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Jul 8, 2014 / 331,495 notes

hipsterloli:

i will reblog this as many times as i can in hopes of making it a post everyone on tumblr sees at least once 

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dubiousculturalartifact:

sir-mycroft:

Inspired by today’s (28th of June, 2014) Tumblr logo.Happy LGBTQIA Pride Month!

Why are you using a show that features exactly zero queer/LGBTQIA characters, with the exception of a gay woman whose entire narrative arc was about how she was utterly destroyed because she fell madly in love with a man, and a show that makes the insinuation that the main characters are gay the butt of that many jokes, whose showrunner claimed that asexuals are ‘no fun’ and not ‘interesting’ and that bisexuals are ‘having too much fun’ to bother giving media representation to, in order to celebrate LGBTQIA Pride?I’m sorry.I just…CELEBRATE PRIDE BY CELEBRATING ACTUAL QUEER/LGBTQIA PEOPLE/MEDIA PLEASE AND THANKS.
Jun 29, 2014 / 6,246 notes

dubiousculturalartifact:

sir-mycroft:

Inspired by today’s (28th of June, 2014) Tumblr logo.
Happy LGBTQIA Pride Month!

Why are you using a show that features exactly zero queer/LGBTQIA characters, with the exception of a gay woman whose entire narrative arc was about how she was utterly destroyed because she fell madly in love with a man, and a show that makes the insinuation that the main characters are gay the butt of that many jokes, whose showrunner claimed that asexuals are ‘no fun’ and not ‘interesting’ and that bisexuals are ‘having too much fun’ to bother giving media representation to, in order to celebrate LGBTQIA Pride?
I’m sorry.
I just…
CELEBRATE PRIDE BY CELEBRATING ACTUAL QUEER/LGBTQIA PEOPLE/MEDIA PLEASE AND THANKS.

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Jun 15, 2014 / 146,232 notes

kanayastrider:

acolderindigo:

Say what you want about avatar, but at least it has multiple examples of the avatar being women and/or PoC, unlike a certain other show with a reincarnating character who somehow is always a white guy. 

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Jun 15, 2014 / 36,678 notes

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thebooksmith:

bitch-media:

On February 25, 2014, Orange is the New Black author Piper Kerman testified at the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearings on solitary confinement in Washington, DC. Unlike her fictional character, Kerman was never placed in solitary confinement. But she testified about the many women incarcerated alongside her who had:

While I was in prison, I saw many women sent to the SHU for minor infractions such as moving around a housing unit during a count, refusing an order from a correctional officer, and possession of low-level contraband like small amounts of cash (which is largely useless in prison) or having women’s underwear from the outside rather than prison-issued underwear. All of these infractions drew at least 30 days in solitary. Sometimes women are sent to the SHU immediately upon their arrival in prison because there aren’t any open beds.

Most politicians would rather ignore the reality of the problems with the prison system than address them head-on and risk being seen as “soft on crime.”Orange is the New Black—and Kerman’s determined attempt to link the peoples’ interest in the fictional story to real women’s suffering—has helped get Americans talking about prison in a way few pieces of pop culture have. It’s also a way to get people talking about women in the prison system rather than focusing the conversations around men. It’s also a sad truth that politicians and Americans in general are more likely to listen to a celebrity telling them about prison conditions than someone who didn’t become famous after being incarcerated. To her credit, Kerman (unlike some other celebrities who have experienced short stints behind bars) has been using her platform to advocate for change.

Read the article: Can “Orange is the New Black” Change the Way Congress Thinks About Prisons? 

Team Kerman

It sucks that it takes an upper-middle class white lady experiencing something for people to believe it’s a real thing, but I’m glad OITNB has sparked discussion about the inhumane way we treat prisoners in the U.S.

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Jun 13, 2014 / 32,079 notes

"I am the daughter of two parents that were deported from this country, I’m not ashamed of it. It’s a problem here in America and it happened to me." Guerrero’s family, including her older brother, was deported when she was 14. “I was the only one left because I was born in Jersey,” she says. “My entire family was just ripped apart.” Guerrero was taken in by two Colombian families that she was close with, but her circumstances left the aspiring actress growing up with feelings of insecurity and hopelessness. "I didn’t think anything was going to happen for me," she says. "I had dreams, but always told myself, ‘Nah, that would never happen.’ For a poor Latina, acting wasn’t a reality."

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Jun 12, 2014 / 23,969 notes
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
In loving memory of the brilliant Maya Angelou, who passed away this morning at age 86. Her timeless, kindhearted lessons will last us generations; keep them in your thoughts today.  (via gaywrites)
May 28, 2014 / 6,177 notes
May 26, 2014 / 346 notes

lilithpleasant:

image

u asked for this

pickypikachu:

baptsim:

just-a-dash-of-sarcasm:

blazingplumbobs:

the77sim3:

emiisims:

just-a-dash-of-sarcasm:

baptsim:

Please stop

never

I can’t not reblog this.

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

best. thing. ever!

IT’S BACK!

god dammit

The accuracy is crippling. 
May 17, 2014 / 2,165 notes

pickypikachu:

baptsim:

just-a-dash-of-sarcasm:

blazingplumbobs:

the77sim3:

emiisims:

just-a-dash-of-sarcasm:

baptsim:

Please stop

never

I can’t not reblog this.

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

best. thing. ever!

IT’S BACK!

god dammit

The accuracy is crippling. 

May 9, 2014

Last year in the USA, 206 baby boys were given the name Castiel.