The Square Root of Negative One
After several centuries of brutal anti-black racism and structural white privilege, apparently 50 years of meager civil rights progress was too unbearable for many “aggrieved” white people. Gutting the Voting Rights Act, weakening Affirmative Action and the proliferation of Stand Your Ground laws are each part of an unmistakable conservative effort to return all of America to a pre-civil rights, antebellum confederacy where “states rights,” judicial nullification and Jim Crow etiquette are the norm. Again.

berylliant:

When twelve year old girls write ill-conceived fanfic plots in which everyone is attracted to their “edgy”, mysterious, egocentric main character they call it trash but when Moffat does it they call it a script. Hmmm. Suspicious.

therandomactorg:

We hope you’ll take a moment or two to do something kind today for our planet in honor of Earth Day. 
Pick up some litter, volunteer a few hours at a local park or wildlife refuge, or plant a tree. It doesn’t matter how large or small, every act of kindness counts.
As Albert Einstein (a pretty smart fellow!) once said: “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  Understanding is the key to kindness. 
So get out there and do some good and, while you’re at it, don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers. You deserve a little kindness too.
 

therandomactorg:

We hope you’ll take a moment or two to do something kind today for our planet in honor of Earth Day.

Pick up some litter, volunteer a few hours at a local park or wildlife refuge, or plant a tree. It doesn’t matter how large or small, every act of kindness counts.

As Albert Einstein (a pretty smart fellow!) once said: “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  Understanding is the key to kindness.

So get out there and do some good and, while you’re at it, don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers. You deserve a little kindness too.

 

dirkbot:

If you notice me reblogging

  • a repost
  • stolen art
  • false information
  • etc.

please let me know, you’re not rude or annoying and I actually do give a fuck and I will correct my mistake, thank you

smaupin:

Dammit, Ollie, you’d better not be late because you are primping that beard. 

roboclaws:

let’s talk about the winter soldier.

let’s talk about posthumanism and body horror and the kind of thorough desensitisation that’s almost orwellian in its completeness. let’s talk about how the winter soldier has no concept of self or identity, how he clearly doesn’t think of himself as a person. let’s talk about him being desensitised not only to the violence he perpetuates, but also to the violence done to him. 

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alivechihiro:

things about capitalism people take for granted:

if you don’t prove your worth (and not to society at large, but specifically to the people who already have the money), you’ll literally fucking die. this is considered totally normal and not at all evidence that the system is evil

SE: I actually am not a big believer in self-esteem. Self-esteem is thinking highly of yourself, and there is new research that finds that thinking highly of yourself doesn’t necessarily make you happy or even make others like you more. I think what’s more doable and more useful is to cultivate self-compassion — in other words, be kind to yourself.

So for example, if you’re feeling the sting of rejection, you don’t need to buck yourself up with affirmations about how great you are. Instead, just talk to yourself the way you would your best friend — honor the fact that you’re going through something difficult, but [that] it actually doesn’t say anything so bad about you. We all get rejected sometimes, so if you can just look at it that way and then take yourself out for a nice dinner or a yoga class, I think that’s a better strategy. Just take care of yourself.

kgmps2:

the problem isn’t people getting hated for their gender/skin color/orientation/whatever

that makes it sound as though it’s an individual problem that can be fixed by everyone just being nice to each other

and it also makes it seem like it’s possible to “reverse” oppression and get misandry/cisphobia/reverse racism/heterophobia/etc. that’s just as bad as misogyny/transphobia/racism/homophobia/etc.

but the problem isn’t on an individual level

the problem is the institutions that have been set up on a societal level to benefit certain groups to the detriment of others

which is why reverse oppression isn’t a thing