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Sooo I was all excited to see Tim Burton’s new movie (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”), and then THIS happened… 🙄

Now I feel dotish (Trini slang meaning “foolish/silly”) for not realising how bleached and pale white ALL his films were before and reading between the lines.

So now I gotta stuff him in the same category with Marc Jacob’s ignorant, racist ass smdh.

Why Tim, Whyyyyy?! 😩

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Great discussion on IGN’s Anime Club show with Host Miranda Sanchez, discussing diversity & representation in TV animation & anime. Also talking with the AC crew about Crunchyroll, our favorite shows and my experience being an independent westerner creating/working on Anime in Japan. Super deep discussion and informative for aspiring artists! 

I will say, though, regarding that last post:

The main character of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, at least in the books, is Jewish and the grandson of a Holocaust refugee, so please don’t erase that from your discussions about diversity with regards to this film.

Positive Jewish characters are rare enough in fiction, and even rarer in fantasy, and it’s not fair to us that Tim Burton (who is not Jewish) had to taint a story like this with his bigoted opinions.

Just please remember that the original story did have a very important diversity component despite Burton’s harmful interpretation and comments.

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'I Am Jazz' Transgender Doll To Debut At NYC Toy Fair
Reality TV star thanks doll company "for being so progressive."

YES! Jazz is so frigging awesome. Kudos to Tonner for letting modernity change his mind about people who are different. More of this, please.

Today somebody asked me if there were any gay superheroes

Me: *Slams down podium* I’m glad you fucking asked. 

  1. Batwoman (Kate Kane): Lesbian. Military babe. Actual blood relative of Batman. Currently kicking ass in Detective Comics. 
  2. Miss America Chavez: Dimension kicking goddess. Young Avenger. Will punch you in the throat. Canonically loves da ladies.
  3. Midnighter: Hella gay. Married an actual God once. Bloodthirsty and ruthless. Loves killing things. Uses powers to show off at gay bars. 
  4. Renee Montoya (The Question): Badass detective. Had a thing w/ Batwoman once. Not defined by her sexuality. Is tired of your shit. 
  5. Northstar: One of the X-men. Basically the one true gay™ of the marvel universe. “You’re gay? Oh you mean like Northstar…” 
  6. Deadpool (Wade Wilson): Huge star. Everyone loves him. Shamelessly pansexual. In love with Peter Parker (fight me).
  7. Prodigy (David Alleyne): Former mutant. Super genius. Young Avenger. Absorbs information from people around him. Hella bisexual. 
  8. Karolina Dean: Alien. Light creature. Runaway. Wouldn’t agree to get married until fiance shape-shifted into a girl. 
  9. Wiccan (Billy Kaplan): Young Avenger. New Avenger. Basically just a multi-venger. Magical powers. Vaguely related to Scarlet Witch. Helplessly in love with Teddy. 
  10. Hulkling (Teddy Altman): Also a multi-venger. Alien hybrid. Shape-shifter. Actual cinnamon roll. Helplessly in love with Billy. 
  11. Hellblazer (John Constantine): Occult detective. Morally questionable. Still technically a good guy. Openly bisexual since before I was born. 
  12. Coagula (Kate Godwin): Obscure. Member of the Doom Patrol. Liquid based powers. One of the only trans superheros I can think of. 

Those are the ones I could think of off the top of my head. Don’t even get me started on the villains. Feel free to add more. 

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The Boy Scouts Just Announced They Will Allow Transgender Boys To Join
"Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application."
By Dominic Holden

The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it is lifting its ban on transgender boys joining the organization, saying that it would abandon a policy that determined eligibility by using the the sex listed on birth certificates.

“Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application,“ Effie Delimarkos, a spokesperson for the scouting group with more than 2 million members, said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

She added that the group’s previous "approach is no longer sufficient” given different community expectations and laws.

Say what you will about rick riordan, but he still filled his book series with racially diverse children, a canon relationship between two boys, ships two kickass girls in it (Thalia and Reyna), and used well researched culturally accurate back stories for the poc in his book series.

