What I’m getting is that all the women in Middle Earth ran off and set up their own civilization somewhere….
so this is incredibly important, because although this is a fictional character, the lack of reaction to this scene reflects upon our cultural and societal reaction/view toward rape of men. this is why i hate the ‘what if she was your mother, daughter, sister’ approach, because women are not the only ones who are raped and people should care because EVERYONE matters. the patriarchy, gender binary, and gender stereotypes all combine to create this idea that only women are raped and it keeps men from feeling safe and able to speak up. doing so could make them ‘unmanly’ or ‘weak’ and this has to stop. when we talk about consent, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape, we need to be talking about everyone.
how to excite a large crowd of white people:
- play don’t stop believin’ by journey
Amanda Abbington, on how she and Martin Freeman met.
this smooth ass motherfucker
meeting with my father went as expected on his part; first thing out of his mouth was ‘well you look kinda fat don’t you?’
‘highlights’ include: trying to turn me against my mother, guilt tripping me about everything and anything, talking about money (and how much mum supposedly has), lots of not-so-veiled complaints about how bad he’s got it (ya reap what ya sow), and the crowning glory was trying to put me in contact with his ‘connections’ (some sheikh [lol yea right] that he’s doing business with) and getting pissed when i declined.
i’m surprised i kept it together, and that i didn’t react to any of his bullshit. i’ve realised it’s pointless. he’ll never learn. he’ll always be a piece of shit.
What the less-privileged have to say is usually not accorded much importance, critical thought, or respect, and yet they are supposed to prioritize, be patient with, and generally assign more importance to views, values and norms that are not their own. People in marginalized communities are often expected to educate the more privileged majority. They may be expected to patiently explain basic concepts, sometimes repeatedly. And if those with more privilege decide that they do not agree (with the less-privileged group’s tone, focus, or any number of other things other than the actual argument that is being made), those with less privilege are told, with varying degrees of subtlety, to shut the fuck up.
All the while, the perspectives, attitudes, norms and values of those with more privilege are made neutral. The power dynamics are rendered invisible, because that’s just the way things are, so there’s no point in trying to change any of it. Why are you so angry? You’re just looking for things to get mad about. You just like being offended. Why can’t you focus on other/more important things? It wasn’t meant that way. You need to hold your tongue until you’ve done x, y and z. Quit taking it personally. You’re ruining everyone’s good time. Stop trying to make everyone pay attention to your pet issue, because it doesn’t affect anyone other than you. Your demands are unreasonable. Stop complaining. Shut up.” —Who Killed Civil Discourse? Evelyn Evelyn, Marginalization, and Internet Discussion
plz cross yer fingers that i don’t have a panic attack on the subway or cry/pass out/vomit in front of my father
this is the worst i just want it to be over
- Purple: 10 facts about my room
- Blue: 9 facts about my family
- Green: 8 facts about my body
- Yellow: 7 facts about my childhood
- Orange: 6 facts about my home town
- Red: 5 facts about my best friend
- Pink: 4 facts about my parents
- White: 3 facts about my personality
- Grey: 2 facts about my favorite things
- Black: 1 fact about the person I like
having “feelings” is ruining my reputation of being a heartless bitch