ecklecticsoul:

{Strolling Series by Cecile Emeke}

Sexism, Patriarchy, Racism and Colonialsm. Full Discourse

soulbrotherv2:

Black Revolutionary Heroes

(Source: revolutionary-afrolatino)

im-so-confused-about-everything:

you know, black widow is a hard character to write and it’s not like they have a script just lying around-

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well they can’t have had that for long-

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it’s been such a long time though, i’m sure he doesn’t still want to do it-

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well, it’s also not like there was ever another script in development before or anything-

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but does she have any history of working well with Marvel and writing a great movie with a plot that seemed like a hard sell-

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it’ll be hard to find a director though, that will have to bear the responsibility of directing the first Marvel female-led movie-

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but is she a strong character who has been established in several other hugely successful/well-received movies and played by one of the most bankable actresses in the world-

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then again, maybe she doesn’t even want to do a black widow movie-

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wow, so what the fans have to say actually matters?! that’s great! so they might listen to us and-

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but they do supposedly have movies planned up until 2028, we must at least be getting one black widow movie at some point-

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but wait-

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(x,x,x,x,x,x,x)

thesoundofonebrainthinking:

People in Ferguson Still Need Help!

This website contains a wealth of useful information on ways to help the people in Ferguson, how you can organize and participate locally, and helps to spread the word and keep the message strong. 

penicillium-pusher:

"If you can’t afford birth control pills, just don’t have sex!"

*deep inhale*

The birth control pill has many uses other than simple birth control (I know, the name is misleading). Most people who go on the pill do it for reasons other than preventing pregnancy. Extremely painful cramps, irregular period cycle, heavy flows, and acne are amongst just a few things the pill can help regulate. 

Thank you.

spitblaze:

TIM IS TAKING ALL OF THIS IN PERFECT STRIDE THIS MAN IS A GOD YOU GO TIM DON’T LET THE MANBABIES GET YOU DOWN
spitblaze:

TIM IS TAKING ALL OF THIS IN PERFECT STRIDE THIS MAN IS A GOD YOU GO TIM DON’T LET THE MANBABIES GET YOU DOWN
spitblaze:

TIM IS TAKING ALL OF THIS IN PERFECT STRIDE THIS MAN IS A GOD YOU GO TIM DON’T LET THE MANBABIES GET YOU DOWN
spitblaze:

TIM IS TAKING ALL OF THIS IN PERFECT STRIDE THIS MAN IS A GOD YOU GO TIM DON’T LET THE MANBABIES GET YOU DOWN
spitblaze:

TIM IS TAKING ALL OF THIS IN PERFECT STRIDE THIS MAN IS A GOD YOU GO TIM DON’T LET THE MANBABIES GET YOU DOWN
spitblaze:

TIM IS TAKING ALL OF THIS IN PERFECT STRIDE THIS MAN IS A GOD YOU GO TIM DON’T LET THE MANBABIES GET YOU DOWN
spitblaze:

TIM IS TAKING ALL OF THIS IN PERFECT STRIDE THIS MAN IS A GOD YOU GO TIM DON’T LET THE MANBABIES GET YOU DOWN
spitblaze:

TIM IS TAKING ALL OF THIS IN PERFECT STRIDE THIS MAN IS A GOD YOU GO TIM DON’T LET THE MANBABIES GET YOU DOWN

spitblaze:

TIM IS TAKING ALL OF THIS IN PERFECT STRIDE THIS MAN IS A GOD YOU GO TIM DON’T LET THE MANBABIES GET YOU DOWN

jessethorn:

The Raiders’ Maurice Jones-Drew - a touchdown capped with a “Hands Up - Don’t Shoot” pose.

“I am raising three African American boys,” Jones-Drew told the Chronicle. “Whenever you see things like that … and it’s not just Ferguson, I was in Jacksonville when Trayvon Martin happened, I was in Jacksonville when the gas station shooting over the loud music happened. Those things touch home.

“I definitely wanted to show the people out in Ferguson and around the world that as athletes, we understand and we try to do whatever we can to make a statement. If we could do more, we would.”

A little more in the San Francisco Chronicle.

cracked:

If you get to carry a gun and break traffic laws, you might need to make a conscious effort to otherwise be a regular Joe.

