Let’s talk about spanking.

lady-bodhisattva:

*****WARNING: UNPOPULAR OPINION AHEAD***** 
(Also, trigger warning for child abuse.) 

I’ve been wanting to talk to y’all about corporal punishment for a while, but I’ve refrained because I was afraid of the way people would respond. Judging by the comments I’ve seen on other articles addressing this subject, it seems my views are still the minority. Even among more liberal people, support for physically punishing children is quite common. This topic is extremely personal to me and so I must respectfully ask anyone commenting to be sensitive and remember that people’s lived experiences vary greatly; and for some people, myself included, it is a huge step to open up about them in a public forum.

As you can probably guess, the news of Adrian Peterson’s child abuse is what prompted me to finally talk about this. I won’t bother going over the story, because I’m sure you already know about it; and if not, it is readily available all over the internet. Seeing the pictures of the welts on the boy’s thighs almost made me physically ill. Even worse was the seemingly small detail that he had “defensive wounds on his hands.” You know what that means? This four-year-old child put up his hands in an attempt to defend himself from his father, a professional football player.

Peterson has said himself that he was just doing what was done to him as a child. And that’s where we get to the heart of the matter. Study after study shows that people who are abused as children are far more likely to be abusers themselves when they reach adulthood (and often before then). This practice is passed down from generation to generation; it is a vicious cycle. That’s why I believe it is time for our generation to be the one that ends that cycle.

Now, I know that many of you reading this are probably pretty appalled that I’m classifying corporal punishment as child abuse. I recognize that it’s not a popular stance. But let’s think about this for a moment. Why is it morally acceptable to strike a child who is smaller and weaker than you? Why is it morally acceptable to do something to a child that you could be arrested for doing to an adult? If a story came out about a man “disciplining” his wife with a switch, how would you respond? Why should that response be any different when applied to a child (who is even more physically and mentally vulnerable than an adult woman)?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/18/adrian-peterson-corporal-punishment-science_n_5831962.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

The link I’ve included above is entitled “What Science Says About Using Physical Force to Punish A Child,” and I strongly encourage you to read it, no matter what your opinions on this subject are. It presents the results of research on corporal punishment and its effects on children. The funny thing is, the results are clear, and I’ve never seen anyone present any scientifically-backed evidence to the contrary; and yet people continue to defend the practice. We love to make fun of religious people who “deny science,” so why do we continue to deny this?

Probably the argument I hear most often from people who are pro-spanking is “I was spanked and I turned out fine!” Maybe so, if you think growing up to believe it’s permissible to strike children equates with “fine.” But what about those of us who didn’t turn out fine?

I was spanked as a child. I would like to believe that I turned out kind, intelligent, creative, and hard-working; but I did not turn out “fine.” I struggle with depression, anxiety, and self-harm. I have spent time in a mental hospital. I have attempted suicide. I get nervous when people stand behind me, or touch me without warning. I even feel vulnerable and paranoid when I bend over to pick something up. I am easily frightened by loud sounds and sudden movements. I cower involuntarily when someone even playfully acts like they’re going to hit me or throw something at me. It goes without saying that I can’t even begin to comprehend the fetishization of spanking in a sexual context, or how someone could ever enjoy what for me was a traumatic experience.

I can’t prove that there is a link between all those things and the harsh discipline I was subjected to as a child, but neither can anyone else prove that spanking made them the sparkling examples of morality that they supposedly are today. I can, however, say without a doubt in my mind that I am a good person in spite of the way I was disciplined, not because of it. Corporal punishment has been shown to increase violent tendencies in children, and I can personally attest to that. The anger, fear, and resentment that I felt during those years are not emotions that should ever exist in a child’s soul. But instead of turning this rage and frustration on others, I turned it on myself, and that habit is one that I am still fighting today.

Many people fail to recognize the reality of how some children are spanked. They make dismissive comments about how a few swats from your mom’s hand on your clothed buttocks can’t be that bad. Maybe that’s how they were disciplined, but my brothers and I were not so fortunate. We were spanked with belts, switches, kitchen utensils, flexible pipes; often with both our pants and underwear down. Not only was it painful; it was humiliating and terrifying. People also like to say “Don’t spank your children while you’re angry,” but in my experience, the ritual spankings were far more disturbing. My parents would strike us calmly, sometimes even with a smile on their faces. I love my parents and forgive them, but I will never understand how they or anyone else could hit a child in cold blood.

