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'Star Trek: Discovery' Star Has Perfect Reply to Show's Racist Critics
Sonequa Martin-Green torpedos the trolls as the first ‘Discovery’ cast member to speak out on diversity criticism

Well, I would encourage them to key into the essence and spirit of Star Trek that has made it the legacy it is — and that’s looking across the way to the person sitting in front of you and realizing you are the same, that they are not separate from you, and we are all one,” Martin-Green said. “That’s something Star Trek has always upheld and I completely believe that is why it’s been a mainstay in society in the hearts of so many people for so many decades. I would encourage them to look past their opinions and social conditioning and key into what we’re doing here — which is telling a story about humanity that will hopefully bring us all together..

And it’s hard to understand and appreciate Star Trek if you don’t understand and appreciate that,” Martin-Green continued. “It’s one of the foundational principles of Star Trek and I feel if you miss that then you miss the legacy itself. I’m incredibly proud to be the lead of this show and be at the forefront of an iteration of Star Trek that’s from the eyes of a black woman that’s never been done before, though obviously there’s been other forms of diversity that have been innovated by Trek. I feel like we’re taking another step forward, which I think all stories should do. We should go boldly where nobody has gone before and stay true to that.

What if I told you...

…that people can be male and not be a misogynist

…people can be straight without being homophobic

…people can be white, and not racist

…getting offended doesn’t mean a damn thing in the real world

…other people will have opinions different from yours, and that they have a right to have it

…life is hard, and no one’s gonna be there to hold your hand or give you free stuff

…no one owes you anything

I really resent that the extremist attitudes in social justice circles and stuff are pushing me have an immediate exasperated reaction with things that are reasonable and that I actually agree with.

I really do believe that there are definitely some social justice battles to be fought or issues that should be discussed and resolved, but lately I find myself responding almost instinctively with derision.

Gay should never be used as an insult.

Straight should never be used as an insult.

Trans should never be used as an insult.

Cis should never be used as an insult.

Cishet should never be used as an insult.

Queer should never be used as an insult.

Neurodivergent should never be used as an insult.

Neurotypical should never be used as an insult.

Autistic should never be used as an insult.

Allistic should never be used as an insult.

White should never be used as an insult.

Black should never be used as an insult.

Somebody’s sexuality, gender, mental state, or race should never be used as an insult.



“Bigotry is not an opinion”

It’s still an opinion; a bigoted opinion at that. An opinion doesn’t have to be based off of facts - it can be any type of position a person holds on an issue whether it comes from prejudice or not. 

Not saying you need to downplay what that person is saying as ‘just an opinion’ and expect everyone to be okay with it because “it’s just an opinion”. You can still acknowledge that it’s an opinion that happens to come from a place of bigotry. People need to stop their habit of trying to redefine words on here. 

People need to realize that there are differences between men and women and that is okay.

A job that is male-dominated is okay.
That does not stop a female from working there.

A job that is female-dominated is okay.
That does not stop a male from working there.

If a character trait is more common in men, that is okay. That does not mean a woman can’t have that trait.

If a character trait is more common in women, that is okay. That does not mean a man can’t have that trait.

You know what’s good? Listening to other people’s opinions and respecting their right to have that opinion. You know what’s not good? Refusing to listen to anyone who challenges you so you can live in a bubble free from any criticism. You cannot learn or grow as a person if you live your life that way. Whether you are a feminist, an anti feminist, pro black lives matter, anti black lives matter, pro life, pro choice, conservative, liberal, or whatever, refusing to listen to the other side and dismissing any opinions different from yours makes YOU the ignorant one.

tucker & dale and the instigation of internet mob culture

Re-watching Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (the parody movie where the rednecks in the woods are the hapless protagonists and its the bunch of paranoid college kids causing all the problems.)

Originally posted by maemaewolf

I’d forgotten how much the situation was escalated by the one teenager who was clearly looking for an excuse to hurt people.  The college kid that, at the beginning of the movie, explicitly declares himself a better person than those around him.

