Reblog if you expressly do *NOT* give permission to anyone to study/observe your writing for any academic purposes.
Unless otherwise stated.
yeah that goes out to you colorblinding.
… Alright. This fucking pisses me off. I’m a student of academia, and the idea of ‘informed consent’ is a really blurry line. Some theorists like to use the freely accessible information on places like forums and Tumblr as being literally that; free to use for study purposes because it is available for anyone to see in a permanent manner. But that doesn’t fucking matter.
You are still using living human beings, their words, their opinions, them in your study. And as scholars, you are fucking obligated to get written informed consent before conducting any sort of research that involves people. It doesn’t fucking matter if it’s online. It doesn’t fucking matter if it’s posted up there for the world to see. It doesn’t matter if someone walks up to you on the street and hands you a piece of paper with their opinion on it.
You. Get. Fucking. Informed. Written. Consent.
That’s it. The end.
You don’t walk in with your elitist scholarly swagger and sashay your hips and decide that because you have or are working toward a diploma or a degree or a bachelor or a Masters or a Ph.D that you suddenly are better than everyone you’re studying and can do what the fuck you want.
Get the fuck over yourself.
Anonymous commentator (via katnissisoliveskinneddealwithit)
Really good summation of the issue. I’d add that other major characters (notably Haymitch and Gale) are described as ethnically similar, yet are also played by white actors. Heck, they didn’t even bother giving Haymitch dark hair.
Yes, this. It definitely bothers me that people want to make a fuss about how “white people can have olive skin too!” Well, yes, that is true. I’m part Sicilian, and my Sicilian grandmother was far darker than I am, and her skin would have been considered to be an olive tone. However, the point is that it should be obvious to the viewers that there’s a DIFFERENCE between the Seam and the Merchant classes. It should be notably different racially. But you watch the movie, and the only color you get is by watching the clips from Rue’s district. Everything else is quite white. I find that to really have missed the point. Why have physical descriptors at all if you’re just going to ignore them?
I’m really interested to see who will be cast as Finnick. I have a feeling I’m going to be highly disappointed.
It only cost Dr. Horrible a penny.
i has a sad.