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Anonymous asked: Just heard CNN ask, "Should 'America the Beautiful' always be sung in English?" Why do the media always pretend like horrible bigots might have a point?

yoisthisracist:

Because the right wing have cowed our cowardly media into treating their racist views as if they must have legitimacy simply because they exist. Fuck those assholes and fuck CNN.

Many white feminists have claimed that Indians are not respecting “freedom of speech” by demanding that whites stop promoting and selling books that exploit Indian spirituality. However, promotion of this material is destroying freedom of speech for Native Americans by ensuring that our voices will never be heard… . Feminists must make a choice, will they respect Indian political and spiritual autonomy or will they promote materials that are fundamentally racist under the guise of “freedom of speech”? — Andy Smith, Native American scholar, activist, and former president of Women of All Red Nations (WARN)

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Brain Shit

porpentine:

i’m feeling brain shit as a term less alienating, less infantilizing, and more familiar than mental illness/trauma/depression

their implicit framing of the subject as hopeless and pathetic (tho they are still useful terms that i will use (i hope i’m not moving towards a macho-ization of psychological pain))

like, everyone has brain shit

shit is something we deal with

rosalarian:

alexheberling:

wig-hell:

hollysummers:

this is everything

100%

I have a lot of feelings about this dance-off!!!!

What you can’t tell from the preview is that this is a ballroom style dance-off between Sailor Moon and Wonder Woman.

omg AMBEEEEEERRRRRRRRR

wnycradiolab:

little-a-watson:

martinekenblog:

Jupiter Structural Layer Cake

Birthday cake idea #2.

(Cakecrumbs.me)

Pretty great.

oh my sweet cakey butt.

jesuschrist-official:

THIS IS SEVERELY IMPORTANT
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jesuschrist-official:

THIS IS SEVERELY IMPORTANT

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muffystopheles:

Things that are creepy:

  • Persistence after someone has said NO or STOP, or has made it clear they are not interested in your advances
  • Invalidating someone’s “no”
  • Only stopping your advances when somebody informs you they are taken (you are telling this person their “no” alone is not enough, which means you do not respect them)
  • Asking “why” when somebody rejects your advances
  • Asking “why not” when somebody refuses to give you their phone number

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kingkuranes:

somewhereinthebetween:

petrichoriousparalian:

pulpofiction:

Life hack: if someone makes a racist/sexist joke, say, with total seriousness, “I don’t get it, can you explain it”

Then watch them crash and burn

I’ve done this.

This is a lifehack I will use.

Oh yes.

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Often in my lectures when I use the phrase “imperialist white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy” to describe our nation’s political system, audiences laugh. No one has ever explained why accurately naming this system is funny. The laughter is itself a weapon of patriarchal terrorism.

bell hooks (via brightonfeministcollective)

I was reminded of this quote when I saw the video of the awesome woman macing that horrendous guy in the convenience store. The way he laughed at her discomfort and anger, and how powerful that is as a tool of oppression.

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People often make jokes about things they are scared of.
It’s why oppressed people laugh at their oppressors, but it’s also why oppressors think it’s hilarious when oppressed people stand up for themselves.

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girljanitor:

antoine-roquentin:

girljanitor:

OKAY BUT THIS CHART IS LEAVING OUT THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS STUDY, WHICH IS THE CONCLUSION:

In all likelihood, mental hospitalization and imprisonment rates have an effect on homicide rates through the potential victimization of the institutionalized populations. Research has consistently shown that persons with mental disorders are at far higher risk of violent victimization than the general population—one recent study finding that a quarter of persons with serious mental illness are victims of violent crime annually, at a rate that is 11 times higher than that of the general population (Teplin et al. 2005; see generally Teasdale 2009).
[p. 36]

THE CONCLUSION OF THIS STUDY IS THAT HOMICIDE RATES HAVE GONE DOWN BECAUSE DISABLED PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE BEING PUT INTO PRISONS LIKE THESE, WHERE THEIR MURDERS AREN’T CALLED MURDER.
The criminalization of the mentally ill disproportionately affects mentally ill people of color.
THE HOMICIDE RATES HAVE GONE DOWN BECAUSE THE MOST LIKELY POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF HOMICIDE ARE IN PRISON. PRISONS WHERE THEY ARE ENSLAVED, TORTURED, AND KILLED, AND THEIR MURDERS DO NOT COUNT.

