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I know of no New Testament command countermanding or otherwise “trumping” this law [Lev 19:28] against tattoos. And yet, this particular tattooed “cherry picker” violates one outright command so that he can advertise his endorsement of another. This individual is SO consumed with hate for homosexuals, that he violates the latter command against tattoos to express his disgust of the violation of the former. Sheer and utter hypocrisy. But that’s what we’ve come to expect from many who want to use the Bible to legislate against the single issue of same-sex marriage, while they completely ignore commands against other equally “abominable” practices, and do not seek to legislate against them.
Cherry Picking: The Fallacy of an Inconsistent Hermeneutic (via azspot)

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One of the things that we love most about Once Upon a Time is that, while Mary Margaret may be the soggiest lettuce in town, Snow White is a highwaywoman, a fighter, and a swashbuckler—every bit Prince James’s equal. Snow White is no longer a prize to be claimed, no longer an object to be won, and no longer a passive element in what is supposed to be her own story. And if she needs rescuing, she is quite capable of rescuing herself, thank you very much.

This is both so very needed and very empowering. It’s powerful to not only create new stories that empower marginalised bodies, but re-examine these old tropes and challenge them in a way that not only sets a new paradigm but highlights how wrong the old paradigm was.

The problem, of course, is that strong woman still means straight, able bodied, cisgender, and white. Snow White may not necessarily be waiting in her coffin for true love’s first kiss, but we do know that there will be a love interest and it will most certainly involve a man.

We always expect fairy tales to be 100% straight simply because they are seen as children’s stories (and pervasive bigotry holds that any GBL&T inclusion is both sexual and obscene) and because they are often seen as historical (and, for some bemusing reason, there’s a stubborn idea that all GBL&T people arrived from space in the 70s or 80s) so any GBL&T inclusion in this genre is always an uphill struggle. But nearly all fairy tales—and certainly most of the ones popularised by Disney—revolve around a romance. The Princess will meet her Prince, and then there will be Happily Ever After.

Unlike the Disney version where Black is seen as negative through the clothing choices of the evil queen, modern incarnations of Snow White do have characters of colour. These characters are always secondary and work to serve either the protagonist or the antagonist. Their characters normally can be erased from the film or television show in question without being missed, making it appear as though the choice to include a person of colour was based in a hope to forestall critique based in a lack of racial inclusion.

The perfect example of this is the magic mirror in Once Upon A Time,who lives to follow the orders of Regina, The Evil Queen. The actress who plays Regina is Latina, but nothing about the character of Regina reads anything other than white. Even taking her as Latina, when we then consider that Snow White is meant to represent the epitome of white female beauty and that she is battling a woman of colour to see who is the fairest in the land…definitely there is a problem. It suggests that no matter how conniving a woman of colour is that she will always and forever be second because she can never attain the true beauty of a white woman.

It is no accident that, as the population demographics change, there has been a return to Snow White. No matter the text, there are constant references to her pale skin and dark flowing hair. Snow White is exclusionary from start to finish—no matter how many side characters of colour are included—simply because the role could never ever be played by a woman of colour. If the desire behind it were to actually revisit folklore, there are plenty from cultures of colour that would make fascinating stories. The fact that these stories have been ignored to once again focus on a narrative that is exclusionary tells me that this is about upholding whiteness as a standard for what is good and pure in this world.

Kudos to Paul and Renee from Fangs for the Fantasy for their comprehensive post on what’s right and what still needs to be improved upon with updating fairy tales the R today.  (via racialicious)

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Feminism

Racism, Race, & Culture

Sizeism & Body Positivity

GSM (Gender & Sexuality Minorities)

Ableism

Privilege

Reproductive Health

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dumbthingswhitepplsay:

blackamazon:

baddominicana:

xfirecorex:

Everything has has human versions of it made, even websites.
The Tumblr Justice movement is so vocal that I think it deserved its own mascot, along with a personification of the terrible cis straight white male injustice they are constantly fighting with the keyboards of their Macbooks.
Social Justice Janesha is half black and half Indian. She is a Muslim and identifies as pansexual. She is a vegan and will only wear fibers that come from plants. She blogs for a living, disguising her extremist rhetoric as news.
Male Privilege Paul is half German and half English. He is a non-practicing Christian and identifies as (very) heterosexual. He loves meat, especially beef jerky, and owns clothing made from several different animals. He works in the stock room of Wal-mart, lifting things up and putting them down.
Even thought Janesha blogs all day erry day about how much she hates Paul, she couldn’t live without him because then she’d have no one to direct irrational hatred at…she’s so tsundere.
“S-stupid Paul! It’s not like I like you or anything…” >///>

if this isnt every kinda racist, misogynist, you fucking name the ism and its likely there.
srsly.
white men, delete yourselves.

