1st October, 2014

“Stories are retold, by everyone, again and again; in this, Disney has not broken any sacred ground. The problem is that Disney appropriates and reinterprets stories and legends with significant meaning and importance to specific cultures without acknowledging what they are doing. This habit of appropriating cultural icons is not limited to English language stories; for example, the Chinese have expressed dismay over Disney’s appropriation and remodeling of one of China’s most beloved legends in Mulan (Dong 2010). Disney’s versions are often the first and sometimes the only versions children see and hear. And because the sociocultural values are consistent from film to film, the cumulative effect is considerable”

English With an Accent by Rosina Lippi-Green (via aspieabby)

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30th September, 2014

I’ve had about enough of “my fellow white people” posts speaking for communities they are not part of today. Broadcast their message, don’t speak for them. 

30th September, 2014

newsweek:

Alex Potter lived in Lebanon for two years and witnessed the slow decline of security and the resilience of the locals, particularly in the northern city of Tripoli.
Lebanon is sandwiched between active battlegrounds and surrounded by looming threats from militants allegedly backed by Iran, the spillover of war and social upheaval from neighboring Syria, and now the threat from the encroaching presence of the Islamist militants known as ISIS, and many would like to see the country fall. 
All-out war in Lebanon, either as a proxy conflict or the result of invading forces, has been avoided thus far, but very real enemies are waiting.
Get the story and see more pictures at Newsweek.com
newsweek:

Alex Potter lived in Lebanon for two years and witnessed the slow decline of security and the resilience of the locals, particularly in the northern city of Tripoli.
Lebanon is sandwiched between active battlegrounds and surrounded by looming threats from militants allegedly backed by Iran, the spillover of war and social upheaval from neighboring Syria, and now the threat from the encroaching presence of the Islamist militants known as ISIS, and many would like to see the country fall. 
All-out war in Lebanon, either as a proxy conflict or the result of invading forces, has been avoided thus far, but very real enemies are waiting.
Get the story and see more pictures at Newsweek.com
newsweek:

Alex Potter lived in Lebanon for two years and witnessed the slow decline of security and the resilience of the locals, particularly in the northern city of Tripoli.
Lebanon is sandwiched between active battlegrounds and surrounded by looming threats from militants allegedly backed by Iran, the spillover of war and social upheaval from neighboring Syria, and now the threat from the encroaching presence of the Islamist militants known as ISIS, and many would like to see the country fall. 
All-out war in Lebanon, either as a proxy conflict or the result of invading forces, has been avoided thus far, but very real enemies are waiting.
Get the story and see more pictures at Newsweek.com
newsweek:

Alex Potter lived in Lebanon for two years and witnessed the slow decline of security and the resilience of the locals, particularly in the northern city of Tripoli.
Lebanon is sandwiched between active battlegrounds and surrounded by looming threats from militants allegedly backed by Iran, the spillover of war and social upheaval from neighboring Syria, and now the threat from the encroaching presence of the Islamist militants known as ISIS, and many would like to see the country fall. 
All-out war in Lebanon, either as a proxy conflict or the result of invading forces, has been avoided thus far, but very real enemies are waiting.
Get the story and see more pictures at Newsweek.com
newsweek:

Alex Potter lived in Lebanon for two years and witnessed the slow decline of security and the resilience of the locals, particularly in the northern city of Tripoli.
Lebanon is sandwiched between active battlegrounds and surrounded by looming threats from militants allegedly backed by Iran, the spillover of war and social upheaval from neighboring Syria, and now the threat from the encroaching presence of the Islamist militants known as ISIS, and many would like to see the country fall. 
All-out war in Lebanon, either as a proxy conflict or the result of invading forces, has been avoided thus far, but very real enemies are waiting.
Get the story and see more pictures at Newsweek.com
newsweek:

