360DegreesAsTheCrowFlies

Internet-meister in Scotland, UK. Increasingly neutral to people, but big on people issues. Recently described as 'endearingly evil'. I'd say the endearing is sporadic at best. Current big fandoms; Harry Potter, Ergo Proxy, Evangelion, Kannazuki No Miko, Shadow Star Narutaru, Bokurano, NANA, HPMOR, AHS Coven, Bob's Burgers and general film analyses. TVtropes is pretty super. Expect quotes, critiques and hilarity; and whatever else is in the tag cloud. (Feminist and queer issues inevitably included)

surprisebitch:

this is why you cant say that nicki is not a feminist

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perfectlydreadful:

White People: The Middle East is so barbaric. They’ll cut off a person’s hand just for stealing!

White People when an unarmed black kid is murdered by police in America: Yeah, but he shoplifted some cigarillos, so…

(via alexthegirlwonder)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Re: your "rule about naked people" -- How about people who take nude photos of themselves not be stupid and use storage devices that can be hacked, like cloud storage (or take any risks close to that)? Just HOW much personal responsibility does your generation need to shed before you get it through your thick skulls that it only costs $20 for a decent external hard drive these days? :|
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fishingboatproceeds:

"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."

In To Kill A Mockingbird: Atticus argues persuasively to save the life of Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly accused of rape. However, he can only do so by utterly destroying the reputation of the accuser, a poor white woman. He does so with methodical efficiency, calling her intellect, her judgment, and even her possibly-incestuous family background into question. We rightly applaud Atticus’ skill as a lawyer, but we tend to overlook the sad truth: in a white man’s world, it is easier to defend a minority (poor black man) by destroying another minority (poor white woman) than by challenging the social order.

quickquotesbyfalkner:

Texts - books - were the only available source of learning and understanding history or shared experience; and they were all written and framed entirely from the male point of view; aside from things deliberately marketed towards children (education) or instructing women how to behave (comportment; manners etc) or the equivalent of women’s gossip (clothes fashions; knitting/sewing etc).

If a woman wanted to learn more about the world; outside of scientific facts, art-skills and music-skills - physicalities that could be honed through practice - or language-speaking skills; she turned to books to learn about experiences of geography, history, travel and character. All these books were written by men. They did not feature female characters except offhandedly as goals or mothers.

Women and women’s experience at that time was literally as marginalised if not more so than the experience of queer people today. There were NO texts written by women. (initially, at least). Even the Bible was hugely male-dominated in terms of character and consistency of behaviour. Not only did women have no voice (but each woman her own; no-one to bounce off or debate with to validate her own views) or role models outside of the immediate family (in nearly all cases), but she had no power, and she grew up under generations of mothers and sisters who had little to no power and were probably snapped at for being bitchy if they even tried to exercise a little.

Not to mention that they were kept in clothes that stopped them breathing and were largely uneducated; at least in logic or reasoning outside of what one would need to run a household; and married off young, destined to spend a large part of their early lives pregnant and housebound and the best part of the years after that burnt out.

History/context lesson to keep in mind when it seems ridiculous that women had no self-conception just because it couldnt be found in BOOKS.

The period directly after the black power movement was a time when major news magazines carried articles with cocky headlines like ‘Whatever Happened to Black America?’ This response was an ironic reply to the aggressive, unmet demand by decentered, marginalised black subjects who had at least momentarily successfully demanded a hearing, who had made it possible for black liberation to be on the national political agenda. In the wake of the black power movement, after so many rebels were slaughtered and lost, many of these voices were silenced by a repressive state; others became inarticulate.
bell hooks, from Postmodern Blackness (1990)

But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.

We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.

souliebird:

So I have this headcannon regarding Remus and Neville. Neville seems never overly nervous around or frightened of Remus, like he is with a majority of the of the other teachers because he already sort of knows who  Remus is. He had seen Remus at St. Mungo’s. He’d never talked to him before, but he had seen Remus come out of his parents’ room. Neville knew Remus knew his parents and that made Neville trust Remus.

(via loveontheninthcloud)

saccharinescorpion:

my major problem with Frozen is that it is a perfectly passable and average and safe Disney movie and people keep trying to prove that it is amazing and daring and challenging and in doing so keep churning out bombs of secondhand embarrassment like “look there’s some not-white people in the background, we’ve come so far since the 1950s” and “Anna isn’t your typical perfect Disney beauty, she has freckles and eyebrows that are .5% thicker than Rapunzel’s”

(via wishonastarfishy)

Sometimes I wonder if USAmericans realise nowhere in the rest of the world apart from them see their nation as a glorious place of freedom and self-expression and oppurtunities.