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niqabisinparis:

me to westerners: 

omg you take your husband’s name after marriage? that’s so oppressive. so you’re like his property? he can do anything he wants with you? *whispers* is it a religion thing? 

you put your parents in senior homes? that’s so backwards and heartless. is it a cultural thing? 

you leave the house when you’re 18? do your parents not love you? why do they not like their children in the house? is it a cultural thing? 

why are all your white men serial killers? is it a cultural thing? are you guys naturally belligerent and have a thirst for innocent blood? 

omg you guys owned slaves? how did that even compute as being remotely ok?. i heard you even enslaved your own is it a cultural thing? 

i heard you guys throw away food in restaurants instead of letting workers or the homeless have it. that’s so cruel and backwards. is it a cultural thing? 

so you get dressed and leave the house to find someone to have sex with? that’s so primitive. is that a cultural thing? 

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Writing and reading fanfiction isn’t just something you do; it’s a way of thinking critically about the media you consume, of being aware of all the implicit assumptions that a canonical work carries with it, and of considering the possibility that those assumptions might not be the only way things have to be.

At this late date, fanfiction has become wildly more biodiverse that the canonical works that it springs from. It encompasses male pregnancy, centaurification, body swapping, apocalypses, reincarnation, and every sexual fetish, kink, combination, position, and inversion you can imagine and probably a lot more that you could but would probably prefer not to. It breaks down walls between genders and genres and races and canons and bodies and species and past and future and conscious and unconscious and fiction and reality. Culturally speaking, this work used to be the job of the avant garde, but in many ways fanfiction has stepped in to take that role. If the mainstream has been slow to honor it, well, that’s usually the fate of aesthetic revolutions. Fanfiction is the madwoman in mainstream culture’s attic, but the attic won’t contain it forever.

Anne Jamison. Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World. 2013

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unbelievableundefeatable:

ravingsmilie:

talkdowntowhitepeople:

do you want to know something?? I always wondered what the hell kind of hairstyle the Ancient Egyptians were trying to portray with depictions like these

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and this

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until I did my hair this morning and 

oh

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welp

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you can take the noses off our statues but until you find a way to take Egypt out of Africa we’re still going to find ourselves

This is cool. I wonder if the side-profile hair is blue just for fun, because of hats, because of dye?

I mean, its ultra heard to dye black hair such a vibrant blue…but if that pic if of royalty then maybe they took the time to do it. Indigo was a royal color so why not blue right?

Something to google ^.^

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