the thing about equality

anonymous asked:

Was Dylan more a KMFDM or Rammstein guy? And Eric?

Actually, Dylan was more of a Chemical Brothers guy.  I’d say that he and Eric loved KMFDM and Rammstein about equally.  Those two bands were their thing as friends together. It was their bonding thing because the two went to a concert that had KMFDM as an opening act for Rammstein.  What more could two fans ask for?  Good times.

seriously why people always wanna talk about how patriarchy affects men

like how do you hear something like “you throw like a girl!” and not realize that while one boy is being teased, literally the entire female sex is being told they suck at physical activity.

how can you look at that and just want to say “see! patriarchy hurts boys!!” No it doesn’t, not systemically. It tries to train them into actually being stronger than women, meaner to women. It teaches them that weak, and stupid are Girl things, and therefore all things girls do are stupid, inferior to things Boys do. How you want to look at that and say “yes, and look how that can hurt boys’ feelings!!” ???

Like no. i don’t wanna talk about boys. I don’t want to hear how their feelings got hurt when they got called a girl, as if their feelings getting hurt somehow overshadows the fact that being female is a shame, an insult, a curse. And I don’t understand why someone would want to make a boy’s feelings a priority in feminism. It’s a side effect, one that can be easily fixed if men wanted to fix it. They could start standing up for women, the women and girls in their life, they could teach their sons that women are not inferior, that the people who use ‘girl’ as an insult are in the wrong. 

But for some reason it has become feminism’s job, women’s job, to take care of boys’ and men’s feelings and comfort them. Just like always. Color me shocked.

7 things about the Black Lives Matter policy platform you probably didn’t know

1. It is focused on, but not exclusive to, black people.

There’s a saying that’s become popular in the movement: “When black people get free, everyone gets free.” The Movement for Black Lives’ policy platform is a prime example of what that reality could look like.

The platform is focused on the lived experiences of black people in the United States and their efforts to combat poverty, incarceration, inadequate schooling, unemployment and inferior health care. But it also speaks out against the privatization of natural resources.

“We seek democratic control over how resources are preserved, used and distributed and do so while honoring and respecting the rights of our Indigenous family,” the platform says, a statement that’s especially resonant as the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline rages on.

The platform also takes a strong stance in support of Palestinian liberation, one that earned them condemnation from some Jewish American groups in the United States.

2. It took one year to write.

The platform took months to put together. Dozens of community-basedorganizations planned, met and drafted the policy proposal beginning in 2015, when the groups met in Cleveland for their first national convening.

3. More than 40 organizations came together to write it.

The Movement for Black Lives is a network of dozens of grassroots, including Black Youth Project 100, Dream Defenders and the Ella Baker Center for Human Righs and community organizations spread across the country. Its leadership is diverse and purposefully spread out. When it came time to write the policy platform, dozens of groups provided input as part of the Movement for Black Lives’ policy forum.

4. It goes way beyond criminal justice.

The Movement for Black Lives earned its place in the country’s political landscape by making the demand that “Black Lives Matter” in response to increasingly public police killings of black people. But the platform is wide-ranging and goes far beyond black people’s interactions with law enforcement. It touches on everything from increasing federal support for historically black colleges and universities to divesting from the use of fossil fuels, which activists say poison black communities.

5. Yes, it calls for economic reparations.

One of the more controversial parts of the platform calls for economic reparations for colonization and slavery. But the platform attempts to take those things from theoretical to tangible by spelling out exactly what the reinvestment of resources should look like. For instance, the platform calls for retroactive forgiveness of student loans and a guaranteed minimum wage for black workers.

6. It was released after the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions — for a reason.

The platform was deliberately released on Aug. 1, just after the end of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. That, according to organizers involved in the process, was intentional.

“Because we’re speaking radical and transformational change, not just minor tweaks to an existing system, that transformational change will be driven from the ground up,” M. Adams, co-executive director of Freedom, Inc. and member of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table leadership team, told Mic in August. “Therefore we’re not only thinking about election cycles. We wanted to offer something that elevated and articulated a shared set of priorities that’s connected to movements before this political moment and after this moment.”

7. It’s an exhaustive list of 40 policy recommendations.

It’s an exhaustive look at the hopes and goals of a generation of black organizers. Look for yourself. 

