sapphrikah:

shinygays:

Fox News is so incredily diverse. Look at all the color: eggshell, mayo, flour, starch, bleach, cauliflower

Lmaooo

sapphrikah:

shinygays:

Fox News is so incredily diverse. Look at all the color: eggshell, mayo, flour, starch, bleach, cauliflower

Lmaooo

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breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

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poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

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medievalpoc:

hauntedmomsanon:

eclipsed-wren:

Another time around the block capturing cool pictures. The photos were taken by my mama and Claire. Last time we were kind of erotic, this time it’s kind of like we’re a young couple— here, queer and rather fierce (if i do say so myself). 

For of her rad ways you can go to: http://hauntedmomsanon.tumblr.com/

round 2: hummingbird and I getting creative

Contemporary Art Week!

I love the Rococo aesthetic explored in this photoset.

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Some Handy Examples of How Non-Sex Working Feminists Can Aid in Critiquing the Sex Industry

  • Your women's studies prof: Class, do you think pornography enables male entitlement?
  • You: Well, according to this essay I read by someone who does porn, it doesn't make a lot of sense to just critique it as a piece of media + not a site + product of highly stigmatized labor. So, yes, it does, but that may largely be beside the point of where and how male violence occurs in relation to pornography.
  • That lady at your local NOW chapter: It is WRONG for men to purchase sex, therefore we must make it illegal.
  • You: I agree that capitalist conditions create coercive and abusive situations for those in the sex industry, but carceral solutions don't address that underlying issue.
  • Your younger sister: *points at a Maxim magazine cover* Isn't it wrong that there are all these sexualized pictures of women everywhere?
  • You: It's wrong that the male gaze is all-pervasive and our idea of the ideal woman is profoundly racist, sizeist, ableist, and cissexist. It's also wrong that these images exist within the context of a violent patriarchal culture, but the images themselves are not wrong.
  • Some rando in your ask box: How do we end the abuse of people in the sex industries?
  • You: Let me link you to this blog by sex workers advocating for workers' rights.
  • Your boyfriend: Why is there so much bad sex in porn?
  • You: Let me show you this essay on porn by a sex worker.
  • Your girlfriend: Stripping is exploitative.
  • You: Let me show you this academic article written by a stripper.
  • Your aunt: Dominatrices probably think they're empowered but really--
  • You: Here's a thing written by a sex worker.
  • Your grandpa: Prostitution--
  • You: Here's a thing written by a sex worker.
  • Your cat:
  • You: Good point, let me read you this issue of Prose & Lore out loud.
  • You: *signal boosts our words + shows up at rallies + emails legislators + gives orgs like Abeni + Sex Workers Project all your damn money*

Tags: rape violence

anarchacannibalism:

queenofmisandrists:

ironreavers:

Why isn’t tumblr all over Helen Clark? She was not only the first elected female prime minister of New Zealand but she’s also the first female administrator of the UNDP, the third highest position in the United Nations. She was against the Iraq War, saying that a war in Iraq would make the world LESS safe from terrorism instead of more safe. She is also a proponent for gender equality, saying that “any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality” AND doesn’t shy away from acknowledging society’s problems - including the country that she was the Prime Minister of, admitting to Sir Ian McKellen that "New Zealand was really a very racist country, and she was determined to do everything she could as prime minister to change that”.

She is seriously one of my heroes and I wish more people knew about her.

um.

ok like

it’s actually pretty insulting that she said that to mckellen because

remember this fucking sheep? this god damn sheep called shrek

image

this fucking sheep was taken to parliament to meet helen clark (then prime minister) in may 2004

u know what also happened in may 2004

a hikoi from northland to fucking wellington by māori activists fighting to reclaim some of the land that was murdered out of their possession by u know. white devil colonials.

u know what’s funny about that hikoi. that march that occurred within like a couple of weeks of helen clark greeting shrek the god damn sheep.

what’s funny is that the hikoi ended outside parliament. and guess what. helen clark refused to even come out to meet them.

helen clark would rather meet an unshorn fucking sheep than people who have just marched from fucking northland in an attempt to fight state powers literally stripping them of everything they once had

but ok helen. determined to do everything u can huh. i mean shrek’s dead now but māori still don’t have full control over that foreshore and seabed.

helen clarke was a fucking racist but youse can all just sleep on that so long as you get to keep your lily-white racial utopia. fuck helen clarke and fuck your feminism if you want to idolise her. her bullshit was built on our genocide you fucking crackers. 

queenofmisandrists:

jenkateshields:

invisibleblackunicorn:

micdotcom:

Facebook is putting drag queens in danger by forcing them to use their real names

Facebook should read up on its queer history: You never want to mess with drag queens.
Claiming the use of legal names will “keep our community safe,” Facebook has begun shutting down the profiles of individuals who do not to use their “real” or legal names when creating and logging into their accounts. The new requirement is drawing the ire of many in the LGBT community who argue it is a policing tactic that could be harmful to both artistic and queer communities. 
How you can join the fight against Facebook


I like how this is focused on Drag Queens instead of trans women, women who are leaving abusive relationships, closeted non-het/non-cis people, you know people who legit might die cause of bullshit like this.

I don’t even know how you could make that link, like. Most drag queens are cis gay men who after their ~performance~ go back to their comfy cis gay lives with their “real”, legally-recognised-for-free, never-challenged names, like. Holy shit

And how fucking dare you attribute the immeasurable work of trans women of colour in the queer liberation movement to drag queens???

queenofmisandrists:

jenkateshields:

invisibleblackunicorn:

micdotcom:

Facebook is putting drag queens in danger by forcing them to use their real names

Facebook should read up on its queer history: You never want to mess with drag queens.

