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White supremacy is the great silence of our world, and in it is embedded much of what ails us as a planet. The silence around white supremacy is like the silence around Sauron in The Lord of the Rings or the Voldemort name, which must never be uttered in the Harry Potter novels. And yet here’s the rub: If a critique of white supremacy doesn’t first flow through you, doesn’t first implicate you, then you have missed the mark; you have, in fact, almost guaranteed its survival and reproduction. There’s that old saying: The devil’s greatest trick is that he convinced people that he doesn’t exist. Well, white supremacy’s greatest trick is that it has convinced people that, if it exists at all, it exists always in other people, never in us.

—Junot Diaz (via moonmarkedandtouchedbysun)

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I think a lot of people don’t understand that when we talk about these issues—blackface, rape jokes, the appropriation of marginalized cultures, and so on—we are having an ethical conversation, not a legal one. There is no thought police. No one’s coming to your house and carting you off to Insensitivity Prison. But you, as a person living on this planet, get to make a choice whether you want to hurt people or help people. Whether you want to listen or shut people out. I can’t imagine why you’d choose “defensive shithead” over “nice lady capable of empathy,” but okay.

duchessofdeviance:

securelyinsecure:

Clair Huxtable shutting down men’s outdated opinions on female menstruation (◡‿◡✿)

Clair was always dropping truth bombs…

but why we still saying this stuff 30 years later?

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"I spent like 10 years of my life pretending to fly around on a broomstick and you’re asking me if preparing for a love scene was ‘tricky’ because the other person also had a penis?"

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Calling All Clue Crew Members

itslockedalookatnancydrew:

Hey everyone, hope you all are having a great weekend. So the general consensus for the 4 year Nancy Drew video was to make one giant one. This is how this will work for those who are hearing about this for the first time. In 4 years, Nancy Drew PC games will be celebrating their 20 year…

snowqueenly:

i love going into the nancy drew tag and spotting posts from people who didn’t realize the clue crew was a thing on tumblr, because i feel like the lot of us are just sitting in swivel chairs and when someone says, “does anyone remember the nancy drew computer games?” we all turn around at once with these maniacal grins on our faces

oh, yes, we say, we’ve been expecting you

(Source: batgirling, via vanishingdestiny)

kennethparcelll:

feministnancydrew:

kennethparcelll:

HER Interactive removed it’s rule banning discussion of LGBT topics.
You guys have no idea how happy I am about this. It’s only been about a week since we all emailed HER and they’ve already listened to us and eliminated the rule! It really shows that we can make a change if we stand up for what we believe in

thanks kennethparcell for jumpstarting all of this!

You’re welcome! I’m so glad I could help!!

kennethparcelll:

feministnancydrew:

kennethparcelll:

HER Interactive removed it’s rule banning discussion of LGBT topics.

You guys have no idea how happy I am about this. It’s only been about a week since we all emailed HER and they’ve already listened to us and eliminated the rule! It really shows that we can make a change if we stand up for what we believe in

thanks kennethparcell for jumpstarting all of this!

You’re welcome! I’m so glad I could help!!

seisans:

traceexcalibur:

"who cares about representation in video games, video games are meant for escapism"

how exactly is it escapism to switch from a world where white cis men are in charge to…….. a world where white cis men are in charge

also what does that say about you when you want to “escape” to a world completely devoid of poc and women

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jenxmalone:

Since Johanna Mason was the only living female victor of 7 for the Quell, I would like to think that when they called up “Ladies first” she just stomped over, grabbed the piece of paper herself and shouted “GEE I WONDER WHO THE FUCK IT COULD BE? HOLY FUCK BALLS IT’S ME I’M SO SHOCKED” and the Peacekeepers have to drag her away from the microphone

(Source: johannabaeson, via icarusshrugged)