1. this-is-cthulhu-privilege:

Friendly reminder that bad social justice is a vicious cancer on basic humanity.

Friendly reminder that culture appreciation and participation is not the same thing as cultural appropriation. Please keep your insults and your slandering to yourself, particularly in a space like Tumblr where you know next to nothing about the poster, their life, their experiences, and how they actually came to become involved in a certain practice. Most people out there participating in other cultures aren’t 16 year old hipsters wearing bindis or war headdresses who have no idea what they mean and just want to do it because its “cool”. Most people, in my experience as an Anthropologist have strong familial, experiential, or friendly ties to the communities that they take a part in.
Also, kindly remember, just because someone can pass for straight/white/christian/are doesn’t mean a damn thing towards whether or not they actually are and assumptions and slandering of people you don’t even know is far more damaging than someone taking a part in a culture they weren’t born into. Bindis and Indian culture have been around since before Cleopatra, Vanessa Hudgens wearing a bindi to Coachella isn’t going to kill South Asian culture, it won’t even make a dent (if the British couldn’t kill it with modernity, the industrial revolution, and total control, Vanessa Hudgens won’t be hurting anything). However, you slandering and belittling a person who might have an actual personal, ethnic, or historical tie to an event, culture, or ethnic identity because you don’t think they “fit” that mold enough or “because they’re white” or “because x, y, z” reason could actually really hurt that individual.If you want to do something about cultural appropriation, EDUCATE PEOPLE, don’t belittle them. EDUCATE THEM. That might be a little hard though if you can’t bother to be educated yourself about the realities of ethnicities, cultural practice, and heritage.

    this-is-cthulhu-privilege:

    Friendly reminder that bad social justice is a vicious cancer on basic humanity.

    Friendly reminder that culture appreciation and participation is not the same thing as cultural appropriation. Please keep your insults and your slandering to yourself, particularly in a space like Tumblr where you know next to nothing about the poster, their life, their experiences, and how they actually came to become involved in a certain practice. Most people out there participating in other cultures aren’t 16 year old hipsters wearing bindis or war headdresses who have no idea what they mean and just want to do it because its “cool”. Most people, in my experience as an Anthropologist have strong familial, experiential, or friendly ties to the communities that they take a part in.

    Also, kindly remember, just because someone can pass for straight/white/christian/are doesn’t mean a damn thing towards whether or not they actually are and assumptions and slandering of people you don’t even know is far more damaging than someone taking a part in a culture they weren’t born into. Bindis and Indian culture have been around since before Cleopatra, Vanessa Hudgens wearing a bindi to Coachella isn’t going to kill South Asian culture, it won’t even make a dent (if the British couldn’t kill it with modernity, the industrial revolution, and total control, Vanessa Hudgens won’t be hurting anything). However, you slandering and belittling a person who might have an actual personal, ethnic, or historical tie to an event, culture, or ethnic identity because you don’t think they “fit” that mold enough or “because they’re white” or “because x, y, z” reason could actually really hurt that individual.

    If you want to do something about cultural appropriation, EDUCATE PEOPLE, don’t belittle them. EDUCATE THEM. That might be a little hard though if you can’t bother to be educated yourself about the realities of ethnicities, cultural practice, and heritage.

    (via oxford-haze)

     
  2. sirdef:

    novaorchid:

    #can you imagine if we left these 4 guys alone in the top floor of stark tower for like a month #or even just a week #SHIT WOULD GET DONE #we’d probably have interstellar travel in 3 days

    i’m not a science expert. i’m not even a science novice. but that’s so interesting that these four would come up with interstellar travel when none of the 4 above are qualified as far as we know? reed richards in the mcu is just listed as a physicist, peter parker could only be linked with engineering + genetics, tony’s engineering, bruce banner is physicist in the 616 but i believe just radiology in the mcu.

    know who IS an astrophysicist though?

    know who has actually manipulated travel between realms? 

    jane foster!

    I hate to do this but if you want to talk about 616 or comic canon - she is an astrophysicist in neither. As much as I’m all for including her MCU status in this little get together because those are the roles depicted in the screencaps (and probably the versions the OP was talking about) if you want to bring up 616 or the comics in general you have to also admit that Jane was never a PhD and only an ordinary MD/RN in all of her comic depictions.

    On another note though I think its fucking brilliant (comic canon-obsessives beware) that Marvel was like “oh hey this female character? Yeah lets upgrade the fuck out of her from a regular hospital doctor to an astrophysicist who fucking figures out how to travel between realms because she’s that fucking awesome.” I think the fact that they chose to upgrade a female character and not make her the side bar to some other PhD is one of the most important parts of her character.

    (Source: harrydresdens, via oxford-haze)

     
  3. ahmdrajabi:

A Jewish woman and a Palestinian woman protesting together in 1973, 1992, and 2001.

    ahmdrajabi:

    A Jewish woman and a Palestinian woman protesting together in 1973, 1992, and 2001.

    (via oxford-haze)

     
  4. ohjamescook:

    skins meme — [1/7] female characters.

                   ↳Effy Stonem.

    (via zaqa)

     
  5. oxford-haze:

    labradork829:

    stopdragginmyheartaround:

    ohana-means-famiree:

    jacks-twin:

    dreamcatcher-in-gold:

    that-lightning-gal:

    justateenagxdirtbag:

    shieldsarachnid:

    Mist Elephant…..WAT

    EARTH SHARK

    Wind mouse!

    {Mist owl oVo}

    Rain mouse

    Shadow turtle. So I’m dark and slow. Interesting.

    Flower dragon. So, do I blow flowers instead of fire or??

    Fire raccoon dog. I win.

    Mist Monkey! That sounds awesome!

    Lightening Fox…

    so what you’re telling me is I’m an Eveelution…

    (Source: )