George Bush doing the ice bucket challenge thing is really unsettling to me because it’s all over my dashboard right now and I truly don’t understand why people on this website now seem to think of him as America’s goofy uncle that does bad paintings you do remember who he is right?
social injustice affects everyone on a daily basis. if you think an issue of social injustice doesn’t affect you, that means it affects you positively.
Tonight’s Gender of the Night: The upper circles of hell.
not sure I actually got anywhere with mom, or if she’ll relay anything I said to her to dad, but damn it, I tried.
tired still, more exhausted now than before. will try to sleep i guess. goodnight you lovely ppl
I’m not sure if this is common knowledge so I’m just going to say this in case it’s not:
If you blog about feminism, racism, etc (i.e. about oppression and activism), please block johnnysjetpack. They go into people’s inboxes and message them slurs and other disgusting things. Their other blog is jetpack-johnny so block them on that too for good measure.
As for as I notice, though, johnnysjetpack is the blog they use to send hate to people, so that’s the main one you should be wary of. Go ahead and report them to tumblr too, if you have time. That would do a great service to everyone.
Edit: Do not click the link to their blog. Someone has just told me that lots of porn ads pop up on their page, so do not go on their page especially if things like that trigger you. If you have ad block, then that should be fine (I do and that’s why I didn’t see any of that), but either way just steer clear because they’re vile.
#ferguson We know better. We know better than what corporate media tells us about our people.
1. When there’s a woman on the cover, she’s almost always with a man — or in a swimsuit.
When a woman is featured on the SI cover, she’s most often either in a swimsuit or accompanied by a man — like UConn’s Diana Taurasi with Emeka Okafor in 2003 or UNC’s Rashanda McCants with Tyler Hansbrough in 2008. Covers featuring actual female athletes by themselves are exceedingly rare, with only the U.S. gymnastics team (i2012) and Hope Solo (20011) getting the call in recent years.
A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society. Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.
Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:
I don’t know who any of these folks are.
They were tourists I presume.
But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.
"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."
There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.
The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”
One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.
There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”
"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’
I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.