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Apr 23 '14

If Roberto Orci directs the next Star Trek movie, I will not buy a ticket.

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Apr 23 '14

Colorblindness and the Supreme Court

jeebuspleabus:

So Chief Justice Roberts (and his band of conservative brothers) ruled that it was constitutional for the state of Michigan to ban affirmative action in its state college admissions, stating that
“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”

Sounds like a plan, Justice Roberts. Sounds like some best-laid plans.

Justice Sotomayor called bullshit on this. I don’t blame her…She said in her dissent:

“Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter the neighborhood where he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, “No, where are you really from?”, regardless of how many generations her family has been in the country. Race matters to a young person addressed by a stranger in a foreign language, which he does not understand because only English was spoken at home. Race matters because of the slights, the snickers, the silent judgments that reinforce that most crippling of thoughts: ‘I do not belong here.’”

And then Justice Roberts, taking it personally (the wrong way), wrote this:
“It is not ‘out of touch with reality’ to conclude that racial preferences may themselves have the debilitating effect of reinforcing precisely that doubt, and—if so—that the preferences do more harm than good,” Roberts wrote in response. “People can disagree in good faith on this issue, but it similarly does more harm than good to question the openness and candor of those on either side of the debate.”

Your privilege, Mr. Roberts, cannot save you (or any of us) from the residual effects of having grown up in a racist society. So questioning your openness and candor is what Sotomayor (and I) must do.

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Apr 23 '14
inthisworldonlywinteriscertain:

breakingnews:

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Person
TODAY: Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises “her inspiring story.”
Follow more entertainment news at Breaking News
Photo: Getty Images via NBCNews.com

Awful, racist Internet reactions in 3… 2… 1…

inthisworldonlywinteriscertain:

breakingnews:

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Person

TODAY: Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises “her inspiring story.”

Follow more entertainment news at Breaking News

Photo: Getty Images via NBCNews.com

Awful, racist Internet reactions in 3… 2… 1…

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Apr 23 '14
nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

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Apr 23 '14

kyssthis16:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

strangeasanjles:

allahyil3analsohyouniyeh:

priceofliberty:

thefreelioness:

The NYPD tried to start a hashtag outpouring of positive memories with their police force. 

If this were ever a bad idea, it was probably the worst idea for arguably the most corrupt police force in America. 

via Vice:

And just how did they think this was going to play out/

my thoughts EXACTLY

They played themselves. I can’t stop laughing!

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Apr 23 '14

therothwoman:

*chokes on water*

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Apr 23 '14

tinsnip:

starofbalance:

ladyyatexel:

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muiromem:

ladyyatexel:

sokorra:

ladyyatexel:

They all look like pizza delivery people.

And I love them so much.

AU Plot Bunny, where Sisko is the owner of a Pizza shop. His employees include a medical student, a guy who can fix about anything mechanical, the Dax sisters, a red head with a temper and her boyfriend who is better then a security camera, his son and a grumpy guy who listens to opera.  Next door is a bar owned by Quark, a man obsessed with money and his brother who is really only an owner because Quark’s mom made Quark add him to the lease.  Rom’s girlfriend works at the bar, but occasionally takes a shift at the pizzeria when someone is sick.

They have a few regulars, including a man who Julian, the medical student, swears works for the CIA and a creepy guy who likes to see how long it takes to get Kira to hit him over the head with a Pizza pan.

i just wanted to share with you all what came of posting this

Don’t forget their rival Pizza Delivery service.

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I’d read/write this.

deep-dish-nine waits for you. Hop on, tiger~!

(You can also find quite a few stories on AO3 if you search for Deep Dish Nine!)

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Apr 23 '14

steverogersorbust:

Okay, but like—

What if when Bucky comes back, instead of Steve having to protect and kind of gently usher Bucky back into the world, Bucky leaps right back into protecting Steve.

Tony calls Steve “spangly” one too many times and Bucky uncurls his fingers real slow and says “My arm’s pretty spangly now too, Stark, whatsit to you?”

