• 31st August
    2014
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gentildonnadifortuna:

Many nights we’ve prayed, with no proof anyone could hear. In our hearts a hopeful song we barely understood. Now we are not afraid, although we know there’s much to fear. We were moving mountains, long before we knew we could

Quanto è bella l’animazione di questo film…

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    2014
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  • 29th August
    2014
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beeftony:

justplainsomething:

adrianestpierre:

Gaston really is the most terrifying Disney villain because he could be anyone in the world.

Later he convinces the whole town to set up his wedding with the knowledge that the would-be bride would be thrown into it. Everyone finds his creepy-ass tactics as cute and “boys will be boys” esque. So yeah, he is terrifying.

Yeah, the truly scary thing about Beauty and the Beast isn’t that Gaston exists, but that society fucking loves him. People who deride the movie by saying it’s about Stockholm Syndrome are ignoring that it’s actually about the various ways that truly decent people get othered by society. People don’t trust the Beast because of the way he looks, which only feeds his anger issues and pushes him further away. Gaston isn’t the only one who criticizes Belle for being bookish, either; the whole town says there must be something wrong with her. And her father gets carted off to a mental asylum for being just a little eccentric.

Howard Ashman, who collaborated on the film’s score and had a huge influence on the movie’s story and themes, was a gay man who died of AIDS shortly after work on the film was completed. If you watch the film with that in mind, the message of it becomes clear. Gaston demonstrates that bullies are rewarded and beloved by society as long as they possess a certain set of characteristics, while nice people who don’t are ostracized. The love story between Belle and the Beast is about them finding solace in each other after society rejects them both.

Notice how the Beast reacts when the whole town comes for him. He’s not angry, he’s sad. He’s tired. And he almost gives up because he has nothing to live for. But then he sees that Belle has come back for him, and suddenly he does. In the original fairy tale, the Beast asks Belle to marry him every night, and the spell is broken when she accepts. In the Disney movie, he waits for her to love him, because he cannot love himself. That’s how badly being ostracized from society and told that you’re a monster all your life can fuck with your head and make you stop seeing yourself as human.

Society rewards the bullies because we’ve been brought up to believe that their victims don’t belong. That if someone doesn’t fit in, then they have to be put in their place, or destroyed. And this movie demonstrates that this line of thinking is wrong. It’s so much deeper than a standard “be yourself” message, and that’s why it’s one of my favorite Disney movies.

(Source: thomasfinchmackee, via smallworldofbigal)

  • 29th August
    2014
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greekgodsforsocialjustice:

the-bigender-bee:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

the-bigender-bee:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

yewnymph:

nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair
On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

I AM SEETHING.  FUCK THE CONTINUATION OF ASSIMILATION EFFORTS AND ASSAULT ON THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. 
THIS COUNTRY HAS NO SHAME
NO CONSCIENCE
NO HISTORICAL BEARING
HAS AMERICA FORGOTTEN SO SOON?
THE TRAGEDY OF NATIVE CHILDREN FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES FOR RACIST BOARDING SCHOOLS?
WHERE THEIR HAIR WAS CUT? WHERE CHILDREN WERE BEATEN FOR SPEAKING THEIR MOTHER TONGUES? WHERE THEY WERE ABUSED AND FORCED TO HIDE THEIR CULTURE AS A WAY TO SURVIVE? 
NEVER FORGET. NEVER.

I never understood why it was okay for girls to have long hair in school, but not boys, and for boys to have short hair, but not girls.I don’t know a whole lot about Native Americans, but doesn’t the men having long hair hold a religious or sacred meaning? Or any of them having really long hair for that matter?~ Aphrodite

Oh my god this is fucking ridiculous what’s wrong with a dude with long hair do they think he’s gonna slap people with his ponytail or some shit

I wish I knew… Native Americans have BEAUTIFUL hair and for schools to have him make him cut his hair probably imposes on his religion and culture…. I’m saying probably because I don’t know a lot about Native Americans, but I think I read somewhere that having long hair has a very significant meaning.
~ Aphrodite

Even then, hair is hair. Why is it so important for boys to have short hair and girls to have long hair. What are the risks of a boy having long hair. Again, slapping somebody with his ponytail? Making girls jealous by how ridiculously fabulous his hair is?

I guess because schools think only women can have long hair and only men can have short hair. Even though all over the world it varies and men and women have both long and short hair. I’ll never understand it /:
~ Aphrodite

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

the-bigender-bee:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

the-bigender-bee:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

yewnymph:

nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair

On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

I AM SEETHING.  FUCK THE CONTINUATION OF ASSIMILATION EFFORTS AND ASSAULT ON THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. 

