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Regarding the post about “witches” and new-agers wearing salwar kameez and other such items, going around saying that they’re integral or somesuch, I can tell you that there is absolutely no foundation to these claims at all. At all. Garnerian Wicca as instituted in the 1930s was invented by an…

Refound this and reblogging because still relevant, still important. There is no need to steal from other cultures no matter how much you “appreciate them” while blaming your religion for it. Wicca doesn’t require you to wear a bindi any more than it does a hijab or a Plains warbonnet. You can seriously just buy a pentacle necklace or t-shirt. If you wanna feel really mystical and spooky, get a cloak or some rings.

If you really love Indian (India, not American First Nations) culture or whatever other culture, find a metalsmith or seamstress who lives there to make you something at a fair price. They exist! I promise! And you’ll treasure what you bought forever. <3 

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Why does he get mad because you want sex?

fellmoon:

megvnmvrie:

fellmoon:

megvnmvrie:

randomforeverrandom:

hentai-ass:

megvnmvrie:

kokainekate:

megvnmvrie:

From his words

"I’m nothing but a means of your sexual expression and desire" 

"sorry that all that matters to you is my dick"

"what the fuck do you want me to say anymore the basis of every conversation with you is you being naughty"

"How is it gonna be a good thing if we’re a constantly fucking"

"i want your actual love"

"sex is all you fucking care about and it winds me up" 

Then states I turn nasty with him if i don’t get sex and he’s fed up of it because it’s draining him.

"I’m off to sleep soon, i’m fed up and it tires my brain out"

DAMN BITCH IS ONLY ASKING FOR SOME MOTHA FUCKING DICK NOT LIKE IM ASKING FOR A MOTHA FUKIN CHANEL PURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

This is ridiculous. Switch the positions so it becomes a girl with a boyfriend who wants sex all the time and it makes her feel like he only wants her for her body and that he doesn’t respect her when she says “no” and you will realize that it actually is a HUGE problem.

I broke up with my last ex because we only had sex twice a week and i wanted more, maybe I have a problem idk.

Nope it’s miss-match in libido lmfao sexual health is extremely important and finding a partner with a sex drive and sexual interests that match yours is extremely important to the health of the relationship if the couple is going to be intimate

Every time I see this happen to a chick the guy is made out to be a dick because all he wanted was sex but when the tables are turned it’s all good. Fuck that. 

He clearly says ‘I want your actual love.’ Either facilitate that or bounce. Neither person is getting what they want why keep wasting time and bullshitin’? You in seek of meat? Go get that. Leave dude alone. Gon’ put him on blast in some real trick shit. Dude wants a relationship. All these chicks complaining because dudes only wanna dick and dash and homie over here like ‘I actually wanna be with you.’ You put the nigga on front street because of that? That is some trashy shit.

Leave the dude alone go find you some empty sex and be happy. 

If I knew how to give him da luv i would give him do a luv but idk how to do the luv thing and he knew what type of girl i was before getting involved with me considering for 6 months he was stood on the sidelines seeing me with random guys getting fucked… so what do you have to say to that???

1) He came into this with you and was not honest with himself or you about his expectations or understanding of you and your libido. It’s not like your enjoyment of sex is some sort of huge secret someone sprang on him.

2) Do NOT CHANGE to SUIT HIM. or ANY PERSON. In essence he is saying you like to fuck more than he does and it bothers him. The rest of his words, I suspect, are his discomfort at this. I promise you his reasons DO go deeper than this.

3) But to follow up, blame placement will do nothing to solve this. Can he do an open relationship like an adult?

he tells me its all or nothing.

That is a game/ tactic/ manipulation. Classic red flag. “All or nothing” or “Us vs them” or “My way or their way”. When someone does this they are really saying “See it my way and do it my way”.

Again, he came into this KNOWING how you are sexually. Of his OWN CHOICE he decided to be with you, knowing your sex drive. So then he changes his mind. And gives you ultimatums. Fuck a bunch of that. He has not been honest with himself or you about all of this and takes out his reaction on you.

