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random geeky stuff and social commentary. passionate about gender equity, lgbtqa issues, public health and rights-based development, intersectionality in feminism, and sci-fi. majoring in south asian studies, human rights, and netflix. student at Barnard College of Columbia University, speaks hindi, urdu, and french. (english and bad english) name that movie. yo axe me a question, spaceman!
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"'Just because I got an Emmy nomination doesn't mean the lives of trans people aren't in peril every day.'"

— Laverne Cox (via angerisbeautiful-79)

cuz we KNOW there’s gonna be waaaay too many people patting themselves on the back saying “ok the trans issue is solved we did a good job” because laverne cox got nominated like NOOOOO there are still are still trans people that need to be supported listened to loved and defended. there is still a culture of transphobia and transmisogyny that needs to be dismantled. work to be done. (via wocinsolidarity)

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unabletofindname:

teacherbach:

sociallychallengednerd:

why do people say chicken as a term for coward? Have you ever meet a chicken? Cause those things will fuck you up man

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there-was-no-other-sound:

rnultiplayer:

wanna know what a cow looks like washed and blow dried?

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that is what a cow looks like washed and blow dried

FLUFFY MILK HORSE

19 hours ago - reblog medievalpoc:

quifrmqueenz:

medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

 I highly recommend reading the entire article. 
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:
only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
0% of protagonists are women of color
0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
1% of protagonists are people with a disability

I never understood why the genre I love so much doesn’t love me back :(

I admit this broke my heart because…me, too.
I have to say that one of the most unexpected and amazing things about Medievalpoc is that I’ve discovered I’m not alone in feeling that way; that there is a whole community out here trying to change that.
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"Debating with men – stepping into the arena – is very similar to getting into bed with them. We know where that leads. For them, it’s sport; for us, it’s our bodies, our lives."
Comment by Morag on When Women Were Warriors (via hubbrad)

(Source: rebzforprez)

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— http://hubbrad.tumblr.com/post/93401446271

saintthecla:

I was thinking today about Richard Dawkins and his self congratulatory date rape tweet and the way that it creates this dichotomy of ‘assault’ and assault. But the thing is every single girl I know has a story about the boy who wouldn’t stop snapping her bra straps in 8th…

20 hours ago - reblog viergacht:

Took a break from commissions today to draw this for myself - two of the best sitcom families. 
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pamukkaleprincess:

"israeli soldiers are only doing it because they HAVE to" "israel loves palestinian children more than their barbaric fathers - otherwise they wouldn’t use ~human shields~” “most israelis are moderate, nice people!!!”

“most israelis are moderate, nice people!!!”
"Three out of four are in favour of segregated roads for Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank, and 58% believe Israel already practises apartheid against Palestinians, the poll found.
A third want Arab citizens within Israel to be banned from voting in elections to the country’s parliament. Almost six out of 10 say Jews should be given preference to Arabs in government jobs, 49% say Jewish citizens should be treated better than Arabs, 42% would not want to live in the same building as Arabs and the same number do not want their children going to school with Arabs.”
Source: Israeli poll finds majority would be in favour of Apartheid policies.
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Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. “You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.”
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