I am a 19 year old cat-lover whose special talent is procrastination. I suppose you could say I dabble in writing as well, and am a role-player.
I watch/read: Avatar The Last Airbender (and its sequel, Legend of Korra), Homestuck, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Danny Phantom, One Piece, Black Butler, 07 Ghost
I play: Skyrim, Assassin's Creed, Animal Crossing, Pokemon X, Phoenix Wright
3DS code: 0490-5392-7856
I'm on Flight Rising!
EXCEPT THIS ISNT JUST A FUNNY HAHA SILLY HEADLINE GUYS
this is really important and is a really great program that teaches skills to inmates and allows them to basically receive group therapy while they are simultaneously learning a craft
IT IS ALSO REALLY RADICAL BECAUSE IT BREAKS NOT ONLY THE STEREOTYPE THAT INMATES ARE INCAPABLE OF BEING DECENT HUMAN BEINGS WHO CAN TALK OUT THEIR ISSUES AND HEAL AND BE FUNCTIONING MEMBERS OF SOCIETY BUT IT ALSO SHOWS THAT TRADITIONALLY GENDERED HOBBIES LIKE KNITTING ARENT JUST “FOR WOMEN” AND ARE ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE.
here is an from the above article
They started by knitting comfort dolls, which they gave to children removed from their homes because of domestic issues. Then they moved on to hats for kids at the inner-city elementary school many of the prisoners attended, Zwerling says. “If you look at them, they’re covered with tattoos, they’re rough looking, and many of the young guys don’t have all their teeth,” she says. “But it doesn’t feel rough. They’re very respectful and grateful and very happy to knit.”
THEY KNIT COMFORT ITEMS FOR ABUSED KIDS. THEY KNIT HATS FOR INNER-CITY CHILDREN.
this is a good program and i really hope that people actually look into it rather than just posting the headline and a silly image attached ok
original article - x
Seriously go read that article.
Do u ever have to remind yourself that “headcanons” you think up for your own OCs are actually canon
And shame on those white people. They need to learn about their own European ancestral traditions and take pride in it. Why are you wasting your time trying to dress like a POC?
People can dress in whichever cultural dress they please. Wearing clothes has no bearing on how much you care about tradition or your ancestors.
^I agree, as long as there’s respect. A white woman wearing a common sari for its modest beauty and functionality and as a sign of respect for the culture… go for it. A white person wearing feathered war bonnets that are worn in Native American cultures for special ceremonies and are usually worn by people who have fought bravely for them, purely for their ‘exotic’ aesthetic… nope. The first example is tasteful and respectful, the second example is the equivalent of someone wearing a purple heart without doing anything to deserve it because it looked pretty. The act of wearing something for its aesthetic with no regard for or interest in the culture and tradition behind it is inexcusable. Aesthetic/consumer kitsch/misrepresentation = bad.
A good friend of mine is into saris because she grew up around neighbours who were from India and they were all such good friends with each other and the Indian culture was very prominent in her life. She has talked with her neighbour about wearing saris. Her neighbour felt that my friend had the respect and appreciation for the culture, so she saw nothing wrong with my white friend wearing a sari.
On the other end of the spectrum, a white girl I went to school with in high school would wear bindis because they “looked pretty.” Just hearing her talk about it, you could tell that she didn’t know or care enough to learn the significance of bindis. She didn’t know anything about Indian culture, and she didn’t really care. It was more of an ignorance thing than a conscious decision to disrespect tradition, but it was still done distastefully, nonetheless.
I like to describe this situation as a difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. There is no fine line between the two. You either respect and appreciate the history, meaning, symbolism, and tradition of the cultures, or you take it into your own for personal aesthetic gain without knowledge or understanding and in that case it is so not okay.
The best way to get kids to read a book is to say: ‘This book is not appropriate for your age, and it has all sorts of horrible things in it like sex and death and some really big and complicated ideas, and you’re better off not touching it until you’re all grown up. I’m going to put it on this shelf and leave the room for a while. Don’t open it.
Philip Pullman (via abookblog)
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”
"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."
(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.
That bullshit heart surgery example doesn’t even make sense though, does that person think that we’re still doing heart surgery the exact same way we’ve always done heart surgery? As if medicine isn’t constantly changing and updating? Wow it’s almost like people are finding excuses to not have to think critically about the world!
if you haven’t heard about melanie martinez you should get into her like NOW. she used to be a contestant on the voice but she’s doing her own thing independently and her new song dollhouse is just PERFECTION
GET INTO IT. BUY IT ON ITUNES. SUPPORT YO FEMALE VOCALISTS
I havent really seen a music video that’s impacted me this much in a while- oh my goodness she is SOOO talented. This song was literally brilliant and the video was great too. I love her style!
So uh, I haven’t seen this on my dash, but check out this kickstarter!
They’re waterballoons that SELF TIE, make a HUNDRED at a time, AND AND they’re biodegradablee!! Seriously why isn’t this all over my dash yet??
They’ve already reached WAY over their goal, but you can still get some early bird deliveries for an early start of the water balloon madness!
Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.
these are both amazing and COMPLETELY TERRIFYING
i’m unreasonably freaked out and disturbed by these
Is this in some kind of uncanny valley?? It’s like an uncanny Communist march or something.
And for some reason I can’t help but imagine these things eternally striding across a barren, lifeless world.
welcome to womens clothing where the sizes are made up and the measurements don’t matter