They told me they did it out of love, and I believe them. Everywhere I look, I am bombarded with the assertion that every parent who spanks their children does it out of love. But no amount of love can erase the image of bloody welts on the back of my brother’s thighs from my mind. No amount of love, or good intentions, or “parental rights,” or “family values,” or tired rehashings of “Spare the rod, spoil the child” can erase the pain, fear, anger, and confusion that still lingers from a childhood spent in complete and total silence and subjugation.

I cannot tell you how to raise your children, but I can tell you what I believe with all my heart is right. As for myself, I pray that God will guide me when I myself am a mother, and that He will never allow me to sink so low as to commit violence against the smallest and most helpless among us.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-belkin/spanking-is-wrong_b_1659964.html

luckyladybutterfly:

Never say that you “don’t care” about a person’s orientation, gender, disabilities, illnesses, ethnicity, religion, or any other aspect of their identities

Because all of those things are inherently a part of that person and their identity and by “not caring” about those things you are saying that you don’t care about them as a person, and also erasing important aspects of them

"Not caring" is not the same as being accepting, and it is certainly not respectful

"What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation."

Coco Fusco on her Amerindians piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via mayalikeskafka)

do not stop mentioning this piece

(via tastemytitsweat)

datakin:

labels are for soup cans and queer kids who want to know that they aren’t alone

chicklikemeblog:

pseudo-comfort:

Hollaback Philly doing their thing!!!!!

Boom!

snh-snh-snh:

I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.

Then I spend time with teenagers.

And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.

frerardisreal:

lickmymccracken:

Today I wore this shirt to school. Not ten minutes into first period I got called down to my principals office and was asked to change my shirt. I was told by the assistant principal that teachers may see my shirt and go off on a tangent from the lesson to talk about it. God forbid we talk about real issues in the world. The principal thought that “people may perceive it as a challenge” to the announcement she made the day before about girls not being allowed to wear short shorts or shirts that expose their midriff. I wasn’t in school that day and had no clue about the announcement. Every girl that i showed the shirt too said it was ridiculous. I checked the school handbook and the dress code and the only offense of my shirt is that it may be “”“distracting”“”
The only reason I didn’t fight back on this issue was because its so close to graduation and I don’t want to risk my graduation being taken away from me. I’m not going to be spent though, I’m already making plans for a new shirt for tomorrow.

It’s fucking ridiculous that the only response you got from this was somebody
Telling you
How
To
Dress

pekourl:

hearing straight people talk about gay people without them knowing you’re gay is surreal. i feel like an undercover spy. they think i’m one of them

aquaticspacepussy:

jaythenerdkid:

faeriviera:

s4karuna:

art-is-the-word:

majiinboo:

ayn-randroid:

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:


"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

I find this to be REALLY dumb on numerous levels. The reason Doctor Who is great is because of the actors, white though they were. If you wanna go off and start your own show that’s wonderfully imaginative and highly addictive that runs for 50 years, then by all means, go ahead. But Doctor Who is a man, and the guy(s) who invented Doctor Who wanted it to be that way. Re-appropriating this character isn’t constructive, it’s tearing down another human beings work and saying “This isn’t as legitimate because it’s a white dude playing this character.”Am I gonna get called a racist? Probably. Am I a racist? No. Fuck you. The point being, someone else made Doctor Who, a bunch of white guys made Doctor Who. It was THEIR PROJECT. IT’S NOT YOUR VEHICLE FOR DIVERSITY.  IT’S WHATEVER THEY WANT IT TO BE. The fact that Doctor Who is a white male is only the symptom of a problem. People of color were not and are not properly represented in modern media. It’s not Doctor Who’s fault he’s a white guy, but you can’t change that. Come up with a better show, come up with a DIFFERENT SHOW. Politically, the idea that people would want to change a property, or desire change within a property because of the skin color of the protagonist is disgusting, come up with your own.

How can someone be so obtuse? Is Doctor Who not a being that supposedly transcends race and gender? Portraying this character as a different crusty white man each time goes against this very principle. And yes, you are racist.

