majiinboo:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
Read more here

omg I’m furious

majiinboo:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!

Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.

Read more here

omg I’m furious

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kevindrakewriter:

blacksupervillain:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

darvinasafo:

Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the end of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Huffington post article on the shooting: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/14/darrien-hunt_n_5817940.html

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megaparsecs:

i just wanted to put this out there since im sure it’ll get written about differently tomorrow. 

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One time I had a dream were people were protesting against cutting the umbilical cord of a baby 

"No one will miss me", "I’m better off dead"

after-crisis:

When I worked at a non-profit that handled suicide prevention, I had access to the donation records. Each month, a specific man donated 15$ to our organization. It was like clockwork.. same day, same man, he had been doing this for over 4 years. It always seemed odd to me but I never questioned it… until I saw a note attached one month. "For Noah- Dad"

his donation was once his child’s allowance.

I can promise you, they would miss you for the rest of their lives.

samanticshift:

southern-feminism:

The “not like other girls” jokes are funny and all but don’t forget that young women say shit like this because straight boys act like every girl must be 100% original to deserve their attention. Like, you’re a boy, not a medical school. Quit acting like you’re allowed to be that selective. No one needs u.

And some girls say it bc they’ve been treated poorly/excluded by other girls and genuinely feel like outsiders. I’ve said this before, but I’m pretty damn tired of people acting like “I’m not like other girls” is just internalized misogyny. Sometimes it’s a response to other girls’ internalized misogyny.

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mynosylexia:

edit; forgot link oops
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS!
My mother is in dire need of dental surgery to fix existing problems. 
Her jaw is wired together, her teeth are dead and she has several severe infections that are quickly traveling up her sinuses and towards her brain. 
Without help she may not be around in the next couple years. 
I’m asking for help. I wouldn’t be if we weren’t desperate. 
Even if you can’t donate, a signal boost would be very appreciated.
http://www.gofundme.com/ee1gcs

mynosylexia:

edit; forgot link oops

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS!

My mother is in dire need of dental surgery to fix existing problems. 

Her jaw is wired together, her teeth are dead and she has several severe infections that are quickly traveling up her sinuses and towards her brain. 

Without help she may not be around in the next couple years. 

I’m asking for help. I wouldn’t be if we weren’t desperate. 

Even if you can’t donate, a signal boost would be very appreciated.

http://www.gofundme.com/ee1gcs

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theamericanavenger:

Okay guys this is kinda important. GQ just came in the male and for the first time in a long while it had a really important article…

I just sat here for like the last half hour reading this and I’m incredibly appalled at our justice system in regards to the military. The article interviews about 23 men who have all been sexually assaulted in some branch of the military. The PTSD from sexual assault in the military is more prevalent than PTSD from combat…

If you have a chance I suggest reading this article…and the title is a quote that one of the victims Doctor told him…

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pussyriot:

GQ is like that one super attractive straight guy friend you have who lets you sit on his lap when you’re at happy hour.

pussyriot:

GQ is like that one super attractive straight guy friend you have who lets you sit on his lap when you’re at happy hour.

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Arielle Scarcella’s Trans Miseducation

offmysideplease:

katblaque:

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This is a transcript of my youtube video!

Hey guys! It’s september 3rd and this is my vlog for the day! This is going to be an opinion blog! Not all of my daily vlogs will be life updates just so you know! Lets get into it.

So there’s this youtuber named Arielle Scarcella who’s part of a collab called GirlfriendsTV! The past few weeks they’ve focused on trans people and while I appreciate the fact that there’s been some inclusion of trans people in these video projects, a lot of these videos have been problematic and offensive to the trans community.

One of her videos during trans guy week encourages trans guys to have “vagina power” and to simply disregard their gender dysphoria and just get over it. And if that weren’t bad enough her recent video asks viewers if they can tell the difference between a butch lesbian and a trans guy…

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Really?

Now to be fair, I think the general point of this video was that you can’t tell from someone’s appearance that they’re transgender. This is true and needs to be said, but this is obviously triggering to many trans guys. I mean she litereally says in the video that trans men usually present as women choosing masculine gender expression…

Many trans guys were offended by this video and took to social media to call her out on her problematic language. Perhaps the most shocking thing about this situation is how she responded.

Now I wish that I had taken screenshots of what was said in the comment section of her video because there were several instances where trans men commented with a critique of her position and her response was to simply dismiss them. She has of course, at this point went through and deleted these comments.

Buuuut, of course she decided to take to facebook and rant about it and I’ve certiainly got screen shots of that! 

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I think this sums of Arielle’s position on trans guys pretty well and it also exposes how much of an ally she actually is. Mistake number 1 of being an ally to the trans community is telling trans people how to feel about their gender.

There’s something distinctly sick about telling a trans guy that they should take misgendering as a compliment. And there’s something even sicker about someone who claims themselves as a trans ally willfully misgendering trans men.

This entire post is very much predicated on the idea that trans people should appreciate any speck of meat that’s tossed to them. I mean at least you were misgendered for something masculine. Seriously?

