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feistie:

A kid was walking around school wearing this today and didn’t receive a single comment from administration.

Meanwhile, I was pulled over twice by them to mention how “incredibly short” my bottoms were.

Last time I checked, my shorts don’t reference blowjobs.

Quit sexualizing things that aren’t meant to be suggestive.

lisaquestions:

readresist:

The wonderful Laverne Cox being interviewed on the Totally Biased show. Laverne mentions Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P Johnson, and talks about some real shit. 

This has to be one of the greatest interviews to happen on television in a very long time.

"You realize, one day your birthday will be a holiday."

Yes, yes it will. 

fuckyeahalternativehair:

Nicola Smyth

fuckyeahalternativehair:

Nicola Smyth

  #wow    #yes    #dyed hair  

roseellendix:

OH HEY ROSIE.

Just thought I’d upload my OOTD. I like to call it, ‘LESBIAN IN KIDS WEAR’.

Extremely in vogue for 2014. Just a little fashion heads up.

Feminism did not make me believe that the world was broken and full of corruption

fandomsandfeminism:

Living as a queer women taught me that.

Feminism made me believe that the world can change.

fdelopera:

rjdaae:

kellizredd:

ninjagiry:


There’re plenty musicals, where race doesn’t matter, but I’m totally against color-blind casting in POTO, Les Mis and other shows where it harms the historical authenticity.

Wow. Really on point there. I mean, it’s not as if France has been interacting with the African continent since the 8th century, ESPECIALLY not to the point where French is listed as an official language for several large countries. And as we know, there was absolutely NO cultural mingling between Africa and France, especially none where Africans were integrated into French society. And CERTAINLY not to the point of being of high historical, social, and political status. 
Hell, it’s not like there were any black artists of any kind in the 19th century.  The idea of black people being artists just hadn’t even been invented yet! And as we all know, there were absolutely no POC in the original Phantom of the Opera novel by Gaston Leroux, most definitely none that played major roles and altered the course of the plot. 
Good on you, OP. Truly you stand to uphold the gold standard of historical accuracy!


I think the point is that there wouldn’t be an African American constable in Revolutionary France. Good day.

Well of course there wouldn’t be an African American constable in Revolutionary France.
How silly.
He’d be French African, obviously.

Sigh. The only thing worse than a troll is a racist, ignorant troll.
Let’s talk about Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, the novel that ALW’s musical was based on, for a moment, shall we?
In Leroux’s novel, the Persian was obviously a person of color, that much is undeniable. So there goes the OP’s argument that there should be no people of color in Phantom. Despite the fact that the Persian was whitewashed in the musical and turned into a Caucasian Mme Giry (it is not clear whether she is Caucasian in the novel — see below), this does not erase the fact that Leroux didn’t intend for this character to be white.
So OP, stop making racist comments about the Phantom being played by a black actor, and start making legitimate complaints about how ALW’s musical does not represent the people of color in Leroux’s novel.
Next, Erik’s skin color in the novel and in the musical is not white or black — it is yellow (“Like yellow parchment is his skin…” etc.). So by the OP’s logic, only people with jaundice can play the role. Smh.
Finally, based on Gaston Leroux’s description, Meg Giry was a person of color — that is to say, she probably had African or Middle Eastern heritage (we don’t get a clear enough description of Mme Giry’s complexion to know whether this came from her side of the family, from her husband Jules’ side, or both).
Leroux writes: “la petite Giry, – des yeux pruneaux, des cheveux d’encre, un teint de bistre”
This means: “Little Giry — with prune-dark eyes, hair like ink, a brown complexion”
And yet, despite this clear description, this is how Meg Giry is portrayed in ALW’s musical:

Whitewashed much? If one wants to make the argument that the characters in the musical should be like their book counterparts, why isn’t Meg black?
So my advice to you, OP, is educate yourself before you go making racist and ignorant comments about topics that you clearly do not understand. Or if you do want to spout off like that, go talk to your friends offline and stop clogging up the Phandom with your hate.

fdelopera:

rjdaae:

kellizredd:

ninjagiry:

There’re plenty musicals, where race doesn’t matter, but I’m totally against color-blind casting in POTO, Les Mis and other shows where it harms the historical authenticity.

