Freedom In Wickedness

It is a consistent theme in past cultures that elite courtesans were often the only truly free women. They were women of intellect, education, and power in worlds which denied that a woman could be anything.

It's time to reclaim that heritage.

odiedragon:

solitae:

leftenantreece:

2112tryptophanbonfires:

ANNIE - Official Trailer (2014)

I’m not gonna lie, I teared up a little bit when I saw the trailer.

I’m sooo excited for this… cheese fest and all!

this is so freaking adorable and yes i cried. I can’t wait.

I CAN’T WAIT

So I’ll probably get slammed for this (because, tumblr) but here goes anyway.  Ask box is open, slam away.

When the original Little Orphan Annie was written, chronologically we were a lot closer to a time where there was a strong bias against Irish people.  By making Annie red haired, it was implied that she was of Irish descent, and by extension, the audience would have inherently known that was part of the bias against her.

Changing Annie’s race to African American replicates this same dynamic in modern society, and that’s a big part of why so many people were upset by it.  A BLACK orphan?!  Nooooooo, keep her white and red haired and cute I DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH HOW THIS IS MAKING ME UNCOMFORTABLE.

Casting Annie as black in 2014 is a much more true to the original character than casting her as a caucasian red head.

(Source: faineemae, via the-real-goddamazon)

FOR SCIENCE - Can You Roll Your Tongue?

annikath:

Can you roll your tongue like this? image
If you CAN, then please REBLOG.
This is for serious science! because I have an assignment in my biology class to do a survey on how many people can or cannot roll their tongues.
If you CANNOT roll your tongue like that, then please FAVOURITE this post!
you can de-favourite the post or delete it from your blog in about two weeks if you desire to do so, but I plead you to take part in this survey of serious sience! thank

(via trixibelle)

Possibilities

medievalpoc:

Today on medievalpoc we brainstormed historically accurate Asian women as Robin Hood in Medieval England, with possible Trotula the Medieval gynecologist as a Merry Woman, touched on 30 ways to become An Immortal from a non-Western perspective (including eating mermaid meat!), revisited the accurately diverse demographics of the Caribbean and possibilities thereof (including LGBT pirates), saw some average peasants of color from the Renaissance doing their peasant thing, learned about the legendary beauty of an enslaved man named Paul in Pre-Revolutionary France, attempted to clarify the sociopolitical nuances of terminology, religion and race in 16th century Spain and Portugal, and called out Gilgamesh for being a raging tryhard.

^ In one day. Which is kinda the point here-and why I can be pretty critical of how we see the same things over and over and over in Medieval style fantasy media.

No writer or creator is limited by history or “historical accuracy”.

Anything you can possibly imagine has a historical precedent.

I find that prospect absolutely thrilling, and I hope you do, too.

(via geekbap)

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

(via baeddeltrender)

aaron2point0 asked: If pizza arrives faster than the police in some US cities I'm wondering why someone hasn't started a Security and Pizza company. Order the $1500 pizza and watch a armored car arrive in 20 mins and stay until the cops arrive. Then tell them them harrowing survival tale while chowing down on a slice of pepperoni.

the-treble:

True, true, but a lot of people don’t have $1,500 to drop on an armored car every time they might need the cops.

That’s incredibly silly. Average police response time is in the range of five to ten minutes in any big city; your armored car company isn’t going to beat that without excessive fleet expenses, especially since they wouldn’t have Code 3 privileges.

relahvant:


fuchsimeon:

beccabummie:

all-four-cheekbones:

oldfuckingsport:

iminmypants:

mlletimelord:

castielcampbell:

death-limes:

muffinass:

and in that moment, the entire movie theater burst into tears

i think this was the moment that made most of us despise umbridge more than voldemort

most of us?! don’t you mean ALL of us?? I don’t think even Voldemort liked this bitch!

No one likes Umbridge.

I heard, one time, a dementor kissed her and IT died

Voldemort committed genocide, but Umbridge dared to be female while she abused her power. 

