The myth that white racists are the minority of white people is a pervasive and deadly myth indeed.
wait…they’re not free?
Not in America
Wait, where are they free?
literally everywhere else
psa. they’re not free in canada and now i’m angry
"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"
Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.
Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.
He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.
If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!
We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!
BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.
My roommate is making bacon-wrapped-strawberries rn.
Hail. Her brilliance.
COME HERE AND BRING ME A STRAWBERRY
rimming. a million and one times, rimming. specifically r rimming e, although i am flexible on that point. (just like enjolras is flexible when grantaire’s tongue is in his ass.)
avengers au where clint’s got his hearing aids but he turns them off when hes bored so that he can try to decipher what everyones saying
and no one knows he does it but they think its weird when he misses huge gaps of a story or throws in an oddly specific detail that never happened or gets a name really wrong on an official report
tony and nat try to piece together whats happening through increasingly convoluted ways that may result in more than a few injuries
steves convinced its just something left over from when loki was in his head and he keeps trying to get sam to talk to him about it
bruce starts trying to develop a new hearing aid that’ll register the sound better (clint accepts them and then proceeds to continue turning those ones off too)
and then one day thor’s telling a story about loki’s embarrassing childhood and he just offhandedly says ‘tell barton to turn his ears on, he will like the next part’ and the room just goes quiet as they realize theres absolutely nothing wrong with clint hes just been being a shit the entire time
My favourite thing here is Thor. Because yes.
Republicans talking shit AGAIN. This @GOP tweet is the literal opposite of what they believe, campaign, and how they vote.
Hot as fuck and bored as fuck on my birthday.
wtf I CALLED you.
Emma Watson’s tweet about leaked pictures x
it’s nice to see her speaking out about this but the empathy thing is gross and ableist.
empathy =/= concern or a sense of morality. :/
The thing is, “empathy” can mean multiple things. People are rarely clear about which they are using, and this causes general confusion and a lot of harm to autistic people.
- It can mean being able to work out what someone else is thinking (this is generally the meaning in scientific contexts, and is called cognitive empathy)(it also fails across basically any brain, cultural or other difference, people are shit at figuring out what neurodivergent people and foreign people are thinking)
- It can mean feeling an emotion because someone around you does (this is called emotional contagion, or affective empathy)
- ^Those two are the two that some disabled people have difficulties with.
- And it can also mean giving a fuck about other people’s feelings. When people use it colloquially, they usually use it as a synonym for sympathy. This is a valid use of the word, contextually correct, and it generally doesn’t mean the first two meanings at all.
Emotional contagion would actually be really odd (in the sense that Emma watson is clearly using here, i.e. consideration for other people’s feelings) in some situations, there’s a line between understanding that Jennifer Lawrence is probably feeling violated and humiliated, and actually feeling those things because she is. And that’s a different thing to caring that she feels those things.
TL:DR: The word empathy has many possible meanings, some of which would be ableist in this context, but the usage is pretty clear, and I don’t think its ableist.
Empathy can mean concern or a sense of morality.
Singer CeeLo Green took to Twitter today to make an attempt to define what rape is, shortly after pleading no contest for charges that he slipped a woman ecstasy without her consent in 2012
So date rape isn’t a thing? Roofies aren’t a thing? Oh okay.
fucking creeper and his tiny fucking hands needs to shut his damn mouth
He can die now. He’s not needed here.