EDUCATE-YOURSELVES

In response to this post I will now explain the difference between cultural assimilation and cultural appropriation. 

Cultural assimilation happens when culture is stripped from a group of people and a new one is forced on them. The enforcers (usually white people) will tell the minority group that their culture is savage, undignified, uncivilized and unnatural. they will be made fun of, abused, and put down for their culture and often times their natural born features. In the end, in order to keep from being persecuted and possibly physically harmed, the minority race will adopt European standards. Some examples:

Nothing is wrong with assimilation (besides the oppressive loss of culture, but that isn’t the fault of the one being oppressed). It is a way of surviving. 

Now, appropriation happens when the Majority (usually white people) sees something from another culture that they like. But damn! we already told them that they were uncivilized. well, if we take a part of their culture and pretend its new and trendy and put it on a white person then we can have that without stooping to where they are. They steal our features, the same features that they ridiculed us for, and use them like it has been theirs all long. examples:

In conclusion, cultural assimilation is done in order to survive but cultural appropriation is done in order to make yourself feel cooler by stealing from the very people you pushed into the dirt.

Public Service Announcement

THIS is a Five Nights at Freddy’s reference:

THIS IS NOT:

It’s a reference to Teddy Ruxpin:

Teddy Ruxpin was a little electronic teddybear with a solid chest that you put tapes into, and his mouth moved to speak the tapes out loud, and tell you stories. You had to pay 160 dollars to own this fuzzy jackass, and it was worth every cent when he terrified your siblings - especially when the batteries ran low and his voice dropped into a DRONING DEMONIC BARITONE…

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Don’t believe me? Just look at the tagline:

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Ableism

a·ble·ismˈābəˌlizəm/

noun

  1. discrimination in favor of able-bodied people.

What this means is if you are discriminating against someone because of a physical or mental disability that doesn’t impede their ability to do a required task, you’re being ableist. Keep in mind the disability has to not impede a task. You can’t be in the medical field if you have anxiety linked to being under pressure, people will die. However, people saying you can’t have a desk job in a wheelchair while the office is wheelchair maneuverable is very ableist. If you say someone is retarded because they have a mental retardation, that’s ableist. If you call someone stupid who doesn’t have a mental retardation or anything impeding their learning, that isn’t ableist. STUPID ISN’T ABLEIST. 

Stupid

stu·pidˈst(y)o͞opəd/

adjective

  1. 1.lacking intelligence or common sense. <— no reference to disability or handicap

Retarded

re·tard·edrəˈtärdəd/

adjective

  1. less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for one’s age. <— whole term means handicap

Now as someone who hates when people are picked on for disabilities (a few people in my family have them), I also hate when people use a real problem to push their agenda. If you say something lacking common sense or intelligence and you get called stupid, DO NOT CALL IT ABLEIST. On the other side of the spectrum, if someone is smart or prefers to deal with people of a high intelligence, they DO NOT CALL IT ABLEIST. If you don’t like that people don’t want to deal with you because you are lacking knowledge, PUT FORTH SOME EFFORT TO EDUCATE YOURSELF. Libraries, internet, everyday life are all great starts in your search to be well rounded. No one of importance is going to be mad at you for learning things.

The Western Lit Survival Kit (Part I)
Greece: Cradle of (Greek) Civilization
  • Homer: IliadOdyssey
  • Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days 
  • Sappho, Pindar
  • Aeschylus: Promotheus Bound, The Oresteia
  • Sophocles: Oedipus Rex / Oedipus at Colonus / Antigone
  • Euripides: Medea
  • Aristophanes: Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Frogs, The Birds
Rome: When the World Was Ruled by Italians 
  • Catallus, Propertius, Tibullus
  • Virgil: The Eclogues, The Georgics, The Aeneid
  • Ovid: The Metamorphoses, The Art of Love
  • Horace: Epodes and Satires, Odes
  • St. Augustine of Hippo: Confessions
The Middle Ages and Points Between
  • Beowulf
  • The Song of Roland
  • Chrétien de Troyes: Lancelot, le chevalier de la Charrette (Knight of the Cart)
  • Thomas Mallory: Le Morte d'Arthur
  • Peter Abélard and Héloïse d’Argenteuil: The History of My Misfortunes, Letters
  • Romance de la Rose (Romance of the Rose)
  • Geoffrey Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde, The Canterbury Tales
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Dante Alighieri: La Vita Nuova, Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
The Renaissance: Back to the Future
  • Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch): Il Canzonierre
  • Giovanni Boccaccio: The Decameron
  • Benvenuto Cellini: Autobiography
  • François Villon: poems
  • François Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel
  • Michel de Montaigne: essays
  • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Don Quixote
  • Christopher Marlowe: The Jew of Malta, Doctor Faustus, Edward II
  • Edmund Spenser: The Faerie Queene
  • William Shakespeare: see below
  • Ben Jonson: Volpone, The Alchemist
William "Look At Me, I Get My Own Chapter" Shakespeare
  • The Tragedies: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Cymbeline, Coriolanus
  • The Histories: Richard II, King Henry IV (Part One, Part Two), Henry V, Richard III
  • The Comedies: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shew, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Twelfth Night, As You Like It
  • sonnets
Here Come the Puritans: Parade, Meet Rain
  • Cavaliers: Robert Herrick, Richard Lovelace, John Suckling, Thomas Carew
  • Metaphysics: John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughn, Abraham Cowley, Richard Crawshaw, Andrew Marvell
  • John Bunyan: Grace Abounding, Pilgrim’s Progress
  • John Milton: Paradise Lost, poems