The point isn’t that Umbridge was worse than Voldemort; it’s that everyone hates her more. And I think it has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything with being the sort of cruel most of us have actually experienced.
I mean, look at Voldemort. He’s basically Wizard Hitler, which is, obviously, an incredibly terrible thing to be. But most people—especially the younger people in Harry Potter’s target audience—have not had their parents murdered by a xenophobic cult leader. Nor have they fought for their lives against giant snakes, been kidnapped for dark rituals, or watched numerous friends die in front of them. Voldemort’s crimes are numerous, but they’re distant and fantastical, like hearing about a serial killer on the news.
But they have had that one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you. They’ve complained to parents and authorities only to be ignored. They’ve sat through pointless classes and been silenced when they criticize. Umbridge is that teacher we all hated because she made our lives miserable and we were powerless to stop her. And as we grow out of school, there are still people in positions of power who act like her. The manager who denies your schedule requests and penalizes you for invented infractions. That customer who complains to corporate because their scam didn’t work, and the corporate decision to listen to their story. Cops performing illegal searches because they know you don’t have any proof.
Yes, torturing and killing numerous people is worse than terrorizing a handful of schoolchildren, but Voldemort is the bad guy in a fairy tale. Umbridge is personal.

*drops the mic*

Voldemort is the villain we never hope to face.
Umbridge is the villain we face every day.

thank you all-four-cheekbones some people on this website need to realise not everything is a matter of sexism or gender discrimination omg



    I’m afraid I have to disagree. Firing Trelawney was one of the few just things Umbridge did while she was at Hogwarts, because Trelawney is an unbelievably horrible teacher. In both the movies and the books, Trelawney’s class is complete bullshit to the point where students pretty much openly declare that the only reason to take it is that it’s a free grade. 


    Much like Snape, Trelawney is at Hogwarts purely because Dumbledore offered her a sinecure in order to have an excuse to keep her at Hogwarts.  But whereas Snape who is a viciously abusive bully but at least puts some effort into teaching Potions, Trelawney makes little to no effort to actually teach anything to students who take her classes, claiming that divination can’t be taught to those who don’t inherently possess the Sight… yet becoming enraged when students drop the class. 


    She even says it herself — she doesn’t think of Hogwarts as her job, she thinks of it as her home. That’s not an acceptable mindset from a teacher.

relahvant:

fuchsimeon:

beccabummie:

all-four-cheekbones:

oldfuckingsport:

iminmypants:

mlletimelord:

castielcampbell:

death-limes:

muffinass:

and in that moment, the entire movie theater burst into tears

i think this was the moment that made most of us despise umbridge more than voldemort

most of us?! don’t you mean ALL of us?? I don’t think even Voldemort liked this bitch!

No one likes Umbridge.

I heard, one time, a dementor kissed her and IT died

Voldemort committed genocide, but Umbridge dared to be female while she abused her power. 

The point isn’t that Umbridge was worse than Voldemort; it’s that everyone hates her more. And I think it has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything with being the sort of cruel most of us have actually experienced.

I mean, look at Voldemort. He’s basically Wizard Hitler, which is, obviously, an incredibly terrible thing to be. But most people—especially the younger people in Harry Potter’s target audience—have not had their parents murdered by a xenophobic cult leader. Nor have they fought for their lives against giant snakes, been kidnapped for dark rituals, or watched numerous friends die in front of them. Voldemort’s crimes are numerous, but they’re distant and fantastical, like hearing about a serial killer on the news.

But they have had that one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you. They’ve complained to parents and authorities only to be ignored. They’ve sat through pointless classes and been silenced when they criticize. Umbridge is that teacher we all hated because she made our lives miserable and we were powerless to stop her. And as we grow out of school, there are still people in positions of power who act like her. The manager who denies your schedule requests and penalizes you for invented infractions. That customer who complains to corporate because their scam didn’t work, and the corporate decision to listen to their story. Cops performing illegal searches because they know you don’t have any proof.

Yes, torturing and killing numerous people is worse than terrorizing a handful of schoolchildren, but Voldemort is the bad guy in a fairy tale. Umbridge is personal.

