I’ve been thinking about how, despite what the fans would want to believe, I think it’s really realistic that Aang and Toph weren’t portrayed as perfect parents.
I mean, they could have had Aang be great to all his kids and treat them all the same, but it’s also very fitting for his personality that he favored Tenzin, the only airbender. It makes sense given his painful past that he would place a heavy importance on having an airbender child and training them and teaching them his culture.
And Toph’s independence makes sense because she was always that way. It even makes sense that this would lead to her almost neglecting her children.
IDK, I definitely think it’s interesting that they went with this concept instead of having everything be peachy like some fans probably wanted.
Seriously though, if that’s DC’s excuse for Star’s new outfit, then how on earth is the big blue boy scout surviving with everything but his face covered up????
Because somehow it makes perfect sense to compare the CHILD FRIENDLY version of Starfire’s costume to her canon bathing suit that she HAS ALWAYS HAD FROM THE BEGINNING
The first question I always ask when someone brings up Star’s “costume change” is have you seen what her brother runs around in?
Thank you. People need to stop blaming Rocafort for her costume being so revealing. (For it being weird/a little dumb, sure, but not for the revealing thing.) Also, this is Darkfire, her brother:
I guess Orientalism is coming back.
“Chinese Whispers” will primarily examine how eastward-looking Westerners have understood, misunderstood, and appropriated Chinese culture in an exchange that Bolton likens to a complicated game of telephone (which the British call “Chinese whispers”)
This is a v. bad idea.
Apparently it will have a display from from CD John Galliano’s spring 2003 Christian Dior couture show as the focus of this exhibit is Chinese opera.
You know this piece of fucking work.Highlights include:
… white people, man.
Katy Perry is going to come in full yellow face. I can feel it. I CAN FEEL IT.
They’re just being racist on purpose at this point.
You telling me you couldn’t find any Chinese fashion designers to feature in this hodgepodge smorgasbord of racism and cultural appropriation?
So many great Chinese designers with lines echoing periods of fashion in Chinese history.
So many Chinese actors and models that probably have more of a bead on this than the whiteout cast they’ve picked.
Why do white people do this shit.
wait so they’re like “hey let’s look at orientalism, that seems cool” without like fucking POINTING OUT WHAT’S FUCKED UP ABOUT ORIENTALISM?
that shit is ugly as hell in addition to being racist. white people’s taste level man.
Orientalism never went away. Weeaboos in the early 2000s and now, Lady Gaga, Bjork in the 90s, that awful episode of Sherlock, Memoirs of a Geisha, etc etc
Genocide is defined by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.
Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on:
Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%.
Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.
If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe.
- they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
- party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
- worn Nazi symbols
- supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.
There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand.
They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better).
In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.
They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology.
29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M, and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:
This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.
In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU.
Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.
People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP.
But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract.
Please spread this.
I’m so glad to see the younger generation waking up to this hypocrisy.
Our generation has been well and truly fucked.
I’m gonna be an arms dealer to make money!
still think gen-xers are worse on average, but this is pretty great
Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the women they find most attractive are roughly the same age - 20 to 23 - regardless of the age of the man. (538)
Good fucking Christ.
boys are gross
say it with me kids
Manhattan At Dawn
Well I’m back home in New York City after a six week “back to my roots” vacation in the South of England visiting family. To kick off things here I attended a sunrise shoot at Brooklyn Bridge park with the NYC Photographers Meetup Group. Here’s one of my shots as the sun briefly illuminated a small patch of the buildings. Clouds were plentiful and the poor sun didn’t really stand a chance. It was a great morning in spite of that as we shot from 5 am till about 8 am. After that and a hearty Diner breakfast some of us wandered off to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and spent quality time shooting there too.
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