October 21st, 2014
animalstalkinginallcaps:

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
MY AVIAN STUDIES PROFESSOR SAYS IT’S OPPRESSIVE TO MARGINALIZED FLOCKS FOR US TO MONOPOLIZE CRUMB RESOURCES. PLUS, I DON’T KNOW, YOU KNOW? IT’S JUST LIKE … IS THIS A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE? SHOULD WE MAYBE HAVE OTHER INTERESTS? AND THIS HAS CHEESE ON IT. DO I LIKE CHEESE? DO I REALLY? OR HAVE I BEEN CONDITIONED TO LIKE IT BY SOCIETAL PRESSURES?
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? IT’S FOOD! WE SPEND TWENTY HOURS A DAY WALKING AROUND LOOKING FOR MINISCULE BITS OF FOOD! JUST EAT IT!
BUT I’M NOT EVEN HUNGRY RIGHT NOW.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

MY AVIAN STUDIES PROFESSOR SAYS IT’S OPPRESSIVE TO MARGINALIZED FLOCKS FOR US TO MONOPOLIZE CRUMB RESOURCES. PLUS, I DON’T KNOW, YOU KNOW? IT’S JUST LIKE … IS THIS A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE? SHOULD WE MAYBE HAVE OTHER INTERESTS? AND THIS HAS CHEESE ON IT. DO I LIKE CHEESE? DO I REALLY? OR HAVE I BEEN CONDITIONED TO LIKE IT BY SOCIETAL PRESSURES?

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? IT’S FOOD! WE SPEND TWENTY HOURS A DAY WALKING AROUND LOOKING FOR MINISCULE BITS OF FOOD! JUST EAT IT!

BUT I’M NOT EVEN HUNGRY RIGHT NOW.

October 20th, 2014

we are tormenting ourselves cruising the interweb ocean looking at others far more talented than us in order to avoid making a thing.

we are supposed to be making a thing right now, and instead we are looking for others who have already made (other) things and sighing and saying we could never do that, and not making a thing we can probably make.

we are wasting our time in other words, swimming around the interweb sea, gazing upon beauty instead of making beauty, because we are procrastinating, and because the new leonard cohen album is all up in our heads.

we are just about up to here with our own lack of talent and ertia, which is the opposite of inertia, of which we are full.

also we wish we could do all the things and that is what they mean when they say perfection is the enemy of the good, though what they really mean is good is the enemy of perfection.

and we are here whining and bitching about this, and we are NOT EVEN DRUNK!  we KNOW! 

we address this to a tumblr mutual, we think you will know who you are.

if someone is accusing you of “materially” benefitting from whatever constructs you choose to associate yourself with for whatever reason at that moment?  we think they are obligated to explain, exactly, how that hurts anyone else.  “materially” or otherwise.  we think the burden is on them to defend such a position, because we find that idea, well, absurd.

it’s like listening to human persons saying oh no those two people can’t get married it will destroy marriage— we think if someone makes a statement like that they have to explain Exactly How, not the person being accused of whatever they are being accused of?

the same is true for the accusation of causing material harm by taking advantage of a system you did not create.  how do YOU cause the harm, apart from the system?  we can all agree, probably, that these oppressive systems are bad, but how do YOU cause harm by existing in it and having to utilize it?  like, we can critique capitalism, and someone else can’t turn around and shake a finger at us and say BUT YOU PURCHASE GROCERIES YOU ARE PROPPING UP OPPRESSION when there is literally no other choice except extremes that not everyone can do.

that is what we are thinking about in reading some of your posts.  carry on, human friend.  :)

clestroying:

Lettuce is just crunchy water

(Source: clestroying, via recoverykitty)

overheard

  • human person 1: i just admire penguins so much. they do everything without hands.
  • person 2:
  • person 2:
  • person 2: um, don't all birds do everything without hands?
  • person 1: wait. what?

