Let’s say the rvb guys took a vacation on earth or something okay
May they be forever alone for their elitist douche-baggery.
I was recently interviewing the woman who founded Her Universe and we were talking specifically about women and geekdom. I asked about the rise of girls in geek culture and she very accurately corrected me: There is no “rise” of geek girls. We’ve always been here. Girls are just as nerdy as dudes are. Ladies have always been interested in sci fi and fantasy and video games - we just don’t talk about it a lot because men are assholes.
This is flawless.
If you’re gonna draw art about trans people, consider this:
- stop drawing trans people with their shirt off, especially next to fully clothed cis people (and have a trans woman showing their bare chest and a trans man binding with bandages)
- stop drawing nb people with the “androgynous” theme (aka shaved head, hoodie, baggy jeans)
- don’t make them thin, abled and white
- don’t make them sad looking
RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…And I swear if it’s the last thing I do on this bloody website we are gunna make sure this doesn’t get forgotten. If we can’t get justice we’ll get change. The event in ferguson show that things have to fucking change
Anonymous said: Hey, I have a question about this anglo-shaming stuff you keep posting (I'm not Canadian, so bear with me) Is there a history of oppression on the Quebecois or something and that's why there's all this stuff about anglo-shaming? Or is this something else entirely?
why yes there is
bear in mind that i’m fully aware that france is a colonizer just like great-britain and québécois people have white privilege and therefore the oppression québécois face/faced is in no way on the same level as the oppression poc face
that being said
Quebec (which was then a french colony) got dumped by the mère patrie dear old france and was taken over by the british in the late 1700s. quebeccers weren’t happy about this and naturally, the english wanted to keep them in check, which they did by associating with the catholic church among other things. the clergy encouraged the quebecois not to revolt, work hard and make babies. they would go as far as including anti-patriotes (quebecois revoltees) speeches in their sermon. please note that the patriotes who died fighting the british were not allowed to be buried in a proper grave.
the upper class was almost exclusively anglo, and that started to change like in the 60s thanks to the quiet revolution which isn’t a long time ago. one of the worst thing they did to us is the -forced déportation of the acadian people (french people who live in what is now New Brunswick) in 1755. The anglos burned their houses and their fields, making sure they had nothing to come back to. They captured them by circling catholic churches on sunday morning. Men who resisted saw their family threatened with weapons. They didn’t inform the acadian as to where they were deported, most of them never saw their friends and families again. (fun fact : some of them were brought to the united states and became tge cajun people. the song evangeline mentionned in the princess and the frog is about two acadian lovers separated by the deportation, it’s a really old song and it explains how it happened)
now our language and culture are somewhat protected in quebec through laws, like bill 101 (all signs must be written in french, the language spoken in big companies must be french, a customer has the absolute right to be served in french (which isn’t always the case in montreal as of now).
some things happening today which results from the power imbalance between francos and anglos (there are french people living everywhere in canada and their deal is much rawer because they are a small minority over there) :
-québécois/french canadian self-hate (ex. our french is different from france’s, we have a lot of different expressions and words, our syntax isn’t always the same, we have a unique accent, and lots of québécois look down on the way we speak, saying it isn’t “good” french, we sound stupid, we should speak an “international french” when in reality our french is just as different from france’s as american engish is from british english and both dialects are considered valid.)
-crazed anglo tries to murder the first separatist prime minister elected in 10 years in 2012 (she is also the first woman prime minister, and i’m sure it’s no coincidence that the first lady pm is also the first to face a murder attempt)
-various quebec bashing in magazines and tv shows and living rooms across canada, you should see them when the separatist party is elected, they’re terrified and full of hate, their discourse reeks of “we have to keep the colonies in check” and it’s both hilarious and upsetting. i’ve seen anti-quebec memes on tumblr very often, with super nice reactions like “lol quebeccers are the worst”, it’s very common. i’ve been attacked on various websites after i said i was from montreal.
so yeah after a long hard day of serving anglo people in their language, trying not to have to big of an accent because wealthy anglos love to go to my boss and complain that our english isn”t good enough. (like, i wrote all this, evidently my english is very good. once a lady complained about me because i didn’t know how to say the word danoise in english. it’s danish, i know now.) i love to anglo-shame them
(the first time i’ve seen this term, it was in an article in the National Post, saying that it wasn’t fair that politicians have to be bilingual because it’s anglo-shaming. i spat my drink laughing and i’ll never forget. ah. anglos.)
i feel like reading fanfic has kind of broken my desire to read published stories bc like theyre so bland tbh like. where the hell am i gonna get queer android romance in a bookstore. who writes about past assassins working together in a coffeeshop. all i see are straight white people making out like really like REALLY