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July 16 2017

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profeminist:

profeminist:

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Sorry broflakes, your sexism is in the past - time travel requires someone who can handle the PRESENT and FUTURE.

‘Doctor Who’s’ future is Jodie Whittaker, the first woman in the lead role

July 14 2017

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ekjohnston:

isthismadness:

dovewithscales:

imgetting2old4diss:

dovewithscales:

agentduckorico:

dovewithscales:

fortinbrasftw:

I will always remember Christopher Lee as that horrifying moment in the LOTR commentaries where Peter Jackson says he started to direct him on how to act like he’d been stabbed and Christopher Lee goes “no no peter dear, when someone is stabbed like this, THIS is how they look, they don’t make a sound, air just leaves them all at once” and peter jackson remembers in that moment that lee was in the secret service and just slowly backs away.

Y’all… Christopher Lee was literally James Bond. He and Ian Fleming were cousins, he was one of the real life sources of inspiration for James Bond, and was Fleming’s first choice to play Bond in the movies.

Saying that he was in the secret service doesn’t do it justice. His unit was informally referred to as “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” and his service records are still sealed.

When an interviewer asked him about his service, he asked “Can you keep a secret?” the interviewer of course said yes, so he leaned in, lowered his voice, and said “So can I.”

He also performed for a metal album in his 80′s.

Christopher Lee was one of the most awesome humans ever to walk the Earth.


@dovewithscales wasn’t Christopher Lee also like one of the only LotR cast members who met Tolkien? At least I think there was something about him and Tolkien that I can’t remember exactly…

That is correct.

Mr lee was one of the people that made me want to get into acting.

Ian McKellan said the same thing. He said he was nervous filming LotR to meet Lee because he was his idol.

I miss him

I think there was more than one metal album.

And something about parachutes in WWII.

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bilt2tumble:

blvckhermione:

kaylapocalypse:

profeminist:

magnolia-noire:

caliphorniaqueen:

the-real-eye-to-see:

Ruby Bridges was the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960.

This movie made me cry, I was so heart broken by how Ruby Bridges was treated! She was only 6, but was so strong. She is a very brave girl and she did not care what the white folks called her.

People are simply disgusting to minimize people by skin color!

Ruby you might not think you’re a hero… But to other people you are! You are A HERO and you are A PERSON WHO MADE AMERICA CHANGE!

this is white culture, this is their history, this is their legacy…being enraged at a damn baby just because she’s black.

she’s still alive by the way

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Ruby Bridges in 2010 

“As Bridges describes it, “Driving up I could see the crowd, but living in New Orleans, I actually thought it was Mardi Gras. There was a large crowd of people outside of the school. They were throwing things and shouting, and that sort of goes on in New Orleans at Mardi Gras.“ Former United States Deputy Marshal Charles Burks later recalled, “She showed a lot of courage. She never cried. She didn’t whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier, and we’re all very very proud of her.“ 

U.S. Marshals escorted Bridges to and from school

As soon as Bridges entered the school, white parents pulled their own children out; all the teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. Only one person agreed to teach Ruby and that was Barbara Henry, from Boston, Massachusetts, and for over a year Henry taught her alone, “as if she were teaching a whole class.”

Every morning, as Bridges walked to school, one woman would threaten to poison her; because of this, the U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower, who were overseeing her safety, allowed Ruby to eat only the food that she brought from home.

Another woman at the school put a black baby doll in a wooden coffin and protested with it outside the school, a sight that Bridges Hall has said “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.” At her mother’s suggestion, Bridges began to pray on the way to school, which she found provided protection from the comments yelled at her on the daily walks.”

More info on Ruby Bridges on Wikipedia

THIS SHIT WAS ONLY 58 YEARS AGO. PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS RACIST TERRORISM AND ACTS LIKE IT ARE STILL ALIVE, AND THEIR KIDS ARE IN THEIR 40′S AND 50′S. 

DON’T LET RACISM APOLOGISTS GET AWAY WITH “WHY ARE YOU LIVING IN THE PAST,” BULLSHIT ARGUMENTS. WE ARE LITERALLY STILL DEALING WITH THE FAMILIES THAT FORMED HATE MOBS OVER BLACK CHILDREN ATTENDING SCHOOL WITH WHITE KIDS.

