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.
bracing for hate
"you love me, and you’re gay" from last week
you love me: fact
you’re gay:…………………………………ehermmmmmmmmmmm *side eye to that*
we got plenty of evidence that Ian is gay no exceptions
he doesn’t even like lady mouth parts, which, to be fair are pretty much the same as guy mouth parts
i think the only thing we can say for sure about mickey is that he’s a slut
i’m not saying it’s some
i just mean
there’s been nothing even implied that he sleeps with various women solely for the purpose of keeping up appearances
usually that is made quite clear in a story
it hasn’t even come up, like at all
Ian all hurt: you sleeping with her?
Mickey: *confused* everybody fucks her……………….. *still confused*
we know mickey has got serious hang up’s because of his seriously fucked up father
having being fucked up the ass listed as one of your favorite pass times doesn’t shove you on the 6 end of the kinsey scale
we got evidence for homoflexible at best
in love with ian
ugh, they are the reason i watch this show
This may be an unpopular opinion and usually after that statement i say things like but this is how i feel or well i think this is a good perspective or so forth but i’m gonna say right now
everyone else is fucking wrong
THE LAST THING YOU SHOULD DO ANY ANY SITUATION IS STOP LISTENING. NOT LISTENING TO SOMEONE IS NEVER THE ANSWER
SO YOU’RE FUCKING WRONG
you always listen always always always
Reading jezebels take on it now
and i already feel a gazillion times more educated on why men think it’s a good idea to rape women and i already now am forming arguments/tactics on what to say/do tell other women to say/do in situations like these
But here’s the obvious thing that i hope should go without saying if not from any perspective but from a wartime perspective
YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT THE FUCK THE “ENEMY” IS THINKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how are you going to defeat them if you don’t know what is going on in their crazy little heads????
the obvious solution > the point of my fucking blog (sorry people have me fumed)is to change the culture so that women and [insert minoritized population here] can be seen as human and as a result get treated as such i.e. not raped
listening to men won’t stop men from raping women no more than protests stop [insert cause here]
listening to rapists will reveal the thoughts motivations, instances, situations, backgrounds, influences that produce rape culture and give women a vocabulary to work with that translates into man speak so we can smash rape culture
should victims have a louder voice than rapists WELL YEA THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING
but as far as STOPPING RAPE?
i’m sorry to burst your bubble but the focus needs to be on males and how to stop them from raping people not listening to women AFTER they’ve been raped
victims stories are
but i’d prefer we focused our resources on men and their fucked up rape culture BEFORE they turn women into victims
this is probably the only time i’m going to say we need to focus resources on men
but it is my position that rape is not a female problem is a male problem.
for the obvious reason that we’re not the motherfuckers raping people, we don’t need to change our behavior they need to change theirs and in order for that to happen we need to know exactly why they are doing this shit in the first place
something much more specific and tangible than blah blah blah rape culture that billboard objectifies women
For some reason today I can’t even get through the first four minutes of criminal minds
Damn CM I just sat down with my food, can we please just leave the misogyny stuff to when you start hacking us up into little pieces, damn
well past halfway through Merlin (middle of season three)
……and it still appears to hate women, and it’s pretty fucking racist
hoping praying for improvement
all the women are evil
except for the whole virginal dead mother trope
- no rationale
not on the wrong side of the fight
not justified in their anger
Just pure fucking evil
oh wait one chick merlin was crushin on was not evil she was just a viscous murdering monster that had to be killed - GOOD TIMES
even gwen cooper is evil!
the only non evil one is the other gwen
sorry that’s not her
she’s just so happy to wait on the royal family i get a bit confused
there we are
so the morale of this lovely series seems to be
so i really don’t think it’s going to improve
damn if they weren’t so freakin adorable together
this concludes my summarization of how dissapointing Merlin is
thank you, good day
Sorry in advance this is a rant mostly about my tired ass school, more than this dumbass but not really YOU’RE a dumbass. People have already destroyed this but not enough, so lemme help. BTW. I am not a poor black kid, either.
President Obama gave an excellent speech last week in Kansas about inequality in America.
