you know what they say! behind every man, there’s a woman. behind every woman, there’s a woman. what. why is there a line of women in my house. is this a conga line.
if you’re hating on Ben Affleck being the new batman in the superman x batman movie, just remember how FUCKING AMAZING Argo was. and then wait for the movie to make a judgement. have you never been surprised before?
as a white person i apologize
As a black person, I say that you don’t need to apologize.
You should not be held accountable for what your ancestors did. They did bad things to people, but you didn’t. You also shouldn’t feel as though you aren’t allowed to have problems. Just because society leans toward favouring white people, doesn’t mean your life is perfect and stress free.
You don’t need to feel bad for being born the race you are. No one should.
As someone whose grandfather died freeing India from the British Raj in the mid 1900s, I say you don’t need to apologise. It is never fair to generalise and blame entire races for the actions of a few. You don’t need to feel bad if you haven’t done anything wrong. Racial stereotypes are unfair whatever race they’re being applied to - please don’t apologise for something you can’t control. Instead, use your knowledge of the unfair treatment of different races for good, and never bring yourself down for something that isn’t your fault and can’t be changed. Also, I wouldn’t say being of a particular race is a bad thing - it’s what one chooses to do with racial bias that matters, not what race they are.
the only thing anyone notices in the new sherlock trailer ever: watson has a mustache.
p.s: can #shavewatson be a thing? Like, save watson, but shave watson? ahaha?
oh come on how long are we going to joke about beyonce’s hair getting caught in the fan before the entire matter blows over?
Oh, do you mean the baby who’ll have the advantages and opportunities that other children don’t, because he was born into a family that is seen as being above ‘regular’ people thanks to a bloodline that’s supposed to mean something?
Oh, do you mean the baby that’ll be surrounded by unnecessary extravagance and riches, while the average person could be struggling to get by?
Or do you mean every single child born ever, who deserves to be seen as ‘royal’ in the eyes of those who love them, though not everyone is that lucky?
And do you believe that the ‘royal’ baby deserves to be treated any better than any other child, or that other children deserve to be treated like anything less than ‘royalty’?
I’m happy for the family, but I’m just as happy for anyone else who had a child - as long as they bring up that child responsibly, and lovingly. But not every child will have the opportunities that the ‘royal’ baby will have, and that strikes me as unfair, and ridiculous. And I know that being part of the ‘royal’ family won’t be a walk in the park for him, considering the media attention and other aspects of being a prince, but I just don’t understand why anyone even cares anymore. I live in Canada, and we claim to be independent of the monarchy, and yet the Queen (just some lady who inherits the position not through merit but through blood) is our Head of State. And she has very little influence over anything - why not get rid of the position altogether?
A lot of people in Britain define their patriotism by loyalty towards the monarchy, which in my opinion is an appalling and outdated practice. I say all the money that the royal family (I’m speaking of monarchies all over the world now) eats up [calculated to be at least 41.5 million pounds for the British royal family in the 2008-2009 year, taken from public funds] should be given to those who actually need the money.
And yet, a large part of the world is in celebration because a child was born who happens to be related to a line of someones who once governed [rather cruelly, at times] over a majority of the world, and apparently still have power over the people, though their titles literally mean almost nothing.
Celebrate the birth of the royal baby, if you wish. But every single person is born the same, and immediately defined and identified by their circumstances - how could this possibly be considered okay? I say, if you’re going to celebrate the birth of the royal baby, celebrate the birth of every other child born too - they truly aren’t any different.