Anonymous asked: I'm just worried that because it is a show now about a girl, just like the rest of kid shows seem to be, what will make it stand out? An interesting point is that a bromance is way funnier than a female friendship. Also I hope that Maya is not like Sam from iCarly if they're trying to make a female Shawn. He was nothing like her.
What will make it stand out is that it’ll actually teach real life lessons to kids. The show will actually have substance, which is something kids shows today are lacking.
I have NEVER been so offended and angry in my life. BROMANCES ARE FUNNIER THAN FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS? IS THAT WHAT YOU JUST TYPED INTO A COMPUTER SCREEN AND THEN GAVE YOUR EXPLICIT CONSENT TO MAKE PUBLIC? ARE YOU AN ENTRENCHED COMEDIAN ON SNL FROM THE 90S? GET OUT OF MY LIFE FOREVER OR I’LL FLIP OUT. FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS HAVE NOT EVEN BEGUN TO SCRATCH THE SURFACE OF HOW FUNNY THEY CAN BE. BROMANCES ARE GARBAGE. GET A CLUE. IF YOU DON’T NEED TO SEE TWO TWEEN GURLS BECOME INTENSELY CLOSE TO THE POINT WHERE THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE ENTIRELY COMFORTABLE REFERRING TO THEIR RELAYSH AS POSSIBLY ROMANTIC, AND HAVE THOSE TWEEN GIRLS HAVE ZERO PROBLEM WITH THAT, JUST LIKE COREY AND SHAWN THEN YOU NEED TO GO HOME AND PUT YOUR FACE IN YOUR TOILET.
ALSO I’M BOTH ANGERED AND AMUSED BY THE IDEA THAT FEMALE LED SHOWS ARE JUST SO PREVALENT AND COMMON THAT THEY ARE BORING AND OVERSATURATED. CONGRATULATE DISNEY FOR BEING A FRIEND OF TEEN GIRLS. MEN ARE OLD NEWS. GARBAGE.
Patrick Kane scores in OT to win the game for the blackhawks! Series is now tied 2-2!
a man wrote an article about this mysterious new Fan Fiction craze, and oh boy did we all learn a lot from it.
lohelim asked: RE: the conversation about Roman slavery, class, and race relations. I'm a classical studies major and it really bugs me when we get into conversations like this and frame it in the context of US race relations. To Romans, there were functionally only two races - Roman and non-Roman. They did not give a flying crap about skin color as long as you worshipped their gods (or made a pretense of it), paid their taxes, followed their laws, and fought on their side.
Yes, I am aware it “bugs” you. It “bugs” a lot of people.
I’m noticing a pattern, and the people it “bugs” the most are almost always academics. I am assuming you actually read the conversation, but you still sent this message, so I guess I’ll just say it all over again.
Racism today affects how we view the past.
Racism in 1930 affects how we view the past.
Racism in 1850 affects how we view the past.
Racism in 1787 affects how we view the past.
The knowledge we currently possess has been filtered though all of these centuries before it got to us, and each century between us and the ancient world has shaped how the knowledge was passed on.
Every conversation we have about Roman slavery, class, and race relations is affected by not only these factors, but who we are as the people researching, reading, and exploring these materials.
Where did your information come from? How did you form these opinions and ideas? Someone wrote a book. You read it. Someone with authority you trust told you. Knowledge was passed from human being to human being. It doesn’t come from some kind of Supreme Universal Authority, it comes from human beings. Human being are not objective.
In plain terms-in previous eras, these histories were purposely racialized because the authors who wrote them were racist, and lived in an era where furthering white supremacy was highly encouraged and well-compensated.
Instead of challenging, confronting, or refuting this influence, the reaction has been “Hey, let’s just drop it already" from most of the disciplines involving history (which is honestly just about all of them).
Instead of trying to curtail or ameliorate the voices that infused white supremacy into our education in the first place, most people seem a lot more comfortable shush-shushing the voices that want to point out that that happened. To confront it head-on, and explore how this influence continues to shape our ideas, our worldviews, and our knowledge of the past.
It bugs you. Good! I’m not comfortable, you’re not comfortable, so let’s go digging because no one promised anyone the truth is a comfortable pair of well-worn shoes that fit everyone exactly the same.
Anonymous asked: Sexual attraction patterns are set early in life and are very resistant to change. I'm generally not attracted to black women, and at almost 30, that's really unlikely to change. It doesn't make me racist, it just means I grew up in a racist culture, which affected me when I was a preteen, which I've consciously worked on overcoming. Berating people for being honest about something they have no control doesn't do much to further the goal of equality and just makes people more defensive.
Hey asshole, first of all, if you somehow think all black women are the fucking same, you’re fucking racist as shit, and the fact that you think you have no control over this, or can’t at least find the basic decency to shut the fuck up and be embarrassed about this terrible part of your racist brain, that’s what makes you extra racist. Who the fuck cares if racists get defensive, they fucking should, you idiot.
"i hold racist beliefs about the humanity, beauty, and worth of black women, but that doesn’t make me racist!"
Heavenly Creatures, 1994.
can you believe that there are people on this earth who have never seen this video before
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