A Tokyo Trini Tumbles


blue-eyed-hanji:

GUYS I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP

My good friend’s younger sister, Cara Golias, (pictured on the left) went missing yesterday, 9/28, and please we need your help to find her. I know there’s a lot of you guys who live in the NOVA area, so please, your help especially, but everyone please just, reblog, repost, tweet this, anything, to #BringCaraHome and call CFPD if you know anything!

City of Fairfax Police Department (703) 385-7924

Detective Michael Pierce (703) 385-7913

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— 1 day ago with 325 notes
eternallybeautifullyblack:

URGENT!!! We need your help in finding Alexandria “Alex” Dowels. She is seated in this picture with me and is my LS. She was last seen on the Orange Line DC Metro at approximately 2 a.m. and has not been heard from since. If you have seen her, or you have any information on her whereabouts, please inbox me immediately. The first 24 hours is crucial.

eternallybeautifullyblack:

URGENT!!! We need your help in finding Alexandria “Alex” Dowels. She is seated in this picture with me and is my LS. She was last seen on the Orange Line DC Metro at approximately 2 a.m. and has not been heard from since. If you have seen her, or you have any information on her whereabouts, please inbox me immediately. The first 24 hours is crucial.

— 1 day ago with 180 notes
k-n3ko:

transcendencies:

Guys my cousin Brooklyn is missing. He was last seen from the LL Bean store at Old Orchard mall in Skokie Ill. At 1:45 pm. If you’re in the area and know anything or see him please please call the police right away. Message me with any information you know. Please signal boost this so bloggers in the area can keep an eye out for him. Thank you

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

k-n3ko:

transcendencies:

Guys my cousin Brooklyn is missing. He was last seen from the LL Bean store at Old Orchard mall in Skokie Ill. At 1:45 pm. If you’re in the area and know anything or see him please please call the police right away. Message me with any information you know. Please signal boost this so bloggers in the area can keep an eye out for him. Thank you

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

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— 3 days ago with 32866 notes
Bi word of the day: sapphobia

bidyke:

It’s Saturday - the last day of Bi Visibility Week, where we reclaim the day to bi women’s issues from the original (shitty) choice of allies as daily theme.

Disclaimer: for anyone who thinks sapphobia is an inappropriate word because “Sappho wasn’t bisexual” go and read this and get out of my post kthx.

[TW: discussion of sexual violence, rape culture, slut shaming, suicidality, and other forms of oppression against bi women]

Sapphobia is a new word coined just a few months ago by bi tumblr blogger mercurialvixen describing misogyny aimed against bisexual women. A new word for an existing concept, sapphobia helps us discuss and define bi women’s particular experience of biphobia, as separate from bi people of other genders, as well as from women of other sexual identities.

Sapphobia happens when biphobia and misogyny intersect. It happens when the media presents bi women as particularly exciting sex toys, existing solely for the viewing and pleasure of cishet men. It happens when bi women are objectified and have their sexual autonomy denied because of their bisexuality. Sapphobia happens when bi women are considered as “privileged” over bi men because of their “increased visibility”, even as this objectifying, fetishizing visibility causes violence against them.

Sapphobia happens when bi women are constantly presumed as being available and willing for sex for cishet men, and it happens when cishet men feel entitled for sex with bi women. It happens when bi women are asked “Can I join?” when they display their bisexuality publicly. It happens when they get asked for threesomes whenever their bisexuality becomes known. Sapphobia happens when people don’t even bother to ask, but simply assume that it’s okay and then do it. It happens when bi women need to lie and say that they’re lesbian in order to avoid sexual violence.

Sapphobia happens when terms like “barsexual” and “party bisexual” are used to slut shame bisexual and bi-curious women. It happens when women say: “not all bisexuals are like that”. It happens when bi women who kiss each other in public are accused of causing sexual violence against other bi and queer women, rather than the men who perpetuate this violence.

Sapphobia is a reality in which almost 50% of bi women are rape survivors, and 75% are survivors of sexual assault.

Sapphobia happens when bisexual rape and sexual violence survivors are accused of their own trauma because “they had it coming”. It happens when they are silenced from speaking about their traumatic experiences or naming them as biphobic. It happens when sapphobic sexual violence is subsumed under lesbophobia but “being attracted to men” is still considered a privilege. Sapphobia happens when bi women are told there’s no difference between their experience and that of lesbians and that “lesbophobia” covers them as well, but are then shouted down for using “lesbian” terms. Sapphobia happens when bi women’s existence and contributions to queer women’s culture are erased, silenced and denied.

