missveryvery:

anuvia:

thatonenarga:

Aang deals with cultural appropriation - (x)

People need to stop reblogging this without the rest of the comic :^)

Part 1: Aang has a negative reaction to people who mistakenly hurt his feelings but had good intentions.

Part 2: Aang calms down and acknowledges that those people’s intentions were good and instead of being upset offers to educate and inform those people and SHARES his culture.

Good message there.

Uh no, not “instead of being upset”. He gets rightfully upset. Then realizes the other airbenders are dead and he can make more little airbenders. This is not some “better” alternative to being upset.

It is an OPTION.

You don’t HAVE to share your culture with the people appropriating it.

You do not have to educate people.

You do not exist to be someone’s teacher and to lift up others, especially not people bastardizing your culture.

BOOM

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mousathe14:

eirstegalkin:

karethdreams:

just in case some people try to say they don’t trust this source: here’s usa today, the original one, and if you take a look at that you can find the professor responsible for these quotes. he teaches at the university of stirling and he has a doctorate degree in medieval history. hella

WHOO!

COUGHS POINTEDLY

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missveryvery:

odinsblog:

1. PSA: Please don’t try the BS “I have a Black friend” excuse on me again

2. Related: Why so many White people fail to understand Ferguson

3. Personal: Getting real tired of all the calm, analytic “what about this” discussions I hear every single time UNARMED Black people are murdered by the police

i want a study conducted on “white people who think they have black friends but then if you ask those black people they’re like ‘you mean Creepy Frank?!!!’”

i was JUST wondering “i wonder how many of the white people from my home town claim me as their ‘ethnic’ friend even though i hate all those people and would ignore them in the street”

knightarcana:

fuckyeahplussizealternatives:

toomanyfandomssolittletime:

maahammy:

jadethemerman:

July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City

How problematic

im gonna fuckin throw up

Okay, okay calm down, people.

While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS. 

In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.

Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.

Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.

Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and find spiritual meaning?

Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.

I did not know this. That is really interesting to find out. Thanks for the information.

"Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread."

NO, NO NO NO

I’m sorry!  I didn’t know you spoke for all of South Asia!!

Is this woman in South Asia?  is she going to a party in South Asia?  No.  She is wearing an outfit that I would get harrassed for wearing in America.  

I don’t care if you’re comfortable with a white woman wearing saree.  I’m not.  And I’m not the only one who isn’t.  I spent my entire life being ostracised, beaten up, sexually harassed for wearing salwar/saree.  THIS IS CULTURAL APPROPRIATION. THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF CULTURAL APPROPRIATION.

And all the non-south asians who reblogged this, shame on you for hearing the opinion of ONE south asian person and assuming they spoke for ALL of us.  

And for the south asian person who said this was okay— you are not taking white supremacy into account.  It is the context that makes this offensive.

PS SHE’S NOT EVEN WEARING IT RIGHT WHAT IS SHE DOING UGGGHHHH

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yo-kaii:

:::BACK 2 SKOOL TIPS::

-wake up early and eat something good!

-play music while you get ready! think positive thoughts!

-pick out an outfit that makes you feel good!

-when you put on your eyeliner think of it as dark, sharp streaks of death so no one will dare fuk w/ you

-put on your fav lipstick/lipgloss/lip stuff 

-work that hair **

-once you’re all set, put your earphones in and listen to music when leaving. //TIP : MAKE YOURSELF A “BAD BITCH ” PLAYLIST THE NIGHT BEFORE. YOU WILL FEEL UNSTOPPABLE 

-when you walk out the door make sure you’re standing upright with your head high, look straight ahead and think .. *:。.murder  ( ノ^ω^)ノ゚  *:.  oh! and “iiiii’m ready!”

-get some coffee or somethin

-once you step on school grounds, be ready for the day! you’ll be alright!

-it’s a new school year! work hard and have fun ! make memories! don’t give a shit about what people have to say about you! 

