reflexiones desde y para america del sur; género, sexualidad, raza, autogestion, arte, politica y más

hardcore0emily:

The asexual agenda: world domination

mierdacarajobelenblanco:

Belén + Cara de Culo, en El Puntero

Do you mind if I ask what your feelings and thoughts on Varys (both book!Varys and show!Varys) are? If I'm being honest, he's probably one of my absolute favorite characters, and I just find it fascinating to talk about characters I love.

captainofalltheships:

Show!Varys is slightly less secretive than book!Varys (quite a few longing glances towards the throne) and I think this is mostly a product of the adaptation’s choice to move past the POV format and focus on other characters as well. 

In both versions Lord Varys is a very loud presence. In the books it is said that he smells of lilacs and dresses extravagantly and even on the show his appearance is very characteristic (and Conleth Hill’s face is just a treasure, if not exactly subtle), which is interesting considering he is the master of spies and can look any way he wishes. This is how he chooses to appear at court. There is the underlying sense that he has many faces and takes the whole ‘players on a stage’ slightly more literally than most.

Out of all the Varys theories I believe that the Blackfyre theory (spoilers in the link) is the most plausible and probable, but at this point I’m not even 100% convinced he’s a eunuch (tbh I’m not 100% sure about anything anymore except that Ned is dead sorry). 

What is unique about Varys is that he is not a noble (at least he hasn’t been revealed as one), but he holds immense power. It’s not because of his wealth, his bloodline or his beliefs. People call him Lord Varys out of fear. In his own riddle the struggle for power is between a king(Duty), a septon(Morality) and a rich man(Self). Conveniently missing is the figure in the shadows, with his flock of little birds, that knows everyone’s secrets. Truth. The man that holds power over truth is a man to be feared. 

We rarely see him act upon this, since his entire performance is a balancing act, but that is about to change.

I believe he is one of the most dangerous players (especially in light of most recent book events) and one that contrary to his own words (and no surprises there), isn’t afraid to get his hands a little dirty. A little bloody. And I think we shall see more of this in the future.

Dirtbag Robb Stark

maisiewilliams:

(in the style of dirtbag hamlet)

CATELYN: robb i need to talk to you
ROBB: what for
CATELYN: it’s about the war you started
ROBB: whatever mom
i was doing wheelies with my lords like ten minutes ago
its nbd 

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valentina-slaynetta:

kidgnosis:

#he praises women to the high heavens in his music and y’all still don’t believe that he loved us#imma start a campaign called bi not gay#and another called pale not white#just for him (tags by @stankface, not me)

(Source: hoopdiddydiddy)

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I have encountered an argument that goes something like this: we should tolerate anonymous racist and sexist speech online because, to quote an acquaintance, “it’s good to know how much sexism and racism is out there.”

I understand the abstract appeal of this line of reasoning. But in practice it’s a remarkably privileged argument to pursue. Most women and people of color already know there’s plenty of sexism and racism in the world. So saying “it’s good to know how much sexism and racism is out there” is really a demand for those of us who are targeted by sexism and racism to put up with its damaging consequences in order to educate the blissfully ignorant folks who will never have to put up with identity-based attacks themselves.

Such an argument minimizes the harm to targets of identity-based harassment while privileging an alleged benefit to people who are oblivious to discrimination — and who are apparently too lazy to educate themselves in any other manner than by passively observing anonymous online slurs.

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Nancy Leong, law professor, on arguments defending online harassment and abuse. (via racebending)

(Source: feministlawprofessors.com)

explore-blog:

Landmark study by University of Manitoba researchers finds that internet trolls are Machiavellian sadists and narcissists:

The research … sought to directly investigate whether people who engage in trolling are characterized by personality traits that fall in the so-called “Dark Tetrad”: Machiavellianism (willingness to manipulate and deceive others), narcissism (egotism and self-obsession), psychopathy (the lack of remorse and empathy), and sadism (pleasure in the suffering of others).
It is hard to underplay the results: The study found correlations, sometimes quite significant, between these traits and trolling behavior. What’s more, it also found a relationship between all Dark Tetrad traits (except for narcissism) and the overall time that an individual spent, per day, commenting on the internet.

Pair with this fantastic video on how to tame the trolls and a lesson in handling haters from Benjamin Franklin.

explore-blog:

Landmark study by University of Manitoba researchers finds that internet trolls are Machiavellian sadists and narcissists:

The research … sought to directly investigate whether people who engage in trolling are characterized by personality traits that fall in the so-called “Dark Tetrad”: Machiavellianism (willingness to manipulate and deceive others), narcissism (egotism and self-obsession), psychopathy (the lack of remorse and empathy), and sadism (pleasure in the suffering of others).

It is hard to underplay the results: The study found correlations, sometimes quite significant, between these traits and trolling behavior. What’s more, it also found a relationship between all Dark Tetrad traits (except for narcissism) and the overall time that an individual spent, per day, commenting on the internet.

Pair with this fantastic video on how to tame the trolls and a lesson in handling haters from Benjamin Franklin.

"…trolling used to be pretty funny and almost entirely harmless. Trolling, despite the modern usage, does not mean “the act of pissing somebody off and laughing about their anger.” It is “the act of pissing somebody off BASED ON SOMETHING COMPLETELY MEANINGLESS and laughing about their MISPLACED anger.” It isn’t considered trolling to leave a comment full of racial epithets and laugh when people “don’t get it.” It is trolling if you leave a comment insisting on the wrong information about something irrelevant – how many runes are on a Stargate, for example (everybody knows its 12) – and wait for the ONE guy that just can’t let the transgression pass. If you start a fake fight with Prof. Stargate, dragging him deeper and deeper until hopefully, finally, even he has to stop and think “wait a minute, this is ridiculous,” that is trolling. That’s the difference: No actual harm is caused, and even the victim can eventually get in on the joke. “Trolling” isn’t referring to hiding behind a fortification and trying to hurt people like the mythical creature. It’s referring to the style of fishing – you drag bait across the bottom hoping to get a rare bite. It’s not ‘bait’ if you’re earnestly spouting your misogynistic beliefs and somebody gets upset. There’s nothing funny about entirely justified anger."

Robert Brockway, http://www.robertbrockway.net/2013/07/18/its-not-a-game-if-you-cant-lose/ (via pelikinesis)

I would also like to point out one thing: strangers on the internet that get angry about things that seem ridiculous are people we don’t know shirt about. They might have anxiety issues, a neurological condition, had a really horrible day, anything we don’t know about. There’s nothing funny about entirely justified anger. There’s nothing funny about supposing that people have to “ignore” racism, sexism, ableism  online because it’s “trolling” when we have yet to achieve a society where any of that is completely obsolete. And there’s nothing funny  about making anyone, ever, angry, awkward, uncomfortable, just because you think their anger or miscomfort is  entertaining.The whole concept of trolling is  wrong and it was obvious it was going to become the perfect spot for  discriminative behaviour because it steems  from the idea that we have the right to make people feel like shit and enjoy it if they don’t fit into a given pattern.

ecosynchronous:

ecosynchronous:

PROTECT and DEFEND trans women

if you put trans women in danger because you can’t help running your fucking mouth, you are the ENEMY and will be ERADICATED

if you are a cis person who scrolled past this without reblogging because you don’t feel like it’s a necessary message for your other cis friends to see, i want you to know you’ve made it that much harder to trust you

(Source: eddieolson)