R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit.
(Inpsired by this post)
-Don’t say “Gypsy”. Or “Gypped”. No matter how it’s spelled.
-Correct others who use the words.
-Punch Holocaust deniers in the throat.
-Avoid supporting businesses or musicians that use offensive terminology. Or at the very least, be aware of how damaging they are.
-Don’t accept “historical accuracy” or “art” as excuses for people to be anti-Rromani.
-Don’t perpetuate stereotypes.
Thank you! Najis tuke!
Useful alternative words.
If you’re trying for an aesthetic: alternative, hippy, or pagan.
If you mean the horses: cob, irish cob, coloured cob. Probably not vanner? It’s almost always used with the slur.
If you mean cheated: duped, swindled and hustled all have a similar tone, and there are countless other synonyms.
Oh can I help? I love words
Aesthetic: new age, mystical, fantasy, shabby chic, fairy, artsy-fartsy. Do NOT use Boho/Bohemian, bc Bohemia is a place that still exists.
Synonyms for cheated: conned, swindled (seconding this one bc it is a great word), bilked, hoodwinked, bamboozled
If you aren’t sure if a word is a slur, look it up here. Etymonline is an archive of the history of a lot of words in the English language, and has helped me a lot with determining which words are slurs and which aren’t.
Also useful to replace phrases that contain the slur:
If you mean a group of people who go from place to place with no set home: nomads, travelers, wanderers, migrants, vagabonds (careful, though: depending on context this can have criminal connotations)
If you mean how a group of people in separate vehicles travel together: caravan, convoy, wagon train, procession
If you mean an intricately carved/decorated horse drawn vehicle that belongs to the culture of the Rromani people: Vardo
If you mean another kind of horse drawn vehicle: look at all these options to choose from
If you think “monosexism” is a problematic term because it groups people of various identities into one category, please also stop using the following terms
- Sexism - and the word “men” - groups together white men with men of color, cis men with trans men, abled men with disabled men, etc. It means that a a queer trans man of color can oppress a white cishet woman.
- Heterosexism - and the word “heterosexual” - groups together cis men, cis women and trans/nonbinary people, white people and poc, abled and disabled people, etc. It means that heterosexual disabled working class women of color can oppress abled white middle class gay cis men.
- Cissexism - and the word “cisgender” - groups together cis women with cis men, white people and poc, abled and disabled people, etc. It means a cisgender lesbian woman of color can oppress a white trans man. (You know? I bet this is an argument that radscums actually use.)
- Ableism - Okay you get the point
- Classism - Or so I hope
- Ageism - Because this is ridiculous
Why is this ridiculous?
- Because this is not how intersectionality works
- Each term represents one axis of oppression
- No one term can take all axes into account
- Nor should it, otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to talk about the oppression of any specific group
- No one axis of oppression trumps all others
- To say that monosexism inherently and necessarily trumps all other axes is to derail the discussion
- Is a black lesbian trans woman privileged over a white bisexual cis man? Of course not.
- But that is not the question
- The question is: is a black lesbian trans woman privileged over a black bisexual trans woman?
- Take a look at some of our statistics, and then think about that.
- Then take a look at how I, the person who wrote the monosexual privilege checklist, wrote, time after time, about how the list is meant to draw attention to straight people and away from gay and lesbian people.
- Then take a look at my book, which includes the list, and is about intersectional bisexual politics, with chapters about how monosexism works at intersections between bisexuality and women (including trans women), men (including trans men), trans and nonbinary people, and people of color.
- And was written by a bisexual genderqueer disabled person/woman of color.
- Then after you acknowledge all that, maybe we can start having a discussion.
[Note: I trust tumblr will ignore this post much like any other that I make about monosexism and monosexual privilege because I guess I’m making too much sense? But - just in case it gets around, know that I may not be following up, as per low spoons. Hate to my ask box will be deleted.]
When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?
Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.
Anonymous asked: Any good links or advice on second-person POV?
Second person point-of-view isn’t very common in fiction, mainly because it can be tricky to pull off well, but also because you need to have a really good reason for doing it. The way it’s typically used is as a device to make the reader feel like they are the main character. Essentially, you are telling the reader everything that happens to them. “You walk into a bar. A pretty woman smiles at you as you order your drink.”
