Scribbles And Rants

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sassy-spoon:

poetessinthepit:

PSA: Big corporations putting feel good feminist messages in their advertisements wont result in women’s liberation as much as it will result in goading liberal minded folks to buy more shampoo or whatever. There’s no point in fawning over these commercials.

Friendly reminder that the company that owns Dove

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is the same company that owns Axe.

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acacophony:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.

Part 4.

Take note: The moment people stopped reblogging and tweeting and writing news articles and calling attention to Ferguson, they brought back the armored cars. It is not over. They were waiting for the world to lose interest and knew it would.

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vampmissedith:

When I was a freshman, my sister was in eighth grade. There was a boy in two of her periods who would ask her out every single day. (Third and seventh period, if I remember correctly.) All day during third and seventh she would repeatedly tell him no. She didn’t beat around the bush, she didn’t lie and say she was taken—she just said no.

One day, in third period, after being rejected several times, he said; “I have a gun in my locker. If you don’t say yes, I am going to shoot you in seventh.”

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mistermints:

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songofages:

This was ad-libbed by the voice actor, Craig Ferguson and they chose to keep it in because they loved it. Kids won’t get it but adults will be thinking “did he just imply what I think he implied?”

And later the director confirmed it.

DeBlois revealed that, the reason Gobber never got married, is because he is homosexual. This makes him the first homosexual character of the franchise, and even DreamWorks itself.

This is the worst representation I’ve ever seen when will we actually get queer characters without having to deduce it from like 0.3 seconds of screen time and a vague hint

the worst? are we forgetting..  

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FUN STORY TIME: when I was younger and had figured myself out, I knew a few friends who I confided in regarding my sexuality. One of them told me not to tell her father because he was horribly homophobic.  A few years later, after our friendship had grown enough to basically be brother and sister, she got into an argument with her father about homosexuality and accidentally outed me in the heat of the moment.

His initial reaction was anger, then surprise, and he said “Well how can he be gay? He’s never tried to hit on me” (because, you know, 13 year old kids love hitting on married 40-somethings who are also their friends fathers) but then he said “But he’s not a bad person”. He came to the realization that, in the time he had known me I did not conform to his negative view of homosexuality, and accepted me as his daughter’s friend and more importantly *as an individual*. My friend just recently got married to her now-wife, and he is in those wedding pictures, happy and proud.

If you can make a homophobic person REALLY LIKE A CHARACTER like Dumbledore or Gobber, and then have them find out later on that these characters do not conform to their ideas of homosexuality, one of two things happens:

1. They immediately switch gears and dislike the character on the basis that they are, in fact, homosexual

2. They continue to like the character and in the back of their minds they think “wow, this character doesn’t conform to my ideas of what homosexuality is at all. Maybe *I* have the wrong idea about homosexuality.”

That starts something. Like maybe, just MAYBE a character in a movie can have an impact on a real person’s thoughts. Will it change everyone’s ideas? no. Is this representation *perfect*? no. But is this a case of representation? YES.

You know what would be a lot worse than this in terms of representation? How about incredibly stereotypical homosexual characters who get thrown into a movie as a last ditch effort to have the film be ‘more inclusive’? Because that’s *exploitative representation* and it happens to way more groups than just homosexuals.

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slavocracy:

sorry white people but if you dont support mike brown & the people of fergusons’ protests in 2014 you probably wouldnt have supported abolition in the 1800s or civil rights movements in the 1960s & having the ability to recognize something as morally justified in hindsight something that has already been accepted by the mainstream as morally justified is nice for u but on all practical levels useless to everyone else 

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