"Here is the sociological definition of racism that is more useful in discussing race relations because it acknowledges the system of racism as a whole instead of just on a person to person level." “Yeah but the Merriam Webster dictionary says—”
so i’ve come across two ways of getting gift cards/amazon/paypal credit by doing menial tasks and i figured they’d be useful to you guys:
Featurepoints - If you have a smartphone, you’re rewarded for downloading and trying out apps for a certain amount of time. Just make sure you have a stable internet connection or the points might not go through!
Bing Rewards - I’ve only recently discovered this one. You basically get points for using Bing as your search engine! Set it as the default search engine for your browser and you’re sure to earn points.
If anyone knows any other offers like these, let me know!
Hey guys! A lot of you are asking about my recent textures and how to do them. I’m normally a cardboard-photo-texture-set-to-overlay-on-a-layer-above-your-drawing kinda gal, but lately I’ve been messing around with new grittier stuff.
so here’s my hard pixel airbrush made in photoshop. It’s super fun.
dear polly, recently I got a highly prestigious apprenticeship under a bunch of really talented artists. the problem is they're all supercrackers and casual racism and sexism is the norm. full disclosure: I am also a supercracker. Is there any way to balance having to struggle up from the bottom and also being like, a semidecent human being other than frowning and withdrawing from conversations involving racism? p.s. hair is super cute I hope L.A. is still nice pls draw dicks forever
AHH congrats!!! And thank you!!!!
I think it’s something everyone struggles with and you have to kinda decide for yourself how much shittiness you’ll put up with to help your own career.
here’s my general advice on these situations:
you don’t have to decide right now. you can work that prestigious apprenticeship for a while and you can quit later if you don’t like it
for your own safety, ask people who have worked with them before their opinion of them as coworkers. shitty comments are one thing but only ppl that have worked with them know what it’s like. they’ll tell you all the red flags and you can decide for yourself what you’re willing to put up with.
ex: i was warned about working on Clarence by multiple people before it came out that Skyler Page had been sexually assaulting his coworkers
you never just get ONE job opportunity. NEVER make a decision based on the idea that this will be your only chance at climbing up the ladder. if you want to turn an opportunity down, you can. there will ALWAYS, ALWAYS be others.
some times being complicit is necessary to make good change. if you don’t feel comfortable with making a stir and risking your career, it’s not something to beat yourself up over. we all need to do what we can to survive in this world. question your actions, question your assumptions, keep growing. just try your best.
IF you’re comfortable, call your coworkers and superiors out for shitty behavior. stay professional. be prepared to drop a conversation and laugh it off if it goes downhill. questioning someone’s assumption in a professional environment is enough to make a difference, even if it doesn’t change their mind right away. be prepared to be labeled ‘the angry feminist’ or ‘the sensitive one’. if you call people out, be prepared to be pushed out of important professional circles (and don’t worry too much if you are- it happens. you get past it)
there are always likeminded people in your industry! find ‘your people’ (feminists, social activists, general perverts, etc) and stick with them. help them out! these people are the ones that will pull you up and help you in the long run. don’t feel like you need to spend your whole life kissing ass to racists and sexists in order to get anywhere (kissing ass is only part of it, haha)
Let me get this straight, Nicki Minaj can wiggle her butt six ways till Sunday and people can call her a black feminist messiah, but when there's a weak-ass Spider-Woman variant cover that make her look like she's posing like Nicki Minaj, it suddenly NOT okay and Marvel should be ashamed??? I'm honestly, seriously confused here :/
Nicki Minaj is also a real person who makes real decisions for herself and made a video and song that celebrated her own body and her own sexuality while outright critiquing the Male Gaze through visual metaphor
Jessica Drew is not a real person and was drawn by a man in a submissive position who visually objectifies her (spandex doesn’t work on asses like that come on) and every female superhero he’s drawn. And he can’t even draw a background right.
The St. Louis police have murdered yet another black kid. Eighteen years old. Shaun King is keeping updates coming. There’s video of the police laughing at the scene of the crime. I hope every one of those cops dies a painful and slow death. Keep the victim’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
“The reality is that fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in starving themselves, in engaging in unsafe exercise, and in seeking out weight loss by any means necessary. A thin person who does these things is considered mentally ill. A fat person who does these things is redeemed by them. This is why our culture has no concept of a fat person who also has an eating disorder. If you’re fat, it’s not an eating disorder — it’s a lifestyle change.”—Lesley Kinzel (via mustangblood)
“If I look up “carrot” in the dictionary, most people will acknowledge I do not know all there is to know about carrots and if I truly want to understand carrots, I should probably pick up a horticultural text book. We know that legal and medical terms are going to be, at best, simplistically represented and know we need to find a lawyer or a doctor if we want to know more. Anyone deciding to base their argument on, say, a philosophical concept or term using the dictionary is going to be laughed at at best, or automatically lose whatever argument they’re trying to make at least.”—"The Dictionary and Marginalized People" via Womanist Musings (via katblaque)
the way we idolize great artistic creators, writers, directors, musicians, etc who have had a history of abusing others is a problem
attempting to separate the art from the artist is the most obvious way that we put the experiences of white men above all others
that somehow the ‘objective’ view of the art exists separately of the abuse basically separates the experience of the ‘white male society’ and ‘everyone else’ and defines the victim’s perspective as ‘subjective’ right from the start
woody allen, john lennon, stanley kubrick, roman polanski: when the abuse happens so frequently and consistently with our most revered artists we need to stop attempting to ignore the problem by saying their abuse exists separately from their art
we need to start considering that something about how we value art is fundamentally flawed
that ‘good’ or ‘bad’ taste might be coded to actually mean ‘abuser’ and ‘victim’
and they dont have to be real people, or people at all! (if you do want a ~realistic portrait~ of an oc or cartoon or whatever, a faceclaim would be helpful though, if only because otherwise ill have to pick my own and that could lead to.. questionable results)