Mel, 21, Australian
Curiosity - the catlyst of progress.
I chain drink tea, sing a bit, read a lot, write a bit, draw a bit, game a lot,
watch a lot of things, and I suck at saving money.
I major in Literature- wanna be an editor.
I Have a Pirate Shirt
dad and mom
treat or trick
josh and drake
cheese and mac
stop that thank you
jelly and peanut butter
George and Fred
white and black
Juliet and Romeo
This is the most uncomfortable post on tumblr
The scariest thing about this post is that I couldn’t work out what was wrong for a good minute until I read them aloud because my brain automatically read them in their correct order
Nah, the scariest thing is we’ve normalised the concept that there is a "correct order". There’s not one damn reason any of these should be incorrect. Well, actually, Romeo and Juliet is the name of the play, but if you were just referring to the characters… You know what I mean!
letters-intertwined said: Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to 10 of your favorite followers!
Aw! This is really sweet.
Um um um…
- I have a nice, versatile singing voice.
- I look good in glasses.
- I’m a pretty fantastic hugger.
- I’m easy to talk to and be around.
- I’m a low maintenance friend and girlfriend. Super easy to please.
I was tagged by sometimes-liz
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard…
- Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
- Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
- Survivor by Chuck Palahnuik
- Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
- Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- Protector of the Small Quarter by Tamora Pierce
- Alyzon Whitestarr by Isobelle Carmody
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
- Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Yeah, Gandhi was an unbelievably selfish individual. My biggest reason for losing respect for him, though, was that he criticized the Jews for defending themselves against the Holocaust — he insisted that they should have committed public mass suicide in order to “shame” the Germans instead of fighting back.
…. In order to shame the Germans? WTF? The Germans wouldn’t’ve been shamed - they’d’ve been thrilled to get their way so easily!
Gandhi’s exact words were: “But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs. As it is, they succumbed anyway in their millions.” He also wrote an open letter to the British people in 1940 telling them to surrender to the Axis even if it meant accepting genocide:
“I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions. Let them take possession of your beautiful island, with your many beautiful buildings. You will give all these but neither your souls, nor your minds. If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourself, man, woman and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them.”
he was also anti-black (lost all respect for him after reading how he treated sub-saharan africans).
read this. everyone needs to know gandhi’s “true colors”.
Ghandi was a pedophile, to boot.
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MY ENTIRE LIFE THANK YOU
I CANNOT FUCKING STAND THE WAY HE IS PORTRAYED
HE WAS AN ABUSER WHO HIT HIS WIFE AND HIS DAUGHTERS ALSO
i’ve reblogged this before but this version has even better commentary and sources so
also he believed women shouldn’t fight off their rapists
His wife died from a treatable illness because he “didn’t believe in modern medicine”.
Yes and let’s not forget what he did to Bhagat Singh also.
They do NOT teach you this in school
its about time folks find out who the real gandhi is. He considered Blacks slave, inferior and dirty. He actually wanted the whites in south africa to continue apartheid as he compared Blacks to animals.
I knew a fair amount of this due to being pakistani (we are kind of…not huge gandhi fans) but some of this shocked even me.
#FUCKGANDHI (via whitegirlsaintshit)
Wow…. This is very eye-opening. So disappointing, smdh.
yeah the reason they do not teach you this in school is DELIBERATE. gandhi was ultimately an ally of the british and basically all oppressors everywhere, and an oppressor himself. he was born into high caste and spent his entire life benefitting off the backs of his own people. and fucking postcolonial india is still obsessed with him, GREATLY because of the mark the british left on academic curriculum and the overall culture.
they taught you to love gandhi because they wanted you to love your oppressor.
my heart broke when i learned the truth about Gandhi and taught me to be more critical.
Okay, so while I think it’s important to know the context before passing judgements on events and the actions of individuals, I’m not sure I see the point of “LETS ALL HATE ON GHANDI NOW!” It’s very interesting and it certainly motivates people to be more critical consumers of media content- but Ghandi’s (admittedly horrifying) faults don’t change the fact that he did many good deeds and his name has been used to spread positive ideas and encourage positive social changes.
So Hitler was a monster, but he was also demonised, and Ghandi is presented as some kind of saint- I think what’s truly fascinating about all this is the fact that both of these highly famous and infamous men, were just human. Men. People like others. With strange personal views and values, that agree and disagree with the values of others. Hitler wasn’t wholly ‘evil’ and Ghandi wasn’t wholly ‘good’. We’re only so horrified by the truth about Ghandi because we all thought he was somehow above human faults, weaknesses, cruelties and selfishness.
Really, the people with the most extremist views and methods of action are almost always going to be less than exemplary in some ways. I’m not saying we have to forgive him for it- but I don’t think it deserves the horrified outburst Tumblr is giving it.
So I’ve been scouting reading glasses, and I found some red ones!
So I’m channeling Kuriyama-san…
Words, man. Words.