Chad.

He’s the one who tells his friends “what’s really going on here is worse than you think.” He’s the one who insists they handle it themselves and not through official channels. He’s the one who casts his opponents as “pure evil” and says “we finally have a chance to fight back without rules.” When some of the other teenagers express uncertainty he’s the one that says if they can’t handle what needs to be done, maybe they deserve to die, too.

“We have to burn this place to the ground.  Destroy it completely. You have no IDEA what this is all about, do you Allison? These freaks are evil. And they deserve everything that’s coming to them.”

I’d never realized before how closely every single plot point in the movie mirrors the way mob culture instigators will rile up the masses under the guise of “social justice”:

  1. You assume bad faith in your opponents.
  2. You declare your opponents subhuman and acceptable to hurt by any means.
  3. You discourage the use of peaceful or official methods to address the issue.
  4. You keep your followers in line through fear of the “other” and threats of ousting them into that group if they become “contaminated.”
  5. You revel in as much chaos and pain as you can inflict–

–after all, you’re the good guy.

I honestly think that Winry & Ed would’ve hooked up a lot sooner if the story took place during the modern era.
Like, if they both had a Twitter or Tumblr and sent private messages to each other instantly instead of a phone call once a week and a letter once a month, that would’ve made their romance progress a lot faster.
Plus, Ed trying to confess via text message and spell check fucking him over would be hilarious.

cultural appropriation is when one culture adopts elements from another culture. if I get cornrows because I think they look pretty, that is not cultural appropriation. I’m not trying to steal cornrows and I’m not saying that it belongs to my culture now. I’m being completely harmless.

Don’t let yourself be brainwashed

take a step back. look at your beliefs, are they really your beliefs? or are they the beliefs others have led you to think are right?

the tumblr community is notorious for this! if you don’t fit the perfect mold of social justice, you like the wrong artists or tv shows, or you have beliefs that may be “problematic,” it won’t take long for tumblr to train you to think that your own beliefs are wrong.

don’t get me wrong, a lot of things i have learned on this website, particularly about social justice, have made a huge and great impact on my life. however, this summer i took a step back and realized that there are things that i “believed” that i didn’t actually think were right. there were people who i disliked only because they weren’t quite on the “approved list of non-problematic people” who were perfectly good human beings!

think long and hard about your own beliefs. use information to educate yourself, but do not let it take over your own beliefs “just because.”

tl;dr 

think for yourself and don’t let tumblr destroy your self-identity 

I hate that lately it’s become trendy for people to be SO confident to the level where they’re arrogant, cocky, and full of themselves. What happened to humility and self-awareness?Of course you should know your worth and value; but what’s more beautiful than someone who is aware of their faults and flaws, and always working on becoming a better person.

