shorm:

hunky-bat:

dang-dawg:

serious question why do cis het kinksters somehow think they’re “queer”

Because they see us as deviants from the norm with inherently kinky sexual practices duh

(via the-mestiza-dyke-survival-guide)

worldwarlove:

4th-dimensional-transition:

supercargautier:

missespeon:

gamer nerds are so dramatic

I strongly encourage everyone to check out the tweet and marvel at nerds’ anguished realization that their heroes do not all share their insular mutated worldview

hahahahahaha

straightwhiteboycott.png

(Source: caseymalone)

seisans:

traceexcalibur:

"who cares about representation in video games, video games are meant for escapism"

how exactly is it escapism to switch from a world where white cis men are in charge to…….. a world where white cis men are in charge

also what does that say about you when you want to “escape” to a world completely devoid of poc and women

(via fair-bow)

phemiec:

litahalford:

it infuriates me when people tell me “lifes too short to not forgive people!” like NO lifes too short for me to continually allow abusive and manipulative behavior in my life and live in a constant state of anxiety bc I want to be “nice” or whatever

#do no harm but take no shit

(via superheroladies)

Tags: niceness

"Psychologists have found that people’s belief in a just world helps explain how they react to innocent victims of negative life circumstances. People become cognitively frustrated when presented with stories of victims who suffer through little fault of their own. They can deal with this frustration in two ways: they can conclude that the world is an unjust place, or they can decide that the victim is somehow to blame. Most people reconcile their psychological distress by blaming the victim. Even when we know that suffering is undeserved, it is psychologically easier to blame the victim rather than give up the idea that the world is basically fair."

Melissa Harris-Perry

This is also referred to as The Just World Fallacy. If the world is “good and just,” then bad things must only happen to people who “deserved it or caused it.” Except the world is not good and just. And despite individual people choosing to be good and/or just, structures, institutions and systems remain corrupt overall. Primarily through the media is the idea that bad only happens to those who deserve suffering conveyed. Add this to the manifestations of oppression based on gender, race, class, nationality, citizenship, sexual orientation, size, etc. and things like rape culture for example, thrive. And even ideologies that appear “harmless” to some people like prosperity gospel, positivity culture, the law of attraction and American exceptionalism are based on ignoring systemic inequality and focusing on exceptional cases. They stand firm in this particular fallacy.

See, it requires quite a bit from a person to be willing to challenge the world as is. It is psychologically, emotionally and intellectually easier to victim blame. It also helps people protect their psyches from the thought that something bad could happen to them or worse, that they are the causes of those bad things happening to others.

Still…it’s unacceptable. Victim blaming = unacceptable. The right thing to do is listen and support victims/survivors of anything and the oppressed of any form of oppression and work to deconstruct the structures, institutions and systems that make it possible. On an individual level, it requires accountability.

(via gradientlair)

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YOUR FINAL REMINDER THAT IT IS ONE DAY TILL NOSHIKO WEEK!!

noshikoweek:

DAY ONE (1st September) 
↳ Favourite badass moment 

DAY TWO (2nd September) 
↳ Favourite relationship 

DAY THREE (3rd September) 
↳ Young Noshiko 

DAY FOUR (4th September) 
 Favourite quote 

DAY FIVE (5th September) 
↳ Colour porn 

DAY SIX (6th September) 
↳ Outfits 

DAY SEVEN (7th September) 
↳ Free choice! 

Contribute if you can :) 

(via fansofcolor)

asteptowardssurvival:

ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

Boom. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to voice my discomfort about this idea. You summed it up perfectly!

asteptowardssurvival:

ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

Boom. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to voice my discomfort about this idea. You summed it up perfectly!

(via allerasphinx)

  • gay & lesbian monosexuals: um no bi people cannot ID additionally as gay/lesbian you are appropriating gay and lesbian culture
  • gay & lesbian monosexuals: *calls two bisexuals being in a same-gender relationship a gay/lesbian relationship*

Women do not have to:

  • be thin
  • give birth
  • cook for you
  • have long hair
  • wear makeup
  • have sex with you
  • be feminine
  • be graceful
  • shave
  • diet
  • be fashionable
  • wear pink
  • love men
  • be the media’s idea of perfection
  • listen to your bullshit
  • have a vagina

(Source: defendfeminism, via renaetrulylooney)

"A man’s world. But what did it mean? That men whistled and stared and yelled things at you, and you had to take it, or you could get raped or beat up. A man’s world meant places men could go but not women. It meant they had more money, and didn’t have kids, not the way women did, to look after every second. And it meant that women loved them more than they loved the women, that they could want something with all their hearts, and then not."