Claiming the use of legal names will “keep our community safe,” Facebook has begun shutting down the profiles of individuals who do not to use their “real” or legal names when creating and logging into their accounts. The new requirement is drawing the ire of many in the LGBT community who argue it is a policing tactic that could be harmful to both artistic and queer communities. 

How you can join the fight against Facebook

I like how this is focused on Drag Queens instead of trans women, women who are leaving abusive relationships, closeted non-het/non-cis people, you know people who legit might die cause of bullshit like this.

I don’t even know how you could make that link, like. Most drag queens are cis gay men who after their ~performance~ go back to their comfy cis gay lives with their “real”, legally-recognised-for-free, never-challenged names, like. Holy shit

And how fucking dare you attribute the immeasurable work of trans women of colour in the queer liberation movement to drag queens???

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blackdenimjeans:

Marsha P Johnson

blackdenimjeans:

Marsha P Johnson

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farandolae:

On a serious note though people who idolize serial killers honestly disgust me. Especially when white men who are convicted rapists and murderers are celebrated by wannabe edgy fucks for their “beautifully twisted minds” who wax philosophically about how they shouldn’t be in jail because they’re just poor sensitive lambs lost in society’s evil machine… while black men on minor drug charges rot in jail and no one blinks an eye……

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Tags: death murder rape

deepcotton57821:

jcoleknowsbest:

thebigblackwolfe:

The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…

I think that in the same way that black women are often left out of the conversation about police brutality because of sexism/misogynoir, trans women are excluded because of transphobia and transmisogynoir in the black community.

deepcotton57821:

jcoleknowsbest:

thebigblackwolfe:

The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…

I think that in the same way that black women are often left out of the conversation about police brutality because of sexism/misogynoir, trans women are excluded because of transphobia and transmisogynoir in the black community.

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Tags: signal boost

acceber74:

unrepentantauthor:

masterofbirds:

did-you-kno:

Hawaii was first called the Sandwich Islands.
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Pretty sure it was first called  Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui and Hawaiʻi.
The earliest habitation supported by archaeological evidence dates to as early as 300 CE, whereas the 1778 arrival of British explorer James Cook was Hawaiʻi’s first documented contact with European explorers. Cook named the islands the “Sandwich Islands” in honor of his sponsor John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.
Because things only exist when Europeans discover them smh

This. ffs

acceber74:

unrepentantauthor:

masterofbirds:

did-you-kno:

Hawaii was first called the Sandwich Islands.

Source

Pretty sure it was first called  NiʻihauKauaʻiOʻahuMolokaʻiLānaʻiKahoʻolaweMaui and Hawaiʻi.

The earliest habitation supported by archaeological evidence dates to as early as 300 CE, whereas the 1778 arrival of British explorer James Cook was Hawaiʻi’s first documented contact with European explorers. Cook named the islands the “Sandwich Islands” in honor of his sponsor John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.

Because things only exist when Europeans discover them smh

This. ffs

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thisisnotjapan:

sapphrikah:

yellowxperil:

yellowxperil:

mothkult:

yellowxperil:

mothkult:

yellowxperil:

i need to stop seeing this shit come up on my dashboard. stop mimicking “black men” when you invoke predatory sexuality. recognize it and stop doing it. recognize the part youre playing in perpetuating the deadly myth of the black male rapist.

and read this: "Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist" from Angela Davis’s Women Race and Class

I understand what is said here, and agree. But I think the pictures/gifs used to demonstrate were a bad choice, only one directly points to the “Predator” being a black man. Just an observation.

find out what aave is and come back

Point made, I was just giving an observation. I agree with your post 100% , but I think there are better examples

absolutely there are. but i made this post as a direct response to seeing the first two gifsets go viral around tumblr’s feminist community. i added the third screenshot to further contextualize my point. a lot of feminists i followm reblogged the hell out of the first two, obviously not seeing that they were using racism to fight sexism.

i also still think you’re failing to see that these are GOOD examples. because in neo-liberal media, overt racism isn’t as pervasive as “subtle” racism. so it’s exactly those first two posts that ppl need to be more aware of. because they might not be trained to see the racism in those situations where it’s not blatant. and that’s exactly what happened when those posts went viral.

this post is going around again a little bit so i want to add a thought process i’ve developed since this post’s conception. if you don’t actually think this is a thing (like some of you reblogging this to say black ppl are reaching bc you assumed op, i, was black) keep a notepad with you for a few weeks and write down every time a non-black person slips into aave (in speech, in a text message, on facebook, whatever.) then next to that, write down why. i’ve done this, and the second column never strayed from three overlapping categories:

1) jocose sexual predation (as in the examples above. real life examples: “AY GIRL, lemme holla atcha!” “lemme get cho numba.. ay yo where you goin’?” on someone’s selfie/profile pic: “DAYUM.” “damn ma, you is fiiiiine.”) verbally, this is, without fail, accompanied by a faked very deep voice. wonder why?

2) jocose aggression (real life examples: “YO FUCK DAT NOISE I AIN’T ABOUT DAT, FUCK DA HATERZ” “WHO IS YOU” “YO ima STOMP that FOOL!” "im finna snatch this bitch weave")

3) being loud (real life examples: “MUH FUCKIN HOMIE” “FO REAL DO” “ooo girrrlll!!!” )

so we slip into aave when we’re putting on sexual predation, aggression, and loudness. what does that tell us about stereotypes of black americans?

your solidarity is so real I wanna weep.

since I’ve reblogged this last time I’ve seen like 3 videos sketches with white/ non-black women doing this
Literally every time I see a joke about street harassment it’s like this
stop

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