The muse inward

Aug 18

Fear of a Black Victim [credit]

Aug 18
ps-meade:

drawn at 4 in the morning after realizing that I still ship spike/buffy
pls send help

ps-meade:

drawn at 4 in the morning after realizing that I still ship spike/buffy

pls send help

Aug 18

lumeha:

I don’t understand how people can think that a community can only have one opinion, or one right opinion, especially on subjects that directly affect said community and its people

Aug 17

mediapathic:

nextyearsgirl:

This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:

The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.

According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.

When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.

So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.

This is a theological point that doesn’t come up often enough.

Aug 14

quote

“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. (via bakcwadrs)

a couple of other quotes from the article i really like:

According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace

and

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! Before succumbing to the intoxicating warmth of that promise, it’s critical to ask, “Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like nonwork?” “Why should workers feel as if they aren’t working when they are?” In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. If we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for family and leisure time.

(via mercy-misrule)

Awesome. I hate that ‘suggestion’ and I want it to die out completely.

(via congenitalprogramming)
Aug 13
misandryisalie:

cutebabe:

sadangrylatina:

unite4humanity:

THIS!

SHOTS FIRED!

FUCK

This isn’t a checkmate or a “shots fired”. Of course MRAs and egalitarians care. This shows a pretty classic example of the intersection of racism and misandry, something I personally was thinking about for a long time but this instance kicked into overdrive. But I had to take a break on my research when I accidentally gave myself a panic attack.
On a serious note: what exactly are MRAs supposed to do? They weren’t even able to keep a domestic abuse shelter open, let alone influence societal-wide change about the way this country views black men as guilty until proven guilty and able to think through their actions before they actually can (read: treating little boys as men). This isn’t an easy put a Band-Aid on it and give it a kiss fix. This is a long, long road filled with police reform and more legal battles than I can wrap my head around.
Almost every MRA I have ever encountered acknowledges that black men face men’s issues at a much higher rate than the general population of men. But please, please keep in mind that the MRM has attempted to remain single issue. That is to say they focus on issues men face because they are men and leave other issues (things men face because they are black, gay, trans, ect.) to the activists who deal with those specific issues.
Please stop trying to paint the MRM as the bad guys here, or as evil heartless beings who don’t care about the death of a child. It is an imperfect movement that is currently spread so thin over so many different issues that basically gets attacked at every turn. And if the MRM did attempt to speak out, I am willing to bet that there would be an immediate backlash against it for attempting to steal his death for its own gain.
I am not going to say “allow the family to mourn and stop politicizing Michael Brown’s murder” because his death is by its very nature political. What I will say is please don’t indict a movement that is frankly ill-equipped to deal with racism and let the organizations who specifically deal with racism handle this. Even if the MRM did do something, they would not be nearly as capable of handling a racist attack as anti-racism activists.

misandryisalie:

cutebabe:

sadangrylatina:

unite4humanity:

THIS!

SHOTS FIRED!

FUCK

This isn’t a checkmate or a “shots fired”. Of course MRAs and egalitarians care. This shows a pretty classic example of the intersection of racism and misandry, something I personally was thinking about for a long time but this instance kicked into overdrive. But I had to take a break on my research when I accidentally gave myself a panic attack.

On a serious note: what exactly are MRAs supposed to do? They weren’t even able to keep a domestic abuse shelter open, let alone influence societal-wide change about the way this country views black men as guilty until proven guilty and able to think through their actions before they actually can (read: treating little boys as men). This isn’t an easy put a Band-Aid on it and give it a kiss fix. This is a long, long road filled with police reform and more legal battles than I can wrap my head around.

Almost every MRA I have ever encountered acknowledges that black men face men’s issues at a much higher rate than the general population of men. But please, please keep in mind that the MRM has attempted to remain single issue. That is to say they focus on issues men face because they are men and leave other issues (things men face because they are black, gay, trans, ect.) to the activists who deal with those specific issues.

Please stop trying to paint the MRM as the bad guys here, or as evil heartless beings who don’t care about the death of a child. It is an imperfect movement that is currently spread so thin over so many different issues that basically gets attacked at every turn. And if the MRM did attempt to speak out, I am willing to bet that there would be an immediate backlash against it for attempting to steal his death for its own gain.

I am not going to say “allow the family to mourn and stop politicizing Michael Brown’s murder” because his death is by its very nature political. What I will say is please don’t indict a movement that is frankly ill-equipped to deal with racism and let the organizations who specifically deal with racism handle this. Even if the MRM did do something, they would not be nearly as capable of handling a racist attack as anti-racism activists.

Aug 13

novas-grimoire:

kemeticlokean:

lolstitanic:

zombiesandporn:

n-a-blue-box:

angel-kink:

parallelanprincess:

youarenothingsignificant:

parallelanprincess:

happy-for-someriseing:

I love Anastasia but they get so much shit wrong and I had to talk about it.

As a history major currently studying Soviet Russia I would like to formally bless this post

History majors have a hard time just sitting and enjoying period pieces….especially with others

"Wait a second…that’s not right…"
"HISTORICAL INACCURACY!!"

^ You understand me friend

I was about to be like “jeez it’s just a cartoon” but nearly died laughing at this post multiple time. read this post. it’s good post

Omg.
"Non. I do not give une fuck"
Dead.

jesus christ, its a kids movie! of course its not gonna be—  this is a thing of beauty 

We watched this in AP euro and all we did was make jokes

HOPEFULLY NOT WITH HIS BAT

Bartok was the best part of the movie. 

Aug 13

Police officers in riot gear confronted a man Monday night during a protest in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, over the weekend.
Whitney Curtis for the New York Times

Police officers in riot gear confronted a man Monday night during a protest in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, over the weekend.

Whitney Curtis for the New York Times

Jul 26

2ollux-captor-ii2-my-dance2tor:

useless-worthless-nobody:

azalea-in-time:

When you go to a haunted house, it may seem like you’re being funny by trying to scare the actors or jump out at them when you go through a second time, but guess what? ITS NOT FUNNY.

You pay us to scare you. It is your choice to go, so don’t fucking go through if you’re going to ignore the rules and get too close to the actors as a ‘joke’.

These bruises happened because over the course of 4 hours, several people ignored the instructions that CLEARLY stated that they were to wait in the front room until told otherwise. Rather than listen, they ran into the next room and slammed into me- effectively throwing me into the wall. This didn’t only happen once. It happened ten times at LEAST.

Then we had this asshole who thought that once I ‘died’ for the haunt, he could pretend to kick me to see if I’d moved. I, being used to people abusing me- jumped back and slammed my head into the concrete wall.

YOU ARE NOT FUNNY BY BEING RUDE AT A HAUNTED HOUSE. WE ARE PAID ACTORS THAT YOU CHOOSE TO COME AND SEE PERFORM. YOU PAY US TO SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF YOU, SO DONT HIT US WHEN WE DO

I feel that this is relevant considering it is October and more Haunted Houses are opening up. I know it seems funny to scare the ‘monsters’ but all you do is hurt real people. So stop.

It’s not even October but I’m still spreading this

SIGNAL BOOOOOOOOSSSSSTTTTT!!!!!!! Now

Jul 26

brutereason:

These are from a wonderful book called The Art Of Comforting. Check it out and learn how to be better at supporting people going through difficult things.