EVERYONE POINT AT ayn-randroid AND LAUGH. HAHAHAHA WHAT A DUMBASS HAHAHA 

And you do realize that the creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor?

When the original series was struggling with ratings in the 1980s, the show’s creator, Sydney Newman, wrote a letter to BBC One Controller Michael Grade, admonishing the state of the show. He called for a temporary return of Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, before metamorphosing The Doctor into a female incarnation – a Time Lady.
So if The Doctor has the ability to regenerate into a woman, The Doctor could also regenerate into a person of colour as well. It would have been much more imaginative to have this iconic character transcend race and gender, especially since The Doctor is meant to transcend time itself. 

There’s no reason Doctor Who can’t be diverse yet still authentically English, especially if it wants to last another fifty years.

Can we talk about how ANGRY at a FANCAST that someone only made for fun this jackass got? 
Yes, you are being racist. Reexamine yourself.

also, doctor who wasn’t even the creation of a bunch of white men: it was mostly the creation of a woman and a south asian director
so, you know, get your fucking facts right before you get your bigotry all over my show, you goddamn casual

Their username is based on one of the most famously racist pieces of shit in this world did you really expect any different…
aquaticspacepussy:

jaythenerdkid:

faeriviera:

s4karuna:

art-is-the-word:

majiinboo:

ayn-randroid:

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:


"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

I find this to be REALLY dumb on numerous levels. The reason Doctor Who is great is because of the actors, white though they were. If you wanna go off and start your own show that’s wonderfully imaginative and highly addictive that runs for 50 years, then by all means, go ahead. But Doctor Who is a man, and the guy(s) who invented Doctor Who wanted it to be that way. Re-appropriating this character isn’t constructive, it’s tearing down another human beings work and saying “This isn’t as legitimate because it’s a white dude playing this character.”Am I gonna get called a racist? Probably. Am I a racist? No. Fuck you. The point being, someone else made Doctor Who, a bunch of white guys made Doctor Who. It was THEIR PROJECT. IT’S NOT YOUR VEHICLE FOR DIVERSITY.  IT’S WHATEVER THEY WANT IT TO BE. The fact that Doctor Who is a white male is only the symptom of a problem. People of color were not and are not properly represented in modern media. It’s not Doctor Who’s fault he’s a white guy, but you can’t change that. Come up with a better show, come up with a DIFFERENT SHOW. Politically, the idea that people would want to change a property, or desire change within a property because of the skin color of the protagonist is disgusting, come up with your own.

How can someone be so obtuse? Is Doctor Who not a being that supposedly transcends race and gender? Portraying this character as a different crusty white man each time goes against this very principle. And yes, you are racist.

EVERYONE POINT AT ayn-randroid AND LAUGH. HAHAHAHA WHAT A DUMBASS HAHAHA 

And you do realize that the creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor?

When the original series was struggling with ratings in the 1980s, the show’s creator, Sydney Newman, wrote a letter to BBC One Controller Michael Grade, admonishing the state of the show. He called for a temporary return of Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, before metamorphosing The Doctor into a female incarnation – a Time Lady.
So if The Doctor has the ability to regenerate into a woman, The Doctor could also regenerate into a person of colour as well. It would have been much more imaginative to have this iconic character transcend race and gender, especially since The Doctor is meant to transcend time itself. 

There’s no reason Doctor Who can’t be diverse yet still authentically English, especially if it wants to last another fifty years.

Can we talk about how ANGRY at a FANCAST that someone only made for fun this jackass got? 
Yes, you are being racist. Reexamine yourself.

also, doctor who wasn’t even the creation of a bunch of white men: it was mostly the creation of a woman and a south asian director
so, you know, get your fucking facts right before you get your bigotry all over my show, you goddamn casual

Their username is based on one of the most famously racist pieces of shit in this world did you really expect any different…
aquaticspacepussy:

jaythenerdkid:

faeriviera:

s4karuna:

art-is-the-word:

majiinboo:

ayn-randroid:

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:


"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

I find this to be REALLY dumb on numerous levels. The reason Doctor Who is great is because of the actors, white though they were. If you wanna go off and start your own show that’s wonderfully imaginative and highly addictive that runs for 50 years, then by all means, go ahead. But Doctor Who is a man, and the guy(s) who invented Doctor Who wanted it to be that way. Re-appropriating this character isn’t constructive, it’s tearing down another human beings work and saying “This isn’t as legitimate because it’s a white dude playing this character.”Am I gonna get called a racist? Probably. Am I a racist? No. Fuck you. The point being, someone else made Doctor Who, a bunch of white guys made Doctor Who. It was THEIR PROJECT. IT’S NOT YOUR VEHICLE FOR DIVERSITY.  IT’S WHATEVER THEY WANT IT TO BE. The fact that Doctor Who is a white male is only the symptom of a problem. People of color were not and are not properly represented in modern media. It’s not Doctor Who’s fault he’s a white guy, but you can’t change that. Come up with a better show, come up with a DIFFERENT SHOW. Politically, the idea that people would want to change a property, or desire change within a property because of the skin color of the protagonist is disgusting, come up with your own.

How can someone be so obtuse? Is Doctor Who not a being that supposedly transcends race and gender? Portraying this character as a different crusty white man each time goes against this very principle. And yes, you are racist.

EVERYONE POINT AT ayn-randroid AND LAUGH. HAHAHAHA WHAT A DUMBASS HAHAHA 

And you do realize that the creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor?

When the original series was struggling with ratings in the 1980s, the show’s creator, Sydney Newman, wrote a letter to BBC One Controller Michael Grade, admonishing the state of the show. He called for a temporary return of Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, before metamorphosing The Doctor into a female incarnation – a Time Lady.
So if The Doctor has the ability to regenerate into a woman, The Doctor could also regenerate into a person of colour as well. It would have been much more imaginative to have this iconic character transcend race and gender, especially since The Doctor is meant to transcend time itself. 

There’s no reason Doctor Who can’t be diverse yet still authentically English, especially if it wants to last another fifty years.

Can we talk about how ANGRY at a FANCAST that someone only made for fun this jackass got? 
Yes, you are being racist. Reexamine yourself.

also, doctor who wasn’t even the creation of a bunch of white men: it was mostly the creation of a woman and a south asian director
so, you know, get your fucking facts right before you get your bigotry all over my show, you goddamn casual

Their username is based on one of the most famously racist pieces of shit in this world did you really expect any different…
aquaticspacepussy:

jaythenerdkid:

faeriviera:

s4karuna:

art-is-the-word:

majiinboo:

ayn-randroid:

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:


"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

I find this to be REALLY dumb on numerous levels. The reason Doctor Who is great is because of the actors, white though they were. If you wanna go off and start your own show that’s wonderfully imaginative and highly addictive that runs for 50 years, then by all means, go ahead. But Doctor Who is a man, and the guy(s) who invented Doctor Who wanted it to be that way. Re-appropriating this character isn’t constructive, it’s tearing down another human beings work and saying “This isn’t as legitimate because it’s a white dude playing this character.”Am I gonna get called a racist? Probably. Am I a racist? No. Fuck you. The point being, someone else made Doctor Who, a bunch of white guys made Doctor Who. It was THEIR PROJECT. IT’S NOT YOUR VEHICLE FOR DIVERSITY.  IT’S WHATEVER THEY WANT IT TO BE. The fact that Doctor Who is a white male is only the symptom of a problem. People of color were not and are not properly represented in modern media. It’s not Doctor Who’s fault he’s a white guy, but you can’t change that. Come up with a better show, come up with a DIFFERENT SHOW. Politically, the idea that people would want to change a property, or desire change within a property because of the skin color of the protagonist is disgusting, come up with your own.

How can someone be so obtuse? Is Doctor Who not a being that supposedly transcends race and gender? Portraying this character as a different crusty white man each time goes against this very principle. And yes, you are racist.

EVERYONE POINT AT ayn-randroid AND LAUGH. HAHAHAHA WHAT A DUMBASS HAHAHA 

And you do realize that the creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor?

When the original series was struggling with ratings in the 1980s, the show’s creator, Sydney Newman, wrote a letter to BBC One Controller Michael Grade, admonishing the state of the show. He called for a temporary return of Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, before metamorphosing The Doctor into a female incarnation – a Time Lady.
So if The Doctor has the ability to regenerate into a woman, The Doctor could also regenerate into a person of colour as well. It would have been much more imaginative to have this iconic character transcend race and gender, especially since The Doctor is meant to transcend time itself. 