Here are some links for you:
Why You Should Try Writing in Second Person
Using Second Person POV
Second Person Point of View
Since the colors are never what they look like, It’s useful to understand the color in two ways : the RELATIVE color and the ABSOLUTE color.
The Relative color is the color as it is seen, according to the perception of the eye and the translation from the brain to the mind.
The Absolute color is the color as it is, in reality.
This is part of the colors relationship, and the contrast of the colors.
To be able to get the right relative color (meaning without any false notes), it’s crucial to know what its absolute color really is.
For example, the absolute color of grey is very often the relative complementary color of its surrounding color.
Depending of the kind of picture and depending of your color’s intentions (that is off special effect or narrative effect),
using an absolute complementary (that is, for the previous e.g, a true blue) in direct contact to its surrounding colors may easily create
a so much strong contrast that the mind will perceive it as a false note, then causing a global unbalance on all other colors in the image.
E.g, here is the page 05 from “Detectives” vol.02 (Hanna/Sure/Lou, ©Delcourt editions)
The “grey” panels 05 and 09 have a cold vibration, almost blue, because they are in a direct relationship within a yellow hot tan.
This two panels, in minority, are also secondary in the narration of the page.
Using a true absolute blue would reverse this narrative order because the color contrast would became so much strong that they would became the primary focal point of the page.
Let us look a little closer at the 3rd strip.
The mind read the left panel as cold, in a subtle blue. The shirts are read as white, and the bottles of champagne as greenish…
…but by isolating the absolute colors, in comparison with a Titanium white, none of this previously mentioned relatives colors exist in this picture.
…And if they were, the balance of the colors would be broken, and the falses notes would be made.
Notice how the eye now read differently the picture, it can’t stop looking at those white shirts and then those bottles.
It almost forget to look at the balloons and the characters. ( i’ll talk about the narration through the contrast of colors later, in another post)
It is the same for the values.
A relative value defines itself compared with its surrounding values.
Let’s look back at our 3rd strip.
Watch the contrast between the shirts, and the light jacket in the front, how they seem to be so much lighter in comparison with the other clothes.
When in reality, if we compare them to each other, the difference became a lot more subtle than it seemed to be.
This is a side effect of the relative color.
The mind analyzes et translates a color based on its database stocked in its memory, trying to identify the color in the most simple and efficient way possible.
The shirt itself is light indeed, and white. But it’s simply its “name”. Its “classification”, its “identity” (see the flat step of my quick step by step).
What we’ll ask in a store.
In reality, this shirt is not white, and not much lighter than the light face of the grey jacket or the blue shirt.
But for our mind, white means light. Lighter than everything.
However, a white shirt in shadow is often darker than a back shirt in the light, whatever the mind is saying.
So, compare, isolate, compare, isolate, compare, always.
You can change your “mind database” with some practice.
By using a paper sheet with holes to isolate outside colors. ( grey paper is best)
Or by opening some pictures in a software and use the color-picker to learn what is going on with the color relationship.
Testing yourself to find out the absolute color of your surrounding whenever you can.
Then, colorisation will become much easier, and like a musician able to reproduce a song he heard a the first try,
you’ll develop the Golden eye.
All that shit you’ve heard about human nature being selfish, self-centered, greedy, and generally willing to screw over our fellow being in order to get ahead? It’s just that: shit. Your average hypercorp exec may like to wax rhapsodic about their favorite animal and how they’re totally like that animal because they’re the biggest, baddest apex predator out there, willing to cut the throat of the guy next to them for a handful of credits.
Well, that sociopathic crap isn’t how things really work. Humans exist as a species because we’re able to cooperate, to share, and to communicate information with each other that helps us all out. Put another way, the core of the hypercapitalist inner system is a certain pessimism that people are bastards, rotten to the core, and will sell you out given a chance. I don’t know about you, but this isn’t the kind of world I’d want to live in.
Our view is a much more optimistic one: people will, given even half a chance, help each other out and do what they can for each other. This isn’t to say we live an idyllic life free of crime or want or hardship, but only that when these things happen we tend to aid each other, even when it’s not our problem, because we know that when it is our problem, those other people will step up to help us out."Eclipse Phase, Rimward, page 154.