By treating access to audiences as social currency, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and just about any widely used social media platform, are designed to incubate cultures of competition. … People start treating each other like ruthless transactions, carcasses to step over rather than human beings actively engaged in dialogue or disagreement. After a while it can feel like survival of the fittest. Sometimes it is. Just as billionaires have enormous resources at their disposal to manipulate the flow of power and preserve market dominance, social currency enables popular web-based activists to maintain dominance over online discourses. So while the visibility social media enables can be a valuable tool for the proliferation of alternative media, marginalized voices, and radical re-education, how that visibility is obtained and maintained can be painfully problematic.

“homonormativity” is a fake idea made up by cishets to further marginalize us while elevating the priority of their kinks and diminishing that of our liberation. kink isn’t queer

knoxoverstreetisbae  asked:

I promised myself I was going to find this fic myself but I've checked in all the tags I thought it would be in, and I really want to read it so I'm giving in haha. Do you know of a fic where Phil and Dan are both using the same textbook but they don't know each other and then one of them starts writing in the textbook and so they start writing notes back and forth to each other even going so far as to go to the library just to check for a new note. If you could find it, I would be so grateful

i think it’s this one! If it helps, like if you wanted to find things yourself, sometimes adding /search/keyword on our blog wields really good results! I tried it with textbook and came up with this ^.^ Obviously though, we don’t mind when you guys send us asks! It’s kind of our job hahaaaa

Always Read the Margins - Phil is a master’s student, Dan is a nervous first year. Phil is in the library when he has to look up a reference in a law textbook, and there is a scrawled note in messy handwriting down the side that makes him laugh. On a whim, he scribbles a reply, but he doesn’t expect to get a response…

- Eliza

anonymous asked:

can I ask how you feel about studying anthropology? I want to do so but as a woc am wary of the field (if you choose to answer this, thank you✨).

anthropology is an extremely interesting field of study & i think everyone should take at least one physical (biological) anthropology and cultural anthropology class if possible. but, like with most social sciences (& sciences in general), anthropology has a history of being used as a tool to support / perpetrate racism, ethnic supremacy, imperialism, sexism, etc. unfortunately, there are still professors, researchers, and archaeologists who subscribe to and teach students anthropology rooted in an ethnocentric worldview. but there are many who don’t, & i wish for their teachings and research to mold anthropology and other sciences into what they were developed to do–to deepen our understanding of our world. 

women, people of color, & other marginalized groups entering these fields will fuel this change. my interest in cultural anthropology developed out of my interest in my own culture(s) and the connection i felt when learning about other people in the world–our differences & commonalities. my worldview is and has been entirely different from one of ethnocentrism, sexism, etc. & i was, of course, timid and concerned when i chose to study a science that has such a deep rooted history in such things. but i knew that i, and other women of color, have the power to transform it with time and effort. science needs us. 

one thing that inspired me was learning of an archaeological finding of graves belonging to a paleolithic tribe. the graves were of women, and they had been buried with animal skulls & other valuables. the archaeologists concluded that these items could not have been hunting trophies or be of spiritual worth because the circumstance that they were buried with women. i realized how so much of our history and understanding of the world has been completely misunderstood simply because scientists project their own western-centric & sexist ideas onto evidence that deserves no such bias. it’s extremely important for us to know that theories & conclusions that were and have been believed need to be re-examined and revised. 

i could talk forever, but believing that we can change sciences with shameful histories comes with needing to evaluate our own selves. we cannot hold the belief that the western world and our language is the basis for which all other cultures, societies, languages, and religions compare. we can’t believe that tribalism is less evolved. we can’t exploit people under the guise of wanting to understand them. we can’t disrespect spiritually sacred tombs. we have to truly look into ourselves & understand our reasonings for choosing to study anthropology, archaeology, sociology, linguistics, etc. and to let go of any harmful mindsets we might hold onto, so that we can do transformative work and research, and so that we can use what we learn to help others in impactful, inventive ways 

i can write so much more tbh, & i will probably edit this with new ideas as they flow through my mind, but this condenses my feelings about the topic! 

anonymous asked:

when exclusionists treat "i hate ace ppl" like it's in any way similar to "i hate cis ppl" or "i hate white ppl" when that's it works. like...what privileges do a-spec ppl have, on the basis of being a-spec alone. not any other identities - what kind of specific "a-spec privileges" are there. how is it in any way equivalent. honestly

There are none. Those making comparisons are akin to cis women who say trans men have privilege and etc because it’s running on the assumption of a privilege that is not there and hurting a marginalized community

In a really broad sense, lgbt oppression can be conceptualized as punishment for gender non-conformity under the patriarchy. As soon as an individual is trans and/or attracted to the same gender they’ve failed on a fundamental level to perform gender in the way that the patriarchy demands. Patriarchy is the structure that underpins both homophobia/heterosexism and cissexism and is what unites the lgbt community and struggle, specifically in our non-conformance.

and really, im no longer apprehensive to say that gender non-conformance is what is punished in terms of marginalized sexualities and genders (and intersex individuals if they choose to view their struggles under the lgbt coalition) not simply having a sexual/romantic experience that deviates from the norm.