All commentary aside, just break up with him. You are obviously not compatible. There are 6.5 billion other people on this planet, approx. half of which are male, with more aging into and out of your group every day. Go find one.

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theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”

And a quick Google search yields that even Chaucer used “axe” to mean “ask” within his writing. (Source) (Source)

tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not. 

Not to mention ableist- after I lost part of my hearing, I can’t really tell the difference either hearing or saying it.

fellmoon:

darklittlefaun:

loveandddrevenge:

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bonita-albita:

guyfitblr:

And finally someone said it

He is a fucking babe.

This made me laugh

Nah y’all are just brainwashed into thinking makeup is for one gender.

I’ve met guys that secretly wear foundation. You can be a man and care about your appearance and moisturize and use concealer like. Agreed ^

When I was younger and we had a better goth scene, my eyeliner game was strong!

Guys used to wear makeup all the time. Suddenly the tides of patriarchy decided that makeup on women wasn’t just for whores and it became required for us to wear it. Then it was WOMANLY, the opposite of MANLY and the ultimate insult is to be a woman, so men couldn’t wear makeup in a socially-acceptable way anymore. So, you guys fucked up, and now you guys lose. Cry about it some more. Or wear makeup if you want and give no fucks.

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obveously:

pizzatomb:

imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would…

OUR FLAG IS BIGGER THAN YOUR FLAG

(Source: exeggcute)

cultofkimber:

cayacayadeenyall:

cultofkimber:

quantumfemme:

seekingwillow:

priceofliberty:

salon:

Is this a human rights violation?

They’re being forced to risk their lives, so yeah I would say this is a violation of their right to life.

___

Everytime I look around, the US Govt, or some part there-of on  State or National level; is finding a way to reintroduce slavery.

Fucking hell. The prison industrial complex finds new ways to shock, revile and disgust every day.

This isn’t “a way to reintroduce slavery,” though. The 13th Amendment, which ended slavery, was very precisely written:

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

This is why black people make up 14% of the US population and 40% of the prison population and why Native Americans make up less than 1% of the US population but 2% of the prison population.

This isnt slavery. These are people who commit crimes like murder and child molestation that are being punished for there actions through physical labor. God forbid they do something other than sit on their asses all day in jail.

Literally nothing you just said is based in fact. 

The men fighting these fires are all low-level offenders, primarily with charges for drugs, robbery, and other non-violent offenses (and, fyi, non-violent offenses are what 50% of state prisoners and about 90% of federal prisoners are incarcerated for). US prison has largely been a privatized, for-profit industry since the 1980s. Law changes like mandatory minimums for low-level crime have ensured that the incarceration rate has done nothing but skyrocket because private prisons need a steady flow of inmates to turn profit and our government is contractually obligated to provide that steady flow. Hell, drug-related charges account for over half of that rise of rate. Marginalized groups are targeted disproportionately for incarceration through systemic poverty, inaccessible education, social instability, etc (all which increase risk of drug abuse and other criminal behavior), racial profiling by LEOs, and by being given much harsher sentences than more privileged counterparts. And that’s without even touching on wrongful conviction rates, which are about 6% for violent crimes and estimated to be much higher with lesser offenses. 

And criminals are sent to prison as punishment, not for punishment. The confinement and denial of personal agency is the punishment. And prison is meant to serve two purposes: punishment and rehabilitation. Prison work programs are about neither—they exist primarily to defray costs of housing inmates (and, thus, increase profits for private prisons). And bondage, subjugation, and forced labor for other’s financial gain is practically the textbook definition of slavery, so idk what to tell you. There are lots of ways to keep prisoners from “sitting on their asses all day” that don’t involve treating these men and women as unworthy of humane treatment, empathy, and compassion. Hell, work programs are even a really viable option for that when approached with the right intentions.   

Seriously, I really urge you to do some reading about mass incarceration, racial disparities in incarceration, the privatization of the prison industry, etc. if you’re going to have an opinion on this stuff because ignorance isn’t a good look on anyone. 

