kennedyclintonkat: neatpotatoes: teachers who complain about grading work are you fucking kidding me. no. no you sit the fuck down. LET ME EXPLAIN YOU A THING do you know how hard it is to be a teacher in the current economy? do you know what it’s like to frantically prepare students for standardized tests that contain literally nothing you feel like they need to learn but you have to...
Riding bikes everywhere? Using recyclable diapers? Carpooling? We’ve been doing...– My uncle, upon learning about America’s “new Green Movement”. Obviously, he’s not impressed. (via eastafrodite)
lierdumoa: The question keeps coming up, “why don’t queer slash fans care more about canonical queer characters.” It’s the “Did you stop beating your wife” of fandom questions. It’s leading. It’s reductionist. There is the obvious answer — Queer fans are people, and people in general care more about main characters most directly influential to the main storyline of any tv show, book, movie,...
Junot Diaz on Men Who Write About Women
The Atlantic: It sounds like you're saying that literary "talent" doesn't inoculate a writer—especially a male writer—from making gross, false misjudgments about gender. You'd think being a great writer would give you empathy and the ability to understand people who are unlike you—whether we're talking about gender or another category. But that doesn't seem to be the case.
Junot Diaz: I think that unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations. Without fail. The only way not to do them is to admit to yourself [that] you're fucked up, admit to yourself that you're not good at this shit, and to be conscious in the way that you create these characters. It's so funny what people call inspiration. I have so many young writers who're like, "Well I was inspired. This was my story." And I'm like, "OK. Sir, your inspiration for your stories is like every other male's inspiration for their stories: that the female is only in there to provide sexual service." There comes a time when this mythical inspiration is exposed for doing exactly what it's truthfully doing: to underscore and reinforce cultural structures, or I'd say, cultural asymmetry.
The discovery of cyanide in Tylenol capsules occurred in the weeks of October...– And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts (via lalondes)
Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom...– Roger Ebert (via sokkasass)
Why you should care that the Supreme Court just...
soemily: Today the Supreme Court voted 9-0 against human rights in a case you might not have heard of, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. You might not care! But here’s why you should: THE LAW THEY CIRCUMSCRIBED IS ONE OF THE FEW WAYS WE COULD ADDRESS FOREIGN HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES in our system. What does that mean? It means that if someone came to the US from danger abroad - say, a journalist...
A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On Feminists...– Autostraddle (via notimelikepresent)
"Men's Rights" "activist" prank calls a domestic... →
stfusexists: goodreasonnews: Williams, pretending to be “Reno,” called a Domestic Violence counseling line, not a battered women’s shelter. He told the counselor he’d been attacked by his wife and that he needed a place to go. The counselor explained to him that he’d called a counseling line and that she personally couldn’t arrange for shelter, but that if he called the men’s help line, they...
Life is tough for white people in America. A few hundred years of presumed...– -Gawker.com “The White Student Suing to Overthrow Affirmative Action Was too Dumb to Get into Her Chosen College” (via newbatteri) Oop. (via roropcoldchain) welp. (via native-detroiter) “It’s true that the university, for whatever reason, offered provisional admission to some students with...
stoya: “To that end, the first point: Antis need to LISTEN to sex workers. Actively listen. Listen to understand. Listen to each and every sex worker who speaks, and believe us about our own experiences. Yes, this includes listening to the most privileged sex workers—the independent, high-priced, White, Western escorts with college degrees who gave up careers in accounting because they just...
I am tired of being called a shrieking harridan for pointing out inequalities so...– Sexism Fatigue: When Seth MacFarlane Is a Complete Ass and You Don’t Even Notice (via brute-reason) “…because there is no way to concisely cite decades and decades of rigorous academia. Allow me to point at the fucking library.” (via peaceshannon)
In these three cases, we see the difference between “telling” and “showing,” an...– Why Newtown victim Noah Pozner had an open coffin | Toronto Star (via clambistro)
nomoretexasgovernorsforpresident: the-last-recall: angryasiangirlsunited: This is the speech given by the Asian American Alliance during a rally protesting the racist frat party at Duke. AAA’s classy and on-point response from the rally. I’m so honored to have been through this with you all. But it’s not over! There’s an open discussion about this event tonight at 7:30 in McClendon 5 for...
Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a reservation, you do not have permission to...– Minneapolis cop at Mall of America Idle No More rally (via ishkwaakiiwan) because Natives need permission to merely exist, and they must do so far out of colonizer sight and mind. how fitting this happened at Mall of America, the height of US capitalist megaconsumption & beacon of...
Petition to reprimand Grey Delisle for her... →
sushiandpie: Grey DeLisle is a voice actress who has worked on a myriad of shows and games over the years and is as a result a public figure. Although she is popular and as such should carry a modicum of respect for her fans as well as others who she comes in contact with, she does nothing of the sort. On her Twitter as well as Tumblr pages (which are both public and accessible to people...
