also an addendum to the hunger games slide, when they put out a casting call for the role of Katniss, they specifically asked for only caucasian actors to audition, which left out any possibility for any amazing PoC actors to have been discovered.
i hope this was informational and i didnt leave anything major out. if anything is wrong or needs to be updated, message me and i’l fix any fallacies!
Hey all, I’ve decided to take a hiatus from tumblr. The dead time I spend on here is too distracting, and I want to read/be more productive :) I’ve set up a big queue so my blog will still be active for a good while. See you on the other side!
I’ve encountered people constantly assuming sex is good and that having sex is just something you do in healthy relationships. This creates a situation where, hating sex is a character flaw caused by those terrible sex-negative tropes society presses on you, and obviously only Bad People don’t consent to sex.
That’s rape culture. This is what environments that assume sex is unambiguously a good thing do. Saying, “It’s consensual sex that’s good” doesn’t actually fix the problem. It just creates a situation where you must be consenting to sex, because if you aren’t, you’re not having enough sex and then you’re “sex-negative”.
See, it only fixes a problem where you’re like, “Well I don’t really want to do this right now”. It does not do anything at all to help people who find sex painful. It does nothing at all to help a person who doesn’t want sex, but thinks they do because it’s been so heavily normativized they have to have sex, and have to have it in this specific way. All the, “But make sure it’s consensual!” thing does is tells the person, “Well maybe if you don’t want sex this time it’s okay, but remember you still must be having it some of the time!”
See, to actually fight rape culture you need to say “Sex is always optional. You are never obligated to have sex.” You must always be concerned with consent, and that means you must accept that the answer may very well always be no, despite the fact there’s this belief sex is the greatest thing ever.
And if someone never wants sex, then sex can’t really be a good thing to them, because it’s always unwanted.
Really like this. We need to find ways of transforming real sex positivity to promote choice in sex, not uncritically promote sex itself.
reasons to date me
- no pressure to wear pants in my presence
- or any clothes at all really
- but it’s up to you
- u can be big spoon or little spoon
- totally your choice
- i’m always ready to make out
- also u don’t even have to buy me things just maybe an ice cream cone every once in a while that’s it
- i’ll let you lick it though
- i mean the ice cream cone
- well not just the ice cream cone
I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.
I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages.
There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.
Daniel Beltrá, "Spared patch of rainforest surrounded by soy fields south of Itaituba, Para State Brazil"
This makes me want to cry a little bit.
I’m just biding my time until I see the carnist notes on this…
"omg! stuped vegunz! All you’re soy is killing teh rainforets! this is why we can’t all go vegunnn!! seee!??!?!”
Oh please, please bring it. Come on, do it. I cannot wait to shred you apart.
You have much anger, grasshopper.
can y’all shut up like
What the fuck is that vegan talking about
SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU FUCKING VEGAN IDIOTS
THIS IS MY FUCKING COUNTRY BEING RAIZED TO THE GROUND. THIS IS MY FUCKING COUNTRY BEING EXPLOITED FOR ALL HER NATURAL RESOURCES AND LABOR, JUST SO PEOPLE IN THE FIRST WORLD LIKE YOU CAN CONTINUE TO LIVE COZY FUCKING LIVES.
GO FUCK YOURSELF.
FUCK YOU AND YOUR FUCKING DIETS.
HOW FUCKING DARE YOU MAKE THIS ABOUT YOURSELVES! YOU DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO DIRECTLY SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEVESTATION. AND DON’T GIVE ME THAT “SAVE THE ANIMALS” BULLSHIT—IT’S OBVIOUS YOU DONT REALLY GIVE A FUCK ABOUT POOR THIRD WORLD PEOPLE SUFFERING TO SUSTAIN YOU FUCKERS.
Alright, so let me start by deeply apologizing if I have offended you. I think you are clearly getting the wrong message here.
First of all - veganism is not a diet. I know everyone thinks it is some fad diet. But veganism is a philosophy about minimizing harm - to everyone. Please do not make assumptions based on something you may have heard, and understand that one of the major reasons why people go vegan is to help the environment - including the rainforests in your country - not just animals. Veganism helps stop countries like yours from being burned to the ground. I have said this before, and I will say it again - these issues are deeply intersectional. Environmentalism, classicism, human rights, animal rights, etc. They are not mutually exclusive.
