official verdict on the hunger games is that i can totes m’goats write better-developed characters than either suzanne collins or gary ross, sorry, not sorry
Anonymous asked: If you don't mind my asking, why don't you like Jennifer Lawrence? Just curious.
this post does a pretty good job of summing it up. highlights include calling bisexuality “a lesbian phase”, slutshaming, fatphobia, cultural appropriation, and transphobia. considering how all of my major characters are bi/pan, ace, outside the gender binary, identifying as queer in other ways, and/or PoC, (and this goes for most of the minor characters as well) you can hopefully see where i’m coming from when i say i wouldn’t cast her in Mud if you pointed a gun at my head.
it’s really funny because the careers are supposed to have been training since forever and yet all the girls have like zero muscle tone
good job hollywood
i’m watching the hunger games right now
Nelson Mandela on the US invasion of Iraq
This is the Mandela that I mourn not the white-washed, sanitized version of a revolutionary figure that aligned with Communists, was part of a group branded as terrorists by Reagan, who continued to voice his opposition to Israel’s apartheid regime and illegal occupation of the West Bank and used armed resistance to fight apartheid in South Africa.
The way white people are exalting him across the political spectrum globally based on his national reconciliation work in South Africa post-apartheid (which did have major pitfalls for non-whites in particular) and erasing his revolutionary past and fight for equality across the globe shows just how ignorant of history they are and how incredibly myopic they are too.
White people are doing to Mandela what they’ve already done to Martin Luther King, Jr., and it makes me sick. If I see one more racist white liberal lionizing Mandela in a way that erases his revolutionary past so their facebook status about his death can serve as their “feel-good” justification of the day for their “liberalism,” I’m going to be sick. And don’t even get me started on the white American conservatives who are now lauding him even as Reagan demonized the ANC and Dick Cheney voted against a resolution that would have urged the South African apartheid government to remove Mandela from prison.
Don’t sanitize Mandela for your white comfort. He’s a hero in many regards, but maybe not for the reasons you might think based on the whitewashing he’s receiving in the media to hollow him out and make him into a puppet figure for racist white liberals and conservatives alike, just like MLK.
i am literally using my knee as a mousepad rn
and it’s working
walk down to kitchenette to refill water bottles
two dudebros from my floor are in front of tanner’s (our RA) door, one on his hands and knees trying to push something under the door, the other standing, looking amused
dude not on his knees looks around, sees me, says “we’re not being bad, i promise”
dude on his knees turns to me. “we’re giving him art!”
A library is not just about books: it’s also a place for the vulnerable by Angela Clarke (via librariesbuildcommunity)
Bullshit and fuck you, race war was not averted, white people waged all-out race war against Black people in Africa for centuries using every manner of weaponry and technology and violence and cruelty at their disposal, from the first Boers and Brits of the Dutch East India Company to Dr. Livingstone and Henry Stanley, from King Leopold to the white supremacist National Party of apartheid fame who admitted that they were working in laboratories on biological weapons which would only kill Black people.
It’s a race war, waged by white people, every day that the world is shaped the way it is under white supremacism. White people only call it a “race war” if Black people fight back to defend themselves. Therefore, in the distorted white lens, the greatest thing Mandela did is persuade Black people not to fight back too hard, that’s what white people are celebrating about him, practically sighing with relief, whew they didn’t form death squads and kill us all. They completely twist the point of his life and legacy.
Truth and Reconciliation doesn’t mean, now we’re okay with whiteness after all. It means, Black people and people of color are on the move, handling what’s happened and what’s happening, but moving on and leaving whiteness in the rear view mirror because there are bigger mountains to climb.