Random questions
  • 1. Do you bite or lick ice cream?
  • 2. What is home to you?
  • 3. What was the last lie you told?
  • 4. Does everyone deserve the truth?
  • 5. What is the creepiest toy ever made?
  • 6. Describe a moment in which you did something unacceptable in a bad situation.
  • 7. List two things that are more easily done than said. (No, I didn't mix them up.)
  • 8. When was the last time you worked really hard to achieve something?
  • 9. How many all nighters have you pulled?
  • 10. If humans didn't evolve to laugh or smile, how would we express our happiness instead?
  • 11. How many romantic "things" or "flings" have you had?
  • 12. What is your paradise?
  • 13. What is your favorite background noise? (Ex. Water dripping, people talking.)
  • 14. How many hearts do you think you have broken?
  • 15. What is the most important thing about electronics? What does this say about you?
  • 16. Why do people care about celebrities? Do you care about celebrities?
  • 17. What is the most annoying thing someone can do to you?
  • 18. Do you overexaggerate? What are the pros and cons of this?
  • 19. Have you played any instruments before? Which instruments?
  • 20. Do you like taking selfies? Why or why not?
  • 21. List 3 things you like about yourself?
  • 22. What is the best advice someone has ever given you?
  • 23. Do you have what it takes to raise a child? Why or why not?
  • 24. How do you cheer yourself up after a bad day?
  • 25. When was the last time you felt awkward?
  • 26. Are you introverted or extroverted? Or a mixture of both?
  • 27. What constitutes a good friend?
  • 28. Would you rather have a lot of friends to hang out with or just one best friend?
  • 29. In a regular day, what do you not want to hear?
  • 30. What is your dream job?
  • 31. Is it better to be lazy but smart or hardworking but unintelligent?
  • 32. What is a truth about yourself that others find hard to believe?
  • 33. What have you always wondered about the other gender?
  • 34. Which fantasy world would you like to visit the most?
  • 35. Describe the worst friend you have ever befriended.
  • 36. Imagine that you have switched bodies with someone you don't know. You can't switch back. What do you do?
  • 37. If you found the recipe for immortality, would you sell it or would you burn it?
  • 38. What is the most important, applicable class you have ever taken?
  • 39. Name the last book you read.
  • 40. Imagine that you are unable to express emotion. How would this affect your world?
  • 41. When was the last time you made the first move?
  • 42. What is your opinion on electronic music such as dubstep or trap?
  • 43. What was the last movie you watched?
  • 44. Do you like and appreciate your life?
  • 45. Do you like and appreciate yourself?
  • 46. When was the last time you cried?
  • 47. What are you scared of?
  • 48. What is the most embarrassing, cringe-worthy thing you have ever done?
  • 49. What are some of your hobbies?
  • 50. What is a superficial yet annoying mistake you constantly make?
  • 51. Are you a good friend? What makes you a good friend? If not, what makes you a bad friend?
  • 52. Do you honestly learn from your mistakes?
  • 53. What have you learned the hard way?
  • 54. What is the most important thing to have in order to attain happiness?
  • 55. Which medium do you use for expressing your artistic emotions? (Singing, writing, etc.)
  • 56. Are you a creative or a logical thinker?
  • 57. What is the smartest thing you have ever done?
  • 58. What is your ideal meal?
  • 59. What is the worst thing someone could do on a date?
  • 60. Do you like animals? Which kind is your favorite?
  • 61. If you could turn one legal thing illegal, what would it be?
  • 62. Do you have any guilty pleasures?
  • 63. What is the best thing that the internet has ever created?
  • 64. Do you like playing video games? Which video games?
  • 65. What is your opinion on beauty in today's society?
  • 66. Are you a morning person? When do you usually wake up?
  • 67. Do you have a favorite Disney movie? Character?
  • 68. Would you rather live in the city or in the countryside?
  • 69. Would you rather live near the ocean or in the mountains?
  • 70. What are the best things about winter?
