what really grinds my gears about the argument that POC people can’t be in a movie/novel/game because it’s not “historically accurate”
is the fact that white actors/characters/portrayals have invaded settings where it doesn’t make sense for them to be (see: every painting of Jesus Christ ever) and nobody seems to have a problem with that
there’s a movie coming out next year, its a “”“”gritty reboot”“”” of the story of noah’s ark, and guess who’s playing noah?
did you guess russel crowe, a forty-something white man? just a reminder that the bible was written in the middle east, way before anything even remotely resembling a trade route to europe existed. it does not make sense for a white actor to be playing this part.
it’s not historically accurate, but nobody cares.
and yet there is a massive uproar every time somebody suggests that the media should have more POC characters in fantasy/science fiction/”historical” movies. tell me that’s not racist.
i fucking lost it at the one about swine flu
also why do people get so annoyed about trigger warnings on tumblr bc seriously you get trigger and content warnings all the time in real life
you get warnings on the back of dvds saying if stuff contains violence or scary scenes because some people - and not just children - will not want to see that kind of thing
on national news stations you get warnings before certain reports if theyre going to contain descriptions of abuse because that might be triggering to some people
and tv stations almost invariably warn for flashing images because they can trigger conditions like photosensitive epilepsy
stop acting as if trigger warnings and content warnings are some new thing that are only used and wanted by “”“overly sensitive people”“” on tumblr
there is nothing “overly sensitive” about not wanting to see certain things because of the effects they have on you
and people have recognised that for years in real life as well as on the internet
windows 8 can suck my dick
I can’t believe how far technology has come
A moment of silence to all the kids who can’t wait to become a teenager because they think it’s fun
Two hours of silence for all the teenagers who can’t wait to become adults because they think they’ll get to do whatever they want
a shot of vodka to all the 20 somethings who are coping with a lack of rent money by sitting around eating captain crunch in dinosaur PJs wishing they were actually a pre-teen again.
Favorite chicken, Silver-Laced and Gold-Laced Polish Chickens.
Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage takes some of the most spectacular chicken photographs you will ever see. In addition to prints (available on his website), and two photobooks (so far) the annual “Extraordinary Chickens” calendars is available in many bookstores. (My parents buy it for their kitchen every year. It’s fantastic).
Girls are told to be skinny but not too skinny and to wear makeup but not so much that guys can tell and to dress in revealing clothes but not too revealing or else you’re a slut and a hundred other contradictory standards so I think guys can deal with being made fun of for wearing fedoras
I am literally both of them at the same time
Scientists Discover Happiest Puppy
Twice in the past editors at The Fluffington Post have thought they had discovered the happiest dog on earth: once a year ago and then again four months ago. Not so, say scientists at Sapienza University of Rome, who point to Ellie, whose happiness levels are off the charts.
"Ellie may literally be the happiest dog alive right now," said researcher Salvatore Magliocco. "Ellie’s showing extremely elevated levels of serotonin and an increased number of endorphins. She’s just really happy, all the time."
Off the charts happy, according to Magliocco, who says that Ellie’s general mood is unprecedented. When compared to other dogs on record, Ellie is nearly twice as happy by most metrics.
"She never seems sad," he said. "We’d expect this amount of happiness to come with some manic tendencies, but she’s all peaks, no valleys. This is just one happy dog!"
Portrait of Elizabeth Murray
England (c. 1650)
Oil on canvas, 124 x 119 cm
I think I have seen pictures of this before, in high school maybe, but I don’t remember there being a second person before. I seem to remember this image being cropped differently too, which is very disturbing because now that I see the entire painting, the way I remember it being cropped was very clearly and deliberately intended to remove the person holding the tray of flowers.
Since we’re throwing haymakers at the kyriarchy today, I think this is something that we should really be talking about too, because it happens
ALL. THE. TIME.
Level 1: People of Color from Medieval, Renaissance, and other Early Modern European works were often literally painted over in later decades or centuries.
Level 2: It was very fashionable in a lot of 17th and 18th century paintings to have a Black servant featured in portraits of very important historical figures from European History.
Honestly? They’re practically ubiquitous. A lot of the very famous paintings you’ve seen of European and American historical figures have a Black servant in them that have been cropped out or painted over.
Those silly stock photos from your American History Professor’s Powerpoint?
Your Professor’s PowerPoint for “George Washington”:
The actual painting:
Your professor’s Powerpoint on Jean Chardin:
The actual painting:
PowerPoint on Maria Henriette Stuart (with some commentary about the Habsburg jaw):
But, because of whitewashed history curricula, teachers and professors continue to use the cropped images because they don’t want their lecture to get “derailed” by a discussion about race.
These images are also more commonly seen on stock photo sites, including ones for academic use.
I honestly can’t find anyone really writing about this, or even any analysis on how often the cropped photos are used.
The reason they are so easy to crop out is because of the the artistic conventions which reflect the power hierarchy:
Oil paintings of aristocratic families from this period make the point clearly. Artists routinely positioned black people on the edges or at the rear of their canvasses, from where they gaze wonderingly at their masters and mistresses. In order to reveal a ‘hierarchy of power relationships’, they were often placed next to dogs and other domestic animals, with whom they shared, according to the art critic and novelist David Dabydeen, ‘more or less the same status’. Their humanity effaced, they exist in these pictures as solitary mutes, aesthetic foils to their owners’ economic fortunes.
This is drastically oversimplified, but at least it addresses it directly.
If anyone knows more on any studies or statistical evidence on this tendency, feel free to add it.
hey i know some vegans say shitty things (some vegans also say smart things),
but if you think it’s funny to make assumptions about people just because they don’t eat the same things as you, kindly unfollow me.
Yes. Please do not say things like “this is why people hate vegans” even if there are indeed people who are vegan and also awful or too extreme. Awful people do awful things because they’re just awful people. Being vegan or not doesn’t have anything to do with it…