Extra Credit Reading
xekstrin:


A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.

xekstrin:

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.

The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.

Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.

The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.

"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."

That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.

cometcreeps:

scarvenrot:

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never forget

lameprlncess:

dlubes:

im literally playing pokemon and drinking an espresso martini in a bar right now what is my life

ideal that’s what your life is

lameprlncess:

dlubes:

im literally playing pokemon and drinking an espresso martini in a bar right now what is my life

ideal that’s what your life is

swagbat:

there’s no limit to how much I love Jason Momoa

swagbat:

there’s no limit to how much I love Jason Momoa

kelbremdusk:

Finding jeans that actually fit is like ten times more difficult than the journey to fucking mount doom

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

archmasterjazzy:

my-internet-catharsis:

aboredlittlebitch:

my-internet-catharsis:

alexander—the-great:

my-internet-catharsis:

iwanttosingabouttragedy:

waltdisneyconfessions:

“I haven’t worn my Tiana cosplay since a group on tumblr tore me apart for “white-washing” her. It really hurts because her character is the only one I relate to, and helped me to push through when I was working two jobs and struggling to get through university. Now it just feels like I can’t even show my appreciation to her because there are ‘plenty of other princesses for me to dress up as’”

Why is it assumed that you have to have some kind of privilege to cosplay, even if you relate to the character? People of different skin colours don’t go through completely different things! 

Are you actually suggesting that being African American is a privilege in order to cosplay Tiana? Do you understand what privilege even means in the context of racism? (hint: it’s the other way round!) Do you understand the significance of Tiana as the first ever black Disney princess? Nobody is saying that people of other races can’t relate to Tiana or admire her but instead of getting butthurt because a white person has been criticized for cosplaying a black character maybe stop and think about why. Race is the central issue here so stop making it about white people’s hurt feelings and the trivial fact that perhaps cosplaying a black character can cause a bad reaction. 

This is…. a fictional character. It’s not like some white asshole dressed up as Martin Luther King because they felt as though they could relate to this person. It’s pretty much the same thing as when I cosplayed a female character. Not for “empowerment”. To have fun.

Yes I know Tiana is a fictional character, but what she represents is not fictional and the significance of her race should not be derailed by white cosplayers who are upset that they can’t cosplay her “for fun”. Us white folk already have like…..everything, can we not just leave something for P.O.C without kicking up a fuss about it about making it about “why can’t I…” because guess what, it’s not about you and the fun you want to have, it’s about respecting the fact that some ethnic groups have suffered erasure on a systematic scale throughout history so maybe, just maybe, seeing a white person cosplay a black character is a painful reminder of that!

Without Tiana I would have committed suicide. I was running two jobs to get through university, I was going days without eating. I was run into the ground and ready to give up. It was that movie that saved me. She s very special to me and I show that by cosplaying her. It not only signifies her importance to me but also me overcoming that difficult time in my life.
Yes, Disney under-represents POC. This should be sorted out. Yes, I acknowledge the significance as the first black Disney princess but I don’t see how wishing to wear her dress and style my hair in the same way as her means I’m denying that in any way.
If someone seeing me dressed up is painful to them then I am sorry, but how is that my responsibility, just because I am white?

I am very sorry for the issues you faced and of course it’s wonderful that Tiana inspired you and is therefore special to you. My comments were more directed at those who want to cosplay her just for fun but even if you’re cosplaying her for more personal reasons it is worth stopping to think of the impact that may have on certain groups of people. Surely it would be showing more empathy to instead have your picture taken with a black person cosplaying Tiana if you admire her (for example). When I say that it’s more important to think of the bigger picture (in this case, race) I mean to just think beyond your own personal reasons for wanting to cosplay a character and instead think of what impact that may have as it’s one thing to admire something or someone but another thing to then take it for your own. This is recognizing what white privilege is all about and therefore it is your responsibility as a white person to make sure you’re not taking something from another culture whether it’s fictional or not because it all comes down to representation and the fact that historically white washing has been a major problem for P.O.C.

