cubebreaker: In his series, The Good Badlands, photographer Guy Tal seeks to show us that though it is often hidden, and may only appear briefly, there is delicate and subtle beauty in abundance for any viewer with patience and desire.
i don’t trust people who hate on the badlands…
It’s kind of oblong, but there are trees on the side that get in the way. Anyways, this is the Red Hills Pagan Council’s (RHPC) Samhain labyrinth from 2010. At the center was a wax divination thingy.
That is absolutely lovely!
every woman on tumblr should have this on their dash
And every man
Look how nobody’s yelling or arguing or making things into a competition. Look how this is to straight up educate people through a different perspective. Look how effective that makes the message.
I like this because it’s the little things.
#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.
That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.
This is why honey is not vegan.
The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.
literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey
Regarding the above, generally speaking honey is not vegan because it comes from an animal/is an animal by product and depending on your flavor of veganism, you as a human don’t have the right to something created by another life form, especially something that ensures their survival.
However, some vegans bend the rules if they know they can get animal-created products from a sustainable, animal-friendly source, like getting eggs from a friend who raises ducks or chickens, etc. That kind of situation involves a lot of luck and thought though, so it’s not very common.
this is the most beautiful and amazing thing i have ever read in my entire life and it makes me so so happy
ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN. ALREADY THE HALLOWEEN TAG IS FILLING UP WITH BORING AND INSULTING SLUT SHAMING STUFF. CELEBRATE ANY WAY YOU WANT TO.
ALSO DUDES, IF YOU WANT TO WEAR A SEXY COSTUME DO IT
WEAR THE FISHNETS
BE A SEXY FIREFIGHTER
OR A SEXY BEE
False rape accusations are an anomaly.
True rape accusations are a norm.
You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.
Re-blog now, read later.
"Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers.”
Pop culture paganism seems cool and all, but.. it feels /fake./ I want to participate and enjoy it, but I can't get over the hump that these are fictional stories, created by humans. But then again, when I think about it, so are the deities discussed in mythology all over the world, and in hopes of not being attacked, so is the information written in sacred texts. What is it that's made sacred texts of more merit than anything else?
Time. Believers. Tradition. Written scripture/records.
I suppose one or more of those gives credence to religions. I understand the strangeness of PC paganism.
I can’t much reassure you, except to remind you that sometimes religion boils down to having faith and believing. I believe. I put faith in my deities and the entities I work with. I have my doubts, and days where I just feel silly, but I love them and I keep that in my heart and I have faith. I pray. I give offerings and I continue on.
Selfie Saturday, why you try to drown me edition.
Charlie submitted:*Flies to Neverland*
Because, as we all know, when women pass puberty all of their organs are removed and they are immediately shrink wrapped.
My first reaction was “yeah but it’s real vs illustrated”, but then I took a second look at the image, and yeah, it’s interesting how the men hardly change at all in comic form. There’s obvious intent to keep the adult male versions reflective of the real life ones. They don’t get anything exaggerated, while the women get the usual comic book cinched in waist, large rounded breasts, etc additions, plus they’re thinner, even the ones that are the adult versions of the kids (look at Catwoman’s arms o_o)
(On a side note, it’s also annoying that neither Penguin is fat. Like, they already made Amanda Waller thin in the nu52, and now Penguin here too? :\ )
(Promotional images for upcoming DC comics TV show, Gotham)
…the heroine “incidentally” is blonde-haired and blue-eyed and pale-skinned (whitest of the white) while a female antagonist or villain “just happens” to have dark hair (sometimes curly), dark eyes, and other features stereotypically affiliated with Jewish women, Roma women, Latinas, and other non-white (or conditionally white) women?
Yes, racism or ethnicism(?). But I think what the OP is getting at is why are there so many stories/film/TV where brunettes are evil? Like in Legally Blonde, for example, Elle is blonde haired blue eyed, but her nemesis, Vivian Kensington, is dark haired and dark eyed. (Both are white.) Or You’ve Got Mail, Kathleen Kelly is blonde haired blue eyed and Patricia Eden (Parker Posey) is dark haired and dark eyed.
You could even look at Mad Men, where Don is married to Betty for several years (blonde haired, blue eyed) but he has a string of lovers who are dark haired and eventually marries a dark haired woman, Megan.
This is true, and a good point, and I can see it operating as a trope in those specific examples, but I think calling it a trope as it specifically relates to women of color waters down the issue considerably.
I mean, I definitely thought it was racism when I saw this post the first time around. (I thought the OP was making a sarcastic joke, tbh.) Just reading the original post, it seems like it could mean two things: 1) that the villain character is written as a PoC, so it’s like the PoC are always the evil guys or 2) the villain character is a white person written using the characteristics of a PoC. Either way, it seems pretty racist to me and definitely shouldn’t be called a trope.
I’m right here. It’s incredibly frustrating to try to talk about something that affects your life when people assume they know my meaning instead of asking me. If you want to understand where I’m coming from, it would help if you would talk to me and not assume you know what I was thinkig or feeling when I wrote that.
"There’s a pervasive pattern in media with associating good with whiteness and evil with racial Otherness. But I’m not going to talk about that. Instead, I’m going to focus my energy on OP’s use of the word trope."
But of course it can’t be about anything deeper. After all, my walnut-sized Negress brain lacks the intellectual capacity to even think such things, let alone talk about them.
Everybody who reblogged this from me needs to collect the folks who are really, seriously, missing the point.
IDG the problem with calling it a trope. A trope is essentially a reoccurring shorthand that creators rely on to communicate specific ideals, in this case a blonde WW to communicate “good and innocent, the one you should root for because she’s obvsly so sweet” opposite a dark-haired WOC-sounding chara to communicate “sly harpy here to steal our girl’s man”.
IT’S STILL A TROPE.
IT’S A RACIST TROPE, but still a trope nonetheless. Trying to “make it bigger/not water it down” by “just calling it racism” doesn’t actually help pinpoint these particular archetypes/shorthands. Which is what the conversation should be about.
I kinda want to call it “Lily-White Laziness” but that phrase doesn’t touch on how dark-haired/featured characters code as WOC. It is DEF a form of laziness though.
Once Upon A Time? Just wanted to bring it.
ETA: Oooh oooh ooh, there’s Everybody Loves Blondes!
696. A muggleborn obsessed with language and A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy worked hard and created a babelfish charm that translates all languages to the caster’s native language.