“This is the defining issue of our time.” He said. “This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and for all those who are fighting to get into the middle class. Because what’s at stake is whether this will be a country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home, secure their retirement.”
He’s right. The spread between rich and poor has gotten wider over the decades. And the opportunities for the 99% have become harder to realize.
The President’s speech got me thinking. My kids are no smarter than similar kids their age from the inner city. My kids have it much easier than their counterparts from West Philadelphia. The world is not fair to those kids mainly because they had the misfortune of being born two miles away into a more difficult part of the world and with a skin color that makes realizing the opportunities that the President spoke about that much harder. This is a fact. In 2011.
I am not a poor black kid. I am a middle aged white guy who comes from a middle class white background. So life was easier for me. But that doesn’t mean that the prospects are impossible for those kids from the inner city. It doesn’t mean that there are no opportunities for them. Or that the 1% control the world and the rest of us have to fight over the scraps left behind. I don’t believe that. I believe that everyone in this country has a chance to succeed. Still. In 2011. Even a poor black kid in West Philadelphia.
Born and raised? In the playground, spending days?
It takes brains.
What if your dumb? No offense, but seriously. If you have a learning disability, self education is near impossible without proper resources
It takes hard work. It takes a little luck.
how the fuck am i supposed to get that? Can i pick it up at the store?
And a little help from others.
All the others i know are also po’ and black, they ain’t got shit neither
It takes the ability and the know-how to use the resources that are available. Like technology. As a person who sells and has worked with technology all my life I also know this.
Technology costs money asshole.
If I was a poor black kid I would first and most importantly work to make sure I got the best grades possible.
If you were a poor black kid you probably have a serious complex of your intelligence level. Every study that’s ever been on the topic proves black kids test as well as white counterparts when it’s an assignment but when you call it a “examination” our scores tank same way white kids b-ball skills tank when you “test” them against black kids, but never mind the stereotypes with the real world consequences on our our marks.
If you were poor black or not your family works 12 hours a day and doesn’t have time to help you with your homework and studies show that parental involvement is the number one indicator for how well students do in school. And I do mean NO time. One of my parental units worked 12 hour shifts for a spell, left before I got up for school in the morning got home after I went to bed, literally would have never seen each other on work days, let alone had time to study for two hours a night.
I was reading before I was four, how? BOTH my fucking parents read to me every goddamed day didn’t they? They had TIME for that shit. What the fuck can you say to a parent about teaching their kids when they work six days a week leave home at 6 get home at ten? They got one day to teach their kid every thing for the week, not how it works son, homework is everyday. Tutors are a legit option but not a viable substitute for parents, that’s just the facts.
I would make it my #1 priority to be able to read sufficiently. I wouldn’t care if I was a student at the worst public middle school in the worst inner city.
What the fuck does that even mean what is your deal?If your school is crappy, it will effect your education. Shit books, no books, no other supplies, can’t take the books home, shit teachers, teachers that are good but don’t give a shit about you.
[ I literally had a teacher that was so racist and has so low expectations of me cause I was black, that on day one he told my(and all the other kids of color), then mousey ass, that if we didn’t cause any trouble we wouldn’t have to do any work and we would get a C for the year. I think that was the time when i stopped being mousey. In my head I was like bitch i got a 3.7gpa and my girl to my right (also black ovbs) is literally the smartest person is this school (valedictorian later on, everybody knew it already tho)]
Okay also Dangerous fucking area, unsafe working environment, unhealthy working environment > shit food. You can’t expect these children to learn anything on what they feed us Cream cheese and hot cheetos? That’s like putting sugar water into a Ferrari and expecting it to go. No fucking access to information regarding college, no fucking classes to take that can prep you for college. No money to take the test to prove what you learned in class AP TESTS costs like 100$ ea when I was in school muthafucka. Everything above sans the violence was about MY SCHOOL may I repeat, I AM NOT POOR OR WAS RAISED IN A SHIT NEIGHBORHOOD. How the fuck do poor kids do it, well i’m afraid they usually don’t and i am not surprised.