Yeah, NO. 
As a black person, you’re full of it. Cosplaying is FUN. It doesn’t not damage any racial identity. Who in the world are YOU to say what a person can or can not do with their cosplay? Just because a white woman dresses as Tiana does not change the fact Tiana is African American. It’s not this person’s responsibility that Hollywood neglects non-white lead roles. White people inspired by non-white characters is a good thing. We don’t get a lot of representation because media believes we don’t gain as much attention or profit as white characters. People like aboredlittlebitch would change how society views non-white people and we may get a fair chance will representation. This segregated attitude does not help racism, it increases it. Dressing as Tiana is not hurting anyone. Dressing as Tiana is not even cultural! Her outfits represent the fashion of 1920s America! 

One of the most beautiful cosplays I’ve ever seen was a black woman who cosplayed as Princess Serenity with long black hair. It was honestly just so well done. I’m sure she got tons of hate from it (hopefully not), but it didn’t seem to be a big deal on tumblr (that I noticed). In fact, she was celebrated for cosplaying a “white” character. (Princess Serenity is not white.) Personally I celebrate anyone cosplaying a character that is not their race, gender, or body type because it’s so amazing to see their take on that character. We can’t go around saying that some are okay and some aren’t. That’s what’s racist. If black people can cosplay people that are not black, then that goes for any other race too. If curvy people can cosplay people that are not curvy, that goes for every other body type too. If women can cosplay characters that are not women, that goes for every other sex/gender too. This is what equality is. Not only is it what’s fair, it’s so much more fun that way!
~Pluto

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

archmasterjazzy:

my-internet-catharsis:

aboredlittlebitch:

my-internet-catharsis:

alexander—the-great:

my-internet-catharsis:

iwanttosingabouttragedy:

waltdisneyconfessions:

I haven’t worn my Tiana cosplay since a group on tumblr tore me apart for “white-washing” her. It really hurts because her character is the only one I relate to, and helped me to push through when I was working two jobs and struggling to get through university. Now it just feels like I can’t even show my appreciation to her because there are ‘plenty of other princesses for me to dress up as’”

Why is it assumed that you have to have some kind of privilege to cosplay, even if you relate to the character? People of different skin colours don’t go through completely different things! 

Are you actually suggesting that being African American is a privilege in order to cosplay Tiana? Do you understand what privilege even means in the context of racism? (hint: it’s the other way round!) Do you understand the significance of Tiana as the first ever black Disney princess? Nobody is saying that people of other races can’t relate to Tiana or admire her but instead of getting butthurt because a white person has been criticized for cosplaying a black character maybe stop and think about why. Race is the central issue here so stop making it about white people’s hurt feelings and the trivial fact that perhaps cosplaying a black character can cause a bad reaction. 

This is…. a fictional character. It’s not like some white asshole dressed up as Martin Luther King because they felt as though they could relate to this person. It’s pretty much the same thing as when I cosplayed a female character. Not for “empowerment”. To have fun.

Yes I know Tiana is a fictional character, but what she represents is not fictional and the significance of her race should not be derailed by white cosplayers who are upset that they can’t cosplay her “for fun”. Us white folk already have like…..everything, can we not just leave something for P.O.C without kicking up a fuss about it about making it about “why can’t I…” because guess what, it’s not about you and the fun you want to have, it’s about respecting the fact that some ethnic groups have suffered erasure on a systematic scale throughout history so maybe, just maybe, seeing a white person cosplay a black character is a painful reminder of that!

Without Tiana I would have committed suicide. I was running two jobs to get through university, I was going days without eating. I was run into the ground and ready to give up. It was that movie that saved me. She s very special to me and I show that by cosplaying her. It not only signifies her importance to me but also me overcoming that difficult time in my life.

Yes, Disney under-represents POC. This should be sorted out. Yes, I acknowledge the significance as the first black Disney princess but I don’t see how wishing to wear her dress and style my hair in the same way as her means I’m denying that in any way.