But so often, “creating drama” is a phrase that people use when they want...– #393: My friends keep inviting my abusive ex and me to the same parties, despite being asked directly not to. (via slutwalkseattle)
thetart: White people, I’m about to revoke our access to the word “privilege,” especially when you park the word “unexamined” in front of it. Let me see if I can break it down, though the absurdity of my white butt having this hissyfit is NOT lost on me. White privilege is the status you have by virtue of your skin tone, it’s not the side-winding, self-serving, racist bullshit you pull to keep...
timeturner: loseaknutfindagalleon: The daily life of a headscarf wearer: Read More Oh look, a genuine post from a Muslim girl who wears the hijab for her own true personal reasons, talking about the real discrimination and mistreatment she faces on a regular basis. Will this get as many posts as a white girl wearing a hijab for no other reason than to perform a “social experiment”? I think...
Most people on food stamps work full time. They work full time but they don’t...– Sister Simone Campbell [x] I like how she articulates the simple financial impossibility of religious organizations being able to replace government aid. I’d like to add that, of course, there are so many people who have trouble receiving aid from religious institutions because they’re LGBT and/or...
For years, I opened my 11th-grade U.S. history classes by asking students,...– Bill Bigelow, Rethinking Columbus: Towards a True People’s History (via partyprofessor)
Old Spice Guy + FEMINIST HULK + Judith Butler
Old Spice Guy: "Hello, FEMINIST HULK. I observe that you are using lady-scented body wash."
Feminist Hulk: "HULK FIND LAVENDER FRAGRANCE RELAXING AFTER DAY OF SMASH."
Old Spice Guy: "Wouldn't you like to smell like me?"
Feminist Hulk: "HULK WOULD RATHER SMASH GENDER BINARY OF PERFORMATIVE SHOWERING."
Old Spice Guy: "Your tiny purple shorts hanging on the towel rack now hold tickets to the Sleater-Kinney reunion concert. And diamonds."
Feminist Hulk: "HULK ENJOY CORIN TUCKER'S REJECTION OF TRADITIONAL GENDER ROLES AND CONSUMERISM. BUT DIAMONDS MAKE HULK WANT TO SMASH HEGEMONY OF POST-COLONIAL OPPRESSION. ALSO, STILL PREFER TO SMELL LIKE FIELD OF FLOWERS."
Old Spice Guy: "You puzzle me, Feminist Hulk. Your wish to use lady-scented body wash, even whilst smelling the intoxicating scent of my Old Spice, is unparalleled in my experience. "
Judith Butler: "Feminist Hulk makes a good critique, Old Spice Man. Your discourse is being circumscribed by a learned sex/gender distinction. Please pass me the loofah."
Old Spice Guy: "Hello, Judith Butler. Allow me to scrub your back. So you and Feminist Hulk are saying that my devotion to Old Spice body wash might be part of a larger regulative discourse to maintain an essential ontological gender?"
Judith Butler: "That's correct, Old Spice Man."
Feminist Hulk: "HULK SMASH EPISTEMOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS, WHILE SMELLING LIKE SPRING GARDEN."
Old Spice Guy: "I understand. Allow me to bake you a cake, Feminist Hulk and Judith Butler, while we discuss intersectionality and the beauty of giant green muscles."
Judith Butler: "Congratulations on making a break with compulsory heterosexuality, Old Spice Man."
Femist Hulk: "HULK IS VERY HAPPY TO SHARE TEARS OF JOY AND ORGANIC WHOLE WHEAT PASTRY FLOUR WITH OLD SPICE MAN AND JUDITH BUTLER."
Old Spice Guy: "I'm on a unicorn."
aboutmaleprivilege: Male privilege is cheating on your wife and two children with a woman half your age, and having the media ignoring you while they call her a homewrecking slut. This Kristen Stewart business is some straight up bullshit.
aboutmaleprivilege: male privilege is “i have a boyfriend” being the only response that might actually stop a guy from coming onto you, because he respects another man more than he respects your actual opinion/lack of interest.
Welfare Recipients Are Actually Mostly White And... →
Gov. Voldemort Rick Scott (who, not coincidentally, has a financial interest in a drug testing facility; he just transferred legal ownership of it to his WIFE) decided to drug test welfare recipients. This cost taxpayers millions of dollars and lined his wallet, and they found that only 2% of all welfare recipients tested actually tested positive for drugs. Of that 2%, ALL of them had family...
Well actually the MRA position is that equality means opening the draft to women...– cannedkitty (via reality-is-evil)
thesavagesalad: never trust a person who places the rights of animals over the migrant workers who pick the contents of your supposedly cruelty free meal in dire inhumane conditions
My opponent and his running mate are …. new to foreign policy. […] You don’t...– Barack Obama (via brodinsons)
deedeedeebee: I am incredibly sick of people right now whataboutthemenses: Just last week I happened to be awake at 3 am and heard “go away, stop it” from outside my apartment window. Of course I was worried and wound up going outside with my cell phone and my pocket knife (the cell phone so I could pretend I was on it). I found a woman across the street, 18-20, somewhat drunk and trying to...
I debated whether or not to share this story.
roachpatrol: ceruleancynic: notacentaur: wilwheaton: unwinona: And then I debated whether or not to put it on Tumblr…but I decided it was important. Because in my own way, I can (unfortunately) point out exactly what is wrong with men when they don’t realize how hard it is to be a woman. How we do not have equal opportunities and freedoms in everyday life. How most men, even good...
To prove a point to my dad, reblog if you're...