"There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does. " -John Green, The Fault in Our Stars#sociological imagination (personal <->political) -> also: #the sociological imagination #racism #feminism #gender studies #poems #poetry #quotes #veganism #animal rights #general bigotry #rape related(always tagged for tw) #rape culture #assimilation #TV #movies #books #funny #beautiful #confessions #thoughts #personal #music #animals #gifs #LGBT #lgbtq #social justice #body love #representation
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More on the perverse decision by the Massachusetts High Court that taking furtive ‘Upskirt’ pictures of women was not illegal. Apparently this caused such a huge collective 'WTF' from media and voters that local legislators had to scramble madly the following day to pass a law against such behavior .. (story here)
shout out to girls who will drop trou and pop a squat behind a bush whenever or wherever they need to piss like fuck the police
I don’t get why that’s illegal either but yeah… I’m happy to do it if I need to but I don’t enjoy it like, nobody wants to pee all overthemselves and it’s always a distinct possibility
Key tip: Lean against something and put your legs outwards. Seriously this is how you pee with a vagina in the outdoors, find shadowy trees.
…God, this is such a weird post.
Fictional story, but always a white male president of the USA, because some things are just far too scandalous for our sensibilities.
I wish there was a tube that went from the outside world to my bed so I could breathe in the smell of the outdoors without it getting cold.
Hi, first of all I love this tumblr, it is such a useful and interesting gathering of information to broadcast the opinions on the rights and wrongs of Steven Moffat, which most I do agree with. So I am an aspiring author and I…
Just want to add to this that if you really want to say fuck off to gender roles (and their inherent sexism) you should keep switching the gender of your characters as you write. If you do this you’ll find that things that seemed normal for a male character feel strange when you switch them to female and vice versa. This will prevent you from writing characters defined by their genders and also keep you clear of a lot of cliches/tropes. The same goes for race, sexuality etc. We depend on a lot of unconscious stereotypes and this prevents us from being as original/innovative as we could be. Once you’re done writing you can solidify these characteristics so that they’re aspects of the characters but not defining the characters.
The other side of this though, is that you may have story lines which include instances of sexism/racism etc. affecting people’s lives (as it does many) which I also encourage because it’s another way of putting those stereotypes of gender/race under attack.
It would also be nice to see more stories where egalitarianism is represented. Not to ignore history or erase injustices but to inspire people, and show by contrast, that there is something we need to do to get there. You have to know that what you represent has power. When you give something representation it affects how people view the world. What I so often see are stories which simply ignore bigotry as an issue or only use it as a plot device- ex) that one douchey dude in every rom-com who refers to the main female character as a piece of ass or something of the like so the main male character has to punch him in the face, not so much because the guy’s a misogynistic fuck, but because he insulted his girlfriend and he has to show he’s willing to fight for her honor or some bullshit savior complex.
It’s like when I first started watching Game of Thrones, I was kind of taken aback that this is a fantasy, historical world with the walking dead but god forbid that fantasy element extend to social relations because this is the only culture that’s possible, right? Male based sexism is out of the question, a recognition of more than 2 sexes/genders is unthinkable, raping 13 year old girls was normal back then! It’s not like now where if you rape someone they might send you to do some community service, ‘back then’ you could love your rapist because nobody was making such a big deal about this rape shit.
On one hand, stories represent reality, but on the other hand, they perpetuate ideals of reality, and you should never forget that as a writer you have the ability to challenge or reproduce what we know to be true about the world around us.
I don’t believe in love at first sight, but I know you can connect with someone when you first see them, through a glance walking down the street, something about them just seems familiar, like you’d share a world view, the way their eyes look back at you open, and you really want to go up to them and say our eyes hooked, not like we caught each other by accident or anything but they fit into place, but instead you walk right past them because nobody needs that crazy shit in their lives I guess.
This person is so fucking ignorant, it’s delightful because it’s like the epitome of the ignorance dealing with ‘equality’.
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n vegan people! Anyone got any good recipes for quick and easy things to make for pack lunches? Any good sites or blogs on here?! If I eat one more fake cheese spread sarnie I’ll cry!