Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in.
my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)

thisisnotchina:

since two anons asked about this, i’m making a separate post for this.

some asian american books/writers (that aren’t amy tan) that i would personally recommend are:

  • nora okja keller, comfort woman
  • fae myenne ng, bone
  • yiyun li, a thousand years of good prayers

OH MY GOD THANK YOU!

gilbertbielschmidt:

i was joking but then i checked and i—-

You got to be fucking kidding me.

What do you think of the criticism of Katy Perry using other cultures and the lack of criticism of Nicki Minaj when she basically does the same thing?
Anonymous

thisisnotjapan:

I think your selective reading skills are failing you if you honestly think there is a lack of criticism for Nicki Minaj’s appropriation.  Not to mention you are failing to take into account who has mostly stopped being appropriative versus who still actively engages in it and is defended by legions of racist fans.  

I think your critical thinking skills are also failing you if you don’t understand which of the two has more power to perpetuate stereotypes and cause harm.

That’s what I think.

Nicki Minaj did have creepy appropriative videos in the beginning of her career that did get called out on, but I haven’t seen anything problematic recently.

*chucks paper and art supplies in defeat*

*chucks paper and art supplies in defeat*

magnacarterholygrail:

my personal style is called “I don’t have the money for my preferred aesthetic”

necrophiliaczooplankton:

kelpls:

I made a comic from the mechanic/robot thing i drew a while back BUT THEN I REALIZED THAT I HAD TOO MANY THINGS I WANTED TO DRAW and i couldn’t fit it in 10 pictures and then i gave up and ended up with some small thing without any plot omfg i can’t do comics 

im sorry that it is an OBNOXIOUSLY LONG POST but it’s easier to read this way  i thin k /  

SCREAMSAs ssAS

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE

mouseshouses:

grooming

mouseshouses:

grooming