*drops the mic*

Voldemort is the villain we never hope to face.

Umbridge is the villain we face every day.

thank you all-four-cheekbones some people on this website need to realise not everything is a matter of sexism or gender discrimination omg

I’m afraid I have to disagree. Firing Trelawney was one of the few just things Umbridge did while she was at Hogwarts, because Trelawney is an unbelievably horrible teacher. In both the movies and the books, Trelawney’s class is complete bullshit to the point where students pretty much openly declare that the only reason to take it is that it’s a free grade.

Much like Snape, Trelawney is at Hogwarts purely because Dumbledore offered her a sinecure in order to have an excuse to keep her at Hogwarts. But whereas Snape who is a viciously abusive bully but at least puts some effort into teaching Potions, Trelawney makes little to no effort to actually teach anything to students who take her classes, claiming that divination can’t be taught to those who don’t inherently possess the Sight… yet becoming enraged when students drop the class.

She even says it herself — she doesn’t think of Hogwarts as her job, she thinks of it as her home. That’s not an acceptable mindset from a teacher.

(Source: phoebebuffay, via utterlyenthralled)

sagwaaaaa:

korraisnottan:

zuky:

18mr:

I think it’s great that Julie Chen decided to be upfront about her eyelid surgery, and for calling it what it is: racism.Read about her revelation on The Talk.

Eighteen years ago, Julie Chen’s news director told her: "You will never be on this anchor desk, because you’re Chinese. Let’s face it Julie, how relatable are you to our community? How big of an Asian community do we really have in Dayton? … On top of that because of your heritage, because of your Asian eyes, I’ve noticed that when you’re on camera, when you’re interviewing someone you look disinterested and bored because your eyes are so heavy, they are so small.”
Her prospective agent told her: "I cannot represent you unless you get plastic surgery to make your eyes look bigger.”
During her TV appearance on Wednesday morning, host Sheryl Underwood said: "You made a choice that was good for you and you have represented your race, women and your colleagues.”
Sharon Osbourne added: "It was the right thing to do."
At least the white people on The Talk are perfectly up front about their racist views on what Chinese people need to do to make on TV, which is to get plastic surgery to more closely meet Eurocentric standards.

Mary: This is what racism does. The things people told her make me want to vomit.

My jaw dropped when someone up there said basically “you don’t know what giving in to the man is” or something like that. I was like, damn did you even listen to her story? And then the people around her had the audacity to nod along and agree that she didn’t look “expressive” before. That was just so fucked up.

sagwaaaaa:

korraisnottan:

zuky:

18mr:

I think it’s great that Julie Chen decided to be upfront about her eyelid surgery, and for calling it what it is: racism.

Read about her revelation on The Talk.

Eighteen years ago, Julie Chen’s news director told her: "You will never be on this anchor desk, because you’re Chinese. Let’s face it Julie, how relatable are you to our community? How big of an Asian community do we really have in Dayton? … On top of that because of your heritage, because of your Asian eyes, I’ve noticed that when you’re on camera, when you’re interviewing someone you look disinterested and bored because your eyes are so heavy, they are so small.”

Her prospective agent told her: "I cannot represent you unless you get plastic surgery to make your eyes look bigger.”

During her TV appearance on Wednesday morning, host Sheryl Underwood said: "You made a choice that was good for you and you have represented your race, women and your colleagues.”

Sharon Osbourne added: "It was the right thing to do."

At least the white people on The Talk are perfectly up front about their racist views on what Chinese people need to do to make on TV, which is to get plastic surgery to more closely meet Eurocentric standards.

Mary: This is what racism does. The things people told her make me want to vomit.

My jaw dropped when someone up there said basically “you don’t know what giving in to the man is” or something like that. I was like, damn did you even listen to her story? And then the people around her had the audacity to nod along and agree that she didn’t look “expressive” before. That was just so fucked up.

