but you don’t understand, this show is actually high quality,” that’s… pretty revealing.
I had this internalized for a while, too. Until I caught myself justifying the quality of the show with, “no, but there are a bunch of adult men who like this,” and then had to take a good long look at what the fuck I was saying.