"What’s your greatest fear?"
"Dying before I’ve gotten out of The Matrix."
oh my godddddd there is a new swedish reality tv show where they are tracking down internet trolls and confronting them about the death threats they’ve sent to people, since it’s actually illegal.
watching them try to explain how it’s not them is the best entertainment i’ve ever seen.
this episode ended with them fining him 5000 SEK to be paid to the victim!
guess what America should do
This is a show I would watch
WE NEED THIS NOW.
My two (two!) pieces for the "Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi"gallery show, happening THIS SATURDAY (that’s tomorrow!) at Q-Pop in lovely downtown Los Angeles! The art i’ve already seen for this show looks AMAZING and i’m super pumped to be part of it along with many talented pals and talented potential-future-pals.
omg la friends come with meeeeeeee
This GIF killed me
#run deforest run
Our brave and missing girl
Disliking someone who is black does not make you racist
Disliking someone because they are black makes you racist
Disliking someone who is gay does not make you homophobic
Disliking someone because they are gay makes you homophobic
Disliking someone who is a woman does not make you sexist
Disliking someone because they are a woman makes you sexist
EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THIS
An Asian American student of Japanese heritage explained her reluctance to participate in feminist organizations by calling attention to the tendency among feminist activists to speak rapidly without pause, to be quick on the uptake, always ready with a response. She had been raised to pause and think before speaking, to consider the impact of one’s words, a characteristic that she felt was particularly true of Asian Americans. She expressed feelings of inadequacy on the various occasions she was present in feminist groups. In our class, we learned to allow pauses and appreciate them. By sharing this cultural code, we created an atmosphere in the classroom that allowed for different communication patterns.
This particular class was peopled primarily by black women. Several white women students complained that the atmosphere was “too hostile.” They cited the noise level and direct confrontations that took place in the room prior to class as an example of this hostility. Our response was to explain that what they perceived as hostility and aggression, we considered playful teasing and affectionate expressions of our pleasure at being together. Our tendency to talk loudly we saw as a consequence of being in a room with many people speaking, as well as of cultural background: many of us were raised in families where individuals speak loudly. In their upbringings as white, middle-class females, the complaining students had been taught to identify loud and direct speech with anger. We explained that we did not identify loud or blunt speech in this way, and encourage them to switch codes, to think of it as an affirming gesture. Once they switched codes, they not only began to have a more creative, joyful experience in the class, but they also learned that silence and quiet speech can in some cultures indicate hostility and aggression. By learning one another’s cultural codes and respecting our differences, we felt a sense of community, of Sisterhood. Representing diversity does not mean uniformity or sameness.
Bell Hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (pages 57-58)
Crucial to communication.
Every day I fall a little more in love with bell hooks.
Those pauses, and less rapid speech, are really important for many native people too. Unfortunately, in mixed groups we are often rushed, or our pauses are taken as invitations to cut us off or interrupt up. I have found some Settlers ensure there are no silences in their speech by using verbal fillers… ‘Um, uh, mmm’ etc. Many ndn speakers will not use those verbal fillers and it gets interpreted as finished speech.