Because Kirk once said ‘where I come from, size,
shape or color makes no difference.’
Because of the Vulcan concept of IDIC,
Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations, a celebration of differences.
Because Star Trek showed me a world where we don’t just tolerate or accept
diversity, we celebrate it.
Because Star Trek showed me a future where there
was peace, a united earth.
Because Star Trek showed me a future where race,
nationality, religion, gender, and sexuality did not determine the value of a
Because Star Trek showed me a world where we respect ourselves, respect
the environment, respect other cultures, and respect people.
I love Star Trek
because it gives me hope that humanity can do better and be better. We can
still do better.
this is literally absurd and unacceptable. like ~sorry~ to repost people’s artwork (they all have sources) but this took 30s of looking in the sombra tag and 30s of color swatching.
don’t whitewash people of color. don’t reblog/retweet whitewashed artwork. think before you reblog artwork, even when you’re hyped up about the release of a character like sombra, especially for other white fans (like me) who might not be conscious of this all the time.
this is completely unacceptable. tell your friends (and me!!) when they retweet/reblog whitewashed art. take down whitewashed art when you notice you reblog it or someone tells you. this hurts people of color!! they’re in the fandom too and they see this!!! obviously, because it’s the primary fucking content post-sombra announcement ffs!!
we cannot tolerate whitewashing people & characters of color, period.
(ps: a requisite note that paleness does not equal whiteness, which is a separate issue from whitewashing and i don’t want to imply that the two are the same)
in my class we have a zero tolerance policy. no bullies. it keeps fists still and words unsaid. how do i tell them that our country just gave the bullies not only another chance but every chance. that this man can say anything he wants, but if they use those words, they will be in detention.
children are so often compared to sponges. what they see, they become. we made a role model out of a slime mold.
how do i tell young girls to love themselves when they are told that being flat is a sin by the nation’s leader. how do i encourage them to come forwards with problems when they are watching what happens to sexual assault victims. how the judges will make up reasons to pardon. how can i tell them to be more than a housewife when the vice president compares the natural process of their bodies to murder.
how can i teach young boys to be gentle when their leader is aggressive. how can i teach them it’s okay to be in love when love is rewritten as a score of marriages and groping strange women. how can i say in one breath “you are allowed to feel things” and in the other have our nation’s leader mock weakness on national television. how can i show them they can be better than the generation before them when they are given no reason that their behavior needs alteration. how do you teach someone to mature when a person can be stuck in middle school and still be president.
how do i teach my children your skin color doesn’t matter in school when it matters on the street. how dare i. how dare i tell them that i’ll make sure students with disabilities get what they need when the president mocks them openly. how dare i tell them that all religions should be respected when others face a possible resurgence of a nazi regime. how dare i even talk about bullies when we have made them center stage.
our children grow up to be what they see. i teach books and art and love and to be gentle when handling things. the day after the election the girl with two moms was crying. people just watched her. nobody said anything. they all looked down at their own hands and couldn’t find the words.
god, if you’re out there, let somebody big take on the bullies. hell, let me at him if you think that i’m ready. i just want my children to be okay.
i want them to believe peace can win. even after everything.
People say all the time, ‘Well, I don’t understand how people could have tolerated slavery?’ 'How could they have made peace with that?’ 'How could people have gone to a lynching and participated in that?’ 'That’s so crazy, if I was living in that time I would never have tolerated anything like that.’ And the truth is we are living in this time, and we are tolerating it.
As an atheist, I see nothing “wrong” in believing in a God. I don’t think there is a God, but belief in him does no harm. If it helps you in any way, then that’s fine with me. It’s when belief starts infringing on other people’s rights when it worries me. I would never deny your right to believe in a God. I would just rather you didn’t kill people who believe in a different God, say. Or stone someone to death because your rulebook says their sexuality is immoral. It’s strange that anyone who believes that an all-powerful all-knowing, omniscient power responsible for everything that happens, would also want to judge and punish people for what they are.
Honestly I wonder how many women would have “grown out” of being tomboys if we had literally ever seen adult butch women on TV or in a movie or read about one. We occasionally get the little girl character who likes playing in the mud or catching bugs (which, don’t get me wrong, is great) but nothing after childhood. It’s like girls are being told, “we’ll tolerate this for a little while but eventually you have to be consumable.”
They say that time heals all wounds but personally I disagree with that statement, a wound never fully heals I believe we just learn to tolerate the things breaking us, we’re able to bury them inside for longer making us able to make the world think it’s ok
I realise this is going to sound very twee, but being a tabletop game designer gives me a certain stark perspective on how cynically performative a lot of this “punch a Nazi today!” stuff is.
I mean, I’m all in favour of punching Nazis, but having been deeply involved in various geek communities for a lot of years, I know for a fact that this attitude is a great deal more recent than many of us would care to admit. The truth is that for most of that span, we openly tolerated the presence of actual fascists among our ranks in the interest of not “dividing the community”.
Like, it’s really cool that we’re all about Nazi punching now, but where was this fervour twenty - or even ten - years ago when a shared interest in pretending to be vampires was more important to us than the fact that we were playing pretend with literal Nazis?
Let us not feign surprise that there are fascists in our midst; not only did we know they were there, we welcomed them with open arms!
Transgender woman Dandara dos Santos was physically tortured, shot and killed on Feb. 15 in Fortaleza, Brazil.
But it’s the cellphone video showing the savage beating now circulating on social media that has brought dos Santos’ death into the global spotlight, the New York Times reported.
The video led to the arrests of three teenagers and two men for the crime, but Brazilian authorities are still looking for more people in connection with the homicide.
“Any act that seeks to destroy life has my deepest disgust,” Camilo Santana, the governor of Ceará, wrote in a Facebook post about the incident. “We will not tolerate this kind of violence.” Read more (3/9/17 3:21 PM)
laurenjauregui: I’ve cried and I’ve thought and vented. I’ve been angry and sad and so hurt by the prospect of so many people around me feeling validated in their hatred or frightened for their safety and future. There is no in between. There is no justification for the support of such a person. I have been consuming for too long..being part of it for too long. There is way too much to be fighting for right now in this world. @lenadunham posted this with a beautiful beautiful caption..in these hours of darkness all we can do is come together and let our voices be heard as loud and as peacefully and as united as we can. We the people, of the United States of America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave will have to organize and act and fight peacefully for our rights as the beautiful melting pot of human expression we are. We need to show the world that we are not afraid to be who we are. We are not tolerant of injustice and intolerance and ignorance. We are intelligent and strong and beautiful and we will NEVER allow our voices to be silenced. Not while my Constitution gives me a right to organize and protest and be involved and speak. I will use my voice for those who feel they do not have one, and we will all come together and fight this battle of social reform once and for all! Let’s show them that we are brave and that we spread love and peace and take no shit from anyone who expects our acceptance of their hatred. We will love them harder, because they can’t see the world we do. The world of safety and peace where no matter who we are, or where we come from, or how we choose to navigate this crazy world we’ve been given..we ALL have the right to Liberty and Justice and Happiness. I love you all! Keep spreading your love and your light and who you are. I encourage you to go out into your communities and be part of movements around you with people who are just as sick of this shit as we are. Let’s use our light and voices! Let’s start moving this darkness out of our consciousness and seriously find each other and the Earth again. I’m working on some stuff right now..putting together things getting in contact with people..We’ll do this the right way, the smart way.❤️❤️