1% of the population are redheads
considering the world population is somewhere around 7 billion people, that means there’s 70,000,000 people youre disregarding for the sake of “but muh biology!”
No, human excellence.
Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.
Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.
Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.
And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.
So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.
As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”
Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.
When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.
White people gon stop with that “everybody” bullshit.
Stuff you could get away with saying on a kid’s show in the 90s, part II
I made this screencap though, and i made it up, its not real… what the heck…
AWWW SONOVABITCH[/Jim Ross voice]
Girl… you need to get your head out the gutter and onto a tv screen and watch this excellent show…
I feel like I have a longer list of pro israel celebrities than I do pro palestine celebrities (because y’all accentuate the negative)
so far the only ones that come to mind off the top of my head are Desmond Tutu, Robert DeNiro and Zayn Malik
help me fill in the blanks
so we got rihanna, marc ruffalo and jon stewart (good for him!)
flocka I forgot about flocka
Christiano Ronaldo, Lupe Fiasco, Stephan Hawking
Layla El (WWE Diva)
Forreal? WOO! Go Laylurr, my li’l English muffin; now I can fap to her with a good conscience.
Springtime promenade - victorian bustle gown by Stahlrose
When it was announced earlier this year that NBC was adapting Hellblazer as a show for their network, I was quick to share my excitement. I felt it would be the perfect compliment to Hannibal, and felt sure that the very existence of the latter show in all of its dark, gory glory stood as evidence that NBC could and would do John Constantine justice. That they wouldn’t have to greatly censor one of comicdom’s most popular characters.
The rest of my excitement was absolute joy that we were finally going to have a canonically bi character headlining a TV show on network television. Our community would have representation and recognition. Finally a character who wouldn’t be used to reinforce every bi stereotype under the sun. After the fantastic fan reception of Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones, and of Dorian Gray and Ethan Chandler in Penny Dreadful, surely we’ve reached a time where depicting bisexual characters wouldn’t be such a terrible thing. It shouldn’t be.
I should have known better.
Instead, after months of potential bi viewers clamoring over their excitement for John Constantine in all of his bi-ness, NBC’s put out the statement that John’s same sex engagements just don’t take place frequently enough in the source material for them to give it any attention on the show. Maybe we’ll see John getting out of another man’s bed in 20 years.
This statement isn’t just telling us John isn’t going to be bi, despite the fact he is just that. This is NBC erasing another queer character in order to make him straight so he can be more relate-able to all the other straight white dudebros out there.
This is NBC validating the horrible biphobic idea that a bisexual person isn’t really bisexual if they haven’t had X relationships with same sex partners in close ratio to Y relationships with other sex partners. As hard as we fight against this very form of biphobia every day, we’ll now have its validity to look forward to every Friday night on NBC (ironically, perfectly complimented by Hannibal after its very same crime of heterofying Margot Verger).
This is NBC telling us that his sexuality just isn’t that important. Why is it that a character’s sexuality is just never that important when the character isn’t straight while every straight character on every single program on television is given great opportunity to explore their sexualities?
Let me tell you something, their sexuality just isn’t that damn important. Their sexuality is normative. Straight people have zero problem turning on the television and finding themselves represented (especially if they are white, straight and able-bodied). They don’t need any more representation. Their sexuality isn’t important. Ours is. Every demographic that falls out of the dominant heteronormative paradigm is more important. All of us, we’re starving for representation. Representation lets us know we’re normal too; we’re ok to be who we are. We are important. John Constantine’s sexuality is important. Our representation is important.
Just not to NBC.
This is NBC killing any remaining interest I had in watching anything whatsoever that they air.
black people: haha white people can’t dance
white person: oh but if i said black people are too busy eating watermelon to get off their monkey lazy nigger asses then it would be racist???
white person: I am so SICK of these double standards……
Remember when Disney had a cute, disabled, poc mermaid?
When i was younger, one of my best friends was a deaf guyanese girl, and her fave princess was Ariel, mainly bc she related to her living without a voice (and her love of swimming)
When this episode aired, she cried and squawked and made sounds that were almost understandable… She saw herself as a mermaid, on tv, with her favourite character of all time
Representation matters, always, no matter what
okay it’s hella cool and they actually animated real ASL they didn’t just bullshit it oh mAN THIS IS LEGIT SIGN LANGUAGE AND IT’S ACTUALLY AWESOME A+++++++
Not only that, the character was named after and meant to be a likeness of a 2-year-old girl who was a fan of the show. She died of leukemia during the show’s first season.
#DONT FUCKING TOUCH ME IM NOT OVER THIs
friendly reminder that when the actor who played khal drogo met the actress who plays daenerys he shouted “WIFEY!” and tackled her
Also reminder that during one of the sex scenes they were supposed to film, he came on with a sock puppet on his dick and Emilia Clarke was laughing so hard they had to take a ten minute break.My life isINFINITELY better knowing those tidbits of information
at the Q&A panel I went to with him he said before every sex scene with her he would go “I’M SORRY I’M SORRY I’M SORRY I’M SORRY” before getting into character and going at it
these two are everything