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My name is Lucy.
This is primarily cats, feminism, assorted silliness, and feelings dumps.
Ms. Frizzle is my idol.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is very important to me
"I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna kill the human."
Badass women of the future:
- Malavath Poorna, the youngest person ever to reach Mount Everest’s summit at the age of 13 years, 11 months
Ann Makosinksi, Canadian inventor of a flashlight powered strictly by body heat at age 16
Mo’Ne Davis, first girl to throw a Little League World Series shutout in history, with fastballs reaching speeds of up to 70mph, at age 13
Alia Sabur, youngest university professor in the world, appointed to Konkuk University in South Korea at age 18
Asia Newson, owning and operating a candle sales business alongside her father, is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur at age 10
this made me burst out laughing, so naturally i had to reblog it.
Everything Beyonce does is careful and thought out. Her entire image is perfection crafted from planning ahead. She does not ‘wing it’ or throw things into her performances and public appearances ‘just because’.
What she did at this award show was amazing, especially because of how intentional and thought out it clearly was.
Feminism is a scary word for a lot of people. Many women are afraid of calling themselves feminist because they think it implies anger, hatred of men, or a rejection of traditional femininity.
Beyonce presented everyone watching with two distinct images of what many viewers viewed as two very different women. There is the strong, independent FEMINIST. She is the woman who likes being in control and being in the spotlight. Then there is the WIFE and MOTHER. She is soft, sweet, smiling at the husband and child you can tell she loves and values so much.
For every girl watching who was afraid to be a feminist, afraid to be powerful, because of what she thought she would lose, this is an incredible message. You can be all the things you want to be. You can be both. Feminists can have amazing happy, full lives full of both traditional and modern womanhood.
Feminism means gender should not be a source of persecution or a restriction of your choices. Feminism mean the type of person you should be is based on what you value, not what outside forces pressure you to value because of your gender or biological sex. Shout at the top of your lungs that you are a feminist and proud. Then go and be the exact person that you want to be.
Black women also have a long history of abuse and violence at the hands of the state.
Read Danielle McGuire’s At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistancehttp://amzn.to/1m8Bkyi
Reid Wiseman is a national treasure.
“I’ve never been able to hold on to relationships.”
“Why is that?”
“I can’t stop cheating. Even when I say that I won’t and try not to, I end up doing it anyway.”
“Why do you do it?”
“I just love women—all of them.”
State College, PA
Fuck this stupid disrespectful wiener
IM JUST GONNA SIT HERE AND EAT A SNO CONE IN MY FUCKING BANDANA
Polyamory dude. Polyamory.
Ok honestly are you really proposing that this dude be polyamorous as if that’s going to solve the problem of him being a disrespectful piece of shit who doesn’t care about women’s feelings like HONESTLY
why would you even want to subject multiple women to that thing? forget loving women, motherfucker can’t even love his own receding hairline
Love how all the POC look 1000% done with this shit.
endless list of favourite characters: toshiko “tosh” sato
"So, if you’re seeing this, I guess it means, I’m, well, dead. Hope it was impressive! Not crossing the road or an incident with a toaster."
I haven’t seen torchwood, but I’m looking at this going “Hey look it’s Nicola from Spice World!”
So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!”
Guess what’s happened since Brenda spoke about this on her Facebook? From the Facebook user:
10 hours ago
OPEN LETTER TO FACEBOOK:
To all the hundreds of people who have sent me friend requests because of the post I made about the boy who got his by a car, I would like to apologize to any of you whom I have not responded to. I had absolutely no idea that my post would go viral. Honestly I was just venting to my FB friends about a horrible thing that I witnessed and couldn’t have imagined that it would pick up this kind of momentum.
I responded to the first couple dozen friend requests and was absolutely amazed by the negative responses I was getting from people. So many people sent me friend requests so that they could have the opportunity to criticize my actions person-to-person. A lot of people seemed to have issues with the fact that I didn’t post pictures of the kid, that I didn’t stand up to the cops more, that I didn’t figure out a way to get the boy to tell me his information, even though he couldn’t talk at the time - at least one person even thought I should have lied and told the cops that I HAD witnessed the accident.
Then there are the racists, neo-Nazis, and just plain ******* white people who have accused me of making the whole thing up to get attention, of trying to stir up controversy and other much more bizarre motives. I’ve been called a “race baiter” a “reverse racist” (whatever the hell that’s supposed to be) and other much more inflammatory things that I won’t mention here. I’ve even been threatened.
