On the day of my death,Rion Brodie, circa 2006
I will think of you.
And I’ll be happy.
So they always put a girl character in movies for someone to fall in love with?
my 7 year old son (astutely calling attention to the lack of female leads in action and adventure films).
While watching Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz flirt in POTC On Stranger Tides my son asked me “Why is there always romance in every movie?” He had asked the same question last week when we watched Kirsten Dunst and Toby Maguire have their memorable moment in the rain in Spiderman. He’s 7 and not a fan of kissing scenes. I try to explain that many people, especially adults, enjoy romance so it’s a popular thing in movies.
He responds with “So they always put a girl character in for someone to fall in love with?” And I am floored, because I realize the message Hollywood has sent my child is that you only need to include one female character - and it’s not so she can be the hero. If a 7 year old boy can recognize that women in action films are nothing but a plot device it is time for the film industry to admit they have a problem.
"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” - Gary Provost
Reading this was so satisfying woah
Sorry to those who followed for fun pictures of cats and drawings and funny things and stuff.
There’s problems in the world, and they keep needing to be discussed/addressed.
I’m a cis, straight, white male and I’m all for prejudice against us because most of us are complete assholes.
So I could be biased in this response.
However I’ll try and explain how I see it.
Let’s define the power of the demographic as bodies of water, just as an example I’ve just pulled out of thin air. Those with less power in our society have smaller pools, and those with more have larger.
If you take a shit in a puddle, it has a pretty big impact. You wouldn’t want to drink from it.
Whereas if you take a shit in the ocean, no one will ever notice.
Cis, white, straight and/or males getting up in arms about insults thrown against them just seems really petty.
I’m not for prejudice, in any way. I don’t think fighting this battle with what you’re trying to overcome will solve anything, and is, in fact, really backwards and.. undoes progress.
However, we ARE assholes that ARE suppressing a LOT of people, and making life HELL for any/every minority.
We take constant dumps in all these puddles, and then get upset when any of it gets flung our way.
It’s just so pathetic. I don’t see it as ‘racism’ or ‘sexism’, I see it as defiance.
Retaliation for what we’re doing to them.
And I’m never personally insulted by anything thrown this way, because I know I’m not a part of the problem. I’m actively trying to fix it.
If someone who is straight, white, cis, and/or male gets insulted by something someone from a minority has said, it’s because they must know, in some way, that they’re partly responsible.
They are perpetuating the problems.
It’s the whole ‘not all men’ thing again. If they’re insulted, it’s because they’re comfortable where they are.
They don’t want to become uncomfortable for the sake of others, so they aren’t willing to be a part of the change the world needs.
It’s much easier for them to say ‘I don’t like that’ instead of ‘you’re right’.
Most of the time, I feel, only the selfish get insulted.
So yes, while you’re correct, and I agree with you, I’d like to just point out that it shouldn’t matter, and it’s just par for the course until equality actually exists. Though, yes, the problems could be solved faster if all parties were more reasonable.
But the problems wouldn’t exist if that was the case.
I hope I get to see the day that equality exists, but I know it won’t happen until my demographics pull their head out of their ass. And it’s becoming apparent that that’s only going to happen from the inside the demographics, as they don’t listen to anyone else.
So here I am, trying.
Why is it that Tumblr only cuts off the text on text posts?
like, isn’t that the dumbest shit?
I can post a picture, and the text could be a million miles long, and tumblr won’t cut it off, but if I want to post actual text, it intervenes and is like, woah there buddy.
let’s cut off what you were saying.
Everyone knows we’re doing the wrong thing.
Everyone knows the world is going to hell.
But to try and change that would involve relinquishing comfort and accepting the fact that you’ve been wrong up until now.
And most people are too selfish for that.
If you don’t think global warming, misogyny, racism and homophobia are problems, you aren’t smarter than everyone else.
You’re selfish and lazy.
You’re too wrapped up in your bundle of self-importance.
And that makes you the enemy of progress.
The people of tomorrow will look upon you with an air of shame.
So either get off your ass and be the positive change the world needs, or get the fuck out of the way.
-You cannot be sexist toward men. Sexism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against men but you CANNOT be sexist toward them.
-You cannot be racist towards white people. Racism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against white people but you CANNOT be racist toward them.
This is not difficult.
My life is nonstop.I am never bored. I am always creating, or putting off what I'm supposed to be doing.
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