“That really pushed me over the edge and made me incredibly angry so I had the idea to ‘reclaim’ the tag.”
Montano sees the selfie as an “act of resistance” against stereotypes.
RTLT regularly makes calls for “Bomb the Latina Tag” sprints, where readers submit photos tagged #latina with information “anywhere from descent, memories, achievements and goals, or random thoughts.”
Many contributors have been reblogged by fetishists when they tag their selfies.
“It’s pretty tiring having to block all the fetishizing perverts, but it’s worth [it] if we stop seeing hypersexualized (without permission) or demeaning memes on the latina tag. And to creepy people who fetishize yo y mis hermanas: this GIF is for you.”
Readers also submit questions or comments regularly via Tumblr’s Ask feature.
Taking back the tag is about celebration, says Montano: “I want to let people know that there are Latina politicians, writers, activists, scientists, athletes, academics, artists, and award-winning actresses and musicians.”
“I want to celebrate the accomplishments of Latina women and also show that Latinas have different nationalities, races, sexual orientations, ethnicities, psychical characteristics, and social classes…”
“Reclaiming The Latina Tag strives to be a safe space for Latinas to get to know their history and also become inspired by the amazing achievements of other Latinas.”
Something I realised, after having to help many international tourists count out their change, is that American coins don’t actually have the number value on them??? Like no wonder all these poor tourists are so confused
They are, because people having varying numbers of Rods and cones in their eyes, it causes people to see colours differently.
Also there is a theory that everyone sees, for example, the colour red differently eg Red=yellow, but because we’ve been taught that, that specific colour is red, no one knows if everyone is seeing the same colour as another person.
it’s true that everyone views colors slightly differently, with differences in intensity especially. there are a lot more color deficient people in the world than you’d think. there’s also this thing called tetrachromacy found in animals and supposedly some humans where they have an even wider spectrum and can detect more colors?
i do wonder about that second theory though, because the color wheel still has values, where yellow is the lightest and violet is the darkest, so surely you can’t literally have someone who completely flips it? it could only be modified to the slightly more grayscale version that color blind people would see (usually either blue and yellow with gray in between or that one rare type that’s all pink and blue?). or else purple just looks like the grossest dark yellow to them in which case i’d feel really bad??
as much as i hate what's going on in ferguson, it's really annoying how tumblr is just as biased as the media is - i haven't seen one post about how michael brown's autopsy actually revealed that he wasn't shot in the back, as his friend claimed in his story? also that there is security footage of michael brown stealing from a convenience store and harassing the store owner moments before he was shot? i'm not saying he should have been shot, but he wasn't entirely innocent as people say
so you’re gonna take that up with me? there’s plenty of stuff going around with pictures, gifs, and video of that security footage on tumblr but the fact of the matter is that it’s beside the point because death is not a just punishment for petty theft and bringing it up as if to say it is makes you an asshole. it’s completely beside the point. if indeed he had robbed a store, then he’d deserve a day in court same as anyone else, not a public execution.
i’ve also seen a few posts talking about the results of the autopsy, and based on what i’ve seen it says that it confirms that the shots to his head were fired while he was kneeling, and that the shots on his arms confirm that he would have had his hands in the air, aka the position you take to show police you are not a threat and do not have a weapon. but i don’t reblog every single thing i see because that’d much too large a flood. my queue is already days behind as it is. i don’t even know why you’re talking to me about it. how about you go follow people that are covering this with more scrutiny if that’s what you’re here for because it’s being discussed. you’re just not seeing those discussions.