How to use your white privilege
If the “passing privilege” person is looking at this blog, this is one thing you can do, if you’re up to it.
Reblogging for excellence.
More passing people, and people who recognize white privilege should do this
for the white folk who ask “but what am i supposed to do about all of this”
soooooooosososososo so good.
WHITE PASSING/WHITE PEOPLE PLEASE WATCH THIS IF YOU EVER WERE GONNA WATCH ANYTHING WATCH THIS.
Just wanna state that I believe being hard femme also means using your privileges (whatever they may be) and your ability to be hard badass femmes to smash down on oppression just like this.
YES YES YES YES I’M FUCKING CRYING ALL OF THIS YES THANK YOU.
I just shared this with my husband (who is white).
The story also reminded me of when I went to the West Hollywood Agent Provocateur with my friend Elisabeth Dale (author, breast expert, and also a white woman). The two white sales staff bent over backwards to entertain her, and when she purchased a very expensive pair of sunglasses, didn’t even blink.
However, when I went to purchase a $20 book, they needed to see my ID and verify that I was who I said I was.
Racism is real, y’all.
White privilege powers activate! Call people out on their racist shit, y’all. That also goes for calling out misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, etc. The preferred class shouldn’t have more of a say on the issues of the oppressed class, but the reality is that they do.
The nine circles of hell from Dante’s Inferno recreated in Lego by Mihai Mihu
I. LIMBO: A place of monotony, here the souls are punished to wander in restless existence while they moan helplessly in echoes between the ruins of a temple.
II. LUST: Surrounded by erotic representations, those overcome by lust are forced to watch and experience disgusting things, ultimately being condemned to drown in the menstrual river.
III. GLUTTONY: The circle itself is a living abomination, a hellish digestive system revealing horrific faces with mouths ready to devour the gluttons over and over for eternity.
IV. GREED: This pompous place is reserved for the punishment of the greedy ones.
V. ANGER: In this depressing place the souls are trapped in the swamp, they can’t move and they cannot manifest their frustration which is making them even more angry.
VI. HERESY: The giant demon watches closely over his fire pit, dwarfing the damned that are dragging the new arrivals in the boiling lava. Those who committed the greatest sins against God are getting a special treatment inside the temple where they are doomed to burn for eternity in the scorching flames.
VII. VIOLENCE: A place of intense torture where the horrific screams of the damned are eternally accompanied by the hellish beats of drums.
VIII. FRAUD: In Fraud the Demons enjoy altering the shape of souls, this is how they feed.
IX. TREACHERY: Lucifer lies here chained by the Angelic Seal which keeps him captive in the frozen environment.
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As you know if you’re from overseas and send a letter to someone you want a reply from you can send international reply coupons which the receiver can swap for stamps. A lovely lady called Diana emailed me to say that a lot of places no longer sell them but there is a way around it.
You can now buy online postage from the Royal Mail. If you have a credit card you can buy postage and print it out and fix it to your envelope which means that the person you’re sending it too can send it back to you with no bother at all.
This is useful if you’re sending autograph requests to actors.
Now as you know Benedict very very rarely responds to fanmail as he just doesn’t have time which is why I don’t have this info on the website (I don’t want people to spend money on postage when their chances of getting a response are slim) but it is helpful to have.
Andrew Scott for example does routinely respond to fanmail - but only if a stamped addressed envelope is included so this would be a great tip for him or indeed any of the Sherlock cast if you’re writing from overseas.