29 Jul 2014 21:53 | 141,361 notes | Reblog
"You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in."

Eliezer Yudkowsky 

Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry. 

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PERFECTION.

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25 Jul 2014 20:44 | 90,506 notes | Reblog

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

25 Jul 2014 20:19 | 172,519 notes | Reblog

pervocracy:

cleolinda:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

I’m in on this feud and I have chosen my side.

MARA WILSON, YOU HAVE MY SWORD.

25 Jul 2014 15:13 | 59,133 notes | Reblog

joshpeck:

do you ever just realize that you’re not a good person

Every damn day.

25 Jul 2014 14:56 | 32,226 notes | Reblog

luaren:

Honestly can’t wait for the 50 shades movie to normalize the manipulation of lower-level female employees. Can’t wait for the new wave of “consent is sexy” banners on the cover of cosmo. Can’t wait for teen girls to think that a controlling relationship is romantic. Can’t wait for sexualized violence to become increasingly mainstream. And most of all, I can’t wait for BDSM to be labeled a feminist revolution.

25 Jul 2014 14:48 | 288,668 notes | Reblog

theycallmethemoose:

batmanisagatewaydrug:

stammsternenstaub:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

asterion22:

prettylittletmi:

Daniel Radcliffe Brushes Off ‘Fifty Shades’ Snub (x)

I appreciate the very real disgust on his face in the second gif. 

i bet rob pattinson just rang him up and screamed don’t do it in the phone

I bet this phonecall happened at 2am with no greeting and Dan knew exactly who it was and why.

I bet Robert Pattinson has made it his mission in life to prevent people from taking shitty roles that will haunt them forever and everyone in Hollywood knows it and now he’s like the Acting Avenger

the Acting Avenger

25 Jul 2014 14:47 | 138,175 notes | Reblog

latenightalaska:

jhameia:

whiny-sugar-glider:

creepylurker:

they want to go fishing but ICE

bald eagles look grumpy on their best days but this is grumpy waddling and it is amazing

he walks over to the others in the last gif like “man this lake fucking sucks”

25 Jul 2014 14:42 | 271 notes | Reblog

Reblog if you’d pay to see a movie about the Suffragettes.

corpsereviver2:

minim-calibre:

mid0nz:

I need to know for reasons. Thanks!

Actual non-matinee money, even.

I find myself reaching for my wallet even now.

25 Jul 2014 14:29 | 49 notes | Reblog
astraltwelve:

The Zodiac Signs as Pokémon Trainers: ARIES
Hit ‘em hard, hit ‘em fast. That’s the Aries way. Aries Trainers love Pokémon that attack first. They usually choose Attack moves rather than Status effect moves. Not an awful lot of time is spent researching the games or Pokémon, but they always fall in love with their team. They have a special love for Pokémon of the Fire Type. 

astraltwelve:

The Zodiac Signs as Pokémon Trainers: ARIES

Hit ‘em hard, hit ‘em fast. That’s the Aries way. Aries Trainers love Pokémon that attack first. They usually choose Attack moves rather than Status effect moves. Not an awful lot of time is spent researching the games or Pokémon, but they always fall in love with their team. They have a special love for Pokémon of the Fire Type. 

25 Jul 2014 14:27 | 8,139 notes | Reblog

In Light Of The New 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

fuckyeahsexeducation:

fuckyeahsexpositivity:

E.L. James knows as much about BDSM as she would have found in a five minute Google search, which is to say that she knows precisely jack shit.

50 Shades of Grey does not depict a realistic kinky relationship, nor does it depict a healthy relationship of either the kinky or vanilla variety.

It is a Twilight fanfic, and has all the elements of Edward and Bella’s abusive relationship with kink added for extra flavor. Just as Edward and Bella are not a healthy or realistic couple, neither are Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

Christian Grey is an abuser who manipulates a young woman with zero knowledge of BDSM into a relationship with him. He knows she is ignorant of what a healthy BDSM relationship looks like, and uses this to:

  • ignore and override her attempts at negotiation,
  • play without a safeword (since she doesn’t know that they exist),
  • create a false dichotomy of “either we’re kinky my way or we just don’t have sex at all,”
  • threaten and stalk her,
  • rape her,
  • prevent her from discussing her relationship with anyone other than him,
  • and control aspects of her personal life, including what car she drives, what medications she takes, and how she spends her free time.

This is not BDSM. This is not sexy. This is abuse.

Using 50 Shades as your basis for how a kinky relationship works (for critical or practical purposes) is like treating Titanic: The Legend Goes On as a historical documentary. Don’t do it.

—BB

I was hoping that we’d be over the 50 shades frenzy but I’m sure the new movie will make it crop up again, so here’s a reminder that it does not depict a health relationship or a BDSM relationship.

24 Jul 2014 20:57 | 22,577 notes | Reblog

sheonlysmilesilaugh:

literarysins:

In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.

Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible. 

But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience. 

I would argue that it’s an abusive BDSM experience. The BDSM community would be doing itself and its members a disservice to deny the possibility for abuse to exist within it. It is BDSM. It is also abusive. That doesn’t mean it is representative of BDSM.

24 Jul 2014 20:56 | 2,113 notes | Reblog
elentori:

Kintsukuroi"To repair with gold"; the art of repeating pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

elentori:

Kintsukuroi
"To repair with gold"; the art of repeating pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

24 Jul 2014 20:55 | 140,265 notes | Reblog

nivalingreenhow:

when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires