The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant had everyone in the city killed.”
we as a society need to start talking about abusive friendships, bc those exist and seem to be really common
and most people in them dont know how do deal w the abuse bc its normally emotional abuse which.gets delegitimized, and its a platonic relationship and not a romo or sexual one, so it gets delegitimized for that too
I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.
My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe.
”—Jason Momoa on getting to play Aquaman (via sneakmouse)
I’m against body shaming, but only for bodies I like! We SHOULD shame those damn fatties! Fatties don’t get to feel good about their bodies! I’m just worried about their health, because I’m a fucking concern troll.
okay, here’s the problem with that shit; where do you decide someone’s weight is your problem? America is a part of conspiracy against fat people and is well knownto misdiagnose or refuse to provide treatmentor health care to pt who are overweight. And America still uses the BMI system to determine “healthy” weights, eventhough we know it isn’t an accurate test. we are literally giving people the same test over and over knowing the answers might not be accurate or useful. by saying this, you are saying you can decide when an overweight person’s weight is a problem. You are effectively joining the media in constantly blaming fat people for problems (such as health costs) in America and ignoring their own voice on their body. But here’s the thing; telling overweight people they’re unhealthy just makes them unhappy, which—guess what, hurts their health. People treat fatness like it’s a disease, when it’s just one of many factors relating to a person’s health.
Are there situations where losing weight can positively affect your health? Yes. Where gaining weight can positively affect your health? Yes. But that isn’t for you to decide. If you’re not a medical practitioner, why would you get a say? How can you decide when a person’s weight is a problem before their doctor—who may or may not be giving them a false diagnosis due to their weight (which is why many people who weigh above-average have to get multiple opinions from physicians)—whether or not a person is healthy, esp since just bc you’re fat doesn’t mean you don’t take care of yourself.
Look, I know you guys have good intentions, the thing is, you’re not helping the situation. You don’t have the medical knowledge (and often the right information about a person) to decide whether or not they’re healthy. You just don’t, and you shouldn’t pretend to.
like it is literally disgusting to me that you can look through the notes of any post about jewish ethnicity and you will find goyim talking about how “irrelevant” the subject is because the palestinians are oppressed by israel.
i’m so sick of being made to feel like i have to start conversations about my ethnicity with some sort of disclaimer regarding my stance on israel because goyim would rather conflate me and the rest of what they consider to be a hive-minded world jewry with an administration we don’t have any control over than listen to me about who i am, what i believe, and the history and current reality of my persecution in the diaspora.
if you can’t figure out how to be an ally to both the palestinians and the jews, if the state of israel’s actions - to you - are reason enough to abandon worldwide jewry and ignore or even excuse our diasporic persecution, you’re an oppressor, a bigot, and an anti-semite and your social justice is meaningless.
if you don’t believe that there are people here so disgusting that they see jewish identity as target to attack, look at OP’s blog’s homepage.
Apparently Karla Souza’s character, Laurel Castillo, on How to Get Away With Murder was originally written as Laurel Wilden, a white character, but she asked the writers if they could change her into a latina and they did.
Karla Souza could’ve easily played a white character on the show. Instead she wanted to play as a latina. She wanted to break away from the stereotypical latino roles you always see on tv.
A Latina is playing a smart and quiet law school student on a hit show. You don’t see that often. You don’t really see latinos playing these parts in Hollywood. I’m so excited about the latino representation showing on my tv. Especially when it’s successful women in law or medicine.
Also I think it’s safe to say I’m officially a fan of Karla Souza.
we legit just bought and put it in over her natural hair, so we’re waiting to see if it turns blue or turns black, and then figure out what to do from there, but she has to get up suuuper early in the morinin’ so she’s gonna let it dry when she sleeps! i’ll snap you how it goes tomorrow afternoon!