A girl in my creative writing class said this in response to a story we read about witnessing intimate partner violence and it really fucked with my head because I’ve never, ever, ever, thought of it that way. (via girl-hair)
if you’re a girl and you call everyone “bro” you need to stop because you sound unattractive and stupid
if you’re a person who thinks someone shouldn’t be allowed to use certain words because of their gender you need to stop because you sound unattractive and stupid
I always call people “bro”. And “dude”. A bitchy text post isn’t going to change that
if you think inside a box of bigotry, you need to stop, because you sound unattractive and stupid
John Cho (x)
The only Asians I remember seeing on mainstream TV when I was a kid were Sulu on Star Trek, nameless Asians loading trucks in the background or dying on MASH (which was all about funny lovable white US Americans waging war on Asians), and the “ancient Chinese secret” Calgon laundry detergent commercial.
Was the same when I was a kid. That moment of seeing George Takei not being overly-stereotyped when I was a kid was a powerful one. I think the only place I had really seen other Asians on the screen was finding the rare (because I was a kid in mountains, far from the rest of the community) movie that had Asians in it. Unfortunately, a lot of those were the “white guy learns martial arts, beats up Asians because ‘Merika” type movies. Which, of course was not TV. They were still the “Asian other” just as in MASH backdrops. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that Sulu always has a special place in my heart. Star Trek helped me get through some bad emotional spaces as a kid, and I think part of what made it welcoming was having POC, especially George Takei ( since I’m JA too, and the other Asian American actors who came later), represented on screen in positive and whole characters, with names instead of “Solider #1, Henchman #4, Ninja #18”.
(Proper) representation matters.
It makes me incandescently angry that the makers of the current trek movies don’t grasp that the incredible imagination and sense of potential that gave the original series its beauty and power had literally nothing whatsoever to do with alien starship battles.
Mae Jemison became the first black woman in space, and do you know why she joined NASA? Lt Uhura. Can you imagine, can you even BEGIN TO FATHOM how many scientists, doctors, teachers, artists, mechanics, diplomats, there might be out there in the world who were like John Cho, like Whoopi Goldberg, who turned on their tv one day and the tv said to them YOU CAN DO THIS, YOU MATTER.
Star Trek’s heart and power is that it painted a reality where people were going to go out into the universe with a sense of curiosity and unity, and where everyone was fundamentally equal. And it didn’t just tell you that, it showed you.
Definitely everything everyone said, I definitely felt less hated when I saw actors and role models I could relate to in the media. Does anyone remember that study done that indicated the only children who didn’t get their confidence damaged watching tv were white boys?(via slytherlin)
Lots of people are at different places in their health for different reasons. You don’t have to wait to be a certain level of healthy before you accept yourself the way you are today and choose to enjoy your body. Just sayin.
Me to boy: Wow, we got lucky! The last two, just for us!
Little Boy: I know! *Then he starts staring in awe at the Avengers*
Boy's Mom: Are you buying those for your little brother?"
Me: No, it's for me, for college.
Mom *looking at me weird*: But these bedsheets are for little boys. It's really not appropriate for a young woman, especially a college student.
Me: Wait, so it's "appropriate" for little boys to sleep on top of hot grown men in spandex, but it's weird when a college girl does it?
Me: Have a nice day, ma'am. And rock those Avengers bedsheets, little man!
the assassination of franz ferdinand was actually the most hilariously botched assassination attempt of all time though like i can’t even explain to you how badly it went i mean there were six guys and the first one chickened out and…