David Tennant & Billie Piper behind the scenes filming The Idiot’s Lantern
too little too late - an early to mid 2000s throwback playlist - l i s t e n -
that’s so raven theme raven symone // bootylicious destiny’s child // sk8er boi avril lavigne // beautiful soul jesse mccartney // hollaback girl gwen stefani // too little too late jojo // start of something new high school musical cast // since u been gone kelly clarkson // crazy in love beyoncé // lucky britney spears // cheetah love cheetah girls // can’t get you out of my head kylie minogue // everytime we touch cascada // like whoa aly and aj // fergalicious fergie // if we were a movie hannah montana // all star smash mouth // girlfriend avril lavigne // we’re all in this together high school musical cast // hips don’t lie shakira // candyman christina aguilera // the best of both worlds hannah montana // we belong together mariah carey // keep holding on avril lavigne // push it to the limit corbin blue // no scrubs tlc // cinderella cheetah girls // barbie girl aqua // overprotected britney spears // milkshake kelis
Dresses are so nice they’re just tubes of fabric you can throw on with very little effort and when you wear one and people are like “oh wow you dressed up you look really nice” but it’s like
ah yes my disguise is working. you think i cared this morning
this is the most beautiful and amazing thing i have ever read in my entire life and it makes me so so happy
tumblr’s relationship with Natalie Dormer
HP Genderswap: The Big Seven
Felicity Jones as Harry Potter, Lily Cole as Ron Weasley, Daniel Sharman as Hermione Granger, Saoirse Ronan as Draco Malfoy, Cameron Monaghan as Ginny Weasley, Anna Popplewell as Neville Longbottom, Jamie Campbell Bower as Luna Lovegood
No sugardaddies. No sugar mamas. No sugarbabies. Full socialism in romantic relationships. There are only sugarcomrades.
sometimes the US-centred focus of Tumblr’s social justice wing makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now Sweden’s third biggest party are literally Neo-Nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today Goddamit!
Okay, so this post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on:
Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, the 14th of September. We’ve had a right-leaning government for the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Social Democrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%.
Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.
And if you’re here to argue that they’re “not actually” Nazis:
1) Fuck you.
2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on.
3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe.
- They literally started as neo-Nazis. They have used a neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
- Party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (trigger warning for racialised violence),
- They’ve worn Nazi symbols
- They supported and helped build the Neo-Nazi group SvP.
There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand.
They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them in protest (this post explains it better).
In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.
They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology.
29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M, and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:
This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an increase in extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.
In Greece and Hungary they’ve already made their way into power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU.
Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them”, ignoring the fact that nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.
People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP.
But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract.
Please spread this.
HOW LONG IT TAKES TO READ THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR BOOKS: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/how-long-it-takes-to-read-the-worlds-most-popular-books
My brain likes this like this.
This is almost too good.
I gotta go, I have some reading to do.