White feminism is “Miley can dress however she wants, don’t slut shame her”
Actual feminism is “Miley can dress however she wants but she crossed a line when she started using another culture as a means to rebel and utilized black women and little people as shocking accessories in her music videos and live performances”
you’ve had nicki and rihanna for years you don’t need a miley
can we all take a moment and appreciate how catching fire was a perfect book adaptation. like some fandoms don’t even get that, some fandoms get the main character to have the wrong hair color.
yeah but you forget how the hunger games fandom got the main character with the wrong skin color
Go with your gut every single time. It’s never, ever wrong. Even if feels like everybody else is telling you that you need to do this or do that. Your gut is your artist and who you are as a person and what makes you special, and what makes you an interesting performer. Never try to be something you’re not.
come up to meet you, tell you I’m sorry,
you don’t know how lovely you are.
Right from the pilot, Abbie was presented as a fully realized hero. Vulnerable, strong and rational. More often than not, characters of color who prefer focusing on work rather than romance, are depicted as harsh, unforgiving and emotionless. Yet Abbie has avoided becoming yet another Strong Black Woman stereotype and instead is just a strong character who happens to be a black woman. (x)
Bellisms - season 2
in which amandla’s twitter is better than all twitter
Happy 45th birthday, Lucy!
Everthorne even post-Mockingjay because you aren’t hardcore unless you ship hardcore.
#hunger games #otp: anything else is unthinkable #years later without warning gale comes back to district 12 and katniss forgets to breathe #news travels fast in 12 but katniss mostly keeps to herself so; by the time she hears; its from someone mentioning it like she already knows #(something like a simple ‘how long do you think gale is staying?’ as if katniss knows the answer; as if she and he are best friends) #at the sound of his name katniss squeezes her eyes shut and tastes smoke in her lungs and tries not to choke #she goes straight home that day when she would usually have gone to the woods to hunt #(the thought of it makes her feel sick now; like he’ll know she’s there; like he’ll find her as soon as she sets foot in the woods) #peeta doesn’t say anything when she comes home early and she’s sure he’s heard the news about gale himself by now #he doesn’t say one way or another but watches her with cauteous concerned eyes and she wishes she could break the silence herself #the next day she goes to the woods and readies herself to find gale there waiting for her #(where else would he be?) #she doesn’t know what she’ll say to him; doesn’t know what he’ll say to her; but she goes and she sits on their hill and she waits and waits #he doesn’t come and she hates him for that #she hates him but the next day she goes to where his old house used to stand and finds him there among the ruins #with a hammer and nails and thick wooden planks; trying to rebuild something from the ashes #(she doesn’t hate him anymore. she pities him.)#when he turns to look at her she’s ready for it #she doesn’t crumble at the sight of his familiar face and solemn eyes #she doesn’t even crumble when he takes a deep breath and says ‘hey catnip’ slowly like the words are heavy in his mouth #she just forces herself to be still and meets his eyes as she says ‘you shouldn’t have come back’ #(because she’s selfish and cruel and she wants to hurt him because he left her here alone with the ghosts for so long) #and he nods and takes a step forward and looks like he wants to touch her but doesn’t #and then he says this; he says ‘i won’t stay’ #he says it like a promise #like he’s doing her a favor #and she hates him all over again
By Lisa Wade, PhD.
I’m thrilled to share this remarkable newspaper article that I use to illustrate how skin color (which is real) is translated into categorical racial categories (which are not). The children in the images below are fraternal twins born to two bi-racial parents:
The story explains the biology:
Skin colour is believed to be determined by up to seven different genes working together. If a woman is of mixed race, her eggs will usually contain a mixture of genes coding for both black and white skin. Similarly, a man of mixed race will have a variety of different genes in his sperm. When these eggs and sperm come together, they will create a baby of mixed race. But, very occasionally, the egg or sperm might contain genes coding for one skin colour. If both the egg and sperm contain all white genes, the baby will be white. And if both contain just the versions necessary for black skin, the baby will be black.
But then the journalist makes a logical leap from biological determinants of skin color to racial categories. While they are both, technically, bi- or multi-racial, the headline to the story, “Black and White Twins,” presents them as separate races.
We’re so committed to racial differences that the mother actually speaks about their similarities as if it is surprising that twins of different “races” could possibly have anything in common. She says:
There are some similarities between them,” said their mother. “They both love apples and grapes, and their favourite television programme is Teletubbies.”
Of course, identifying them as bi- or multi-racial also re-inscribes racial categories in that you must believe in two or more racial categories to believe that it is possible to be bi- or multi-racial.
Futher, this is a nice example of a U.S.-specific racial logic. Other countries have different racial logics. For example, from what I understand of Brazil, skin color and class determines race more than your parentage and so it is not uncommon to have siblings of various racial designations.
A similar news story was published about these twins:
And these twins:
Update: the twins are seven now!