all i’m saying is if an all-girls school crashed on the island in lord of the flies then they would’ve been off the island in a week
lord of the flies doesnt show the base human condition, it shows the base privileged straight white male condition, incredibly when i point this out people get kind of annoyed
LotF is about a group of young teenage boys who regress to animalistic tribal mindsets, effectively devolving. It isn’t about p-riveleged, white males trying to survive. It is literally about what happens when humanity is forced to regress, and showing the true monster within. So please, don’t spray paint it with your Tumblr™ Brand Social-Justice unless you can fully understand the text. Sincerely, a pissed off former English student who hates SJWs ruining classic literature because of what they believe it’s about, when in reality, they’re wrong.
Can I interest you in the scientific concept of ‘representative sample’?
The question being posed here is ‘why are a group of expressly white, male children who are all from the same single-sex British boarding school presumed to be an acceptable sample set for determining ‘human nature’
can we just take a moment and go back to ”regress to animalistic tribal mindsets, effectively devolving”
first I was filled with blinding uncontrollable rage, and now I mostly just feel like crying a whole lot. Because it’s always nice to be reminded that us tribal indigenous people are lesser rungs of evolution, barely more than animals.
Spanning one-ninth of the earth’s circumference across three continents, the Roman Empire ruled a quarter of humanity through complex networks of political power, military domination and economic exchange. These extensive connections were sustained by premodern transportation and communication technologies that relied on energy generated by human and animal bodies, winds, and currents.
Conventional maps that represent this world as it appears from space signally fail to capture the severe environmental constraints that governed the flows of people, goods and information. Cost, rather than distance, is the principal determinant of connectivity.
For the first time, ORBIS allows us to express Roman communication costs in terms of both time and expense. By simulating movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic, this interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity.
Taking account of seasonal variation and accommodating a wide range of modes and means of transport, ORBIS reveals the true shape of the Roman world and provides a unique resource for our understanding of premodern history.
Not gonna lie, this is kind of amazing.
Basically, you can plan a trip from Rome to Alexandria, and get an estimate of journey time, expense of trip, the supplies you’ll need….let’s just say it’s better than Oregon Trail:
This looks SO COOL!
IT REALLY IS!
Imagine the possibilities for this as a world-building tool, for example. Like, if I can travel 2686 km in 15 days? On a donkey and a boat and a carriage? Like, for fantasy or historical fiction writers? ZOMG!!!
Incidentally this sort of explodes a lot of myths about the realities of travel in the ancient world. It’s really interesting to consider the possibilities for travel as a mobility-disabled person during this time, too.
You ever feel so overwhelmed by racism that your stomach and your head and your heart hurt and you feel like screaming until your throat bleeds but you have to sit quietly so you don’t upset your nice, normal White family and a little part of you is dying but you can’t even speak? That’s kind of the worst.
"돈도 없고, 어린 미혼모가 키우면 아이가 불행해진다. 대신 아이를 입양 보내면 거기서 잘 먹고, 잘 입고, 공부도 다 시켜주고, 공주처럼 행복하게 할 수 있다"는 것이었다. 김씨는 "처음엔 아이를 보낼 생각이 없었지만 자꾸 그런 말을 들으니 그 말이 진짜라고 생각하게 됐다"고 말했다.
김씨는 1979년 친권을 포기한다는 각서를 쓰면서 아이가 원할 경우 언제든지 친엄마를 찾을 수 있도록 본인의 이름과 본적 등 자세한 인적 사항을 적었다. 하지만 수정씨의 입양 서류에는 친엄마에 대한 정보가 전혀 남아 있지 않았다고 했다. 수정씨는 ‘노량진경찰서 앞에서 버려졌음’이라고 기록된 단 한 줄의 정보와 함께 1980년 미국으로 입양됐다.
김씨는 아이를 입양 보낸 뒤 자신의 결정이 잘못됐다는 것을 깨닫고, 밀려오는 죄책감에 시달렸다. 지금의 남편과 결혼을 해 아들 딸 낳고 남부럽지 않게 살았지만 시시때때로 떠오르는 큰 딸 수정씨에 대한 기억 때문에 고통의 응어리가 남았다.