Alex Potter lived in Lebanon for two years and witnessed the slow decline of security and the resilience of the locals, particularly in the northern city of Tripoli.
Lebanon is sandwiched between active battlegrounds and surrounded by looming threats from militants allegedly backed by Iran, the spillover of war and social upheaval from neighboring Syria, and now the threat from the encroaching presence of the Islamist militants known as ISIS, and many would like to see the country fall. 
All-out war in Lebanon, either as a proxy conflict or the result of invading forces, has been avoided thus far, but very real enemies are waiting.
Get the story and see more pictures at Newsweek.com

newsweek:

Alex Potter lived in Lebanon for two years and witnessed the slow decline of security and the resilience of the locals, particularly in the northern city of Tripoli.

Lebanon is sandwiched between active battlegrounds and surrounded by looming threats from militants allegedly backed by Iran, the spillover of war and social upheaval from neighboring Syria, and now the threat from the encroaching presence of the Islamist militants known as ISIS, and many would like to see the country fall. 

All-out war in Lebanon, either as a proxy conflict or the result of invading forces, has been avoided thus far, but very real enemies are waiting.

Get the story and see more pictures at Newsweek.com

(via Newsweek)

30th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

:( pls answer my ask, its time sensitive

I have a lot of anonymous asks.

30th September, 2014

apersnicketylemon:

Why do racists dress as racists for Halloween every year, I thought the point was to dress up as something you’re NOT?

They are like vampires. Allowed to show there true face but one night a year.

(via Life gives lemons here)

30th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

Is Halloween part of white culture? Because "give me things or I punish you" seems like something white people would teach kids.

30th September, 2014

flightlessbirdofnow:

culturalappropriationon:

xxjawsaaaxx:

I am so glad we don’t celebrate Halloween here in Australia. For two reasons.

1) I don’t have to actually buy a costume.

2) I won’t have SJW’s in my ear about being racist for wearing a fucking costume.

But you miss out on free candy.

It is sad.

And the awesome Halloween movies…

And terrible Halloween movies that show every years.

(via introspection fail)

29th September, 2014

blackjackgabbiani asks:

That "tattoo" on the foot doesn't even look like a tattoo. It looks like it was patterned with coffee grounds. Do we know it's real?

No, but I am desperate for things on the OM tag.

29th September, 2014

cosmopolitanchick:

dirkpee:

fytattoossucks:

whyisyourtattooupsidedown:

almondjelli:

moondragoon:

fuckyeahtattoos:

stippled OM foot tattoo
By Oliver Kenton
San Francisco CA
www.olivetattoos.tumblr.com

NO NO NO THAT IS SO DISGUSTING AND DISRESPECTFUL TO THE CULTURE OH MY GOD IM GOING TO SCREAM
whyisyourtattooupsidedown almondjelli
DID THEY SERIOUSLY JUST GET THE MOST SACRED SYLLABLE EVER TATTOOED ON THE BOTTOM OF THEIR FILTHY FUCKING FOOT? Jesus fucking Christ that is the most rude thing I have ever seen tattoo wise. For people who don’t know: The feet were generally to be avoided because they walked on the dirty ground all day since people went barefoot even outside. The top of the foot would have been okay to get tattooed since is specifically touched by others out of utmost respect and humbleness. The bottom of the foot is however, greatly avoided out of respect for others. When standing on something, it connotes the claiming of power or conquering, to make the thing stood on act as an object that has been vanquished. For example, one should never touch books with their feet, out of respect for knowledge, as it is never fully conquered. So putting an extremely sacred symbol for a sacred sound on the bottom of your foot is the most disrespectful thing you could do to the culture.

