MY FAVORITE POST
MY FAVORITE POST
The two smartest men on the planet.
Just one of those posts you can’t not reblog.
This is unreal
Tom Felton: A Tour of Diagon Alley
Animals that are little awesome.
He went from a terrifying dog pound on Ireland to the beautiful archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden
Okay y’all, seriously, when you go to a store and a cashier is ringing you up, they give you the total (let’s say your total is $16.45), you hand them a $20, and they input it into the register, DO NOT say “oh I have the 45 cents (or something close, for example a…
Just had a guy come through my line with nothing but a box of tampons.
Him: They’re not for me!
Me: OH THANK GOD! I was really worried about where you planned to use them since I originally thought you had plans to use feminine hygiene products!
Shut up and go. Just go.
Meal plan: $1,457
The sun: $3,381
I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
We “adopted” this kitten from the storm drain last night. He was in danger and was crying his poor eyes out
Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.
This is perfect
BLESS THIS PERSON
I BOW TO THIS INTENTION
Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*
That bold bit~
My heart broke into tiny pieces when I read the Rosetta Stone tweet.
The hashtag one is the one that broke my heart. Yes before twitter the hash/pound key served a different purpose. Oh and it’s real name is an octothorpe.
Housemate is calling someone on the shitter (i’ve heard her shit), why is she calling someone (like on the phone) and in the bathroom of all places. And she has the fan on too. Why can’t she call in her room?
You want people to look at you differently? Make them.