coyotewolves:

trends that need to be destroyed: considering “proper representation” anything that “avoids stereotypes” while in the same breath vilifying all individuals who just so happen to fall into harmless stereotypes

if you care about a group, you care about e v e r y o n e in that group, whether they’re ~stereotypical~ or not. employing respectability politics and self-policing to pander to oppressors’ fragile sensibilities is a disgrace

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Facebook sent me an email asking me if I know people.  I do, but I’ve not added them for reasons.  Leave me the fuck alone.

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harrypotterconfessions:

[[Lavender Brown is so underrated, it makes me sad. She’s amazingly brave and dies heroically and she gets the reputation as the boy-crazy skank because of the whole Ron thing.]]

She gets that reputation because that’s how Rowling wrote her.  Even before Ron she was written as a silly, frivolous girl who cared about make-up and boys and divination.  Harry didn’t understand her and Hermione was the epitome of “not one of those girls” in her contempt for her. 
Fleur received much the same treatment, we were meant to ignore her sacrificing her safety to help with a foreign war or her being the most qualified student at Beauxbatons and instead focus on her accent and beauty and femininity and decide that she was a stuck up bitch.  Not like Hermione who didn’t care about her appearance and preferred books to boys.  Not like Ginny who made out with boys, but would rather play Quidditch than gossip about them.  Those were girls we should respect.  Feminine girls were vapid and worthless.

harrypotterconfessions:

[[Lavender Brown is so underrated, it makes me sad. She’s amazingly brave and dies heroically and she gets the reputation as the boy-crazy skank because of the whole Ron thing.]]

She gets that reputation because that’s how Rowling wrote her.  Even before Ron she was written as a silly, frivolous girl who cared about make-up and boys and divination.  Harry didn’t understand her and Hermione was the epitome of “not one of those girls” in her contempt for her. 

Fleur received much the same treatment, we were meant to ignore her sacrificing her safety to help with a foreign war or her being the most qualified student at Beauxbatons and instead focus on her accent and beauty and femininity and decide that she was a stuck up bitch.  Not like Hermione who didn’t care about her appearance and preferred books to boys.  Not like Ginny who made out with boys, but would rather play Quidditch than gossip about them.  Those were girls we should respect.  Feminine girls were vapid and worthless.

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greedycaitlin:

Vegan Grilled Cheese with Smoky Tomato Soup and a Side Order of Cat

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offbeatchina:

A Chinese middle school history teacher draws a world map on blackboard in min

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harrypotterconfessions:

[[ I don’t know if I’m the only one bother by this but I can’t stand the fact when people who were born in anytime period before 97-98 when Harry Potter was being published or old enough to read and understand them ,say kids today won’t have the same experience. Just because you were able to grow up with when they started getting popular doesn’t mean you get act like royalty in the fandom.]]

…Kids today won’t have the same experience.  That’s just basic truth.  They won’t have midnight releases or giant signing tours or media hype or any of the culture that surrounded the books and movies when they first came out.  It’s not a value judgement, it’s the reality of how cultural trends work.  I don’t know what it was like to be alive at the height of Beatlemania.  My younger sisters don’t know what it was like to be tweens/teens when whether you liked NSync or Backstreet Boys determined who your friends were.  I can listen to the Beatles and they can listen to 90s boybands, but it’s a radically different experience simply because we’re not sharing it with an entire generation.

harrypotterconfessions:

[[ I don’t know if I’m the only one bother by this but I can’t stand the fact when people who were born in anytime period before 97-98 when Harry Potter was being published or old enough to read and understand them ,say kids today won’t have the same experience. Just because you were able to grow up with when they started getting popular doesn’t mean you get act like royalty in the fandom.]]

…Kids today won’t have the same experience.  That’s just basic truth.  They won’t have midnight releases or giant signing tours or media hype or any of the culture that surrounded the books and movies when they first came out.  It’s not a value judgement, it’s the reality of how cultural trends work.  I don’t know what it was like to be alive at the height of Beatlemania.  My younger sisters don’t know what it was like to be tweens/teens when whether you liked NSync or Backstreet Boys determined who your friends were.  I can listen to the Beatles and they can listen to 90s boybands, but it’s a radically different experience simply because we’re not sharing it with an entire generation.