bitterandcurt:

It’s not the place of the unaffected to judge whether or not a marginalized group’s pain or offense is legitimate.

canadian-asian:

THE CUTEST BIRD IN THE WORLD (The Japanese Long Tailed Tit)

rubato:

the knowledge that your immigrant parents have a whole world of knowledge to them, that they know myths and legends that you don’t, that they know pieces of culture that you don’t, that they know a tongue that your tongue will never taste

the knowledge that your parents’ knowledge is incomplete

the knowledge that your immigrant grandparents know even more, that the things your parents know come from your grandparents, who learned from their parents, their grandparents, every piece becoming more and more fragmented as it’s passed down

until there’s you, holding onto a sliver of something magnificent, something too big for you to comprehend, something unbelievably rich and complex

there are lands your feet will never know

there are stories your heart will never hold

there are words, heavy words, fluttering words, words of every color and shape that your tongue will never utter

there is so much that you are a part of

and yet, so much that you will never grasp

the weight of that knowledge—that you have left, not of your own volition, but of your circumstances—that you can never go back, that you have lost upon your very birth—is almost unbearable

but what do I even know

I know so little

and what little I know, hurts with its incompleteness

thehidingcat:

stupidmiiverseposts:

There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.

I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.

olympicanada:


The Canadian Olympic Team twitter is getting cheeky. (x)

olympicanada:

The Canadian Olympic Team twitter is getting cheeky. (x)

faewings:

forms of transphobia you should watch out for in your speech and thought processes

  • casual cissexism: associating genitalia/body parts with gender, statements like “god i’m such a lesbian i love vaginas” and “guys don’t understand periods at all” or anything that implies people with vaginas and breasts = female and people with penises = male
  • nonbinary erasure: phrases like “opposite gender”, statements that imply male and female are the only genders
  • intersex erasure: phrases like “opposite sex”, statements that imply there are only two sexes and that everyone is born with strictly a vagina or penis
  • assuming gender based on appearance: if you don’t know someone’s gender, don’t assume they are female and don’t refer to them as “she” just because they appear dfab or femme. don’t use gendered terms to refer to someone whose gender you do not know.

aimmyarrowshigh:

meggannn:

has someone written a post about social implications and internet-specific dynamics of non-human reaction images, like what it means when people understand a reaction image of an “emotion” that isn’t portrayed by other human beings, not necessarily animals but like i’ve seen food and trippy graphics shit used as reaction images too and people just know like what is that about has someone done a study

if not then i’m going to write it

A 2001 study called “The Girl Who Cried Pain” tries to make sense of the fact that men are more likely than women to be given medication when they report pain to their doctors. Women are more likely to be given sedatives. The study makes visible a disturbing set of assumptions: It’s not just that women are prone to hurting—​a pain that never goes away—​but also that they’re prone to making it up. The report finds that despite evidence that “women are biologically more sensitive to pain than men … [their] pain reports are taken less seriously.” Less seriously meaning, more specifically, “they are more likely to have their pain reports discounted as ‘emotional’ or ‘psychogenic’ and, therefore, ‘not real.’ ”

Anonymous asked: I'm confused. Why would you be upset that we call "left" leaning policies "liberal" in the US. It's the policies that matter, not that each country has a different label for it.

poparoll:

(Sorry this took me so long to reply to, I’ve been out and about with a friend)

I’m not upset about how you label your politics, and I don’t really have a say in us politics because I’ve never even visited your country, but the fact of the matter is that the us has A LOT of power over the entire world - your culture and your politics influence us all. 

I think it’s a shame that you don’t have more left-leaning politics at all. That you don’t have a strong socialist party. Your liberals ARE liberals, not socialists (which for me is what being left-leaning is). Our conservative-liberal coalition government does the same kind of things that your liberal government does. So for me, you ONLY have right-wing politics. And because I think socialism benefits society, I think that that isn’t a good thing. I wouldn’t want to live in a place where my only real options are between conservatism and liberalism