chesireclam:

arcanacat:

allthingshyper:

smallworldofbigal:

ashleymater:

Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré, daughter of French wildlife photographers Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert, was born in Namibia. During her childhood she befriended many wild animals, including a 28-year old elephant called Abu and a leopard nicknamed J&B. She was embraced by the Bushmen and the Himba tribespeople of the Kalahari, who taught her how to survive on roots and berries, as well as how to speak their language.

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in before tumblr screams about cultural appropiation

This doesn’t even count as cultural appropriation

This isn’t a person robbing a culture, to hell with the others

This is a child born right next to that culture

Who was embraced by the people and taught how to do some of the things they do

Which is not the same as cultural appropriation

No cultural appropriation. Just something really beautiful.

I love the picture where she’s cuddling a frog.

The thing is, representation matters, and one of the worst things that this kind of narrative does is that it expects an LGBTQ audience to be satisfied with the bare minimum. When this bare minimum is not met with automatic praise and thanks, the audience is punished in any number of ways, from a producer’s social media snarkery to claims by the mainstream media that the darned homosexuals just aren’t grateful enough. Even the smallest amount of negative reaction is cited as reason enough to not bother with such a storyline in the future.

It’s sort of like showing up to Thanksgiving having said you’d bring green bean casserole, except you brought a single green bean on a paper plate. Even though this will obviously not feed any of the other guests and barely counts as a green bean casserole, you sneer at those who are protesting, telling them that they never specified what a green bean casserole is and besides that, they’re being whiny babies. You wave the single limp green bean in the air and tell them that it’s obvious they’ll never be happy, that they’re complaining for the sake of complaining and it’s no wonder they don’t get to eat quality green bean casserole, because nobody wants to share green bean casserole with such an aggressive and unfriendly group. In other words, making a character gay only to immediately write them out of the show makes me feel like shoving a green bean up someone’s nose.

excerpt from the piece i’m writing for autostraddle on why i’ve stopped recapping once upon a time, because they pulled some bullshit (via atwellling)

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recoverydoesntgetadayoff:

Telling a depressed person to be happy is like telling someone who is choking to breathe. The presence of air is not the issue.

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because when my ex-boyfriend found out I was gay, he told me he would “fuck me straight.” He raped me.

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because when my ex-boyfriend found out I was gay, he told me he would “fuck me straight.” He raped me.

bureaucraticdeath:

I love girly girls that wear bright colors and floral patterns and have long hair

I love androgynous girls with spiky hair that wear baggy jeans and sweaters

I love sweet innocent girls in sundresses with wide eyes and soft voices

I love hardcore girls with tattoos and piercings with attitude

I just love girls  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧*:・゚✧

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hensexy:

mamalovebone:

"its a metaphor, you see—you put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you dont give it the power to do its killing"

shes got a strong ass jaw holding that book up

hensexy:

mamalovebone:

"its a metaphor, you see—you put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you dont give it the power to do its killing"

shes got a strong ass jaw holding that book up

xethagon:

reign-of-insanity:

hiddlestonandgarfield:

punkrockamama:

worldscollapsin:

I’ll probably reblog this every single time it appears on my dash.

OH MY FUCKING GOD …AHDKSIGJDSISJ TONY!!! ADHDIDIJM

Steve is the real Sleeping Beauty

This is the most brilliant thing I have ever seen… Scar and Loki are perfect.

Ahhh Steve

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janicekirk:

i like how anthony mackie just played himself?? like he clearly went into the movie like “if i, anthony mackie, were the falcon, what would that be like? baller as hell, is the answer,” and just went with that