Complain all you want about how the norm for kids and adult books should be like that anyway, the thing is, it’s not. Rick made some steps towards it, he wasn’t the first and won’t be the last, but y'all need to chill and acknowledge that he’s more than some old guy trying to relate to the kids with questionable pop culture references.

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National Geographic Makes History With Transgender Cover Girl
The stunning issue coincides with a new documentary.

“We wanted to look at how traditional gender roles play out all over the world, but also look into gender as a spectrum,” Goldberg said. “There’s lots of coverage on celebrities, but there wasn’t an understanding on real people and the issues we face every day in classrooms or workplaces in regards to gender.”

Antoine Griezmann poses with a flower bouquet after being pranked on TV

Every 28th of December, Spain celebrates ‘El Día de los Inocentes’ which is a kind of April Fools Day. On that day, the “Inocente Inocente” Institution makes a Fundraising gala on TV for Children with diverse problems. Last year they raised 1,150,000€ for those kids. In the gala they show pranks they’ve played on famous people during the year, and this year Antoine will be one of the pranked people.

It’s quite often that they play pranks on football players, and sometimes it’s even their own teammates who help to make those pranks:

2007: Iker Casillas
2008: David Villa
2010: Raul Albiol and Alvaro Arbeloa
2010: Jose Antonio Reyes (Accomplice: Kun Agüero)
2012: Radamel Falcao (Accomplice: Adrian Lopez)
2013: Thibaut Courtois (Accomplice: Koke)

2016: Antoine Griezmann is invited to a radio show to discuss the new UEFA rules, what he doesn’t know it’s that a female football association will appear on the show to claim equal rights. HIs reaction will be aired next Wednesday.

Do not fear us young Master. 

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Signs As Parents
  • Aries: plays like a kid, will raise children with good self-esteem, and can be strict.
  • Taurus: created an atmosphere of harmony at home, enjoys singing to their child, encourages child to have friends.
  • Gemini: encourages creative expression, sets high standards, and has a good sense of humor.
  • Cancer: is overprotective, enjoys playing with the kids, and will do anything to help.
  • Leo: allows children to make messes, expresses affection easily and often, and is liberal with discipline.
  • Virgo: encourages children to ask questions, gets upset by children's untidiness, and does anything to help their children.
  • Libra: tries to be fair, may spoil their child, and stresses manners and good behavior.
  • Scorpio: is serious about rules, cares passionately about the family, and finds it hard to admit a mistake.
  • Sagittarius: always answers questions honestly, has faith in children, and exposes children to diversity.
  • Capricorn: teaches respect and responsibility, is strict with rules but fair as well, and has a straight-faced sense of humor.
  • Aquarius: is prepared to discuss any problem, encourages independence of thought, and is energetic and intelligent.
  • Pisces: encourages the creativity of children, listens with understanding, and may forgive rather than discipline.
Aquarius in the...

1st house: Tall, maybe a bit unconventional, open minded, friendly, and has a great sense of humor (if a bit strange).
2nd house: Money comes through unconventional means, sharing possessions with friends and acquaintances, owns strange things, valuing humanity.
3rd house: Strange sibling relationships, erratic early education, flashes of insight.
4th house: Detached at home, lives independent, aloof family or parents, feeling at home on the internet.
5th house: Treating children as equals, diverse interests, detached from children, unusual love interests.
6th house: Extreme eating habits, treating employees as equals, wanting to change how we eat.
7th house: Marrying unusual people, freedom in marriage, unconventional marriage or wedding, group marriage.
8th house: Friends with benefits, not forming deep attachments, psychology of astrology.
9th house: Sudden long trips, believing in astrology, believing in aliens, science as a belief system.
10th house: Science career, working with people, technology, careers that haven’t been invented yet.
11th house: Diverse group of friends, intellectual friends, internet, needing to be involved in large things.
12th house: Loves mankind, fear of being seen as strange, strange spiritual happenings, fear of going insane.

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