30th September, 2014

PSA

  • Things that exist:
    Bulgarian culture, Spanish culture, Canadian culture, Ukrainian culture, Swedish culture, Dutch culture, Basque culture, Austrian culture, French culture, Portuguese culture, Bosnian culture, Irish culture
  • Things that do not exist:
    "White culture"
  • Things that exist:
    Honduran culture, Indian culture, Japanese culture, Mongolian culture, Venezuelan culture, Moroccan culture, Egyptian culture, Iraqi culture, Cherokee culture, Jamaican culture, Korean culture, Bangladeshi culture, Shoshone culture
  • Things that do not exist:
    "PoC culture"

(via MIAOU)

30th September, 2014

antifeministmemes:

People who use a lack of education to justify subjecting poor people to poverty are fucking revolting. They’ve invented a system wherein poor people cannot obtain a quality education because they are poor and then they use that lack of education to justify their continued poverty. It’s self-sustaining, vile, oppressive, and a fundamental tenet of modern American conservativism.

(via Trumpet Mouth)

30th September, 2014


For the second time in a row, the 1st of the month is Polyshipping Day. A monthly 24-hour celebration of OT3+es and positive portrayals of polyamory in fandom. Give neglected polyships some love! Resolve love triangles “the right way”. Portray massive poly cuddle piles of people who all love each other. Platonic threesomes where all partners feel important and it’s not trashy male gaze MFF “the girls just wanna please their man” crap. Show non-mutual polyamory (A+B, B+C, but not A+C) in a healthy, non-adulterous light.

This is open to all fandoms, and to any degree and content rating you wish. Just keep it positive and healthy.

Consider the following ideas:

Create art or fics intended to be posted on the 1st.
Take short fic/sketch prompts by request throughout the day.
Imagesets are also cool
If you’re short on ideas, consider doing something inspired by the October Polyshipping Day Prompts List


Whatever it is, be sure to post your original content into the “Polyshipping Day” tag. From a few days after the event through the rest of the month, the blog will have the month’s Polyshipping Day content queued up for steady posting.

If you aren’t the sort who creates content, that’s not a problem! You could always show your love anyway:

Share headcanons, or participate in headcanon memes 
Subjecting your followers to mass reblogs of your favorite polyamorous ships
Specifically tailoring your queue to post only polyships for the entire day
For the second time in a row, the 1st of the month is Polyshipping Day. A monthly 24-hour celebration of OT3+es and positive portrayals of polyamory in fandom. Give neglected polyships some love! Resolve love triangles “the right way”. Portray massive poly cuddle piles of people who all love each other. Platonic threesomes where all partners feel important and it’s not trashy male gaze MFF “the girls just wanna please their man” crap. Show non-mutual polyamory (A+B, B+C, but not A+C) in a healthy, non-adulterous light.
This is open to all fandoms, and to any degree and content rating you wish. Just keep it positive and healthy.
Consider the following ideas:
  • Create art or fics intended to be posted on the 1st.
  • Take short fic/sketch prompts by request throughout the day.
  • Imagesets are also cool
  • If you’re short on ideas, consider doing something inspired by the October Polyshipping Day Prompts List
Whatever it is, be sure to post your original content into the “Polyshipping Day” tag. From a few days after the event through the rest of the month, the blog will have the month’s Polyshipping Day content queued up for steady posting.
If you aren’t the sort who creates content, that’s not a problem! You could always show your love anyway:
  • Share headcanons, or participate in headcanon memes 
  • Subjecting your followers to mass reblogs of your favorite polyamorous ships
  • Specifically tailoring your queue to post only polyships for the entire day

(via the kaiju foe he sought)

30th September, 2014

animatedamerican:

patrickat:

Censorship: The government says, “No, you cannot publish that.”

Not censorship: Your consumers say, “No, I find this problematic and I will not buy it.”

Yup.

Also not censorship: Your consumers say “All of you writers/artists need to stop doing the problematic thing if you want us to buy your product,” and encourage other consumers to say the same.

Also also not censorship: A fellow consumer of media says “Your arguments about how this is not problematic are wrong, and/or you are a jerk.”

(Arguably a form of censorship but not a violation of constitutional freedom of speech: the publisher / network / producer / website owner says “No, you cannot use my platform to say that.”)

And while I am pretty vehemently anti-censorship for a whole host of reasons, if you cite freedom of speech as a defense when called out for saying something repugnant, I will almost immediately take you a hell of a lot less seriously.

(via I doodled in my pants...)