A Thwarted Chariot Ride

A place for feminism, tea, Tudor history, and various other amusements.

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

The Internet is run by people.

The data you see online is put forward by human beings. To say “it’s only the Internet” means you dismissed the Internet as a serious medium, so this means that you also have a disconnect with the humans behind that thought.

Stop with the disconnect. This “medium” is run by people. To dismissed someone thoughts just because of the medium they chosen is to dismiss them as human beings.

(via stfueverything)

whogivesmestrength:

chantelbrenna:

squidsqueen:

What makes me so happy about this is that she isn’t telling you you must love your body or that you are obligated to. She saying you have permission to. And that’s important, because there are a lot of reasons why people have trouble with self-love.  But the idea that you aren’t supposed to love your body, that you aren’t allowed to for whatever reason, needs to be crushed. If you can’t love you body right now, if your body causes you pain or disphoria or distress, you aren’t required to love it. But you are ALLOWED to. You are entitled to the chance to make peace with your body, if you ever reach a point where you are ready to. No one else should be trying to stop you.

Sometimes I see or read things, and I didn’t realize that I needed them until they are two GIFs of Nicki Minaj and some amazing commentary that come across my dash and I instantly burst in to tears and feel a weight lifted off my chest.

This is so important

(Source: beyxnika, via stfueverything)

spootyplease:

#u ‘be the better person’ tools can eat my entire ass

Friendly reminder that anyone born between 1985-1998 didn’t get their hogwarts letter because Voldemort’s ministry wiped out the record of muggleborns

(Source: tracey-hummel, via feministmagicalgirl)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Saturday morning, over 1,000 people march for justice for Michael Brown. 

August 30th.

(via feministmagicalgirl)

virtual-artifacts:

Incense box in the form of a hare, 19th century, Japan

virtual-artifacts:

Incense box in the form of a hare, 19th century, Japan

(via thekimonogallery)

The BBC estimates that 100% of British teenagers play video games in some form or other. Within the next century ‘gamers’ will be a term that encompasses every gay and transgender person, every girl and woman, every politician in the cabinet, everyone with a title in the House of Lords, every teacher, nurse, banker, social worker, dustman and paedophile. Video games and their players will be acknowledged as ubiquitous, and the medium’s commentators will be free to move from advocacy (the endless articles and television programmes that, beneath the angle, exist primarily to plead the case that games matter) to more rounded criticism.

But for now, gamers are dishonestly classed as a standardized tribe. Who gains from maintaining the pervading stereotype? There is an argument to say that the game-makers and publishers benefit: they are more easily able to target their marketing to a large and discrete group (“this is for the players” states Sony’s current advertising campaign for its PlayStation 4, for example). But this isn’t quite true: see Nintendo’s gargantuan efforts during the past five years to reach people outside of the traditional gamer demographic. In truth, it’s gamers who fit within the demographic that benefit the most: here, within the artifice of a ‘community’ they find a place to belong, a place where they fit, are understood and are free to be themselves and, together with like-minded people, enjoy a sense of collective power.

There is nothing deplorable about this; the urge to form groups with like-minded people is a universal one. But when that collective power is turned against those on the margins of the group, or those who present valid criticisms of its unifying subject…it becomes problematic.

bustysaintclair:

Kids please don’t think that it’s unusual or special to be dating someone with whom you can watch netflix and eat pizza and hold hands and also have hot sex with

It concerns me when I see millions of notes on a post that’s like “fuck me hard but also be sweet with me”

Like what kinds of relationships are you in that you think this is a revolutionary thing to ask

(via ladyshinga)

florenceofalabia:

galadelicious:

Headbands for sale! $10 each. I have one vampire Hello Kitty,  one Bambi, and a ton of doughnuts. Let me know if you’re interested.

Oh dear these are too cute

florenceofalabia:

galadelicious:

Headbands for sale! $10 each. I have one vampire Hello Kitty, one Bambi, and a ton of doughnuts. Let me know if you’re interested.

Oh dear these are too cute