1. upallnightogetloki:

    slattern:

    hollywood sure has an easy time finding brown and black people to play terrorists, thugs, drug dealers, gangsters, servants, “barbarians”, hypersexualized or desexualized caricatures but all of a sudden you need a lead role and

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    gosh where did they go i swear we put them here right after zero dark thirty??

    Can’t even find them to play black and brown people in movies ABOUT black and brown people.

    The Gods of Egypt

  2. I have recently stated how it was not normal to call Severus Snape a hero or romanticize him was wrong because he literally stole Lily's photograph (that she sent to Sirius) and kind of applied mobbing on Harry and many other kids and he is kind of creepy and people a little attacked me because just because they are creepy it doesn't mean we can't romanticize them etc etc. What do you think about it?

    mythandrists:

    I think you’re absolutely on the right side of this argument, and here’s what we say to Snape lovers:

    We all accept the following to be true, right?

    • Stalking is wrong.
    • Emotional abuse is wrong.
    • Cruelty to children and animals is wrong.
    • Blaming someone for their parents’ actions is wrong.
    • Racial discrimination is wrong.
    • Murder (the killing of civilians when you have no self-defence excuse) is wrong.

    We’re good so far, yeah? If you saw someone doing those things in real life, you’d stop them or call the cops, right? I just want to make sure we’re all on the same page here. Morally, those things are wrong (and illegal). So, moving out of hypothetical moral discourse and into the realm of things Snape actually did in the Harry Potter books and/or movies:

    • Snape called Lily a Mudblood, which in the HP verse is a pretty serious racial slur. It’s like using the ‘n’ word or the ‘f’ word (not the ‘fuck’ word) in our society. It’s nasty.
    • Snape treated Hermione terribly and heavily implied that it was because she was Muggle-born. Again, racial discrimination. A teacher in the real-life school I went to was fired for that.
    • Snape was in a position of power over Harry and treated him (and many other Gryffindors) exceedingly poorly. He was rude, condescending, unfair in his enforcement of the rules, manipulative, and probably other things besides. This counts as emotional abuse. If someone in a position of power over you treats you the way Snape treated Harry, even if he saves your life, you are being emotionally abused.
    • On that same note, Snape was a grown man who acted like a five-year-old throwing a tantrum at Harry and his friends.
    • Snape was Neville Longbottom’s worst fear. JKR treats it lightly in the books, but the fact remains that a thirteen-year-old boy was so afraid of Snape that he couldn’t speak to him, and that the thought of him stepping out of a wardrobe was almost too much for Neville to handle. No adult should ever terrify a child like this. It’s emotional abuse, and it’s abuse of power.
    • Snape mistreated Harry because of actions James had taken. Not only is it childish to hold onto this grudge, it’s just plain wrong to treat someone badly because you disliked their parents. This is the same prejudice the Dursleys held against Harry. If you believe that the Dursleys had no excuse for their behaviour, how can you believe that Snape does have one?
    • Snape killed many innocent people just because they were Muggle-born.

    I want to address this last point before I move on. Now, you can argue that the cost of a few lives for Snape to get close to Voldemort and help carry out Dumbledore’s grand plan for the war was worth it - and if that was the only crime that Snape had committed, I might be persuaded to see him as morally grey; you might be able to convince me that he was only being a vile person because he had to be. But if you look at the rest of this list, you’ll realise that really, Snape deeply enjoyed being a vile person.

    So now you see that Snape was terrible to Harry, Hermione, Neville, and even Lily just because he enjoyed doing it, and you see that he did much worse to complete strangers who had committed no crime.

    And that’s just the short list.

    Great, now let’s talk about why Snily is one of the worst ships that anyone could ever ship.

    • Snape was cruel to Petunia when they were children, even though Lily was trying very hard to maintain a relationship with her sister despite their differences.
    • Snape tried to manipulate Lily into loving him and only him, and putting aside all of her other relationships.
    • Snape did not respect Lily’s beliefs and opinions.
    • After Lily started dating James, Snape started referring to her as a Mudblood - indicating that his friendship and his “love” were not unconditional.
    • Snape willingly became a Death Eater, a member of a group who hunted people like Lily for fun, and at the time he saw absolutely nothing wrong with that.
    • After Lily’s death, Snape left her son in his crib. He left a crying, helpless infant all alone in a wrecked house in a thunderstorm while there were rogue Death Eaters on the loose. He essentially left Harry to die.
    • And then he cut the two people she loved most out of her photograph and pretended that they had never existed, that he was the only person who mattered in her life.
    • And then, as mentioned above, he abused Harry emotionally and became the bane of his existence for years.