There’s no reason Doctor Who can’t be diverse yet still authentically English, especially if it wants to last another fifty years.

Can we talk about how ANGRY at a FANCAST that someone only made for fun this jackass got? 
Yes, you are being racist. Reexamine yourself.

also, doctor who wasn’t even the creation of a bunch of white men: it was mostly the creation of a woman and a south asian director
so, you know, get your fucking facts right before you get your bigotry all over my show, you goddamn casual

Their username is based on one of the most famously racist pieces of shit in this world did you really expect any different…
aquaticspacepussy:

jaythenerdkid:

faeriviera:

s4karuna:

art-is-the-word:

majiinboo:

ayn-randroid:

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:


"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

I find this to be REALLY dumb on numerous levels. The reason Doctor Who is great is because of the actors, white though they were. If you wanna go off and start your own show that’s wonderfully imaginative and highly addictive that runs for 50 years, then by all means, go ahead. But Doctor Who is a man, and the guy(s) who invented Doctor Who wanted it to be that way. Re-appropriating this character isn’t constructive, it’s tearing down another human beings work and saying “This isn’t as legitimate because it’s a white dude playing this character.”Am I gonna get called a racist? Probably. Am I a racist? No. Fuck you. The point being, someone else made Doctor Who, a bunch of white guys made Doctor Who. It was THEIR PROJECT. IT’S NOT YOUR VEHICLE FOR DIVERSITY.  IT’S WHATEVER THEY WANT IT TO BE. The fact that Doctor Who is a white male is only the symptom of a problem. People of color were not and are not properly represented in modern media. It’s not Doctor Who’s fault he’s a white guy, but you can’t change that. Come up with a better show, come up with a DIFFERENT SHOW. Politically, the idea that people would want to change a property, or desire change within a property because of the skin color of the protagonist is disgusting, come up with your own.

How can someone be so obtuse? Is Doctor Who not a being that supposedly transcends race and gender? Portraying this character as a different crusty white man each time goes against this very principle. And yes, you are racist.

EVERYONE POINT AT ayn-randroid AND LAUGH. HAHAHAHA WHAT A DUMBASS HAHAHA 

And you do realize that the creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor?

When the original series was struggling with ratings in the 1980s, the show’s creator, Sydney Newman, wrote a letter to BBC One Controller Michael Grade, admonishing the state of the show. He called for a temporary return of Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, before metamorphosing The Doctor into a female incarnation – a Time Lady.
So if The Doctor has the ability to regenerate into a woman, The Doctor could also regenerate into a person of colour as well. It would have been much more imaginative to have this iconic character transcend race and gender, especially since The Doctor is meant to transcend time itself. 

There’s no reason Doctor Who can’t be diverse yet still authentically English, especially if it wants to last another fifty years.

Can we talk about how ANGRY at a FANCAST that someone only made for fun this jackass got? 
Yes, you are being racist. Reexamine yourself.

also, doctor who wasn’t even the creation of a bunch of white men: it was mostly the creation of a woman and a south asian director
so, you know, get your fucking facts right before you get your bigotry all over my show, you goddamn casual

Their username is based on one of the most famously racist pieces of shit in this world did you really expect any different…
aquaticspacepussy:

jaythenerdkid:

faeriviera:

s4karuna:

art-is-the-word:

majiinboo:

ayn-randroid:

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:


"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

I find this to be REALLY dumb on numerous levels. The reason Doctor Who is great is because of the actors, white though they were. If you wanna go off and start your own show that’s wonderfully imaginative and highly addictive that runs for 50 years, then by all means, go ahead. But Doctor Who is a man, and the guy(s) who invented Doctor Who wanted it to be that way. Re-appropriating this character isn’t constructive, it’s tearing down another human beings work and saying “This isn’t as legitimate because it’s a white dude playing this character.”Am I gonna get called a racist? Probably. Am I a racist? No. Fuck you. The point being, someone else made Doctor Who, a bunch of white guys made Doctor Who. It was THEIR PROJECT. IT’S NOT YOUR VEHICLE FOR DIVERSITY.  IT’S WHATEVER THEY WANT IT TO BE. The fact that Doctor Who is a white male is only the symptom of a problem. People of color were not and are not properly represented in modern media. It’s not Doctor Who’s fault he’s a white guy, but you can’t change that. Come up with a better show, come up with a DIFFERENT SHOW. Politically, the idea that people would want to change a property, or desire change within a property because of the skin color of the protagonist is disgusting, come up with your own.