This was her then:



This is literally how she looks in 2017. 

She’s literally not even  old. 

This is you’re legacy. Own it. Learn from it. Grow from it. But stop ignoring it. “My parents didn’t own slaves” No they just threatened the lives of my parents. So 🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾

Anything BUT ‘Ancient History’.

withinashes:

fuck-yeah-feminist:

rooks-and-ravens:

wywy3k:

darkersolstice:

slightlykylie:

peppylilspitfuck:

castformi:

dystopia au where we are all assigned one of two chosen genders at birth

Thanks to ultrasounds, the genders can be assigned before birth.  The people are so excited to conform they throw “Gender reveal parties” to make sure their offspring exist in a strict binary since before they can even form thoughts. 

Children are color-coded according to their binary assignment. 

One of the genders is seen as inherently inferior.

This all sounds really effing creepy when you put it that way

#BECAUSE IT IS

And if you deviate from the assigned gender you can be disowned by your family, fired from your job, and beaten by authorities.

Maybe if we made a popular YA fiction series phrasing it like this cis people might actually get it

July 13 2017

berlynn-wohl:

ismenetruth:

berlynn-wohl:

arandomguy163:

Its like the 80’s all over again, a remorseless madwoman runs the UK, a maniacal bastard runs the US, the world’s on the brink of nuclear war and all I want to do is listen to synthpop

star wars, ghostbusters, and mad max all pass the bechdel test now tho

that helps with the deja vu but tragically not the crushing fear of nuclear apocalypse

try the synthpop again

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trumpisaliar:

Here is our newest t-shirt folks! It will be on sale until May 23rd, get yours while you can!

https://www.bonfire.com/drking/

mrrrl:

delladilly:

do you ever see someone in some quiet intimate moment and suddenly love them so desperately you feel like you’re dying

#like when they pass a mirror and make a face and mess with their hair a little #or when you hear someone singing in their car with the windows rolled up as they drive past you #i don’t know how to express this i just. people are people and it makes me so sad and filled up sometimes

I love seeing grown humans setting about little creative tasks out of boredom and then looking quietly pleased with themselves, like maybe a middle-aged woman on her train home from work manages to make a tower out of empty coffee creamers and gazes at it proudly for a few seconds.

I love seeing other people make the overblown OOPS I FORGOT SOMETHING performance for no-one that most of us do when we have to turn around in the middle of the pavement.

I love seeing stony-faced people in queues unable to contain a smile when a baby looking over its mother’s shoulder in front of them locks eyes and does that astonished stare.

sirjefetheboss:

digoxin-purpurea:

apply for jobs you’re not qualified for! audit upper-level classes! get drunk with your TAs! see that poster advertising that lecture series? go there take notes and ask questions! thank the presenter for talking about this topic you love! if the class is full before you register, email the professor and ask if they can squeeze you in! RAISE YOUR HAND! tell the disability accomodation office to do their goddamn job! ask for help! file complaints! go to class in your pajamas and destroy the reading! you got this! you KNOW you got this! be arrogant enough to learn EVERYTHING! take your meds! punch a velociraptor in the dick! fear is useless and temporary! glory is forever! shed your skin and erupt angel wings! help out! spread your sun!

i had a really good morning! you deserve a really good morning! kill anyone who says you don’t and build a throne from their bones!

Oddly inspiring

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ashermajestywishes:

scarimor:

fgsshinyhoard:

tuberose:

stormyalways:

biscuitsarenice:

Caribbean War Heroes 

Where can I find this? What is this called?

I’m curious too. Anybody know?

This was from a documentary called Divided by Race, United in War and Peace, it was filmed last year.

Here is a playlist with some samples from the documentary if anyone was curious :) it’s very enlightening.

The treatment of Afro-Caribbean people in the UK was rather strange in that while it was nowhere near the out-and-out subjugation like America, there were some levels of “them lot” but it dissipated rather fast in the coming of WWII.  Britain had a weird relationship with people “from the colonies” and there even were such things as a Pan-African conference where black people debated on British-African relations.

