1. theawinde:

    isaia:

    quadhonks:

    I know my crappy pics don’t fully illustrate my point
    I’m just sick of going to movies or reading comics and out of the infinite possibilities out there for aliens, male aliens are the only ones who ever have any sort of variety

    breathtaking and timeless

    Accurate

    (Source: quadhaunts)

    Tagged #sexism
     
  2. glockgal:

    see-linewoman:

    red3blog:

    This is from March of 1989 and was on the #3 rated show in the country. I’m having a hard time imagining anything similar today because so many people are committed to the myth that this lesson has been learned.

    I agree that we wouldn’t see this on TV today but not for those reasons. It’s not because TV executives think rape culture is over. They wouldn’t show it because they want to make as much money as humanly possible and there is a belief, an incorrect and misguided belief, that you can’t say things like this and attract a wide audience. It’s the same principle that eradicated all the great black sitcoms from the 90s including shows like this one. Remember Moesha, The Fresh Prince, Martin, The Wayans, Living Single, Sister Sister, The Arsenio Hall Show? Remember their multi-faceted portrayals of blackness? They’re gone and wouldn’t see the light of day in this “golden era” of television. In the 90s, networks like Fox, for instance, needed to make money and were in the position to take risks. We got UPN, the CW, WB. All these great outlets for entertainment, and I hesitate to say “black” entertainment because these shows were loved by everyone. They were made by us (which is huge) and for us, but they didn’t feel as limiting as say a Tyler Perry movie. But once big money started to roll in and networks started to perk up, they didn’t need us anymore. It became harder for black television and filmmakers to find jobs behind the scenes. If there are no black voices, all that multifaceted goodness just goes down the drain. And let’s not forget the FCC and how they rule with an arbitrary, puritanical, iron fist. In governing the networks, they too are responsible for limited discourse and representation like this scene here. Anyway, I’m rambling. But you get the picture. Networks are well aware of the issues, but if it’s not going to make them money then they aren’t going to talk about it. When they believe defeating rape culture is cool again, they’ll talk about it. When they believe black people on screen will make them money, like in say Basketball Wives, The Real House Wives, The Bad Girls Club (in all their ratchet glory) they’ll cast them. But until then, we are shit out of luck. 

    Everything about this is perfect from the gifset to the extremely on point commentary by @see-linewoman about networks and the way TV works and how black culture is blatantly exploited for ratings.  Don’t be a complacent viewer.  Learn to discern!

    (Source: matildaswormwood, via karenhealey)

    Tagged #diversity
     
  3. unclemother:

    IM SCREAMING

     
  4. certaintendencies:

    daffydthomas:

    My neighbours cat likes making me late for my school bus (also excuse my gross wheezing of a laughter„)

    this should be a video game

    (via miggylol)

     
    Tagged #cats
     

  5. animatedamerican:

    patrickat:

    Censorship: The government says, “No, you cannot publish that.”

    Not censorship: Your consumers say, “No, I find this problematic and I will not buy it.”

    Yup.

    Also not censorship: Your consumers say “All of you writers/artists need to stop doing the problematic thing if you want us to buy your product,” and encourage other consumers to say the same.

    Also also not censorship: A fellow consumer of media says “Your arguments about how this is not problematic are wrong, and/or you are a jerk.”

    (Arguably a form of censorship but not a violation of constitutional freedom of speech: the publisher / network / producer / website owner says “No, you cannot use my platform to say that.”)

    And while I am pretty vehemently anti-censorship for a whole host of reasons, if you cite freedom of speech as a defense when called out for saying something repugnant, I will almost immediately take you a hell of a lot less seriously.

    (via seananmcguire)

     
  6. my-peter-parker-universe:

    Natasha Romanov-Black Widow

    Iron Man 2, Avengers, Captain America 2 

     
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  8. infinite-mirrors:

    i think if you take out the music it becomes pretty clear that red and black is the comic relief part of the show

     
  9. Tagged #shoes
     
  10. metaneira:

    let-them-eat-vag:

    Cats in some motherfuckin scarves I know it’s fall now

    zandr i’m going to knit the cats some scarves okay

    (Source: catblrr, via miggylol)

    Tagged #cats #fall