If someone seeing me dressed up is painful to them then I am sorry, but how is that my responsibility, just because I am white?

I am very sorry for the issues you faced and of course it’s wonderful that Tiana inspired you and is therefore special to you. My comments were more directed at those who want to cosplay her just for fun but even if you’re cosplaying her for more personal reasons it is worth stopping to think of the impact that may have on certain groups of people. Surely it would be showing more empathy to instead have your picture taken with a black person cosplaying Tiana if you admire her (for example).

When I say that it’s more important to think of the bigger picture (in this case, race) I mean to just think beyond your own personal reasons for wanting to cosplay a character and instead think of what impact that may have as it’s one thing to admire something or someone but another thing to then take it for your own. This is recognizing what white privilege is all about and therefore it is your responsibility as a white person to make sure you’re not taking something from another culture whether it’s fictional or not because it all comes down to representation and the fact that historically white washing has been a major problem for P.O.C.

Yeah, NO. 

As a black person, you’re full of it. Cosplaying is FUN. It doesn’t not damage any racial identity. Who in the world are YOU to say what a person can or can not do with their cosplay? Just because a white woman dresses as Tiana does not change the fact Tiana is African American. It’s not this person’s responsibility that Hollywood neglects non-white lead roles. White people inspired by non-white characters is a good thing. We don’t get a lot of representation because media believes we don’t gain as much attention or profit as white characters. People like aboredlittlebitch would change how society views non-white people and we may get a fair chance will representation. This segregated attitude does not help racism, it increases it. Dressing as Tiana is not hurting anyone. Dressing as Tiana is not even cultural! Her outfits represent the fashion of 1920s America! 

One of the most beautiful cosplays I’ve ever seen was a black woman who cosplayed as Princess Serenity with long black hair. It was honestly just so well done. I’m sure she got tons of hate from it (hopefully not), but it didn’t seem to be a big deal on tumblr (that I noticed). In fact, she was celebrated for cosplaying a “white” character. (Princess Serenity is not white.) Personally I celebrate anyone cosplaying a character that is not their race, gender, or body type because it’s so amazing to see their take on that character. We can’t go around saying that some are okay and some aren’t. That’s what’s racist. If black people can cosplay people that are not black, then that goes for any other race too. If curvy people can cosplay people that are not curvy, that goes for every other body type too. If women can cosplay characters that are not women, that goes for every other sex/gender too. This is what equality is. Not only is it what’s fair, it’s so much more fun that way!

~Pluto

warriorchicken:

I look like an extremely professional fashionable woman in an Abaya. It probably took me AGES to look this professional right?image

WRONG. I’m actually wearing my onesie underneath it and you will NEVER KNOW MWAHAHAHA

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Wanna know another secret? Even though i LOOK like I’m paying attention to whatever nonsense you are saying…..

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I AM ACTUALLY WEARING HEADPHONES AND LISTENING TO MUSIC

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  BAM!

bonzly-says:

rapeculturerealities:

jackaljackalope:

mashyumaro:

p0kemina:

shrimpwonder:

elluvias:

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

IF YOU ARE SEXUALLY HARRASSED YOU REPORT THAT SHIT

Harassment is often something the guy doesn’t even notice. A study of from the American Association of University Women found that in more than half the cases, women thought men were harassing them and the men had no idea. ”

THIS IS A PROBLEM, NOT A FACT OF LIFE

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Reblogging to my main blog becase this is very important.

Penelope Truck needs her fucking head examined if she thinks that this is ok to tell someone. 
Like shrimpwonder said, some men don’t know what sexual harassment is and don’t know that they are doing it, how about we educate everybody on sexual assault in any situation rather then telling women “oh he didn’t know, don’t report him and make him feel bad for not knowing he was sexually harassing you.”