(via jemeryl)

anagrammaton:

autonomist-anarchism:

theroguefeminist:

stfutransmisogynisttransfolks:

daughterofprometheus:

thebiblemachine:

daughterofprometheus:

gaywitchesforabortions:

baeddelbot:

baeddelbot:

gaywitchesforabortions:

thebiblemachine:

i-wanna-i-wanna-i-wanna:

Kill all POC queer trans womyn

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My name is Winter, and I live in Texas. 19. Ftm”

Well well well, what do we have here. Another asshole man. GTFO.

Found him; https://www.facebook.com/kamehameQUADS

his name is Winter Puente, he goes to the University of Arlington in Texas. 

http://www.uta.edu/uta/contact-us.php

Im just going to leave this here.

Don’t bother, he no longer attends that institution.  

http://daughterofprometheus.tumblr.com/post/83523014658/i-dont-even-go-there-anymore-but-nice-way-to-be-an

You are a literal human turd, OP.

And if you think that describing the very sort of lethal violence that TWOC experience almost EXCLUSIVELY among trans people as a fucking JOKE is even remotely okay, you are a self-demonstrating example of why so many transfeminine people inherently distrust FAAB trans people in general and trans men in particular.

white trans men are trash

God fuck trans men. Fucking scumbags

white men lmfao

A Brief Study of the Female Power Fantasy

baeddelshinsgirl:

Tl;dr: Mary sue is sexist. Mary Sue accusations target women aggressively, men both weakly and inconsistently.

3 days ago - 19 -

On “Mary Sues”

While the term “Mary Sue” was coined as a conscious parody of a specific sort of badly written fanfiction protagonist — i.e., the “perfect in every way” self-insert fantasy — the term was quickly appropriated to refer to any female character in fanfiction or even in original canons who is more than mediocre. This is grossly misogynistic in light of the fact that heroic characters are inherently extraordinary, and even more so in light of the fact that male characters who actually satisfy the definition of a Mary Sue or “Canon Sue” generally escape negative labelling.

It’s painfully obvious that the term “Mary Sue”, as it is actually used, represents a tacit demand that female protagonists be wholly dependent on “teamwork and cooperation” to succeed; only a male protagonist is permitted to be the “solo lead”.

We can note that this fandom trend closely parallels Hollywood’s literal refusal to feature female superheroes except as supporting characters, even to the point of explicitly passing up top tier female superheroes like Wonder Woman to sink big bucks into guaranteed-to-flop second-raters like fucking Ant Man. Who is pretty much the most useless superhero in the history of ever, on top of being an abusive wife-beater in character. Ant Man’s only notable accomplishment was to resent his own teammates’ success so much that he created a fake supervillain robot specifically designed to beat them so that he could save the day … except he was utterly outmatched and outsmarted by his own fall guy, which went on to become Ultron. Yeah, as in the lead villain in the next Avengers movie. Nice going, Ant Man.

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty



   Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back the very first time she ever pitched, which was a minor league exhibition game against the major league New York Yankees.

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back the very first time she ever pitched, which was a minor league exhibition game against the major league New York Yankees.

(via jadelyn)

Oklahoma Will Charge Customers Who Install Their Own Solar Panels

c4ss:

Oklahoma residents who produce their own energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, the result of a new bill passed by the state legislature and expected to be signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin (R).

On Monday, S.B. 1456 passed the state House 83-5 after no debate. The measure creates a new class of customers: those who install distributed power generation systems like solar panels or small wind turbines on their property and sell the excess energy back to the grid. While those with systems already installed won’t be affected, the new class of customers will now be charged a monthly fee — a shift that happened quickly and caught many in the state off guard.

“We knew nothing about it and all of a sudden it’s attached to some other bill,” Ctaci Gary, owner of Sun City Oklahoma, told ThinkProgress. “It just appeared out of nowhere.” …

Okay, fact check time. This fee is inherently sensible and reasonable, and let me explain why. If you own a power generation system and sell the excess power back to the grid, you are actually putting a heavier load on the grid infrastructure than someone who buys power from the grid does.