How can someone be so obtuse? Is Doctor Who not a being that supposedly transcends race and gender? Portraying this character as a different crusty white man each time goes against this very principle. And yes, you are racist.

EVERYONE POINT AT ayn-randroid AND LAUGH. HAHAHAHA WHAT A DUMBASS HAHAHA 

And you do realize that the creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor?

When the original series was struggling with ratings in the 1980s, the show’s creator, Sydney Newman, wrote a letter to BBC One Controller Michael Grade, admonishing the state of the show. He called for a temporary return of Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, before metamorphosing The Doctor into a female incarnation – a Time Lady.
So if The Doctor has the ability to regenerate into a woman, The Doctor could also regenerate into a person of colour as well. It would have been much more imaginative to have this iconic character transcend race and gender, especially since The Doctor is meant to transcend time itself. 

There’s no reason Doctor Who can’t be diverse yet still authentically English, especially if it wants to last another fifty years.

Can we talk about how ANGRY at a FANCAST that someone only made for fun this jackass got? 
Yes, you are being racist. Reexamine yourself.

also, doctor who wasn’t even the creation of a bunch of white men: it was mostly the creation of a woman and a south asian director
so, you know, get your fucking facts right before you get your bigotry all over my show, you goddamn casual

Their username is based on one of the most famously racist pieces of shit in this world did you really expect any different…
aquaticspacepussy:

jaythenerdkid:

faeriviera:

s4karuna:

art-is-the-word:

majiinboo:

ayn-randroid:

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:


"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

I find this to be REALLY dumb on numerous levels. The reason Doctor Who is great is because of the actors, white though they were. If you wanna go off and start your own show that’s wonderfully imaginative and highly addictive that runs for 50 years, then by all means, go ahead. But Doctor Who is a man, and the guy(s) who invented Doctor Who wanted it to be that way. Re-appropriating this character isn’t constructive, it’s tearing down another human beings work and saying “This isn’t as legitimate because it’s a white dude playing this character.”Am I gonna get called a racist? Probably. Am I a racist? No. Fuck you. The point being, someone else made Doctor Who, a bunch of white guys made Doctor Who. It was THEIR PROJECT. IT’S NOT YOUR VEHICLE FOR DIVERSITY.  IT’S WHATEVER THEY WANT IT TO BE. The fact that Doctor Who is a white male is only the symptom of a problem. People of color were not and are not properly represented in modern media. It’s not Doctor Who’s fault he’s a white guy, but you can’t change that. Come up with a better show, come up with a DIFFERENT SHOW. Politically, the idea that people would want to change a property, or desire change within a property because of the skin color of the protagonist is disgusting, come up with your own.

How can someone be so obtuse? Is Doctor Who not a being that supposedly transcends race and gender? Portraying this character as a different crusty white man each time goes against this very principle. And yes, you are racist.

EVERYONE POINT AT ayn-randroid AND LAUGH. HAHAHAHA WHAT A DUMBASS HAHAHA 

And you do realize that the creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor?

When the original series was struggling with ratings in the 1980s, the show’s creator, Sydney Newman, wrote a letter to BBC One Controller Michael Grade, admonishing the state of the show. He called for a temporary return of Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, before metamorphosing The Doctor into a female incarnation – a Time Lady.
So if The Doctor has the ability to regenerate into a woman, The Doctor could also regenerate into a person of colour as well. It would have been much more imaginative to have this iconic character transcend race and gender, especially since The Doctor is meant to transcend time itself. 

There’s no reason Doctor Who can’t be diverse yet still authentically English, especially if it wants to last another fifty years.

