1. dragonscratch:

Who says you need flesh legs to be a princess. Disabled Princess request for my sis :)

    dragonscratch:

    Who says you need flesh legs to be a princess. Disabled Princess request for my sis :)

    Reblogged from: carawill
  2. flyfella:

    Do people know how the US government works? Cuz a lot of you are like “Why isn’t Obama doing this thing that he’s completely not allowed to do?

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  4. raaawrbin:

    stirringwind:

    raaawrbin:

    I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

    You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

    Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

    A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

    On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

    So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

    As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

    Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

    First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

    Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

    You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

    You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

    Just to add on- Hong Kong is one of the rare examples where it did kind of end up being better off under colonial rule. And before I get jumped on for being a neo-colonialist- I’m saying that as a person with Chinese ancestry whose great grandparents left China because of the accumulated poor situation caused by the Opium Wars and political strife in the early 1900s. Do not dichotomise conflicts outside the world as “White people oppressing POC”. Yes Chinese people have been victims at the hands of the British, then the Japanese- but today the Chinese government is culpable in corruption and human rights abuses- even against its own citizens in the mainland. There were thousands of disturbances last year in China over various issues like land grabs, corruption and pollution. The government has also been oppressing ethnic minorities like the Tibetans and Muslim Uighurs. What you see happening here in Hong Kong is another pattern in the behaviour of an authoritarian government that really needs to be held more accountable.  

    Yes, the Opium Wars fucked China up, but the Communists really ruined the country during the 1950s onwards with the disastrous Great Leap Forward. There was a horrible famine caused by state mismanagement- and by the end of it all, it’s estimated anywhere from 18 million to 45 million Chinese died. Far more than died in WW2. And then of course, the infamous Cultural Revolution where there were basically witch-hunts which just caused enormous upheaval and strife, where people were “outed” as “bourgeois” or capitalists or whatever and imprisoned, tortured and publicly humiliated. University students and professors were accused of being traitors. Even the Communist Party today acknowledges it was a complete disaster. While all of this was going on, by comparison, Hong Kong flourished under British rule.

    The China you see today that is the world’s second largest economy is a product of Deng Xiaoping’s reform in the 1970s- which involved throwing out huge parts of the Communist economic policies to embrace capitalism- and putting a stop to the blind and rigid adherence to Communist ideology. Economically, China is in many ways very open to capitalism BUT politically, the government is pretty authoritarian still. And quite capable of oppression.

    Do not lionise the Chinese government as this heroic “POC” country standing up to “white supremacy”, give them a free pass, or somehow think whatever they do cannot be as bad as Western imperialism. People with my skin colour are perfectly capable of oppression when they have institutional power. And they darned well better be called out for it. 

    ^^^^ YES

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  5. Never forget
    When your classmates wrinkled their noses at the scent of your lunch still lingering on your clothes,
    Even though their ancestors had conquered half the world in search of the spices you ate.

    Never forget
    How they jeered at your mother’s bindi, making crude jokes about how ridiculous it looked on her,
    And after ten years, how they all wore the exact same ornament on their own foreheads to keep up with the current trends.

    Never forget
    When they repeatedly stumbled over the sharp letters which formed your name, forcing you to repeat yourself several times before giving up;
    Only to have those very letters tattooed on their own flesh, in a language they do not comprehend.

    Always remember
    Your culture belongs to you,
    Not to them.

    Muneeb Hasan [08.10.14] (via muneebb)
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  6. whitepeoplestealingculture:

    hongkongstrikenow:

    reblog or upload it anywhere you want

    spread the word

    IT IS TRUE. 

    Here is an article explaining it as well.

    Please amplify their voices, please pay attention.

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  7. tigerlizii:

    fromthemindofatwentyorotherlycan:

    tamorapierce:

    barrylyga:

    yainterrobang:

    LIST OF THE WEEK: TWENTY BANNED BOOKS
    Celebrate your intellectual freedom. Read a banned book.

    Learn more about each book here: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Looking for Alaska, I Hunt Killers, Eleanor & Park, Gossip Girl, The Hunger Games, TTYL, 13 Reasons Why, The Giver, Speak, Hold Still, Whale Talk, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Twenty Boy Summer, Boy Meets Boy, Living Dead Girl, Fallen Angels, Vampire Academy, The Supernaturalist, A Wrinkle In Time.

    For more fun lists and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter!

    I’m surprised when any book is banned or challenged, but the continual obsession with challenging The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian absolutely stupefies me. That book has the tamest sexual content I’ve ever seen. I’m stunned people can find anything to object to.

    They banned a book about soldiers for profanity?  What’s next, a soldier’s right to breathe?

    It’s almost like they’re banning everything that doesn’t fit into their fantasy worldview of a perfect little world where everything is just perfect and OK.

    Most adults are stupid like that. They don’t want children learning about the real world because they think kids aren’t smart and can’t handle things that might happen later on in their lives.

    Don’t read Eleanor & Park but all the others are fine.

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  8. obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.

    obviouslybenhughes:

    jenniferrpovey:

    jumpingjacktrash:

    becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

    ultrafacts:

    Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

    YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

    This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

    more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

    it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

    Oh yes, acacia trees.

    They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

    And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

    And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

    Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

    So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

    Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

    This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

    THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.

    Reblogged from: carawill
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  10. eventualprocrastination:

thranduil-the-elven-king:

gotta-luv-dem-books:

landofgay:

notsomadmaddy:

karkat-doodle-doo:

fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

oeve-at-221b:

my-stereo-heart-beats-for-you:

albus—tumbledore:

32, 613 people understand this. Please explain


What?

nobody say a word

*squints loudly*…..….WHAT IS IT?!

THIS BOTHERS ME SOMEONE EXPLAIN

no one say it

HOW DO 262,375 KNOW WHAT THIS IS AND IM JUST SITTING HERE LIKE WHAT

    eventualprocrastination:

    thranduil-the-elven-king:

    gotta-luv-dem-books:

    landofgay:

    notsomadmaddy:

    karkat-doodle-doo:

    fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

    oeve-at-221b:

    my-stereo-heart-beats-for-you:

    albus—tumbledore:

    32, 613 people understand this. Please explain

    What?

    nobody say a word

    *squints loudly*…..
    ….WHAT IS IT?!

    THIS BOTHERS ME SOMEONE EXPLAIN

    no one say it

    HOW DO 262,375 KNOW WHAT THIS IS AND IM JUST SITTING HERE LIKE WHAT

    image

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