I just got reminded that MRAs are a tiny extremist collection of people who are lost to the world, and that made me feel good because I accidentally fell into a discussion with one on youtube. I really hate arguing on the internet - it makes me all flustered. I needed a nudge to tell me that I should just drop it and not get involved because they don’t understand logic or reality.
You can’t reason with the unreasonable people, despite any good intentions you may have to bring them into the real world.
I’m feeling really feminist tonight - just in the past hour or so - but in a really positive way.
That’s not to say that feminism isn’t but, y’know, sometimes it’s very draining and it puts you in a really down and angry mood. Right now, I’m just feeling it in a good way that makes me feel happy and kick-ass and wheeeee!
I am sharing this with you ma fellow peeps; I hope it will encourage you to feel great too, you brilliant human being you.
Pasquale, I must have these! Make them for sale!!!
Aw, I love this.
Happy Birthday Naomi!
No commentary on how the middle gif is pretty clearly steeped in cultural appropriation?
Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.
Everybody, remember this face.
Remember this name.
If this becomes a commonly used & highly lauded discovery, at some point a White guy is going to take credit, even if he has to word it like “Improved upon a previous…”
No no no
Fuck that guy.
Remember this brown girl.
Go Eesha Khare
Eesha Khare, Eesha Khare, Eesha Khare.
look who’s finally joined!
look who got pushed to the side
would like to point out that this image has the intentions of showcasing the newest additions to the princess line up, so all the older princesses of course aren’t the center of attention.
of course, the placement of certain princesses could be better, but also consider this was probably purely unintentional. or in better words, not a conscious thing.
oh believe me, it is completely possible for racism to be subconscious.
I think it’s fairly obvious that the racial problems would be ammeliorated if they HAD arranged by sequence. That means Mulan would be in front of Snow White- Rapunzel and Jasmine would be in front of Sleeping Beauty AND Ariel- and Tiana would make her way to the front, past Cinderella and Belle.
I mean honestly it’s sort of laughable to look at this and decide that it’s arranged to display newer in the front, and older in the back. It’s actually only relevant to the frontmost two characters and no one else. So might want to come up with a better reason to justify racialized placement if you are really dead set against calling it out, since it’s harmful whether or not it’s “intentional.”
Especially since that’s really a consciousness in and of itself. People who care about this stuff consult others and listen to what they say. Very easily, anyone with an iota of understanding of what usual critiques against the princesses are, would have noticed that.
unintentional my ass. Shouldn’t all of the new ones be front and center, and old guard back right and back left? Don’t look that way..I see mighty white all front and center.
Yep, & if we’re going by newest that would mean Tiana standing next to Merida or Rapunzel. Instead she’s all the way in the back.
I fixed it!There. That’s what it would look like if this was actually a case of chronological placement.
^ Yes, I like this. I like this very much.
(But I still hate all of these redesigns.)
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"Women read comics. Anyone at all engaged in social media knows this. Women read comics and are a driving force behind fandom. I think I could call them the driving force behind fandom and put up a convincing argument. Just think about it: what fandoms have driven America crazy in the last decade? Could anyone dissuade me from saying that they were Harry Potter, Twilight and the Hunger Games? “Avatar” may have put butts in theater seats, but you don’t hear about it… ever. No one is immersed in the world of “Avatar” except James Cameron and people who enjoy wearing Na’vi Zentai suits. “The Avengers” was pretty darn huge and, if Tumblr is any indication, a whopping portion of the people driving that fandom online do not possess a Y chromosome. Women engage in fandom to levels that men do not. When women get behind something, their sheer numbers and passion force it into the mainstream. That’s why you can name the actor who plays that werewolf kid in “Twilight” and probably sing at least the chorus to one Justin Bieber song. What do tween boys like? I have no clue. Sports? Probably sports."
and yet men remain the most marketed demographic for just about everything.
I’m pretty sure the only men who spend more time thinking about DC than women on Tumblr are the men who actually work there.
…This is fascinating!