Shinee never fails to make me happy when I’m sad
It’s no wonder teenaged boys don’t know how to fucking kiss a girl properly if all they watch is Japanese porn.
That shit is all fucking fluttery kisses and waaaay too gross tongue sucking and I just—
It’s like they don’t know how to kiss you properly and all they can do is just sort of uselessly and helplessly flutter their tongue at/around your lips.
Apparently it’s supposed to be teasing or whatever but it just kind of grosses me out a lot. Who wants the tip of someone’s tongue fluttering wetly and hesitantly at the seam of their lips? Fuck, no. I don’t. It doesn’t look or sound appealing.
If you’re wanting to flutter your tongue teasingly then I’ve got another place on my body that needs it more, I assure you.
Personal discrimination against white people exists. But racism is systemic and white supremacy makes for a skewed power imbalance in which white people do not face institutionalized oppression based on their race.
Whenever I see a question like this on the Internet, I tend to see the “racism is systemic” explanation go over people’s heads. I would like to offer an extension of this explanation. I, like many people, was taught in school that racism is either believing your own race to be superior or hating individuals of other races. Using these definitions and not considering historical (or present) context, one can certainly argue that racism goes both ways.
However, context is everything, so let’s consider it. It is true that more and more people have friendships or otherwise positive relationships with people of different races. For this reason, I think that, when many white people hear someone accuse their actions as being racist, they think, “That’s ridiculous, how can I hate my friends?” Further, compared to earlier times, it is becoming rarer for people to publicly announce that they hate someone of a particular race or that they think their own race is superior. If you were to consider this and only this, you might come to the conclusion that there’s no more racism or that it’s on its way out.
But if there’s no racism, why are people with whose names imply that they are white (e.g. Steve Jones) more likely to be called back for job interviews than people whose names imply that they are POC (e.g. Tahani Tompkins), even when they have similar credentials? x x
Why are white people less likely to see films where the majority of the cast consists of black people or other POC? x
Why are all-white juries more likely to convict black defendants to jail time than to convict white defendants, even when they’ve committed similar crimes? x
Why are black people twice as likely as white people to be born prematurely or with a low birthrate, even when controlling for education and socioeconomic class? x
Why are any of the phenomena described in these charts taking place? x
These are just a few examples of modern-day racism. If racism against white people existed, that would mean that people of color would have sufficient control of institutions like the media, the school and university systems, the medical systems, and the government to oppress white people. We do not have that power. White people do. Even if they truly don’t hate or see themselves as superior to POCs, white people as a group have benefits that POCs as a group do not have.
[on diversity in media] I think its social responsibility. I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and say what we want. It think if you look at television in the past two years, it’s becoming the decade of the female. Like, all these new shows with female leads. Even if you look at television, as well as cable, as well as films, there’s been a resurgence, as far as the leading woman in Hollywood, which is great. And I think we’re also at the point now…you know, it’s interesting…x
okay hear me out aromantic natasha who has a ~thing~ with clint and every time somebody asks them to define their relationship natasha raises an eyebrow while clint makes vaguely exasperated hand gestures
#all i can think of is clint waving around a coffee pot and making noncommittal noises then flapping his hands near his chest then shrugging and chugging the coffee pot #and natasha’s like ‘yeah that exactly’