Every day, Tumblr users are being harassed. Without a blocking feature, like ones available on other social media sites, there’s very little that a victim can do about it. The current “ignore” feature does very little to address the problem — an “ignored” user can still follow the victim’s blog and reblog their posts.
We know from other social media outlets how easy it is to enable a proper blocking feature. Users on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other sites can easily block other users. Tumblr appears to be an outlier among other top social media sites.
Adding an effective blocking feature is important for the millions of Tumblr users around the world who are being harassed and bullied, yet left with very little they can do to stop it.
The petition is only ONE signature away from it’s original goal, sign it right now and be the one that pushes it over!
Also, Tumblr allows a user to turn off ”Ask” but not “Fan Mail”, so what’s the point? People can be harassed by “Fan Mail” just as easily as they can with the “Ask”.
“It’s ridiculous. To me, they’re not fans of the show – they’re fans of a show going on their heads. Obviously I love Amanda and I want everyone to react positively to her; she plays a fantastic character and brings a hell of a lot to the third series. If people want to imagine John and Sherlock fucking they’re more than welcome to, but it will have no bearing on what we do in the show.”—
Martin Freeman on death threats and disapprovement of Amanda Abbington being in SHERLOCK Series 3. (x)
I’m glad Martin’s finally said something about it so hopefully all those ‘fans’ will stop and see how much of a cunt they’ve been and how they are not appreciated.
“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”—The Little Prince (via spuandi)
“It’s okay to change your yes to a no. Yes’s aren’t permanent. They’re something we choose again and again, each and every day. Something we have the right to recall and reconsider as soon as saying yes no longer feels conducive to our wellbeing and happiness. It doesn’t matter whether you said yes to a job, a date, a relationship, sex, a favor to a friend, a social endeavor, or a vow of silence — you don’t ever have to commit to something that forces you to compromise who you are and what feels right; especially if it’s something you agreed to under pressure, intimidation, or force. Changing your yes to a no might make people angry. It might hurt their feelings, cause them to see you as a flake, and result in lost connections. But if saying no means staying true to yourself, honoring your feelings, and making self-care a priority, it’s worth it. You are worth it. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.”—Daniell Koepke (via anditslove)
“If you’re dating a writer and
they don’t write about you —
whether it’s good or bad,
then they don’t love you.
They just don’t.
Writers fall in love with the people
we find inspiring.”—Jamie Anne Royce (via poetisch)
“See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.”—
“You know how boys complain about being “friendzoned”? Well we experience this totally legit thing called being fuckzoned. It’s when boys want to have sex with you but they never seem all that interested in getting to know you”—Unknown (via ruby-moon)
“Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow , for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”—Kurt Vonnegut (via thegirlandherbooks)