A normal user’s utility bill basically covers two separate things that are lumped together: the cost of electricity, and the cost of grid infrastructure maintenance. Under the existing payment structure, a distributed generation user who is selling power to the utility instead of buying it is not contributing their fair share towards infrastructure maintenance. This fee corrects that injustice; the fee basically covers a reverse-user’s share of infrastructure maintenance, and keep in mind that the fee is very small compared to the amount of profit they’re making from power sales.

(via ananiujitha)

5 days ago - 20 -

ofthemilkyway:

Honestly it breaks my heart a little bit when I see cis women parsing out their feminism, discovering they lean radical, and then worrying what implications that will have on their trans friends and their friends who support trans people.

Like, no bby. Radical feminism doesn’t have to advocate for trans extermination. No no no no no. Please don’t do this. Please don’t listen to the people who lie to you. Trans women are necessary to radical feminism. You can be a radical feminist without adopting a hateful ideology against your fellow women.

On the contrary, it warms my heart to see women actually being aware of the history and impact of radical feminism instead of hiding their heads in the sand the way “non-TERF radical feminists” do. Because yes, the unpleasant reality is that trans extermination has been an inseparably “baked in” plank of radical feminism since its origin, making radical feminism even more inherently transphobic than it is racist. Which is to say, it’s always been explicitly transphobic, but merely implicitly racist.

In my experience, self-styled “non-TERF” radical feminists pretty much spend all their time attacking trans women and cis allies of trans women for daring to criticize radical feminist ideology. They’re basically the female equivalent of the “NOT ALL MEN” derailing MRAs.

lisaquestions:

nevver:

Free Speech

Alt text from xkcd:

I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.

lisaquestions:

nevver:

Free Speech

Alt text from xkcd:

I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.

lostintrafficlights:

wannissa:

THANK GOD THEY’RE LIFTING THE FERRY! PLEASE SAVE THEM. WE’RE HERE TO PRAY FOR YOU ALL. #PrayForSouthKorea 
Thanks to Samsung’s CEO Lee Kunhee for sending out a crane to lift up the ferry! 
crdt : @pjofbts 


Okay I just looked up some stuff and guys this might be bad since1. The crane can only lift up to 3000 tons. The ferry is 6825 tons. So they need more than one crane.2. There is a possibility that the survivors will die as if the ferry gets shaken during the lifting process water can get into air pockets. So the families of those that are missing are opposing this procedure.:(

The salvage crane doesn’t need to lift the entire weight of the ship unless it is lifting the ship all the way out of the water — it just needs to be powerful enough to turn the ship back over, since most of the weight is still offset by displacement. While there is a risk of disturbing air pockets as they right the ship, the unfortunate fact is that it’s nearly impossible for rescue divers to get inside with the ship upside down, and even more impossible to actually rescue anyone. At the very minimum, hooking up the crane ship will allow the ferry to be stabilized in place and minimize the risk of it sinking all the way.

lostintrafficlights:

wannissa:

THANK GOD THEY’RE LIFTING THE FERRY! PLEASE SAVE THEM. WE’RE HERE TO PRAY FOR YOU ALL.

Thanks to Samsung’s CEO Lee Kunhee for sending out a crane to lift up the ferry!

crdt :

Okay I just looked up some stuff and guys this might be bad since
1. The crane can only lift up to 3000 tons. The ferry is 6825 tons. So they need more than one crane.
2. There is a possibility that the survivors will die as if the ferry gets shaken during the lifting process water can get into air pockets. So the families of those that are missing are opposing this procedure.

:(

The salvage crane doesn’t need to lift the entire weight of the ship unless it is lifting the ship all the way out of the water — it just needs to be powerful enough to turn the ship back over, since most of the weight is still offset by displacement. While there is a risk of disturbing air pockets as they right the ship, the unfortunate fact is that it’s nearly impossible for rescue divers to get inside with the ship upside down, and even more impossible to actually rescue anyone. At the very minimum, hooking up the crane ship will allow the ferry to be stabilized in place and minimize the risk of it sinking all the way.