i mean most of this is rubbish but i try

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Anonymous asked: honestly curious, why does it offend you?


Answer:

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

— 3 days ago with 36939 notes
#things  #lucy  #sigh  #violence cw  #racism  #media  #so disappoint in u Scarlett johanssen ngl  #queuing is a dreadfully boring activity 
WHEN ONE IS EXPECTING

imyourdestinymotherfucker:

Today, I bought this book (for my sister, lets clarify that now ‘cause the only way I’m going anywhere near sperm is if I fall into a vat of it):

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BUT WAIT

THIS:

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IS:

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SOME:

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OF THE BRILLIANT:

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STUFF IT HAS IN IT:

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— 1 week ago with 78004 notes
#omg  #funny  #long post 
purebi asked: wheeeeeeeeeere are you are you on vacation or something you lucky duck


Answer:

I haven’t been away yet, but I am on holidays
I’ve just been busy doing stuff, Tumblr has had to take a back seat

— 1 week ago

324b21-clone:

missdontcare-x:

You know Emmy fucked up when more people are talking about the fact Tatiana Maslany didn’t get nominated than the actual nominees!

12 hours later: 245 articles on Maslany’s Emmy snub

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— 2 weeks ago with 3099 notes
#jfc  #why was she not nominated?????  #what were they thinking  #were they even thinking  #fandom  #people  #tatiana maslany  #emmy 

breelandwalker:

eldritchlunch:

grilledcheese4evr:

PRO TIP: watching “how it’s made” is SUCH a good way to combat an anxiety attack! There’s soothing music, a soothing narrator who’s intonation never changes (narrators never yell or change their speaking pace), it’s engaging enough to keep you occupied but doesn’t force you to think too hard!

also sometimes the narrator makes bad puns

Archive of How It’s Made Episodes on Project Free TV

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— 2 weeks ago with 98340 notes
#resources  #anxiety  #things 

infinitelyeverlark:

001. Toxic | Melanie Martinez

I took a sip from a devil’s cup
Slowly
It’s taking over me 

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— 2 weeks ago with 239991 notes
#this is so pretty wow  #music  #audio  #scopophobia cw  #stuff 
lunulata:

Wait gotta show off the side view for Full Rainbow. 

lunulata:

Wait gotta show off the side view for Full Rainbow. 

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— 2 weeks ago with 49 notes
#omg  #scopophobia cw  #people  #wow 

n-ori:

Misty Mountains (Violin Instrumental) 

Composer: Howard Shore

Arrangement: Taylor Davis

Film: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

KAT

#oh god oh god oh god #I CAN JUST SEE THE AFTERMATH OF BOFA #THE CAMERA PANNING OVER THE FALLEN #AND THIS IS PLAYING

(Source: fuckyeahmusicfromfilms, via katieofasgard)

— 2 weeks ago with 22396 notes
#music  #fandom  #hobbit  #scopophobia cw  #audio  #oh boy 

tardis-scooter:

Suggested asexual version of “Fuck, Marry, Kill”:

Cuddle
Date
Incinerate

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— 2 weeks ago with 5522 notes
#omfg  #swears cw  #yes good  #myah  #this is probably more accurate fo  #**for me tbh 

shamelesslyunladylike:

Lemme tell you all a brief funny story.

Back when I was a teenager, I was having some light metrorrhagia. Which means sometimes I bled a little bit outside of my menstrual period. Not much, just a little bit.

I knew periods tend to be a bit messed up in teenagers, but the occasional spotting bothered me, so I went to see a gyno, who was recommended to me by my girlfriend at the time.

The gyno was a young woman, looked like the was on her late 20s or her early 30s, so she wasn’t some old-timer with deep-ingrained horrible prejudices. But she was lesbophobic as fuck, regardless. Only at the time I didn’t realize that, because I was really young and fucking naive. Point is, the woman was terribly uncomfortable by the presence of a naked teenage fuzzy-legged lesbian on her table. Troughout the whole appointlent she kept talking about how hetero she was. She talked about her boyfriend and about how much she liked men. She bantered about how she didn’t understand how can a woman be a lesbian when dick is so good. She assured me that she never ever even thought about feeling attracted to another woman, not even a little bit, because she was 100% heterosexual no homo not even a bit of homo.