밤마다 아이를 찾는 꿈을 꾸다 울면서 깨는 바람에 김씨는 “그만 잊으라”는 남편과도 많이 싸웠다. 김씨는 “딸과 연락이 닿은 뒤 내 사진을 보내달라 길래 사진을 찾아봤는데 평생 웃고 찍은 사진이 없더라”며 “시간을 되돌릴 수 있다면 아이를 데리고 길에서 굶어 죽더라도 내가 직접 키웠을 것”이라고 말했다.
They said to me, “You don’t have any money, if you raise her as a young unwed mom, your child will become unhappy. Instead, send her for adoption and she will eat well and wear nice clothes and be able to study and live happily like a princess.” “At first I had no intention to send her for adoption but after hearing that over and over I started to believe it” Kim said.
Kim signed the relinquishment papers in 1979 and she filled out all of her personal information in detail, in order that her daughter would be able to find her if she ever wanted to. But, there was no information about her left on her daughter Sujeong’s adoption records. Sujeong was sent for international adoption in 1980 with only one line of information in her records, “Abandoned in front of the Noryangjin police station.”
Kim says that she realized that she had made the wrong decision after she sent her daughter for adoption and she struggled with the guilt that flooded her afterwards. After getting married, she had a son and daughter, and has lived a comfortable life but a bitter pain always remained whenever she remembered her daughter Sujeong.
Every night, she would wake up crying after dreaming of her daughter coming back to find her, which would cause her to fight often with her husband when he told her to “Forget about it.” After contact was reestablished with her daughter, Kim says, “My daughter asked me for a picture. So I looked all over for a picture to send her. I realized there are no pictures of me smiling after I sent my daughter for adoption. If I could turn back time, I would go back and get my daughter and raise her, even if it meant we would’ve starved on the street together.”
"I want a teenager that screams their hatred at me and wishes their birth mother had raised them, I want a young adult who feels sorry that they were a bratty teenager."
^ Another pearl of an adoptive parenting fantasy from “An Adoption Journey" in her most recent white whine over "anti-adoption blogs."
For any adoptees not yet aware of this white supremacist adopter (she’s already making great headway in buying a child and raising them to be “sorry” for ever wishing to live with their birth mom):
Anadoptionjourney is a stalker who follows us for the sole purpose of insulting and pathologizing adoptees (especially transracial adoptees) about our own experiences.
To her, it’s OK for adoptive parents to tell adoptees and foster care survivors “fuck you” and try to shame us with white opinions.
She’s thrown ableist abuse at us long before, yet still she refuses to unfollow and LEAVE US ALONE.
If you’re adopted and publicly disclose this on tumblr, she’s probably following you. Please be warned.
oh ew. i made this tumblr with the express purpose in mind of getting some safe space away from white adopters with messiah complexes and now who do i find immediately popping up in my new follower count
but srsly, heart goes out to whatever child ends up with this white lady. dismissing an adopted kid’s wish for birth family as a bratty teenage phase, wowee that betrays some fucked up mindset.
there’s a really big difference between “the writers want to put these two characters in a queer relationship but can’t because of censors” and “we’re going to keep putting these characters in queer situations and playing it off as a really funny joke”
The guy who invented the theory that vaccines cause autism had his medical license revoked for it
they took it away because he came up with a seemingly plausible theory?
They took it away because other scientists have been unable to reproduce his results, his results were made up, he didn’t even get approved by an ethics committee, and now he’s risking the health and lives of a whole bunch of people
Oh and the fact that basing a study on 12 participants is a fucking joke if you know a goddamned thing about statistics and designing scientific studies.
Also a fun note: these studies mostly became popular because of Jenny McCarthy, who claimed that her son’s autism had been caused by vaccines.