(Source: lastrealindians)

October 19th, 2014
anarcho-queer:

Palestinian Boy Shot Dead By Israeli Soldiers
October 18th, 2014
Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank, local medics and residents said.
Thirteen-year-old Bahaa Badr was shot as Israeli forces entered Beit Liqya near the separation wall with Israel, and were reportedly pelted with stones by local youths on Thursday.
It is unclear whether the boy took part in the confrontation, which the Israeli army described as an “illegal riot” in which residents threw Molotov cocktails at their forces, as they were exiting the village.
A military spokesperson said soldiers responded with live fire and the army would investigate the killing.
Director Ahmed Betawai of the Ramallah Hospital said the boy was shot three times in the chest and died of his wounds about two hours after the incident.
Tensions in the occupied West Bank have risen since Israel’s seven-week war in Gaza began in July and killed more than 2,000 Palestinians - mostly civilians - and more than 70 Israelis, almost all of them soldiers.
In recent days, tensions also spiked amid Palestinian charges that Israel is limiting access to Palestinian worshippers at the Haram al-Sharif in East Jerusalem.
Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem since capturing them in the 1967 war. Palestinians want the territories, along with the Gaza Strip, for a future state.

anarcho-queer:

Palestinian Boy Shot Dead By Israeli Soldiers

October 18th, 2014

Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank, local medics and residents said.

Thirteen-year-old Bahaa Badr was shot as Israeli forces entered Beit Liqya near the separation wall with Israel, and were reportedly pelted with stones by local youths on Thursday.

It is unclear whether the boy took part in the confrontation, which the Israeli army described as an “illegal riot” in which residents threw Molotov cocktails at their forces, as they were exiting the village.

A military spokesperson said soldiers responded with live fire and the army would investigate the killing.

Director Ahmed Betawai of the Ramallah Hospital said the boy was shot three times in the chest and died of his wounds about two hours after the incident.

Tensions in the occupied West Bank have risen since Israel’s seven-week war in Gaza began in July and killed more than 2,000 Palestinians - mostly civilians - and more than 70 Israelis, almost all of them soldiers.

In recent days, tensions also spiked amid Palestinian charges that Israel is limiting access to Palestinian worshippers at the Haram al-Sharif in East Jerusalem.

Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem since capturing them in the 1967 war. Palestinians want the territories, along with the Gaza Strip, for a future state.

(via america-wakiewakie)

swimmiesofdoom:

israel bombed gaza’s zoo today.  no, hamas wasn’t there.
israel has bombed hospitals.  no, hamas wasn’t there.
israel has bombed schools.  no, hamas wasn’t there.
israel has bombed apartments, homes, and the streets.  israel has bombed the beaches.  israel has put out snipers to shoot at fleeing women and children and men.
israel is an apartheid state.
hamas doesn’t exist in a vaccuum. israel created hamas.  without israeli oppression and occupation and apartheid, there would be no hamas.
wonder woman wouldn’t stand for any of this shit.  you are not right, gal gadot, and israel.  you are not right, and you will not overcome.  you will never overcome.

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seeing a few attempts on our dash today to try to support this film because WONDER WOMAN.  gal gadot is not wonder woman, will never be wonder woman, and needs to lose this job yesterday.  we do need a wonder woman film, but not this one.

swimmiesofdoom:

israel bombed gaza’s zoo today.  no, hamas wasn’t there.

israel has bombed hospitals.  no, hamas wasn’t there.

israel has bombed schools.  no, hamas wasn’t there.

israel has bombed apartments, homes, and the streets.  israel has bombed the beaches.  israel has put out snipers to shoot at fleeing women and children and men.

israel is an apartheid state.

hamas doesn’t exist in a vaccuum. israel created hamas.  without israeli oppression and occupation and apartheid, there would be no hamas.

wonder woman wouldn’t stand for any of this shit.  you are not right, gal gadot, and israel.  you are not right, and you will not overcome.  you will never overcome.

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seeing a few attempts on our dash today to try to support this film because WONDER WOMAN.  gal gadot is not wonder woman, will never be wonder woman, and needs to lose this job yesterday.  we do need a wonder woman film, but not this one.

plot twist: i actually died many years ago this is just a queue 

(Source: plazm, via penguin-lady)

needstosortoutpriorities:

#delightful things I find on twitter

needstosortoutpriorities:

#delightful things I find on twitter

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October 18th, 2014
swimmiesofdoom:

nitanahkohe:

izanzanwin:

What I think of every time I see a “Sexy Pocahontas” or romanticized rendition of “Pocahontas and John Smith”. 