    Snape did not love Lily. You don’t call someone you love a racial slur. You don’t insist that the person you love choose you over her other friends. If the person you love has a son she gave her life for, you don’t treat him badly just because you feel like it.

    Yes, even if that love is unrequited.

    What Snape felt for Lily was not love; it was possessiveness. He wanted her to be his. He wanted her to leave James for him. He wanted her to pick sides for him. He wanted to hold her close and smother her and never let her go. Snape didn’t love Lily; he loved himself. He was a narcissistic, bitter, emotionally abusive creep who couldn’t deal with the fact that his first crush ended up marrying someone else.

    "But wait!" you say, white-knuckling your desk and probably wishing you had a wand to hex me with for saying such things about your baby. "He had an abusive childhood! He was lonely! He was sad! He was greasy and no one loved him! Doesn’t that excuse everything?”

    Keep your shirt on. No, it doesn’t excuse anything.

    People are responsible for their own actions. Tom Riddle’s dad didn’t love him either, and does that excuse him committing genocide? No? So why should Snape’s acne problem excuse him participating in genocide and attempting to make his supposed “true love“‘s child into someone just as bitter and miserable as he was? Look, Snape wasn’t just a little creepy. He was a murderer. He was as abusive as Dolores Umbridge. He was as self-centered as Voldemort. Harry was abused as a child, and he didn’t turn out to be a complete monster, so why does Snape get a free pass?

    IN CONCLUSION

    Romanticisting Snape is not only incredibly stupid and short-sighted, it’s dangerous. Putting men like this into fiction and presenting them as “good guys” or morally grey or brave or deserving of sympathy encourages the boys who read these books to behave like Snape, and it encourages the straight girls/gay boys who read these books to accept the existence of these men in real life and to want to date them. Which you don’t ever, ever want to do.

    If you ever meet a Snape in real life, run the other way, and don’t give him your sympathy.

    tl;dr Having a sad backstory does not automatically make you sympathetic. Doing one good thing does not automatically make you a beacon of bravery and justice. Fuck you, Snivellus.

  3. "

    Yesterday, a teacher at my daughter’s preschool told me that she saw two boys and a girl spinning the knobs of a play oven. Boy #1 says: “I’m a pilot! I’m flying a plane.’ Boy #2 says: “Me too!” The girl is quiet, so the teacher says to her: “What about you, are you a pilot?” The 3 year old girl replies: “I can’t be a pilot. I’m a pilot’s wife.”

    So what do you think has happened in this little girl’s short life to make her believe it’s more likely that she would be a pilot’s wife than a pilot?

    "
  4. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

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    The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

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    SynopsisThe Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle might had been the inspiration for the well know Jurassic Park movies.

    Excerpt:

    “I will not bore those whom this narrative may reach by an account of our luxurious voyage upon the Booth liner, nor will I tell of our week’s stay at Para (save that I should wish to acknowledge the great kindness of the Pereira da Pinta…

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  5. "There are times young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never fell clean again."
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle-“The Lost World”
  6. illustration-alcove:

    Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, illustrated by Vladimir Shevchenko.

    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: So listen up guys
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: I know you love this detective guy
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: but can we please focus on what's important
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: I WROTE A BOOK WHERE PEOPLE FIND A CONTINENT FULL OF DINOSAURS
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: DINOSAURS
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: LIVING
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: WITH PEOPLE.
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: But no one gives a shit.
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: I mean the thing has like five film adaptations
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: FULL OF DINOSAURS
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: but for some reason you're all still obsessed with this sociopathic drug-addled misanthrope.
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: ...
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: ...
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: ...
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: ...
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    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: ...
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: ...
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: ...
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: FUCKING DINOSAURS.
  7. rosalarian:

Gonna keep a tally of messages I get from a) white feminists completely proving my point and b) people who think this comic proves feminism is worthless because I criticized one part of it. (Even despite me writing these words underneath the comic.) Then I’ll add them all up, see which column has more, and then drink myself to sleep either way.
Haha… this is why we can’t have nice things.

    rosalarian:

    Gonna keep a tally of messages I get from a) white feminists completely proving my point and b) people who think this comic proves feminism is worthless because I criticized one part of it. (Even despite me writing these words underneath the comic.) Then I’ll add them all up, see which column has more, and then drink myself to sleep either way.