Even the worst have their best. And the very best students, even at the worst schools, have more opportunities. Getting good grades is the key to having more options. With good grades you can choose different, better paths. If you do poorly in school, particularly in a lousy school, you’re severely limiting the limited opportunities you have.
And I would use the technology available to me as a student. I know a few school teachers and they tell me that many inner city parents usually have or can afford cheap computers and internet service nowadays. That because (and sadly) it’s oftentimes a necessary thing to keep their kids safe at home then on the streets. And libraries and schools have computers available too. Computers can be purchased cheaply at outlets like TigerDirect and Dell’s Outlet. Professional organizations like accountants and architects often offer used computers from their members, sometimes at no cost at all.
they givin out free computers now, is that what’s goin down? sign me up, free internet too? This is some SUPER Privileged bullshit people who can’t eat proper food do not have a couple hundred to drop on a pc, dumb shit. 40% of the country still doesn’t’ have regular internet access (have to double check on that one off the top of my head)
If I was a poor black kid I’d use the free technology available to help me study. I’d become expert at Google Scholar. I’d visit study sites like SparkNotes andCliffsNotes to help me understand books. I’d watch relevant teachings onAcademic Earth, TED and the Khan Academy. (I say relevant because some of these lectures may not be related to my work or too advanced for my age. But there are plenty of videos on these sites that are suitable to my studies and would help me stand out.) I would also, when possible, get my books for free at Project Gutenberg and learn how to do research at the CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia to help me with my studies.
I don’t know what the fuck google scholar is but i’m on TED everyday and the only way that shit would help me is if i wrote and extra credit assignment on crazy awesome shit happening genius’ understand. What the fuck school you know that lets you use WIKI?, that’s the first thing they tell you. DO NOT use wiki. Project Gutenburg sounds hot also need internet. Do they have text books cause they change em every damn year so you have to get the updated version, which is always exactly the same as the new version. Look all this is dependent on if you have dough for a computer and internet access rite’ nuff said. Cliff notes and sparks notes just tell you the answers or provide cheat formula sheets they don’t explain shit to you do they? At least if you going to give good advice say like “rent the standard deviants” they do actually explain shit to you, or youtube your math problems, where some body will demo how to do shit, don’t just be like GOOGLE THAT MUTHAFUCKA, that’s not learning dude.
I would use homework tools like Backpack, and Diigo to help me store and share my work with other classmates. I would use Skype to study with other students who also want to do well in my school. I would take advantage of study websites like Evernote, Study Rails, Flashcard Machine, Quizlet, and free online calculators.
Is this easy? No it’s not. It’s hard. It takes a special kind of kid to succeed. And to succeed even with these tools is much harder for a black kid from West Philadelphia than a white kid from the suburbs. But it’s not impossible. The tools are there. The technology is there. And the opportunities there.
Even as i am writing i haven’t decided no - i have, i’mma tell you, the short version. In high school Me and my friends had to drive to the next city over and impersonate kids at the rich school to get information about scholarships, Yea we fucking crashed their scholarship info sessions, because our school is shit - again NOT pOOR. That means we had scrilla, and time (not working a job during school) and a car to go drive over to where the rich kids were at to figure out what the fuck the FAFSA was because our conseulours were SHIT and even if they weren’t shit there were only 3 of them there was 1,400 of us! We had to lobby our administration on a regular basis to not buy the dumb ass text books (they couldn’t afford nice ones) to not hire dumb ass teachers or at least get us the fuck out of their class and so on.
It’s not about just studying and getting good grades, using the technology that they bought with the imaginary money that these poor people have. It’s about literally fucking being aggressive in areas you have no business in. You know how many teachers meetings we crashed- or has spies in? We physically threatened the principal on SEVERAL OCCASIONS if they put us in classes we knew would fuck our shit up, or if teachers decided to continue throwing desks at students (long story). There is no way we shouldn’t have gotten suspend for all the shit we did just to fucking get ours, an education. and again, i will repeat working fucking middle class okay NOT POOR. How in the hell anybody below my income bracket gets anything done it beyond me seriously mad props to anybody who does that.