Can we talk about how ANGRY at a FANCAST that someone only made for fun this jackass got? 
Yes, you are being racist. Reexamine yourself.

also, doctor who wasn’t even the creation of a bunch of white men: it was mostly the creation of a woman and a south asian director
so, you know, get your fucking facts right before you get your bigotry all over my show, you goddamn casual

Their username is based on one of the most famously racist pieces of shit in this world did you really expect any different…
aquaticspacepussy:

jaythenerdkid:

faeriviera:

s4karuna:

art-is-the-word:

majiinboo:

ayn-randroid:

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:


"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

I find this to be REALLY dumb on numerous levels. The reason Doctor Who is great is because of the actors, white though they were. If you wanna go off and start your own show that’s wonderfully imaginative and highly addictive that runs for 50 years, then by all means, go ahead. But Doctor Who is a man, and the guy(s) who invented Doctor Who wanted it to be that way. Re-appropriating this character isn’t constructive, it’s tearing down another human beings work and saying “This isn’t as legitimate because it’s a white dude playing this character.”Am I gonna get called a racist? Probably. Am I a racist? No. Fuck you. The point being, someone else made Doctor Who, a bunch of white guys made Doctor Who. It was THEIR PROJECT. IT’S NOT YOUR VEHICLE FOR DIVERSITY.  IT’S WHATEVER THEY WANT IT TO BE. The fact that Doctor Who is a white male is only the symptom of a problem. People of color were not and are not properly represented in modern media. It’s not Doctor Who’s fault he’s a white guy, but you can’t change that. Come up with a better show, come up with a DIFFERENT SHOW. Politically, the idea that people would want to change a property, or desire change within a property because of the skin color of the protagonist is disgusting, come up with your own.

How can someone be so obtuse? Is Doctor Who not a being that supposedly transcends race and gender? Portraying this character as a different crusty white man each time goes against this very principle. And yes, you are racist.

EVERYONE POINT AT ayn-randroid AND LAUGH. HAHAHAHA WHAT A DUMBASS HAHAHA 

And you do realize that the creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor?

When the original series was struggling with ratings in the 1980s, the show’s creator, Sydney Newman, wrote a letter to BBC One Controller Michael Grade, admonishing the state of the show. He called for a temporary return of Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, before metamorphosing The Doctor into a female incarnation – a Time Lady.
So if The Doctor has the ability to regenerate into a woman, The Doctor could also regenerate into a person of colour as well. It would have been much more imaginative to have this iconic character transcend race and gender, especially since The Doctor is meant to transcend time itself. 

There’s no reason Doctor Who can’t be diverse yet still authentically English, especially if it wants to last another fifty years.

Can we talk about how ANGRY at a FANCAST that someone only made for fun this jackass got? 
Yes, you are being racist. Reexamine yourself.

also, doctor who wasn’t even the creation of a bunch of white men: it was mostly the creation of a woman and a south asian director
so, you know, get your fucking facts right before you get your bigotry all over my show, you goddamn casual

Their username is based on one of the most famously racist pieces of shit in this world did you really expect any different…
aquaticspacepussy:

jaythenerdkid:

faeriviera:

s4karuna:

art-is-the-word:

majiinboo:

ayn-randroid:

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:


"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

I find this to be REALLY dumb on numerous levels. The reason Doctor Who is great is because of the actors, white though they were. If you wanna go off and start your own show that’s wonderfully imaginative and highly addictive that runs for 50 years, then by all means, go ahead. But Doctor Who is a man, and the guy(s) who invented Doctor Who wanted it to be that way. Re-appropriating this character isn’t constructive, it’s tearing down another human beings work and saying “This isn’t as legitimate because it’s a white dude playing this character.”Am I gonna get called a racist? Probably. Am I a racist? No. Fuck you. The point being, someone else made Doctor Who, a bunch of white guys made Doctor Who. It was THEIR PROJECT. IT’S NOT YOUR VEHICLE FOR DIVERSITY.  IT’S WHATEVER THEY WANT IT TO BE. The fact that Doctor Who is a white male is only the symptom of a problem. People of color were not and are not properly represented in modern media. It’s not Doctor Who’s fault he’s a white guy, but you can’t change that. Come up with a better show, come up with a DIFFERENT SHOW. Politically, the idea that people would want to change a property, or desire change within a property because of the skin color of the protagonist is disgusting, come up with your own.

How can someone be so obtuse? Is Doctor Who not a being that supposedly transcends race and gender? Portraying this character as a different crusty white man each time goes against this very principle. And yes, you are racist.