Wow. Really on point there. I mean, it’s not as if France has been interacting with the African continent since the 8th century, ESPECIALLY not to the point where French is listed as an official language for several large countries. And as we know, there was absolutely NO cultural mingling between Africa and France, especially none where Africans were integrated into French society. And CERTAINLY not to the point of being of high historical, social, and political status. 

Hell, it’s not like there were any black artists of any kind in the 19th century.  The idea of black people being artists just hadn’t even been invented yet! And as we all know, there were absolutely no POC in the original Phantom of the Opera novel by Gaston Leroux, most definitely none that played major roles and altered the course of the plot. 

Good on you, OP. Truly you stand to uphold the gold standard of historical accuracy!

I think the point is that there wouldn’t be an African American constable in Revolutionary France. Good day.

Well of course there wouldn’t be an African American constable in Revolutionary France.

How silly.

He’d be French African, obviously.

Sigh. The only thing worse than a troll is a racist, ignorant troll.

Let’s talk about Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, the novel that ALW’s musical was based on, for a moment, shall we?

In Leroux’s novel, the Persian was obviously a person of color, that much is undeniable. So there goes the OP’s argument that there should be no people of color in Phantom. Despite the fact that the Persian was whitewashed in the musical and turned into a Caucasian Mme Giry (it is not clear whether she is Caucasian in the novel — see below), this does not erase the fact that Leroux didn’t intend for this character to be white.

So OP, stop making racist comments about the Phantom being played by a black actor, and start making legitimate complaints about how ALW’s musical does not represent the people of color in Leroux’s novel.

Next, Erik’s skin color in the novel and in the musical is not white or black — it is yellow (“Like yellow parchment is his skin…” etc.). So by the OP’s logic, only people with jaundice can play the role. Smh.

Finally, based on Gaston Leroux’s description, Meg Giry was a person of color — that is to say, she probably had African or Middle Eastern heritage (we don’t get a clear enough description of Mme Giry’s complexion to know whether this came from her side of the family, from her husband Jules’ side, or both).

Leroux writes: “la petite Giry, – des yeux pruneaux, des cheveux d’encre, un teint de bistre”

This means: “Little Giry — with prune-dark eyes, hair like ink, a brown complexion”

And yet, despite this clear description, this is how Meg Giry is portrayed in ALW’s musical:

Whitewashed much? If one wants to make the argument that the characters in the musical should be like their book counterparts, why isn’t Meg black?

So my advice to you, OP, is educate yourself before you go making racist and ignorant comments about topics that you clearly do not understand. Or if you do want to spout off like that, go talk to your friends offline and stop clogging up the Phandom with your hate.

  #I don't know phantom at all    #but reblogging for calling out ignorant shitheads  

the-fly-agaric:

caring more about animals than humans is not a sign of empathy, it is a way to distance yourself from problems that makes you uncomfortable.

when you talk about the treatment of animals and say “what if this was done to humans!?” remember that this was, or still is done to humans.

I have zero patience for people who prioritize Veganism over anti-racism and feminism

Oh, don’t talk to me about balloons. Balloons explode, Jen. They explode suddenly and unexpectedly. They are filled with the capacity to give me a little fright and I find that unbearable.

sheep-boy:

"guess we cant have different opinions on tumblr"

nah son. an opinion is like “orange juice is nasty” or “fall out boy is overrated”

"your gender identity is ridiculous and you dont deserve to have it respected" is straight up bullshit and you should be called out on it

Anyone trying to tell trans women that their quality of life while closeted was improved because they lived in a patriarchy (a patriarchy which actively tried to destroy them and remake them in its image), for instance, is making a sick and violent joke.

sarahswonderland:

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) dir. Joel & Ethan Coen
I should have had you wear double condoms. But if you ever do it again, which is a favour to women everywhere you should not. But if you do, you should be wearing condom on condom. And then wrap it in electrical tape. You should just walk around always, inside a great big condom. Because you are shit!”

ilanawexler:

Happy Birthday to the absolutely amazing ilanaglazer!

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