I welcome people adding their own commentary to this.

I’m crying I can’t believe I won this and also I talked to my friends in year book and they said I won by a much larger margin than everyone else for the other superlatives and I’m laughing so much look at what les mis has done to me

anonymous asked:

I bet scarecrow is neither Rio Bro nor Hide. How the hell could Rio brother get a prototype rc cell gas ,while hide can't get it either because he is missing unless Marude stolen it ,and gave it to Hide ,but the body type isn't Hide's.

If scarecrow was an entirely new character you have to ask what the point was of establishing all this mystery behind him in the first place. Then again, he can’t be somebody that important because Scarecrow has been marginally in the background and didn’t even appear the entirety of the Rose Arc. 

There’s one point where Marude mentions Nagachika, which assumedly means Hideyoshi  Nagachika. Given the tip he was given earlier about the RC detector gates, it was likely this was the tip the Hide fed him. Though considering that’s the exact same tip Eto gives to Kaneki, I wonder where he got that from *wink wink*

This is the one piece of evidence though, besides that we just don’t know. There’s no good explanation as to where Rio’s brother or Hide could have gotten CRC gas as it stands, or if there’s even a connection between Scarecrow and Marude. Everything else beyond this point would be baseless speculation which I try to avoid. 

anonymous asked:

I watched that new Chappelle skit on Netflix and I think I rolled my eyes 50 times a minute. Are you actually funny if you can't be funny without making fun of others???

Nawl. And like….people keep saying to punch UP not punch DOWN. If you have to make fun of victims or marginalized people then like….you’re a flop. If you wanna make #wokejokes then actually TRY.

Let Jewish people have “goyim.” Let gays and lesbians have the “heteros/straights.” Let black people complain about “crackers.” Let Latinos have the “gringos.” Let PoC have white people jokes. Let women complain about men.

Let marginalized people express distance from their oppressors. Let the marginalized turn their oppressors into the Other. Let marginalized people exist in a way that inconveniences and irritates their oppressors, because the oppressors have been doing worse for years.

What to look forward to in 2017

Gintama Season 4 January 8, 2017

Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen January 6, 2017

Kuroshitsuji the Movie: Book of Atlantic January 21, 2017

Marginal #4 January 2017

Kuroko no Basuke the Movie: LAST GAME March 18, 2017

Free! New Anime Project March 2017

Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2 April 2017 

Boku no Hero Academia April 2017

Berserk April 2017

Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys April 2017

Starmyu Season 2 April 2017

One Punch-Man Season 2

Touken Ranbu Project by Ufotable 2017

so this is basically what i think about the school systems policies on bullying… when i was in like middle school there was this girl who was mentally ill and poor, and she was relentlessly bullied by pretty much all the kids in my school and one day she sat at the only spot open at a lunch table to eat and every kid at the table got up and left, and so like I yelled at them for being fucking assholes because … it was.. obviously fucked up?

and you know what the teacher who saw this did… they rewarded me for doing the literal bare minimum. I got like some voucher for food you could buy at the school instead of getting regular school lunch. 

they didn’t reprimand the students who were being fucking assholes and they literally never asked the girl if she was okay or talked to her about it or tried to stop the bullying themselves, as they stood there the entire time this happened.

They rewarded me … who had absolutely nothing to lose, and was not harmed by any of the actions.

From what I’ve seen in school the teachers literally don’t care about the victims of bullying, they simply want to act like they do lmao. In my experience everything they do to stop bullying is performative, nothing more.

I’d even go as far as to say some teachers actively engage in, and encourage, bullying. Lets be honest, it’s been said before, people are bullied typically because they’re members of marginalized groups, and the fastest way for a teacher to become liked by the majority of their students is to pick on the kids they already know the other students hate.

Teachers absolutely have something to lose when defending marginalized children, and they’d rather appeal to those students who aren’t marginalized because it makes their job easier when the majority of their students like and respect them.