theatlasofbeauty:

Tibetan women in Xiahe, China

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phoenix-ace:

girl-non-grata:

Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.

I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking.  So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?  

YESSSSSSSSS I cheered/laughed at the last gif so much AND YAY GET ON THE ANTHY/UTENA BRIGADE WOOHOO. wait- ‘stab in the back’ HOW COULD YOU

Glad to see you appreciate that slip of tongue- uh I mean hand (Laughs like Nanami)

Girl, I am ALL OVER the Anthy/Utena Brigade, holy hell I am their cheerleader, fanclub member, everything, I want t-shirts and mugs and posters with their faces, give it all! 

I want this on my wall 

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Oh. My. God. Guys, I’m crying. Like literally there are tears on my face and it’s so rare for me to cry over a show, and if that doesn’t convince you that Shoujo Kakumei Utena has revolutionized my worldview (ha puns) then I don’t know what will. 

Tagging aoz0ra to this, because it’s her love for the show that made me watch the show and also because I want to scream in her face how much I love it. 

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justice4mikebrown:

Nikki Nikki released a new music video for the song Home For Dinner from the SongKites compilation.

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bawkbawk-motherclucker:

queerfucker:

tipsfortransfolks:

The recent CBS story regarding nine Swedish women who received uterus transplants undoubtedly caught the attention of transgender women throughout the world. Anyone, with even the slightest awareness of the advancement of medical science, understands that eventually there will be few things left in the realm of impossible. The idea that a transgender woman will one day be able to carry a child in her womb is no longer just an idea. It is a reality of the future.

tell everyone.

If this becomes a thing I think I’d like to donate my uterus to a trans woman.

theworldofchinese:

WINNING HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CARTOON

It is known very well that relations between Uyghurs of Xinjiang and Han ethnic groups have never been smooth, with recent events rendering it more complicated than ever. It is important to maintain social stability by boosting cultural exchanges and understanding between Han and Uyghur people, and a new cartoon tries to do just that.

This cartoon, to be called Princess Fragrant, will tell the story of a Uyghur princess who married the Qianlong Emperor during the 18th century. The main caracter in the 3D adaptaion is going to be Ipal Khan, a brave Uyghur princess…

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Excerpt from Kobayashi’s interview in the visual book translated by shitty me

nagisayuu:

(Did this in a rush and will double-check later)

Q: From the script’s standpoint, what will be different from the previous anime?

K: “We know how it is going to end.” I’m borrowing the words from Producer Umezawa here. The previous anime was produced almost simultaneously with the manga and even the staff working on it didn’t know for sure which direction it was going to head towards.

This time the original work is already completed. We already know about all the settings, the ending and the revelation. We are given an advantage because we knowing for sure that (the story) ” will turn out like this in the end” and start from the opposite direction.

For example we are able to write everything with a feel of “destiny”, adding memory fragments of the Silver Millenium in the first scene of Act 1, Usagi and Mamoru feeling something during their first encounter. And just like showing at the end of Act 1 that Ami will appear in Act 2, we added scenes that led to the next episode in the end of each one. Takeuchi-sensei has also done so in her work, it’s also integrated in episodes where there was a cliffhanger. What kind of relationship this leads to, what will happen next…we were able to plant in hints like those because we already know the answer.

Also, it was decided that the current anime will be based on the manga. The number of episodes will also follow the original work, making it a “dense” story. On the flip side, we are already having our hand’s full by depicting the main story. The previous anime aired weekly and did not have the original story in stock. Fillers were added between each chapter, which featured more about each characters and stories about their daily lives..The five went out together and had many experiences…However, we don’t have that kind of space to add in episodes that end within one act. Instead, we are seeking to strengthen the characters that are featured in each episode by fleshing out their connections and dialogues. When reading the original work in manga format, the reader can decide and adjust their own pace. For example, if there is a scene where a new character appears, or a part where the characters were interaction it’s very easy (for a reader) to slow down, or go back, but the viewer can’t control the flow of time in animation, which is an audiovisual medium. Even if we are to follow the manga exactly as it is there will be circumstances that will not leave any impressions. If we want to have the viewer’s focus on a specific character or emotion, a certain amount of exaggerations are a must. Therefore, we are paying specific amount of attention towards the connections between each character this time and strengthened the way they encountered or their dialogues in their respective episodes.

Moreover, we have made vast changes in how the Shitennou are treated this time. You know, in the manga they were quickly defeated after they made their debut. Many big fans of the manga or the musicals may already know, the four were deeply involved with the 4 Senshi in their past lives. From the standpoint of already knowing the end, this can’t be separated from the story’s worldview. If they are just wiped out in split seconds, it would be difficult to make the Guardians except for usagi to stand out (in the story). If there was enough space regarding the number of episodes, I wanted to write the episodes of the interactions between each other in their past lives. I tried to do what I could to flesh out (this concept) so please look forward to it in future acts. By the way, the Shitennou were named after minerals and gemstones, which have their meanings just like flower languages. Each type of gemstone has many symbolisms attached to them, some are referenced in the portrayals of the Shitennou in their past lives. I would be really happy if people could pay attention to it.

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thesoundofonebrainthinking:

People in Ferguson Still Need Help!

This website contains a wealth of useful information on ways to help the people in Ferguson, how you can organize and participate locally, and helps to spread the word and keep the message strong. 

tico-keta:

Spirited Away original background paintings

Anonymous
Saotome-san. Good day to you. :) I'm just wondering, do you think Doushitemou film will ever be subbed? Actually, will it even make it outside Japan, digitally?

Hello! Good day to you too! I answered a similar question here, so take a look at that first and then if you have any other questions, I’ll be happy to try answering them :) 

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Stuff Nobody Tells you About Getting An Apartment.

hipdomestic:

This’ll cover the basics, such as financial expectation, rental history, what to bring for the application process, etc.

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redtemplo:

micdotcom:

India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

Go off x1000000

If you actually cared about men’s issues, you wouldn’t tack them on as an afterthought to a woman’s conversation: You’d instead be actively engaging in dialogues that explore the nuances of men’s problems in society. You wouldn’t simply wait until a woman is speaking and then shout “Yeah, men too!” You’d talk about these things independently and give men the attention that they deserve as individuals, instead of waiting for a woman to do the work, shouldering her aside and then insisting that men be given a spot on the stage too.

If you actually cared about women’s issues, you wouldn’t demand that they give up their space. You’d recognize that conversations by women and about women are perfectly valid. When a woman is talking about her personal experiences and the way social pressures have affected her life, you wouldn’t allow her to be interrupted or derailed. You wouldn’t actively talk over her or steal away attention, focusing on issues that are outside of her point, until the conversation drifts so far away that you aren’t even discussing women anymore.

So both now and in the future, my answer here is going to remain the same: Can we talk about everyone?

No.

We’re still talking about women right now.

the-exercist in response to never ending “what about the men?” question

I just needed to give a special shout out to how great & useful these words were.

(via newwavefeminism)