This video by the way featured a grand total of zero voices of trans men in a video about trans men.

As a woman I know what it’s like to have a group of men discuss my concerns without my voice and this is the same exact thing. She has shown in the past that she has access to trans men, but she decided to use a trans woman’s voice instead and that’s problematic.

So, I wanted to amplify the voice of one trans guy on this issue:

"i think what hurt most is your stupid “BUTCH LEZ OR TRANS GUY” video. half of my morning is spent worrying how others will see me, whether the barista will say “sir” or “miss”, how big my chest appears, how wide my hips look, if someone will laugh and try to pick me apart from afar. you have done nothing but confirm my fears, that yes, going out as a trans person in public WILL make people pick me apart! “is that a butch lesbian or a trans guy?” ah yes, thank you, you trans activist you! making videos equating trans men to masculine women, THATS making me feel better!"

When making a video about trans guys it’s probably a good idea to listen to the opinions of trans guys and not ridicule them for correcting you on your terminology. If you cared about them you’d listen because that’s what an ally does.

Now i want to make this clear. I know that not all trans guys are offended by her comments and if someone said to me that I looked like Miss J from top model or RuPaul, I would chortle and dismiss what they’re saying because I know what I look like and I know it’s not that. However, that doesn’t mean what they said wasn’t completely douchey and shouldn’t be called out.

There’s an incredible amount of self importance that someone has to have to feel like they need to verbalize that a trans guy looks like a butch lesbian. I’m making this video because I expect more out of an ally and when allies mess up they should know that they did so that they can become better allies. I don’t hate Arielle, I just expected more from her.

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of something that most of our parents told us when we were very young: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

'Lol at the group I claim to be advocating for being horribly offended by my actions WHY DON'T YOU JUST MAKE ME QUEEN OF THE TRANS GUYS MGMHMHMHMHMHM??!?!'

This person doesn’t even end with this video. She also tells trans guys to have ‘vagina pride,’ completely ignoring dysphoria and telling them how to approach their own bodies.

I don’t think I’ve seen an ally so completely misguided, self-centered, and fabulously wrong in their choices.

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ballpitfucker:

it’s called AAVE, you FUCKTRUCK
I hate how people here think that “proper general English” is the only way to speak English and all the others are considered “idiocy” like if language has anything to do with intelligence. I’m not even from the U.S. and I know this better than most of you.
Below is a list of all English dialects in North America:
American English - Standard American English is the general form
Cultural
African-American Vernacular English (AAVE)
Chicano English
New York Latino English
Pennsylvania Dutch English
Yeshivish
Yinglish

Regional
New England English
Boston accent
Boston Brahmin accent
Hudson Valley English
Lake Dialect or Lake Talk
Vermont English

Inland Northern American English (includes western and central upstate New York)
Northeast Pennsylvania English

Mid-Atlantic dialects
Baltimore dialect
Philadelphia dialect
Pittsburgh English
New York dialect
New Jersey English dialects

Inland Northern American English (Lower peninsula of Michigan, northern Ohio and Indiana, Chicago, part of eastern Wisconsin and upstate New York)
North–Central American English (primarily Minnesota, but also most of Wisconsin, the Upper peninsula of Michigan, and parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa)
Yooper dialect (Upper Peninsula of Michigan and some neighboring areas)

Midland American English
North Midlands English (thin swath from Nebraska to Ohio)
St. Louis
South Midland (thin swath from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania)

Southern English
Appalachian English
Tidewater accent
Virginia Piedmont
Virginia TidewaterCoastal Southeastern (Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia area)
Cajun English
Harkers Island English (North Carolina)

Ozark English
Southern Highland English
Gullah or Geechee
Texan
Yat dialect (New Orleans)
Ocracoke

Western English
California English
Boontling
Pacific Northwest English

Hawaiian Pidgin
Canada
Canadian English:
Newfoundland English
Maritime English
Cape Breton accent
Lunenburg English

West–Central Canadian English
Northern Ontario English
Quebec English
Ottawa Valley Twang
Pacific Northwest English

Bermuda
Bermudian English
Native/American indigenous peoples
Native American/indigenous peoples of the Americas English dialects:
Mojave English
Isletan English
Tsimshian English
Lumbee English
Tohono O’odham English
Inupiaq English

ballpitfucker:

it’s called AAVE, you FUCKTRUCK

I hate how people here think that “proper general English” is the only way to speak English and all the others are considered “idiocy” like if language has anything to do with intelligence. I’m not even from the U.S. and I know this better than most of you.

Below is a list of all English dialects in North America:

American English - Standard American English is the general form

Canada

Canadian English:

Bermuda

Bermudian English

Native/American indigenous peoples

Native American/indigenous peoples of the Americas English dialects:

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canaba:

Society towards bisexuals

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lejacquelope:

Say NO to Conservatism and radical feminism. They are like two heads sharing the same body, their bigoted gazes pointing in opposite directions.

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