Anonymous asked: Do all the colors!
I’m 99.99% sure you’re the same person who did something like this last time. This is the last time this is happening.
Purple: 10 facts about my room.
The wallpaper is shitty.
There’s not enough room for my brother and I (who have to share.)
It’s a mess.
I can’t really think if I think about it too much.
It would be better if it only held one person.
I’m allergic to the carpeting.
It doesn’t have a ceiling fan.
It gets cluttered easily.
It has one window at the farthest end.
The only thing that makes it tolerable is my shelving and stuff.
Blue: 9 facts about my family.
There are six of us in my immediate family.
My siblings are inferior.
I’m the only one of all six without ADD or ADHD.
While my parents are both left handed, all of the kids are right handed, accept the youngest boy, who’s ambidextrous.
The youngest girl is going through puberty, and proves that girls are harder to raise than boys, emotionally. (Unless the boy has fun things like an unavoidable social deviance to struggle with.)
I’m the most exact mix of my parents.
None of my siblings look very much like me or either of my parents.
I’m under the impression my siblings are all troll-kin changelings.
My father is a legendary creature. (I’ll elaborate if asked.)
Green: 8 facts about appearance
My god complex does not extend to my looks.
I always have too many pimples, and have really bad chest acne.
My skin is only every smooth about four hours at a time before it gets a little pokey, and then you have about three days before it’s returned to smoothness.
I’m kind of particular about my looks, but I’m lacking the practice and the time for it to put myself where I want to be every day.
There are people who compliment my physique, but I’ve only been /really/ working on it for less than a year, so I’m not where I want to be with that.
My body is the envy of a lot of girls. Ask them.
I’m perpetually warm, which has its advantages.
I wear glasses and hate them. I’m getting contacts this summer.
Yellow: 7 facts about my childhood.
It’s home to one of my greatest regrets.
It’s also home to my immortal record of high scholarship, and it’s end.
I received an awful lot of scars then, but by my own tragedy.
My favorite TV shows were Between the Lions and Cyberchase, and Reading Rainbow.
If I could go back in time, I’d hold my hand and take care of me when nobody knew I needed it.
Sometimes I’m not sure if I grew out of it quickly, or fought to stay in it longer.
I’d be a happier individual if I could help myself, as who I am now.
Orange: 6 Facts about my home town
(Okay, disclaimer. I’m retired military. I don’t have any memories of my birthplace, and I haven’t lived anywhere long enough to call it a home town. I’ve grown up and evolved the most here, though.)
There are few things to do, other than other people or drugs.
Somehow it has some of the highest education in the state.
I’m tired of being here.
This place is kind of a black hole, but a really lazy one, so sometimes bits of light manage to escape. I plan on hitching a ride on one of them.
If I had time travel, I would never prevent my family from coming here.
There are very few job opportunities here that aren’t fast food or Walmart.
Red: 5 facts about my best friend.
(We’re going the guy route.)
He has blonde hair.
We dress up really similarly, honestly.
We’re going to the same college.
He’s someone I’ve known the longest since I’ve been here.
I’m 99% sure I’m the only one he swears around.
Pink: 4 facts about my parents
My dad’s a legendary creature. (Cop out.)
My mom’s a daycare provider.
My dad inspired the academic and adventureous/rampantly scientific side of me.
Both of my parents are kind of very Christian, but I’m still living under their roof, despite my sexuality and a brief era of clash between us for it.
White: 3 facts about my personality.
I effectively balance a god complex with low self-esteem.
I hope that above all things, I inspire people.
Over the years, my capacity to put up with people’s bullshit shrinks.
Grey: 2 facts about my favorite things.
(Ugh. I kind of just value everything equally?)
I love animals. My parents got baby chicks yesterday. I’m wondering about housing a baby duck in a 10-gallon fish tank while I’m in college.
I like clothes. I really, really like clothes. I don’t have enough, and I’m outgrowing what I do have.
Black: 1 fact about the person you like.
The person’s a guy. (Which literally does not narrow it down so HAH.)
OKAY so. I don’t normally make posts like this. At least, not original posts.
But this is important. You don’t even know how important this is to me. Or any of you. Especially you ladies, because I know this isn’t a rare occurrence. Now, this post is a feminist post. This post is also a rape culture post.
Leave now or forever hold your peace.
One of my closest friends has been dealing with one of those really not-okay anons, and at one point she deleted the blog he was on and made a new one. In theory, he’s back.
This is what he has to say.
(NOTE: I couldn’t read through all of these. I had read a few previously, and I had read the first one, but I couldn’t get through them.)
I shouldn’t even need to tell you why everyone needs feminism.
First, women. If you have a vagina (by birth or other means) you need feminism for a lot of reasons, but few are as crucial as this one. You need feminism because this anon is not the only ASSHOLE on the planet who thinks the best way to show he doesn’t approve of your ideals is by THREATENING TO VIOLATE YOU IN THE MOST INTIMATE WAY POSSIBLE, WITH NO REGARD FOR YOU AS A HUMAN BEING. And I include all of you because this is not a rare issue. I hear about this shit a lot. And it’s not limited to you small-town strangers who aren’t even Tumblr famous.
The only example I’m entirely aware of who deals with cyber-bullying like this is Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency, has been fighting rape threats on the internet for years. It really took root when she began criticism of misogyny, chauvinism, and sexism in video games. Now, she’s done a lot to fight this issue, include a TED Talk specifically targeting online hate and rape threats.
A real life example is someone else many of you can relate to, I think. Aly Bongo, a fairly popular YouTuber, posted a video last September about a physical rape threat she had physically been exposed to, walking home. I’m certain this is a very real fear for many of my followers, and I’m sorry. I really am.
The fact that rape culture has evolved and become excusable like this is why WOMEN need feminism.
The following is why men need feminism.
There are assholes in the world and they ruin the lives of everyone who stands in the same category. In the same way homophobic straight men make all straight men look bad, rapist men make all men look bad in general.
Now, guys, we need feminism for kind of selfish reasons. Yeah, men are kind of privileged. Aside from things like an obscene gap in the number of rape prevention courses for women that take place every year compared to those for men, and the obscene difference in women-specific shelters/clinics compared to those for men, and the obscene difference in the number of women-specific welfare opportunities compared to men, we have few substantial reasons to be feminists.
BUT. A fight for feminism is a fight to cease rape culture. Now, I’m a 6 ft tall 18-year-old boy. In less than 5 years, I’m going to look older than a punk-ass teenager. Or, as the mainstream would say, I will look like an adult.
The problem with being an adult male is that ADULT MEN MAKE UP AN ENTIRELY UNCALLED FOR PERCENTAGE OF RAPISTS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. So naturally, a common stereotype for us guys is that we’re all probably rapists. We cannot walk alone in the street without every woman who sees us moving as far away from us as they can. I’ve experienced this kind of thing before, and it’s actually kind of hurtful.
(Okay, dude, stop, you’re just being pathetic and dropping some bullshit so us ladies will feel bad and recognize that not all of you are rapists.)
No, that’s not it. It’s a valid concern. It’s exactly like how I’m an 18-year-old boy who babysits as his primary source of income, and I have to deal with the idea that obviously I’m a pedophile, because who the fuck else would be into childcare AND HAVE A PENIS. When a parent voices these concerns, explicitly or not, I am so uncomfortable I’m afraid to touch myself long enough to use the bathroom when I’m taking care of their children.
But, gentleman, if you need a better reason for feminism, I’ll make another post.
Thank you for your time.
(I’d tl;dr this, but how do you adequately summarize something like this?)
i don’t think you understand how violently protective i can be of fictional characters