A Not So Shiny Star
Black girls don’t get told we are beautiful enough. Black girls aren’t always told we can be princesses. Cute, sweet, innocent, pure- these are not words black girls often hear associated with us. Fast, sassy, mouthy, too grown, angry, aggressive- those are the words that get shot at us like darts. Black girls are not girls- we are mini women who are forced to be strong. You must tell black girls they are beautiful, innocent, sweet, magical. You must treat black girls as girls. Then, you can talk about black girl characters whose looks and femininity doesn’t matter. Otherwise, you are just maintaining the status quo- denying black girls our beauty and femininity.

Brittney Jones (via beautiful-ambition)

Yes, this is why race and gender are so intertwined in America when it comes to minorities. You can’t just make blanket statements, which are usually White-centered, and apply it clumsily to all minorities.

As you put it, Black girls are often unfairly stereotyped as “strong,” “loud,” “abrasive,” etc. Using the same kind of female empowerment methods on them as you would with White, Asian, or Latina girls doesn’t really work. Not all demographics of women are the same.

It’s the same with guys. “Feminizing” masculinity is generally a good thing in our macho-adoring culture, unless it’s with Asian guys because we’re already so feminized in order to bolster White guys’ manliness in comparison. That’s why the Gay Asian Guy (i.e. Lloyd from “Entourage” or Mr. Chow from “The Hangover”) trope is so nauseating; it pretends to be all progressive when it’s simply retreading old stereotypes and letting Asian guys take the “fall” of being effeminate while White guys get to be the cool girl-getting heroes (as they always get to be).

(via dating-as-an-asianguy)

ejacutastic:

kill the imposter

ejacutastic:

kill the imposter

z1c:

being 20+ on tumblr

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deanisanactualprincess:

NOPE

lets-raise-alittle-hell:

nopantsrevolution:

danglingthpider:

phlynn:

please dont make disney characters have tattoos and piercings and blackhair and stretchers

please

stop

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oh my GOD

Welcome to Heteronatural!

cinensis:

Where Love interests are thrown ALL THE TIME for no fucking reason that adds nothing to the plot,

but when people suggest Destiel with 4 years of development suddenly it’s : ” Not what the show is about.”

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askelviranow:

oliveseraphim:

zubat:

If she’s “too young” for her to be wearing “shorts that short”, she’s also too young for you to be sexualizing her body for wearing them.

HELLO

so dress like a slut at 6, no problem.  wear a thong and pasties, shes too young to sexualize, lets just start our girls as hookers straight out the womb as a fetus, because there’s no such thing as age appropriate attire, just perverts.  cool thanks tumblr

beefmilk2:

pansoph:

for chinese new year they get all these famous actors and comedians together and they do a lil show and one of the comedians was like “i was in a hotel in america once and there was a mouse in my room so i called reception except i forgot the english word for mouse so instead i said ‘you know tom and jerry? jerry is here’

jerry is here

caelas:

girls are so hot???? like i see a hot girl every 2 seconds.  and a hot guy about every 2 weeks.  and even then i’m wary because he might end up yelling something rude at me or making a rape joke or something

ninjang:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

gingerthon:

someone put into words why i hate when people rib that all homophobic people are just secretly gay 

being queer isnt some ironic punishment

THERE WE FUCKIN’ GO