To celebrate the incredibly exciting news that Janelle Monáe and Kimbra will be touring Australia together, I plan to listen (and dance) to their cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin” all day.
holy shitballs I am so keen for this
Parent to child at the library:Shhh...remember what we said about being loud in the library?
Child:We'll wake up the books.
I still fangirl when i see that evilfeminist has reblogged me.
I got bored so this what Google gives for every state.
California is a place. Thanks for stating the obvious about my home state, Google.
New Jersey is a state. That is true
Michigan is the best state.
This clearly shows how michiganders actually feel despite hard evidence to the contrary.
NH is a state.
yes, how observant
Y’know people say shit about social media along the lines of ‘OMG no one cares what anyone had for breakfast’ and like.
I do? I care. I’m pretty sure a lot of people care. I want to hear that the people I care about are having delicious breakfasts or saw something odd at work or flirted with a cute barista. Or just any little thoughts they have that they feel are worth sharing.
I’ve always kind of assumed that’s how you’re supposed to feel about your friends.
Disabled characters are written into stories for one reason: the disability. Do most people actually believe real disabled people spend our days obsessing about being cured? Or rhapsodizing about killing ourselves? Here is the truth: Disabled people barely ever even think about our disabilities. When we do think about them, it’s usually because we are dealing with an oppressive, systemic problem, such as employment discrimination. Can’t there ever be a disabled character in a book or film just because? Where the topic doesn’t ever come up? All sorts of interesting stories can be written about a disabled character, without the disability ever being mentioned. You know, just like real people.
The vast majority of writers who have used disabled characters in their work are not people with disabilities themselves. Because disabled people have been peripheral for centuries, we’ve been shut out of the artistic process since the beginning. As a result, the disabled characters we’re presented with usually fit one or more of the following stereotypes: Victim, Villain, Inspiration, Monster. And the disabled character’s storyline is generally resolved in one of a few ways: Cure, Death, Institutionalization.
I know of a disabled woman who, in a writing class, wrote a disabled character into her story. The rest of the class spent all day trying to determine what her character’s disability “symbolized”, and refused to believe her when she said the character just had a disability, she wasn’t there for some grand purpose.(via youneedacat)