White American GIs however were exceptionally rude and pretty awful in how they treated British people as basically little lapdogs who didn’t understand how the world worked by letting “such people” have the same status.

There were even pamphlets given to white Americans before coming over to the UK to not be shocked by “how things are different over there, such as their treatment of coloured people being different from ours”.

One famous story I remember hearing was some American GIs went into a pub, and saw some black people to one side just chilling, so one of the GIs go up to the barman and ask “excuse me could you do something about…them?”

“Why?”

“We don’t want to be seated anywhere near them.”

“No problem sir.”

Two minutes later the barman scribbled a sign saying NO WHITES ALLOWED and forced the GIs to sit outside.

Britain wasn’t always better about treating non-white people (obviously) but we dropped our prejudices a hell of a lot faster than the Americans did in WWII since basically the US were latecomers to the party that kinda didn’t give a shit until Pearl Harbour.  THEN they got stuck in, whereas Britain had been stuck in the dirt from the beginning of the war and once we realised we had allies across Europe, we kinda had to open ourselves up to befriending other nationalities and races to fight against the Axis.

The significant difference to remember is that prejudice in Britain was the common-or-garden kind found all over the world, in which different groups of people are suspicious or ignorant of each other according to religion/appearance/customs. etc., and it gives way if people meet, mix, and get to know each other, or find common ground. But racism in America was special in that white Americans invented White Supremacy, where it became part of their ingrained culture, laws, and taught history. What’s more, America’s exporting their concept of White Supremacy fed and informed Hitler’s ideology - the Nazi racism on steroids which the British and their allies of all colours (like the West Indian heroes in this documentary) were fighting. So any whiff of it from White Yanks was as popular as dog turd.

America didn’t just make pamphlets about the different attitude to race for its soldiers posted to Britain. There is a World War II information film made by the US military, in which they warn their GIs of Britain’s lack of “morality” because the British have no racial segregation. There is one hilarious scene in which a black American GI and a white American GI find themselves sitting next to each other in a compartment on a British train, and a little old English lady invites them both home for tea, and the movie warns the white American that in England this kind of shocking behaviour is to be expected.

BTW - right to fuck on and some of those men are still alive. It was one of the greatest honours of my teenage years to be in the same Remembrance Day parades as them. Seeing a whole parade ground come to a salute as a little group of old men march by will give you goosebumps.

P.S Don’t even get me started on how the GIs stationed on naval bases in the Caribbean behaved. The British were never that bad.

P.P.S Fuck me… The first Prime Minister of Barbados is in the second to last gif. Front row, on the left, very dark skin, very big nose. That baby boy, (look at him, he was a baby) would grow up to be a giant.

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andallthatmishigas:

shanology:

Mansplaining: The tweet.

This is performance art.

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cakeandrevolution:

queeranarchism:

60 year old historian Martin Bühler (who identified himself to the press, I do not identify activists without consent) appears to ‘photobomb’ a lot of media images of the G20 in Hamburg. In reality he is a long time observer documenting police brutality. In Hamburg he chose to cultivate the most non-activist ‘white bystander in a suit with a bike’ look he could manage and casually walked in front of police. As police slowed down or interrupted attacks and waited for the ‘bystander’ to get out of the way (being caught on camera trashing what look like bystanders is bad press after all), activists had time to regroup or retreat.

oh my god, what a fucking badass

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naamahdarling:

iridessence:

sosuperawesome:

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I SCREAMED GASPED AND MOANED

*yelling*

LOOK AT THIS

FINE

ASS

POTTERY

July 12 2017

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mysharona1987:

When God makes David Lynch guest director for a while.

In an interview last year with The Los Angeles Times, she recalled that as a black woman in a field dominated by white men, “I’m used to walking between two different cultures.”

“For me,” she added, “this is among the purposes of my life — to take us from states of ignorance to states of understanding with bold exploration that you can’t do every day.”

Claudia Alexander, NASA Manager Who Led Jupiter Mission, Dies at 56 - NYTimes.com

A huge loss

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