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penguintim:

ragingqueermisandrist:

things about the hunger games franchise that should anger you

  • katniss’s deafness was erased in the movies
  • peeta’s amputation was erased in the movies
  • our media is acting exactly like the capitol
  • katniss’s prep team aren’t real characters in the movies

things about the hunger games franchise that shouldn’t anger you

  • "katniss is so annoying and whiny and cold and weak!!"

Also

  • Katniss was whitewashed in the movies.

This is ableism.

buddhaful-souls
clitterly:

emilyvgordon:

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

This is gorgeous.

yes

clitterly:

emilyvgordon:

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

This is gorgeous.

yes

thisisableism

chronically-rebellious:

You know what? My invisible disability IS visible.

It’s visible when I have to wear edema gloves and/or lidocaine patches because my hands are hurting so badly.

It’s visible the five times a day I take a handful of pills, or aspirin, or emergency meds. Whenever I do…

word.

humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?""When I got locked up, for dealing drugs. Actually— I take that back. The saddest moment was when I took my five year old daughter to the doctor and found out she needed glasses. She put on those glasses, and she said: ‘Daddy! Daddy! I can see! I can see!’ Tears just started streaming down my face. What a fucking idiot I’d been. We’d take drives to the Catskills, and we’d point out deer to her, and she’d never seem to see them. She’d always say ‘Where!? Where!?’ It should have been obvious. I spent five years trying to give her everything I could, and I messed up the most important thing.’"

humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?"
"When I got locked up, for dealing drugs. Actually— I take that back. The saddest moment was when I took my five year old daughter to the doctor and found out she needed glasses. She put on those glasses, and she said: ‘Daddy! Daddy! I can see! I can see!’ Tears just started streaming down my face. What a fucking idiot I’d been. We’d take drives to the Catskills, and we’d point out deer to her, and she’d never seem to see them. She’d always say ‘Where!? Where!?’ It should have been obvious. I spent five years trying to give her everything I could, and I messed up the most important thing.’"

featherumbrellas
If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.
My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via hrive-ithiliel)
official-mens-frights-activist

Friendly Reminder

selfcareafterrape:

That it isn’t only veterans with PTSD who are affected by fireworks, nor is it only ‘combat-related PTSD’. A great deal of people with PTSD have hyper vigilance and loud noises are not fun for that. Also a lot of people with anxiety or certain kinds of sensory processing disorder. It’s kind of grating on my nerves that everywhere is talking only about combat-related PTSD, as if that is the only kind of mental illness that deserves consideration.