Imagine being a kid in school. Your teacher comes up with an idea for class picture. Every student will draw pictures of their friends.
Everyone starts drawing enthusiasticly, and can’t wait to see what they look like in the drawings. When pictures are ready you notice that popular students have more pictures than rest, but nobody has done a drawing of you. The teacher notices that too, and asks if someone would do your picture. To your horror the class clown takes the job, and comes up with a caricature of you. Others are laughing, but you’re not. You feel awful. The teacher notices that. and asks again someone to do a drawing of you. One of the ‘good students’ starts drawing, but the result is forced. It’s just a drawing of a generic child wearing a shirt of same color as you a wearing. There’s no spirit, no soul in it. You start sensing that the class is geting frustrated with you. They want to be done with this. You ask quietly the teacher if you could do a drawing yourself.
After school your classmates confront you. Why did you have to make such a big deal out of it? The first picture was funny. The second picture was just fine! The drawing you did yourself wasn’t right, do you think you are that good-looking? There were other kids who got only one or two pictures of themselves. Who are you to demand special treatment? Maybe there would have been a picture of you if you weren’t such annoying baby, nobody likes you anyway, and nobody’s going to if you keep on being like that, you don’t deserve a drawing!
This could be story of bullying, but it’s also about how I see portraying LGBTQ+-people and PoC in mainstream entertainment.
Thanks to Fandoms and Feminism for inspiration!
I hate when people talk about personality disorders, mental illness, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, etc etc etc as if they’re no big deal. throwing around things like “wow you are being so bipolar right now” or “yikes someone’s looking anorexic today” or “easy there, schizo” is not ok and it trivializes the struggles and difficulties that people with those disabilities/disorders/illnesses go through. have some fuckin decency.
These postcards are on sale for just 50p each at www.londonloveiosa.bigcartel.com
The best part ? They’re for the London chapter of the non-profit organisation The Harry Potter Alliance, for their latest campaign The Postcard Project - created to spread love, hope and equality to strangers across the world - through the power of postcards.
The idea is simple, wherever you are, you buy a postcard and write a message on the back, this can be a story, a quote, or a message you want to share with the world and leave it somewhere for a stranger to find and brighten up their day. You can do this in your own town, or when you’re travelling in the UK or abroad. You can even post one to a friend.
Since they announced the campaign in October, they’ve had postcards signed by Rupert Grint and Jennifer Lawrence, that will be available to win via twitter!
Harry Potter ? Charity ? Under £1 ? MUST BUY.
Men want what they want.
So much of our culture caters to giving men what they want. A high school student invites model Kate Upton to attend his prom, and he’s congratulated for his audacity. A male fan at a Beyoncé concert reaches up to the stage to slap her ass because her ass is there, her ass is magnificent, and he wants to feel it. The science fiction fandom community is once again having a heated discussion, across the Internet, about the ongoing problem of sexual harassment at conventions — countless women are telling all manner of stories about how, without their consent, they are groped, ogled, lured into hotel rooms under false pretenses, physically lifted off the ground, and more.
But men want what they want. We should all lighten up.
It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The problem is not that one of these things is happening, it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.
These are just songs. They are just jokes. They are just movies. It’s just a hug. They’re just breasts. Smile, you’re beautiful. Can’t a man pay you a compliment? In truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness — one where women exist to satisfy the whims of men, one where a woman’s worth is consistently diminished or entirely ignored.
BOOK MEME ★ Ten series and books [4/10] → Harry Potter
You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble?
Republicans made a fake Obamacare site that tries to trick Californians with GOP talking points.
I posted a story about this yesterday, but it didn’t get many re-blogs, this story needs a lot more attention.
The best misinterpretation of Christmas ever.
all this from a man in a bowtie
A few days ago in a parking lot in Lisbon wheelchair users and volunteers occupied all the available Non-Handicap spaces to make a point to able-bodied motorists what it is like to have “their” parking places unavailable to them.
On every wheelchair various notes were left like: "be right back", "it only takes a moment", "I’m get something here", etc.
Reblogged this yesterday from a different source, but I think this photograph is more powerful.
I love this so much I’ll reblog it a million times!