Some dude: um I think you mean PEOPLE need to stop murdering PEOPLE
A woman: no actually I was talking specifically about violence against women.
Some dude: OMG????!!!!!! YOU THINK MEN DESERVE TO DIE??????!!!!!?!?!?! EVERYONE THIS PERSON IS SAYING VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN IS OKAY????!!!?!?!?!! women are so ILLOGICAL thankfully I am here to REASON WITH YOU, hate breeds hate ok
“Ugly is more than a physical description. For a woman, it’s meant to be shorthand for worthless, undesirable, and undeserving. And lesbians are by popular definition ugly women. This categorization of dykes as ugly serves a purpose. It’s not only meant to make claiming the identity less appealing, it also provides a perfect explanation for why some women choose women over men. In fact, it’s meant to rob us of that choice: presumably, we are involved with women because we are too ugly to attract a man’s attention. The problem is, we don’t seem to be aware of how ugly we really are.”—
"The Ugly Dyke", Wendy Chapkis from Looking Queer: Body Image in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities, ed Dawn Atkins (via poesizing)
"But the problem is, we dont seem to be aware of how ugly we really are. After all, if lesbians are such ugly women, where do we get off acting as if we deserve respect, civil rights, and perhaps most offensively, sexual pleasure? The media constantly remind us that only the beautiful people deserve love, lust, and life satisfaction."
Omg, read the whole thing, it’s awesome. (via goodolbois)
I just want the murders of disabled people to stop, they’re far too common, especially when the folks are black too, whether it’s by police or by caretakers or supposed friends, we need to talk about disability hate crime and what it’s doing to us
“Annie (a pseudonym) is a Chinese-American, straight, female university professor. While she was in graduate school, she found it difficult to receive medical treatment due to the perceived psychiatric condition of simply being Asian and female: “I went to a doctor at the university because I had recurring abdominal pain. The doctor listened to my description, but rather than doing a physical exam, he explained to me that it was normal for Asian women to be anxious and stressed out, and anxiety was probably causing my abdominal pain.” But surprisingly, the doctor didn’t treat the anxiety either. He just said there was nothing he could do.”—Shattering the Madness Monolith: On the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Psychiatric Disability (via andromedalogic)
The Daily Show comes out with a skit about choosing one member from Hamas, Al Nusra, ISIS, Al Qaeda and One Direction and creating a new terrorist group and rightfully, there has been an onslaught of backlash at the racist implications, given that Zayn Malik (clearly the person they’re targeting, there is absolutely no way to get around that) is not only a Pakistani Muslim, but he’s also been vocal about the heinous Islamophobia he’s been subjected to.
First and foremost, even with One Direction taken out of the element, its immensely harmful and racist to list the four groups alongside one another by the virtue of them being Muslim and employing physical action, particularly Hamas. Hamas can never be comparable with the likes of ISIS and Al Qaeda. Hamas is a chosen parliament who has actually rallied for the Palestinian cause. Hamas isn’t perfect, there’s no getting around their flaws, but to suggest that they wreak havoc on Palestinians (or even Israeli settlers) in any realm that ISIS do in Syria or Iraq and to erase the component of Israel’s prolonged occupation and apartheid policies against Palestine is disingenuous and a dismissal of resistance as a concept.
Its interesting to see how big name liberal publications have phrased and presented this story; irrational teeny boppers who have let their unyielding love for Malik clout their perspective, and even worse, their ability to laugh and make light of legitimate forms of prejudice.
Aside from the pervading misogyny and infantilization of young women (who apparently can’t make decisions that aren’t spurred by kneejerk emotional reactions), the insinuation does not present the political perils of being Muslim (or perceived as such) post 9/11, particularly in light of the hysteria surrounding ISIS. I suppose for clarity, it should be made known that I’m no particular fan of One Direction, but I am a Muslim, so I empathize with Zayn Malik on his experiences, this being one of them.
To suggest that Zayn Malik, due to his Pakistani heritage and faith as a Muslim, is a terrorist is not a laughing matter or comedic gesture to shrug off. These presumptions have escalated social exclusion, hardships in the job market and even physical violence against Muslims. Its allowed imperial powers to instill fear prompted propaganda and wage illegitimate wars, resulting in mass deaths and economical damage against Muslim majority regions. Its paved the way for government profiling, tapping of phones and installation of informants and spies in religious spaces (all of which are violations of human rights) against Muslims.
Liberals, such as Jon Stewart, his cohorts and fanbase want to get away with this sort of humor. In fact, that’s what satirizing means to them, to be able to take the role of racist and contort it in a way that it no longer proves damaging. But with Islamophobia, we don’t live in a society in which that doesn’t come with grave impacts, so racism of any kind is nullified as progress and serves only as a normalization and preservation of the status quo in which Muslim identity is maligned and degraded.
I’m really excited because Korra gets to take her own journey, do her own soul searching and self examining and it’s just her figuring out herself and determining who she is and what her role is and I’M SO READY TO SEE HER DO THIS.
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Just wanted to say thank you so much for posting my message about Belgrade Gay Pride. If you do happen to find any related posts to reblog today that would be amazing. There's a youtube video of an anti-Pride protest march last night coded watch?v=MI4aVFSDcuk. The lady interviewed says she's marching "to protect family values". People hold flags supporting Russia i.e. Putin's hardline stance against LGBT. (Your blog is really great.)
There doesn’t seem to be much I can find in the tags, but I’m going to have a root around and see what else I can dig up. Are you in Belgrade/going to Pride? If so I hope you keep safe and have a good time! x
lots of contradictory posts where some people claim rubber bullets were fired, others claim that they weren’t, and even more others are saying that the police claimed the original orange “disperse or we will fire” sign was put up “by accident” and claimed that they never shot any rubber bullets.
tear gas however has been deployed & caught on live feed several times, with protestors pouring water over the gas bombs
You don't get a gold star or a cookie for acknowledging your racism. You don't get rewarded for realizing what people have been telling you for YEARS. Shane Dawson does not deserve nor is he owed acknowledgement for his apology. His fans need to realize making amends for this isn't as simple as making a video just saying he's sorry. His supposed self-awareness of his culpability needs action. Such as even stopping support his new racist "Not Cool" movie & ending his other problematic behaviors.
I just think it’s worth saying again, if I reblog posts that come from transphobic & transmisogynistic, or racist users, I will remove them. I always appreciate messages from followers pointing these occurrences out.