Mija can still be a little too enthusiastic when it comes to making frans
im reblogging this to make you angry
oh look at this i think it needs more notes
June 27, 2014
New York, New York
Is it bad that this made me cry?
this just confirms that I am Tyler Joseph
Since when I look around at the groups of friends around me, they more or less bunch off according to race. (Whites, asians, jocks (I know this is not a race), mainly). It just seems easier to make everyone white, why is that a bad thing? (2/2)
These will tell you why it is a problem that white people are the default and why representation is important:
- Children and the Myth of “Colorblind” Youth
- From Nichelle Nichols to Whoopi Goldberg to Lupita Nyong’o
- Representation in Hollywood
- You Can’t Do That! Stories Have to Be About White People!
- Representation Matters
- Why Representation Matters in Children’s Books and Media
- Whitewashing Book Covers
- Visibility Matters: Why POC in Books Must Be “Described” as POC
- Do Not Be Afraid to Write POC/Female/LGBT+ Characters
- This is a Jar Full of Major Characters
- Imagine Being a Kid in School
- You Guys Know About Vampires?
- Study Examines Television, Diversity, and Self-esteem
- Why Diversity in Roleplays is Important
Reasons why I have never and will never turn on anon, #5,409.
Anyhow these are all great resources on race and representation, and why it’s very, very important (if it wasn’t already obvious from the anon ask).
tbh I don’t see the fuss about having waiters/waitresses not being happy and enthusiastic like I came here to eat I didn’t come here to be amused by employees as long as I’m getting my food and they’re not being blatantly rude I don’t see why y’all need to go on yelp to rank a restaurant 0/5 and have an outburst on why your waitress didn’t smile at you when she poured you water
this is pretty fucking important
how to tell if someone is really bisexual:
- if a true bisexual utters their name backwards, it will send them back to their home dimension for a minimum of 90 days.
- fire type bisexuals will always be able to learn the move solarbeam, unless they are flareon.
- biologically, bisexuals are incapable of going down stairs.
- some bisexuals are unable to cast a shadow, though this is currently up for debate
it’s 2014 can we please kill the fucking “it’s not my fault that MALE WRITERS WRITE MORE INTERESTING MEN THAN WOMEN so i’ve never been invested in a female character in my ENTIRE FANNISH LIFE” argument already
it’s not that this doesn’t have a kernel of truth to it but do the people who make these posts really not realize what a fucking slap in the face this is to women writers, whose work they’ve apparently just blatantly discarded to make this generalization, or to male writers who do indeed write interesting women who then continue to be ignored in favor of male characters in those selfsame canons
do they really not realize that fans don’t have any obligation to be passive consumers and can in fact seek out and promote those works by women or works that feature women in interesting and prominent ways, and that this by no means absolves writers of their own sexist tendencies, but that creators of entertainment respond to demand like any other industry and there is absolutely no reason for them to stop creating sexist content when fans ignore works that make a concerted effort to be different, and lap up trash under the assumption that there’s nothing else out there and they have “no choice” but to flock to the garbage
do they not realize that individual fans are not magical unicorn arbiters of discernment and taste who somehow exist separately from sexist social trends and are under no obligation to interrogate the ways in which their own individual preferences are influenced by sexism in aggregate
fans are completely capable of “demanding” better-written female characters from media producers while actually bolstering that “demand” and giving it teethby seeking out and supporting work by female writers or which contains dynamic and interesting female characters. the latter is a logical response a consumer can take to entrenched sexist tendencies in popular entertainment writing and the fact that so many fans voice vague agreement for anti-sexist values without acting on them in any way whatsoever or reflecting on how their own consumer habits erode them in aggregate is yes, an object of fucking concern.
and if you sincerely believe that no such works exist at all, not one single solitary work,and not that, say, what few there are have been the subject of marketing as well as consumer discrimination (the latter of which you’re actually in a position to do something about! wow!) i’m. pretty sure that says more about your own priorities in media than what the industries in question are actually like
guns for hands // twenty one pilots at Big Gig in Denver by me
ᴛʜᴇ 100 ᴄʜᴀʀᴀᴄᴛᴇʀ ᴘᴏʀᴛʀᴀɪᴛs: Wells Jaha
"When I found out they were sending prisoners to the ground, I got myself arrested.
I came for you.”
SHAKESPEARE WROTE THAT ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE.
HIS THEATER WAS CALLED THE GLOBE.
NOT ONLY WAS THAT LINE PHILOSOPHICAL AND DEEP,
BUT IT WAS ALSO A FUCKING PUN.
GET THEE… TO A PUNNERY.