In Philadelphia, there are nationally recognized magnet schools like Central, Girls High and Masterman. These schools are free. But they are hard to get in to. You need good grades and good test scores. And there are also other good magnet and charter schools in the city. You also need good grades to get into those. In a school system that is so broken these are bright spots. Getting into one of these schools opens up a world of opportunities. More than 90% of the kids that go to Central go on to college. I would use the internet to research each one of these schools so I could find out how I could be admitted. I would find out the names of the admissions people and go to meet with them. If I was a poor black kid I would make it my goal to get into one of these schools.
This is where that luck part comes in right? I got into one of those Jr. high/middle schools and he’s fucking right. The middle school i went to was in a sketch ass area with sketch ass kids that i wouldn’t never hang out with, those sketch ass kids though, got good marks and stopped being fucking juvenile delinquents in school though. You know why? They had a decent fucking school, that’s how it works THEY ARE KIDS, they need a proper learning environment and adults that give a shit about them and SMALLER FUCKING CLASS SIZES AND COMPUTERS, we had all that. That’s what happens when you treat people well, they do well. You don’t go to a farmer on a shitty ass plot and be all “What the fuck is wrong with you, why you can’t grow food right?” you say “This soil is toxic as fuck,and there’s no goddamned sunlight, nothing can grow here, you need more time to restore the soil or move the fuck elsewhere”
Or even a private school. Most private schools I know are filled to the brim with the 1%. That’s because these schools are exclusive and expensive, costing anywhere between $20 and $50k per year. But there’s a secret about them. Most have scholarship programs. Most have boards of trustees that want to give opportunities to kids that can’t afford the tuition. Many would provide funding for not only tuition but also for transportation or even boarding. Trust me, they want to show diversity. They want to show smiling, smart kids of many different colors and races on their fundraising brochures. If I was a poor black kid I’d be using technology to research these schools on the internet, too, and making them know that I exist and that I get good grades and want to go to their school.
We have already established for the conditions for students to learn on their own is nire impossible, okay so grades, i don’t want to get started on bias racist testing methods. *ahem
unscramble this word
the answer is: coat
what kids like us will write: taco
And once admitted to one of these schools the first person I’d introduce myself to would be the school’s guidance counselor. This is the person who will one day help me go to a college. This is the person who knows everything there is to know about financial aid, grants, minority programs and the like. This is the person who may also know of job programs and co-op learning opportunities that I could participate in. This is the person who could help me get summer employment at a law firm or a business owned by the 1% where I could meet people and show off my stuff.
This is some fairy tale shit, i already said but i will stress> My guidance counselor was a dumbass who fucked up my schedule every damn year and i had to go back there and tell her to change that shit. They tried to trip me up talking bout “you can only have a certain number of visits ans only at these hours”. THE HELL change my fucking schedule. I’m not taking pre calc with this pervy ass muthafucka. I will come here every damn class period till you do. She never had any goddamn forms and didn’t know shit about scholarships. There is TONS of free money out there, and if we hadn’t impersonated students at the rich kids school down the way we wouldn’t know a damn thing about it. You know how many people i run into in college (that costs about a mid size car every year) that still don’t know there’s free money out there.
No way in hell i coulda got a job, specially not my home town, what if there are not jobs in the city. PHilly is hella big man, i lived in a small ass town, ain’t no decent career starting jobs there. i hate how much that person could have fucked up all our lives if we weren’t vigilant as shit, school counselors man, fucking nightmare.
We have four fucking amazing teachers ( in the four years) in high school that helped up out with all this (like lobbying for certain text books, or lobbying to extend payment periods for AP exams. One actually offered to pay for any kids who took their class but didn’t have the spends out of pocket. on a teachers salary) but we were all pro-active to the nth fucking degree, about everything.
If I was a poor black kid I would get technical. I would learn software. I would learn how to write code. I would seek out courses in my high school that teaches these skills or figure out where to learn more online. I would study on my own. I would make sure my writing and communication skills stay polished.
Because a poor black kid who gets good grades, has a part time job and becomes proficient with a technical skill will go to college. There is financial aid available. There are programs available. And no matter what he or she majors in that person will have opportunities. They will find jobs in a country of business owners like me who are starved for smart, skilled people. They will succeed.