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How Clarke ISN’T Going OOC

I’ve seen ALL OVER Tumblr from anti-clexas and blarkes complaining about how the clexa journey in season 3 is WAY TOO RUSHED and it makes Clarke OOC (out of character). My response: How??? Too many people have misunderstood Clarke’s emotions and actions in the recent episodes, so I’m going to try to straighten it out for you, episode by episode. 

(WARNING: THIS WILL BE LONG AF SO READ WITH DISCRETION)

(WARNING 2: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN OPEN MIND ABOUT CLARKE AND LEXA THEN PLEASE DO NOT READ, I WON’T BE ABLE TO CONVINCE YOU AT ALL NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY. Only read if you are willing to accept something that you might not be comfortable with accepting!)

(SIDE NOTE: This post is in no way anti-bellarke, I love the ship and I respect it, so please don’t add onto my post saying I’m a stupid clexa stan who can’t respect my boundaries. I’m merely trying to inform people!!!)

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Some day people will realise that the MCU is not the only canon, right?  And that it’s not even the most important canon?

In the game of “is Clintasha canon or not?” I see your MCU and raise you Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, New Avengers: Breakout prose novel, flirting and hints in various video games (Lego Marvel, Future Fight, Puzzle Quest), A-Babies… oh, and the freaking 616 that is THE Marvel canon.

Thank you, please leave your chips at the door.

Just a brief PSA:

Just a little reminder that “If little Timmy has 10 candy bars and he eats 8, what does Timmy have now?”…..the answer is 2 candy bars and not diabetes.

Here’s some real math for you:

If little Timmy has a sliding scale of 1 unit of insulin for every 10 grams of carbohydrates and he has 10 candy bars that are each 25 grams of carbohydrates, if he is planning to eat all 10 of them, how many units of insulin should he take for food correction alone?

Adding to above, if Timmy’s blood sugar is 166 and his sliding scale is 1 unit for every 15 over 100, how much insulin should he take for blood sugar correction with the insulin dosage for all 10 bars?

Guess what. THAT’S the reality of the punchline. Eating 10 candy bars won’t give little Timmy diabetes, be it type 1 or 2 or any other type (especially Gestational diabetes because I think it’s a little early for little Timmy to be considering pushing out any kids if he’s still being referred to as little). 

Type 2  CAN come from lifestyle, but in those cases, the lifestyle has been built over many years and not from one bout of sugar rush. Type 2 can also be passed down genetically and run in families.

Type 1 diabetes comes from your pancreas’s islet cells dying and not producing insulin anymore. It usually happens during childhood or adolescence, but in rare cases adulthood. Type 1 can also be passed down genetically.

There is no way giving yourself a stomach ache from too many candy bars will give you diabetes. If you want to binge on candy, it’s your choice.

Quite the stupid, ignorant stereotypes.

This from your friendly, neighborhood Sugar Dida (yes I have type 1 and have since I was 11). 

If only white people understood that we fear for our lives....

They are quick to make things about them. How their precious white egos are bruised. How black people victimize them.

WE LIVE IN FEAR.

Not just fear for our lives. We look on TV and fear being like one of the black people the media portrays. Afraid of being labelled ‘ratchet’ or dangerous. Afraid to be one of the negative statistics constantly shoved down our throats. We fear turning on the TV and recognizing the most recent victim. We fear other minorities who have endorsed the white agenda.

Racist white people are only half of the story. Everyone can have their prejudice. The real fear comes from the system. A system that has made it clear that black lives come last. Black portrayal in the media comes last on the list of things to change. A system that tells other people that black people are their own enemies. A system that masks the history and psychology behind our actions.

If only they knew the fear we live in every single day. Smh.

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How to understand why Louis and Danielle had no idea they were being photographed. These lenses are INSANE and can get distances the human eye can not possibly see. 
*thanks to @toasttostyles for sending this to @1dedus*

Some people don’t understand the difference between fantasy and reality.

People are legit freaking out that Norman is in a relationship because they think that means Daryl (a fictional character that he plays) won’t go canon with Carol

Y'all need to educate yourselves. Steven Yeun (who played Glenn) was married to Maggie in the show.
Steven was in a relationship (recently got married).

Andrew Lincoln (R!ck) is in a relationship with Michonne in the show and Andrew is married.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) has multiple wives in the show and Jeffrey is married.

And etc. Many of them are actually married/in relationships in real life and it doesn’t affect the fictional story. You know why? Because it’s fiction!

Norman dating Diane doesn’t mean anything for Daryl because Daryl is not Norman and Norman is not Daryl.