There is no good and evil there is only power
I swear to god I tried to scroll.
The author of a new book on asexuality talks about growing up without desire and dating without physical intimacy
I’m in Salon again. It’s pretty cool because I actually got to talk about some of our community’s political issues, though some stuff I said about intersectionality got chopped. As is predictable, the comments are already filling up with “lol mentally ill” and “this isn’t SCIENCE,” so tread carefully should you decide to look.
the first female chinese immigrant to america was a sixteen-year-old girl who was part of a cultural exhibit where she sat in a life-size diorama and people watched her eat with chopsticks while wearing silk clothes and that’s really all you need to know about the commodification of chinese women
Afong Moy. Her name was Afong Moy. Say the names of people who should be remembered.
"We should see color. We should see religion. We should see homosexuality. We should see gender identity. We should see all the things that make people and the world different and not pretend that we are colorblind or that one story is enough to represent a whole group of people.- Author Sara Farizan, “Everyone Wants To Be the Hero Sometimes” (CBC Diversity)
But we should also remember that most people have the same kinds of feelings and wants. Everyone wants to be the hero sometimes."
So I have decided that my favorite interaction to have with people in this costume is a very specific one: fake geek boys.
Specifically, on many, many occasions, I have had a guy come up to me and praise me for doing a comic version of Loki… and then not actually know which one this is. They call me Classic Loki, or they guess that it’s from the 70’s or the 90’s— I’ve gotten this a surprising number of times.
"Hey, you actually did a comic Loki! That’s great. Your costume’s pretty good, too— [insert failed guess at what my source material was here]."
Pretty good? Pretty good? Bitch, please:
I look like I stepped off the fucking page. Don’t you dare say it’s “pretty good.” It’s fucking flawless. I am not impressed by you. Please stop trying.
Photo courtesy of Senpai Photo Studio
*disclaimer: I don’t care if people don’t know which version of Loki I am. I love people commenting on my costume no matter what, and it’s a lot of fun to introduce people to my favorite Loki. I am a relatively new fan to comics myself, and I do not care how many you have read, even if that number is zero. If you saw the Avengers and thought the villain was pretty cool, and that’s why you’re talking to me, great! Hell, if you just think the costume is fun, awesome!
What irks me is guys— and it’s always guys— acting like they know when they don’t. I can’t decide if it’s a pathetic attempt at flirting or what, but I thoroughly enjoy the look on their faces when I tell them exactly where it came from, and show them one of my source pictures on my phone. Because I guarantee that these same guys would, given the chance, pull the “fake geek girl” bullshit on any number of others at the con, including most of the other Loki cosplayers. Don’t mess with my doubles.
It’s the attitude with which the comments are delivered, really. Don’t pretend you know your shit just to impress me. It’s not going to work. You’re going to look like a jackass. It’s okay to not know. Do not nod and pretend you knew all along when I correct you.
France’s politicians and community leaders have criticised the “intolerable” violence against Paris’ Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally led to the vandalizing and looting of Jewish businesses and the burning of cars. It is the third time in a week where pro-Palestinian activists have clashed with the city’s Jewish residents. On Sunday, locals reported chats of “Gas the Jews” and “Kill the Jews”, as rioters attacked businesses in the Sarcelles district, known as “little Jerusalem”.
Manuel Valls, France’s primeministersaid: “What happened in Sarcelles is intolerable. An attack on a synagogue and on a kosher shop is simply anti-Semitism. Nothing in France can justify this violence.”
Also from the article —
The government had banned a demonstration planned in Paris for Saturday, but posters were seen around the area which said “Come equipped with hammers, fire extinguishers and batons” and promised a “raid on the Jewish district”.
France has around half a million Jews, the biggest population in Europe, and around five million Muslims.
The Society for the Protection of the Jewish Community’s figures suggest that anti-Jewish violence is seven times higher than in the 1990s, and 40% of racist violence is against Jews, despite them making up just 1% of the population.
In March 2012, a shooting spree by Mohammed Merah in the south of France left three French soldiers, three Jewish schoolchildren and a rabbi dead. The gunman claimed a connection to al Qaeda.
More than a thousand Jews have made aliyah (the term used when Jews immigrate to Israel) in the past 10 days, according to the Israeli government.
"I came because of anti-Semitism,” said teary-eyed Veronique Rivka Buzaglo, one of 430 immigrants who arrived from France the day before.
this happened 2 months ago and i had no idea until today. please reblog this, its so important that people talk about antisemitism and dont just sweep it under the rug
I knew about this but it’s still terrifying. My family (and many others of course ) went through this shit during WWII and here it is again.
blackboard is the worst invention of all time because there’s literally no way to escape your homework. sick with the flu? homework’s on blackboard. snow day? homework’s on blackboard. house burned down? use your fucking phone because the fucking homework’s on blackboard
Is more than just my school on blackboard????
WE ARE ALL ON BLACKBOARD.
I mean, not really. I’m on something called Sakai now.
But I WAS on blackboard!