They cast Ben Affleck as Batman and people said they were suspicious because of his performance in Daredevil, joked that Matt Damon would be playing Robin, did impressions of his Boston accent, and noted that despite being concerned that it would be difficult to envision Affleck as Batman, they…
what if u woke up tomorrow and it was the first day of seventh grade and everythings that happened since then was just a dream
i would take that opportunity to use everything i learned to fucking crush my enemies and get rid of all the toxic fucking people in my life and tell them to fuck off
they wouldn’t take me seriously because they’re middle schoolers but i would know
i would know
i’d invest money in facebook
An Asian American student of Japanese heritage explained her reluctance to participate in feminist organizations by calling attention to the tendency among feminist activists to speak rapidly without pause, to be quick on the uptake, always ready with a response. She had been raised to pause and think before speaking, to consider the impact of one’s words, a characteristic that she felt was particularly true of Asian Americans. She expressed feelings of inadequacy on the various occasions she was present in feminist groups. In our class, we learned to allow pauses and appreciate them. By sharing this cultural code, we created an atmosphere in the classroom that allowed for different communication patterns.
This particular class was peopled primarily by black women. Several white women students complained that the atmosphere was “too hostile.” They cited the noise level and direct confrontations that took place in the room prior to class as an example of this hostility. Our response was to explain that what they perceived as hostility and aggression, we considered playful teasing and affectionate expressions of our pleasure at being together. Our tendency to talk loudly we saw as a consequence of being in a room with many people speaking, as well as of cultural background: many of us were raised in families where individuals speak loudly. In their upbringings as white, middle-class females, the complaining students had been taught to identify loud and direct speech with anger. We explained that we did not identify loud or blunt speech in this way, and encourage them to switch codes, to think of it as an affirming gesture. Once they switched codes, they not only began to have a more creative, joyful experience in the class, but they also learned that silence and quiet speech can in some cultures indicate hostility and aggression. By learning one another’s cultural codes and respecting our differences, we felt a sense of community, of Sisterhood. Representing diversity does not mean uniformity or sameness.
|—||Bell Hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (pages 57-58)|
Friendly reminder that people are in to different things, and as long as it is safe and consensual it is a-okay.
THIS IS LITERALLY THE CUTEST EVER I ADORE THIS.
my type of public transportation
“Why were you late in today?”
“Oh, I got tied up on the subway…”
I was always 50/50 on whether to reblog this but the last comment pushed it to like 95/5 in favor.
I really want there to be like a bunch of people in bondage under that sign.
Are you kidding? This is New York. There probably have been.
My mother says that fanfiction doesn’t count as reading because “it isn’t nearly as good as the stuff that’s published. You’re not going to find something online that will win a Booker Prize.”
Please reblog if you count fan fiction as reading, or if the fanfiction you’ve read is equally as good as published novels. I want to see the figures.
*crushes mouse while hitting reblog button*
not just followers, everyone.
I’m here if any of you need to talk<3