ALL THIS ALSO APPLIES TO THE GUYS OUT THERE TOO ! !!

yes this has been a PSA you’re welcome ☆♪ ☆♪

batsa:

tsata-ask:

yay!! as promised, here’s an extra illustration while the comic’s on hiatus.
the mysterious girl from page 1!! she has a name but you can’t know it yet.  you can know that i love her.
look for another illustration next week, either here or on inkblazers.
-batsa<3

spent all day on this somehow lol

batsa:

tsata-ask:

yay!! as promised, here’s an extra illustration while the comic’s on hiatus.

the mysterious girl from page 1!! she has a name but you can’t know it yet.  you can know that i love her.

look for another illustration next week, either here or on inkblazers.

-batsa<3

spent all day on this somehow lol

apizine:

only 5 dollars for comics, illustrations, and an essay from 7 talented api artists and writers!
tell your friends! tell your mom! tell the whole world!

apizine:

only 5 dollars for comics, illustrations, and an essay from 7 talented api artists and writers!

tell your friends! tell your mom! tell the whole world!

tsata-ask:

yay!! as promised, here’s an extra illustration while the comic’s on hiatus.
the mysterious girl from page 1!! she has a name but you can’t know it yet.  you can know that i love her.
look for another illustration next week, either here or on inkblazers.
-batsa&lt;3

spent all day on this somehow lol

tsata-ask:

yay!! as promised, here’s an extra illustration while the comic’s on hiatus.

the mysterious girl from page 1!! she has a name but you can’t know it yet.  you can know that i love her.

look for another illustration next week, either here or on inkblazers.

-batsa<3

spent all day on this somehow lol

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pterodactylfemme:

I’ve uploaded some materials I’ve gathered over the last few months for learning Bengali.

The first zip file includes a PDF scan of the course Colloquial Bengali (this course seems to focus on both Kolkata and Dhaka Bangla), another course used by the US Army (this one is more geared to Dhaka Bangla), a book on the history of the Bengali script and two dictionaries: one Bengali-English and one entirely in Bengali. The second zip file includes the Colloquial Bengali audio files.

To go with that, there are some useful links here and here.

(Source: kadalkavithaigal, via fuckyeahsouthasia)

daggerpen:

katthekonqueror:

fuck-me-barnes:

zeezoutenijs:

Sooo one of my mom’s colleagues and her kids went missing a few days ago, and like we didn’t know she was missing until we saw a missing notice posted on Facebook

… She’s not actually missing tho, she’s in hiding. From the exact same people who posted that missing notice, and who she definitely doesn’t want to be found by.

So a reminder to please please check this kind of thing before you share missing notices.

Ughhhh okay I work in a law enforcement field where we deal with a lot of missing persons and here’s why I don’t share things like this without a link to a LE press release or major national news outlet. IF IT DOES NOT HAVE A SOURCE, YOU COULD BE ENDANGERING SOMEONE’S LIFE.

LET ME REPEAT: IF IT DOES NOT HAVE A VERIFIABLE, LEGITIMATE SOURCE YOU COULD BE ENDANGERING SOMEONE’S FUCKING LIFE. 

I know you think you are helping. I know you think a “signal boost” is the right thing to do. BUT PLEASE VERIFY BEFORE YOU SHARE.

Double goes for missing minors!!!!!!!!Predators and abusers put out things like this to get information on the whereabouts of their victims.

And don’t forget that just because a person is disabled doesn’t mean they aren’t being abused and trying to escape their abusers. In fact, disabled people are even more likely to be abused.

Very important addition.

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junglr:

8bitmaximo:

leseanthomas:

OMFG. THIS. SHOW.

GPOY FOREVER.

I’m- I’m crying

Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home

missveryvery:

yep, no problems here!

yep everything fine

i wish people would stop saying “trolls” did this, a criminal/criminals did this.  getting real sick of living in a country where an unarmed, civilian black teen is referred to as a “thug” but presumably white adult men who intend to/have committed the worst crime we have a word for are just “trolls”

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laughingbear:

a sleepy pup

laughingbear:

a sleepy pup

Shiina Ringo & Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Mayonaka wa Junketsu (621 plays)