  • 71. What scares you most about the future?
  • 72. What makes you feel old?
  • 73. How many hours do you spend on the computer or phone on average?
  • 74. What are some of your New Year's resolutions?
  • 75. What is your life story in 6 words?
  • 76. Describe yourself in one word.
  • 77. What bad habits do you do?
  • 78. What genre of music do you listen to?
  • 79. Most prominent childhood memory?
  • 80. Imagine if you had an older brother. If you already have one, what is it like? If you don't, how would this change your life?
  • 81. Spirit animal?
  • 82. Do you believe in horoscopes?
  • 83. What is the worst advice you've ever been given?
  • 84. List the 3 most important people in your life right now.
  • 85. Favorite memory of your family.
  • 86. What do you look for in a relationship?
  • 87. Do you have a role model? Why or why not?
  • 88. What is your opinion on social media?
  • 89. Are you a pessimist or an optimist?
  • 90. List some things that you think are overpriced?
  • 91. What is your worst memory or creepiest experience?
  • 92. What superpower would ruin the world?
  • 93. What is something you swore you would never do when you grew up, but you did anyway?
  • 94. What lessons have you learned from movies and which movies were they?
  • 95. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
  • 96. How do you approach people?
  • 97. What is your opinion on first impressions?
  • 98. What are some things you did as a child that you no longer do?
  • 99. What languages can you speak?
  • 100. What do you think society will be like in 30 years?
  • 101. What do you do on your lazy days?
  • 102. What ended your last relationship?
  • 103. Favorite food?
  • 104. What is the most terrifying dream you've ever had?
  • 105. When was the last time you got seriously angry?
  • 106. What was the last friendship you broke?
  • 107. Do you have any pet peeves?
  • 108. Who was the last person you gave a hug to?
  • 109. When was the last time you got seriously stressed?
  • 110. What part of your personality do you want to change?
  • 111. Who is the most positively influential person in your life right now?
  • 112. What is your biggest motivation?
  • 113. What did you want to be when you were little?
  • 114. What are some things that you are good at?
  • 115. What is one thing you want to be good at?
  • 116. What distracts you the most, especially when you're trying to work?
  • 117. How important is privacy to you?
  • 118. If you could create one social norm, what would it be?
  • 119. What's the craziest lie you've ever told?
  • 120. What story do you like to tell about yourself at parties?
  • 121. What is the lamest thing that you have seen someone do?
  • 122. What is the stupidest thing you've done to impress someone?
  • 123. What is your morning routine?
  • 124. What's the last thing you did that is worth remembering?
  • 125. If karma was coming back to you, would it help or hurt you?
  • 126. What is your opinion on playing "hard to get?"
  • 127. What are the pros and cons of straightforward?
  • 128. What do you consider "leading" someone on?
  • 129. Are you the friendzoner or the friendzoned?
  • 130. What do you admire most about your friends?
  • 131. What do you admire most about your family?
  • 132. What is your opinion on "going with the flow?"
  • 133. Do you enjoy talking or listening?
  • 134. When is it time to end a friendship?
  • 135. What is the worst excuse you've ever come up with?
  • 136. If GPA didn't matter, what courses would you have taken?
  • 137. What are your favorite baby names?
  • 138. When was the last time you had a deep conversation with someone?
  • 139. What instantly ruins a conversation?
  • 140. Biggest turn ons and turn on offs.
  • 141. Biggest disappointment.
  • 142. Do you have any self-restraint?
  • 143. When did you last do something outside of your comfort zone?
  • 144. Prized possession(s)?
  • 145. What is your opinion on second chances?
  • 146. Text or call?
  • 147. What do you like about the 21st century?
  • 148. What advice would you give to yourself 5 years ago?
  • 149. How organized are you?
  • 150. Favorite mode of transportation.
There was a boy at my school wearing a Trump shirt.

