Hillary. 21. PoC. Cis. Pronouns she/her

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fallingivy:

It bothered me that there were no Squibs allowed in Hogwarts. Fine, I can get that Squibs would not be able to do any wand magic, and would not be able to fly a broomstick. They still apparently possess enough innate magic to see the school and other magically hidden locations. Out of the classes at Hogwarts that the kids take, a Squib could take and benefit from the following classes: History of Magic, Astronomy, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, Herbology, MUGGLE STUDIES, Potions (there will be little foolish wand-waving here), Arithmancy, Ancient Runes, and partially theoretical classes on Defense Against the Dark Arts and Charms.


That’s a long list of classes. And some of them are particularly upsetting to me because there’s stuff like History of Magic being left out- that’s their own history they’re being barred from learning. Since Squibs are often forced into the Muggle world, a Squib would make an ideal Muggle Studies teacher and would no doubt be able to teach a more realistic and informative class than someone going off of biased wizarding texts. Squib kids looking into living in the Muggle world would absolutely benefit from learning Muggle studies, especially if they’re from a mainly pureblood family who doesn’t venture out all too often.


And then there’s the rest of them! Arguably you could have a Squib gifted with prescience, and Divination is supposed to be a very accessible branch of magic. Squibs being excellent at taking care of magical plants and animals and making groundbreaking advancements, Squibs working in tandem with each other to breed different magical herbs for potions, Squib potion masters creating all sorts of amazing concoctions. Squibs working with muggleborns and using logic and science to advance magic theoretically, Squibs being huge pro-muggleborn/pro-muggle advocates, Squibs making star charts and Squibs going into the muggle world to use their healing potions in their jobs as nurses and doctors.

Squibs being so completely shut out of magical education was such a sore point for me in the books, especially viewing the treatment of our only prominent Squib- an angry, bitter, glorified janitor often at the mercy of brats with wands. I’m not justifying or endorsing his abusiveness at all, but this was an awful character to use to explore people without magic in a society that bases your worth on it. A lot of time Rowling seems to validate Wizarding prejudices more than she challenges them. While I really enjoy reading the headcanons about Hogwarts being very accessible to people with disabilities, I can’t bring myself to see that as the case with Squibs being treated as they are. 

shadowblinder:

stop condemning female characters for having the exact same traits that your favorite male characters have

ashtonspankme:

sam pepper made a video of him sexually assaulting women as a fucking prank (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0LtTFbin6c) and it’s absolutely disgusting. let’s signal boost this shit and make sure this dude feels the consequences for his scumbag actions

and-umar:

I hate hate hate it when women in video games make sexual noises when they get hit or die in suggestive positions

like women can’t even die in a way that doesn’t exist to turn men on

how dare you sexualise female pain

airedmania:

brownandwhat:

Vine - Sadia Arabia

Ooooooh the double standard…

WELP.

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Movie: Theirs was a forbidden love
Me: They are a white heterosexual couple who on earth is "forbidding" this
Movie: Their in-laws maybe

globalpoetics:

White American Brutally Assaults Korean Man in a Hate Crime

Shoreline, Washington, USA —

A Korean man, Jae Kang Lee, was beaten and dragged into busy Ballinger Way in Shoreline on October 26. Police said the only motivation for the attack appeared to be the victim’s race.

They arrested Dion Packard of Arlington and charged him with malicious harassment and assault. Eyewitnesses said the beating was unprovoked. Michael Alford was pumping gas when he noticed the attack at a bus stop just 30 feet away.

He said Packard slammed Lee’s head into the bus stop pole and then the man collapsed and Packard started kicking him. The eyewitness said, “It became very scary, very quickly. He said Packard grabbed his victim around the neck and pulled him into Ballinger Way.

Alford said, "It looked to me like he was going to actually throw him into the oncoming traffic." Alford ran out onto the street, waved his arms and said “stop, stop.” Two other bystanders joined him to stop the beating and that’s when the attacker started to protest. According to Alford, he said, "Why are you helping him? Don’t you know this man’s Japanese? Don’t you know what we did for them in Vietnam?"

via http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/man-attacked-bus-stop-because-race/nbgwc/

femfreq:

Yes please, explain to me again how this has nothing to do with sexism.

[TRIGGER WARNING for extreme misogyny, gendered slurs, sexual harassment, sexual violence, victim blaming, graphic rape and death threats]

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Time for some color

thisiseverydayracism:

I’m dating a white girl and today I went to her grandpa’s funeral with her family. Everyone in the audience was white and predominantly Swedish as well. I felt like a fish out of water. One of my girlfriend’s relatives came up to me and said, “it’s about time we have some color in this family.” I had no idea how to respond to this comment so I just smiled and didn’t say anything back. I still can’t tell if this is offensive or not… I’ve grown up in white neighborhoods so I’ve internalized and accepted many racist comments as normal. Now as I begin to study microaggressions and societal racism am I beginning to realize many things that have been said about me are blatantly racist and rude. Any input would be appreciated. 

"Venezuela is the 4th country to implement a ration card in the supermarkets. The other 3 countries are Haiti, Cuba and North Korea"

chocotaur:

kinggareth:

What is a ration card?. Is like a card that have your information (name, adress, etc) and every time you buy something in the supermarket the cashier slide it and that information is in the card so if next week you need to buy TOILET PAPER, DEODORANT, TOOTH PASTE, SUGAR, BREAD, MILK, EGGS AGAIN! you can’t!…. because this month YOU’RE ALREADY BOUGHT IT THIS MONTH!

You can only buy 2 or 3 of EACH! for month. So if you went to the bathroom tooo much this month and you have 2 more weeks left you need to find another way to clean yourself because YOU CAN’T BUY ANYMORE!.

PEOPLE WE NEED HELP. MY COUNTRY NEED HELP. 

WE ARE THE FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WITH MORE DEATHS EVERY YEAR.

WE ARE THE MOST INSECURE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

WE ARE THE COUNTRY IN LATIN AMERICA WITH THE HIGHEST INFLATION. 

OUR GOVERNMENT ARE FUCKING DICTATORS!. 

PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON THERE JUST BECAUSE WE’RE A FUCKING SMALL COUNTRY IN LATIN AMERICA. 

I DON’T SEE PEOPLE FREAKING OUT AND ASKING PETITIONS FOR THIS SHIT. 

"I DON’T SEE PEOPLE FREAKING OUT AND ASKING PETITIONS FOR THIS SHIT. "

This was making me sad today, but tumblr being an americentric website will do that to people. At the end I had to bitterly accept we’re not going to get the attention.

It doesn’t make our situation less real, it’s just a fact I had to come to terms with because beating myself over it just made me even sadder.