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Dia De Los Muertos and You


dear people of tumblr, i just want to let you know that this is not okay:


it really irks me when i see people who are outside of my culture/race/heritage/etc use day of the dead makeup and such as halloween costumes. i don’t attempt to speak for everyone, but i know i’m not alone in this.

dia del los muertos is not yours to borrow when it becomes convenient

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This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 


So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

This commentary perfectly captures how the special made me feel. The humanity of the Simpsons and the complete heartlessness and cruelty of the Griffins being juxtaposed just made so uncomfortable. Whether it was the unfunny rape joke Stewie made to impress Bart (who found it shocking and disturbing rather than funny) or Lisa who tried to affirm Meg’s humanity (and the whole “shut up Meg” thing is such a grossly overused joke) or just the gratuitiously violent, drawn-out fight scene, the whole episode made me feel unsettled. It had some funny moments, of course, but the problem, in my view, was that the show took place within Family Guy, which is a show that derives its “funniness” from shock, meta-jokes, and cutaway gags not even tangentially related to the plot. There’s nothing even remotely redeeming about the characters, especially past season 7. The Griffins really are just abusers, especially in the recent incest episode or the one that made Meg lash out at the family only for nothing to change.


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My teacher takes these pics of me n uploads to Facebook

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Thousands Protest 'Extrajudicial Assassinations' of Students in Guerrero State, Mexico


Thousands of students, along with their teachers and relatives, marched on Monday in Chilpancingo, the capital of the state of Guerrero, to protest against the police assault last Friday that left six victims, including four students, and 17 injured. They also demanded a response to the 56 students disappeared since then, and a trial and the resignations of the mayor Jose Luis Abarca Velazquez, the governor Angel Aguirre Rivero of Guerrero State, and the secretary of Public Security in Iguala.

What happened

On Friday morning, about 150 students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa went to Iguala in order to distribute propaganda in the streets, and collect funds for the march of October 2. They were commemorating the 46th anniversary of the massacre of students in Tlatelolco. On their way back, in the evening, the Preventive Municipal Police harassed them for about two hours on the road between Chilapancingo and Iguala.

The policemen also shot at the bus of the soccer team Los Avispones (professional third division) and killed two people, the driver and a 14 year old player. The students ruled out the possibility that the police could have confused the soccer team with them.

In an official statement, the state attorney said after the events that the police assaulted the buses because the students had taken them illegally from the company Costa Line and Estrella de Oro. A student representative, however, denied this version, claiming that after collecting the funds, the students talked with the driver, who then agreed to do them a favor.

The attorney said that 22 municipal police had been arrested.

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Taxco, Guerero. México

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when ur friend reblogs a shitty opinion but they’re ur friend


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what a beautiful wedding


what a beautiful wedding

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The Mystical World Of Mushrooms Captured In Photos

Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is  surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.

Most mushrooms, as we know them, are actually just the reproductive structure of the fungus they belong to – their fungal networks expand far further underground, and some fungi don’t even sprout the sort of mushrooms that we’re used to seeing. In fact, depending on your definition of “organism,” the largest living organism in the world is a fungus – there’s a honey mushroom colony in Oregon that occupies about 2,000 acres of land! ( Bored Panda )