President Obama was right in his speech last week. The division between rich and poor is a national problem. But the biggest challenge we face isn’t inequality. It’s ignorance. So many kids from West Philadelphia don’t even know these opportunities exist for them. Many come from single-parent families whose mom or dad (or in many cases their grand mom) is working two jobs to survive and are just (understandably) too plain tired to do anything else in the few short hours they’re home. Many have teachers who are overburdened and too stressed to find the time to help every kid that needs it. Many of these kids don’t have the brains to figure this out themselves – like my kids. Except that my kids are just lucky enough to have parents and a well-funded school system around to push them in the right direction.
Technology can help these kids. But only if the kids want to be helped. Yes, there is much inequality. But the opportunity is still there in this country for those that are smart enough to go for it.
The ending was cool about ignorance and then he killed it and was a dumbass again with WANT to be helped.
Just so you know dude.You are never allowed to speak on this topic again.
-small town, middle class black girl
Santana was bi
*pardon me while i hate on mono people
It comes down to loyalty, Santana screwed every single hot guy at that school, but now that she is in love with Brittney -she’s gay? FUCK YOU.
She’s in love with the bimbo and monogamous.
FUCK you glee, i wants my peeps back
if she was non-mono we wouldn’t be in dis mess- juz sayin
stop with the whimpering already!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so sick of this weaker species bullshit
every time i am watching a show where something get’s shot up - which is always
i have to see women cowering in the corner or screaming
and some fucking guy holding his hand over her mouth
or women being useless and standing there not being proactive when teh gunman is in the room
FUCK every show ever made
ladies we have no heroes we are all cowards
thank you anythign on tv/big screen
we have to make our own action movies
we have a major health care push
no major mental health care push
i’d think some group somewhere would be interested in at leas making sure our soldiers coming home from all these goddamn wars aren’t crazy pants
we all know they mostly end up homeless with a nice case of ptsd
but internal head wounds aren’t covered
seriously occupy WS just marched to a hospital
where’s the mental health care march?
maybe i should start one
we have a lot of crazy homeless people
i’m one of those crazy people that has a home- still.
If I was guy i’m pretty sure i’d be a rapist or something. It’s no wonder women hate themselves so.
Cop show after cop show. Guy standing over naked dead woman. GRIM’s promo poster is exactly that.There are never any lady cop’s standing over naked guys going “He sustained fifty cuts and excessive force is indicated by the heavy bruising- there is also evidence of rape.” I KNOW that there is an aspect of reality to cop shows but sci/fi fantasy stuff can kiss my ass, no excuses.
If there are any women on any show in any position of authority it is always relational.
There are a handful of shows now a days that have kick ass women, but only if they are alone when a male villain is present.
I call it conditional badassery. She can beat up like 5 guys at once by herself but if the male protagoniost is arrives suddenly she gets knocked out or sucker punched or something, as if she just forgot how to fight in the presence of other male protagonists.
There’s never any rescuing of the guys by other guys either! I just finished watching a show there are no strong female leads (that’s not my point today) but the male protagonist is always saving women. In the latest episode the he had to help a guy, but unlike all of the other episodes in which there was physical rescuing involved e.x. saving from drowning, or digging out of graves. There was none of that, the male was never physically removed from any danger and the guy died!
It was almost as if the show was literally saying I’d rather die than be emasculated. Guys can’t even save other guys anymore, jeezus.
It’s insane i heard salt which looked crappy, but i never saw - but the book anyways had a scene where in one instance salt > ya know the main fucking character was supposed to save her male counter part or something but the directors removed it to avoid emasculation.
The very idea that a guy getting rescued by a female is emasculating is insulting to begin with.
We’re cops, we’re soldiers, we are firemen (yes i use men, i like the term - it comes from HUMAN get over it, the wo is a qualifier for the type of human you are) so your going to have to get saved okay GET THE FUCK OVER IT. It doesn’t make you weak it makes her badass!
And guess what! I’ve seen it in person. A guy gets saved by a girl his head doesn’t explode, he doesn’t feel ashamed, he says HOLY SHIT I COULD HAVE DIED THANK YOU.
end of story.