THIS COUNTRY HAS NO SHAME

NO CONSCIENCE

NO HISTORICAL BEARING

HAS AMERICA FORGOTTEN SO SOON?

THE TRAGEDY OF NATIVE CHILDREN FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES FOR RACIST BOARDING SCHOOLS?

WHERE THEIR HAIR WAS CUT? WHERE CHILDREN WERE BEATEN FOR SPEAKING THEIR MOTHER TONGUES? WHERE THEY WERE ABUSED AND FORCED TO HIDE THEIR CULTURE AS A WAY TO SURVIVE? 

NEVER FORGET. NEVER.

I never understood why it was okay for girls to have long hair in school, but not boys, and for boys to have short hair, but not girls.


I don’t know a whole lot about Native Americans, but doesn’t the men having long hair hold a religious or sacred meaning? Or any of them having really long hair for that matter?

~ Aphrodite

Oh my god this is fucking ridiculous what’s wrong with a dude with long hair do they think he’s gonna slap people with his ponytail or some shit

I wish I knew… Native Americans have BEAUTIFUL hair and for schools to have him make him cut his hair probably imposes on his religion and culture…. I’m saying probably because I don’t know a lot about Native Americans, but I think I read somewhere that having long hair has a very significant meaning.

~ Aphrodite

Even then, hair is hair. Why is it so important for boys to have short hair and girls to have long hair. What are the risks of a boy having long hair. Again, slapping somebody with his ponytail? Making girls jealous by how ridiculously fabulous his hair is?

I guess because schools think only women can have long hair and only men can have short hair. Even though all over the world it varies and men and women have both long and short hair. I’ll never understand it /:

~ Aphrodite

(Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)

  • 29th August
    2014
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My school had similar hair rules to the point where one kid had his hair too long during our final examinations and he wasn't allowed do them and had to wait a year until the next round. Because his hair was a few inches longer. Apparently it was distracting and unprofessional. It was all over the news for a few weeks but none of the laws were ever changed or even looked in to.

Asked by: Anonymous

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

I think they go way too far with hair codes. Dress codes I understand, but come on people, the kid’s hair was a teeny bit longer. 

If it was THAT big of a deal, why not just have him cut his hair and then let him take exams? That’s pretty extreme.

~ Aphrodite

  • 29th August
    2014
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greekgodsforsocialjustice:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

ready-4-freddy:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

the-bigender-bee:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

the-bigender-bee:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

yewnymph:

nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair
On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

I AM SEETHING.  FUCK THE CONTINUATION OF ASSIMILATION EFFORTS AND ASSAULT ON THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. 
THIS COUNTRY HAS NO SHAME
NO CONSCIENCE
NO HISTORICAL BEARING
HAS AMERICA FORGOTTEN SO SOON?
THE TRAGEDY OF NATIVE CHILDREN FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES FOR RACIST BOARDING SCHOOLS?
WHERE THEIR HAIR WAS CUT? WHERE CHILDREN WERE BEATEN FOR SPEAKING THEIR MOTHER TONGUES? WHERE THEY WERE ABUSED AND FORCED TO HIDE THEIR CULTURE AS A WAY TO SURVIVE? 
NEVER FORGET. NEVER.

I never understood why it was okay for girls to have long hair in school, but not boys, and for boys to have short hair, but not girls.I don’t know a whole lot about Native Americans, but doesn’t the men having long hair hold a religious or sacred meaning? Or any of them having really long hair for that matter?~ Aphrodite

Oh my god this is fucking ridiculous what’s wrong with a dude with long hair do they think he’s gonna slap people with his ponytail or some shit

I wish I knew… Native Americans have BEAUTIFUL hair and for schools to have him make him cut his hair probably imposes on his religion and culture…. I’m saying probably because I don’t know a lot about Native Americans, but I think I read somewhere that having long hair has a very significant meaning.
~ Aphrodite

Even then, hair is hair. Why is it so important for boys to have short hair and girls to have long hair. What are the risks of a boy having long hair. Again, slapping somebody with his ponytail? Making girls jealous by how ridiculously fabulous his hair is?

I guess because schools think only women can have long hair and only men can have short hair. Even though all over the world it varies and men and women have both long and short hair. I’ll never understand it /:
~ Aphrodite

his hair is beautiful. his hair was tied up in a plait, why would it break codes? what is with america?

