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    reclaimingthenativetag:

k-the-man:

reclaimingthenativetag:

Chipewyan, a name given to us by the Cree which means ‘pointed skin’, (in reference to the clothes the Chipewyan wore) is an Aboriginal group that spans across the northern parts of Canada. However, most Chipewyan prefer to be called Dene (‘the people’) in place of Chipewyan.
I am not Indian. I have no ancestors from India.
I am a mixed race First Nations person whose history is rooted in the Dene people from Canada and the Aztec people in El Salvador.
Indigenous people are not a costume. Indigenous people are not a trend. Indigenous people are important and need to start getting the respect they deserve. - Mod M

While you’re at it don’t dress up as pirates either because pirates are not a costume. Pirates are not a trend. Pirates are important and need to start getting the respect they deserve. 
I say we just ban costumes over all so we don’t offend any group of people, because we all know; If you are offended, you’re always in the right.

Case 237618361318 of white people not getting it. - Mod M

    reclaimingthenativetag:

    k-the-man:

    reclaimingthenativetag:

    Chipewyan, a name given to us by the Cree which means ‘pointed skin’, (in reference to the clothes the Chipewyan wore) is an Aboriginal group that spans across the northern parts of Canada. However, most Chipewyan prefer to be called Dene (‘the people’) in place of Chipewyan.

    I am not Indian. I have no ancestors from India.

    I am a mixed race First Nations person whose history is rooted in the Dene people from Canada and the Aztec people in El Salvador.

    Indigenous people are not a costume. Indigenous people are not a trend. Indigenous people are important and need to start getting the respect they deserve. - Mod M

    While you’re at it don’t dress up as pirates either because pirates are not a costume. Pirates are not a trend. Pirates are important and need to start getting the respect they deserve. 

    I say we just ban costumes over all so we don’t offend any group of people, because we all know; If you are offended, you’re always in the right.

    Case 237618361318 of white people not getting it. - Mod M

     
  3. 02:28 7th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from youneedmetosurvive

    Tags: giveaway

    dylanships:

    soo remember when I made this giveawaya couple of months back?

    As promised, I announced 20 winners - however, two of them have failed to send me their prompts to this day, despite several reminders. Now, I could just say “their loss”, but I promised 20 presents, so I’ll make 20 gifsets/fics and draw 2 new winners out of the people who reblog this post (this one, not the old one!!!).

    same rules apply

    • must be following me
    • only one reblog
    • likes don’t count
    • people who have already won cannot enter (duh)
    • this is a blitz-giveaway. it ends at 6pm CET tomorrow (Monday, April 7th) because I really don’t wanna drag this out any longer

    I’ll announce the two winners tomorrow, contact them and ask them to send me 3-5 prompts for gifsets or drabbles

    knock yourselves out

     
  4. I am not offended by generalizations about white people or cis people.

    fandomsandfeminism:

    fleursdansmescheveux:

    fandomsandfeminism:

    I’m not. If a PoC blogger gets fed up and types out a post about white people without clarifying that they meant “not all white people”, or a trans person posts about cis people without saying “not all cis people” I am not offended.

    Do you want to know why?

    Because in that situation, there is only one of three possible realities:

    1. I think about it and understand that I don’t do those things that the blogger is talking about, and the post isn’t about me really, so I move on.
    2. I think about it and realize that “oh shit” I DO sometimes do whatever it is they are talking about, and I fucking realize that I need to fix that behavior because holy hells I don’t want to be enforcing oppressive bullshit.
    3. It’s a joke at the expense of the oppressive majority. Seriously.

    That’s it. Those are the only Three possibilities. The post either isn’t about me, or I’m getting called out on shit I need to fix, or it’s a joke (and not a joke at the expense of the marginalized but at the expense of the privileged). That’s it. Not something I’m going to fight about.

    Yes but. That’s like saying PoC and trans people should just not be offended by things white and cis people say about them because they know it’s not actually true about them. Can’t we all just make the effort not to say something that might possibly be offensive to someone? People in oppressed minority groups shouldn’t be excused from doing that. Everyone just try not to make generalizations please? And it’s okay if someone politely points out the generalizations you are making, but that’s the thing, we should all try to be polite about it.

    No, it isn’t like that at all. 

    Generalizations about oppressed people are actually harmful. They propagate mico-aggressions and shield oppressive systems.  

    Generalizations about oppressors does not do that. Get some context. 

    Fuck your politeness politics. They are naive and ineffective. 

     
  5. stankface:

    krtro:

    xmissdaryldixon:

    stankface:

    xmissdaryldixon:

    I think I might just give tumblr a break. Bye guys.