    Haha… this is why we can’t have nice things.

  8. lesbeeanmovie:

    greencarnations:

    cinematicsymphony:

    This is so accurate. At school, we literally have children who will watch our facial expressions to see if them falling is as bad as they think it might be.

    CORRECT CHILD INJURY PROCEDURE:

    • do not react. at the most, maybe wince and go “ooooh”
    • go over to the child to assess panic level and severity of injury
    • if they’re like, dying, remain calm, but they’re probably not.
    • look them in the eye and ask, “you okay?” they will nod. possibly all teary-eyed. then ask, “are we gonna need to cut it off?”
    • the child is thrown off. if they giggle, you’re in the money. if they do not, put a bandaid on and do some sympathetic patting. they are probably a little teary. let the sad little bug sit out for a minute. they will quickly get bored.
    • works every time

    "sad little bug" is the cutest and most accurate term ive heard used to describe a child because sometimes bugs are kinda super cute sometimes bugs are really  annoying and sometimes bugs are downright TERRIFYING

  9. nerdloveandlolz:

    From the Expanding Porn Industry to Aggressive Religious Patriarchs, with Sunsara Taylor

    READ THE WORDS ON THE GIF. It will take you 30 seconds or less. READ IT OK because it’s important

  10. newsweek:

Behind the Scenes in Putin’s Court: The Private Habits of a Latter-Day Dictator

The President wakes late and eats shortly after noon. He begins with the simplest of breakfasts. There is always cottage cheese. His cooked portion is always substantial; omelette or occasionally porridge. He likes quails’ eggs. He drinks fruit juice. The food is forever fresh: baskets of his favourites dispatched regularly from the farmland estates of the Patriarch Kirill, Russia’s religious leader.

He is then served coffee. His courtiers have been summoned but these first two hours are taken up with swimming. The President enjoys this solitary time in the water. He wears goggles and throws himself into a vigorous front crawl. This is where the political assistants suggest he gets much of Russia’s thinking done.

    newsweek:

    Behind the Scenes in Putin’s Court: The Private Habits of a Latter-Day Dictator

    The President wakes late and eats shortly after noon. He begins with the simplest of breakfasts. There is always cottage cheese. His cooked portion is always substantial; omelette or occasionally porridge. He likes quails’ eggs. He drinks fruit juice. The food is forever fresh: baskets of his favourites dispatched regularly from the farmland estates of the Patriarch Kirill, Russia’s religious leader.

    He is then served coffee. His courtiers have been summoned but these first two hours are taken up with swimming. The President enjoys this solitary time in the water. He wears goggles and throws himself into a vigorous front crawl. This is where the political assistants suggest he gets much of Russia’s thinking done.

  11. micdotcom:

    Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

    It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

    What the government is doing to fix it

    (GIFs via sandandglass

  12. tvatr:

    orlandobloomfistmeintheass:

    i would like u all to know i only got 4 hours of sleep last night bc i was so mad at all the shit thats been happening and as a black girl this kind of hits home on many levels (click to enlarge so u can read better)

    *slow claps*

  13. Egypt: What I learn from (AMAZING) art history class| Women Perceptive: What I learn from my (AMAZING) women in society

    From what I learn there were equality of Men and Women in those ancient times in Egypt, Men and Women represent balance in the universe; women were allowed to get divorce and still keep property and children, they were capable to rule over Egypt as queen or pharaoh, they have much rights as any man in history.

    And It seemed there were, to me, three ages of Egypt being rules in diversity.

    First we had the Egyptians that were more brownish-red skin and more their appearance is middle eastern. (Remember, children, just Because Egypt is in Africa, doesn’t necessarily mean africans were around there but also don’t perceive that there weren’t africans there at all. Remember Perspective.) We had rulers like King Tut, King Ramses, And the Women King Hatshepsut of Egypt. She predated way before the ruling of Nefertiti, Nefartiti herself.

    The “second age” is where the Egyptians and the Nubians from South Africa (i think) went to war with each other. The Nubians win and there is were Egypt is ruled by African Kings and Queens, Where we have Queen Nefartiti, Queen Nefertiti.

    The “third age” is where the romans had war and conquered Egypt, almost erased the hieroglyphs language, all Egyptians knew was greek and roman language. there was probably also greek and roman marriage towards the Egyptians. Cleopatra was Egypt’s last ruler, she was a very educated and return the Egypt’s original language. She was Egyptian with african and roman descent. 

    There are many perspective in history, and one should not erase them or make one better than the other. 

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