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Ever hear the term “SJW”? It means “social justice warrior,” and it refers specifically to people who point out racism or sexism in movies, video games, and other pop culture. Those people are considered worse than other types of critics because instead of just pointing out that a movie has flaws, they’re accusing people who like it of being awful.

Except they’re not, of course. If someone points out that the alternator belt in your car is slipping, they’re not accusing you of being some kind of mustache-twirling, white cat-stroking supervillain for having car problems. They’re not accusing you of anything. They’re talking about your fucking car.


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J. F. Sargent, “5 Human Flaws That Prevent Progress and Keep Us Dumb" (Cracked.com)

I don’t know what’s been happening over at Cracked lately, but damn.

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yungfeminist:

*disdainful white parent voice* kids these days and their…inability to sit quietly and cooperate as a cog in the gas guzzling white supremacist capitalist ableist heteropatriarchal machine we’ve designed for them…and their rap songs

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When I Make A Literary Reference And No One Gets It

toobusytoread:

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There’s a second interesting tidbit in all that “lesbians are more likely to be fat” business. As it turns out, queer girls (lesbians AND bisexuals) are ALSO more likely to NOT THINK they’re fat, even when their BMI puts them in one of the “overweight” categories. On the flip side, straight girls are more likely to think of themselves as fat even when they’re not. That’s right, “overweight” queer ladies tend to be less critical of their bodies than straight women. Researchers want to call this a problem of self-perception, but I have a different theory. It could be, perhaps, that queer girl culture doesn’t suffer the incessant, unreasonable pressure of the male gaze in the same way that straight girl culture does. After all, if you don’t have to concern yourself with attracting men as romantic partners, it’s considerable more reasonable to not give a fuck about their photoshopped-magazine-and-mainstream-pornography-fueled beauty standards, and you might be less likely to internalize that garbage.


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Lesbian Obesity Study Misses the Point: We Don’t Care If We’re Fat

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Oh, good show Giles. At least you didn’t get knocked out for a change.

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honeysunk:

I spilled the beans on some Top Secret Bisexual Secrets last night on the twitter.

Sorry, guys. It was me. I told.

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dorkly:

All-Cellos Game of Thrones Cover Starts Out Good, Then Gets AMAZING

Put on those headphones, turn up the quality, and listen to what happens when 100+ Cellos combine to rock your socks off.

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cosplayinggalaga:

stitchkingdom:

Beauty and the Beast. Literally #nycc

That’s me XD

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Ebola Prevention

heyboobooks:

LIBRARY DIRECTOR:  Don’t lick yourself.  Don’t lick the books.  Don’t lick your customers.  Any questions?

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theshyshark asked:
What's your favorite thing about whales?

arlluk:

EVERYTHING

I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM




joyeuse-noelle:

Megamind, DreamWorks 2010

I loved that line

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My feminism will ALWAYS include trans women, sex workers, women of color, disabled women, fat women, intersex women, poor women, neuroatypical women, and all the other women who are often neglected

thisbitchyellsback:

Reblog if yours will too (and feel free to include anything i missed)

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bisexual-books:

fish-hitles:

haleinski:

why the fuck would straight ally’s get scholarships meant for LGBTQ students

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I’ve been seeing this going around and while I get the frustration behind criticizing allies for getting scholarships, I think it’s a lot more complex then meets the eye.

I know several straight kids who started GSAs at their school because their parents were LGBTQ.  These kids endured homophobic bullying from their peers all through their school years, saw firsthand the lack of support from teachers and administrators, and are generally more aware of heterosexist/homophobic/transphobic dickery not because of who they were, but because of their parents.  They were impacted when their parents were fired for being queer or faced homelessness or struggled with substance abuse.  They supported their parent to hostile schools when their parent transitioned.   And as we know, queer people make WAY less money over the lifetime than straight people, so their queer parents can’t support them in school very much.  

They get cast as allies because they might identify as straight, but they were literally BORN into queer community.  They have lived queer struggles in their own unique way.   I wish their was a word between being queer oneself and being an ally because ally implies that you’re just a ‘helper’ instead of someone who is impacted often daily by anti-queer bias.   

So this may be an unpopular opinion, but if they have done the work to be a student leader, I think allies who are children of queer people deserve scholarship money too.  A lot of those kids of queer parents go on to be lifelong and valuable activists for queer issues and to me that is worth funding.  

- Sarah 

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I really really hate helping my roommate pack

*wibbles*




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