See, that’s what’s bothering ME about it, personally - is that if his hair was tied back and tame and not dirty (i.e. lice, smelly, etc.) then I don’t understand the problem. I’ve heard some stories about children not being allowed to wear their natural hair (typically young black girls) but their hair is wild and frizzy and giant in the photos they take! I’m certainly not saying it isn’t beautiful, because I’d KILL for hair like that; I think it’s gorgeous. But. It would make sense for private schools with appearance codes to be like, “Hey, just tie your hair back, it’s out of hand,” because there IS an appearance code. Out of school? Do what you want, you know? 
But what I don’t understand here is the entire “back in a plait” thing, because it is! It’s tied back and out of the way! If they’re making this boy cut his hair, then I think it should be said that girls with short hair must keep theirs long, because that’s how things should be, right? (Now how silly did THAT sound? Come on. Don’t gender hairstyles.)
If one person has to keep their hair tame, everyone should. If one person has to keep their hair a certain length, every should. Why are we gendering hair? Hair is beautiful and natural and should be allowed to be worn or not worn however someone chooses. 
-Rhea

THANK YOU RHEA. I don’t know too much about private schools to comment on that though. 
~ Aphrodite

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

ready-4-freddy:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

the-bigender-bee:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

the-bigender-bee:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

yewnymph:

nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair

On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

I AM SEETHING.  FUCK THE CONTINUATION OF ASSIMILATION EFFORTS AND ASSAULT ON THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. 

THIS COUNTRY HAS NO SHAME

NO CONSCIENCE

NO HISTORICAL BEARING

HAS AMERICA FORGOTTEN SO SOON?

THE TRAGEDY OF NATIVE CHILDREN FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES FOR RACIST BOARDING SCHOOLS?

WHERE THEIR HAIR WAS CUT? WHERE CHILDREN WERE BEATEN FOR SPEAKING THEIR MOTHER TONGUES? WHERE THEY WERE ABUSED AND FORCED TO HIDE THEIR CULTURE AS A WAY TO SURVIVE? 

NEVER FORGET. NEVER.

I never understood why it was okay for girls to have long hair in school, but not boys, and for boys to have short hair, but not girls.


I don’t know a whole lot about Native Americans, but doesn’t the men having long hair hold a religious or sacred meaning? Or any of them having really long hair for that matter?

~ Aphrodite

Oh my god this is fucking ridiculous what’s wrong with a dude with long hair do they think he’s gonna slap people with his ponytail or some shit

I wish I knew… Native Americans have BEAUTIFUL hair and for schools to have him make him cut his hair probably imposes on his religion and culture…. I’m saying probably because I don’t know a lot about Native Americans, but I think I read somewhere that having long hair has a very significant meaning.

~ Aphrodite

Even then, hair is hair. Why is it so important for boys to have short hair and girls to have long hair. What are the risks of a boy having long hair. Again, slapping somebody with his ponytail? Making girls jealous by how ridiculously fabulous his hair is?

I guess because schools think only women can have long hair and only men can have short hair. Even though all over the world it varies and men and women have both long and short hair. I’ll never understand it /:

~ Aphrodite

his hair is beautiful. his hair was tied up in a plait, why would it break codes? what is with america?

See, that’s what’s bothering ME about it, personally - is that if his hair was tied back and tame and not dirty (i.e. lice, smelly, etc.) then I don’t understand the problem. I’ve heard some stories about children not being allowed to wear their natural hair (typically young black girls) but their hair is wild and frizzy and giant in the photos they take! I’m certainly not saying it isn’t beautiful, because I’d KILL for hair like that; I think it’s gorgeous. But. It would make sense for private schools with appearance codes to be like, “Hey, just tie your hair back, it’s out of hand,” because there IS an appearance code. Out of school? Do what you want, you know? 

But what I don’t understand here is the entire “back in a plait” thing, because it is! It’s tied back and out of the way! If they’re making this boy cut his hair, then I think it should be said that girls with short hair must keep theirs long, because that’s how things should be, right? (Now how silly did THAT sound? Come on. Don’t gender hairstyles.)

If one person has to keep their hair tame, everyone should. If one person has to keep their hair a certain length, every should. Why are we gendering hair? Hair is beautiful and natural and should be allowed to be worn or not worn however someone chooses. 

-Rhea

THANK YOU RHEA. I don’t know too much about private schools to comment on that though. 

~ Aphrodite

(Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)

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