Probably one of the best tweets I’ve ever come across tbh.
I'm a white-passing latina. This blog is mostly made up of feminist posts, with a good helping of pugs (check out my "pug" tag) and various fandoms. Enjoy.
Trying to not have a panic attack while driving (on the big streets for the first time) with your mom is hard
Congratulations to Ivy Taylor, who was elected this week and made history as the first ever African American mayor of San Antonio, Texas! On Tuesday Taylor announced her plans to improve the city, and said, “I’ve always been committed to working with everyone in our community, even though we may not always agree on every issue.”
Infrared sound is a sound that we can’t hear but our ears can detect. Between 7Hz and 19Hz it can install the sense of being watched, dread, fear and panic. At 19Hz the sounds can vibrate with your eyeball, messing with your visions and causing you to think you can see figures in your peripheral vision.
Old houses and buildings have thick walls and messed up pipes which can emit infrared sounds. This is how haunted houses can come to be.
The problem is not everyone is sensitive to this type of sound. Do you want to figure out if you are sensitive to this “ghostly noise”?
Well you can, because when tigers roar they emit infrared sound. Go on this website and scroll to the paragraph on roars and click on the speaker icon.
If you feel scared then you’re probably sensitive to it.
NEXT TIME ON DETECTIVE HALE: will he realise that the red liquid on the floor is blood, will he work out that the non-breathing person is dead and will Miss Tate ever stop being so easily impressed? TUNE IT FOR THE NEXT EPISODE.
a black widow prequel would literally be the most interesting movie like
a young girl distinguishing herself in the deadliest way possible?????
intertwining cold war history?????
watching an entire regime topple and natalia romanova walking away?????YES PLEASE
"If I perform this emergency abortion I’m a murderer!!!"
No, bro. You’re a murderer if you let your pregnant patient die in your office because you refused them an emergency abortion.
As a medical professional, let me say this: If you will not put your patient first—if you will not perform life saving medical care because of your own beliefs—stay the fuck out of the field.
We have enough abusive and ableist people in the field as it is.
Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters
Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me.
Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”
Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:
- 88% of the books on the 2013 Publisher’s Weekly YA Bestsellers were about white protagonists
- 93% of the authors on the 2013 Publisher’s Weekly YA Bestsellers were white authors
- 85% of the books on the 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list were about white protagonists
- 90% of the authors on the 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list were white authors
- 91% of the authors on the 2013 New York Times’s Bestseller Lists for YA and Children’s Lit were white authors.
- According to the 2012 Cooperative Children’s Book Center, only 3.3% of books were about African-American protagonists; only 2.1% were about Asian and Pacific Islander protagonists; only 1.5% were about Latinx protagonists; and only 0.6% were about Native American protagonists. That means over 90% of children’s books surveyed were about white protagonists.
Just a reminder that representation is still an uphill battle.
There was a time that I wanted to write stories about my daughter and her adventures. I just suck at writing though
One late reblog to close out Fiction Week!
I just want to impress upon you all again that Barbara Gordon (nee Kean) is bisexual in the new Gotham TV show, which also includes Renee Montoya, a lesbian woman of color
Please be decent representation