white people complaining when a canonically white character appears poc is like Dudley Dursley complaining when he got 37 presents instead of 38
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present the new Peter Pan and Wendy of the new movie, currently being filmed, Pan (2015).
(due for release 17th of July, 1015)
*pauses mid-celebration bc of the backlash i know this little girl is going to get for obtaining this role*
u say that women who wear hijabs are oppressed yet u say nothing about nuns hmmm
the reason male comic book fans work themselves into a frenzied rage over “fake geek girls" is because they think they can’t get a girlfriend because of their love for comic books (a.k.a nerdiness). if they accept that geek girls genuinely love comic books, then they’re left with the cold harsh reality that it’s not their nerdiness that makes them unattractive to women, but the fact that they are misogynistic condescending dickbags who need to be avoided AT ALL COSTS
to be able
to consume comedic content
without being constantly braced for a “joke”
in which people like me are the punchline.
Imagine yourself as a musical actor, trying to make it on Broadway.
Imagine being super good at singing and dancing, but always being held back, always being in the chorus, a background singer, never a star.
Imagine being told your look isn’t right and you just aren’t pretty enough and even if you’re super talented, it’s just not enough.
Imagine having other girls ask you for lessons, having other girls copy you, other girls steal your fucking shit, your audition pieces, your signature moves, and then those other girls always getting the lead, Imagine being told time and time again that “these other girls just look better than you.”
Imagine being relegated to the very back, watching some other girl star, because she stole your shit and she doesn’t do it half as good as you, but basically her look is right and she’s what the audience expects.
Then imagine one day, a director comes around and looks at you and says, “yes, this is what I want, you are fantastic and beautiful and perfect for my role, let’s have you star in my next production.”
And just as you’re about to celebrate and jump up and down and praise the lord for once in your life suddenly it looks like you’re gonna get the recognition you need…
….that other girl, who stole your shit, the one who’s already starring in a billion other productions, the one who really needs to chill the fuck out, she comes up to the director and says, "well that’s not fair, what about MY representation? How can you judge based on looks alone?I feel so excluded!"
…and that’s how I feel every time a white girl jumps up on a WOC beauty appreciation thread harping on and on about how it’s just not fucking fair that she’s not included.
(ps: the ironic thing is, this has actually happened to countless WOC in theater too…)
Feminist Graffiti from the 1970s [x]I haven’t seen this in a while. It never gets old.
“Some people say what I do isn’t very liberating. I say it’s pretty liberating to get $20,000 for 10 minutes work.” — Dita Von Teese
I have been a cat owner my whole life and I literally never knew that tiger lilies and stargazers were also highly toxic to cats. Even drinking the water from the vase that lilies are in can kill the cat! I brought in a tiger lily from our yard today and just thought to look it up and found out (and of course removed the lily from our house as soon as I saw). How scary!
Other toxic flowers for cats:
- Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
- Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
- Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)
- Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
- Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)
- Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)
- English Ivy (Hedera helix)
- Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)
- Lilies (Lilium sp.)
- Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
- Oleander (Nerium oleander)
- Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
- Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
- Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
- Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
- Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)
- Yew (Taxus sp.)
Important info for cat friends!!!