Sapphobia is slurs like “bihet”, “breeder”, “bislut" or "dickworshipper" and the belief that what defines bi women is their relation to cishet men. Sapphobia is the presumption that bi women are bisexual for the sake of cishet men. It’s the presumption that bi women are actually straight because apparently cishet men are so superior that no bi woman can withstand them. It’s the presumption that all bi women are even into cishet men at all.

Sapphobia is a reality in which 45% of bisexual women have considered or attempted suicide. It’s a reality in which bi women have the lowest levels of social support, and the highest rates of depression and anxiety. It’s when bisexual women suffer from poorer general health than any other sexual identity group, and are far more likely to be in poverty. (Source #1, source #2).

Sapphobia is a reality where, over a century after the word “bisexuality” was invented, no word for sapphobia existed until just a few months ago.

Now that it’s here, we can understand it better. Learn it, use it, and utilize it to break heteropatriarchy.

(via persnicketyqueerprincess)

— 3 days ago with 742 notes

noojabes:

aight let me say this tho. when biphobic lesbians say things like ‘i don’t wanna be anywhere a guy has been” or the more cissexist/transphobic “i don’t wanna be anywhere a dick has been”

you’re kind of treating a bi woman like a used object. and totally qualifying her based on her past experiences. and deciding what does or does not impact her worth and purity. 

and ur a piece of crap.

(Source: khelish, via persnicketyqueerprincess)

— 5 days ago with 43538 notes
glegrumbles:

turnedtostardust:

fegeleh:

thegeekyblonde:

livianalemay:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"Mother Gothel’s design makes me uncomfortable. Her dark, thick, curly hair, her sharp nose, and the way her features are generally perceived as more "ethnic" in comparison to all the other human characters in Tangled—it all reminds me of an archetype for Jewish women"

Interesting fact: The stereotypical witch found in fairy tales was usually portrayed as the stereotypical Jew in order to spread anti Semitic propaganda.
This is also where we get the “greedy Jew” stereotype, as goblins, hobgoblins, gnomes and dwarves were also portrayed as the harmful Jewish archetype.
In the middle ages, it was a sin for a Christian to hoard or handle large amounts of money, which left the profitable banking industry open to Jews. It’s ridiculous that Christians created the stereotype to avoid a sin, and this stereotype is still portrayed and spread today

I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS FOR MONTHS especially since if mother gothel looks like a nazi propaganda-esque jewish woman, and she steals the most aryan-looking baby in the kingdom to use its essence in a ceremony…
like does that smell like blood libel or am i paranoid

RELEVANT

glegrumbles, is this pretty much the summary of whatever sources you were going to pull out on the matter of stereotypical witch appearances being derived from anti-Semitic stereotypes?

Sort of. It touches a bit on some of it, but it goes preeeeetty damn deep. And it’s very frustrating to try to track down scholarly resources on it because it does tend to get shoved under the rug. I was having a conversation with some friends and thetwistedrope about it, trying to gather up what I can find.But there’s a lot of folkloric racism and Othering. In fairy tales, in folklore about supernatural things and witches. Jewish people were heavily associated with magic, but there was a lot of… well, “let’s take their neat stuff but also we still don’t like these people and will oppress them” stuff that happened. (Look at all the historical Western Tradition magic that draws on Jewish ideas and culture, but continued to have no problem shitting on Jewish people and culture as a whole.) A lot of people don’t know the coded things they’re looking at, just like they miss references to other racist things in society and popular culture.And being blissfully ignorant and perpetuating this stuff, I shouldn’t even have to say, is not in any way, shape, or form a good or ok thing. Most especially because anti-semitism is visibly on the rise. It’s not a blast from the old-timey past that is interesting but not relevant anymore. It’s still very much relevant today, not just in Europe but all over the place, including in the USA and Canada.And one thing I’ve noticed, since starting to track this: it doesn’t get talked about. People who reblog stuff about anti-semitism and anti-semitic crimes tend to be… pretty much only Jewish community members, and other SJ blogs ignore it. Posting gets you crickets. (And I’m guilty of this as well, not reblogging some of the stuff that goes past on my dash. This is something I need to change.)Other links:The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere - Making Resistance to Anti-Semitism Part of All of Our MovementsCoordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism - includes news stories and also a worldwide map of anti-semitic acts year by year, consistently updated.So… yes. This is an issue I am very much paying attention to.

glegrumbles:

turnedtostardust:

fegeleh:

thegeekyblonde:

livianalemay:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"Mother Gothel’s design makes me uncomfortable. Her dark, thick, curly hair, her sharp nose, and the way her features are generally perceived as more "ethnic" in comparison to all the other human characters in Tangled—it all reminds me of an archetype for Jewish women"

Interesting fact: The stereotypical witch found in fairy tales was usually portrayed as the stereotypical Jew in order to spread anti Semitic propaganda.