Privilege in action, jfc!  This is one of those issues where continually objectifying women is detrimental in ways that aren’t “just” about being sexually objectified.  An object can’t have feelings, only a subject can have feelings and we are taught to see men as subjects and women as objects which means by and large when there’s any empathizing going on it’s going to be with the men not the women because when you empathize you have to consider how someone else is feeling and objects can’t have feelings so why would anyone ever consider how women are feeling?  They’re not people, they’re objects, they don’t have feelings because they can’t! Only men have feelings because they’re the subjects so they’re the ones we can empathize with.  That means that in a situation where man feelings and woman feelings are pitted against each other - like a woman feeling fucking terrible and terrified because she has put up with sexual harassment at her job or a man feeling maybe a little embarrassed or upset over receiving disciplinary action at his job when he didn’t even mean to be harassing in the first place! (wah) - people side with and empathize with the man and don’t even fucking consider how the woman feels at all and women are told to just deal with it because it’s not like their feelings matter to anyone who’s not them anyway.

Let;s put this plain and simple.
You DO NOT ignore harassment because IF YOU DO there’s a good chance IT WILL GET WORSE.
and YOU DO NOT handle it your own way because IF YOU DO then YOU COULD BE THE ONE TO GET IN TROUBLE.

As an aside, don’t report someone with sexual harassment just because a guy annoys you. There ARE women that will file sexual harassment against a guy just because they can. Don’t, please. You’re making it harder for those with REAL cases to be taken seriously.

Other than that, YES to all of the above.

solar-citrus:

CAUSE I SERIOUSLY NEEDED SOMETHING LIKE THIS WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU GUYS.

Don’t forget that drinking plenty of water and tea, eating a healthy diet and daily exercise will make a HUGE difference with your complexion.  Touching your face frequently is also a big no-no.  Everyone’s skin is different, so experiment with your own treatment routines and find what best suits you!!  I think this is a topic that’s almost taboo to talk about, but everyone has it, so we might as well help each other out with what we’ve found successful, right!?

thatderpinthecorner:

sigh—onara:

i might be a bit sorry

buzzfeed:

We should all stop using this website. 

The whole idea, the whole notion of pop culture and especially pop music is ALL based on illusion. And portraying yourself as something more exciting than you are. And my heart is always against that. So that’s why I’m doing it. I’m SO against it that I almost have to play the part.[…] Electra Heart is the antithesis of everything that I stand for. And the point of introducing her and building a whole concept around her is that she stands for the corrupt side of American ideology, and basically that’s the corruption of yourself. My worst fear - that’s anyone’s worst fear - is losing myself and becoming a vacuous person. And that happens a lot when you’re very ambitious. (x)

Do you know any places where independent artists can get their work out there? I'm desperately trying to earn money from my shirt shop for all the hard work I put into it.

art-and-sterf:

Main one off the top of my head is ArtCorgi there were some false rumors going around tumblr about the site buts I assure you copyright of your artwork is 100% there :D

If anyone knows any other similar sites feel free to link or mention them in the comments!

-Admin Xehhx

nintendonut1:

adriofthedead:

pinataprincess:

bronies on why it’s ok to use a disabled kid’s oc who got it in the show through make-a-wish foundation and asked for porn to not be fucking drawn of it in porn

most of these comments have way more thumbs ups than comments saying that it isn’t very cool to draw porn of stellar eclipse, to the point where users who think it’s morally questionable generally get bashed by other bronies. fucking amazing

"this is the internet"

ah yes, the universal mantra for people who don’t want to be held responsible for their own bullshit

gotta love how bronies are now all of a sudden really enlightened and concerned about a disabled person’s sexual needs, as if they would have even given a fuck outside of this situation. they’re trying to paint the situation in a way that makes them seem like they’re non-ableist, but it’s so fucking patronizing that it ends up swinging back around onto itself and becomes incredibly ableist. like a ouroboros of self-aggrandizing bullshit. remarkable.

literally nothing in the world is more important to bronies than making everything in a kid’s show about their irrelevant boners

this entire ordeal is so asinine the more I hear about it, but this? this is absolutely putrid and downright unforgivable.

bolded section is mine because adri especially hits the nail on the head. these people keep grasping at microscopic straws for any kind of validation for this kind of behavior and it just floors me whenever i see it in action.