“It wasn’t until I started reading and found books they wouldn’t let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.”—John Waters (via wordslessspoken)
“[TW: Rape] It wasn’t the first time a lawmaker has suggested that women seeking abortions may lie about rape. Some anti-abortion activists actually believe that rape cannot result in pregnancy. Buzzfeed dug up a series of bizarre statements Republicans have made about pregnancy, rape, juices not flowing and more. Here’s one:
The odds that a woman who is raped will get pregnant are “one in millions and millions and millions,” said state Rep. Stephen Freind, R-Delaware County, the Legislature’s leading abortion foe.
The reason, Freind said, is that the traumatic experience of rape causes a woman to “secrete a certain secretion” that tends to kill sperm.
Two Philadelphia doctors specializing in human reproduction characterized Freind’s contention as scientifically baseless.
Critic: Hi, this is a really great picture, I love your painting skills! But you went overboard with the lighting a bit, so the character ended up looking really washed out. I recommend that you look at some guides to lighting, like links like this this, etc, so you can work on that a bit—because you really have some skills, and with some work you can get even better!
A dick: WOW EXCUSE ME MUTHAFUCKER WAY TO FUCKING WHITE WASH DON’T GIVE ME THIS “DIFFERENT LIGHT SOURCES” BULLSHIT YOU DELIBERATELY MADE HER WHITE TO FUEL YOUR RACIST FAP FANTASY LOL WOW YOU DUMBOS SURE ARE MAD -sassy gif-
Uh… seriously, this is a thing. And a problem. Whitewashing characters to pink and claiming the light source is why they appear so much lighter.
It doesn’t make PoC dicks for calling that out when we see it.
And erasure of a person’s skin color is a valid criticism.
And PoC have a right to be angry about it, because it doesn’t come down to interpretation like so many artists want to say.