I’m sure that many of you who have sent me friend requests are not like this. You’re probably good people who were understandably outraged by my story and just wanted to connect with me out of support and solidarity. Because of those initial negative experiences, though, I’ve decided to stop accepting friend requests at this time. I’m sorry, but if you’d seen some of the things people were saying I’m sure you would understand. I will take a moment to address some of the more frequently asked questions that people have had:
#1 Why didn’t I post pictures of the boy on Facebook? First off, the entire incident caught me completely off guard. My main concern before the paramedics arrived was making sure that he was alright. I was down on the ground, holding his hand, telling him that everything would be okay — unlike the others around us who seemed much more concerned with making sure the girl who hit him with her car was okay. The one thing I was NOT doing, however, was standing over this young man taking pictures of him with my cell phone. Shame on anyone who thinks I should have been.
#2 Why didn’t I stand up to the police more in the situation? I tried. But once they realized I wasn’t an actual witness to the accident they completely disregarded what I had to say. Could I have gotten in their faces about it? Um, has anybody been paying attention to what’s been going on in this country right now? Are you really suggesting that I should have taken an AGGRESSIVE STANCE against law enforcement officers right now? Do you value MY life at all??
#3 Why didn’t I get the kid’s name, address, phone #, social security #, fingerprints, mother’s maiden name, emergency contact person, etc.? THE BOY WAS GASPING AND CRYING IN EXTREME PAIN FROM WHATEVER DAMAGE WAS DONE BY THE SPEEDING VEHICLE THAT SLAMMED INTO HIS BODY. Trust me on this, he was in no condition to tell me his life story.
#4 Why didn’t I lie and tell the cops that I had witnessed the accident so that — what?? What the hell would that have solved? If I didn’t ACTUALLY see what happened and other people did, I think the cops would be able to figure out pretty quickly that I was lying. Soooo … I really don’t know what else to say about that one.
I don’t know how to feel about the fact that this post went viral. On the one hand, it was a relief to share the experience and have so many people who I haven’t even met show their understanding of the absolute frustration that black people are dealing with everyday in this country. It was good to feel supported and, yeah, I guess I’ll go ahead and say it - to be validated. At the same time, I’m definitely concerned, especially with people TAGGING the Baltimore City police department in their shares, talking about getting guns and going out and killing people, and some of the other more violent things that folks are proposing be done about the current situation we find ourselves in. I would hate to think that my post would be the cause of somebody going out and doing something that they’ll regret.
Thank you to everyone who reached out. Thank you for the kind words, thank you for caring about the well-being of that young man when no one else did, thank you for the prayers that were sent out to him. I hope that we can somehow use experiences like these as a catalyst for positive change and not just fuel to feed the fires of our collective rage. I don’t have the answers for how to bring ourselves out of this situation, but one thing that recent events have done is motivate me to get up and do SOMETHING. I sincerely hope that others will do the same.
This is what happens when we speak out….
It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing
Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course).
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.
EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.
i told you they could learn to speak american (sign language).
i told you.
Upon watching the original Japanese version of Sailor Moon, I was shocked to discover just how nice all of the Senshi were to each other. I was also greatly disturbed becasue this meant that the writers of the English dub weren’t happy with this, and thus added in most of their bickering and insulting of each other. I have never been more disappointed.
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Yup. The English language writers couldn’t have girl friends without snark and cattiness. That says something sad about our culture.
Like, in one ep of the English dub they rewrote “Rei finds the moon stick that Usagi left behind” to “Raye steals it because she thinks she would be a better leader than Serena”.
In an earlier episode, they rewrote “Ami and Rei are nowhere near an attack” to “Amy and Raye go on strike and refuse to help innocent people because they don’t think Sailor Moon is a very good leader”. Like, this isn’t just garden-variety bickering, this is intense levels of pettiness to the point they were willing to put innocent lives in danger like WTF IS WRONG WITH THOSE WRITERS
Oh holy shit. I’ve only ever watched the English version- I thought that it was just written that way.
While Sailor Moon is probably the most extreme example, changes like this are the big reason many anime fans prefer subs (even fansubs) over dubs. They’re also the reason we’re so happy about Viz Media acquiring the rights and releasing a new, accurate dubbing which is true to the original Sailor Moon anime, and why we have so little patience for the handful of people who are whining and screaming about the new dub.
I mean, it’s one thing to like the modified dubs better, and another entirely to go off screaming that Viz should be boycotted and that Naoko Takeuchi is ruining everything forever by releasing a correctly dubbed original instead of a refresh of the modified version. No, I’m not kidding — that’s literally what Nangbaby has been screaming about. Read her post and be amazed by the narcissism, entitlement, racism, and homophobia!
Wow I never knew
I think I rebloged this before but this is really, really important.