And that’s all of it right there.
Even though most interactions around gender politics are INTRA racial
Even though the women most likely to be yelling at white men uninitiated are white women
Even if most of the INTER racialConflicts are about interrupting and shoehorning personal dialogue with badly formed ” logical opinions”
The cartoon is a sister.the joke is a sister.
Because these fucks don’t have the nuts to get real with women they still trying to fuck
And dollars to diamonds FEW white women will say SHIT about it even though they reap the benefits from us going to war
But I’m glad me and the MacBook Pro I paid for with my money gives you such trouble.
While you make your psuedo funny overcompensating tenth grade drawings on your cintiq tab you under talented limp dick
You can keep your penis , if your ” wit” is anything to go by , it doesn’t see enough action to be bothering anyone

lol wow this is the worst thing ever someone remove this person from existence plz

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

blackamazon:

baddominicana:

xfirecorex:

Everything has has human versions of it made, even websites.

The Tumblr Justice movement is so vocal that I think it deserved its own mascot, along with a personification of the terrible cis straight white male injustice they are constantly fighting with the keyboards of their Macbooks.

Social Justice Janesha is half black and half Indian. She is a Muslim and identifies as pansexual. She is a vegan and will only wear fibers that come from plants. She blogs for a living, disguising her extremist rhetoric as news.

Male Privilege Paul is half German and half English. He is a non-practicing Christian and identifies as (very) heterosexual. He loves meat, especially beef jerky, and owns clothing made from several different animals. He works in the stock room of Wal-mart, lifting things up and putting them down.

Even thought Janesha blogs all day erry day about how much she hates Paul, she couldn’t live without him because then she’d have no one to direct irrational hatred at…she’s so tsundere.

“S-stupid Paul! It’s not like I like you or anything…” >///>

if this isnt every kinda racist, misogynist, you fucking name the ism and its likely there.

srsly.

white men, delete yourselves.

And that’s all of it right there.

Even though most interactions around gender politics are INTRA racial

Even though the women most likely to be yelling at white men uninitiated are white women

Even if most of the INTER racial
Conflicts are about interrupting and shoehorning personal dialogue with badly formed ” logical opinions”

The cartoon is a sister.the joke is a sister.

Because these fucks don’t have the nuts to get real with women they still trying to fuck

And dollars to diamonds FEW white women will say SHIT about it even though they reap the benefits from us going to war

But I’m glad me and the MacBook Pro I paid for with my money gives you such trouble.

While you make your psuedo funny overcompensating tenth grade drawings on your cintiq tab you under talented limp dick

You can keep your penis , if your ” wit” is anything to go by , it doesn’t see enough action to be bothering anyone

lol wow this is the worst thing ever someone remove this person from existence plz

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LUGs

shitmystudentswrite:

Apparently you can be a lesbian, and then change your mind. I have no problem with gay or lesbian relationships, but don’t sit on the fence about it, especially don’t allow your relationship to be published, to the world because of the use of the Internet, and then go back on your own sexuality.

Your insignificant little opinion has been noted.

The TIMES I have heard this. And every single one makes me want to flip over a bus. People freaking love using this argument against bi people, especially when we go from being interested in/in a relationship with someone of the same gender to being interested in/in a relationship with someone of a different gender. I will not “pick a side”, because there AREN’T sides, and I DON’T FUCKING HAVE TO. You have permission to keep your obtrusive and interfering nose out of my business.

(PS: I know shitmystudentswrite is quoting someone else. This is directed at that someone else and anyone else who may share the same opinion. And if you are? Get the fuck off my blog.)

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