Actually the true story is Matoaka was married to a Native guy, with whom she had a child. She was not 12, she was an older teenager, and John Smith did not rape her (actually all records indicate that he had a great relationship with her father, until about a decade after he got back to England and made the Disney story up). She was taken as a hostage to England, where she was imprisoned until John Rolfe coerced her into marriage. She had a child, and she died at the age of 22, of an STI. In private communications with her sister, she made it clear that she had been repeatedly raped while imprisoned in the colonies, including by the governor of Virginia.
So yes, sexual violence is what killed Pocahontas. But you’re not doing much justice to her when you casually replicate lies about her life for your own political message. If you wanna be real about her story, actually be real about it. Her spirit has survived hundreds of years of lies and people using it for their own gain, it’s time we share her story in her own words. There are plenty of oral histories from her people, who still survive and are starting to share those stories publicly (feel free to check the Pocahontas tag on my blog for a link to a well-written article featuring said oral histories).

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seeing lots of rumors on tumblr recently claiming john smith raped pocahontas when there is zero evidence of that, lots of evidence to the contrary, and it just seems to bury the actual horror of what happened to this young woman.  so this is a good summary setting the record straight.
if you are gonna do history, tumblr, do it right for once.  we cringe every time we see the disney shit on our dash, but we cringe when someone screws up the correction too.

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we also just want to add, we don’t think this misinformation is about a political agenda.  the DISNEY version of the story of pocahontas has a political agenda, and sweeping the true story under the rug is political, but there’s an element of correctiveness to this misinformation that’s going around— the problem is, you have actual bad guys (ie her actual rapists, and the white man she was forced to marry) who get off scot free, and you have john smith, who had a lot of issues when it came to his story telling, but who was neither a rapist nor a child molester.
we therefore repeat, please, do history right.  you shouldn’t ignore the true story, and you shouldn’t slander people who weren’t responsible for this wrong doing.  and ignoring the full story of a young person’s pretty amazing life isn’t cool either.

swimmiesofdoom:

nitanahkohe:

izanzanwin:

What I think of every time I see a “Sexy Pocahontas” or romanticized rendition of “Pocahontas and John Smith”. 

Actually the true story is Matoaka was married to a Native guy, with whom she had a child. She was not 12, she was an older teenager, and John Smith did not rape her (actually all records indicate that he had a great relationship with her father, until about a decade after he got back to England and made the Disney story up). She was taken as a hostage to England, where she was imprisoned until John Rolfe coerced her into marriage. She had a child, and she died at the age of 22, of an STI. In private communications with her sister, she made it clear that she had been repeatedly raped while imprisoned in the colonies, including by the governor of Virginia.

So yes, sexual violence is what killed Pocahontas. But you’re not doing much justice to her when you casually replicate lies about her life for your own political message. If you wanna be real about her story, actually be real about it. Her spirit has survived hundreds of years of lies and people using it for their own gain, it’s time we share her story in her own words. There are plenty of oral histories from her people, who still survive and are starting to share those stories publicly (feel free to check the Pocahontas tag on my blog for a link to a well-written article featuring said oral histories).

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seeing lots of rumors on tumblr recently claiming john smith raped pocahontas when there is zero evidence of that, lots of evidence to the contrary, and it just seems to bury the actual horror of what happened to this young woman.  so this is a good summary setting the record straight.

if you are gonna do history, tumblr, do it right for once.  we cringe every time we see the disney shit on our dash, but we cringe when someone screws up the correction too.

*********************

we also just want to add, we don’t think this misinformation is about a political agenda.  the DISNEY version of the story of pocahontas has a political agenda, and sweeping the true story under the rug is political, but there’s an element of correctiveness to this misinformation that’s going around— the problem is, you have actual bad guys (ie her actual rapists, and the white man she was forced to marry) who get off scot free, and you have john smith, who had a lot of issues when it came to his story telling, but who was neither a rapist nor a child molester.

we therefore repeat, please, do history right.  you shouldn’t ignore the true story, and you shouldn’t slander people who weren’t responsible for this wrong doing.  and ignoring the full story of a young person’s pretty amazing life isn’t cool either.