4 Weird Decisions That Have Made Modern Cops Terrifying

#4. Cops Separate Themselves From the Community

To someone on the outside, one of the most baffling parts of the Ferguson Police Department’s response to their shooting of an unarmed teenager was when they refused to name the officer who pulled the trigger. “If we come out and say, ‘It was this officer,’ then he immediately becomes a target,” the Ferguson, MO police chief said, about officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot 18 year-old Mike Brown. “We’re taking the threats seriously.” The reason it seemed strange is because it implied that the cops don’t see themselves as part of the community. In a perfect world, the police chief should look at a dead kid and be like, “Wow, this whole town needs to work together to figure out what happened here, because a child is dead, and that is unacceptable.” But instead he prioritized the comfort and security of his officer over the comfort and security of his community, which … okay, non-rhetorical question: Isn’t that literally the opposite of his job?

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0kukan:

tfcj:

All I can say is…wow. Not a good feeling. 

Officer Darren Wilson’s gofundme has more money donated than Michael Brown’s memorial fund. White privilege at it’s finest. 

I don’t usually post about stuff like this, but please share this in hopes of more people donating to Michael Brown’s family. You can find the gofundme page: here.

Michael Brown’s family’s gofundme pages is one of the few 100% verified donation sites. If you’re going to donate to one thing please donate there.

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This? Is why I think it’s vital that we fight for diverse literature in schools. When the book-banning folks come out, it’s so often to shut down a person belonging to a minority group speaking about experiences that make people uncomfortable. Of course we are uncomfortable. We are complicit. It takes discomfort to impel change.

Not all kids will get a real picture of the world at home; I certainly didn’t. Those kids may go on to be the next generation of oppressors, having been taught lies that cause them to see minorities as subhuman, unless they have outside influences to show them otherwise. It matters that they read books by African-Americans, by women, by LGBT authors. It matters that they gain empathy and experience others’ lives.

It matters that they become uncomfortable enough to change.

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groovypine:

just gonna give $100k to this dude who murdered an unarmed black kid. why? nah he doesn’t need financial support or anything, he’s on paid leave right now, but yknow. just want to throw my hard-earned money at murderers because i’m literal human filth

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One recent example of how racialized bodies are abused happened recently. At the New Chaucer Society Conference, I spent a portion of my conference tweeting one night at #NCS14 in a “twitter rant” or “PSA.” In it, I related the incident of another junior colleague who had an incident happen to her at one of the NCS cocktail hours. In it, a cisgendered, male, able-bodied, and white junior colleague decided to articulate vocally his surprise that she, a WOC (woman of color) medievalist, had such a “good job.”

Likewise, he also proceeded to school her in how she should be a medievalist by suggesting that she should teach “ethnic fantasy literature” to undergraduate students. My colleague replied, I have neither expertise in ethnic literature nor in fantasy fiction. However, even this clear response did not seem to stop this male white medievalist from explaining her place in the academic world. And her place is apparently not one of authority in medieval studies—where she has completed a Ph.D., written peer-reviewed articles, and obtained an academic job—entirely because her body is non-normative.

Intersectional racism/sexism means that my colleague’s non-normative body will always have questions and “advice” like this lobbed at her (and yes, also lobbed at me). Likewise, no one will ever ask or “advise” this white, male, cisgendered, able-bodied white junior faculty member to teach ethnic fantasy literature or wonder surprisingly or loudly about the fact that he has obtained a tenure-track job in medieval studies. This is a classic example of white, male privilege. And yes, his comments to my WOC colleague are a form of racism (racial/gendered microaggressions). The structures within academia and our field have imagined authority as white, male, upper-middle class, and cisgendered. Divergence from this standard operating body is imagined as a disturbance.

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kittydoom:

salon:

We dare you to say we don’t live in a rape culture.

Amazingly, not The Onion:
“[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”
kittydoom:

salon:

We dare you to say we don’t live in a rape culture.

Amazingly, not The Onion:
“[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”

kittydoom:

salon:

We dare you to say we don’t live in a rape culture.

Amazingly, not The Onion:

“[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”

  • Male Rapper: *releases song about drugs and money and murder and theft and having side-bitches and disrespecting women*
  • Everybody: cool
  • Nicki Minaj: *releases song about butts*
  • Everybody: WOW WHAT A WHORE OH MY GOD NICKI MINAJ IS AWFUL WHAT A BAD EXAMPLE HOLY SHIT THIS IS THE DECLINE OF MANKIND WHAT HAS MUSIC COME TO OH LORD THIS IS TEACHING YOUNG GIRLS TO BE SLUTS I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS BACK IN MY DAY WE HAD GOOD MUSIC NOW THIS IS JUST A DISASTER EDEN HAS FALLEN AND SOON THE DEVIL WILL CLAIM OUR CHILDREN AND GIVE WOMEN THE ABILITY TO FREELY EXPRESS SEXUALITY IN THE MEDIA