White Oleander, Janet Fitch (via wednesdaydreams)

(via braveprerogative)

ethiopienne:

"It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist." - Laverne Cox

ethiopienne:

"It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist." - Laverne Cox

(Source: ethiopienne, via upworthy)

notbecauseofvictories:

Farscape is red dwarf and Star Trek Combined but with the focus on romance and character arcs of Sherlock. It is a rythm of emotions and themes repeating and repeating, getting louder and louder as things break.

…..I don’t understand, is there a new show called Sherlock which actually has and develops character arcs while not valorizing relationships built on imbalances of power and emotional abuse?

(via urulokid)

psychokin:

destroy the “functioning” scale of autism. we’re all functional, its just your own shitty ableism fogging your view of our worth

(Source: enigmakin, via fair-bow)

"None of us are paid enough to deal with this on a daily basis."

The Psychological Consequences Of Jezebel’s Rape GIF Problem (via fastcompany)

Of course, those working online face exposure to violent imagery every day—and the effects of repeated viewing can go way beyond momentary discomfort. At feminist site Jezebel, for months, an anonymous troll has been zealously posting rape GIFs in the comments section. On Monday, Jezebel’s staff—which had been tasked with removing each violent image individually—published an open letter to the site’s parent company, Gawker, asking it to provide a technical solution to the problem. The rogue post prompted action from Gawker bosses, but when they shut down image uploading capabilities for Jezebel comments, the problem actually got worse. All Gawker properties got hit with violent and disturbing images, flooding the comments, over and over, until image, GIF, and video uploads were suspended for every commenter.

[..]

Police officers who investigate child pornography, prosecutors, and safety teams at social sites like Facebook who do accept repeated exposure to violent images as part of their jobs also accept real mental health risks. “Definitely when you look at these images, you will have a stress reaction to that,” says Heather Steele, the director of an organization called The Innocent Justice Foundation that runs training programs for these workers. “It’s not just whether you are a tough or not tough person. You will have a fight, flight, or freeze response, and chemicals will dump into your system.”

Anyone exposed to violent imagery can be damaged by it. But for those tasked with moderating user-generated content—think the small army employed to surf YouTube for beheadings and porn, oroutsourced workers charged with monitoring smaller sites for actionable child porn, the psychological impact can go deeper.

Steele says that employees who are repeatedly exposed to violent images sometimes exhibit warning signs, like nightmares, that might indicate a “vicarious trauma” similar to that experienced by counselors, emergency nurses, and others who are exposed to violence indirectly offline. Though her organization focuses mostly on supporting investigations of child pornographers, this type of trauma extends to other dark corners of the Internet. Employees in safety and moderation roles from GoDaddy, Facebook, and Yahoo, as well as anti-terrorism investigators, have also attended. “If it’s adult rape or adult snuff films, where someone gets killed, that’s all traumatic as well.”

(via fastcompany)

N O S H I K O  A P P R E C I A T I O N  W E E K 
1st September - 7th September 
↳ Run by argenterykirayukiruma

Seeing as Noshiko needs more love in this fandom, this week is dedicated to uplift and celebrate her. Come on guys, let’s fill her tag! 

There is no sign-up for this event, it’s open for everyone and all fanworks are accepted. So bring forth your graphics, fanmixes and even fanfiction depending on the relevant day. 

DAY ONE (1st September) 
↳ Favourite badass moment 

DAY TWO (2nd September) 
↳ Favourite relationship 

DAY THREE (3rd September) 
Young Noshiko 

DAY FOUR (4th September) 
Favourite quote 

DAY FIVE (5th September) 
Colour porn 

DAY SIX (6th September) 
Outfits 

DAY SEVEN (7th September) 
Free choice! 

Please tag all your creations with #noshikoweek and make sure it’s in the first five tags of your post so it appears in the tag. Also tag with 'noshiko yukimura' or ’noshikoedit’ so everyone will be able to view positive, lovely things in her tag. 

Please follow noshikoweek for further updates and do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

Thank you and please reblog this post to get it across! Looking forward to an amazing week. 

(via fandomshatepoc)