A Soliloquy of Sorts
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vampirebatatstuff:

Africa has a greater population than North and South America combined.  Asia has a greater population than the rest of the world combined.  But they’re still treated as a pair of internally homogenous entities, each with a single shared culture throughout the continent.

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whatfreshhellisthis:

Uhm this is some transmisogynistic bullshit why is it here

#transmisogyny#feminist vagina worship will never not be weird and awful
Um this is wrong on so many levels. 
1. Women are told from birth that their genitals are gross and wrong and disgusting. 
2. There is a whole market aimed at women to make their vulvas/vaginas more “acceptable”. From douches to plastic surgery to make your vagina “tighter”. It’s everywhere. 
3. Being proud of one’s vagina is saying Fuck You to all of the bullshit misogyny that the world throws at women for having vaginas. 
Men get to literally worship their penis and no one says anything, but the moment that women want to be proud of her vagina? 
Oh no, that’s transmisogyny. 
Bullshit. 

iamayoungfeminist:

whatfreshhellisthis:

Uhm this is some transmisogynistic bullshit why is it here

Um this is wrong on so many levels. 

1. Women are told from birth that their genitals are gross and wrong and disgusting. 

2. There is a whole market aimed at women to make their vulvas/vaginas more “acceptable”. From douches to plastic surgery to make your vagina “tighter”. It’s everywhere. 

3. Being proud of one’s vagina is saying Fuck You to all of the bullshit misogyny that the world throws at women for having vaginas. 

Men get to literally worship their penis and no one says anything, but the moment that women want to be proud of her vagina? 

Oh no, that’s transmisogyny. 

Bullshit. 

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The most appropriate use of these lyrics ever.

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angrywocunited:

White Man from San Diego Waves Gun Around Small Children In Confrontation With Police and Is Taken Into Custody Alive.  

This white man walked towards the police with a gun pointed at them and they spend half an hour talking to him before they shoot him one time. If he had been a black man, they would’ve shot him dead. Before you police apologists claim this man has a history of mental illness (he does) that’s why the police was lenient,  Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man, was recently killed by the LAPD. 

Uh…

Haha like. … what. …

This is. .. this is it. This is what we talk about.

This is white privilege

This is literally the perfect representation of what white privilege is.

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zubat:

Seriously. Some of you guys are goddamn hypocrites.

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So this is mostly in reference to this post. (Permalink: Img 1, Img 2), but it got long so I wanted to put it in its own post so it could be cut. 

Anyhoo, Beauty and the Beast is pretty much my least favorite Disney movie and that little essay highlights why. 

I think it’s true that it’s a story about the ostracized, and about the bullying being normalized, but I think it would be a lot stronger of a story if Beast wasn’t a bully himself that thinks locking people up because he’s in a bad mood is a-okay. 

Or if, at the very least, that it’d have been better if he didn’t change just because of Belle but because he realized he was a tool due to her fear and wanted to be a better dude in general. Because it’s very much framed as him wanting to change just to be loved not because he realized that he was a jerk on the whole.

The whole thing got me sitting down and thinking about stories of the exiled and ostracized and redemption arcs and I came up with a perfect example of one done right, that acts as a good contrast to the Beast’s story. If you want a cartoon arc of someone starting as an angry bully because they’ve been disfigured and rejected by a bullying society, exiled from the rest of the world as an outcast, then changing to be a better person who rejects a bullying philosophy and fights back against bullies just because it’s the right thing to do… 

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I can’t stand it when people hate on TV shows or movies for “having diversity for the sake of diversity,” as if no one in the world has a friend group that is not all-white and all-straight. As if diversity only exists as an abstract concept.

Like I am a half-Asian, half-white butch lesbian and my best friends are a bisexual black woman, an Eastern European lesbian, a Greek Jewish straight man, a bisexual South Asian woman, and my one really close Anglo-Saxon white guy friend who is pansexual. Where is our American TV show about our hilarious misadventures as we navigate in a heteronormative, racist world but also can’t decide which video game we should play together at sleepovers?

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Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home
‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ Police pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.
A North Carolina teen was recently assaulted and pepper sprayed by police in his own home, after he was mistaken for a burglar.  18-year-old DeShawn Currie has been living with foster parents Ricky and Stacy Tyler in Wake County, North Carolina for about a year.
The Tylers love DeShawn as their own son and they have taken him into their home, in hopes to provide him the safe and loving environment that he needs to thrive in the most important years of his life.
Unfortunately, some of the Tyler’s neighbors were not familiar with the family dynamics of the home, and decided to call the police to report a burglary when they saw the young man entering his home after school one day.  DeShawn did not climb through a window or struggle to get inside, but simply walked through the unlocked door of the home.  The only thing that actually made his neighbors suspicious, was the color of his skin.
When police arrived on the scene they treated DeShawn like a criminal without asking any questions.
“They was like, ‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ I was like, ‘Why are y’all in here?” DeShawn said in an interview.
When DeShawn asked the officers why they were in his home, they pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.
“I’m feeling comfortable, I had moved into my room, and I’m feeling like I’m loved. And then when they come in and they just profile me and say that I’m not who I am. And that I do not stay here because there was white kids on the wall, that really made me mad,” DeShawn later told reporters.
During the entire altercation, police were shouting profanity at the young man, and pointing multiple guns at his face.  When DeShawn stood firm and insisted that he was in fact in his own home, police attacked him with pepper spray.
When Stacy Tyler came home from work she saw her son DeShawn in the driveway being treated by paramedics for the injuries that police had inflicted.
“My 5-year-old last night, she looked at me and said, ‘Mama I don’t understand why they hated our brother, and they had to come in and hurt him,” Stay Tyler told reporters.
“Everything that we’ve worked so hard for in the past years was stripped away yesterday in just a matter of moments,” father Ricky Tyler added.
The police department has defended their actions, saying that that DeShawn did not obey the officer’s orders to the letter, despite the fact that they were intruders in his home and had no right to be there barking orders at him.

weloveinterracial:

Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home

‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ Police pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.