I used to work for an event company where a major prison foundation held a party. They joked about how to put more people in prison to make money for themselves. These were people so wealthy they could have bought an entire Wal-mart with the rocks in a single bracelet. Tell me that ain’t some scary shit.

kbox-in-the-box:

jean-luc-gohard:

The most dangerous thing society teaches boys and men, especially white boys and men, is that their emotions are objective logic and reason and that anyone who disagrees is being irrational.

Few things frighten me as much as fellow men who a) honestly believe they are devoid of emotion and b) see themselves as superior because of it.

My brother in a nutshell. Also, he thinks women are weak and naturally need protection- it’s biology! Annnd naturally, he carries a gun and has a hairtrigger temper. No one thinks this is abnormal or frightening in any way. Even my mother thinks he’s “just being a man”.

For years I thought I was crazy. Now I know that just about every woman I’d been surrounded by is broken in a fundamental way.

ladiesloveloki:

avengethewholockians:

superwholockianpotter:

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supergreak:

loki-cat:

can we please just take a moment to close our eyes and imagine how insanely hilarious and refreshing a public debate between tony stark and romney would be

2016?

On gay marriage:

“No, you don’t understand, Mittens, of course I recognize gay marriage and complete equal benefits for my employees; I trust them with the best technology and equipment and explosives in the country.  As long as they don’t blow up my facilities, I’ll do whatever’s necessary to keep them happy and healthy.  Explosives, Mittens.”

On reproductive rights:

“Just for a second, close your eyes, and imagine that the Black Widow is your co-worker.  And also lives two floors down from you, so she knows where you sleep.  She once incapacitated me- for my own health, of course, but that’s irrelevant- she can do any job a man can do, better, without breaking a sweat, and she learned ‘enhanced interrogation’ from the KGB.  Do you want to tell her what she can or cannot do with her own body?  I thought not.  Okay, moving on.”

On jobs:

“Who remembers that stock crash when I first came out as Iron Man and said I wasn’t making weapons anymore?”  *uncomfortable snickers from audience* 

“No, go ahead, laugh.  Everyone thought I was crazy.  Pepper thought I was crazy, and I owe her a pony for putting up with me all these years.  Oh, shoot, national TV, now I have to give her one, don’t I?  Anyway, they thought I was crazy, because I was shutting down the biggest branch of SI, where most of our manufacturing and research went.  Investors didn’t have hope.  But you know what?  We took those brilliant people, got some fresh ideas, remodeled some factories, and not one employee got laid off that year.  Because if you people work hard, and work together, and you work in a fair environment where every crazy, brilliant idea has a chance to flourish, then you can take half a company and grow it to bigger than it was before.

And that’s what we need to do with jobs in this country.  These unemployment statistics?  Suck.  So let me give you some numbers about how I plan to fix that, so we can get this country working again.  Here’s the plan: and then he goes and gives statistics, and Romney makes a fish face, because Pepper Gave Him Notecards And He Actually Followed Them.  Well, for this part of the speech. 

On defense:

I am Iron Man, in case you don’t watch the news.  Also, we have a Hulk.  Just putting that out there.  Considering the events of the last few years, I think other countries will think twice about pissing off President Stark.

On green energy: Stark is pretty much still the only name in green energy, and all our new facilities are LEED Gold certified. We’re still working on upgrades to some of the oldest buildings, but they’re well on their way. You know how hard it is to get building permits in California?  So yeah, I support the efforts we make in this country to live more sustainably.  Because I love this country, and I’d like to save it for the long run.  It’s kind of what I do. Because it’s awfully hard to Avenge against pollution. 

And in case they get into a dick size contest over who loves America more…

“I’m in a monogamous relationship with freedom”

i’m crY I CAN NO LONGER HANDLE THIS WORLD

omg help me I’ve fallen down laughing and crying and can’t find the will to get up

Okay, everyone go home. Tony Stark and this post just won the Internet.

