celebrity, culture and radical politics in the heart of the american empire

Queer white cis woman. I post a more or less equal mix of radical/leftist politics, disability rights, general US celebrity culture and One Direction stuff here. I tag all my shit so if some but not all of those things interest you I think we can still be cool.

My ask box is always open. I might not always respond to every anon message but I do read everything. Call me out on my shit if I say something shitty. Send hugs or coffee or whatever if you just wanna talk. Big love.

 

argonauticae:

so you guys may have noticed that i haven’t been around much recently; this is why. you all know about my secret identity as a mild-mannered classics student, but i am also an activist and supporter of the yes campaign. just to fill everyone in on that, that means i’m campaigning on behalf of the scottish socialist party for a yes vote in tomorrow’s independence referendum, which - if we win - would see scotland break away from the united kingdom and become an independent country..
tumblr is a pretty american website; i’ll consider myself lucky if anyone who’s eligible to vote even sees this, let alone is influenced by it. but every little helps, right? so this is me wearing my activist hat: if you have the vote, please vote yes. 
a lot of people far more eloquent than i am have written about the situation as it stands; the deep-rooted poverty, the lack of power to effect real change, the indifference of westminster, the absence of solidarity and support from the english left. we are living under tory rule and under the current system, we have no way of changing that. scotland has consistently voted left for a century, and we have consistently been ignored - the scottish election results have only affected the outcome of a general election twice since the 1940s. this is not a broken system; this is a system functioning precisely as it is intended to do, to consolidate power in the hands of the wealthy and powerful. we have a chance, if not to escape that system, to at least create a society where that is even a possibility.
a lot of people on this website like to talk about revolution; not many follow through. this might not look like it, but this could be - is - a revolution.
sorry, this all got very serious, but it kind of is. please vote yes. this is our chance to make a change, and it’s the kind of chance that won’t come round again.  

argonauticae:

so you guys may have noticed that i haven’t been around much recently; this is why. you all know about my secret identity as a mild-mannered classics student, but i am also an activist and supporter of the yes campaign. just to fill everyone in on that, that means i’m campaigning on behalf of the scottish socialist party for a yes vote in tomorrow’s independence referendum, which - if we win - would see scotland break away from the united kingdom and become an independent country..

tumblr is a pretty american website; i’ll consider myself lucky if anyone who’s eligible to vote even sees this, let alone is influenced by it. but every little helps, right? so this is me wearing my activist hat: if you have the vote, please vote yes. 

a lot of people far more eloquent than i am have written about the situation as it stands; the deep-rooted poverty, the lack of power to effect real change, the indifference of westminster, the absence of solidarity and support from the english left. we are living under tory rule and under the current system, we have no way of changing that. scotland has consistently voted left for a century, and we have consistently been ignored - the scottish election results have only affected the outcome of a general election twice since the 1940s. this is not a broken system; this is a system functioning precisely as it is intended to do, to consolidate power in the hands of the wealthy and powerful. we have a chance, if not to escape that system, to at least create a society where that is even a possibility.

a lot of people on this website like to talk about revolution; not many follow through. this might not look like it, but this could be - is - a revolution.

sorry, this all got very serious, but it kind of is. please vote yes. this is our chance to make a change, and it’s the kind of chance that won’t come round again.  

gothdirection:

every morning when I wake up I’m like

did the album leak?
is someone gay?
what does that tweet mean?
did I miss important photos?
what happened on stage?

I made the mistake of checking #autism today.

neurowonderful:

"Everything the light touches… But what about that shadowy place?"

"That’s the autism tag. You must never go there, Simba."

bulletproofhalo:

Listen. I just want everyone to know who wasn’t here 2 years ago today what a fucking ugly and confusing time it was. Real feelings were hurt and real tears were cried and nobody knew what to do or what came next.

And 2 years later, here we are. Still going strong, you might say. And Harry’s picture just means a very much a lot to me because of that.