The reason I made the above comment was due to the fact that people will see terrible images like this and use them to justify making attacks against vegans. They assume that plant-based diets are what are driving the demand for all this soy, and therefore they pass judgments without realizing that this is happening largely due to the meat and dairy industries. 85% of all the soy grown in the world is used to feed animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy products.They say these things to defend a lifestyle that they have been taught to believe is perfectly normal and harmless. But it’s not harmless – not by a long shot. In fact, it takes 20 times more land to feed a meat-eater than to feed a vegan.
Do you realize how much of the world’s food (that could be feeding people) is going into the mouths of animals because of the Western addiction to meat? It takes up to 13 pounds of plant matter to produce one pound of beef. Per calorie, it’s horrifyingly wasteful, inefficient and carries devastating consequences. It is completely irresponsible and unnecessary to be destroying the earth in order to meet the demands of this burgeoning, meat-obsessed culture when we can live completely healthy lives without animal products. The point here is that vegans agree with you – we shouldn’t be destroying the lands of your country – or any other, for that matter – and that’s why we’re committed to protecting the environment by consuming the most sustainable diet possible: a plant-based one. With such a diet, we could easily feed every human on the planet without razing swaths of rainforest and we’d be doing less environmental devastation and would be using fewer resources. Large-scale mono-culturing is doing severe damage to this planet - and yes, unfortunately it is most often the countries outside of the Global North that bear the brunt of it.
Again, I deeply apologize for the misunderstanding and if I have offended you in any way. It is just sad and misguided how the meat-eating people in Western countries so quickly pass judgment on others without realizing the damage that their diet is doing to the world. Heavy meat consumption is a privilege of the West. It is a diet of affluence that is built on the exploitation of the environment, human beings and animals that most people never see or know about. Trust me, you and I are angry for the same reasons. Most of us that are vegan are so because we care. The whole point I am trying to make is that you’re right – this isn’t about a diet. This is about the protection of your country and the rest of the world. And honestly, if you want to protect, the last people you should go after are the vegans. If we really want to change something, the strongest power we have is the power of our plates and of our wallets. I want everyone in the world to stop funding the systematic destruction of the planet and its inhabitants by doing our part to be conscious consumers. I want everyone to educate themselves and become aware of what is happening outside of what they are told by the governments and corporations that perpetrate these crimes against the planet.
Im gonna be rude as hell right now, but you started off your half assed apology with “sorry for offending you” and then went on about how spending money a little differently will save the world.
You really care about the environment? Listen to the people who need it the most. That is, the poor, the working class, peasants,farmers, the lumpenproletariat. They know much more about how to fix the world than some bougie white kid who has never firsthand witnessed the effects of drought on the land.
We have an entire genre of literature dedicated to northerners dealing with drought and dying. It’s the grapes of wrath, but EVERY YEAR. How can i make you understand that the solution is not going vegan?
You don’t get how fucking patronizing you sound right now. There are kids here who are de facto vegans because theh are so poor they cannot afford meat, yet you CHOOSE to turn it down in the name of a misguided, condescending ideology.
Your entire existence exploits the global south. The first world cannot exist without the suffering and exploitation of the third. This means that your dollars cannot make any meaningful change, no matter how you spend. When it comes to your life, do whatever you want. But don’t you DARE turn ecological ruin that is directly caused by YOUR COUNTRY into an opportunity to stand on a soapbox and whine about meat eaters. YOU DO NOT HAVE THAT RIGHT.
as a former vegetarian myself, i am aware that personal lifestyle changes do not impact the world in any way whatsoever. Get that through your fucking head next time you talk about something that fucking kills millions in the global south yearly.