That’s really nice dotwork too it’s a shame they didn’t read more into the symbol they chose to put on their body forever (although because its on the foot it probably won’t last long but still)

holy fucking shit what an asshole

cosmopolitanchick
This is actually disrespectful because in the culture, you’re not supposed to touch stuff like books etc with your feet because they represent god. If you touch someone with your feet, you generally touch them with your fingertips and then put your fingertips to your eyes as an apology. But to put such an important symbol at the bottom of your foot is actually really disgusting, especially since there’s a taboo against touching certain things with your foot. If they put the symbol on their arm or hand or back for example, it would be completely fine. But the person obviously didn’t do their research and got a tattoo on the bottom of their foot, which is really stupid anyway, since it’s practically invisible.

cosmopolitanchick:

dirkpee:

fytattoossucks:

whyisyourtattooupsidedown:

almondjelli:

moondragoon:

fuckyeahtattoos:

stippled OM foot tattoo

By Oliver Kenton

San Francisco CA

www.olivetattoos.tumblr.com

NO NO NO THAT IS SO DISGUSTING AND DISRESPECTFUL TO THE CULTURE OH MY GOD IM GOING TO SCREAM
whyisyourtattooupsidedown almondjelli

DID THEY SERIOUSLY JUST GET THE MOST SACRED SYLLABLE EVER TATTOOED ON THE BOTTOM OF THEIR FILTHY FUCKING FOOT? Jesus fucking Christ that is the most rude thing I have ever seen tattoo wise. For people who don’t know: The feet were generally to be avoided because they walked on the dirty ground all day since people went barefoot even outside. The top of the foot would have been okay to get tattooed since is specifically touched by others out of utmost respect and humbleness. The bottom of the foot is however, greatly avoided out of respect for others. When standing on something, it connotes the claiming of power or conquering, to make the thing stood on act as an object that has been vanquished. For example, one should never touch books with their feet, out of respect for knowledge, as it is never fully conquered. So putting an extremely sacred symbol for a sacred sound on the bottom of your foot is the most disrespectful thing you could do to the culture.

That’s really nice dotwork too it’s a shame they didn’t read more into the symbol they chose to put on their body forever (although because its on the foot it probably won’t last long but still)

holy fucking shit what an asshole

cosmopolitanchick

This is actually disrespectful because in the culture, you’re not supposed to touch stuff like books etc with your feet because they represent god. If you touch someone with your feet, you generally touch them with your fingertips and then put your fingertips to your eyes as an apology. But to put such an important symbol at the bottom of your foot is actually really disgusting, especially since there’s a taboo against touching certain things with your foot. If they put the symbol on their arm or hand or back for example, it would be completely fine. But the person obviously didn’t do their research and got a tattoo on the bottom of their foot, which is really stupid anyway, since it’s practically invisible.

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29th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

Here in Canada, French as a second language is mandatory in elementary and early highschool. It's not cultural appropriation to learn a language that over 20% of your country speaks. I wish that more people could see this. I want to be able to talk to people who don't speak English, and I am learning a bit of Korean and Japanese as a hobby.

28th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

anon, triggers cannot be "on point". You clearly don't understand the meaning of it on point, so please don't say that unless you are black, as it's appropriation of AAVE.

feministroosterteeth:

I’m pretty sure they meant my tagging for it, not triggers themselves, but yeah.

The whole ‘on point’ thing confuses me - does it mean something else in AAVE than it does in the UK? In the UK it literally means ‘your point is correct’, and is widely used in the UK. Is it the same meaning, and is it still appropriating AAVE even though it’s (AAVE) not used in the UK? Sorry for the confusion.

I’m not sure where this started but it is wrong.

While some words and phases meaning something different in AAVE, on point is just general English slang for correct or clever (how it is used in AAVE),

Before sending asks check out the AAVE tag. On point exists outside it too though.

(via Feminist Roosterteeth)

28th September, 2014

idopaint-themgreen:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:


Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.
Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole. ‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.


holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses
they are my heroes
YOU GO GIRLS

"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"
that is amazing

idopaint-themgreen:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:

Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.

Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.

As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.

The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.

‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.

But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.

‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.

Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.

holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses

they are my heroes

YOU GO GIRLS

"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"

that is amazing

(via Some are More Equal than Others)