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2 equally important things about relationships:

  • even very happy and healthy relationships are not perfect in every way. some people brag that they never argue with their partners, but don’t expect that. my relationship might seem perfect based on my posts on here, but that doesn’t mean we don’t argue and get mad at each other sometimes. however, when we do, we talk it out and make up and reaffirm our love and respect for each other. people are complicated and it’s natural for there to be some conflict in any relationship. a better measure of a relationship than whether you argue is how you handle it when you do. if you don’t handle it so well, you might be able to work together to learn to handle it better.
  • sometimes a relationship isn’t happy and healthy, or just isn’t right for you, even if you really want it to be. sometimes people feel a lot of pressure to overlook the problems in a relationship and stay together against their instincts, and this can be even harder for same-gender couples — you might feel obligated to prove to the world that same-gender relationships are legitimate by showing that yours is good, or you might worry that you’d be letting your community down by breaking up, or you might fear that it will be too hard to find someone else. this is completely understandable, but in the end only you can determine that your relationship is right for you, and if it isn’t, then it isn’t. you matter, and you deserve a relationship that is good for you.
If there is one thing I’ve learned about you it’s that you are equally as self destructive as I am.
You didn’t want to fall in love with me, infact I’m positive you didn’t want to fall in love at all. Between the two of us we managed to sabotage something beautiful and now your name burns in my throat like a shot of cheap vodka. Leaving a taste so vile I can’t help but spit you out. We really were just two shitty people trying to destroy each other before we destroyed ourselves.
—  You’re just another poem.
7 Characteristics Of Libra | TheZodiacCity.com

1. Don’t expect to be “half-assed” and think they will just stick around.

2, Your body language tells them a LOT about you.

3. Don’t judge them for having that “quite often” urge to shop.

4. They’ll flirt…. just because they can.

5. They don’t like to be called procrastinators, they just do “procrastinator-like” things. Understand?

6. They like to see the real you. Be real, just be real.

7. Appreciate their ability to be neutral and fair. Not everyone gives a damn about things being equal.

RFA Yandere Headcanons

Warning: The following might contain dark content which can either make you uncomfortable or trigger you. Read at your own risk. And semi-long post, I suppose?

Yoosung:

Yoosung’s source of inspiration to do anything productive in life always came from a person. Prior to her passing, Rika was this source. However, later, you replaced her. You showed him the kindness that he needed, you believed in him far more than he ever believed in himself, and you gave him the sincerest love that he could ever wanted.

He became addicted.

Your kindness, your smiles, your love; he wanted it all directed at him, and he did not want to share it with anyone. This obsession caused him to become a tyrant who was controlled by his jealousy. His detrimental actions began with small things. First, he expressed his distaste about how you treated everyone equally, and that as your love, he deserves to be your top priority. Then, when his desire for your time and attention began to increase, it escalated to the point where he cut off your contact from everyone else but himself; so that he was would be sole person in your life.

He would be the only person who deserved your love and time.


Zen:

It was no new news to anyone that whatever Zen did, or pursued, he did it with passion, and he dedicated himself entirely to it. So, when he began his relationship with you, he was extremely dedicated and loyal to you. He wanted to spoil you and treat you like the princess he believed you to be.

And so, he became extremely overprotective.

You were not exactly super popular amongst men per se. However, you did receive your fair share of flirtatious remarks; and they would walk up to you in order to receive your phone number and such. The only issue was that this only happened when you were out with Zen. The actor did not take this nicely. If so many filthy beasts approached you when you were with him, then how bad was it when you were out in public a l o n e? This led him to become extremely protective of you, to the point where he would not allow you to be alone with another male, much less go out anywhere without him.

He was just protecting you from the filth out there. After all, he was the only beast whose wild side you would ever need to see.


Jaehee:

Baehee Jaehee absolutely adored you and treasured her friendship with you. You gave her the courage to pursue her dreams and selflessly supported her without asking for anything in return. This made her feel somewhat insecure because in this relationship, for her, you were the only one who was giving and she was the one taking. She began to fear that if she did not reciprocate the giving part in your ‘friendship’ then you would leave her.

You were the only person that she had. She could not possibly let that happen.

And so, she began to go to extra miles to pay back your kindness. You have too much work? Don’t worry, she’ll do it for you. You do not feel like doing something that you need to? Don’t worry, she’ll take over and finish it for you. Her ‘helping’ got to the point where all together, she would do everything for you. As a result, you came to have all the time in the world, and she was always busy. Too busy to even share a small “hi, how are you” with you. This led you seek the company of other RFA’s members, which she did not like. She became possessive to the point where she began to emotionally blackmail you. She threatened to hurt herself if you ever left her behind for others.

“Is my best not enough for you? Would you like my life itself too?


Jumin:

Jumin loved you. He loved you so much, he was unable to express it with words. And so, he began to express it with actions. He wanted to do everything for you and in order to do everything for you, he needed to know everything about you. This led him to conduct his own entire research of you. He took notes about everything: from your lifestyle to all of your small and adoring perks. And it was unfortunate that there were things about your lifestyle that he did not like.

And so, he took control.