Look, I understand that you are pissed. I understand that I don’t live in your country. But don’t assume that I have no idea what I’m talking about here. My field of study in university dealt with the international political economy and the sickening relationship between the Global North and South. Just because I happened to be born on one side of that divide and you on the other does not give you the right to assume you know me or what the basis is for my ideologies. Do you seriously think I would make as life-changing of a decision as veganism and then choose to actively promote it without careful reasoning and study? With all due respect, I never used ad-homs against you, so if you want to debate, I would ask that you wouldn’t enter this discussion making them yourself.
Once again, vegans are the last people you should be going after here, because most of us actually get what’s going on. I can understand you being pissed at the people who actually don’t give a shit. And I can’t speak for all vegans, but I know most of us are actually aware of what’s going on, do give a shit, and are doing the only thing we have the power to do. You say veganism doesn’t help and you claim to have literature backing these statements, but never posted any resources for anyone to read. Did you even take the time to read the stuff I posted? How can you not see that this devastation is directly tied to meat consumption? Did you even see the other Brazilian who commented on this post? They said “this is my country too” and are 100% aware of the fact that meat eating is the predominant contributor to this issue.
You also seem to take great issue with my statement regarding spending money more consciously as a way to help the problem. How can you not see that this is the only thing that can be done by someone like me in the Global North? What do you expect me to do? Move to the Amazon Basin and start replanting the trees these people are cutting down, just to have them uprooted again? Join the ELF? Of course our choices as consumers are affecting this issue. You think these multinational corporations don’t track their numbers? When the demand goes down for something, these corporations reduce their output because it isn’t cost effective to over-produce something that is no longer in demand. They would literally be throwing money away. This is about simple economics and the laws of supply and demand. If we stop eating the animals that are consuming all this soy, the demand would necessitate a market shift resulting in fewer acreage devoted to animal-based agriculture. Simply put: the less meat you eat, the less space for farming we need. I linked you to some pertinent information proving this in my previous post. But I’ll point it out again: deforestation is typically done to make more land available for large scale cash crops such as soy and palm oil, and cattle ranching.
I also want to directly address the reference to drought. I know Northern Brazil has historically struggled with this. But you should seriously do some research regarding animal agriculture and its effects on drought - paying specific attention to monoculture, which is largely done to support the meat industry. And I think it is important to point out here that your country does a lot of monoculturing specifically because Brazil is the leading meat exporter in the entire world.
This quote of yours in particular really confuses me: “There are kids here who are de facto vegans because theh are so poor they cannot afford meat, yet you CHOOSE to turn it down in the name of a misguided, condescending ideology.”
How is my refusal to take part in the meat industry condescending? You sound bitter that I’m choosing not to take advantage of the affluence that the country I was born into provides, an affluence that we both agree is supported by the exploitation of those in the Global South. Just because other people don’t have the financial means to eat meat, it becomes my responsibility take advantage of my privilege?
You also say I don’t have the right to use this example of ecological disaster as a soapbox to “whine about meat eaters.” But you are somehow missing the salient links between meat consumption and this exact form of ecological disaster, as I have already pointed out. Contrary to your statement, I actually do have the right to make this information known among the people in my country that are contributing to this problem. It’s actually more of a responsibility that I do what I can to make sure that my peers are aware that their actions carry severe consequences – and one of the fastest ways to reduce their harmful impact is to stop supporting the industries most responsible. Does going vegan solve all of the issues related to deforestation? No. But this post is concerning a soy field that essentially wouldn’t exist if not for industrialized meat production.
“Some may disagree with this picture, but I absolutely love it. The other day my daughter and I staged a tea party with three of my most docile tarantulas. My daughter is three years old and is very cooperative. She loves her tarantulas and even joins in with the care and maintenance for these creatures. I have recently been hearing some negative comments from neighbors and friends about these mean, attack driven creatures. I decided I would take a photo that would lighten the mood about how dangerous tarantulas are assumed to be….docile unless tempted. I feel that all tarantulas should be considered “defensive” rather than “aggressive.” I hope you enjoy the picture. ”
It just goes to show you that the fear set within us of spiders isn’t entirely instinctual and is mostly taught.
omg this is great
Pakistani teenager Aitzaz Hasan died Monday after tackling a suicide bomber trying to enter his school. By sacrificing himself, he saved the lives of the 2,000 students studying inside. Hasan’s father says, ”My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”
This is bravery. This is selflessness. This is true courage.
why isnt this all over the worlds newspapers this is truly amazing!!!!!
