July 28, 2014

socialjusticeprincesses:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

feferi-captor:

get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.

please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.

It is safe to say that I will not be going to watch the weird gross whitewashing mess that is Exodous…

tell me its not racist to only cast people of color as servants and whites as all lead characters in a MOVIE SET IN AFRICA

I heard about this the other day and it’s honestly more fucked up than if they’d just whitewashed the whole cast

But no, POC people are allowed to exist…but they don’t get to be lead characters or heroes or anything they can just be the silent servants of the white main characters instead

SO MUCH HATE FOR THIS MOVIE

Finally, a Powerpoint post I can actually get behind.

Just… so many things wrong with this Exodus film, and whitewashing is just the beginning.

~Vanellope

July 27, 2014
quick guide on 'transphobia or not' made by a real trans guy and without social justice warriors yelling at you for no reason
NOT TRANSPHOBIA: uh sorry... you are attractive but i can't sleep with you. i am not attracted to that body part you have down there. honestly i was expecting the opposite set
IGNORANCE OR MILD TRANSPHOBIA: ugh i would never be attracted to any trans person they're all just unattractive to me for some reason you know
EXTREME TRANSPHOBIA: my wife was a DUDE jesus christ when i found out i almost wanted to kill it. when i'm thinking that i have been sleeping with it for 6 years i want to vomit. disgusting tranny
NOT TRANSPHOBIA: so character in our new movie is a trans woman who is too poor to transition so we're going to give that role to this good male actor
NOT TRANSPHOBIA: so character in our new movie is a trans woman who will be transitioning during movie but we did a research and there are no good trans actresses anywhere so we're going to find a male actor lecture him about transgender people and do it the best as we can
IGNORANCE: uh ok we have a trans character in this movie let's find someone who's going to play this creature. uh wot u mean by 'there is that one trans actress available and she's pretty good' i think that one guy will be much better with enough make up on his face
PRETTY MUCH TRANSPHOBIA: so here's the movie about that one trans activist or whatever she transitioned years ago and she could be easily played by female actress but let's give this role to a man anyway
EXTREME TRANSPHOBIA: ok let's make this new episode it will be titled 'Quagmire's dad'...
July 27, 2014

thempress:

People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers”  your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

(via can-u-not-my-wayward-son)

July 27, 2014
Petition to Stop condoning and ignoring the genital mutilation of boys

(Source: feminismisahatemovement)

July 27, 2014

baronvonhammersmash:

dirtybetanerd:

kedreeva:

8bitrevolver:

This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.

A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!

Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.

All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.

Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!

Let me tell to you a thing.

This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.

She was perfect.

But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.

I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.

A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”

They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.

This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”

I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”

Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.

So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.

FUCKING IMPORTANT

THIS POST MAKES ME SO SAD, I JUST WANT TO HUG ALL THE KITTIES ;-;

(via toenail-fister)

July 27, 2014

purusanimi said: So today I was feeling really nice because I got my hair done and on my way out, this guy STARED at me and gave me this odd look whilst biting his lip. I told my mom it creeped me out and her response was "Don't let it. A man staring at you means he thinks you look good enough to be stared at. It's a compliment." I told her "I don't want men looking at me like an object." and she simply laughed at me, telling me how stupid that was. Felt I should share that.

mr-cappadocia:

misandry-mermaid:

Next time your mom makes a meal for herself, sneak over, steal it, eat it all, and run away.  When she complains, tell her that you stealing and eating her food just means that she made something tasty enough to make you want to eat all of it, and she should take it as a compliment of her culinary skills.

A guy looked at me (I think) and I flipped the fuck out and my mother explained that I was being weird so I went online and talked to this other woman who explained (validated me) that men who look at me are really just raping me with their minds so my insane paranoia isn’t paranoia at all. Not at all. Not even a little. No for real. You have to believe me!

July 27, 2014

(Source: youtube.com, via poppypicklesticks)

July 26, 2014

keijis-dick:

typette:

isaia:

voyeurhour:

erasure of Asian people and characters is very deep rooted in American media and goes all the way back to conception—don’t let it persist!

Important even when you’re excited about this movie!

good points, but please for the love of god, realize that the original marvel comic was a fucking horrible racist disaster of the most unacceptable calibre that rode on the tail ends of the 90s ninja craze and the budding 00s anime craze. 

I still have no idea why Disney chose to adapt this MASSACRE of a comic book series to film, but what I have heard is that they’ve cherry picked the best parts of it and created something great from what was absolute dregs before.

