fygirlcrush:

Men have written thousands of stories about how having a toxic relationship with their father has completely ruined their lives

but then make fun of girls for having “daddy issues”

ok.

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When you are an affluent-seeming white man and you ask for things that don’t belong to you, sometimes you’re not really asking. It’s sort like Bill Clinton asking Monica Lewinsky to have sex with him. There’s a context behind the asking.

When you ask a serviceperson for something that doesn’t belong to you, there is often a subtext of, “If I complain to your manager, you know your manager is going to listen to me. Just look at me, and look at you.”

And sometimes, of course, this is not the case at all, and you’re just being a garden-variety annoying customer. Or a bully.

If you seem to be “getting everything you want,” you should probably examine whether you’re getting it at someone’s expense, or whether you’re just constantly, in small ways, making the world worse.

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moniquill:

ifinddelightinthegruesomeandgrim:

moniquill:

eddievhfan1984:

moniquill:

eddievhfan1984:

moniquill:

eddievhfan1984:

geekzyllah:

moniquill:

asgardreid:

takashi0:

ifinddelightinthegruesomeandgrim:

this is literally both sides of any political argument

This is literally how the average tumblr user’s mindset works

One of these sides was pretty objectively right though.

Don’t you love it when a group of people violently repelling confirmed murderers from their community and the group of confirmed murderers (who expressly in the narrative came to steal resources) are portrayed as ‘equally bad and wrong’?

^^^

In fairness, if I recall the movie, it wasn’t a full-on invasion of the natives’ homeland… yet. At this point, the whole idea is to portray the mutual paranoia they both have, and how it throttles up the conflict. This is supposed to be in the early 17th century, when major European exploration was just spinning up, and full-blown conflict over the land had yet to develop (especially because the Native American population had just recently been decimated by a plague of apocalyptic proportions). The real-life Jamestown did have reputation for douchery that other settlements at the time didn’t, but again, in the story’s context, they’re both afraid and distrustful, and it nearly brings them into full-blown conflict. Unfortunately, the head honcho of Jamestown (I forget his name) doesn’t see the light, and nearly fucks things up permanently.

There’s a reason that Disney shouldn’t make cute musicals out of actual history.

That reason is that people confuse the fictionalized events as somehow real and/or valid for commentary.

Please read this: http://thehathorlegacy.com/dirty-redskin-devils/

I’m not saying that the film is a valid portrayal of reality. I’m just commenting on the film within its own context, is all.

But the film itself exists within the context of reality, where this conversation is taking place.

Well, it’s not the first time history’s been fudged for the sake of narrative. Shakespeare did the same thing, as I recall. I’m not calling the film accurate; I’m merely saying that in its way, the segment proves a point about relative evil and demonization of others.

You have entirely missed the point, then, and I’m really not sure how I can explain to you the ways in which this really impacts the lives of real people on multiple levels.

Need I remind anyone that these quotes take place during a synchronized song and dance number in an animated movie for children? The movie isn’t designed for historical accuracy. I advise you not to take it too seriously. There’s a taking tree in it for goodness’ sake.

And you’ve gone off the deep end.

Narratives. Are. Vastly. Important.

ESPECIALLY narratives that are presented to children, who lack the varied experience and critical thinking skills to dissect them and just accept them wholecloth.

It is literally not possible to take a movie aimed at children ‘too seriously’.

Because this is how children construct their reality.

Because this is how children are taught that in any conflict, both sides are bad and wrong, and that the fox news version of ‘fair and balanced’ is correct.

Because this is how children are taught that marginalized people who react violently to their marginalization are just as bad as the people oppressing them.

It is BECAUSE this story was turned into a song and dance movie with talking trees and cute animal companions for consumption by children that this is really fucking important.

It is because this movie is a piece of festering propaganda.

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janetmock:

Janet Mock on Beyoncé’s feminism.

We can be sexual, sexy and flawless while advocating and fighting and educating and uplifting and critiquing and challenging and giving and everything.

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Now “tribal trends” are totally “in.” You can walk into any store in the mall and see “Native” imagery everywhere. As a Native person, when I look at them, I can’t help but remember the not-so-distant past when my people weren’t allowed, by law, to wear these things. It’s such a constant reminder of the colonial power structures still in place. Back in the day, white people had the power to take away our culture, and now they have the power to wear it however they see fit. These are our images, our cultural symbols, yet we are completely powerless to have control over them.

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jessehimself:

lokicolouredglasses:

(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.

jessehimself:

lokicolouredglasses:

(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)

This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.

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goldcoastarthouse:

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youngblackandvegan:

accras:

queensphynxe:

She just stared for the longest time.

OMG…I love this. This is important.

v important! representation matters more than words can express
but this picture about sums it up :)

youngblackandvegan:

accras:

queensphynxe:

She just stared for the longest time.

OMG…I love this. This is important.

v important! representation matters more than words can express

but this picture about sums it up :)

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