This is also where we get the “greedy Jew” stereotype, as goblins, hobgoblins, gnomes and dwarves were also portrayed as the harmful Jewish archetype.

In the middle ages, it was a sin for a Christian to hoard or handle large amounts of money, which left the profitable banking industry open to Jews. It’s ridiculous that Christians created the stereotype to avoid a sin, and this stereotype is still portrayed and spread today

I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS FOR MONTHS especially since if mother gothel looks like a nazi propaganda-esque jewish woman, and she steals the most aryan-looking baby in the kingdom to use its essence in a ceremony…

like does that smell like blood libel or am i paranoid

RELEVANT

glegrumbles, is this pretty much the summary of whatever sources you were going to pull out on the matter of stereotypical witch appearances being derived from anti-Semitic stereotypes?

Sort of. It touches a bit on some of it, but it goes preeeeetty damn deep. And it’s very frustrating to try to track down scholarly resources on it because it does tend to get shoved under the rug. I was having a conversation with some friends and thetwistedrope about it, trying to gather up what I can find.

But there’s a lot of folkloric racism and Othering. In fairy tales, in folklore about supernatural things and witches. Jewish people were heavily associated with magic, but there was a lot of… well, “let’s take their neat stuff but also we still don’t like these people and will oppress them” stuff that happened. (Look at all the historical Western Tradition magic that draws on Jewish ideas and culture, but continued to have no problem shitting on Jewish people and culture as a whole.) A lot of people don’t know the coded things they’re looking at, just like they miss references to other racist things in society and popular culture.

And being blissfully ignorant and perpetuating this stuff, I shouldn’t even have to say, is not in any way, shape, or form a good or ok thing. Most especially because anti-semitism is visibly on the rise. It’s not a blast from the old-timey past that is interesting but not relevant anymore. It’s still very much relevant today, not just in Europe but all over the place, including in the USA and Canada.

And one thing I’ve noticed, since starting to track this: it doesn’t get talked about. People who reblog stuff about anti-semitism and anti-semitic crimes tend to be… pretty much only Jewish community members, and other SJ blogs ignore it. Posting gets you crickets. (And I’m guilty of this as well, not reblogging some of the stuff that goes past on my dash. This is something I need to change.)

Other links:
The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere - Making Resistance to Anti-Semitism Part of All of Our Movements
Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism - includes news stories and also a worldwide map of anti-semitic acts year by year, consistently updated.

So… yes. This is an issue I am very much paying attention to.

(via fyeahcracker)

— 6 days ago with 15924 notes
brownglucose:

mindlessswagg143:

YOOO I KNOW IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO REMEMBERS THIS SHIT. I JUST FORGOT THE NAME OF THE SHOW AND WHERE ITS FROM

Again for those who missed it, Amby and Dexter

brownglucose:

mindlessswagg143:

YOOO I KNOW IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO REMEMBERS THIS SHIT. I JUST FORGOT THE NAME OF THE SHOW AND WHERE ITS FROM

Again for those who missed it, Amby and Dexter

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— 6 days ago with 100090 notes

feministsupernatural:

theawesomesauce93:

gallopinggroundsloth:

Ah, Bisexuality Day, when Freddie Mercury visits all the bisexuals who’ve been good the past year and gives them presents

Ha ha, I can’t believe you still think Freddie Mercury is real. Everybody knows it’s really your parents. 

IT IS FREDDIE. I’VE SEEN HIM! HE COMES TO YOUR HOUSE AND LEAVES YOU OSCAR WILDE BOOKS AND MARLON BRANDO MOVIES.

(via persnicketyqueerprincess)

— 1 week ago with 114226 notes

tamorapierce:

owning-my-truth:

rubyvroom:

Sorry for the extremely lengthy post on your dashes but this is so important

SHARE THIS!

Don’t let them get away with this.  Share the tumblr; share the information. If we can’t trust even the state government, let’s go to the federal.  JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN AND FERGUSON.

(via chuplayswithfire)

— 1 week ago with 108698 notes
crystal-celeste:

Please reblog. Protect our indigenous sisters.

crystal-celeste:

Please reblog. Protect our indigenous sisters.

(Source: deluxangel, via hiphopfightsplaque)

— 1 week ago with 3681 notes