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teaparties:

[7/10] the bloody chamber & other stories (part ii of ii) by angela carter

"Every wolf in the world now howled a prothalamion outside the window as she freely gave the kiss she owed him. What big teeth you have! She saw how his jaw began to slaver and the room was full of the clamor of the forest’s Liebestod, but the wise child never flinched, even when he answered: All the better to eat you with.
The girl burst out laughing; she knew she was nobody’s meat.”

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— 6 hours ago with 479 notes
#angela carter 
natinuz:

Ferrets playing inside a box of packing

natinuz:

Ferrets playing inside a box of packing

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— 6 hours ago with 63427 notes
#aminals 
brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

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— 6 hours ago with 63205 notes
diabolicalillumination:

Fluorite looks like a chunk of the night sky.

diabolicalillumination:

Fluorite looks like a chunk of the night sky.

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This Teenage Artist Was Bullied Off Of Tumblr After Making A Webcomic About White Privilege →

lookatthewords:

tanukitsune:

abaffledking:

youarenotyou:

thiefofheartz:

wrapyourlipsaroundmyname:

headpeace:

whitepeoplemadatthings:

And sometimes white people get mad at other white people. 

The comic in question no longer lives on her Tumblr page, but you can find a reprint of it (with full credit and her permission) here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/aaronc13/this-comic-perfectly-explains-what-white-privilege-is

My heart goes out to this young woman, and I hope that she eventually feels comfortable enough to come back to Tumblr, as she’s a smart and gifted artist. 

Her tumblr, if you want to follow it, is http://jamietheignorantamerican.tumblr.com/

It’s a shame that this happened.  Her comic was perfect and nobody deserves death threats.

I love her comic and its a shame she got bullied off for telling the truth.

that comic was great. jesus white people y’all need some serious humility and love in your life.

wtf 

White people need to chill.

Doesn’t this just prove her point? 

From her page:

Please do not send me any more messages about how awful it was that I received death threats. I am beyond pissed that everyone has taken my comic about white privilege and the effects of institutionalized discrimination, and has turned it into a rallying cry against online bullying. This was not the point I was trying to make. Stop making me the face of bullying, and do NOT make me the face of “White Allies”. ——————-THERE ARE COMICS AND POSTS LIKE MINE BEING MADE BY PEOPLE OF COLOR ALL OVER THIS WEBSITE, AND THEY DON’T RECEIVE 1/5TH OF THE ATTENTION THAT I HAVE GOTTEN. THE FACT THAT MINE GOT POPULAR SPEAKS VOLUMES TO WHAT EXACTLY WHITE PRIVILEGE IS. I may not have deserved this hatred, but I do NOT deserve ANY praise. I want you all to know that Education is NOT where oppression ends, it’s where it begins. Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful words, but it’s over now. There’s nothing left for me to say.

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— 6 hours ago with 10254 notes

winterfuckingsoldier:

Kings (NBC 2009) - The Complete Series

Starring: Ian McShane as King Silas Benjamin, Christopher Egan as Capt. David Shepherd, Sebastian Stan as Prince Jack Benjamin, Susanna Thompson as Queen Rose Benjamin, Allison Miller as Princess Michelle Benjamin, Eamonn Walker as Rev. Ephram Samuels
Summary: A modern day, alternate-reality drama about a hero who rises to become the King of his nation, based on the biblical story of King David.
Genre: Drama
Rating: TV-14
Trigger warnings: click to view

Why you should watch KingsThough cancelled after only one season (fuck you, NBC), Kings remains one of the most quality shows I have ever seen. Of particular note is Sebastian Stan’s character, Jack Benjamin, the crown prince of Gilboa that keeps himself closeted to please his father (his father explains that to be a successful king, Jack cannot be ‘what God made him’). He cries a lot, and it’s beautiful. I really cannot say enough good things about this show.