A North Carolina teen was recently assaulted and pepper sprayed by police in his own home, after he was mistaken for a burglar.  18-year-old DeShawn Currie has been living with foster parents Ricky and Stacy Tyler in Wake County, North Carolina for about a year.

The Tylers love DeShawn as their own son and they have taken him into their home, in hopes to provide him the safe and loving environment that he needs to thrive in the most important years of his life.

Unfortunately, some of the Tyler’s neighbors were not familiar with the family dynamics of the home, and decided to call the police to report a burglary when they saw the young man entering his home after school one day.  DeShawn did not climb through a window or struggle to get inside, but simply walked through the unlocked door of the home.  The only thing that actually made his neighbors suspicious, was the color of his skin.

When police arrived on the scene they treated DeShawn like a criminal without asking any questions.

“They was like, ‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ I was like, ‘Why are y’all in here?” DeShawn said in an interview.

When DeShawn asked the officers why they were in his home, they pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.

“I’m feeling comfortable, I had moved into my room, and I’m feeling like I’m loved. And then when they come in and they just profile me and say that I’m not who I am. And that I do not stay here because there was white kids on the wall, that really made me mad,” DeShawn later told reporters.

During the entire altercation, police were shouting profanity at the young man, and pointing multiple guns at his face.  When DeShawn stood firm and insisted that he was in fact in his own home, police attacked him with pepper spray.

When Stacy Tyler came home from work she saw her son DeShawn in the driveway being treated by paramedics for the injuries that police had inflicted.

“My 5-year-old last night, she looked at me and said, ‘Mama I don’t understand why they hated our brother, and they had to come in and hurt him,” Stay Tyler told reporters.

“Everything that we’ve worked so hard for in the past years was stripped away yesterday in just a matter of moments,” father Ricky Tyler added.

The police department has defended their actions, saying that that DeShawn did not obey the officer’s orders to the letter, despite the fact that they were intruders in his home and had no right to be there barking orders at him.

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abbygubler:

If you’re mad at her, you don’t understand it.  White people are trying to remove themselves from all people of color.  Let me show you why this is true.  You’ve heard of Asian-americans or African Americans or Mexican Americans.  But how about a European American?  Have you ever heard someone say they’re Canadian American? or European American? Probably not.  White people can just call themselves American, even if their ancestry has not been in America for long.  If your great-grandparents moved because of the potato famine, you don’t call yourselves Irish American, you have lived your entire life in the United States, you call yourself an American.  But now, take someone whose ancestry is linked to some of the first slaves in the colonies, and they still call themselves African-American.  Doesn’t matter if they’ve never stepped foot on the continent and share no cultural link, other than pigment, with any society in Africa, they still have to identify with African.  

What’s most infuriating is that even people who are the ultimate Americans: Native Americans.  They were in the Americas while ass backwards Europe was accusing (and burning) women of being witches.  THEY, of all people, shouldn’t have to specify their identity as an American, but NO they have to be labeled with something else.  

Raven Symone is an absolute star.  She has my total respect for standing up like this, and I hope her so much happiness with her girlfriend.  I wish she was still on television, she taught me so much , even if it was all from a disney show

THANK YOU!!!^^^ idk why this was so difficult to understand, she explained herself well, but yes!!!!!^^^

-m

Did y’all just gloss over the part of her interview where she called herself colorless likeeeee…….its not about the specifier in front of African American, its about her specific antiblack statements likeeeeeeee

yall and her can miss me with the bullshit

and op is not even black

bitch. you. thought.

Yeah for real, op is completely glossing over what contextually makes Simone’s statement extremely dubious; she’s not coming from a place of trying to reclaim the title “American” that has often been reserved for white people, she’s deliberately removing any association of blackness from herself in any way, which is the problem.

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queenfoisback:

So the fact that entire continents only get one princess to represent them wasn’t enough, these crackers decided to make even those princesses white too. 

But ya know, just like they said about white princess Tiana “its important for girls, regardless of race, to feel represented in movies for kids” which is why we need to change every woc princess to white. Yep. Thats right. White girls are under represented. Change all woc to white. That is how you make young girls feel represented

what the fuck is this bullshit
are they going to ignore aurora and snow white and ariel and the whole bunch like fuck that noise

wtf they legit made all the most beautiful disney princesses ugly :/

I swear whites feel the need to take over everything and ruin it.
- Ingrid

People do shit like this purposefully to be incendiary.

It’s not enough that these mothafuckas got the whole damn Disney Princess franchise no they wanna take my PoC babies too? Fuck no, earrings are coming off in this bitch! 

Ew.

This shit is beyond appalling

Dudes

THIS IS FROM A SATIRE CLICKHOLE ARTICLE. Clickhole is literally a site with satire stuff. How can you read those captions and not clearly see that they are trying to make a point about how it’s actually ridiculous to make the princesses of color white? They deliberately look ugly in order to illustrate that point. Please always check your source and check your context. Whitewashing WOC is a real thing but this is not an actual example of that.

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