I want to avoid the internet tomorrow so bad
I know that most of the blogs I follow on tumblr will be a mix of
- 4th of July blog special!
- OMG U BRITS R SO JELLY WE GOT INDEPENDENCE TEEHEE
- Look at teh pretty fireworks, u never have firework displays but we have the best so we’re gonna spam it everywhere wooo
- All x posted today will be America themed!
I didn’t see blogs doing Paddy’s Day specials, St. George’s Day specials, 17th May Specials.
I don’t give a flying fuck about America or its national day.
Oh jeez, I didn’t even realise the date. guess I’ll be taking a small Tumblr hiatus tomorrow.
I’ve got my tinfoil hat and flame-proof coat on already. Pointing out racism and idiocy is my business… And business is booming.
i really hate techno music.
The Hypocrisy of Pro-Choice and Gay Activists (by ChristopherEnoch)
“You support giving a woman a choice to open their legs”
Don’t watch this unless you enjoy studying hatemongers. I am not gonna lie. This makes me really uncomfortable.
“You support a system giving women lots of choices!”
Yes I do! Because we all should have a right to make decisions about our own bodies. We all should have that right.
“There are scientists that say serial killers were born that way!” Just like gay people say they were born that way.
He is comparing gay people to murderers!
Why is this guy so angry? I mean really?
Scares the crap out me…
"You say you’re against war, yet you are silent regarding the greatest, the biggest, most brutal war that this world has ever seen"
Except, y’know, the fetus isn’t up there with a kalashnikov, and the doctor isn’t arranging guerilla raids. Except it’s not a war at all, except for one between those who believe that a woman’s right to her body is greater than a zygote’s potential right to life.
And trying to claim that Abortion is somehow against the spirit of equal rights? Don’t make me laugh, because I might choke.
what the fuck is this shit
what is even going on i don’t
Looks like someone got jiggy with GTA San Andreas models… That scene looks familiar.
Harlem, New York City
Carlos Prío Socarrás was president of Cuba from 1948 until 1952, when he was deposed in a military coup d’état led by Fulgencio Batista. Prío committed suicide in Miami, Florida in 1977.
In 2004, 84-year-old Kenyan Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge became the oldest primary school pupil in the world. He said that the government’s announcement of universal and free elementary education in 2003 prompted him to enroll. A year later, he was elected head boy of his school.
In September 2005, Maruge boarded a plane for the first time in his life, and headed to New York City to address the UN Millennium Development Summit on the importance of free primary education. (via)
this makes me smile.
This warms my heart. Education is valuable.
"Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future."
Audre Lorde (via lunetlautre)
Trans* and non-binary folk expected to educate cis people…
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! — get those sparklers ready! What is everyone doing for the holiday? While you’re deciding…. have a look at vintage photos of Fourth of July Back in the Day.
Just putting this out there… I can’t say I’m a fan of this image in particular.
¿ quién fuma mais ? yo fumo mais, lio mais y fumo…
Pakistan demonstration in solidarity with Gaza
[Photo of Charlie, a chubby, short, white non-binary with short, curly ginger hair, and Stacey, a taller white non-binary with very short dark blonde hair, standing outside on a street in London at London Pride 2011. They both have blue eyes and are smiling at the camera. Stacey has hir arm around Charlie’s shoulders, and Charlie is leaning into hir. In the background are other people at pride, wearing various bright outfits and rainbow-themed clothes.]
Oh wow, you two are just the cutest!
“Too many darned fancy words!”
Probably because translating the sky-man into words gives you the option to speak in absolutes, rather than having to take into account, y’know, people who ARE NOT YOU.
TW: Discussion of rape, violence and victim-blamingBolding mine.
I’m going to add a word to that title.
There are no perfect accusers anymore.
Jill’s analysis here is good; but it is also incomplete. In the history of American rape trials and vigilante justice, there was a perfect accuser even if it only existed as a racist, classist construct.
She was cisgendered, heterosexual, and white. One word from her about her chastity (whether real or imagined), and whole towns could be burned down. Men would be lynched. Families would be destroyed.
There were also perfect victims: women of color, queer women, immigrant women, trans women, poor women. No amount of class mobility could protect them from rape, and no amount of purity could eradicate the marginalization inherent in their being.
Since the feminist movement, in which well-to-do white women have tried to move out of the locus of protection and into the locus of power, they only have recently began fully experiencing the breadth of what white men would do to protect themselves and their power. What slut walk would have protected Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s victim? Would enthusiastic consent have helped her here?
Highly fucking doubtful. And yet, a LOT of our rape conversations don’t get beyond a simple credibility and sexual promiscuity analysis.
You have to look at the HISTORY of rape accusations. A white woman who is a citizen cannot be raped under the threat of deportation. A heterosexual woman would never receive offers to be raped straight. Rich white women would not be considered fair game because they live in trailer parks or in predominantly poor, of color communities. The intersectionality that plays into who can be raped and who can be ignored is critical in how the media have portrayed this woman and have all but absolved Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Rape cases in America have not evolved from the he-said she-said investigations. You know what? Because for a long time, “that’s what she said” was enough when “she” was a white woman. And that is SO important here. You don’t think dog whistles aren’t sounding and relating this to the Duke lacrosse case or the Tawana Brawley case?
I’m not saying this post isn’t intelligently written. I’m saying it’s shallow because without including those very important contexts, it’s fucking naive.
I wish oil corporations were investigated with the same fervor and intensity as rape victims of high profile politicians.
Exactly. Perhaps she should read a bit of Ida B. Wells….
I also think it’s far to kind to say Jill is “naive”. There is no reason for her to be naive, and I don’t believe that she is. I think she’s just so damn privileged that it either didn’t occur to her that her analysis would be incomplete by ignoring these aspects, and/or that she willfully decided that it was okay to leave them out because they don’t speak to HER needs. Ya’ll need to stop giving the benefit of the doubt to people that keep fucking up in the same ways over and over AND HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE INFO TO DO BETTER over and over.
James Earl Jones reads excerpts from Frederick Douglass’ speech “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” (July 5, 1852).
Douglass’ full speech is here.
"Well, I am one who doesn’t believe in deluding myself. I’m not going to sit at your table and watch you eat, with nothing on my plate, and call myself a diner. Sitting at the table doesn’t make you a diner, unless you eat some of what’s on that plate. Being here in America doesn’t make you an American. Being born here in America doesn’t make you an American. Why, if birth made you American, you wouldn’t need any legislation; you wouldn’t need any amendments to the Constitution; you wouldn’t be faced with civil-rights filibustering in Washington, D.C., right now. They don’t have to pass civil-rights legislation to make a Polack an American.
No, I’m not an American. I’m one of the 22 million black people who are the victims of Americanism. One of the 22 million black people who are the victims of democracy, nothing but disguised hypocrisy. So, I’m not standing here speaking to you as an American, or a patriot, or a flag-saluter, or a flag-waver — no, not I. I’m speaking as a victim of this American system. And I see America through the eyes of the victim. I don’t see any American dream; I see an American nightmare."
The Ballot or the Bullet, 1964
Happy 4th of July
Oh man, the Oxfam book store in Glasgow is pretty awesome. I’ve had some real good hauls there.
Your name and username.
Where you’re from.
Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminium, GIF, Tumblr, Crackerjack, Doorknob, Envelope, GPOY.
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
Choose a book and read a passage from it.
Do you think you have an accent?
Be a wizard or a vampire?
Do you know anyone on Tumblr in real life?
Say any three words of your own choice
Part three in my series of drinking different energy drinks. This one is all about the verbosity and shit as I try a few different energy shots.