Bookish But Corruptible

Just a sleepy writer blogging about fandoms, cute animals, and feelings. You'll find a pretty mixed grab-bag here. Please let me know if you'd like me to tag anything.

Stats: 22, gender-queer, generally queer, white.

 

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….


Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 





The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….

Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 

The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?

And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

orcapie:

Doo-doo-doo, WTNV Art Nouveau part two~

So I could have done something completely different with Tamika, but I actually really love thinking of her in her quieter moments, actually enjoying the books she loves so much. (But I still had to put slingshots in there somewhere, haha). My favourite Tamika drawing is Liz’s here from ages ago so I really plagiarised drew a lot of inspiration from that!

This took…so long and I’m SO SORRY to my friends and folks on twitter for posting 800 WIPs for this, but. This gave me hell and I’m NOT happy with it, but whatever. I’m pushing myself artistically and it FEELS SO GOOD AND TERRIFYING.

Oh yeah part one, Erika, is here~

franklinshepard:

when time travel is invented let’s be real we’re all just gonna go see closed broadway shows thirty times

(Source: veronicaswyr)

glockgal:

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

If you ever find yourself being annoyed by a female, first ask yourself why you are thinking that way.  Many times it’s because we’ve been indoctrinated to accept the male gaze PoV as the only/default/correct point of view.   We’ve been trained to find any other PoV as aggravating and/or wrong-headed. See: selfie culture viewed as vain and conceited.
If you think the only acceptable way women should view themselves is with ample helpings of self-loathing and self-criticism ( which can be draped in the pious clothes of ‘modesty’), then it’s your thinking that is the problem.

glockgal:

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

If you ever find yourself being annoyed by a female, first ask yourself why you are thinking that way.  Many times it’s because we’ve been indoctrinated to accept the male gaze PoV as the only/default/correct point of view.   We’ve been trained to find any other PoV as aggravating and/or wrong-headed. See: selfie culture viewed as vain and conceited.

If you think the only acceptable way women should view themselves is with ample helpings of self-loathing and self-criticism ( which can be draped in the pious clothes of ‘modesty’), then it’s your thinking that is the problem.

(Source: nevver)

thisiseverydayracism:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters canvass the neighborhood of County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.


Saturday, August 30th.

SIGNAL BOOST

his username is patroclus. his password is also patroclus.

odysseus, on achilles, book 7 (via incorrectiliad)

(Source: incorrectclassics)