I don’t. Carnivores are animals designed to live on a meat-based diet. Humans aren’t carnivores.
However, describing a human as an ‘omnivore’ doesn’t describe the psychology of the choices they have made, in the way that ‘vegetarian’ or ‘vegan’ does. After all, I identify as a vegan, not as a herbivore.
The terms ‘Carnist’ and ‘Carnism’ were coined by psychologist Melanie Joy and are a description of the belief systems that allow people to deeply care for some animals while eating others. This cognitive dissonance allows people to accept the most heinous and revolting cruelty if it is perpetuated against a pig, a cow, a sheep or a chicken, even if those animals are babies (which, in the food industry, they invariably are) because they believe that harming those animals is necessary, normal and natural, while they would surely protest and scream to the hills if the same cruelty was perpetuated against a dog or cat.
Carnism is essentially the opposite of veganism. Most people view eating animals as a given, rather than a choice; in meat-eating cultures around the world people typically don’t think about why they find the flesh of some animals disgusting and the flesh of other animals appetizing, or why they eat any animals at all.
Watch this presentation on Carnism for a full explanation of the term.
Carnist: Carnism is the invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions people to eat certain animals. Carnism is essentially the opposite of veganism; “carn” means “flesh” or “of the flesh” and “ism” denotes a belief system. Most people view eating animals as a given, rather than a choice; in meat-eating cultures around the world people typically don’t think about why they find the flesh of some animals disgusting and the flesh of other animals appetizing, or why they eat any animals at all. But when eating animals is not a necessity for survival, as is the case in much of the world today, it is a choice - and choices always stem from beliefs.
Carnist: a term activists vegans use to “other” omnivores.
Or to describe non-vegan’s ethical beliefs when it comes to food. Sorry, but you’re not just an ‘eater’, and I get that vegans’ very existence makes you notice that and is uncomfortable, but we need words for these sorts of thing so we can discuss them.
Did you read the post or any of the links at all?
I read the post that basically said “I’m labeling you because I disagree with your diet”.
You might choose to not eat meat because of your personal ethics, but most omnivores see no ethical problem in eating meat. You choosing a label for me serves no purpose other than to attack me. And no, I’m not going to watch some hour long video explaining why othering omnivores is ok.
That’s literally not what it said.
'Omnivore' says nothing about your ethics. If humans are omnivores, I’m an omnivore and so are you. I eat a plant-based diet and you eat a diet that includes meat, dairy, eggs, and plants. I’m a vegan because I disagree with using animals for food, and you’re a carnist because you see no issue with using animals for food. It’s simply a term describing your ethical views on animals and food, and is the opposite of ‘vegan’. That’s it.
A better example of “Othering” is that a vegan diet is ascribed a belief system and one that includes meat isn’t. It implies that a diet including meat is the default. When you consider one belief system/way of life the default to the extent that you get offended when someone points out that it’s a belief system, that should tell you something about your attitude. If your philosophy can’t stand up to the scrutiny of even being considered a philosophy, you need to take a step back and think about it.
I’m a strict vegetarian and keep a mostly-vegan diet. I understand that that’s not possible or desirable for everyone, and that’s none of my business, but almost all of our consumer choices are political. I don’t see choosing not to eat meat as all that different from making sure I buy fairtrade bananas, so why does one put people on the defensive and one not?
IDK, the vegan hate in sectors of the tumblr community is really pathetic and wearying. I know I have several mutual followers on here who are really into meat, and whatever, this isn’t an attack on you, it’s just like… the way you choose to live your life DOES speak of your philosophy! Of COURSE it does! If you can’t stand to have your choices examined in even the most benign way then maybe look at your choices??? JFC.
ETA: “most omnivores see no ethical problem in eating meat” - aka the entire fucking point of this entire fucking post
“You choosing a label for me serves no purpose other than to attack me” - the battle cry of diaper babies who consider themselves “normal” everywhere