David Mitchell on the apparent âsincerityâ of David Cameronâs position on gay marriage
THERE IS NO FONT BIG ENOUGH TO CONTAIN MYÂ YES, THIS
pinkwashing in a nutshell
Very much our leading party in a nutshell. A toxic rotting nutshell.
I actually know white,cis, able-bodied, neurotypical, middle class lesbians and gay men who support Cameron because heâs so liberal and pro-gay. See, homophobia is actually the only oppression that exists as far as theyâre concerned, because itâs the only one that affects them. And hey, heâs not homophobic so he must be a good guy! What do you mean, âableismâ?
David Cameron is at the top of my ever growing â people to vent into spaceâ list purely because A: heâs a virulent shit, and B: i want to see what kind of inbred flesh-spray comes out when his grotesquely shiny skin pops under the pressure of cold hard vaccuum.
remember that time Ian Duncan Smith equated destroying benefits for the disadvantaged and empoverished to getting rid of slavery in the 18th and 18th centuries? yeah, THAT.
- There is pizza in the fridge (if your Cerys was healthy that pizza would have been devoured like the delicious disk of nourishment that it is).
- Your Cerys has mentioned Double Chocolate Cheesecake in a facebook comment, but was too busy making gagging noises to look up a recipe (if your Cerys was healthy you would have delicious double chocolate cheesecake by now).
- She has been watching all 5.5 hours of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitting Workshop on repeat (if your Cerys was healthy she would have knitted you something by now)
- On that note: She has not spun, knitted or even thought about playing with yarn for more than three days. WARNING. Do not approach. DANGER. DANGER. (Knitting is the only thing that keeps your Cerys from killing people on a regular basis).
All that to say: I am ill, and I do not like it. However, today I am feeling well enough to maybe do some really fiddly Scandinavian colour-work mittens to take my mind off the fact that I feel like I just stuck my face in a rotating swift*.
* This is the knitters version of sticking your hand in a ceiling fan. Not recommended.
So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects them all because she dedicated to what is Pure and Good. She has genius level intellect, Olympic-athelete level athletic ability and incredible good looks. She is consumed by terrible angst, but this only makes guys want her more. She has no superhuman abilities, yet she is more competent than her superhuman friends and defeats superhumans with ease. She has unshakably loyal friends and allies, despite the fact she treats them pretty badly. They fear and respect her, and defer to her orders. Everyone is obsessed with her, even her enemies are attracted to her. She can plan ahead for anything and she’s generally right with any conclusion she makes. People who defy her are inevitably wrong.
God, what a Mary Sue.
I just described Batman.
Seriously, though, this is important.
“Yes, but that’s still a minority! If more women played video games, there would be more reason to have female protagonists!”
The niece of the great Mongol leader, Kubla Khan, Princess Khutulun was described by Marco Polo as the greatest warrior in Khan’s army. She told her uncle she would marry any man who could wrestle her and win. If they lost they had to give her 100 horses.
She died unmarried with 10,000 horses.
Being fit is being skinny you idiot, being athletic and flexible is a whole different thing, you don’t have to skinny to be athletic but you do have to be skinny to be fit
“Fitness." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 Dec. 2013. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitness>.
I don’t know what prompted you to send me the dumbest message I’ve received in at least 6 months, but nowhere in the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “fitness” do I find the word “skinny.” Even synonyms for the word “fitness” focus 100% on health attributes as opposed to size attributes. So I’m sorry if you have this deep seeded complex that refuses to allow you to accept that, from all standpoints of medicine, science, and flat out fact, fitness is irrelevant to body size. That really sucks for you that your brain is struggling to let you come to terms with that. However, it is also 100% not my problem.
tl;dr: Blow it out your ass.
I think my favorite part about people (wrongly) complaining about Peggy Carter being historically inaccurate is that they rarely seem to have similar concerns about Steve getting an injection that magically made him buff and then being buried in ice for 70 years with no ill effects.
But a woman in power, no, that strains credibility.
Tags: tw: ableism
disabled princesses and disabled superheroes are so important where the fuck are they
I think we can agree that Toph is anything but disabled.
no, Toph is disabled, being disabled is not a bad thing why are people so adamant that she isn;t disabled what the fuck is this
I was saying she isn’t disabled because it really does not cause a hinderance.
and yet she is seen as weak by her family and many others for being blind and is restricted because of it, hence being disabled
like disabled people can go out and be awesome and kick ass god we don’t just suddenly stop being disabled when we do things
Toph is disabled and I am not letting you take away one of the few god damn fictional characters that represent disabled people in fiction let alone one of the few characters I can relate to as a disabled person.
I know a blind person who plays all kinds of sports and a person with asperger syndrome who both run in marathons. I have a wheelchair using friend who went overseas to represent our country in wheelchair basketball.
I have Cerebral Palsy and trust me when I tell you I achieved things doctors thought I wouldn’t.
These include things such as drawing. The fact of the matter is I struggle writing at a decent pace and I still managed to teach myself how to write in Japanese and have straight As in the subject in high school which included writing in it in exams.
Let’s talk about how Toph’s disability and how it’s shown in the show:
- She can not see when she is on sand, the grains are too small for her to use her method of “seeing” (which is through tiny vibrations through the earth)
- She can’t see when in water. Hence the kissing of Suki thinking it was Sokka.
- She can’t read.
- She can’t put a poster the right way up because she literally can’t see which is the right way up.
You know it hinders her in some ways but not in others. Did you know that disabled people actually adjust to their conditions because they live with it all the time and learn to deal with it. Which is exactly what Toph did. She learned another way of seeing. She learned how to fight. She learned how to turn her weakness into a strength and there is no way in hell I’m letting you take that away for me.
Please get rid of your ablest notion that if a disabled person achieves or adjusts to their disability that they have somehow “overcome” their disability and are no longer disabled any more. That is so disgusting and wrong.
Hufflepuff house is haunted by the Fat Friar, who was executed because senior churchmen grew suspicious of his ability to cure the pox merely by poking peasants with a stick, and his ill-advised habit of pulling rabbits out of the communion cup.
Pottermore (via fuckyeahhufflepuff)
This is pretty much exactly what I would end up getting executed for. Except instead of “rabbits” it should read “twizzlers”.
– – – VANdalous turned 5 today!
Happy birthday little tumblr.
I feel old now.Tags: tumblr birthday, tumblr milestone