My name is Alison, I'm 21 years old, Australian, and a little bit technologically inept. I like books, so that could be why. I know just enough to have this blog so thanks for stumbling across it.
I post pretty randomly, there's no particular rhyme or reason to it. You will see Supernatural, Harry Potter, X-Men: First Class, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Suits, Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Avengers, Avatar the last Airbender and Legend of Korra, Downton Abbey, Batman, Ghibli, Disney and various animated movies, occasional hipster lomo photos, personal posts and rants, art I like, music I listen to, some movie reviews, animals, feminism, lgbt support, and very occasionally a drawing by me, just to name a few things.
"In the U.S. when we hear the word race, a lot of people think that means African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander… A lot of people when they hear the words sexual orientation think it means gay, lesbian, bisexual. And a lot of people when they hear the word gender think it means women. In each case the dominant group doesn’t get paid attention to.
As if white people don’t have some sort of racial identity, or belong to some sort of racial category or construct, as if heterosexual people don’t have a sexual orientation, as if men don’t have a gender.
This is one of the ways dominant systems maintain and reproduce themselves. Which is to say the dominant group is rarely challenged to even think about its dominance, because that’s one of the key characteristics of power and privilege: the ability to go unexamined, lacking introspection. In fact, being rendered invisible in large measure in the discourse about issues that are primarily about us." - Jackson Katz [x]