remember when welcome to night vale had that t-shirt contest and the only finalist the creators chose that actually showed cecil’s face was native cecil
i just felt like mentioning that.
They’re still up on the site btw. idk In case you wanna show them to someone.
Mom: Home in 5 minutes, hope you’ve taken the chicken out of the freezer
Badass Trans Women You Should Know: Cecilia Chung.
Cecilia Chung is a senior advisor to the Transgender Law Center, a San Francisco City Health Commissioner, and a member of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. She was honored last night by the California State Assembly as one of its Women of the Year for her tireless advocacy for trans women’s health access.
Speaking about that Indian place in the mall it had me thinking about something that recently happened in Harlem on 125th street. (background: Harlem, NY is a predominately black neighborhood in uptown Manhattan below Upper Manhattan but above Central Park by about 10 blocks or so.)
Recently, (a few months ago) Red Lobster established a chain there. I love Red Lobster, especially with their biscuits, but this one in particular slapped an illegal mandatory 18% gratuity to every bill regardless of service (NYC laws ONLY allow a mandatory tip to be 15% maximum).
Now why would they do that?
My first job was my dream job as a sales associate at Hot Topic. For the most part it was a pretty cool job, I was the only WoC there but there was another black boy (for stories sake his name is Jay). My boss (store manager her name is Kayla) was a white girl who, at the time, I thought was the…
If you’ve seen Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, you may have noticed something a little weird about the semi-Biblical, semi-apocalyptic cast of the movie: they’re all white. Even the extras.
In an interview with The Higher Calling, Noah screenwriter Ari Handel spoke about the reasoning behind the lack of racial diversity in the cast.
“From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, ‘Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.’
Looking at this story through that kind of lens is the same as saying, ‘Would the ark float and is it big enough to get all the species in there?’ That’s irrelevant to the questions because the questions are operating on a different plane than that; they’re operating on the mythical plane.”
In summary, white people are stand-ins “for all people,” and no other race could possibly qualify for “everyman” status. Ari Handel’s reasoning is that the only way to dispense with the issue of racism is to remove everyone who isn’t white. Asking what happened to all the other races is akin to nitpicking about whether the arc would float or not. It’s just silly, OK? “The race of individuals doesn’t matter,” which is why they made absolutely sure that all of those individuals were white. Or something.
Unintentionally, Handel managed to illustrate everything that’s wrong with the ongoing attitude towards casting actors of color in major Hollywood movies. White people are the norm, and everyone else is just a distraction. God forbid anyone attempt to be as diverse as the cast of the Star Trek, which debuted in 1966 and included a grand total of two non-white characters.
Normative whiteness at work.
"The race of individuals doesn’t matter"…as long as they’re all White
artists who draw marceline and marshall lee as POC like their voice actors
you want to eat meout. right. what does it taste likeyou want to eat me right outof these jeans & into somethinga little cheaper. more digestible.more bite-sized. more thank youcome: i am greasyfor you. i slick my hair with msgevery morning. i’m bad for you.got some red-light district betweenyour teeth. what does ittaste like: a takeout boxbetween my legs.plastic bag lady. flimsy white forkto snap in half. dispose of me.taste like dried squid. lips puffywith salt. lips brimmingwith foreign so call mepork. curly-tailed obscenitybeen playing in the mud. dirty meat.worms in your stomach. give youa fever. dead meat. butchered girlchopped up & cradledin styrofoam. you candid cannibal.you want me bite-sizedno eyes clogging your throat.but i’ve been watchingfrom the slaughterhouse. ever sinceyou named me edible. tossed ina cookie at the end. lucky man.go & take what’s yours.name yourself archaeologist butlisten carefullyto the squelches inyour teeth & hear my sow squealscream murder betweenmolars. watch salt awakenwrithe, synapse.watch me kickback to life. watch me tentacles& teeth. watch meresurrected electric.what does ittaste like: revengesquirming alive in your mouthstrangling you quietfrom the inside out.
Probably my favorite part of the ending to portal 2 was this shot right here. For the entirety of Portal and Portal 2 you were always confined within the blank chambers of Aperture Science, even at the beginning the second game, when you walked through the ruins of Aperture Science, taken over by plant life, it was obvious that you were still trapped. The entire time through both games you were also never alone, you were certainly supposed to feel isolated, but you were never by yourself. If it wasn’t the voice of GLaDOS dictating your decisions, it was Wheatley, even at the beginning of the game when you first woke up the voice of the system AI provided continuous information whenever Wheatley wasn’t around to fill the silence.
Then suddenly after the Elevator ride the door opens and you see an open field. For the first time in either games you are completely out of the confines of Aperture Science. Valve gave Chell; a protagonist who does not speak once for the entirety of either game, an amazing ability to make you understand what she is motivated by. The entire time your actions are intended to defy and escape Aperture, and a final shot of her being alone in a field is possibly the best payoff I could have asked for from a sequel because, for the first time, Chell has direct control over her life.
why do white feminists think ‘BUT WE NEED MORE LEADING WOMEN IN THE ACTION GENRE’ is a good excuse to watch lucy do they honestly believe hollywhite just completely missed GRAVITY and the ENTIRE MOTHERFUCKING HUNGER GAMES FRANCHISE what do they think the funding for ‘lucy’ is coming in the wake of?
they boycott pacific rim (which, yknow, had a japanese woman shoving some of hollywhite’s most racist & sexist tropes so far back up its own ass it was still tasting them the week after) for not passing the bechdel test but blatant violence and racism, well that can slide, that’s great representation, that’s empowering for women.
"you speak english?"
boy i sure do feel empowered seein people who look like my dad & my friends get murdered for not speaking english
Wow, that’s fucking awful. I thought that her comment was directed at one of the people who kidnapped her not some random civilian dude he did nothing to her. Granted her killing someone for not speaking english is racist either way, but this is a thousand times worse than what I thought happened.
I’ve mastered the skill of feeling guilty for asking for anything
Please, pass around so maybe Troops might benefit from the info. These pups are a life line for Our Troops and it kills them have to leave them behind. =(
1. For anyone who has a furry friend, pet/mascot they wish to rescue from Afghanistan, please send an email to: anna@ thepuppyrescuemission. org Please use the subject heading “Package”. All requests for rescues must go via this email address from your personal email. Thank You!
2. nowzad. com
3. spcai. org /baghdad-pups/requesting-help. html If you have questions concerning a dog or cat in Afghanistan, please contact us directly.
PLEASE, don’t delete the info to reblog just the pictures, I made this post to HELP OUR TROOPS find a way to bring home their combat buddies =/
All of these soldiers deserve to come home.
a peaceful walk in the woods really relaxes me. the fact that I’m dragging a body should be irrelevant.
She was preaching
like there are literally millions of people who suffer from mental illness but can’t access decent care, so every time i see someone go on a tangent about self-diagnosers i want to ask them what they think those people should do instead.
i am dead fucking serious. tell me. what do you recommend they do? because it kinda sounds like you don’t give a fuck, and that makes you an ableist, classist piece of shit.