As it turns out, her son never even had autism. She claims that she “cured” his autism with things like a gluten-free diet and therapy, but it’s far more likely that he was misdiagnosed… and that she ran with it and started ruining people’s lives with it.
tl;dr - The anti-vaxx movement is built on lies and misinformation on top of lies and misinformation, and while this might be a laughable thing in other circumstances, this particular movement KILLS CHILDREN.
“We think of men as antiheroes, as capable of occupying an intense and fascinating moral grey area; of being able to fall, and rise, and fall again, but still be worthy of love on some fundamental level, because if it was the world and its failings that broke them, then we surely must owe them some sympathy. But women aren’t allowed to be broken by the world; or if we are, it’s the breaking that makes us villains. Wronged women turn into avenging furies, inhuman and monstrous: once we cross to the dark side, we become adversaries to be defeated, not lost souls in need of mending. Which is what happens, when you let benevolent sexism invest you in the idea that women are humanity’s moral guardians and men its native renegades: because if female goodness is only ever an inherent quality – something we’re born both with and to be – then once lost, it must necessarily be lost forever, a severed limb we can’t regrow. Whereas male goodness, by virtue of being an acquired quality – something bestowed through the kindness of women, earned through right action or learned through struggle – can just as necessarily be gained and lost multiple times without being tarnished, like a jewel we might pawn in hardship, and later reclaim.”—
Look at your stories - don’t just count who gets to be the hero and the villain (what kind of hero? what kind of villain?); count who gets the redemption arcs. (via notsosilentsister)
#the backlash against the female antiheroes is the profoundest kind of disingenuous bullshit #’why do we want our women to be cruel to be selfish to be ungentle? why do we want to VALORIZE that?’ #we don’t #we want truth we want humanity in all its facets #women allowed the moral spectrum we don’t even evaluate when looking at male characters because we so entirely take it for granted #so many women and such different women that we stop ranking them by their virtues #and how comfortable/uncomfortable they make us #different women IN THE SAME STORIES even #imagine. (hotelsongs)
its so fucking DUMB how guys have so many preferences and dislikes about girls clothing like fuck yall 97% of boys literally wear the ugliest shit ever looking like walking cucumbers where are the articles on your dumb fuck khaki shorts
“It grew out of trying to conceptualize the way the law responded to issues where both race and gender discrimination were involved. What happened was like an accident, a collision. Intersectionality simply came from the idea that if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you are likely to get hit by both. These women are injured, but when the race ambulance and the gender ambulance arrive at the scene, they see these women of color lying in the intersection and they say, ‘Well, we can’t ﬁgure out if this was just race or just sex discrimination. And unless they can show us which one it was, we can’t help them.’”—Kimberlé Crenshaw, “Intersectionality: The Double Bind of Race and Gender” (via ethiopienne)
hey again! i hope you're well :-) so yes i've been reading through your reactive attachment disorder tag, i see RAD be attributed to a lot of murdered orphans by their adopted parents and from what i can see it seems to be a readily used excuse for abusive parents defending their actions? It's kind of confusing to me about whether it's a legitimate issue that gets misused by adoptive parents or a fabricated condition used against children who don't do exactly what their adoptive parents (...)
(…) expect them to. i’d like to know more about it if you have any resources or wouldn’t mind explaining it yourself? i hope my question makes sense!
Reactive Attachment Disorder (AKA Attachment Disorder) IS actually a legitimate condition.
But it’s ONLY applicable to children about 3 and under, entails completely responses, and is arguably not even a disorder (but Westerners gotta pathologize everything that isn’t 100% nuclear fam heteronormative, so). It means that if a child goes through a lot of displacement (orphanages, foster care etc.), they get confused as to who their primary caregivers are, so sometimes they attach to complete strangers.
I see a lot of adoptee’s posts about how they are expected to be grateful that they were adopted and that they have a decent home maybe better than the one they might have grown up in. I was never directly told to be grateful that I was adopted. However I was always told to be grateful for the…
Lovely post, you’re so graceful and thoughtful. X
Must say tho — the incessant "BUT WHY AREN’T YOU GRATEFUL?!?" demand is a lot more pressing for transracial & international adoptees.