And honestly I think a movie portraying a much, much more racially diverse -even if it is fictional- world, where everyone lives unquestionably together and showing what that might just be like, is a pretty good goddamn thing that I think could stand to be shown and portrayed to kids of this generation. You aren’t seeing the white kids appropriating anybody’s culture, you’re seeing a bunch of kids who are friends and race is not a divisive factor between them. I sort of think, in media, portraying/normalizing these sorts of things is really important and I think that is what BH6 is doing here: normalizing these sorts of situations. 

When I say “normalize”, I mean, in media, and especially media for impressionable children, things that could be anything from diverse/inclusive groups of people from different races, to things like different genders, or different body types, being shown as “normal.” You put them on screen and tell a kid “this is normal.” and this can be shown in a way to goad children into doing what advertisers/media producers want, but it can also be used as a force of good. It’s about time we start using this media influence to spread stuff like this, instead of “buy this toy, wear this type of clothes, girls behave this way and boys have to do this or they aren’t normal”.

baby steps, man. There was a shitstorm when Laika released a movie with an openly gay character. But when they did the same thing a year after for the Boxtrolls, only the stupid old people got pissy about it. See? It’s starting to become normalized. 

In the future I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s now easier for more diverse casts to exist, not just because it’s now been done once, but because the people, like me, who work in production, can point to things like this and say “see? They did it in Paranorman, the world didn’t explode. It’ll be fine.” or “see? the movie didn’t have to change for a bunch of different races to fit in fine. It’s not a big deal.” It’s been normalized. Somebody has to set a precedent. Wouldn’t it be great if shows were as diverse as this, not because they had some sort of agenda to, but just because that’s… yknow, normal?

(Source: shoorm, via disneyvillainsforjustice)

July 26, 2014
dnotive:

fluthermucken-the-muffin-man:

official-be-real:

fluthermucken-the-muffin-man:

official-be-real:

imminentdeathsyndrome:

Jezebel praises some dumb feminist that lives in Minneapolis, MN for filming so-called encounters with street harassers.
In this one she harasses these guys because she overheard one guy say to his friend “Minnesota chicks are hot” as he walked by. Is this what passes for street harassment nowadays? [video]
In one video she berates two men because they were looking at her for too long. I guess a 3 second stare is considered street harassment. [video]
In another she approaches a man who says that he’s on dope and addicted to heroin. He said that he smelled her and that he’s a wolf. Y’know, crazy shit a junkie would say. [video]
In this one she takes offense to a man who merely says “you’re pretty” as she’s walking by. How the hell is that harassment? What, because she doesn’t want certain people to talk to her? Welcome to the United States where people are allowed to talk to other people without written consent, you stupid twat. Poor Umar, I don’t think she’s gonna call you bro but she’s more than willing to put your phone number on blast. [video]
If you watch her other videos you can tell exactly what she’s doing. She walks around the downtown metropolitan area waiting to capture what is usually black men who appear to be homeless with some kind of disorder saying rude things to her — or just talking to her without her written, enthusiastic consent. In fact, out of the 14 videos she has uploaded, 9 of them feature black men. Go figure that she would target these people because if you’ve ever met a homeless person they are often times very ill mannered usually due to living on the street for an extended period of time, having a history of mental illness, a traumatic brain injury, and/or alcohol and drug additions.
According to a 2012 statewide Minnesota study on the homeless, 54% are black in the metro area where she films these encounters. Of the long-term homeless, 60% of adults have a serious mental illness, 26% have a substance abuse disorder diagnosis, 61% of homeless men have been incarcerated, and 34% of homeless adults report a cognitive impairment (confusion, memory issues, or indecisiveness to the point that it interferes with daily activities). An article from 2013 states that the homeless problem is getting worse in Minnesota despite a better economy. 
It appears that she is most likely exploiting homeless men with possible mental illnesses and/or substance abuse problems in the metro area to make it seem as if street harassment is a huge issue. It isn’t. The real issue is the homeless problem in downtown Minneapolis and the dismissal of people with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems.
But don’t pay any attention to that, cat calling is a national emergency because how dare anyone say anything to them that they don’t like! OPPRESHUN!!!
I have to wonder though how long it took her to get 14 filmed encounters since she uploaded her first video a week ago. Many of them don’t even qualify for harassment, just rudeness or her exaggerating the situation by making something out of nothing. That’s femtards for ya!

that is one disturbed lady.. What a bitch..Does she have a job? Who has time to just wander around downtown??

Her… “Job”… Is to harass men and bitch about it online claiming it’s “Oppression”

Shhiiiiiit, she’s not even good at it! Did she even try to catch the horribly oppressive men on public transportation?

I wouldn’t doubt she tried but only saw women with their purses on the seats beside them telling off people wanting to sit down, and EVERYONE knows THAT’S an okay thing to do.