Episodes: (.abc -> .avi)

101 - Goliath mega | mediafire
102 - Prosperity mega | mediafire
103 - First Night mega | mediafire
104 - Insurrection mega | mediafire
105 - Judgment Day mega | mediafire
106 - Brotherhood mega | mediafire
107 - The Sabbath Queen mega | mediafire
108 - Pilgrimage mega | mediafire
109 - Chapter One mega | mediafire
110 - Javelin mega | mediafire
111 - The New King, part one mega | mediafire
112 - The New King, part two mega | mediafire

I hope you enjoy (or at least continue watching through your tears)!

Click here for more Sebastian Stan downloads!

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— 16 hours ago with 2234 notes
#reference  #kings  #people are talking about this show a lot  #and i wanna know what all the fuss is about 

youlighttheskyfanfiction:

snoozingcat:

sometime I just think about how easy it would be to market superheroes toward little girls and I am filled with rage

like do these people not realize how fucking easy this shit would be

there’s the dazzler she’s like a popstar and a superhero do you know how many 4-12 year old girls would dig that shit

there’s the wasp and her superpowers are seriously like zapping jerks, flying, and being cuter than everybody else. also she’s a famous fashion designer. and she’s better than you. (like she shrinks and stuff too but mainly her power is being better than you)

she-hulk is like this nerdy chick with the power to get bigger and greener and be spontaneously tougher than everybody in the vicinity like I don’t even know a little girl who wouldn’t slit someone’s throat for the ability to be stronger than all the boys when they pissed her off

little girl likes magic? scarlet witch

little girl likes science? invisible woman

little girl likes spies? black widow

little girl likes aliens? karolina dean

little girl likes bionic arms? misty knight

little girl likes flying horses? wow. guess who has one of those? valkyrie. valkyrie does.

My point is that’s it’s so fucking easy so chop-chop, Marvel, get on it. Seriously, I went ten years of my life thinking superheroes were boys. That’s ten years of you not profiting off of my inability to refrain from buying even the crappiest merchandise you offer if it has a character I love on it. Little girls are an enormous market; they will buy all your shit if you just suggest to them that maybe they’d like to.

or you could just keep on not profiting when you could be making money selling literally any object that has enough space to plaster a female superhero’s face on it. that’s cool too.

ALL OF THIS ^^^ I just remember when the Justice League cartoons were out and I just wanted to buy pretty Hawkwoman and Wonder Woman action figures. Oh and Sailor Moon. Every year I wanted Sailor Moon dolls from the store but Wal-Mart didn’t sell them (ok, Sailor Moon isn’t a marvel superhero but she’s a superhero in my books.) Girls LOVE action figures. It’s like, if Barbie was able to kick butt. She’d look fabulous and save the world and it would be ok.

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— 19 hours ago with 12914 notes
An Honest Question For ProChoice People

blue-author:

anaccountofmylife:

I know there are heated debates and people have been wronged on both sides of the arguments. However, I want to ask one question to pro choice people that will help you understand where pro life comes from.

Put aside your beliefs/biases/experiences please for this question and answer honestly.

"If you honestly believed that a fetus is a human life, wouldn’t you do anything to save it from being killed?"

Because pro life people truly believe, based on science, religion, or personal experience, that every fetus is a human child. Therefore we feel we must do everything in our power to save that life. We don’t always get it right, and there are some people who are cruel and heartless, but at the crux of our argument is that life deserves to be saved.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure that if I truly believed that abortion killed a person, I wouldn’t do anything like what 99% of anti-abortion agitators do.

You put pennies in a box.

You make signs.

You scream misogynistic and violent insults at women who are seeking unspecified health care services at health care facilities, some of which don’t even provide abortions to begin with.

You push laws that target the abortions that are most often life-saving, most often applied to non-viable fetuses.

None of these things really scream “I AM SERIOUSLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE LIVES OF ACTUAL HUMAN BEINGS THAT I GENUINELY BELIEVE ARE IN JEOPARDY!” to me, you know?

