”I hate capitalism.” typed the communist individual on their MacBook Pro, a product that is a result of capitalism.”I hate feudalism.” wrote the burgher with their printing press, a product that is a result of feudalism.
"there is only one G*d" said the early christians as they traveled through roman roads, a product of a pagan empire.
Gary Francione is super ableist, classist, sexist, and racist. Beyond not seeing the connections between speciesism and the above systems of oppression, he doesn’t accept that there could be any reasons for why it may be very difficult/impossible for someone to be completely vegan (ex: living in a food desert which disproportionately affects PoC, especially Native persons). Additionally, his whole concept of “moral schizophrenia” is extremely ableist, discriminatory, and belittling. When called out on such issues, he refuses to take any accountability, let alone apologize.
*Rests my hands behind my head like i’m walking with my friends in a shonen anime
for the last fucking time representation does not mean shoving in a queer romance. it means acknowledging we fucking exist. it means a girl saying she likes girls. it means a character doing something as simple as checking out their same gender. you don’t have to be in a relationship to be recognized as queer. representation is not and never has been about ‘ships.’ it’s about normality. it’s about existing for a purpose other than a punchline or a god damned ship
pugs are cute until you remember humans are breeding a type of dog that commonly suffers from a plethora of frequent and significant health issues and an inability to breathe properly and is basically just destined to a life of pain
people always use the term ‘p*ycho’ to describe people who do evil things not realising that it is extremely ableist as lots of mentally ill people with symptoms of psychosis are completely harmless and are actually extremely vulnerable so stop associating that term with evildoers bcs once again, you are literally doing nothing to remove the huge stigma attached to mental illlness
I’m not interested in a world where men really want to watch porn but resist because they’ve been shamed; I’m interested in a world where men are raised from birth with such an unshakable understanding of women as living human beings that they are incapable of being aroused by their exploitation.
Elliott Smith, Say Yes
Redfest / Salt Lake City / September 19, 2003
Today is the anniversary of Elliott Smith’s final concert, which I’m proud to say happened in my hometown of Salt Lake City on September 19, 2003.
I think the reason why the phrase “I’m not like most girls” annoys me so much is because women have been conditioned to feel like they have to disassociate themselves from the female gender to be recognised as an interesting human being and if that isn’t fucked up then I don’t know what is
Harley is a gift from God.
This is why Harley is like my all time favorite!
Why did they leave out the best part of this scene?;
The character development of Harley is probably one of the better things DC has done with their characters.
Can we talk about Dinah calling her Harleen there?
Can we talk about that please?
well that went from cute to heartbreaking pretty fast
excuse me while i cry.
I hate hate hate it when women in video games make sexual noises when they get hit or die in suggestive positions
like women can’t even die in a way that doesn’t exist to turn men on
how dare you sexualise female pain
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part IV)
And now for the side show… the STL County Council/police fail at being empathetic, and tone deaf white people are tone deaf (and white). #staywoke #farfromover
Be wary of those who apologize for how you feel instead of apologizing for what they did to you
when a man makes his living talking about misogyny, or a white person gets praised for taking a stand against racism, or a heterosexual gets an award for challenging homophobia, and other people brush off any criticism by saying, “at least someone is talking about these issues, and that’s what matters,” they are erasing years and years of work done by members of the oppressed groups to get others to recognise their situation. not having anyone talk about homophobia or misogyny or racism was never the problem, not being listened to was.
The fact is, a 14-year-old girl may be capable of agreeing to sex with a 49-year-old man, but she doesn’t have the emotional and mental maturity to consent. I was 25 before I realized that every man I’d slept with as a teenager was a pedophile. It seemed to me that since I’d courted the attention, that I was fully culpable. What teenager believes she is not mentally or emotionally capable of full consent? I thought I was an adult, although when I look at the picture of myself from the time period above, I see a child.
I thought I was the exception for these men, the girl so precocious and advanced that it superseded social norms. I thought that I was “older than my chronological age.”
It never occurred to me as a young sexually active teen that the adult men I had relationships with may have been manipulating me, that they had designs and motives I couldn’t see from my limited child’s perspective."
Everyone should read this article if they haven’t already. The anecdotes are upsetting and carry major TW (pedophilia, graphic depictions of sex), but the message is just so on point.