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watchmakermori · 7 months ago
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I know everyone's making jokes about it but also as a british citizen it is just so Fucking weird to see how the country stops when a royal dies. this man was almost a hundred years old. the news story begins and ends at 'very elderly man dies after being ill for a long time'. and yet it's EVERYWHERE. as if it was remotely unexpected. as if it actually affects the people in this country. every kind of broadcasting stops in its tracks and talks about this and only this, on and on, tributes, memorials, the same things again and again. when all that's happened is an old man has died. and people consider it disrespectful if you're not interested in it - disrespectful, to not grieve for a complete stranger! to treat his death with the exact level of engagement you would any other person you didn't know!
it just kind of feels like a wake-up moment to how fucking backwards this country is. you realise that every single media outlet has been feeding you the idea that these people are more important and monumental than anyone else. you realise they've been pushing that on you for your whole life. in the year of 2021 we are still their subjects and we are still expected to care about the royals as though they have a single fucking thing to do with us
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weaver-z · 7 months ago
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I love my English lectures but one thing that genuinely upsets me is seeing how many works of Irish literature are claimed as or assumed to be “British literature”. Like Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Seamus Heaney weren’t British artists...they were Irish. Why does Britain get to take credit for Irish pieces???
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chris-evans · 8 months ago
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wardrobeoftime · 2 days ago
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Bridgerton + Costumes
Siena Rosso’s black underwear in Season 01, Episode 08.
// requested by anonymous
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antifainternational · 8 months ago
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killjoygem · a year ago
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Edit: this wasn't an official replacement, credit for the statue goes to the artist, Marc Quinn, who showed up with a team in the early hours of the morning and quickly installed the statue, then left before authorities could arrive
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testoster2 · 2 months ago
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the uk fuel shortages thing is kinda funny to me bc back when the deportations started it was crickets from the media, but now that this also affects white british ppl we;re all suddenly supposed to lament abt how bad brexit was. lmfao
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notquitetwilight · 11 months ago
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British terfs saying they’d never take advice from Irish feminists (whose feminism has been recognisably trans-inclusive) because Ireland has only recently gained abortion rights is an absolutely worms-for-brains take. Imagine thinking it’s an own to scold feminists for recently winning rights they had to fight tooth and nail for as opposed to simply, idk, being born with them???? The abortion rights campaign in Ireland was a grassroots-led movement in which trans and non-binary people played a huge role and while abortion accessibility might have taken us decades to achieve thanks to Ireland’s cultural and financial dependence on the Catholic Church — which, by the way, is a direct result of British colonialism — it is something we’ll go down in history for achieving from the ground up. And once we did achieve it, we immediately began looking at how we could help bring abortion accessibility to Northern Ireland — you know, the six counties of Ireland that are still part of the UK, which British feminists conveniently forgot about and left in the dust once they got abortion rights for themselves 50 years ago??? But sure let punching down on trans people be the great feminist debate of your time, what a shining example of feminism you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway trans and non-binary folks of Ireland, you’ve always had a special place in Irish feminism and therefore Irish society and no coloniser take is ever gonna change that. And trans and non-binary folks of the UK, I’m sorry your mainstream feminism repeatedly spits in your face — you deserve so much better. Whenever Covid pisses off and leaves us alone, come over for a drink with your Irish pals and sisters ❤️
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useless-englandfacts · 3 months ago
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what do you do when you reach the “openly demanding slaves” level of late capitalism?
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autisticexpression · 6 months ago
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I think it's funny how English people romanticize King Arthur like he wouldn't hate them personally.
"He will return in Britain's greatest time of need." Yeah and the first thing he's going to do is kill the royal family.
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