I actually found it rather upsetting seeing such a vibrant, energetic and strong character in a wheelchair with obvious depression, in a way the it kind of hit close to home.
Finale messed me up bro.
Toph’s blindness was one of the most excellently handled aspects of AtLA because it wasn’t treated like a disability. So often in shows (and especially children’s animation) disabled characters are limited to apperances in “very special episodes” where the main characters have to learn a lesson that these people are capable “in spite of” their handicaps, like that episode of Kim Possible wherein Kim constantly stumbles over herself around Felix. This approach is often just as insulting as making them the butt of jokes, because it’s patronizing and it limits the amount of roles disabled characters are allowed to have.
Avatar challenged that stereotype with Teo, and then sent a giant middle finger its way by introducing Toph. She’s turned what would otherwise be a disability into an advantage, and she’s not afraid to crack jokes about it. She functions well enough that the other characters often forget that she is blind, but at the same time it’s an integral part of her bending and allows her to be the greatest earthbender ever. It sends a powerful message that having a disability does not make you less of a person, and often affords you a unique perspective that the so-called “normal” people never get to experience.
One of the many reasons I love this show.
I’ve reblogged this before, but I’m reblogging it again. Best character. <3
It literally kills me when men think they know women’s fashion better than women
Debates on things that I’m passionate about and know a lot about are my favorite thing.
I destroyed them.
When I was a freshman, my sister was in eighth grade. There was a boy in two of her periods who would ask her out every single day. (Third and seventh period, if I remember correctly.) All day during third and seventh she would repeatedly tell him no. She didn’t beat around the bush, she didn’t lie and say she was taken—she just said no.
One day, in third period, after being rejected several times, he said; “I have a gun in my locker. If you don’t say yes, I am going to shoot you in seventh.”
MY sex life is not a platform for your ethical debates it’s MY LIFE it’s literally nobody else’s business who I have sex with or when or where or why or how
no one has any say in it because it is MY LIFE and NOT YOURS I don’t understand WHY this is so hard for people to understand
hello ladies i googled feminism please sleep with me
Slut shaming, much?
Or just shaming in general?
This needs to stop.
I thought Feminism was suppose to be about accepting each other regardless of anything irrelevant that in no way correlates to their value as a person and crushing the patriarchy together.
We should NEVER shame a women for:
-her sex life
-what she wears
-how she cuts her hair
-being a stay at home mom
-her sexual orientation
-shaving or waxing
-not wanting to have kids
-her sex life
-not wanting to shave or wax
-speaking her mind
-anything else I’m forgetting to add
-WHO SHE FREAKIN SLEEPS WITH BECAUSE ITS ACTUALLY DONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
Basically can we all just stop shaming each other and fight the internalized misogyny present in our society without encouraging and supporting it and just be happy or something.
fantaszing said: would you consider yourself feminist?
Feminist: One who supports the cause of feminism.
Feminism: The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.
Pretty simple to support, huh? Man or woman. I think the only reason a person who believes in equality of the sexes would NOT call herself/himself a feminist is because of people who have distorted the perception of the word as a dirty and shameful label the past few decades. But if you reject the word based on how THEY have shaped the perception of it, in an insidious way, you’re letting them define you.
Go back to the REAL definition of the word, not THEIR distorted definition, and see if it is something you believe in. And can be proud to call yourself. Man OR woman. And go from there.
Because, if you break it down, if you are NOT a feminist, then you do NOT believe in equal rights for men and women. Is that what you believe? Or is it that you’re rejecting what the label has been distorted into?
It used to be that “geek” was a dirty word, too. A shameful label. Not anymore, thank goodness.
"Feminist" needs a transformation like that too. It’s overdue.