    I love passive aggressive posts about me in the tag I helped build

    You know what, fuck you, I have been in this tag just as damn long as you have, before Daryl and Michonne…

    You are reaching. So. Far.

    She said the writers are taking their sweet time developing Michonne as a character to prove that she’s a complex human being as opposed to a love interest or a plain bitch (as has EVERY white woman on the show). Her race wasn’t even involved in this.

    Michonne is an amazing character. The fact that she’s black is a huge plus and adds to her developement in a major way, as do her romantic struggles. But so do her friendships, her family and trauma’s. To act otherwise is to turn her into an angry black woman love interest trope when, out of al twd’s women, she deserves the most plot. So does Daryl. Before those two can even move towards eachother they have to grow, individually.

    Oh yay, another yt girl speaking over black women to invalidate the definition of misogynoir. Makes as much sense as someone with allergies sneezing then someone without allergies “You don’t have allergies. Allergies have nothing to do with that sneeze. You’re just a hypochondriac” 

    It is you who is reaching far my dear mayonnaise stain

    I’m p sure “angry black love interest” isn’t a trope… Seriously side-eyeing that comment. Seriously side-eyeing that yt girl. Idk, man, I don’t get yt people sometimes. We have got to be the most self absorbed group of people on the damn planet.

     
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  7. Pretty pissed at the HIMYM finale, ngl.

     
  8. youw-anchor:

    phototaxis:

    "Tell me all the bad words you know. Go."

    YES

     
  9. Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.

    Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.

    It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …
    — 

    bisexual activist and queer theory blogger Patrick RichardsFink (via fliponymous)

    this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1

    (via haveyouevercriedwolf)

    White people are still the ~standard so that’s not so revolutionary.

    (via dykeprivilege)

    A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes

    A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes

    A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes

    A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes

    A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes

    That’s some bullshit right there.

    (via little-bulldozer)

    If you take away anything from this website, please let it be what I bolded ^

    (via buxombibliophile)

    Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.

    Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.

     
  10. Deputies, we hardly knew ye

    agentotter:

    Okay seriously NO OFFENSE to Deputy Parrish fans, because he is hot and he has the sass and I understand why you like him, I like him too, but here’s the problem I’m having with Jeff Davis right now. (I say “right now” because I have problems with him always.) We know he has problems with writing black characters, in that apparently he thinks that giving them storylines would make Teen Wolf an “issues” show, and we know that he has trouble writing women in that he mostly kills them a lot. But both of Parrish’s predecessors — by which I mean the most visible recurring deputy characters — were black women. So the difference between their presence on the show and his presence on the show is like… REALLY obvious. And depressing.

    The first one didn’t have a name, as far as I know, and I can’t recall her having any lines either, aside from that time Derek flirted with her. She died horribly in Matt’s attack on the sheriff station. The second one didn’t have any lines at all to my recollection (somebody please correct me if I’m wrong I’m mentally blocking out large swaths of season 3A), but we got a name for her and a bit of dialogue about who she was and Stiles’ backstory with her, essentially so that we and Stiles would feel personally invested in her death, despite her total lack of on-screen anything. (She also died horribly, sacrificed by the Darach; all of her character development, if you could call it that, was post-mortem.) [EDIT: I’ve just been reminded she had a few lines, the most significant of which were when she told Danny and some other kids to leave the school. I forgot about it because I was busy shouting at my television at the time with things like NO YOU LEAVE THE SCHOOL. YOU LEAVE IT. YOU’RE OBVIOUSLY ABOUT TO DIE. And then she died. Son of a bitch.]

    The thing is, you could’ve taken either of those deputies and given them any of Parrish’s lines and given them the exact same level of development with zero changes to those scripts. They could’ve sassed back at some assholes and had an Army backstory and bad-ass expertise and moments of cool. But they didn’t get that. They were in the background and then they were dead. And then you have an attractive white guy cast for basically the SAME PART, and his casting is announced in advance, he’s got a name, he’s got an actual part, he’s got a backstory, a few good scenes, dialogue, and springboarding off of that he’s already basically got a fan club.

    My point isn’t that you shouldn’t like him, because I totally support your life choices, A+++ would stare at his pretty eyes again. My point is mostly that the way you write black characters is by writing them. As characters. Like it’s seriously not that fucking hard.

    IDEK I was just thinking about how bad-ass that first female deputy would’ve looked in a flak jacket, doing bomb squad-y stuff. Also, I like to think she and Derek went on a date later and had terrific, life-affirming, no-strings-attached casual sex. With cuddling after. Because goddammit they both deserved it.

     
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