I would like to point out that, watching the videos linked in this post, these were taken between 8th and 9th streets on Nicollet mall.
Not only is this a heavy thoroughfare for pedestrian traffic (the road is off-limits to cars, except for taxis, city buses, and emergency vehicles,) but it is three blocks away from a homeless shelter.
If your MO were to target homeless, mentally unstable persons of color, this would be the place to do it.
I worked downtown for almost 3 years, parked in the very building this woman repeatedly walks past, and walked this street nearly every day as a result.

dnotive:

fluthermucken-the-muffin-man:

official-be-real:

fluthermucken-the-muffin-man:

official-be-real:

imminentdeathsyndrome:

Jezebel praises some dumb feminist that lives in Minneapolis, MN for filming so-called encounters with street harassers.

In this one she harasses these guys because she overheard one guy say to his friend “Minnesota chicks are hot” as he walked by. Is this what passes for street harassment nowadays? [video]

In one video she berates two men because they were looking at her for too long. I guess a 3 second stare is considered street harassment. [video]

In another she approaches a man who says that he’s on dope and addicted to heroin. He said that he smelled her and that he’s a wolf. Y’know, crazy shit a junkie would say. [video]

In this one she takes offense to a man who merely says “you’re pretty” as she’s walking by. How the hell is that harassment? What, because she doesn’t want certain people to talk to her? Welcome to the United States where people are allowed to talk to other people without written consent, you stupid twat. Poor Umar, I don’t think she’s gonna call you bro but she’s more than willing to put your phone number on blast. [video]

If you watch her other videos you can tell exactly what she’s doing. She walks around the downtown metropolitan area waiting to capture what is usually black men who appear to be homeless with some kind of disorder saying rude things to her — or just talking to her without her written, enthusiastic consent. In fact, out of the 14 videos she has uploaded, 9 of them feature black men. Go figure that she would target these people because if you’ve ever met a homeless person they are often times very ill mannered usually due to living on the street for an extended period of time, having a history of mental illness, a traumatic brain injury, and/or alcohol and drug additions.

According to a 2012 statewide Minnesota study on the homeless, 54% are black in the metro area where she films these encounters. Of the long-term homeless, 60% of adults have a serious mental illness, 26% have a substance abuse disorder diagnosis, 61% of homeless men have been incarcerated, and 34% of homeless adults report a cognitive impairment (confusion, memory issues, or indecisiveness to the point that it interferes with daily activities). An article from 2013 states that the homeless problem is getting worse in Minnesota despite a better economy

It appears that she is most likely exploiting homeless men with possible mental illnesses and/or substance abuse problems in the metro area to make it seem as if street harassment is a huge issue. It isn’t. The real issue is the homeless problem in downtown Minneapolis and the dismissal of people with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems.

But don’t pay any attention to that, cat calling is a national emergency because how dare anyone say anything to them that they don’t like! OPPRESHUN!!!

I have to wonder though how long it took her to get 14 filmed encounters since she uploaded her first video a week ago. Many of them don’t even qualify for harassment, just rudeness or her exaggerating the situation by making something out of nothing. That’s femtards for ya!

that is one disturbed lady.. What a bitch..
Does she have a job? Who has time to just wander around downtown??

Her… “Job”… Is to harass men and bitch about it online claiming it’s “Oppression”

Shhiiiiiit, she’s not even good at it!
Did she even try to catch the horribly oppressive men on public transportation?

I wouldn’t doubt she tried but only saw women with their purses on the seats beside them telling off people wanting to sit down, and EVERYONE knows THAT’S an okay thing to do.

I would like to point out that, watching the videos linked in this post, these were taken between 8th and 9th streets on Nicollet mall.

Not only is this a heavy thoroughfare for pedestrian traffic (the road is off-limits to cars, except for taxis, city buses, and emergency vehicles,) but it is three blocks away from a homeless shelter.

If your MO were to target homeless, mentally unstable persons of color, this would be the place to do it.

I worked downtown for almost 3 years, parked in the very building this woman repeatedly walks past, and walked this street nearly every day as a result.

(via disneyvillainsforjustice)

July 26, 2014

fightingforanimals:

A woman woke up on Monday 21st July and went to her stable to find that somebody had terrorised her four year old horse and vandalised his stall.

Dusty was spray painted with an ‘R’ symbol on his side, as was the door of his stall. He also had his mane, forelock and tail roughly hacked off. 

Thankfully he otherwise seems unhamed, if not very shaken up by his ordeal. Lisa suffers from PTSD, and Dusty helped her to overcome her nightmares. 

Has anyone in Wayne County seen this ‘MARK’ ? Anyone that rides horses in Williamson especially. Obviously it could mean many things. We need to know if you have seen this ‘MARK’ and where.

If anybody has any infomation, please contact the New York State Police.

You can also view a news report on the incident here.

(via real-justice-waluigi)

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