First, he persuaded you to move out from your place due to it’s ‘poor and unsatisfactory conditions’ and move in with him. Once that was accomplished and you were in a place where he could keep a track of you constantly, slowly but surely, he forced you to cut ties with people that he deemed to be unworthy for someone of your class. And that was like pretty much everyone you knew except for him. From that point on, his control increased to the point where what you wanted and what he wanted for you became two different things. And your control over your own needs and wants ceased and his order became obligatory.

He became the authority; your caretaker, your lover.  You saved him from his loneliness but instead, you became the slave to his crazy love. 


Seven:

It was love at first sight. As soon as he had opened the materials in order to conduct a background search on you, he had noticed how his heart beat felt faster by just a second. Dare he say, he was almost smitten. Originally, Seven had no plans to do act on the feelings he had developed for you because he was ‘too dangerous.’ However, that changed, when your life was put in danger.

In that instance, he realized, that he was only one who could protect you.

And so, this led him to act on his feelings and confess to you. It was fortunate that you reciprocated his feelings and everything was well. That was until he began to become paranoid which led him to install tracking applications in your electronic devices. He was aware of your whereabouts and your every actions. You felt watched at every second of the day. His reasoning for this was that he needed to protect you. However, when all this watching became too overwhelming and you asked him to decrease it, he didn’t. As a result, you threatened to leave him if he did not abide by your wishes. This did nothing but add fuel to the fire because it resulted him in tying tracking wires around your wrists that could only be removed by him. 

Everything is for your own good.

okay but i’m so glad that rowlet literally just rides around and sleeps in ash’s bag like almost 24/7 and just pops out as necessary for plot like for one thing how cute is that for another thing it literally fits in there perfectly so where the fuck does ash even keep his school supplies or his camping supplies or literally anything. “sorry professor kukui i don’t have my homework rowlet hekkin crushed it ? ?? “ i’m sorry ash that excuse probaly don’t fly when you live in the teacher’s loft i guess

i could go on a tangent on how wonderful this is because it totally fits into the whole thing alola has about people and pokemon sharing space together as equals as friends as living mates as partners everything and it’s a fun new spin on the whole “pokemon pops out of pokeball because it wants to do things ha ha ha! brick joke” that’s been a thing since the beginning of the anime 20 years ago

but mostly i love it because ash can just be like “SUMMON BORB”

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You know what I really fucking love about Marlana? (everything)

No but really, aside from everything, one specific thing that I love about them is that they had equally interesting but “opposite” wardrobe changes as their characters developed.

Alana started out with the wrap dresses, which were usually not layered with anything, and then by season 3 she was wearing three piece suits. She armored up. Did she abandon femininity? Hell no. But she still, finally, after implicitly trusting Jack, Hannibal, and Will and being betrayed in that trust by literally all of them, learned to protect herself. She withdrew her trust and the physical armor of the suits reflected that change nicely. (One could also argue that she consciously or unconsciously was imitating Hannibal.)

Margot, on the other hand, started out with these incredibly stiff and layered outfits. Her hair buns were sleek and severe, and her lipstick reflected that. Need I say anything about the shoulder pads–designed to make her appear larger, more intimidating? Yes, Margot was protecting herself with these layers of clothing, I don’t think anyone failed to pick up on that. And then she meets Alana. And she makes this switch to softer clothing choices, and hairstyles, and makeup. But only with her.

I find this to be really awesome because both of these wardrobe choices were incredibly well-thought-through. Both of them accurately reflected the development each of them was going through. And that’s really cool because a lot of the time in media you see more masculine girls lauded for becoming more feminine in coming-of-age stories, or by contrast, feminine girls who become more masculine to redeem themselves (e.g. Regina George in Mean Girls). And what I love about Marlana is that there’s none of that, because both of their transformations were intensely personal and reflected what they personally were going through.

ZMD19 - Babysitting

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With his phone jammed between his shoulder and his ear, Zuko fumbles around in the fridge with one hand while the other keeps a carton of eggs balanced on top of the butter. The precariousness of the situation derives from the fact that he’s kind of distracted, too busy trying to concentrate on the argument he’s having with his mother.

“I don’t understand why you won’t just let me do it, Mom. I offered, okay?”

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My favourite thing about Bellarke? They’re equal. Equal in partnership, in decisions, in trust, in leadership, in life.

They regard each other in literally everything. They value each others opinions and properly take on what the other has to say in order to come down to one decision. They work together, equally giving and taking.

Whether or not these two will be canon (which I have full belief in), they have an undeniably strong relationship. 

Types as Harry Potter Characters

ISTP 

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“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”


ESTP

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“The thing about growing up with Fred and George is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”


INTP

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“I’ve never stunned anyone except in our D.A. lessons. That was noisier than I thought it would be.”


ENTP

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“Ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies.”

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