I didn’t even know the word “lesbophobia” back then, and on my naked-and-laying-on-a-metal-table position, I didn’t feel like arguing with the woman who I was paying to poke around my vagina. I remember just thinking she was terribly insecure.

Until the gave me my diagnosis.

She said I wasn’t normal. That I was “hormonally imbalanced” and “masculinized” and “hirsute”, and that if I didn’t do something about it RIGHT NOW it would just get worse and worse and by the time I was 40 I would have male pattern balding and full-blown chest hair. And also that I’d die of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and have a stroke all at the same time. She then recommended me a very high dose of estradiol. Y’know estradiol, right? The shit they give post-menopausal women and that they use for HRT on trans women. That stuff. Not even contraceptives, just straight up estradiol. Because I wasn’t feminine enough, and it HAD to be fixed.

She also wanted me to take another medication to reduce my body hair. She was really freaked out about my body hair, said it was “abnormal” and that “no one would want to date me”. She appeared to be specially disgusted by the slightly coarser, darker fuzz around my nipples and my bellybutton. I had the good sense to refuse to take this one.

I did take the estradiol for two years though, believing that I would fucking die or at least become a balding, hairy man if I did not. The gyno said it was likely that I would have to take hormones for the rest of my fertile lifetime, and I was pretty much resigned to that. But then the side effects started, and it was MY turn to freak out.

First of all, I’ve always been pretty flat-chested. I have small boobs. I had them even smaller before, but few months after I got on hormones they pretty much DOUBLED their size, and that shit freaked me out to a level I didn’t expect. It was like I had some sort of alien growth on my chest, it was like they were not mine, they were not supposed to be there. I did not want them. I did not like one bit the way the medication altered my body, but on my follow-up appointments, the gyno said my discomfort was normal, because it was like a “second puberty” and now I was finally going to be a woman. On the following months I also experienced several problems on my digestive system, some fucked-up mood swings, migraines, muscle cramps and frequent outbursts of candidiasis. Worst part, it didn’t even help with my periods, it just made them heavier, and also gave me painful cramps that lasted for days.

But I kept taking that shit - through intramuscular, oily injections that made me dizzy and nauseated on the day I took them - for two years. Because my doctor said I should, and doctors know what they’re talking about, right?

Eventually I ended up in the hospital because of my digestive system problems. Not gonna go into much detail, but after three different doctors probing my asshole, a lot of different medication that didn’t work and a ton of exams that just let to them saying “eh, we don’t know WTF is happening to your guts”, I thought that maybe. MAYBE. I should lay off the hormones. I had researched a little bit and hey, turns out that too much estrogen in your system does fuck up a lot of things!

Long story short, I’ve been off estradiol for a few years now, and I can poop normally again. Also, I have normal periods. And my boobs shrunk a little, but not to their original size, and it still feels weird as fuck to have them.

Further research also showed me that pumping a fuckton of hormones on a teenage girl because she “looks manly” is absolutely horrible. Also, my unknown vaginal bleeding at the time should’ve been another reason to NOT take hormones, because it could be a condition that could be made worse by extra female hormone in my system. That gyno was terribly irresponsible.

But above all, she was terribly lesbophobic. Because she saw a gender non-conforming young lesbian and her first priority was not her health and well-being, but making her more feminine and socially acceptable.

And you guys still wonder WHY I’m wary as fuck about this whole medical transition thing? Wonder why the idea of teenagers being put on hormones makes me want to flip my desk? Yeah, there surely are doctors who are not gonna work based on their own prejudices, but how are you gonna know? I didn’t. I was too young and too ignorant and honestly believed this doctor was doing what was best for me.

I mean, yeah, this is just a personal anecdote. But I wonder, how many GNC girls can a single lesbophobic doctor screw over? And how did we get to a point where we apparently forgot that hormones are fucking serious and can seriously fuck up your body? Feels pretty hard to trust another gyno after that. Or the medical industry as a whole.

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— 2 weeks ago with 354 notes
#things  #swears cw  #lesbophobia  #jfc  #gross g r o s s  #gender  #medical malpractice  #hormones 
durkin62:

We still haven’t even gotten past the 19th century yet around here. 

durkin62:

We still haven’t even gotten past the 19th century yet around here. 

(Source: cartoonpolitics, via elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey)

— 2 weeks ago with 95764 notes
#science  #sigh  #things  #scopophobia ??  #comics  #jfc