All I heard from everyone that day was their disbelief that he would wear that. Some people said they hoped he would get dress coded. But the worst one was (said by a radical feminist): “if he killed himself, I would celebrate.”

The person wearing the Trump shirt was not embarrassing himself. Wishing someone would get dress coded for a harmless shirt, and wishing suicide on someone… now that’s making a fool out of yourself.

another list of untranslatable words ☕️

fernweh - german: longing for far-off places; feeling homesick for a place you have never been to
siping - filipino: the tender act of lying beside someone
wabi-sabi (侘寂) - japanese: concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics, world view centered on the acceptance of the natural cycle of growth and decay
gökotta - swedish: waking up early in the morning to go out to hear the birds sing
aware (哀れ) - japanese: from the phrase “mono no aware” which translates to “a sensitivity to ephemera”; the impermanence of moments of transcendent beauty
kyōiku mama (教育ママ) - japanese: a stereotyped figure in modern Japanese society portrayed as a mother who pushes her children into academic achievements
muditā - sanskrit: the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people’s well-being and happiness
torschlusspanik - german: literally “gate-closing panic”; refers to the fear of diminishing opportunities as one ages
ichigo ichie (一期一会) - japanese: idiom that describes a cultural concept of treasuring gatherings with people; a reminder to cherish moments and meetings with people because they can never be replicated; each moment is always once in a lifetime
saudade - portuguese: the bittersweet feeling of longing for or missing something or someone that you love and which or who is lost
dapjeongneo (답정너) - korean: when somebody has already decided the answer they want to hear after asking a question and are waiting for you to say that exact answer
aranyhíd - hungarian: literally “golden bridge”; defined as the glistening reflection of the sun on the ocean
kyōka suigetsu (鏡花水月) - chinese: literally means “Mirror Flower, Water Moon”; a visible entity that cannot be touched or grasped, like a flower reflected in a mirror or the moon reflected on the water’s surface
yoko meshi (横飯) - japanese: literal meaning “a meal eaten sideways”; used to describe the stress of speaking a foreign language
uitwaaien - dutch: literally to walk with the wind; the act of walking outside in the fresh air to clear one’s head
sprezzatura - italian: to make whatever one does or says appear to be effortless, studied carelessness; form of defensive irony
(h)onne (本音) - japanese: more common with tatemae (建前); the contrast between a person’s true feelings and desires that are often kept hidden, except with one’s closest friends (本音) and the socially acceptable behavior and opinions one displays in public (建前)
guanxi (关系) - chinese: a central idea in the Chinese business society; the ways of getting things done by doing favours - “once a favour is done, an unspoken obligation exists, [so] people often try to refuse gifts, because, sooner or later, they may have to repay the debt”
meraki (μεράκι) - greek: doing something with passion, absolute devotion and attention, with soul and love; when you put something of yourself into what you’re doing
pena ajena - (mexican) spanish: the embarrassment you feel because of the actions of others or someone else’s humiliation; second-hand embarrassment

list no.1

Its absolutely ridiculous people say that Frisk is a racist stereotype portrayal of an Asian person, if you say such a thing, you are the one being racist, because theres absolutely nothing about them that would match an Asian person, Asian people don’t have actual long slit eyes wider than their mouth. the” -_-” face is not racist.

Frisk’s hair isn’t even that dark of a brown, and their skin is school bus yellow. not even people with jaundice have skin that yellow. Frisk has yellow skin because they don’t have a defined race, like a smiley, emoji or a lego mini-figure. No matter what color your skin is, your age, your gender, your religion, your language, you can relate to Frisk. 
 

Just look at their face, 14x10

Thats only 140 pixels. their eyes and mouth are 2x1 black pixels. you are getting worked up and accusing racism for a total of 6 black pixels. 

It’s not cultural or racial appropriation, no one owns the color yellow!

….uh okay, no culture or race owns the color yellow. 


Focus on something that matters instead of slandering a game to make yourself seem like some sort of victim fighting against a case of nonexistent oppression, you just make people with real cases of oppression get less attention. 
And no, I don’t NEED to be any specific genetic makeup to talk about this. If you said people of a certain skin color cannot participate in a matter than does not physically require any specific skin color, you are the one engaging in racism. 

You said it Flowey. If someone spreads these lies, they deserve to be publicly outed for slander and for taking the attention away from REAL issues. 

Unpopular opinion: I don’t get Ford/Lardo?? Like as a graduating senior I wouldn’t date a freshman because my life is in a totally different place and our needs wouldn’t really intersect at all. I really really really want more Lardo mentoring Ford and helping her balance manager stuff and having a life of her own, but I DO NOT like them in a romantic or sexual relationship because it feels really wrong to me. I doubly hate Ford/Lardo/Shitty because that suddenly feels like an older couple being predatory towards someone who’s vulnerable. Part of this feeling is because I want to see where ngozi is going to take the story, but part of it is because I’ve seen what dating older people did to me and my friends. It makes me uncomfortable on such a deep level I can’t even articulate it.