Thor and Steve spar and Bucky is so horrified when he happens upon them beating the crap out of each other that he plucks Mjolnir from where Thor’s tossed it and he points it at Steve accusatorily and is like, “A hammer? You’re letting hammers beat on you now? Over my dead body, pal—”  and he’s the only one who doesn’t get it that he just picked up Mjolnir holy shit because he’s so busy waving Mjolnir around and lecturing Steve

Fox News calls Steve an anti-patriot one too many times so Bucky makes Natasha help him hack their Facebook page and leave hundreds of vaguely threatening messages which are ostensibly from different people except all of them have the same profile picture which is just the Cap star painted on a bionic fucking arm as a symbol of undying loyalty

Bucky keeps beating up villains before Steve can even get to them, like at this point even Doom has noticed so he tries to avoid even looking at Steve because that’d pretty much guarantee getting a couple of his nicest Doombots ripped the fuck apart without any ceremony at all and Steve wouldn’t mind except last battle against the Wrecking Crew, Bucky was benched because he had hurt himself and even then he managed to co-op the comms with helpful “suggestions” that were actually thinly veiled orders to flank Steve instead of, you know, fight the bad guy

The Quinjet gets retrofitted with a “Cap-net” because Bucky is fed up with Steve jumping out of fucking planes

Just—give me all the “Bucky, I’m 95 not nine” and “Well if you’re so fucking old, stop acting like a kid, wear a goddamned coat in the rain, Steve—“

PLEASE

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Apr 23 '14
screencaps via (x)

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Apr 23 '14
exposingfakeclinics:

This sign seems harmless enough. But it’s part of a scheme by an anti-choice crisis pregnancy center (CPC) to trick women seeking abortion services. Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose.
Here’s what happening: this particular CPC sits right next to a legitimate abortion clinic (called EMW). That’s one way they cause confusion. Check out the “parking permit” gimmick. That’s how the CPC is luring women to the parking lot and getting them to come inside for a parking permit. Once a woman goes into a CPC, an anti-choice volunteer may try to get the woman to miss her appointment or use shame or scare tactics to pressure the woman not to access abortion.
So wrong.

exposingfakeclinics:

This sign seems harmless enough. But it’s part of a scheme by an anti-choice crisis pregnancy center (CPC) to trick women seeking abortion services. Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose.

Here’s what happening: this particular CPC sits right next to a legitimate abortion clinic (called EMW). That’s one way they cause confusion. Check out the “parking permit” gimmick. That’s how the CPC is luring women to the parking lot and getting them to come inside for a parking permit. Once a woman goes into a CPC, an anti-choice volunteer may try to get the woman to miss her appointment or use shame or scare tactics to pressure the woman not to access abortion.

So wrong.

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Apr 23 '14

mzminola:

schrodingersnerd:

everythingisnightvale:

discontentramblings:

An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures

The show is called ‘All or Nothing’

Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.

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my hand slipped

Possibly also some bisexual/biromantic friends/neighbors whose introductory line every episode is “by the way,” followed by a random factoid, or the set-up for that episode’s shenanigans.

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Apr 23 '14
Fat women are expected to dress in ways that are ostensibly minimizing but that, in reality, are really about us occupying less visual real estate. No bold colors, no stripes, nothing that would ever make us look bigger. It’s not that some of those rules are genuinely about looking slimmer – it’s that we draw less attention to ourselves when we comply with fashion rules. We occupy less space, metaphorically if not physically. We minimize ourselves for the comfort of other people.

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Apr 23 '14
  • O'BRIEN: So what did Captain Sisko do to persuade you to come along?
  • GARAK: How do you know I didn't volunteer?
  • O'BRIEN: He threatened you, didn't he?
  • GARAK: Nothing so coarse. The Captain bribed me. He offered to help me procure a larger space for my workshop. The latest dressmaking equipment is surprisingly bulky.
  • O'BRIEN: Well, whatever he did, I'm glad you're here. What's the matter?
  • GARAK: It's just that lately I've noticed that everyone seems to trust me. It's quite unnerving. I'm still trying to get used to it. Next thing I know, people are going to be inviting me to their homes for dinner.
  • O'BRIEN: Well, if it makes you feel any better, I promise I will never have you over.
  • GARAK: I appreciate that, Chief.

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Apr 23 '14
When someone tells you, “I love you,” and then you feel, “Oh, I must be worthy after all,” that’s an illusion. That’s not true. Or someone says, “I hate you,” and you think, “Oh, God, I knew it; I’m not very worthy,” that’s not true either. Neither one of these thoughts hold any intrinsic reality. They are an overlay. When someone says, “I love you,” he is telling you about himself, not you. When someone says, “I hate you,” she is telling you about herself, not you. World views are self views—literally.
— Adyashanti (via acciacaturas)

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Apr 23 '14

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