EVERYONE POINT AT ayn-randroid AND LAUGH. HAHAHAHA WHAT A DUMBASS HAHAHA 

And you do realize that the creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor?

When the original series was struggling with ratings in the 1980s, the show’s creator, Sydney Newman, wrote a letter to BBC One Controller Michael Grade, admonishing the state of the show. He called for a temporary return of Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, before metamorphosing The Doctor into a female incarnation – a Time Lady.
So if The Doctor has the ability to regenerate into a woman, The Doctor could also regenerate into a person of colour as well. It would have been much more imaginative to have this iconic character transcend race and gender, especially since The Doctor is meant to transcend time itself. 

There’s no reason Doctor Who can’t be diverse yet still authentically English, especially if it wants to last another fifty years.

Can we talk about how ANGRY at a FANCAST that someone only made for fun this jackass got? 
Yes, you are being racist. Reexamine yourself.

also, doctor who wasn’t even the creation of a bunch of white men: it was mostly the creation of a woman and a south asian director
so, you know, get your fucking facts right before you get your bigotry all over my show, you goddamn casual

Their username is based on one of the most famously racist pieces of shit in this world did you really expect any different…

aquaticspacepussy:

jaythenerdkid:

faeriviera:

s4karuna:

art-is-the-word:

majiinboo:

ayn-randroid:

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

I find this to be REALLY dumb on numerous levels. The reason Doctor Who is great is because of the actors, white though they were. If you wanna go off and start your own show that’s wonderfully imaginative and highly addictive that runs for 50 years, then by all means, go ahead.
But Doctor Who is a man, and the guy(s) who invented Doctor Who wanted it to be that way. Re-appropriating this character isn’t constructive, it’s tearing down another human beings work and saying “This isn’t as legitimate because it’s a white dude playing this character.”

Am I gonna get called a racist? Probably.
Am I a racist? No. Fuck you.
The point being, someone else made Doctor Who, a bunch of white guys made Doctor Who. It was THEIR PROJECT. IT’S NOT YOUR VEHICLE FOR DIVERSITY.  IT’S WHATEVER THEY WANT IT TO BE. The fact that Doctor Who is a white male is only the symptom of a problem. People of color were not and are not properly represented in modern media. It’s not Doctor Who’s fault he’s a white guy, but you can’t change that. Come up with a better show, come up with a DIFFERENT SHOW.

Politically, the idea that people would want to change a property, or desire change within a property because of the skin color of the protagonist is disgusting, come up with your own.

How can someone be so obtuse? Is Doctor Who not a being that supposedly transcends race and gender? Portraying this character as a different crusty white man each time goes against this very principle. And yes, you are racist.

EVERYONE POINT AT ayn-randroid AND LAUGH. HAHAHAHA WHAT A DUMBASS HAHAHA 

And you do realize that the creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor?

When the original series was struggling with ratings in the 1980s, the show’s creator, Sydney Newman, wrote a letter to BBC One Controller Michael Grade, admonishing the state of the show. He called for a temporary return of Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, before metamorphosing The Doctor into a female incarnation – a Time Lady.

So if The Doctor has the ability to regenerate into a woman, The Doctor could also regenerate into a person of colour as well. It would have been much more imaginative to have this iconic character transcend race and gender, especially since The Doctor is meant to transcend time itself. 

There’s no reason Doctor Who can’t be diverse yet still authentically English, especially if it wants to last another fifty years.

Can we talk about how ANGRY at a FANCAST that someone only made for fun this jackass got? 

Yes, you are being racist. Reexamine yourself.

also, doctor who wasn’t even the creation of a bunch of white men: it was mostly the creation of a woman and a south asian director

so, you know, get your fucking facts right before you get your bigotry all over my show, you goddamn casual

Their username is based on one of the most famously racist pieces of shit in this world did you really expect any different…

cooldudebro:

b1ondelady:

bellecosby:

Don’t let boys who get turned on by cartoon ponies tell you shit about life

Don’t let people who judge your fetishes/taste in film and television tell you shit about life.

Don’t let people who dismiss the relentless and extreme sexualisation of a children’s television programme, who are therefore dismissing also the unavoidable availability of such explicit content to any child viewing related internet search results and webpages, as merely personal ‘fetishes/tastes in film and television’, tell you shit about life.