#Tony would win #then get really tired of the job #and he’d just make Pepper run the country for him

#And Pepper would most probably run it 9000-120000000x better than any man

So why is he still a Republican?

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The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

I highly recommend reading the entire article.

from the infographic:

Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:

  • only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
  • of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
  • 0% of protagonists are women of color
  • 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
  • 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

Wait a mother fucking second. Don’t start this argument with a science fiction fan. In the genre of science fiction you have to spread it much boarder than just science fiction. Because scifi can be anywhere from It’s Alive to Star Wars to Guardians of the Galaxy.

Science fiction deals with race in a way any film in today’s standards can’t even touch.
Star Trek had the first biracial kiss.
Star Wars has employed actors that would have never been able to receive jobs because of height. Lando owned the millennium falcon before Han!
Firefly the first mate is an African American female!

You can not speak of science fiction without speaking of how ground breaking it can be in the space genre. So don’t think a chart means you truly know the facts when it seems you believe you can lump over a thousand different movies into one genre of just science fiction.

Boo ya.

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I could say a lot of things here. I could try to explain to you what a “percentage” is, and how listing 5 casting decisions you consider ‘enough’ diversity don’t make much, if any, impact on the overall numbers. Especially ones from forty plus years ago.

I could point out that you’re talking about TV shows as well, which aren’t a part of what this chart ^^ is measuring, which is the Top 100 Domestic Grossing Sci Fi and Fantasy Films, which is clearly states at the top.

I could try and interpret the, uh, sentence: “In the genre of science fiction you have to spread it much boarder than just science fiction.” as meaning analyzing genres beyond Science Fiction, like Fantasy, which is included in the chart. Once again, big block letters “& FANTASY” at the top of the chart. Not only that, if you want to “spread it boarder”, the article already has that covered:

This is not an isolated incident, but a wide reaching societal problem.

Read more Diversity Gap studies on:

The Academy Awards

The Tony Awards

The Emmy Awards

The children’s book industry

The New York Times Top 10 Bestseller List

US politics

But the real gist of what you are saying is that I or anyone who criticizes the SFF genre for lacking racial diversity isn’t a real fan, and that we should be satisfied with whatever bit parts (Lando and Ewoks?? Are you kidding??) and token representation actors of color are cast in.

If you ask me, “real fans” of the genre believe that it is capable of better, and can survive and thrive on our critical consumption of it. If the sciences exist because of inquiry, research, and analysis, why wouldn’t science fiction do the same? After all, if something is to become a reality, it must first be imagined.

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They tried to use Firefly, a show that uses an entire culture as a backdrop for a space drama and two characters with the surname Tam who are not Chinese, to tell people that we should be grateful for scraps from Joss Whedon, who is not actually a feminist writer or producer. Who are they kidding?

1. I am a huge fan of Firefly/Serenity

2. I agree with this so hard it needs an onomatopoeia

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And that’s how you consume media critically.

Off topic, but this discussion tweaked on some thoughts I’ve been having about Joss Whedon and how he’s been hailed uncritically as a Feminist writer and producer and director because he writes active, physically strong female leads when, actually, he’s really not Feminist in the way he uses those leads.

Let me start by saying that I was and am a huge Buffy/Angel fan. I cannot express how much these shows meant to me, how much I adored them, what a difference they made to me during a difficult period of my life (my mid to late teens). BUT. That show is fucking awful to the female characters. The treatment of female as opposed to male characters is startling when you look at it in retrospect. Female characters are infinitely more disposable than male.

Angel? Left and got his own show. Spike? Left, came back, left, came back and left again ad nauseum. Riley? Left and came back then left again. Oz? Left and came back and left again. Giles? Left and came back. Wesley? Left and got his own show.

Now let’s look at female characters who bore roughly equal importance within the story as love interests, friends, or allies.

Jenny? Dead. Kendra? Dead. Joyce? Dead. Tara? Dead. Cordelia? Dead. Anya? Dead. Fred? Dead.

