Oh look, we got another white guy to play Freddie Mercury. Surprise surprise.
It frustrates me how Freddie gets whitewashed over and over again, not only when it comes to his race/ethnicity but also whenever his sexuality is mentioned. You have to love how everyone conveniently…
My friend who keeps messing up my pronouns got me this as a way to encourage him to get better at it.
I’ll take three
- 15 people were killed while attending a wedding in Yemen on Thursday, after military officials apparently mistook the wedding party for an al-Qaeda convoy and reportedly used an unmanned drone to bomb the site. source
Today in Irresponsible, Unforgivable Drone Warfare.
“The character design of Flynn came from the process which was called the “hot man meeting” by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, during which they set up a meeting with all of the female employees of the studio in one room and asked them for their opinions of what made a man good looking in order to create Flynn’s character design with features such as eye color, hair color and style and body type. Video footage showed concept art and photos of various male celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Gene Kelly on the walls of the room. Director Byron Howard said they wanted to make Flynn “the most handsome, most attractive male lead Disney has ever had.”
"The hot man meeting" is now my second favorite animation design story, after the one about how Pixar animators working on the Dug team for Up had “fat dog day” where they basically went to a shelter and were like “please bring out your fattest dogs,” and then they hung out with the fattest jolliest available dogs, all day.
man would i love to be a pixar animator
no people of color on that list of hottest men I see
disney is so fucking racist
Hempstead Independent School District (ISD) in Texas has confirmed that a middle school principal has been placed on leave after Latin@ students said that she forbade the entire school from speaking Spanish.
A group of students told KHOU that Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey announced over the intercom on Nov. 12 that they were no longer to use their native language in order to “prevent disruptions.”
It was over two weeks later before the superintendent sent a letter home insisting that “neither the district or any campus has any policy prohibiting the speaking of Spanish.”
But the students said that the effect of the ban had been chilling.
“People don’t want to speak it no more, and they don’t want to get caught speaking it because they’re going to get in trouble,” sixth-grade student Kiara Lozano explained to KHOU.
Some students felt that the principal gave teachers permission to discriminate against them.
“She was like no speaking Spanish,” eighth-grader Yedhany Gallegos recalled. “I was like that’s my first language. She said, well you can get out.”
Hempstead ISD spokesperson Laurie Bettis said in a statement that Lacey had been placed on leave while the district investigated the charges.
“The district has received allegations regarding this issue and the district is investigating the matter,” Bettis wrote. “At this time, the administrator is on administrative leave with pay until the investigation is completed and appropriate action is determined. This is all we can say at this time as there is a pending investigation on this matter.”
“The district is committed to efficiently and effectively resolving this matter with as little disruption to our students and their learning environment as possible.”
It’s the schools job as an institute for learning to make the environment comfortable enough for ALL students to learn. Not to beat down a whole population of students until the institution is comfortable having them there.
This is how we have such a wide opportunity gap. The hidden institutionalized discrimination occurring in our schools. As a person who teaches in a school with high percentages of ELL (English language learners) students, this sentiment is way more common than you think.
I may have found my favorite documentary ever! Do Communists Have Better Sex
Alain Leroy, owner of EVE auction house in Paris, which recently sold 25 Hopi and Apache sacred objects against the objections of the Hopi and Apache Nations to which they rightfully belong, as well as petitions by Indigenous rights organizations and last-ditch efforts by the US embassy to halt the auction. The sales ended up fetching $1.3 million.
Take a moment to digest this incredibly aggressive statement of European and French colonialism by this racist prick. He explicitly believes that literally nothing is sacred and everything originating in the non-white world can simply be snatched up through force by white people if they feel like it. Sacred objects are reduced to “aesthetic shock” value for white enjoyment, while “anthropological issues”, i.e. non-white peoples and cultures, are “secondary”. They don’t even give a fuck if it’s Maori or Hopi or whatever colonized people, who cares, if they like it, they can take it.
There is much to be said for a worldview that demands the ownership of absolutely anything and everything the world offers, from its natural bounty to the people and cultures within it.
Casual justifications of cultural theft like this are evidence that these rational, enlightened “post colonial” white people still view indigenous cultures the same way they’ve always viewed everything under the imperialist gaze; as objects to be owned, dominated, and exploited.
#EUROPE AIN’T RACIST THO
"When people would talk to me about you’re gonna beat this or you’re gonna slay cancer or you’re gonna — I would say what I’m gonna do hopefully is become more of who I was meant to be. And cancer has given me this huge, dramatic, turbulent opportunity to do that."
Eve Ensler is the playwright and performer who brought The Vagina Monologues into the world. She’s famous for giving voice to disruptive, healing stories of women’s bodies and women’s lives. But it was cancer that helped her make peace with her own.
Jesus Christ, NPR, this is some bad timing.
(TW for racism, colonialism, sexual assault)
This is life with my girlfriend.
I am not his girlfriend but I can confirm that this is me with my partner.
I am the girlfriend and yes this is accurate high fives to genderblinditem for living the dream
Congrats us, four for us.
Hi, FIVE of us!
Six including this person with a warm back with blue footprints on them.
- “Fuck. I can’t taste anything, and I have to go to Spago!”
Accordion to a recent survey, replacing words with the names of musical instruments in a sentence often goes...
today what’s getting me through is leonard nimoy’s twitter
look at this: https://twitter.com/TheRealNimoy
he signs every tweet with LLAP (live...