Please correct me if I’m wrong, but you were adopted intraracially and domestically, right? Then it’s not surprising that your parents aren’t as guilty of such white savior guilt tripping, because — as the descriptor implies — the demand that adoptees be “grateful” is inherently white and Eurocentric.
It’s international adoptees who receive the brunt of the “if you hadn’t been bought rescued by us you’d be dead in a ditch/grown up in a sweatshop&/brothel” garbage.
Because it’s not just racism at play here, it’s also also the mindless paternal neo-imperialism of First World(tm) industrialized countries that reduces EVERY non-Western nation to a monolith.
(srsly there’s nothing funnier than seeing a white savior get all defensive about the adoption industry and immediately start ranting about baby girls in China to African warlords to some vague notion of the Eastern European bloc all in ONE breath)
“If you’re feeling small today I dare you to sit up straighter, look someone who scares you directly in the eye, take up room at the dinner table, make yourself bigger, when ‘sorry’ laps at the back of your tongue, tries to pick up after you, remind yourself that your existence doesn’t demand an apology, that you are allowed to make mess and take up space, do not be afraid to expand. Every single goddamn minute. Expand, expand, expand”—Femme Fatale (via exoticwild)
I was trans-racially adopted with my twin brother. We’re 24 and we have never spoken about it. I want more than anything to reclaim my heritage, and am in the process of learning Spanish (albeit slowly), and am beginning to learn my history. I want to talk to my brother about this, because he’s the only person who understand the situation blow-for-blow. But I’m so afraid that he isn’t affected like I am. I’m afraid he’ll think I’m blowing it out of proportion. I’m scared and I can’t decide if I’m willing to breach that confrontation and risk finding out that my blood doesn’t empathize and that I am, truly, alone. And if he isn’t in the same boat I am, then I don’t know if I can ever seek out my birthmother. If I were to meet her, how could I ever say “Your son doesn’t want to meet you. I am here by myself.”
“Apparently, women of color were wearing their hair in such fabulous ways, adding jewels and feathers to their high hairdos and walking around with such beauty and pride that it was obscuring their status. This was very threatening to the social stability (read: white population) of the area at the time. The law was meant to distinguish women of color from their white counterparts and to minimize their beauty.”—Shocking History: Why Women of Color in the 1800s Were Banned From Wearing Their Hair in Public by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com (via geejayeff)
Imagine having sex with a girl and she turns into a legit monster Do you continue fucking her or do you run away?
does the pussy stay human pussy or does it become monster pussy? will she kill me if my stroke weak? if the condom breaks, will i create an x men baby? do monsters get the clap? its levels to this shit and i need answers.
"fuck the police" sentiment should always be about fighting the way the police systematically oppress the "undesirable" classes, NOT about being mad that the police bust you for doing things that are fun
get mad when cops shoot at an unarmed black man and then charge him with assault because they hit bystanders, not when a dumbass white dude pulls a prank on police to waste their time and then gets a ticket
“While the purported purpose of the bill is to reduce the number of children in orphanages, the opposite will most certainly result. According to Kathryn Joyce in The Child Catchers intercountry adoptions actually increase the number of children living in institutions: “Children who were not unparented or homeless before end up becoming institutionalized as a direct result of orphanages setting up shop in poor areas.”
The adoption industry helps create these institutions, often funded in large part, by grateful adoptive parents. As we’ve seen in the Ethiopian case, practitioners may falsely claim children are orphans in order to line their pockets with American money.
Furthermore, increasing intercountry adoptions runs the risk that children will be placed in unsafe homes where they may be killed, abused, or dumped into another unsafe home, as the recent series of stories on “re-homing” has shown us. It also diverts money which could be used to help children remain within their families.”—
this article starts with the line ‘when half the faculty at Harvard and Boston College Law Schools endorse a bill that encourages poor countries to take children from their mothers and send them to the United States for adoption, you’d think something was amiss’ and it’s probably a sign i read too many (or just enough) adoption blogs that my first thought was ‘i thought that was the whole point of international adoption’.