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givemeinternet:

It took him a second to realize

givemeinternet:

It took him a second to realize

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TW: racism, fetishisation, objectification.

fascinasians:

Yuck of the day: Avril Lavigne’s new “Hello Kitty” video. With lyrics like

Hello Kitty, hello Kitty

Hello Kitty, you’re so pretty
Hello Kitty, hello Kitty
Hello Kitty, you’re so silly

Mina sako arigato! Kawaii! [x2]
Kawaii! [x4]
Meow.

one can barely stomach the song, but then add the video (full of “cute” things, east Asian back up dancers, candy, and toys) and I’m just completely done.

CAN YOU NOT

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tomtrager:

"The Chosen One" is available at a tee and a print athttp://www.redbubble.com/people/tomtrager/works/11853133-the-chosen-oneAlso available at TeePublicAnd Neatorama

I NEED THIS.
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potentialslayerette:

If you’ve ever asked yourself whether or not you should watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer then the answer is yes. You should watch Buffy. Everyone should watch Buffy. Your family should watch Buffy. Your friends should watch Buffy. Your dog should watch Buffy. Obama should watch Buffy. The world would be a better place if everyone watched Buffy

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thatssocairan asked: I want to ask your opinion on something I don't know how to address: trigger warnings on Tumblr. I support the use of them but I feel like their current use as tags is redundant, especially when you consider how posts show up on a dashboard. For example, I can read a lengthy post that uses potentially triggering language and then see a list of warnings right at the bottom. I wonder if there's a conversation that can be started there about how they can be better used here. Thoughts?

smallplantfriend:

tikken:

tikken:

As i understand it, the use of trigger warnings in tags is for anyone who has those terms blacklisted so they’re incredibly important. But you’re right, there should definitely be a conversation about how to make them more prominent; I’ll start by also including warnings at the top of any posts I make from now on.

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Great responses from people expanding more upon the functionality of blacklisting. I don’t use any tools to blacklist tags so I unfortunately don’t know much about it, but the Tumblr Savior extension seems like a good place to start.

I still think it’s a valid point though because if it’s in the tags then everyone has to check the tags and retag it or use an extension that keeps tags, and a lot of people don’t. (Like I said, especially people with large audiences I see people reblog really triggering things from Hank specifically and not tag it because there are just so many people reblogging the post some of them are bound not to tag it. And then someone might reblog it from them and not tag triggers because they didn’t see any tagged, and so on and so on.)

But if it’s actually in the body of the post then someone would have to actively delete them for blacklisting extensions to not pick it up. And those people probably wouldn’t be tagging them anyway.

Totally agree. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m going to put warnings in both the body of the post and the tags. There is no such thing as ‘too cautious’ when it comes to this, I feel.

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mentalhappyface asked: you've seen food fight? How was it?

Haha, noooo, I’ve seen the Nostalgia Critic’s review of it. That was more than enough for me!

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thatssocairan asked: I want to ask your opinion on something I don't know how to address: trigger warnings on Tumblr. I support the use of them but I feel like their current use as tags is redundant, especially when you consider how posts show up on a dashboard. For example, I can read a lengthy post that uses potentially triggering language and then see a list of warnings right at the bottom. I wonder if there's a conversation that can be started there about how they can be better used here. Thoughts?

tikken:

As i understand it, the use of trigger warnings in tags is for anyone who has those terms blacklisted so they’re incredibly important. But you’re right, there should definitely be a conversation about how to make them more prominent; I’ll start by also including warnings at the top of any posts I make from now on.

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Great responses from people expanding more upon the functionality of blacklisting. I don’t use any tools to blacklist tags so I unfortunately don’t know much about it, but the Tumblr Savior extension seems like a good place to start.

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 21, 1989: Tiananmen Square Protests Begin
On this day in 1989, students began protesting in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the symbolic central space of China. Several weeks later, when the government sent in the army to end the demonstrations, the citizens of Beijing poured into the streets in support of the students.The demonstrations ended in a massacre on the night of June 3-4, when the government sent the troops into the city with orders to clear Tiananmen Square. One day later, a single, unarmed young man stood his ground before a column of tanks on the Avenue of Eternal Peace. Captured on film and video by Western journalists, this extraordinary confrontation became an icon of the struggle for freedom around the world.
In 2012, FRONTLINE took a look back at how the iconic image of the “tank man” came to be, more than twenty years after the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Photo: A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Changan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. (AP/Jeff Widener)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 21, 1989: Tiananmen Square Protests Begin

On this day in 1989, students began protesting in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the symbolic central space of China. Several weeks later, when the government sent in the army to end the demonstrations, the citizens of Beijing poured into the streets in support of the students.

The demonstrations ended in a massacre on the night of June 3-4, when the government sent the troops into the city with orders to clear Tiananmen Square. One day later, a single, unarmed young man stood his ground before a column of tanks on the Avenue of Eternal Peace. Captured on film and video by Western journalists, this extraordinary confrontation became an icon of the struggle for freedom around the world.

In 2012, FRONTLINE took a look back at how the iconic image of the “tank man” came to be, more than twenty years after the massacre at Tiananmen Square.

Photo: A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Changan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. (AP/Jeff Widener)

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thatssocairan asked: I want to ask your opinion on something I don't know how to address: trigger warnings on Tumblr. I support the use of them but I feel like their current use as tags is redundant, especially when you consider how posts show up on a dashboard. For example, I can read a lengthy post that uses potentially triggering language and then see a list of warnings right at the bottom. I wonder if there's a conversation that can be started there about how they can be better used here. Thoughts?

As i understand it, the use of trigger warnings in tags is for anyone who has those terms blacklisted so they’re incredibly important. But you’re right, there should definitely be a conversation about how to make them more prominent; I’ll start by also including warnings at the top of any posts I make from now on.

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imreallybad:

bisexual people passing as straight when they’re in a straight relationship is not “passing privilege.” it’s erasure. it’s assimilation. 

that’s like saying that femme lesbians have privilege over butch lesbians. invisibility might keep people safer on a micro-level which is fucked up, but it’s all based on people thinking they can tell who’s queer & who’s straight just by looking at them, which is infinitely problematic and painful.

don’t alienate queer people who are assumed to be straight. invisibility is a symptom of hetero-normativity, not a privilege. 

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