Every time that Joss really needed to hammer in a message about tragedy, hopelessness or darkness, the first tool he reached for was fridging the female. Did a beloved MALE character ever die in Buffy or Angel in order to increase the emotional stakes, tension, or sense of peril? No. The only time a male main character died for good in either show was Doyle, and that was because the actor was leaving, and they needed to get shot of the character fast. Generally, even when you thought one of the guys had died, they would come back, like Angel, and be fully reintegrated into the plot.

Female characters who died only got to return briefly as avatars of evil, such as Jenny being used as the face of Buffy’s most dangerous enemy, the First Evil, Cordelia’s stint as the mother of Jasmine (and then for one further episode as herself, before dying again). Fred’s *actress* got to stay, but her soul got ripped to shreds so finally that there was no hope she’d ever return, and her body was left as the host for an evil goddess who later turned out to be not so bad, really, apart from that whole… murdering Fred, thing.

What I’m saying here isn’t that Joss Whedon is an evil, terrible, no good misogynist. What I’m saying is that we shouldn’t so easily accept a male creator as a force for Feminism when his work displays such a stereotypical disregard for the female characters.

Other factors to consider:

The Goddamn infuriating Nice Guy Xander Harris, who slut-shames, assaults, judges, and dumps his way through the female cast and is still somehow billed as the series’ ‘heart’.

The way that female sexuality is consistently punished. Buffy has sex with Angel = Angel turns evil and tries to kill everything she loves. Oz and Willow shown having sex = Oz turns feral and leaves her. Willow and Tara get back together and have sex = Tara dies and Willow turns evil. Buffy has a relationship with Spike = Xander shames her and then victim-blames her when Spike assaults her. Every other relationship Buffy has = Buffy gets dumped and has her heart broken.

The way male sexuality is treated neutrally or rewarded. Xander sexually assaults Buffy while under magical influence and pretends to forget about it = no consequences. Xander tries to force Cordelia to love him and casts a love spell on all the women in town = no consequences. Xander has sex with Faith = no consequences. Xander jilts Anya at the alter = no consequences for Xander AT ALL OMG.

This presents, to me, a picture of a male creator who WANTS to write a Feminist show full of strong characters, female, but is so mired in the tropes and conventions of our patriarchal media that he literally cannot help himself from conforming to them without even realising it.

So basically… Joss Whedon isn’t in any position to be calling himself a Feminist. Even if he wanted to, which he doesn’t because he thinks we should call ourselves Humanists even though that completely misses the point and also already means something else anyway. *Sigh*

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starbombpotter:

GUYS COLORADO NEEDS SOME HELP

There is a bill about to be passed called Amendment 67 that is the ban on ALL abortions. THIS INCLUDES IF THE MOTHER WOULD DIE OR IF SHE WAS RAPED. THIS BILL ALSO CAN MAKE POLICE INSTIGATE ALL NON-LIVE BIRTHS (MISCARRIAGE/STILLBORN).

If you want more information, the article is [here] and they have an indigogo page [here] to help fund the stop of Amendment 67.

TUMBLR PLEASE BLOW THIS UP. PLEASE IM BEGGING YOU

holy shit what the fuck Colorado!?

(taken from the news site)

Here’s what Amendment 67 would really do:

  1. Outlaw all abortion in Colorado, even in cases of rape and incest.
  2. Ban some of the most common and effective forms of birth control, including the Pill and IUDs.
  3. Make it illegal for a pregnant women with cancer to choose treatment that could save her life.
  4. Restrict options for women wanting in vitro fertilization.
  5. Any birth that isn’t a live-birth — so miscarriages and still births — could be deemed suspicious deaths and would be investigated by police.

mothernaturenetwork:

The sun flashes jack-o’-lantern grin in this uncanny NASA photo
A haunting face reminiscent of a carved jack-o’-lantern emerges from the active regions of the sun’s corona in this image captured on Oct. 8 by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
 
According to NASA, “the active regions appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy — markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona.”

Isn’t that the sun god from Dr. Who?

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