The shift of crime into prisons from outside of them is one of the primary ways people are induced into accepting the neoliberal system. Normally, the more you impoverish people, the more crime they commit, but if you lock up all the impoverished people for, say, smoking a bit of pot, something commonly done in America but only a cause of arrest amongst the poor, then crime won’t occur out in the open where the upper and middle classes can be bothered by it.

^ like literally people do not realize or do not care that America has created a dystopian underclass
just  ask  turbulentbeauty

girljanitor:

antoine-roquentin:

girljanitor:

OKAY BUT THIS CHART IS LEAVING OUT THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS STUDY, WHICH IS THE CONCLUSION:

In all likelihood, mental hospitalization and imprisonment rates have an effect on homicide rates through the potential victimization of the institutionalized populations. Research has consistently shown that persons with mental disorders are at far higher risk of violent victimization than the general population—one recent study finding that a quarter of persons with serious mental illness are victims of violent crime annually, at a rate that is 11 times higher than that of the general population (Teplin et al. 2005; see generally Teasdale 2009).

[p. 36]

THE CONCLUSION OF THIS STUDY IS THAT HOMICIDE RATES HAVE GONE DOWN BECAUSE DISABLED PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE BEING PUT INTO PRISONS LIKE THESE, WHERE THEIR MURDERS AREN’T CALLED MURDER.

The criminalization of the mentally ill disproportionately affects mentally ill people of color.

THE HOMICIDE RATES HAVE GONE DOWN BECAUSE THE MOST LIKELY POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF HOMICIDE ARE IN PRISON. PRISONS WHERE THEY ARE ENSLAVED, TORTURED, AND KILLED, AND THEIR MURDERS DO NOT COUNT.

The shift of crime into prisons from outside of them is one of the primary ways people are induced into accepting the neoliberal system. Normally, the more you impoverish people, the more crime they commit, but if you lock up all the impoverished people for, say, smoking a bit of pot, something commonly done in America but only a cause of arrest amongst the poor, then crime won’t occur out in the open where the upper and middle classes can be bothered by it.

^ like literally people do not realize or do not care that America has created a dystopian underclass

just  ask  turbulentbeauty

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We’re raising a generation of kids to see fat as the ultimate failure and the ultimate sin.

Madame Thursday

Today a mother will talk about how “disgusting” fat people are and her child will internalize it. Today a father will tell his wife that he will divorce her if she ever gets fat and their child will internalize it. Today a grandmother will shame her grandchild for getting pudgy and that child will internalize it. Today a teacher will make a fat joke and his class full of children will internalize it. Today millions of children will be bombarded with messages about how thin is good and fat is bad and they will internalize it. 

The “war on obesity” is creating a shock wave of weight bigotry that will be felt for generations to come. 

"We’re raising a generation of kids to see fat as the ultimate failure and the ultimate sin."

(via fatoutloud)

TW: ed, ed behaviours, fatphobia, fat hatred, body hatred

And it’s casual and insidious. It seems benign, but we allow our magazines, televisions, internet, and movies to plant the idea in our heads that we simply aren’t working hard enough - or we would look like the models and actresses and actors we see every day - parading half nude across our points of view and reinforcing our idea that only thin people deserve to be nude in front of someone else.

We don’t even know what a real person looks like anymore. Let’s be honest. We’re SHOCKED when we see those side by side comparison photos of what Halle Berry, Beyonce, Madonna, Scarlet Jo, Jennifer Lawrence and others “really” look like. We have no clue what’s real and what’s not anymore - and product companies are raking in the profits.

We call it “body inspiration” “thinspiration” “fitspiration” “body goals” “fitness goals” and more. 

We use inhuman, unbelievable, improbable, and unattainable bodies, scraped and morphed and pieced together on computers, to inspire ourselves to journey to a place we’ll never arrive at - no matter how hard we work or how much we starve ourselves.

You’ll never get there. You know why? Because no one can get there. That’s the whole point of it all. Even the models they use haven’t gotten “there” - and they never will, either. 

But it’s so benign, the way it starts… we don’t even recognize it happening anymore.

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