ever since i started watching elementary i’ve become really good at deductions. you see, if you dislike elementary because a woman of color is playing watson, i can deduce that you are fucking repulsive and should stay away from me forever
If someone tells you a racist, sexist or homophobic joke, don’t get mad at them. Just tell them you don’t get it. Keep telling them you don’t get it until they are forced to explain why women/minorities/homosexuals are stupid/etc.
Then just walk away.
This is actually the best possible reaction, because this way you don’t just get them mad, you get them to think
Representation Visualization: Time to Wash Those Men Right out of our Hair
Taken from her book “Assata: In Her Own Words” (page 31)
- Amanda Levitt at Fat Body Politics (October 5th, 2012)
Look at the notes…(via fatbodypolitics)
if school taught everyone that rape is bad and racism is bad instead of teaching how to find the angle of a kite im pretty sure the world would be a safer place
A gang rape happened in Ohio and no one heard about it. A gang rape happened in India and everyone heard about it (as we should). The American media has represented India as a misogynistic country where women need to be constantly wary of the men that surround them. And after that gang rape, large-scale protests blocked the streets and clogged the media. Now, I am in no way saying that rape and domestic violence are not problems in India. As an Indian-American woman who has been to India many times and is incredibly familiar with the culture, I am in no way denying that. Rape, in India, is a serious problem. Rape, especially in lower class areas in India, is an extremely prevalent problem that needs to stop being ignored and taken seriously. Violence against women in India is a serious issue.
But violence against women in America is also a serious problem. Violence against women in South Africa, and Sweden, and Chile, and Thailand, is a serious problem. Violence against women is a serious problem. Period. Full stop. While our media went out representing India as a typical place for these deplorable events to happen, another woman’s similar story went ignored and without subsequent societal action. This country outright refuses to admit that it is a rape culture.
Our media and our country are so obsessed with presenting foreign countries as worse than us or uncivilized or, most importantly, undemocratic, they will blast our radios and timelines and homepages with news of rapes in India, but refuse to acknowledge that the same thing happens here and is happening here.
Anisha Ahuja, Why Does America Pretend it Doesn’t Hate Women? (Feminspire.com)
EXACTLY! I spoke about the very same thing when I wrote The “Othering” Of Evil. The desperation involved in maintaining the myth of superiority and safety here, a part of the delusion that is American exceptionalism, is why these lies continue to be proliferated. Misogyny is a global problem.
White men as props and accessories? I dig it!
Well, this is a lovely change!
Well, at least I didn’t have to say it. No, wait:
“… to a black woman.”
*briskly dusts off hands*
There we go.
Imagine the uproar if these kinds of pictures were shown in magazines all the time. But nobody bats a fucking eyelid when we do it to women. Everyone (men (white men)) would be up in arms about ~misandry~ and hypersexualization, but do these dudebro MRAs care that women are subjected to this type of imagery /reversed/ in our own magazines on every second goddamn page? Didn’t think so.
THAT is why these images showing the reversal is important. Dudes will cry “you won’t get people to join your cause if you respond to degradation of your gender by degrading another gender” - no, fuck you. We are sick of the constant hypersexualization, and one photoset relieving us of our plight that makes you uncomfortable is NOTHING compared to what we deal with every day.
You don’t realize the full extent of what is being done until the opposite is shown and breaks through your social programming.
There is nothing I do not love about this.
Major cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and even Houston have been declared by the Department of Homeland Security to be within the official 100 mile ‘border’ of the United States, subjecting 197 million citizens to electronic belonging searches without any suspicion.
What is happening?
how about no
CASUALLY NOTICE HOW THE EXCLUSION ZONES ARE HEAVILY POC-POPULATED….
Imagine if instead of shows like The Biggest Loser, they rounded up, like, twenty fat shaming bigot fuckwits and they had to go through rigorous therapy and ball breaking training to not be a piece of shit and then like two months later they walk down a runway as a decent human being
imagine that world
A little white girl says the word cunt, and the world falls over itself to clutch its pearls and say she should be sheltered from such vile language.
A little black (who is even younger) actually gets called the same word, and everyone’s like, “come on you guys, lighten up. it’s a joke.”