I’m sorry, but no.To all those people who said that nobody wants to talk about any issues but their own. You’re fucking wrong I’mma tell you right now
I’m queer and I’m black (Intersectionality bitch! It’s a thing)
and marriage in CA was all over the fuckin news everybody and they mama were clebratin and or hatin on that one. I just came back from pride. Strangers, happy for us, n everything.
The VRA, got shit coverage. Liberals & Progressives wanna talk like somebody covered it. Muthafucka the people YOU know covered it, you’re an insider who is already on the side of justice. Of course the motherfuckers you know covered it. I can think of 8 important people right off my head that covered it. NOT GOOD ENOUGH. I love Chris Hayes and the like and they were, in fact , screaming bloody murder and will I have no doubt continue to. And I am grateful for that. However
I want you to look me in the face and tell me my right to marry and have said benefits federally recognized is more important than my and every other POC/disadvantaged persons right to vote.
Get the fuck out of here with that mess. There was no adequate coverage done for what may in fact be the demise of the equal voting system that we are striving for. How can you equate the two?
Legal unions over the ability to participate in our democracy, on what planet would that be a bargain you would strike? Hell, It’s still legal to get fired for being suspected of being gay in most parts of the country, even that’s more important than the benefits [albethey important and will be more important in the face of say children, hospital visits and the desire to file joint tax returns, none of which I personally have to deal with right now] But objectively the point is my ability to vote would give me legal to rights to all the aforementioned shit that I want. The ability to marry is not going to give me the ability to vote.
CNN is the fucking worst
I just feel so fucking bad for those young men they have to register as sex offenders after they kidnapped and raped a young woman.
One of broke down and cried in court. The other one looked mildly uncomfortable and to apologize.
They had such promising future’s being valued members of the school football team and the self named school rape squad.
One of them has to go away to juvenile detention center for two whole years.
I AM GOING TO VOMIT
- we’re in danger of undermining what America stands for.
I need someone who monitors all msm coverage to make a chart and tell me what the numbers are for hours covered and by which station.
So far what we can say anecdotally is that the auroroa shooting got two weeks of round the clock coverage and the temple got what a day and a half?
So the last what three of four big stories going around have been
These all have the exact same underlying thread of cultural bias. So as much as is
saddens me pisses me off, kills me that they occurred. The fact that they occurred at the same time has allowed some people to connect the dots.
These preconceived notions that we have in our head are just that, preconceived. Before they come near us they were fabricated and sold to us by the main stream media, who are either
lazy and would go with a convenient story,
greedy, and would alter the facts to fit into some narrative to sell more shit
culpable, and put good people in bad places for their own ends
They no longer concern themselves with the truth, only on what makes them money, and keeps them in position. They will happily paint, poor, black, differently abled, and [insert non-normative behavioral aspect here] any way they chose and have you take it as truth. Normally no ones care but now you can clearly see the consequences of such actions, Namely, people’s lives.
Representation matters. These are not tragedies, there are people who must be held responsible, they are in your TV’s, your magazines, your radio’s, your billboards, your computers they sell you wars over seas and conflict in your neighborhoods. They are the media conglomerate run by old rich cis-white males who don’t give a damn about how what they produce effects everybody else- or even other cis-white males for that matter. They do this for money and position, without regard for others. They are not your friends. Turn them off, don’t buy them off the shelves, tune in to independent sources who are accountable to the people. We are all affected, we are all people.
OK OK OK this is in reference to the Trayvon Martin case in which everyone agrees that the kid was shot because he was black or looked suspicious
what I and some others are trying to argue is that he looked suspicious cause he was black and there are people out there with a vested interest in equating the two. This is problematic in average everyday life as it can result in for example not getting hired for a job// in this extreme cause the perpetuation of the “scary black man” mythos gets a child murdered.
So the question is not. Whether or not Zimmy here is a an actual i hate black people racist but how can we address the structural racism that exists within our society that infiltrates our mind and mostly causes people to want to shoot us.
I have already posted this clip a lot earlier but i think it is the perfect example and HOPEFULLY should explicate how such mythos function in our society whether the individual has personal hate feelings or is just crazy paranoid
Did we get all that? This idea of the scary black man operates in our society even in other black men yea??? K, good. And it is perpetuated by the media. It has REAL CONSEQUENCES people die or get held back in school, or never get that job, or just generally walk around mentally unsound internally hating themselves on some level. This is how oppression operates. This is how representation dictates our interactions with other human beings. This is why we are here. This is also and awesome fucking sketch.
The most unsettling thing about the latest anti birth control GOP and the Rush Limbaugh drama is that everyone has been attacking GOP men for saying that
the pill is letting women have all this sex because they take birth control everyday
basically affirming that they think “the pill” works like Viagra, [you don’t take it per sexual encounter]. Instead of asking the question.
What exactly is wrong with women having sex all the time, how ever much they want, whenever they want, without the worry of getting pregnant?
“Kony 2012 Video is Some Bull”
Here I am, thinking I’m doing something nice and helpful, and then I see this video.
I no longer know what to think. I apologize if this is true. -_-;
GOD BLESS HER.
Interesting perspective from a Ugandan.
The important thing is to do some actual research, perhaps listen to a few actual Ugandans, and do some background checks before plowing your money into any organization, especially one that pays its founder over $90,000 a year.
I am trying to avoid commenting this whole Kony 2012 thing i reblogged something earlier, I think this video is a good edition. Still my thoughts remain the same- Please nobody take this as a direct response to the video. The following is about the Kony 2012 campaign and all other activist struggles with issue visibility but you should watch the vid cause she’s cool.