What they instead speak of is an intense desire to project oneself into a life-or-death conflict, but one without any actual stakes and one that does not require much more than symbolic gestures on behalf of the “believers”. 

As a bonus, you get to feel better than a bunch people just normal people like you. You get to feel like you’re a crusader for truth and justice in a world full of people so evil, they’d kill babies for fun and profit.

And when you’re out on the picket line, you can engage in the deepest, most shameful impulses that a human being can wrestle with as you shout vile things at the people trying to enter the clinic. Actual people, who are often actually at the most vulnerable part of their grown lives, possibly people who are wrestling with health problems, possibly people who are dealing with the devastating reality of finding out that a fervently desired pregnancy is not safe or non-viable… and you can reduce them to tears. Such power! You and your friends can mob up (strength in numbers) and shout whatever you want this person. You can completely dehumanize an actual human being standing right in front of you.

And it’s okay.

Because you’ve got this fig leaf for your conscience where—when it’s convenient to do so, when it suits your agenda and your plans—you convince yourself there are these other actual human beings that you are standing up for.

You’re desecrating the everloving carp out of the human life standing in front of you, but it’s okay, because life is sacred. When it’s convenient. When it’s your alibi. When it’s your sword and shield.

But when it’s not convenient? Forget about it. Oh, man… if you truly believed that millions of tiny precious babies were being systematically murdered, would you be blogging about it? I’m not daring you to go out and prove your convictions by committing violence yourself, but even restricting yourself to non-violent means, don’t you think you would be doing something more than posters and pennies and posts if you really thought that “an American holocaust” (as so many anti-choice folks have crassly put it) was happening?

Man, I’m glad you asked me what we would do if we sincerely believed that there were all these lives at stake, because it really exposes how hollow the “pro-life” movement is.

Though of course, its hollowness hardly needs to be pointed out. It’s weird how many protestant Christian denominations suddenly did a 180 on abortion and the belief that a fetus was a person with a soul when it suddenly became a viable political wedge issue. Did you know that? As recently as 1979, you could have gone to a lot of the most pro-life protestant churches in the country and asked their leaders if fetuses had souls and abortion was murder, and they would have told you no, that’s some Catholic dogma that’s completely against the Bible. And they’d point to passages that suggest that no, God does not see a fetus as being equivalent to a person and send you on your way.

But then, somehow, suddenly… the inerrant word of God changed. Almost overnight. Why? Because the preachers had allied themselves with rightwing politicians, and between them, they saw a goldmine.

Because they understand the real question isn’t: what would people do if they honestly believed that babies’ lives were on the line, wouldn’t a lot of people vote for a politician who takes a bold stance against baby killing, since that demands nothing from the person casting the vote but lets them feel like they’ve done a huge good deed?

So they did that.

And a lot of people fell for it.

You give your votes, you give your money, you give your time to the cause. Not much from each individual, but it adds up. It all adds up.

And you will always do this.

Because baby killing will always be wrong, and it’s not like anyone’s asking you to fight a war, right?

That’s what politicians call a permanent wedge issue. The people who “vote life” can be relied on to vote against their interests, to vote against their neighbors, to vote against politicians who would improve the circumstances that lead people to require abortions.

Abortions go up when social safety nets are cut. Abortions go up when wages go down. Abortions go up when health care costs rise. Abortions go up when sex ed is inadequate.

But “pro-life” voters vote for politicians who are in favor of all of these circumstances that lead to abortions.

Isn’t that weird?

But you’ll effectively vote for everything that leads to abortions, because all you care about is that you get to register your vote against baby-killin’. 

The pro-life stance is about convenience and feeling good. 

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— 19 hours ago with 854 notes
#this is where my sympathy for pro-lifers particularly young oens comes from  #you are being used  #all your passion and respect for life is being used and corrupted by a selfish elite