September 17, 2014

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September 17, 2014
robynochs:

About Orange is the New Black's erasure of Piper's bisexuality Lindsay King-Miller writes: "It’s as though this show (and really, almost all fiction) exists in a parallel universe where everything is the same except that the word "bisexual" was never invented. … the bi erasure in Orange Is the New Black doesn’t seem to come from individual characters so much as it emerges from the fabric of the show itself, particularly since the characters on the show who erase or disrespect Piper’s orientation are never portrayed as wrong or flawed for doing so. … Contrast this, for example, with the portrayal of Laverne Cox’s Sophia, a trans woman. It would be absurd to tell a story about a trans woman that features no discrimination, and Orange doesn’t try. But the show does offer Sophia ample opportunity to respond to transphobic policies and comments, to speak out against the way the system and people within it attempt to dehumanize her, to tell her own story in her own words. Piper, on the other hand, almost never gets to correct anyone for projecting binary assumptions onto her.”

robynochs:

About Orange is the New Black's erasure of Piper's bisexuality Lindsay King-Miller writes: "It’s as though this show (and really, almost all fiction) exists in a parallel universe where everything is the same except that the word "bisexual" was never invented. … the bi erasure in Orange Is the New Black doesn’t seem to come from individual characters so much as it emerges from the fabric of the show itself, particularly since the characters on the show who erase or disrespect Piper’s orientation are never portrayed as wrong or flawed for doing so. … Contrast this, for example, with the portrayal of Laverne Cox’s Sophia, a trans woman. It would be absurd to tell a story about a trans woman that features no discrimination, and Orange doesn’t try. But the show does offer Sophia ample opportunity to respond to transphobic policies and comments, to speak out against the way the system and people within it attempt to dehumanize her, to tell her own story in her own words. Piper, on the other hand, almost never gets to correct anyone for projecting binary assumptions onto her.”

September 17, 2014
"Until I started taking my antidepressants, though, I didn’t actually know that I was depressed. I thought the dark staticky corners were part of who I was. It was the same way I felt before I put on my first pair of glasses at age 14 and suddenly realized that trees weren’t green blobs but intricate filigrees of thousands of individual leaves; I hadn’t known, before, that I couldn’t see the leaves, because I didn’t realize that seeing leaves was a possibility at all. And it wasn’t until I started using tools to counterbalance my depression that I even realized there was depression there to need counterbalancing. I had no idea that not everyone felt the gravitational pull of nothingness, the ongoing, slow-as-molasses feeling of melting down into a lump of clay. I had no way of knowing that what I thought were just my ingrained bad habits — not being able to deposit checks on time, not replying to totally pleasant emails for long enough that friendships were ruined, having silent meltdowns over getting dressed in the morning, even not going to the bathroom despite really, really, really having to pee — weren’t actually my habits at all. They were the habits of depression, which whoa, holy shit, it turns out I had a raging case of."

Not Everyone Feels This Way — The Archipelago — Medium (via brutereason)

Do you see those trees? There are leaves. There are leaves.

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September 17, 2014

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September 16, 2014

joanwatsonismyhero:

tumblr’s relationship with Natalie Dormer

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September 16, 2014

wifigirl2080:

returnthegayze:

@DarkMatterRage rant on academic culture & how it influences organizing.

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September 16, 2014

opalinebaby:

forgetpolitics:

Love how all the POC look 1000% done with this shit.

it’s that time of year again

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September 16, 2014

danverskate:

marvel studios is going through a moment where they could literally pick any character and make a successful movie if they wanted to. for fucks sake they made one about a team that not even most marvel comics fans really cared about, when no one was asking for a movie about them, a team that features a talking tree and a talking raccoon, and it had the fucking biggest box office of the year so far. stop giving me those weak ass excuses for the lack of female led movies

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September 15, 2014

Did it ever occur to you that we don’t want to get in touch with our feelings. That actually feeling our feelings might make it actually impossible to survive in here.

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September 15, 2014

lazy-flower:

Message for the day

artwork by Sarah Strang

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